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To a certain little bald man who likes a fat girlfriend: It seems like you’re trying to play daddy to that fat girl’s child. You like to hide yourself behind that mask, but everybody knows what kind of ugly person you really are.

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About two weeks ago someone was making a comment about my pastor. Yes, the church is closed down. Yes, he does read verses but he also preaches on them. And whoever made that comment doesn’t have to come back to our church. We’re not going to miss you.

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People in Letcher County can lie and get by with whatever they want. They can draw food stamps and file for income taxes and get away with it.

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To all you good and wonderful people out there, especially the Christians: Concerning these people demanding their Second Amendment ‘rights,’ God has one of the first amendments, and that is to love thy neighbor. So if you are hell-bent on going to church and socializing you are not loving your neighbor. The law of God overrules the law of man, and it should rule your heart and mine. Love thy neighbor and stay at home. Hopefully things will get better. If I had the coronavirus I sure wouldn’t want to go out and give it to my neighbor. I love my neighbor. Thank you, Speak Your Piece, and everybody else out there.

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Some members of my family got that $1,200 from the government — him and her, so that’s $2,400. You know what they did with it? They spent $1,600 of it on their cat’s medical bill after it got hit by a car. People, that is not nice.

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I really hope that after this storm, Letcher County executives can address the tree issue along Highway 7 and the blacktop issue along Highway 7 in Letcher County. It is just ridiculous to try to drive up and down this road.

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We have pine wood to give away free of charge. Anyone who wants it is welcome to it. All they have to do is come and get it. 634-0186.

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Our churches are down and closed and there’s nothing anybody can do about it until this virus threat is over with. If I were some of these people who say they are Christians, I believe I would watch my mouth. The Lord is looking at you. He is taking everything you say down. We go to church. Some people are good, some are bad apples. The bad apples should keep their mouths shut, because they don’t know what they are talking about. The really need to go back to their altar again and get straightened out instead of throwing off on the preachers.

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What is the first gift that God gave you when you got saved? The first gift He gave me was love for everyone, even to my enemies. But for some reason, people don’t use the Lord the way they should use Him. They want to judge and talk. They don’t need to be talking, they need to be praying. We are going through terrible times and we need to all bond together. I pray the Lord stands by us all, my family and yours.

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You would think that with all that’s going on in the state of Kentucky and the rest of the country that the Republicans in the legislature would have more important things to do than taking away people’s right to vote. Remember in November.

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To certain people in Pine Creek who let their children get out and rip and tear up the road like heathens: One, four-wheelers aren’t supposed to be flying around curves and running over top of people. Keep him at the mouth of the hollow and you won’t have to worry about this. Two, the motorcycle riders needs to keep his hind-end back in the head of the hollow, not on county roads. And maybe child services need to be called on the children riding side-by-sides. I will have the law here night and day until they resolve this issue. Thank you and have a good day. Raise your children right and you won’t have to worry about them being heathens. That’s what I have to say about that.

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Us poor people won’t get a penny of this money Donald Trump says he is sending to us. It just goes to show you can’t believe a word these politicians say. Donald Trump lied to get himself elected president. He even tricked me into voting for him. Politicians don’t care about us poor people, they only care about the rich people.

To the man in Upper Bottom who has taken to wearing no pants: What’s got into you? Do you think fancy cars and fancy women make it okay to display your dangly bits on the front porch? For shame.

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I went on my porch the other day and saw a fellow get on a ladder. He had a tarpaulin and was going to cover his camper. He climbed up there and then headed down off that sonof a-gun. You talk about bouncing; he bounced off the ground after a body slam. It felt like an earthquake. It was all I could do to keep from laughing out loud and hurting this boy’s feelings. Fellows his size don’t need to be getting off the ground on a ladder.

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Just a little factoid: In 2014, President Obama warned the nation this kind of pandemic could happen. Susan Rice, the former UN ambassador under Obama, opened an office in the National Security Agency in the White House to study pandemics and begin preparing to meet the need for medical supplies. In 2018, Trump disbanded all of this and closed the office Obama and Susan Rice had opened. Trump now claims he had nothing to work with when this pandemic came. All you voting Republicans look it up and then think about who you will vote to elect as president this year — if you live that long.

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The media keep praising Dr. Fauci, but in late January he was the one who said it was no danger to New York and was no more than the common flu.

(The report you are quoting from appeared April 3 on the website RealClear Politics, but has since been widely debunked because the author took Dr. Fauci’s comments out of context.)

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I believe Joe Biden believes that China is the answer to all the world’s problems.

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The real contagion is misinformation and ignorance. And Faux News is the transmission vehicle.

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For the first time in recorded history, Christian churches around the world were closed on Easter because of the coronavirus that developed in China, either intentionally or by accident. In any case, it came from a country that is intolerant to the Christian faith. According to Biblical teachings, men are responsible for the spiritual condition of their households. In Joshua 24:15, he said, ‘choose you this day whom ye will serve. … As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.’ Now, regardless of your choice, troubles will come. If you choose to serve the Lord, it is written in the Bible 365 times ‘do not fear.’ Amen.

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Well, we’re all sitting around listening to our ‘Governor Andy’ at 5 and a lot of us are waiting on that count — how many people are infected and how many people have died this day because of the coronavirus. After this I want our governor to come on the radio and TV and say this many people were killed in a car wreck. Maybe that will draw attention to all the people who are killed in car crashes. Getting information out there can only be a good thing.

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Because President Trump wanted his name on the stimulus checks it will slow the time in which at least 75 million people will get their stimulus checks by three to five days. And this just so he can put his signature over on the memo side of the check. Isn’t this silly?

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No matter what they say, good or bad, Speak Your Piece in The Mountain Eagle has been a service to the community. As much as I understood the feelings of people, I did not know how much I think it is a vital source during these times. The comment I want to make is simple: You can hate the sin but love the sinner. Politicians and preachers may take umbrage in that statement. At this point in my life I would like to make some points: One, you will be judged if your heart doesn’t do it; two, salvation is never in your hands; three, grace is all you can hope for and all that you can give.

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This message is for people who steal, who cheat, who lie, and who cover up, but go to church and say they are Christians: The Bible says we can’t serve two masters. We have to choose one or the other. They do all of this and blame others for it. They even go on record blaming other people for their mistakes. God said we have to correct our own mistakes. We have to tell people if we did wrong and we have to pay back for what we did wrong. We ask God’s forgiveness and then He forgives us. There are no secrets in Heaven; God knows all things. If you want to go to Heaven you have to confess those sins and tell the people you were wrong.

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What happened to the story, ‘Storm cuts power to over 5,600 homes here’ that was supposed to be continued on Page 17. Just curious.

(The rest of that story did appear on Page 17, which was the very back page of the April 15 edition. We apologize if we made it confusing.)

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I see Democrats are showing still pictures of Joe Biden and his new endorsements he is getting. That to me is a good move, because you don’t want him speaking if you can help it. Lord knows what’s going to happen when he opens his mouth.

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Lord have mercy, I wish they would hurry up and get this TV line fixed. I miss my television so bad. I know they are working really hard on it, but it’s lonesome here, too, without my TV. Thank you.

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I heard that an 85-year-old man at Johnson’s Fork got married again the other day. I wish him the best of luck in this world.

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To the Letcher County judge/executive: Judge, we have a litter warden who goes around citing people. I have a complaint about this — your garbage trucks. Your big garbage truck pulls up and lets the little trucks dump into it. When they get ready to leave, whatever fell on the ground is left on the ground. If you’re going to write us tickets, you need to start writing tickets to your own truck drivers or make them clean their own mess up. We need the litter warden to start following the trucks around and writing them citations. I’m going to start taking pictures. Start cleaning up after yourselves at your dumping spots.

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This COVID-19 thing may have slowed things down everywhere else, but over in Harlan County I don’t think the people are taking it seriously, according to the traffic. I’ve never seen so much traffic in my life. The stores that are open are full of people.

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To the direct-hotline-to-God doubter: I’m not a priest, rabbi, pastor or preacher. I don’t have Google, Facebook or Twitter. I don’t own a computer. But I do have a direct hotline to God through His son Jesus Christ. You too can have the same. Now read John 3:16, Romans 10:9-10, Ephesians 2:7-9 and you will realize that you also have a direct hotline to God. Try it. What do you have to lose?

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The Republican Party has always stood for states’ rights. Trump is making a mockery of the Republican Party. He’s used the Republicans to push an authoritarian government, with him as our dear leader.

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This is for the Letcher County officials: We have been out of water since Monday, April 13. First we were out of power and now we’re out of water while we’re going through this coronavirus threat. What are we supposed to do?

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Isn’t that the silliest thing you ever heard — holding up those stimulus checks three or four days because Trump wanted his name on them? Nobody is worried about his signature; they need the money. Trump wants everybody to think he’s giving that money out so they will vote for him. I just hope people are smart enough this time around not to vote for him.

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Donald Trump’s friends and big business took all the stimulus money and now they act like they want more money for the small businesses. Nancy Pelosi wants to give the small businesses and the hospitals money, but Donald Trump doesn’t want to give the hospitals money. I would rather see the hospitals get money than see Donald Trump’s friends get more money.

. Trump says China lied to him about the virus. China lies and we know they lied. That’s the reason we had the CIA and intelligence. If Trump had listened to our intelligence and the CIA we wouldn’t be in this position. He listened to China because China’s leaders are his good friends.

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A lot of folks these days seem to engage in what I call magical thinking. For example, believing in things that are strictly imaginary and have no basis in actual reality or even common sense. One example of magical thinking is when various religions promote the idea that after a person dies, their so-called ‘soul’ is somehow lifted up to a place called ‘Heaven’ or else thrown down into some fiery torture-chamber called ‘Hell’. In each imaginary place, the person exists ‘forever’ on a perpetual hamster-wheel that never ends, even after multiple trillions of years. Everyday common sense will tell you that this is a total fairy tale, with no basis in logic or rational thought. But religious leaders parrot these same tired old imaginary tales year in and year out, all to placate the followers’ fear of the ultimate end of their physical body — death. This also keeps the monetary donations filling the coffers.

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Yet again, Speak Your Piece is full of Trump-lovers spewing their wanna-be fuehrer’s propaganda. Nobody is that utterly, irredeemably idiotic by accident. The American people need to wake up and drive every last one of these treasonous MAGA types out of this country, one way or another, no exceptions, no arguments, no more second chances, and no more discussion.

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Gas is lower than it’s been in years. So in an effort to help his billionaire friends Trump calls on his Russian and Saudi Arabian friends to stop production and artificially raise prices.

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It’s really a smack in the face to the essential workers making minimum wage when people are getting an extra $600 on their unemployment. Most people are drawing more than double what they did working.

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The governor has no right to try to close churches. They used to cry about separation of church and state when they didn’t want our little Christian children to go to their public schools. Jesus is the head of the church, not the governor. There are people in hospitals that need men of God to visit them and lay their hands on them and rebuke that virus in Jesus’s name and it has to leave. The hospitals can’t heal you but Jesus can. The governor needs to stop harassing God’s people. He claims to go to church. He should know that Jesus heals. People are dying and going to eternal hell because they won’t repent of their sins. Read James 5:14-15.

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Why would any party — Democrat, Republican or Independent — vote against a photo ID at election polls? It does not discriminate against any race, color or being poor. No one shouts discrimination when they are asked to show photo ID to pay for a cell phone or at a doctor’s office or other places that ask for ID. Democrats want no photo ID to continue their criminal activities with Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff. Being poor is no excuse.

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By not showing a photo ID, does the Democrat Party want Mexicans to cross the border to vote and what about all the illegal immigrants in the United States? Should they have a right to vote?

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