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I would like to make a comment about the four-wheelers and side-by-sides. Me and my wife left home to go to Jenkins on Saturday and there was nothing on the road but side-by-sides and four-wheelers on the road. These things don’t even have tires that are legal to be on the road and they don’t have turn signals. I just don’t know what the people are going to do. They aggravate the elderly people. Let’s get rid of these things from the highway. They don’t have insurance and they don’t have license tags.

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It’s amazing how President Donald Trump started handing out these stimulus payments to all people, but a lot of people still haven’t gotten theirs. A lot of us have been waiting almost three months and still have nothing. It just goes to show you can’t believe the word of a politician. All they do is lie. I have learned my lesson about voting for people like Donald Trump. You can’t believe a word he says.

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You know what ? I thought I hated you before, but when my little granddaughter came up from Florida to visit us and all the mean things you said about me in front of her, you are the most evil person I have ever known in my life. I hear you have cancer. I hate to say this, but I hope you die a horrible death you evil person you. You married seven times and you were mean to every one of them. You know what? You will pay for everything you did to every one of us women — and their kids, probably. How dare you judge anybody.

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To a certain person who stole from me in broad daylight: I know where you are shacking up in Linefork. You think you’re going to get away with it but you are wrong. The U.S. marshals know all about you. Everybody knows you are a thief.

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I saw where they had another normal weekend up there in Chicago. They only killed 10 and wounded 38. You know, that’s a Democrat-run town. It can be stopped, but for whatever reason they can’t. I hate it — I hate it for Chicago there for sure. But that’s a normal weekend for them. Thank you.

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I was hoping that Speak Your Piece or someone reading this could help me. I have contacted the lady at the road department several times about cases of neglected and abused animals and it does no good. The police don’t care here in Jenkins. I was wondering if there’s anybody else I can report this to. If anybody knows who I can contact, these dogs need help very badly.

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I would like to commend the Letcher County Tourism Commission for developing the lovely Tanglewood Trail. I always see people walking by on it, enjoying a nice evening stroll. Sadly, there’s a guy who runs a dirt bike in the Upper Bottom, flying through the neighborhood and this walking trail. Even more sadly, after contacting the police several times nothing is done about it. So I don’t know what to do. I’m scared to even walk my dog on the trail because of this maniac dirt bike rider who probably lives in the Upper Bottom. Maybe somebody will help.

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Could someone in the White House please give Trump a copy of the Constitution that shows what he is to do as president, not just what he wants to do? I doubt he even knows what’s in the Constitution. As usual, Trump shut down the flights to Brazil too late, like he waited 40 days to close the China flights. Trump is the epitome of stupidity. All of his tweets are disgusting. If he has 80 million Twitter followers there should be about a thousand here in Letcher County. Why don’t you send him a picture of Speak Your Piece and let him know what some people think of him? Maybe he will blow a brain gasket over it and we won’t have to put up with such a president. On a scale of one to 10, Trump is a total zero.

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That gray-haired granny in the double-wide trailer in Neon really thought she had my man. You broke up my home back in November, baldy.

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Here’s an update on the madman dirt bike rider on the Tanglewood Trail in the Upper Bottom: I just called the police on him, but no one answers the phone at the city police department. So do what you want to in Whitesburg. Nobody cares. There are no laws. There are no rules.

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Did you see what they did to that black man in Minnesota — holding him down and killing him in cold blood. I’ve always been on the side of the police and did some of that work myself, but I’ll tell you one thing — somebody should have picked a brick up and knocked that white piece of trash off that man. That is awful to kill a man in cold blood, and it was done in front of a whole bunch of people. Are they going to use this for training films? I hope that family sues these people for everything they’ve got. No wonder the majority of the black people hate the police departments. It’s sad to say, but I begin to dislike them myself when they do things like this. God bless America.

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To a certain caller: I am one of the old timers who survived and resent your comment in Speak Your Piece. I served in the U.S. Army under two presidents — Kennedy and Johnson. Reality star or not, President Trump is the only president since Franklin D. Roosevelt who is qualified and has the intestinal fortitude to be both commander-in-chief of the U.S. Armed Forces and commander-in-chief of the United States. It’s okay to duck and cover, but you have to crawl out of the bunker to win a war. Comments like yours make me wonder why I served at all. Thank you.

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I see where that treasonous orange man just had a hissy fit because social media fact-checked him. Wow. With over 100,000 deaths from COVID-19 you would think the 73-year-old baby would have something better to do like — I don’t know — try to take my health care from me. He’s truly a sick person. Go Biden.

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I just want the family to know that I am really hurt over the death of Gary ‘Red Fuzz’ Gentry. I really thought the world of him. It just goes to show how easy you can be killed, especially on a piece of heavy equipment. At least he died doing what he loved to do, and that was working. God rest his soul and God bless his family.

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Could someone please give me the telephone number of someone in Frankfort or somewhere who is over the septic systems? The guy we have in Letcher County makes you put in more than you should have to put in if he gets upset. I just don’t think one person should have that much say. I can see doing things right — and we’re trying to do right — but we need help. We need two people to come out and make a decision.

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This is for a girl over in the Jackhorn area: How in the world do you put up with that big fat tub of grease you’re living with? Lady, you’re a beautiful woman. Why don’t you run that piece of garbage off? He’s never going to be any good and you know that.

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This for the guy in Jackhorn — the big old tub of grease: I’m going to take your wife away from you, you big punk. Me and her had a little round once before. This time I’m going to take her, and I’m also going to take the toe of my boot and put it where the sun doesn’t shine.

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Today’s Appalshop is being overrun by a bunch of young carpetbaggers. They don’t even listen to the Appalshop radio station and they don’t even stay in Whitesburg any more than they have to. We need some people who are interested in Appalachia to be in Appalshop.

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To all you forkedtongued people out there putting Donald Trump down: How many of you cashed that $1,200 check. If you were so against Trump you would not have cashed that check. So it just shows what a bunch of filthy hypocrites you are. Have a nice day.

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To all you young men and women out there driving those big trucks: I know you get tired of it, but someday when you get old like me you will miss it. I drove a truck all my life and now I’m 71 and disabled. I miss hearing an old Mack 800 start-up on a cold winter morning. I miss the smell of diesel smoke. I miss the feel of a heavy load and talking to my friends on the CB. I wish I was up in Maine in a Kenworth W900 this morning with a load of potatoes going to Los Angeles with a deadline to meet. God bless truck drivers everywhere. I miss it and wish I could still do it. Maybe someday I’ll get to drive one up in heaven. Thank you.

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Wow, over 100,000 dead and rising. We’re number one. This is Making America Great Again.

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Just one more thing about missing the truck driving: Many years ago I got a job driving for Lee Gentry, hauling coal off my first strip job for Jim Hogg down on 1103. I started off that hill that morning and it was raining on that old yellow mud road. I was scared to death because I knew what was going to happen. I started down that big long hill and she cut loose and started sliding. The wheels never turned all the way to the bottom, and at the bottom was a creek. When I hit the creek I was going so fast it splashed the creek dry and drove my head plumb through my rear-end. And I’m not kidding. They can’t teach you stuff like that in the truck driver training schools. You have to learn yourself.

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In reference to the lady having trouble with her married mother running around: She wants to be over here really bad, but we don’t want her over here since she already got married over there. Tell her to go back to her present husband for her personal benefits he is responsible for and maybe that will slow her down, which I doubt. This must be her fourth or fifth marriage. She sure gets around to be that old and a runaround married woman, too.

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So sorry to read and hear of Ann Gish’s death. The Gish family has certainly given us a real treasure in The Mountain Eagle. It’s a treasure taken for granted too often, because an honest local paper is a rare thing. Thank you.

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People who receive the government’s stimulus checks should thank Congress. The only signature on the check that has any authority is the Secretary of Treasury’s. The checks were actually held up so Donald Trump’s name could be placed on it so that it would appear it came from him personally. The only thing Trump contributed was signing the bill that gave us the stimulus checks, so thank Congress for your check. They are the ones who provided it.

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Some of you are so negative about the president. Get your facts straight. If people didn’t suffer from the Pied Piper Effect and follow all the lies about the president and repeat them as the truth they would know they were being manipulated. Trump’s words are being misstated and I have feeling the truth about the Democrat Party will come out through these investigations.

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I was a lifelong Democrat until the last election. Look how prosperous we have been since Trump became president. We can have this again as soon as they clean up the swamp in Washington. I have always known how the Democrat Party gets control. They give away all the freebies and in return the people are beholden to them when they run for office. Remember the War on Poverty? All it taught the people was to be lazy with ambition or work ethics, just gimme gimme gimme one generation after another.

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Mitch McConnell isn’t worried about the state of Kentucky and the services people in eastern Kentucky and western Kentucky get. All he’s worried about is the services millionaires, billionaires and their lobbyists get in Washington. All he worries about is the rich people in Washington. He doesn’t care about Kentucky.

Hats off to San Antonio Spurs head coach Greg Popovich for having the intestinal fortitude to tell the truth about how Senator Mitch McConnell controls President Donald Trump. Popovich says McConnell is the person who ‘really runs the country,’ adding that ‘McConnell has destroyed and degraded our judicial system. He has tried to destroy health care. He’s destroyed the environment. He’s the master and Trump’s the stooge, and what’s funny is that Trump doesn’t even know it.’

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If you’re not living on the edge you’re taking up too much space. It’s not where you are, it’s where your head is.

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They’ve ended up arresting thousands of people because they tried to avoid arresting four of their own. This is Trump’s America.

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Wow, a pandemic, a recession, and violent protests all at once. This is MAGA.

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It took Trump one day to announce an executive order because he was upset Twitter called him out on his lies. It took him nearly three months to order PPE to help fight coronavirus.

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Remember when President Obama sang Amazing Grace in Charleston? When will we see the current president do the same for all the people who have died from

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Lately I’ve been wondering why many folks continue to view God as a male. As a man, I used to believe that way myself. But nowadays I make an attempt to think for myself, looking at differing points of view. Often the usual answer is: ‘That’s what it says in the Bible’. While the Bible could possibly be literally true, it often doesn’t pass the test of logic and common sense. For instance, males seem be a large majority of the characters in the Bible: God, Jesus, Moses, Joseph, the Apostles, Daniel, Job, Lot, Jonah, etc. The small minority of women characters include Mary, Mary Magdalene, Ruth, Naomi, and others. I’m not a Biblical scholar, but it seems to me that the Old and New Testaments of the Bible were written from a very male-centric perspective. Interestingly, most religions today seem to view females as inadequate to hold the position of pastors, deacons, priests, cardinals, pope, etc. It’s pretty obvious that males throughout history have rigged the religion game very heavily in their favor. Even poor ‘Eve’ in the Biblical Book of Genesis gets a raw deal. After having been created by God as a female, she then gets the total blame for buying into a Satanic snake’s crazy story. ‘Adam’, being a male, naturally gets absolved of any responsibility in the matter. That entire Biblical account seems intended to illustrate that males are innately superior to females. Please analyze my perspective for yourselves. Don’t just blindly believe things because they are written in a book.

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To the right wing Trump supporters: Nobody needs your permission or approval to say whatever we think about the traitor in the White House. And for all of you whining about how hurt you are that some people are trying to look out for your health, don’t worry; there are a lot more of us now that wish you’d just take your leader’s advice and chug a few quarts of Clorox. That would make America great again for real.

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In America, people are less angry when a policeman kneels on a black man’s neck than when a black football player kneels to protest it.

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What happened to George Floyd is a national disgrace, but there is no excuse for the looting and burning the younger people are doing in the name of protest. I support the peaceful protesters, but I hope the police and National Guard take whatever steps are necessary to stop the looting and the burning. The scum who are committing the crimes in the name of Mr. Floyd could not care less about what happened to him. They are out on the streets for the sole reason of stealing and burning and trying to cause a race war. They also represent both the far right and the far left.

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What’s on my mind is how sad it is that being in the middle politically has become such a lonely place. If we don’t get back to moderation we are going to lose our country. If any of you really believe that Donald Trump or Nancy Pelosi give one hoot about your best interests you are crazy.

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1 Corinthians 11:11 it reads: ‘Neither is the man without the woman, neither the woman without the man in the Lord.’ Nowhere does it say that a marriage should end at death. We were married according to the laws of the state we got married in. Only in the temples can your marriage be extended forever. Maybe you want to wait until the Savior comes then have it done. Something else, Corinthians 15:40, 41, and 42, there are three heavens, celestial, terrestrial, no name for the other heaven. Why should the Lord stop the virus? The churches should be the last to close and the first to open. Satan loves the churches staying closed. More next time. Oh, by the way, Jesus said, ‘Except a man (woman too) be born of water and the spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.’ They can be saved in the lower heaven without being born again. Good paper. Thanks.

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