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I live on Kentucky Highway 7, between Isom and the Perry County line. We have the most pitiful road conditions I have seen since I’ve been living in Letcher County, and I’m 61 years old. This is pitiful, absolutely pitiful. It’s a shame we can’t even get patching done with our tax dollars. Something needs to be done about this. It is absolutely destroying our cars. Besides, it is dangerous to travel on roads that are in such bad shape. Thank you.

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In response to the comment saying Jamie Hatton, our county attorney, won’t do anything for the people: Mr. Hatton has helped me over the past seven years on several occasions. He has always been kind, professional, and courteous. He’s a good family man and he has my vote for life. Thank you.

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Just being a jerk is not a legitimate reason for not wearing a mask.

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It’s amazing how a weirdo person runs around with a flashlight in one hand and a pistol in the other one making threats against people. Well, we’ve got one who lives right next door to us. She thinks she can get by with whatever she wants because she’s a woman. This person should have been locked up in the mental ward 10 years ago. If she keeps on pushing her luck she’s going to get there. Have a nice day.

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They say you can’t catch fish out of Rockhouse Creek here in Letcher County. Well, we know there’s a lot of garbage floating down that river. Most of it appears to be coming from the Twin Bridges area where people apparently are throwing it into the river so it can just float on down.

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The self-branded ultra-conservative George Will has always been associated with the most liberal newspaper in the country, The Washington Post, and provides commentary for NBC News and MSNBC, the most liberal television news organization in the U.S. He is anti-Donald Trump even though Trump is the only president who has operated the U.S. as the tremendous business giant it is rather than a political pawn for the Democrat Party and all liberal news media. Mitch McConnell represents almost 4.5 million people and has done more for Letcher, Harlan and Pike counties than anyone else in 75 years. He personally did nothing to harm the coal industry. We who instigated and tolerated the ravaging of our streams and lands with the ‘two-acre permits’ forced Congress to eliminate what we in Kentucky did not handle ourselves. The caller who was so highly critical of Mitch must be a Democrat. He and Hal Rogers have done more for eastern Kentucky than any other political persons ever. For instance, the new road and industrial site was $85 million; the road across Pine Mountain was built with $55 million they got for us; and the new 10-acre parking garage at the Pikeville hospital cost more than $120 million in funds Mitch and Hal got for us. Without any financial payback on our part, we hope to complete the federal project at Roxana with the $525 million they have secured for us, along with a possible $30 million for an airport at Isom. This is just a small part of what Mitch and Hal are responsible for, and much more could be tabulated.

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To a certain person: You’ve always had a big mouth. You’ve always been a liar and a thief, even down to your little fake limp you try to impress people with. The only place you’re disabled is in your mind.

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It’s time for Trump to quit blaming Obama for everything. He has now been president for three and one-half years. Anything in that time period is all on Trump — it’s his fault. If he had left the pandemic office open that Obama set up the virus wouldn’t have been anywhere near this bad. But no, he had to shut it all down, saying pandemic was never going to happen. And guess what happened?

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I think the Social Security board should go down to UZ and check out a few of the people there who are drawing disability but working every day.

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The truly sad thing is that smart phones and Facebook have allowed idiots to act like they are smart.

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I think it’s a shame these women go out here and take these other people’s babies and raise them like they are their kids. They are not their kids. When you lie down and have a baby then you call that child your kid and then you can raise it. Thanks.

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To a certain person: We see what you are up to again — using Facebook to show how stupid you are.

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What I am for is giving Portland, Seattle and Chicago more guns, more bullets and more drugs. They will cull themselves. Problem solved. Thank you.

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To the person who called in about the accident scene on U.S. 119 and made negative comments about the cop with the beard: I wonder if you would really care what someone’s face looked like if they showed up to help you after an accident. I think you need to find a bigger problem. Judging someone by their appearance is pretty low in my book. And I also think we all know who keeps calling in the complaints against the city cops. Get better. Quit being bitter.

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Thank you, Mr. President. God bless America. Thank you for getting what they call protests, which are actually riots, broken up. Maybe they’ll quit destroying property and murdering everybody. On these vaccine trials, shoot it to the prisoners and see if it’s doing anything. That beats just having them walk around outside. The prisoners would be glad to get a few days knocked off their sentence to try the vaccine. Anyway, that’s the way I look at it. We’re getting that wall built, Mr. President, and we’re making America great again. And smoke China and Russia, if that’s what it comes down to.

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To the person who criticized Andy Beshear for attending church and said people could not be a follower of Christ if they support Beshear or voted for Joe Biden for president because those men believe in a woman’s right to choose: But you will promote and vote for someone who lies, cheats, steals, curses, commits adultery, and divorces his wife if she’s not a perfect 10? And don’t forget it was your party — the Republican Party — that put the ones on the Supreme Court who legalized abortion in 1973 by a vote of seven to two. The only Democratic appointee on that court, Byron White, voted against Roe v. Wade. So what a hypocrite you are. See you Sunday morning. We both go to the same church. Thank you.

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Get you a lawyer, get you a surveyor, and I’m going to get one, too. And while you’re at it get yourself a psychiatrist. You’re still going to wind up with egg on your face. Bye.

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I think I’ve figured out why Mitch ‘The Abominable ‘No’ Man’ McConnell doesn’t want to help people during the pandemic and recession. He secretly realizes we’d be much better off with Biden than our current fake president. So, he’s making people mad at Republicans before the election. At the same time he is helping to leave a terrible economy for Biden so they can blame everything on the Democrats. This is called having your cake and eating it too. Moscow Mitch is one smart cookie.

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I’m getting tired of buying food that’s been stockpiled or something. We got eggs that were ruined, we got milk that was ruined, and we got crackers that weren’t fit to eat. This is happening at several places. I don’t know what’s happening, but food is being put out that’s not worth bringing home.

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Donald Trump’s spiritual advisor is the prosperity gospel preacher Paula White, who has been married three times. Donald Trump has also been married three times. I hope the people realize that Donald Trump doesn’t reflect the values or behavior of a true Christian. I don’t know anything about his opponent, but I do know I can’t stand four more years of Trump’s pseudo- Christianity. He carried a Bible but he doesn’t even know what Christian values are. There is no record of him repenting for any of his indiscretions.

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Concerning Black Lives Matter, white lives matter, too. You cannot blame the white people today for what other white people did years ago. We haven’t done anything to the people of today. God made everybody equal. Don’t strip from us when you don’t want stuff stripped from you. That’s the way I see it, and I’m not prejudiced at all. I’ll eat with you or you can eat with me, but enough is enough.

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I thoroughly enjoy reading The Mountain Eagle every week, especially the ‘Speak Your Piece’ page. I’d like to thank the newspaper’s owners, editors, reporters, and staff members for providing me and my friends with many enjoyable hours reading your paper. I’d also like to thank the folks in Letcher County, Kentucky for the interesting, informative and funny ‘Speak Your Piece’ entries. I live in a small city north of Seattle, Washington on Whidbey Island — 2,500 miles from Whitesburg. Just know that all your letters are read each week in The Mountain Eagle paper I receive by mail. I pass the paper on to several friends and they also enjoy reading it. We get a good feel for things that are going on with folks in your area. The various readers who post details about their day-to-day lives in ‘Speak Your Piece’ seem almost like neighbors to us. Your thoughts and opinions are read and enjoyed way up here in Washington State. Best wishes to all you good people in Letcher County and the surrounding area. Lastly, I have to thank your local resident Coley Brown for encouraging me to subscribe to The Mountain Eagle newspaper.

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I was listening to a radio program on WMMT-FM where they were taking questions live from people on Facebook. Well, what about people who don’t have Facebook or don’t have access to that kind of technology? God bless you. Bye.

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The Democrats’ zombie presidential candidate loves China.

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I’m going to stand with Nancy Pelosi; the COVID 19 virus should be called the Trump Virus. He refused to do anything about the virus and refuses to take responsibility for the more than four-million people who now have the virus. By Trump’s not doing anything to help slow down or stop it, he is responsible for at least 100,000 deaths or more. The majority of those people would never have gotten the virus if Trump had done what he was supposed to do.

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In 2016 all we heard from Trump was the border wall. Well, it’s 2020 and a portion of the wall has been repaired with only three miles of new wall built. Mexico had never paid one cent toward construction of the wall and never will. The American taxpayer is paying for it. In the meantime, all of those people are in those cages. Children and women are being beaten, starved and raped and Trump does nothing but campaign and lie, lie, lie. I think that wall should be named Trump’s Folly.

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I have gone to my doctor three times in hopes of getting tested for the coronavirus. I’ve had a headache, a fever, and I can’t taste or smell much of the time. I have trouble breathing and have sneezing and coughing. Guess what? They don’t do a test after telling me I don’t meet the criteria. What kind of criteria are you supposed to meet after all that and you have a temperature of 99.3? Unless you have a temperature over 100 you don’t have it?

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Donald Trump can’t drain the swamp because Mitch McConnell is a turtle and clogs up the pipe.

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Here’s my definition of qualifications for a competent mayor: Have a good police force that does its job and answers all complaints; have a decent garbage crew that does the job without making a mess; adhere to city ordinances; keep the roads up; listen to the citizens of your town; have a competent city council, and just basically do your job. This is to the mayor of the City of Jenkins. Please take notes and pay attention if you want our votes.

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Hooray. We finally have a good alternative to Mitch McConnell. Amy McGrath, a former Marine fighter pilot, clearly loves her country more than personal gain and she’s tough enough to take on all the smears and shady maneuvers that will be used to try to defeat her. Hooray for Amy.

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It’s very hard to be an honest liar, and Trump is definitely a liar. If anybody can tell me how he’s honest then the question is answered. Thank you.

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What makes me sick is people going to these other states and packing this coronavirus back into our Letcher County.

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People can talk about President Trump being the scourge of the nation, but let me tell you something. Under President Obama I had to work two jobs. I could only get 20 hours a week with no way of getting ahead or being promoted in these jobs. I worked double shifts; well, I couldn’t have worked double shifts because I only got 20 hours a week for each of my jobs. It was ridiculous. Now under President Trump I am hired full time and I have made more money than I have ever made. It’s going great. I understand there are people out here who are hurting without jobs and my heart goes out to them completely.

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Mr. Trump, I’ve always supported you. I always say God bless you and God bless America, and I mean it. But Mr. Trump, you’re not President Hoover. People nearly starved to death in the Hoover days. You know this; now get it together and get this lined out for these people. You want everybody to go to school, you want everybody to go to work. We do, too, but there’s no use in dying for it. It’s not getting better; it’s getting worse, Mr. President. You said it would get worse before it gets better, but what if just keeps getting worse and worse? That’s what I’m seeing, it is getting worse. God bless you, Mr. President. Get this next stimulus package signed and get these people some help.

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No one deserves to die on the concrete floor of a jail cell, no one. Certainly not for crimes of poverty. Our jail is well over capacity and people are living in squalor. Instead of digging up police records of the dead, maybe we could get an investigation of the human rights violations happening right under our courthouse? We already know they can barely figure out how to feed inmates, most of which are pre-trial and should be released, including the woman who died there this week. Heartbreaking.

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I want to wish my son, Emmett Duane Adams, a big happy birthday. It was on July 28. From his mom Jackie in Blackey.

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Yes, we saw you in Walmart with no mask. Nice that you think you’re so much better than everyone else who’s wearing a mask. I was also impressed that you are showing your son how to be entitled too. You walk in with your mask on and then take it off to shop with those who are wearing their masks to protect you, and then put it back on after you check out. I was astonished at your entitlement and disinterest in the other shoppers. If your health — diabetes, maybe? heart disease? — is so bad that you simply cannot manage to wear a mask in a store, then keep your fat butt at home and give the rest of us a break. Shame on you!

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Yet another week and yet another load of idiot talk from Donald ‘Traitor’ Trump’s supporters. When Hillary Clinton called these degenerate quislings ‘deplorables’ it was an astronomical understatement. Trump has, by any rational standard, betrayed the United States, the American people and humanity, aided and abetted by a treasonous GOP Congress. These people make Judas Iscariot look like a paragon of ethics, honesty, and loyalty, and it’s time to cut our losses and rid ourselves of the blight.

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St. Matthew Ch. 24 V. 34 Verily I say unto you, this generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled. Heaven and Earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away. Verse 37 But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the son of man be. For as the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, and knew not until the flood came and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the son of man be, Noah preached for a hundred and twenty years while the ark was being built, yet they paid him no mind. This generation has rejected the word of God. They live like they want to, do what they want to. Their mind is only on evil continually and the earth is filled with violence. We have rioters in the streets as it was in the days of Noah, Jude. Vs. 7 Even as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh are set forth for an example, suffering the vengeance of eternal fire. If you don’t want to perish with this generation, you need to repent of your sins and be born again as Jesus said, you will stand for yourself in the judgment. You need to get ready to meet God, for Jesus said Behold I come quickly. Are you ready to meet God?

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