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E-m@il address: In addition to the telephone and the U.S. Mail, The Mountain Eagle accepts comments to Speak Your Piece by electronic mail. Our address is: mtneagle@bellsouth.net

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Happy late birthday to Kevin Honeycutt, July 8; old man Andy Wright up Jenkins, the 15th; Leslie Callahan, our niece, the 27th; Aubrey’s the same day; E.J. King’s, July 31; last but not least, Vernon Pack, our brother, Aug. 1, on Saturday. That’s all folks. Thank you, Mr. Stanley Pack.

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For some reason I cannot fathom, our county judge/ executive and magistrates are bringing people from hotspot virus states here to have a road rally. Get ready for a surge in cases, and maybe even our first deaths. It will be a good time to stay home after they arrive.

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To a certain man: While all your stepchildren with your eight wives were eating good you didn’t worry about your own children eating good because I fed them. You are a lowlife worthless piece of you-know-what. And I hope you rot in hell.

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What’s on my mind is all these people who think the coronavirus is nothing but a joke. They are not willing to wear their masks, yet our numbers keep going up. I think I’ll start recording in these stores where they won’t make people wear their masks. I think Governor Beshear needs to see this and I’m going to send the recordings to him. I want to live and I want my family to live. This is a serious thing. I don’t want your family members to needlessly suffer or die and I don’t want my family members to suffer or die.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: Let’s let Joe Biden take the same test Trump took for his memory. Trump scored higher than almost any American; Biden would fail miserably.

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People voted for a man who thinks windmills cause cancer, suggested bleach cures COVID, altered a weather map with a Sharpie, boasts about his ability to recognize an elephant, and praises a crazy lady who believes Washington politicians are lizard people and demons are the cause of certain diseases.

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Beware before you buy a certain Bronco that is for sale. The transmission in it doesn’t work and the engine is shot. Everything inside of it is cobbled together or rigged up. I wouldn’t give the guy trying to sell it $500 for it. It deserves to be in the junkyard.

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Some of these Democrats in Letcher County make me sick when it comes to criticizing Trump. They don’t have enough sense to wind their watch. They need to listen to Fox News instead of the other liars. Thank you.

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I keep hearing how our Cheeto President has kept his promises but I don’t remember him promising to victimize us with a recession, a pandemic, and racial strife. I do remember he said he’d get us better health insurance and eliminate the national debt, but instead he’s in the Supreme Court trying to destroy the health insurance of over 20 million people and has jacked up the debt by trillions. Do we really need more of his death and destruction?

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We have some neighbors who love to talk about Trump. If they get Biden in, Lord be on them. He can’t even get out of the basement. I don’t know what he’ll let Obama do for him since he’s advising him about what to say. Some people are so ignorant it’s pathetic.

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If you want something to laugh about, here’s a good one. My son went to a local grocery store and bought a bag of cherries. When he got to the counter he thought he was paying $6.95, but they were $14. I told him I would eat seeds and all for that price.

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This is a little FYI for the slumlords in Jenkins, especially at Burdine. You need to make your tenants clean up their mess where they live. I wish I could take pictures of it and put it on ‘National Slums & Gardens.’ Another bit of information for you slumlords: If some of their dogs get loose and happen to bite their neighbors, especially us, there will be a lawsuit against you as well for allowing them to keep the pets. So slumlords, clean your act up.

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I would like to know when the city ordinances of Jenkins are going to be enforced and when Jenkins is going to start seeing better days. Remember, citizens, get out and vote. We need a better mayor in Jenkins. Thank you.

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How sad that the best doctor — in my opinion the most knowledgeable, caring doctor who ever graced the ARH hospital doors — has left. I wish she was still there.

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All these businesses like Food City and Walmart are on the wrong side of history and on the wrong side of God and freedom. They adhere to unconstitutional mandates and edicts given by Andy Beshear, the little wannabe tyrant. They are all going to get what they deserve. God does not wink.

( Both Food City and Walmart have mandated that customers wishing to do business in any of their stores must wear masks during this current COVID-19 crisis, whether said store is located in Kentucky or elsewhere in the U.S. By the way, a 1905 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court (in Jacobson v Massachusetts) says there is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that prevents the government — or a business — from taking measures to protect the health and safety of citizens or customers. That ruling came when people objected to taking smallpox vaccinations. That disease has since been eradicated.)

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I would like to ask Winston Meade’s office how all these log trucks, ton trucks and pull-behind trailers are being licensed for farm use when there are very few actual farms in Letcher County. How are the owners of these vehicles getting away with classifying them as ‘farm use’?

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A friend of mine told me she did research and found the hand of God was on Donald Trump 20 years ago. That’s 20 years and two wives ago. That’s 20 years and his current wife appearing stark naked in a magazine since then. That’s 20 years and at least two adulteries ago. Whoever hears Donald Trump talk about repentance? He just talks arrogance.

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They say a lot of dead people have gotten stimulus checks. Well I hope I’m still alive when I get my stimulus check, but I hope if I’m dead my stimulus check and go toward paying for my funeral.

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The psychotic Trumpists are getting more deranged by the minute. ‘Now under President Trump I am hired full time and I have made more money than I have ever made,’ said one person in last week’s Speak Your Piece. If you really believe Trump had anything to do with your getting a good job, you’re a brainwashed idiot.

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A certain woman needs to keep her nose covered with her mask when she’s out in public. Thank you.

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Thank you to Connie Maggard and Letcher Manor Nursing Home. In 1997 I got my nurse’s aid certificate. I got a job. Enjoy your day, friends.

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Does anyone know how to get the telemarketers to stop calling? I have gotten 18 of their robocalls today. This is unreal.

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To the person who called in about Letcher County Attorney Jamie Hatton. I, too, believe our vote was wasted. Mr. Hatton and I go back as far as you can possibly go back, but when I go into the courthouse I don’t feel like he is someone I have known since childhood. I can’t even talk to him for the stick he’s gotten. Maybe we can elect someone who is a little friendlier and nicer when it comes to doing their job.

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I watched Chairman Nadler and the House Judiciary Committee question Attorney General Barr. I also watched a video of mob violence and protesters involved in attacking and wounding police officers, tearing down statues, and burning and looting private and government property. The Democrat members and the video depictions of mob violence remind me of Barbara Streisand in ‘The Mirror Has Two Faces’ — a never-ending circle of lies and deceit and destruction. Vladimir Putin would be proud. Thank you.

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Sharon Collins was a true friend of mine. She was a wonderful person. I ran into her in the Nineties at the county garage. She was a hardworking young lady who would drive bridge nails all day long, just like us men. She was a rose that God planted on this earth.

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I used to believe that when people came to Letcher County to do documentaries they were just making fun of the people of Appalachia. I have now come to believe that maybe they were not making fun — that there are people that ignorant in Letcher County. COVID-19 is a killer, and when I hear all these people curse and rave about having to wear a mask I think that I have never in my life witnessed people with this kind of mindset. They look at those of us who do wear a mask like we’re the stupid ones for having one on. This virus is real, and when it comes to your family and takes your loved ones then you may wake up and have respect for other people’s loved ones. We are trying to stop the spread of this virus so our loved ones don’t get hurt.

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Do all you Democrats want to see America burn down to the ground because America elected Donald Trump as president?

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I have a very serious question. Does anyone know what the speed limits are on roads that aren’t marked? On Marshall’s Branch, a gold Suburban does about 70 or 80 miles per hour. Before they kill somebody I just want somebody to tell me what the speed limit is.

(Unless otherwise posted, the speed limits in Kentucky are 65 miles per hour on Interstate and divided highways with at least four lanes; 55 MPH outside business or residential districts; and 35 MPH in business or residential areas.)

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I am looking to hire someone to haul off some brush and tree limbs and stuff like that. If you are interested in the job, call 633-2151. Thank you.

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I think we all should vote for Amy McGrath. At least she does come to Letcher County and act like we are people instead of something else. Thank you.

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I’m glad the old folks are for Donald Trump. I want to see him cut their stupid Social Security and their stupid Medicare. I can live on what I do and what I draw. I want them to see what they are voting for when they vote for Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell. When their checks are cut that will be getting what they deserve.

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I think the people remember those planeloads of money sent to Iran. Mr. Trump, God bless you and God bless the Republican Party. God bless the Democrat Party. Nancy Pelosi has come up with some good ideas. Why don’t we have any jobs? It’s because the companies had to make arrangements for this coronavirus. There is no need in the Republican Party making it any harder on us citizens out here in the United States who are out of work. The Republicans want to give us $200 a week. Have you ever tried to live on $200 week — in the city or in the country? You all work this thing out and quit making people worry. We have enough problems as it is.

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To a certain person: Shut up, you jealous freak. Stop putting your stupidity on here.

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On May 20, 2017, Donald Trump made his first overseas trip as president when he went to Saudi Arabia to visit the royal family there. That was when he held his hand on the big magic glowing ball. On October 28, 2018, the Saudi prince ordered a special team to kill a journalist in Turkey. The prince said he didn’t do it and Donald Trump said he believed him. And that’s the kind of president we now have. Thank you.

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Would The Far Side cartoons be a little too much for The Mountain Eagle? Just want to say I love the cartoons each week. Thank you for publishing them.

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Why in the world would our president and his whole party want everyone to go back to work, spread the virus, and kill more of us? Did Vladimir Putin order them to do so?

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I have two confederate flags. If you want them, come and get them.

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I want to address the issue of fairness in Jenkins: The Jenkins Days Festival has been cancelled, but the past two Saturdays they had a car show and a burnout and not one person at those events was wearing a mask. How is that fair?

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The judge and magistrates better be careful about putting a fire tax or other taxes on the people. The people are struggling enough already. They will have to run for office again and we can vote them out.

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I hear some Democrats are starting to urge Joe Biden to bow out of the upcoming September televised debate with President Trump. The alleged reason given will be the COVID-19 situation. Regardless of the pandemic, why can’t the two candidates plus a few questioners sit in a television studio and engage in a debate? No audience needs to be present. The only reason I can see for Democrats wanting the debate cancelled is that Biden’s lack of mental stamina might become totally obvious to viewers. If Trump wanted to back out of debating, Democrats would be raising Holy Hell, calling him a chicken, etc. So be on the lookout for the debate to be derailed. Listen to whatever sorry excuse will be parroted by the liberal mainstream media. The American people deserve to directly hear what the two candidates have to say in a debate. Don’t accept anything less.

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Our governor has asked us not to travel to states with high rates of infection or that if we do to quarantine for 14 days when we return. So, we’re going to bring people from Georgia, Tennessee, and Florida right here to Main Street in front of the courthouse Saturday the 8th.

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