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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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To a certain couple on Pert Creek: You truly are wonderful hosts — saving us from an agonizing poisonous snake bite but then being bitten by the sharks at your card table.

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I’m calling in response to the person who was bragging on Todd Depriest, the mayor of Jenkins: What is the ordinance on the books in the City of Jenkins concerning chickens? I asked Mayor Depriest to get one of his secretaries to dig into some vault and find that ordinance, which talks about having such animals inside the city limits. This is something he could be enforcing, but he is not an enforcer when it comes down to ordinances. He is a politician. Thank you.

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Initial claims for unemployment benefits were over a million people last week for the 20th week in a row. Can we all now agree that having a reality TV star fake president during an international emergency is not a good idea?

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There’s a pack of pit bull dogs up in Rocky Hollow. They are chasing other dogs, coming into people’s yards, scaring people, and trying to harm other animals. Something has to be done about these pit bulls or someone is going to be sued, big-time.

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I was reading Speak Your Piece and saw a comment that was breathtaking in its ignorance. It called for Joe Biden to take the cognitive assessment test that Trump took. The caller said Trump scored higher than almost any American. The test identifies dementia, and other than Trump’s word, which is hardly worth a dime, we have no proof of the outcome. It is designed to show senility in older people and it is extremely simple. The test Trump described on the Fox interview was that kind of test. Repeat five words back. Person, man, woman, camera, TV. Trump thought that was a tremendous accomplishment. Yo-Semite.

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Where is animal control when you need their help? There is a pack of pit bulls running loose at the top of Rocky Hollow. They are going to hurt children or the older people.

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Donald Trump wants to open the public schools because he sees the kids that go to public school as expendable when it comes to reopening the economy. He doesn’t have to worry about his own kid, because he goes to a rich private school.

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To a certain person: Do you actually think I care what a big freak like you or the rest of your freaky family thinks? Believe me, I know your past, too.

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Defund the police departments? The police departments are trained. If people would act like human beings and follow what the law officers say they wouldn’t get lead in their behinds.

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Hey, Mr. President, get those stimulus checks going. What is wrong with you people? God bless America. Thank you, Mr. President.

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There was a comment in last week’s edition of Speak Your Piece where someone wanted to know when the ordinances would start being enforced in Jenkins. When our current mayor ran for office he promised me he would enforce the ordinances. So far he hasn’t enforced any of them, because he doesn’t have the backbone to do anything.

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If I was a public official being paid $47,000 in salary plus all the perks I don’t believe I would let my name be printed with the delinquent taxes.

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A friend I went to college with married a preacher and moved to Tennessee. They didn’t believe in the coronavirus so they didn’t wear masks when they went to church or anywhere else. Now the husband and wife and a big part of their church all have the virus. So do their daughter and granddaughter. That’s what happens when you ignore the advice of the medical experts and believe the politicians instead.

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To a certain Pine Creek lady: Time does exist, time does go away, and, yes, everybody has changed. I just want to let you know that bottle of Bacardi coconut rum is still waiting on you. I would still like to share it with you. You know who you are.

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Is anybody else old enough to remember when Republicans went around claiming executive orders were unconstitutional? It was a long time ago, but if you aren’t at least four years old you wouldn’t remember. They are much quieter about the subject now for some reason.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: Joe Biden needs to be tested for illegal drugs and for his cognitive abilities, too.

McConnell lies like Trump, but then he always has when it comes to trying to get re-elected. McConnell wants to put Kentucky into bankruptcy. The stimulus bill he wrote in April was only for the rich — nothing for the poor. The food stamps, the $1,200 and the extended unemployment benefits came from the Democrats, not McConnell. Now, McConnell doesn’t want to re-start the $600 in unemployment and no food stamps. He only wants $200 for the unemployed now, but he wants bailouts for the hotels, the planes, and the big businesses, not small businesses. McConnell is the problem. He has been in office too long — 34 years — and does nothing for Kentucky or our coal miners or for those in need. Don’t vote to re-elect him. If you do, Kentucky will go bankrupt. McConnell will insure that it does.

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To the person who called in and called someone a crazy jealous freak: I think I know who you are and I think you are talking about me. What would I have to be jealous about, honey? If you are talking about the man you are with now, I wouldn’t have him back on my worst day and I haven’t had a day that bad yet. You need to walk a mile in my shoes before you judge me.

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MCHC will not allow their employees to campaign or even discuss politics, yet management brought in Amy McGrath to tour the clinic — and even CANE Kitchen — and invited the media in to take pictures.

(State and national politicians from both major political parties often visit federally-funded Mountain Comprehensive Health Corporation when they are in Letcher County. Six years ago, U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell visited MCHC’s Whitesburg Medical Clinic when he was in the area campaigning against former Secretary of State Allison Grimes. Should McConnell visit Letcher County during his current campaign against Amy McGrath, odds are he will also stop by the Whitesburg clinic or CANE Kitchen.)

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August 15 will make five years since Ellis ‘Junebug’ Hall passed away. His wife Carolyn Hall sadly misses him and still loves him very much. If you read this and knew him, please check his gravesite and make sure it’s in good shape.

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I love last week’s comment telling us that we should ‘listen to Fox News instead of the other liars.’ Glad you finally realize that Fox is all lies.

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To a certain person: You think you are real big because you got that job. Thank you.

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Donald J Trump is undermining democracy and moving us toward an authoritarian government. In the middle of a pandemic we are seeing a massive increase in income of a small group of billionaires.

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People assume the First Amendment gives them the right to march and protest. Nowhere in the articles of or amendments to the Constitution does it give the automatic right to publicly march and protest. If I am wrong, show me.

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There are basically only two types of Trump supporters — billionaires and poor deluded fools. Check your bank account to see which one you are.

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Sharon Collins was a kind-hearted person. May she rest in peace.

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I would love to ask all the God-fearing Christians out there why they would turn around and vote for somebody to be president of the United States who has bankrupted casinos, who has been married to three different women, and who has paid off porn stars.

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To all you people out there complaining about The Mountain Eagle not putting all your stuff in Speak Your Piece: If they put in everything that I called in there would be a paper left to read, so lay off of them. They are good people and they give us a good paper with Speak Your Piece in it.

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To the boy who stomped on his mom and shot at her: You’re an adult now, and a real man doesn’t lay his hands on a woman. A man who will lay a hand on a woman is a wuss who is scared to lay hands on another man. So whenever you get out, big boy, come over to Little Colley and I’ll show you what it means to be a man. I’ll beat your little hind-end like a rag doll.

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Check it out. The post office is not supported by taxpayer money, but it is regulated by Congress. Why are Mitch McConnell and his buddies trying to wreck the post office? They make regulations that will bankrupt it and then blame it for not giving good service.

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To whom it may concern: The tracking number trick will no longer work, because I have found out how to get all the tracking numbers.

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This is in reference to the comment about the car show and not having Jenkins Days: It wasn’t a car show in Jenkins. It was a protest, and you can’t catch the virus during a protest. If you don’t believe me, ask our governor. Thank you.

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Shutting down our Kingdom Come State Park beats anything I have ever seen. You can’t do anything up there right now — you can’t even rent a shelter — but they can have a road race through it. They don’t even allow four-wheelers up there, but you can have a road race on it. In nowhere but Harlan and Letcher counties could this happen. They need to race on a racetrack. The two county judges in Harlan and Letcher are stupid for letting this happen.

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Why in the world would we cancel the festival and other similar events and then hold a COVID party on Main Street?

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While Amazon is denying paid sick leave, hazard pay and personal protective equipment to 450,000 of its workers, Amazon owner Jeff Bezos has increased his wealth by over $70 billion.

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It’s a waste of time replying to all of the Trump supporters individually. They’re either all dopeaddled, or they’re just so inexcusably attached to Trump’s hind quarters that they’re suffering from lack of oxygen. Republicans make me sick when I hear them sucking up and idolizing a traitor squatting in the White House.

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Elon Musk is against Americans getting another stimulus check, but he has nearly tripled his wealth over the past four months and now has a net worth of more than $70 billion.

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While millions of Americans are lining up at emergency food banks because they don’t have enough money to put food on the table, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg has increased his wealth by more than $37 billion during the pandemic and is now worth over $90 billion.

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While U.S. taxpayers are subsidizing the wages at Walmart, the Walton family has made over $20 billion during the pandemic and now has a net worth of over $200 billion.

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Author David Foster Wallace once wrote: ‘Everybody is identical in their unspoken belief that way deep down they are different from everyone else.’

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Is everyone still tuning in to the NPR — National Public Radio — circus clown radio show at 4 p.m. every evening? We sometimes listen to the circus clown and the joker and sometimes the clown acts like Mr. Rogers and wants to be your neighbor. He says he wants to save lives, yet they keep the abortion clinic open. The clown acts like grown-up people don’t have mind enough to take care of themselves. We know how to wash our hands. We did that before their stinking virus. We know what to do to protect ourselves, so we don’t need to do what Simon says. We used hand sanitizer long before this came along. We the people know how to take care of ourselves. The doctors can’t help you. The hospitals can’t heal you. So in the meantime keep your hands clean, blow your nose, jump and roll over and be quiet. Ring your bell, turn your green light on. Listen to the NPR radio station and see how your tax dollars are wasted in Kentucky by having contact with clowns and jokers.

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Longing, yearning, I ponder hopes and dreams which have long took their flight. Sail away, unfortunate soul, mine is a life better to have never lived. Head bowed low, while traveling deep into the night, I now place pen to paper, seeing only shadows of joy, peace, and comfort . . . a celebration, music and dancing amid the moon’s light — just beyond the extended hand of faith. Though I have done all I know to touch you and to change your mind, no matter what I do, it is never enough Lord … never enough. The Midnight Writer

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