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Good evening, everyone. It’s a little past 8 p.m. Tuesday. I don’t know why a caller was talking about President Trump being married three times. In my opinion, a person can marry three times. Let me explain: the King James Version of the Bible says that God made man in his image. If you look at a picture of a heart there are three parts. Therefore you can marry three times. Thank you, Mountain Eagle. Walk with love.

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Last night I witnessed the effects of a friend who overdosed on meth. Drug addiction is not only a personal affliction, it’s a social problem. I say that because everyone has heard about the drug epidemic in this area. It’s not just this area, it’s everywhere, but especially bad around here. We live in a beautiful region and it’s so sad that mired within the hollers and hills lurks drug abuse. And it’s destroying lives. I am aware that authorities, social workers, members of the community, the health care workers and even some churches have joined hands in efforts to help and control drug abuse. I applaud the people who are actively trying to help. Folks, seeing someone suffering from a meth overdose is frightening. Although my friend survived after being taken to the hospital by ambulance, it was a close call. It is not pleasant to watch while you wait for the ambulance to show up fearing your friend would die before help arrived. Each passing second was torture for the family. People, if you are using meth or any other drug, please get help. Help is available. It’s definitely not worth suffering a horrible death just to get high.

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I’m not against these people drawing unemployment for six weeks or whatever, but I wonder how they would have liked working like my husband and many other men did — get out of bed at three in the morning and work in mud water five and six days a week. I’m glad they are getting the extra money today, but they need to work like my husband and a lot more did. And I am for the union.

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I wonder how long it takes to cake that orange stuff on Trump’s face before every television event?

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I would just like to know why the City of Whitesburg is cutting people’s grass on Cornelia Avenue, over in the Upper Bottom. They cut the yards at two houses last week. Is the city allowed to do this? Thank you.

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Just think: if we’d had a real president this year we could also have had real baseball and football seasons.

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I would like to say that if you stop producing diesel fuel you will have this country paralyzed within 48 hours. You can have all the free gas you want and all the free jet fuel you want, but if you stop diesel you will stop the other two by default. I dare you to try it.

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It said on the news the other day that the United States Postal Service lost $2 billion from April to June. Is that correct? If so, can they spell bad management?

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Would someone explain to me how a president with an IQ of 86 could be smarter than a Four-Star General, a doctor who has spent his life taking care of sick people, or a scientist who worked all his life fighting all kinds of viruses and diseases? I bet your fifth grader is smarter than Donald Trump. TRJ

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Hey, President Donald Putin. Guess what? You may try to destroy the USPS to stop mail-in voting, but it won’t work. In our state we have had mail-in voting for 13 years. By the way, our votes are for Biden and Harris and we use the drop-off box and not the United States Trump Service that you think you own.

If you fly or wear a Confederate flag, I won’t say you are racist, because I don’t know you. But the real question is: Are you encouraging racism? And the answer to that is a definite yes. The flag has been taken over by the white supremacist movement, including anarchist militias, boogaloos, clown maskers, and three percenters, among others. Some of these groups infiltrated peaceful BLM demonstrations. Videos show whites, dressed in black, starting the violence and looting. Skin color is no more important than eye color. And before the trolls react, my ancestors fought for the South, but that was 150 years ago. Let it go.

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I sure hope Mitch McConnell does a better job with the war on crime than he did the war on coal. Last time he ran he came to eastern Kentucky and promised the return of coal jobs, but the jobs never came. All Mitch did was help the natural gas companies finish cutting the coal companies’ throats.

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It is the second day of the Democratic National Convention and there are forked tongues all over my television.

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Donald Trump believes he should have his picture carved up there on Mount Rushmore. Well, as far as I’m concerned — and I would say I am speaking for the people in this country who have a brain — the only place Trump’s face needs to be is on the world’s Top Ten Most Wanted Criminals list. He has done nothing but destroy this country. If he gets elected again, we might as well just shoot ourselves and say goodbye to the world, as we will be living under total authoritarianism.

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Trump keeps going on about the election being rigged if he loses. If there is any rigged election, it will be like the last time when Trump was the lead rigger. He thinks he is above the law on everything he does. The Republicans in North Carolina were the major fraudsters in the 2016 election and helped put Trump in office. The Republicans will put someone in office whether they like them or not, just because they say they are a Republican. They think more of their party than they do their country. Trump is the absolute worst for this country. He has proven it for the last four years. A year before he ran for office he was still registered as a Democrat and had said the Republicans were the worst people there are. Then he had to switch to become a Republican in order to run against Hillary. He’s been back and forth over the years.

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Oh my, I had the most horrendous nightmare last night. I dreamed I had died and stood before the Trump god. He called me a dumb hillbilly and sent me to hell. The flames were devouring me and I woke up. That son of a gun had lied again.

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To the woman with three kids who is still my everything: The way you did the things you did is pretty dirty. I thought I was your everything. You know your ex is going to go to jail for getting drugs through the mail. I gave you a house and paid all the bills. You tore the screens off the windows and doors and caught me gone and took your stuff and a lot of mine too. By the way, just wait till social services gets to see these videos of your daughter screaming that you are hurting her and how mean you are to her. And here’s the kicker; the videos of you drunk and talking trash. And yes I have a few of them. I was hoping to never have to use them and still don’t want to. You said it was because of what I said, but I have heard you and your son say the same thing. But that’s fine, and when your ex threatened me through a text message the weird thing is no one had a problem with that.

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Mitch McConnell talks about the prices of stocks going up, but he doesn’t want to talk about the prices of food going up. He also promises to bring back jobs from China, but he doesn’t say that his wife is Chinese and that they have big business interests in China. His promising to bring back the jobs from China raises the question of why he sent the jobs over there in the first place.

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Concerning my question about the Constitution and the right to protest, I am glad to see people reading the Constitution. You are correct about the Ninth Amendment. We do have other rights. Your right to peaceably assemble and to petition the government cannot in any way interfere with my right to justice, tranquility, general welfare, liberty, prosperity, or common progress. We are guaranteed equal protection under the law as granted by the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments. Permission to lawfully march and protest must be granted by the people’s elected officials in each jurisdiction. You are asking the government for redress of your grievances, not your neighbors. Thank you and have a good day.

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It’s great to hear that we’re going to have more road rallies, Isom Days, and other gatherings. We need to catch up to surrounding counties in coronavirus cases and deaths.

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Is anyone besides me embarrassed to have the whole world see the love letters our Cheeto president sent to Russian dictator Vladimir Putin before he ran for office? They’re in the recent Senate Intelligence Committee’s report that proves that everyone who says the Russian investigation was a hoax has been lying. That includes a lot of Speak Your Piece callers.

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Only Donald Trump could turn our United States Postal Service into a political football.

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While riding around I saw a little car. On its back end it said that without holiness you will not make it in. I would like to know how they have that figured. The Bible says holy, not without holiness. People have strange beliefs. Do you not believe that a man in the 11th hour can’t get in the same as a man in the first hour? If you make things right with God you can make it into Heaven no matter who you are, what you are, or what denomination you are. You all are fooling people by saying things like this and it is wrong. It is not right. I respect your ways and your thoughts but I can tell you right now that you are wrong.

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What’s on my mind is a so-called Christian boy. By my understanding the Bible says thou shalt not lie. Well, this guy went and got the doctors to write him up a case when there’s nothing whatsoever wrong with him. He has built a house and done everything the world; he rides four-wheelers and side-by-sides, yet he’s drawing Social Security Disability like something is wrong with him. I’ll tell you what’s wrong with him, he’s sorry. When he comes up before God he is liable to be lost because he is a liar. He better be thinking about all the things he has done that other people don’t know. I do know, and I also know who with.

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This is to the guy who says he will break everybody’s windows out and cut the tires off the cars of ginseng hunters: I want you to know something, old buddy. Every time I go ginseng hunting I hide a game camera on my vehicle. If I ever catch you near my vehicle they won’t find anything but a greasy spot where you were, you little punk of a man. See you later, punk … of a man. If you’re a real man, put your name in the paper so we’ll know who you are. Thank you.

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I wish someone would stop these calls coming in from companies who use the names of people you know, but when you answer the phone they are some type of spam call. Even when your medical-related calls come in you don’t answer them sometimes because you think it’s one of those spam calls and you miss out on your appointments. Someone needs to do something to stop these calls from coming in and aggravating people to death. I think we need to quit paying our phone bills until the phone company stops these calls. Thank you and goodbye.

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Well, Trump and all of his buddies have wracked up pretty well during this coronavirus. The virus rages, nearly 180,000 people have died, and businesses small and large have closed permanently because members of the Republican Party’s House and Senate families got 90 percent of the small business loans. As for the churches, Trump adviser Paula White got $1.5 million of the small business loan money for her church. And since when is a church considered a small business? Trump and his buddies profited big, wrapping up $400 billion so far during this virus. People just keep getting poorer yet some of you still have the gall to vote for Trump and McConnell. And you still say they are good people?

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This is concerning the intersection of Main Street, School Hill, and the ramp to the bypass in downtown Whitesburg: Is that a four-way stop there or not? If it’s not, the next one who pulls out in front of me coming off that hill, I am going to floorboard my car and shove them plumb up to City Hall. Every time I go through there I pull out in front of someone.

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What’s on my mind is the sewer department. The health department acts like it’s a humongous thing when the sewers are running out in the road and this and that. Well if you want to talk about sewers and talk about gray water, what about doing something about the soap bubbles that come from a big house and run right right down the road above the old unemployment office and on toward the road to the college. I thought that was illegal in the city. The health department needs to get something done about this or I am going to send pictures of it to Frankfort.

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I see that the marijuana helicopters are flying high up on Number One Hill. I wonder why?

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I keep waiting for the city law to do something about the older man who is pimping a girl out in Whitesburg from his vehicle. This is disgraceful. Thank you.

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It’s a strange thing to me that if you live in the city limits of Whitesburg in a nice neighborhood and you don’t mow your grass the city will come by and mow it for you. That’s my city tax dollars at work.

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The helicopters are flying low. You have got to go.

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Nice to know that we have become so open minded that we would nominate a black woman to one of the highest offices in the land. Or, more accurately, that one party is.

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The people here and everywhere else had better wake up and keep Trump instead of voting for that Joe. That Joe is too old. Trump has done more for this place than any of them. He’s been the best president we’ve had since Kennedy. Keep Trump and forget about that Joe.

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To a certain woman: I hope you can hang onto those kids better than you can hang onto a man. Get ready. Buckle up. It’s going to be one bumpy ride. You broke me; now it’s time to return the favor. Good luck. I wish you the best, but get ready for the ride.

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When I first heard ‘Black Lives Matter’ my first response was, ‘All lives matter.’ After I thought it over, I realized that when our founding fathers wrote ‘All men are created equal,’ the word ‘all’ referred to only rich white male property owners. Black males weren’t included until almost a century later, and then not fully. It took another 50 years to include women of any color, and another 50 before the Civil Rights and Voting Rights acts were passed. So yes, all lives do matter, but we whites sometimes need to be reminded that ‘all’ truly does include all colors, even if we have to list them one by one.

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Republicans get the support of QAnon, a website for crazy conspiracy theories such as Democrats drinking the blood of people. Well, apparently the Republicans are drinking the blood of turtles. Look at Mitch McConnell.

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Don’t know if this has time to get in this week’s paper or not, but I just want to say I am now officially done with the Republican Party, which I have supported all of my adult life. By the way, I am now 52 years old, so that’s been quite a while that I’ve been voting Republican. I can no longer support a party that has become this Trump cult. If I hadn’t already known that Trump was destroying the party, all doubt was removed today when it was announced that for the first time in more than 160 years, the Republican Party will not have a party platform to guide us for the next four years. I’m only one person, but I can’t be a part of a political party that stands for nothing but whatever wild and crazy thing Donald Trump is doing at the moment. Sad.

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A recent poll showed that 57 percent of Republicans think the 170,000 deaths our president has caused us are acceptable. I wish they could find it in their hearts to be more pro-life.

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I just wonder what everyone is going to do without the post office. This is another attack on the American people by the treasonous Putin puppet. Will you get mail from your family, get your bills, pay your bills, get your medications? This guy Trump has no thought for the people of America as he continues to tear down the very basics of the structure of America. Read up on authoritarian rulers and see if it sounds like what we have experienced since he stepped on center stage — the constant accusations against the free press (fake news), destroying the rule of law and retaliating against those who speak out about him, and pardoning his criminal buddies while more and more of his friends are under investigation and being arrested. He is an idiot but he knows that he is going to go to prison after office. If you have enjoyed the freedom to vote you are now under attack because he will see to it that the privilege will be taken away. Why would a fine upstanding man be in the middle of such a great number of criminals if he isn’t one of them? The idea that he has proposed of doing away with the Payroll Tax will strip away Social Security and Medicare. He has no loyalty to anyone, not even the country where his feet stand. Think about your future and the future of your children and grandchildren. With this pandemic people are afraid to go anywhere, especially the elderly and sick. Trump’s last-ditch effort now is to claim fraud in mail-in ballots and suppressing voting rights by removing machines that sort the mail and removing the corner mailboxes. We are under attack by a foreign adversary within our own government. Thank you.

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Mitch McConnell is using minions to lie for him. He doesn’t actually say he saved small business and created the stimulus checks. He hires people who say that for him. In truth, both of those actions started in the House, and Mitch’s Senate plan added money and tax cuts for the rich. In the ad where he talks about violent demonstrations, the images show bump-stock magazines that he refused to outlaw, and he mentions Molotov cocktails and laser pointers without saying they were used in the demonstrations. He just plants the idea and lets the listener take it the wrong way. He reports, you decide. Where else do we hear that copout? Mitch shows up every six years to pass out money that should have been coming all along. Reminds me of election gravel.

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If you can read this, you are probably too smart to vote for Trump. If you can’t read this, why are you staring at it?

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To the Harlan County Man: Yeah, I saw the Mueller report. I also read it. Your Putin-loving fascist hero Trump is going to spend the rest of his life in prison, if he’s lucky. And if the American people are lucky, we’ll give every last one of his treasonous supporters the same thing. If we’re smart we’ll give them all the choice of an immediate and permanent one-way trip out of the United States or an immediate and permanent hanging at the nearest gallows.

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Trump puts man in charge of post office, but man had no idea how to run the Postal Service just because he’s a millionaire. Probably made a couple extra million and tax cuts during this pandemic. So he’ll help Trump win the election doing what Trump wants out of the postal service mess up. Now this scene — a friend comes in to see Trump, gives a huge check to get him on in his re-election. So he says, I love children and would like to be around them. Could I be in charge of Human Resources, Welfare? Trump says sure. They’re nothing — blacks, Mexican, strays. Not worth wasting government money on. You can be the head of it. Trump knows and has known for years that the man doesn’t care. Trump cares nothing for nobody. Maybe his kids so he can say they’re just like me. If you’re elderly, unless you’re a white supremacist, you’re nothing to him and his kind. Homeless, sick, dying, no work, no money, no health care, the faster they die, the happier Trump is, always. He thinks he’s tops, but he’s the bottom. Lower than a worm.

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