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To all the people out there who I thought were friends with me and my son: He’s dying of cancer down in Florida and not one time have any of you called me to ask about him or how I’m doing. I have really found out who my true friends are — there are none. He’ll be all right. He will die in peace and I will die hating every one of you. I hope and pray to God that none of you ever need me. I have been there for a lot of you all. I have loaned you money or let you drive my car when you didn’t have a car to drive. I let you sleep at my house when you didn’t have a place to stay.

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Walmart and the other big stores need to put new warning tape or signs on their floors showing people they are supposed to still keep six feet apart while in the store. With this virus getting out of hand in our county, the signs are gone and the fools who don’t believe in wearing a mask are standing too close to others. Just the other day I was standing six feet away from the person nearest to me in the checkout line when a person without a mask had the nerve to come and break line in front of me as if I wasn’t even there.

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To a certain man in a red Jeep with www-something written across the back end of it: You are www.ignorant, running up and down the road flipping those bright lights on and flipping your back light on that will scald a man’s eyeballs out when you meet him in the morning. I am going to have the law check you out, big boy. I’m going to see if we can’t get some of that after-market stuff removed from your Jeep.

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I certainly enjoyed the piece that Ike Adams wrote in The Mountain Eagle on September 16. I suggest people use that same idea of a bluegrass concert in their mind whether they are getting a tooth drilled or undergoing some other kind of stressful medical procedure. I also suggest adding gospel music to the concert by listening to the ‘Paul Morris: Hymns From the Hills’ show on WSGS, 101.1 in Hazard on Sunday mornings at 6 and Sunday nights at 9:30.

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I just wanted to say that with the way the world is getting today, I believe what is missing out is God. I have learned that here in eastern Kentucky, if you say anything bad about this Trump guy you will see that people are worshipping him a little too much. I believe we need to get a little off of Trump and onto God. The new word for racism is Trump, because anytime you see a rebel flag you see a Trump flag right below it or on top of it. I believe the two are being put together a little too much. He has set the world back 50 years compared to what it used to be. I think it’s time we get somebody new in there.

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I’m surprised by the way a certain man is allowed to drive around acting like he is a cop. He has cop lights on his vehicle and packs a gun around with him. He’s going to be caught on tape and turned into the state police. He thinks he can hide all of his cop stuff in his house, but everybody knows he’s going to get caught.

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It’s amazing how Mitch McConnell can get people to go on TV and lie for him. If he is such a champion for everybody like he says he is, where are my black lung benefits? He took my black lung away from me.

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I would like to showcase the profile of a beautiful lady. She is as beautiful on the inside as well as she is on the outside. She lives somewhere between Isom and Cornettsville, near Highway 7 South. She is an excellent cook, and I would consider her expertise in the culinary arts — both fixation and delivery — second to none. I showcase this marvelous profile of this deserving lady in recognition of her commitment to volunteer and help others while asking little or nothing for herself. It would be a privilege to just to sit by her and talk and exchange ideas and maybe share a cookie or two.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: Why do the Democrats always defend our enemies?

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Satanic rituals; is that what they are going to put the children through again on Halloween? Do you think this pleases God? Really, people, celebrating a holiday that’s dedicated to Satan? What’s wrong with you people? This holiday needs to be stopped. They need to set aside a fall day for celebration, but not Halloween. God bless our nation, God bless our children, and God bless President Trump. It’s a different world now. Children don’t need the candy. They have more than they should eat already. What the heck?

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Donald Trump’s main man promised us another $1,200 stimulus check in August. The Democrats passed a bill that would give us another $1,200 but the Mitch McConnell said no. Mitch McConnell can get a Supreme Court nominee through in a month but he can’t get a stimulus bill through in six months. I need my $1,200. I don’t care who is on the Supreme Court, I’m not voting for Mitch Mc- Connell because he stole my $1,200.

. What bugs me is the number of people who spread misinformation about COVID. They spread lies for money. People who have a business interest in keeping the bars open tell a different story than the ones who are afraid that keeping the bars open will spread it. A lot of people don’t want to stay safe because they think it will cost them a dollar.

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Why didn’t Obama push to put the prison here in Letcher County? He’s the one who appropriated the money for it. He was the man at the front of it when he started. He could have done something, but I guess the caller forgot to mention that. Thank you.

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Back to that thieving ginseng digger, there’s no such thing as a legal ginseng digger. Since you’re the one who made the suggestion for me to give my name then why don’t you have the grit to put your name in here? Shame on you. Just like a thief, you want to work in the dark. I would say something mean to you, but I think you are stupid.

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I’ve been watching some of Amy McGrath’s political ads. In one she said that during the 9/11 attacks she was sitting on the end of the runway waiting to be called to shoot down one of the hijacked planes. She was at Maramar Marine Corps Air Station. For those who don’t know Maramar Air Station is in San Diego, California. She expects us to believe they are going to call her to fly approximately 3,500 miles to shoot down an aircraft in an emergency when there’s all kinds of jet fighters within minutes of Washington, D.C.? I don’t think so. How dumb does she think we are? Thank you.

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I was sitting on the front porch enjoying a refreshing cold beverage and listening to ‘Speak Your Pieces’ on WMMT, which carries it every Wednesday. It’s the highlight of my week. It’s like our local commercial radio station reading ‘Letters to Santa’ each year, only on WMMT it’s like Christmas every week.

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I was calling to respond to the person talking about the Letcher Fire Department looking like a junkyard: Maybe they can’t make enough money from their ambulance service so they are putting in a junkyard.

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How about Obama? When he was elected he said, I won, get over it. So get over it, Obama.

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When I was young a guy driving up and down the street in Pikeville shot and killed a guy standing on the sidewalk. When the jury came back they found him guilty of wanton endangerment because he endangered the two people who were next to the guy he killed. That’s the same kind of thing that’s has happened in the Breonna Taylor case — the person who was killed didn’t count.

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I want to tell you the difference between a Democrat and a Republican. I was a politically active Democrat for years. I switched over to be a Republican on account of abortion. God does care about abortion. And I am not a big Trump supporter. I’ve never been able to stand him.

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Could you please ask Bennett Welch why he doesn’t ever put pictures of Jenkins High School students in his column. I’m from Jenkins and I’ve bought a Mountain Eagle for years. You all are really slighting us by never putting any of our pictures in there.

(Mr. Welch concentrates on the history of the old Whitesburg High School and old Fleming-Neon High School because that is the information to which he has access. For many years he was director of the annual staff at Whitesburg High, and he was later furnished with similar information at Fleming-Neon High. We at The Mountain Eagle have on many occasions offered to — and would love to — carry similar columns featuring Jenkins High School and the old Letcher High School if someone volunteers to write up the information. How about you giving a shot? You might just enjoy it. The same offer holds for the old high schools at Dunham and Kingdom Come. By the way, Mr. Welch also volunteers to write his column and we thank him greatly for the effort he puts into what he does.)

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In response to the caller who said ‘the older the head the more they know. Mitch is doing it and will keep doing it.’ If you’re satisfied with being near last in education, the economy, and healthcare keep voting for the same old people like Mitch McConnell.

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I have spent a lot of my time lately thinking about politics and talking to Republicans and Democrats. Although I consider myself to be a libertarian, what I think is that people have forgotten the Constitution and the system of checks and balances it created — that every citizen should have rights no matter their income level. I also believe the law should apply to equally to all no matter your income level. I will say vote. It’s the last vote you will have against tyranny and whether we will keep a democracy.

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To the bunch on Sandlick who filled the creek in: If it floods and all that stuff comes down and washes us out I hope you have a pocketful of money, because you are going to need it. You are not allowed to block the creek, and if it destroys our property and floods our homes, believe me, you will be getting a call from Collins, Collins and Collins.

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It is amazing how some people hate this country so bad they want to destroy its true history and replace it with fictitious stories they have made up.

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I would like to know how the Letcher County government has received coal severance tax money from the state when we can’t even get the holes patched along Route 7. You could bury a cow in some of the holes. It is tearing our cars all to pieces. We can’t keep the wheels aligned and tires on our cars. We need our road patched. Just imagine how bad it’s going to get after this winter. Please patch these holes on Route 7 from Isom down to the Perry County line. They are terrible. Thank you.

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Yesterday I walked away in the middle of our discussion to avoid an argument and hard feelings. In 2013, because of my faith in God, I knew the first thing I had to do after 48 years was to disavow the Democrat Party because of its callous exploitation of poor people and the unborn. For example, in 2013 the Obama-Biden administration used the IRS to harass certain religious charities.

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As of last Thursday, it had been 210 days since President Trump said we would soon have zero cases in the United States. We now have more than 7.1 million cases and 206,000 deaths.

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Good job, Jenkins. You went from three-win season to no school football.

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We darn well need Amy McGrath as our new senator. As we plainly see, Mitch enables, empowers and supports a president who is a five-time draft dodger and calls our wonderful military men and women ‘losers’ if they get killed. He also called a POW a ‘sucker’ because he got captured. I’m joining the crowd that supports Amy McGrath. She won’t throw us and our wonderful country under the bus for personal power. Thank you.

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I look at my father’s violin and I weep. The compassion that draws me to want to play this instrument is so compelling. I can play the guitar, the bass, and drums. And I even piddle with the mandolin to an extent. I am a musician. But the feeling and the heart that’s within the violin is so emotionally withdrawing that only wish I could play this instrument.

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Radical Right Lie No. 1: Amy McGrath ‘supports government-run health care.’ Duh. I’m old enough for Medicare and my medical needs have never been in such good shape. The Affordable Care Act, which the radical right labeled ‘Obamacare,’ went a long way toward universal health care, but Trump and his buddies want to destroy it and allow insurance companies to deny coverage to those with pre-existing conditions. Radical Right Lie No. 2: Amy McGrath ‘compared Trump’s 2016 victory to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.’ Nope. She compared her ‘feelings’ to those she felt after 9/11, and even then she did not call them equal. She said ‘the nearest thing I can compare it to ….’ Is she not allowed to express her feelings? I too felt like I had been suckerpunched when I awoke to find that a narcissistic reality show con man had fooled enough voters to win the election even though he lost the popular vote by millions. Mitch McConnell is smart enough to have others tell his lies for him. It’s time for him to go.

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‘ Your fate is not yet sealed. Even in the darkest night, a star will shine, a bell will chime, a path will be revealed.’ From ‘Echo’, by Pam Munoz Ryan.

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OK, I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict that our Cheeto president will have caused 400,000 people to die by the end of the year. Hope I’m wrong, but write it down and see.

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To the caller who said ‘I heard Ted Cruz the other day talking about Obama and Pelosi visiting the place in Wuhan, China where they were studying the bat virus. Ted said Obama and Pelosi liked what they saw and said they wanted to give money for the study of the coronavirus’: Are you idiot enough to believe Ted Cruz about anything? The spineless, gutless little worm that let Donald Trump slander his wife and now carries water for the traitor-in-chief?

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I question how Mitch McConnell could even have a chance at reelection. Kentucky ranks near the bottom in almost everything. One in five Kentuckians lives in poverty. On July 18, 2019, the House passed the Raise the Wage Act. This would raise the minimum wage to $15 in phases. Mitch refuses to bring it up for a vote. Mitch was key to lifting sanctions on Russia, allowing them to own property in the U.S. Days after Russians with ties to Putin came to Kentucky bought businesses and claimed they were going to build aluminum plants. Some are now charged with money laundering. We need jobs, but we don’t want to work for Putin. Mitch wants to cut entitlement programs. People, he’s talking about Social Security and Medicare. They are entitlements because we pay Payroll Taxes through our paycheck, and when we retire are ‘entitled’ to receive them. Mitch’s record stinks. He doesn’t have plans for Kentucky. So, he’s running on abortion, again. Abortion has been legal for 47 years. He’s been a Senator for 36 years. Sincerely, Concerned Kentuckian #1.

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Greatest scam ever. Al Gore started global warming to make him and his friends richer. Al Gore says carbon dioxide in the atmosphere from burning fossil fuels causes the earth to warm, which is a lie. It is common knowledge if anything blocks the sun from the Earth, such as clouds on a cloudy day then the earth becomes cooler. If Joe Biden is elected president he will open our country up for Al Gore and his friends for carbon trading. Americans will be buying carbon credits for their homes, cars, trucks, farms, factories, lawnmowers, and anything using fossil fuels. Prices will go up on everything you use. Educate yourself. Read about Al Gore and carbon trading, Chicago Climate Exchange on the Internet.

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Yes, those were the bad old days under President Obama and Biden. Other countries disrespected us, mainly because of Obama’s apology tour. You say you wish that we had a Christian president back in office. Trump has gotten a lot of support from the Christian people. The Democrat states that are still under lockdown had liquor stores open, but you could not go to church. Trump is a strong leader and he will bring us back through this evil virus that China unleashed upon us.

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If you believe that the mail-in votes are so safe and secure at the end of October, the first of November, take a $500 bill and mail it back to yourself. See how long it takes for you to get it back if you get it back at all. Absentee voting is okay. That is where you ask for a ballot, and they send it to you. The November 3 election will be so crazy that we probably won’t know who has won for months.

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The border wall has over 300 miles, not 30 miles built. As for Mexico paying for the wall, they are holding a lot of the illegal crossers in their country. The wall probably would have already been completed by now if the Democrats had not tried to impeach Trump every time he made a phone call, and taken to court to stop him from building the wall. How anyone could feel safer under the open border policy of the Democrats is beyond me.

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The Democrats have so much hate that they call Republicans racist, say Republicans hate gay people, black people, and all other forms of life. They call Republicans suckers for liking Trump. The Democrats say that Donald Trump lies all of the time, but when Biden flip-flops or tells a few lies he gets a pass. The media is in the Democrats’ basket. If Donald Trump cured cancer the Democrats would say that it was not soon enough. Then the Democrats say that an unnamed person in a magazine stated that Donald Trump, two years ago, made a comment about how the military was stupid for dying for no reason, when Donald Trump has done more for the military than any other president.

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To the caller who said ‘Republicans are the lowest form of trash imaginable’: I will pray for you. You stated that real Americans had better wake up. I agree to that. Real Americans had better wake up. Do your homework. How does Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, the most liberal senator in office, ‘want to make America great’? Check it out. We need a Republican House, Senate, and president. See what Democrats want to do to our country. Signed, a Deplorable.

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