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Tonya and Shondra beat the loser Leon in foosball.

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It’s amazing that just when you try to be friends with somebody again after a year, you go to their house to visit with them and they ignore you by getting on their side-by-sides and going off riding.

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The Bible, in Mark 12:31 and elsewhere, commands us to ‘Love thy neighbor as thyself.’ Nowhere does it say that our neighbor has to be the same skin color, gender, or political party as us before we offer our love.

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Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump will tell any lie they can just so they will be re-elected. Come on now, people, look at all the illegal things Trump has done. Mitch McConnell lies to us coal miners by telling us he’s going to bring jobs back but he has not done one thing about it.

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To a certain man: You are probably too ignorant to read Speak Your Piece, but for all the bad names you’ve called me all these years you have a lot of nerve when you’ve been dragging your little married mama down the road for 10 years. If one more person comes to me and tells me the things you’ve been saying about me, you will be in court and you will have to prove what you say about me.

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Have any of you educated young ones checked out what socialism is? Socialism works as long as there is money, but when the money is going it collapses. We have a president in there who is fighting this and he is doing a good job. Some of you can’t even remember the wars that were fought to keep this democracy. You’ve got to learn to understand what our president stands for — the United States of America and the Constitution. We have a good president and we need him another four years. God bless you, Mr. President, and God bless the United States of America. In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we thank you, Father God, that we can go to and fro wherever we want to in the United States and live anywhere we want to in the United States.

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It’s a shame we live in a county where they let the dogs run wild. We have a dog warden but little is being done about the problem. You better get on it, Judge Adams.

. ‘As you are now so once was I; As I am now you soon shall be; Prepare for Death and follow me.’ — inscription on a nineteenth-century headstone in a Sabine Pass, Texas cemetery.

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This county has become a drug-infested county. Our sheriff is trying his best to get them out of here, but they keep turning the sons-of-guns loose.

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I assume that when you get groceries at a certain grocery store that the bag boy or bag girl will push the cartload of groceries out for you, especially when you have two carts full. I also assume when they do that they won’t ask me, ‘Do you want me to put your groceries in for you?’ What’s going on?

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There are three things in this world you have to do. You have to vote for who you want to vote for, you have to live, and you have to die. If people want to vote for Trump then let them vote for Trump. Who people vote for is none of your business. And vote for who you want to vote for if you have sense enough to get to the polls, which I doubt you have. Thank you.

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Kamala Harris, vice-presidential candidate, A/K/A the witch from Hades.

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Now is the time for all true Republicans to stand up and speak out. Trump is an embarrassment to the party of Abraham Lincoln. Truly, more and more Republicans are admitting that Trump is a racist egotist who lashes out at anyone who disagrees with him, and in the numerous books written by people who know him best, the most common description is ‘immature bully.’

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Can you envision vice-presidential candidate Kamala Harris being president and Nancy Pelosi being vice-president? There’s a scenario where that could happen. Think about it. Have a good evening. Thank you.

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I read a comment in Speak Your Piece concerning the Jenkins City Police. The caller was exactly correct and hit the nail on the head. We have one police officer who is actually doing his job and cleaning the drugs off the street. And to Mayor Todd Depriest: You are losing votes every day. You had better start adhering to the city ordinances, especially concerning the slumlords who refuse to clean up their pigsties. And the roads are impassable and the garbage men need to be re-trained. Basically we need a new mayor in Jenkins.

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We finally know enough about Trump’s taxes to know he owes personally $420 million to somebody, likely Russia. Finally, Trump’s coziness with Putin makes tragic sense. How useful for a foreign enemy to have our president indebted to that country. This same enemy is also working to get him re-elected so that he can keep handing them political favors. For the sake of my country and all of us I am voting for Biden for president and Amy McGrath for U.S. Senator. And I’m voting early, too, to avoid dirty tricks. Thank you.

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For those interested in finding out what Black Lives Matter is all about, go to the podcast of Abraham Hamilton III. He says they are Marxists, practice witchcraft, and that a lot of good people are getting used by people who want to overthrow America. Black Lives Matter does not affect Black lives; it’s all about a revolution.

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The best way to prevent the coronavirus or any other disease is eating a healthy breakfast of organic cereal, eggs, etc. Eat good meat every day. Stay off sodas and fast-processed foods. If you cook at home, cabbage soup is one of the best things you can put into your body. Grape juice prevents stomach viruses. You have to look at your diet. If you are living on fast-food and sodas you are going to be sick.

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My eight-year-old grandson says that if we weren’t so stupid we wouldn’t be in this mess. He said that if he can understand why we wear a mask to protect other people from getting sick, why can’t adults understand it?

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I would like to ask why the county’s dogcatcher won’t come on Turkey Creek and get these stray dogs that are pooping in my yard. I am getting tired of other people’s dogs using my yard as their bathroom. Thank you.

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If you had choice of heads you live, tails you die which would you choose — heads or tails? Well, the virus vaccines they are talking about work half the time. Does that mean you are taking a heads-or-tails chance of living or dying if you take the vaccine?

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I hope all Christians are praying for our president, as God has told us, so we can live in peace. The Bible says God appoints leaders. I have prayed for many leaders I did not like or vote for. I vote for policies, not personalities. Personalities can never hurt you, but policies can hurt you for the rest of your life. President Trump has done more for the Christians than anyone has in the last 63 years of my voting. I don’t know his soul’s condition, but it’s between him and God. He asked a practicing Christian who lives his confession to be his vice-president. He also asked Christian leaders to meet with him and to pray for him and our country.

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I was appalled at what I saw in the Walmart parking lot the other day. A little red car pulled up with something in its back glass about holiness. In the car there were some kids, and I have never in my life been so appalled to hear what language was coming out of their mouths. The music was blaring, the girl was using the F-word, and the little boy was sticking his middle finger up at everyone who went by. If that’s your supposedly Christian attitude I don’t want anything to do with it. If that’s holiness, leave me out.

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This a comment from a wartime veteran. For the past several months, who were the heroes standing on the front lines fighting this coronavirus war? They were food store workers, bus drivers, medical and hospital workers, police officers, firefighters, truck drivers, President Donald Trump with Vice President Mike Pence, and many others. While these people were doing their best, many others stayed home eating ice cream, Zoom calling, blaming and complaining, and feeling secure and safe. Please note that just wearing a mask and running tests will not get us out of this war. It takes common sense and heroes who will look the enemy in the eye while saying ‘I will fight.’ Thank you and have a good day.

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I don’t know who made the decision to place voting machines at the Blair Branch Old Regular Baptist Church, but this is not very respectful of the people in the church. You don’t have politics at the church. Respect for the church should be considered by having the voting changed to somewhere else.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: Here is the reason not to vote for Biden for president. If Biden gets in he will start paying the Chinese the money we owe them. Trump told the Chinese that as long as he’s in he won’t pay them a lousy dime because of what they did by letting the coronavirus in. If Biden starts paying them he will put this world in a gigantic economic annihilation unseen by this world at any time in history. So be sure you get out and vote.

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Mitch McConnell never does what he says he’s going to do, like his promise to bring back coal mining jobs. He never does anything for Kentucky, but people still vote for him after he slanders and slurs and character assassinates everybody who runs against him. He’s a negative guy.

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To the scumbags who put stuff on Facebook about people they don’t even know: Why don’t you tell them to their face so they can break your jaw? You’re a bunch of yellow-bellied cowards.

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Trump goes to the hospital and says he has COVID, but I don’t believe he did. I believe he played the Trump card — the sympathy card — so he can tell Biden, ‘I know what it’s like to have COVID and you don’t. Listen to me, people, I had and it just lasted a few days, less time than the flu and it’s not nearly as bad.’ If that’s the case, then why are so many people dead? Trump never had COVID. Members of his staff couldn’t get their lies straight and his doctor couldn’t keep his briefings straight without lying his head off. Trump could have overridden the HIPPA law and let his condition be known, but he couldn’t afford to let the public know the truth.

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We need to clean house. We got rid of Jim Ward, we got rid of Sam Wright, the Halls are gone, and now the only one left is the Halls’ cousin, Johnny Ray Turner. So vote for somebody other than Johnny Ray Turner in this election. Thank you.

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Mr. Trump, the American people support you, but a little help from another stimulus package would really help poor people. I don’t know why you stopped the talks, but they are putting it all on you. Maybe it was the lack of oxygen on your brain while you were sick. We support you, but that stimulus package would have sure helped.

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Why does the county pay a dog warden if no one picks up the stray dogs that are running around? It’s a dirty shame.

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If you’re tired of all the political ads and the political talk, listen to WMMT FM. They don’t let the politics get deep into their music and I appreciate that.

Hey, Blondie, I didn’t think you were supposed to be around Frankenstein with those kids. Well, looks like the social services are going to be called and asked to give you a little visit. If you cared about you children you would keep them away from him.

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When I first became politically aware, we had a Republican president and both of our state senators were Republican. We also had the highest tax rate in our history, at 90% of all earned income over $2.5 million. Thanks to that revenue we were able to build the Interstate highway system, fund the greatest military force on Earth, establish NASA and put men on the moon within the next 15 years, and increase educational spending on math and science at all age levels, and offer equal education to all regardless of race. The president was Eisenhower; our senators were John Sherman Cooper and Thurston B. Morton. The three men who currently hold their seats are not fit to be named here. It’s time for all of us to work to make our country great for everyone, not just the rich who can find tax loopholes and shift their taxes to the working class.

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Trump just killed Christmas for so many families struggling economically by stopping the stimulus package. Only Melania is happy about this.

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I’m inquiring about a certain good-looking little girl on Smoot Creek. She was married for a little while and then she took up with another one. If she is single I sure would like to get to go out with her. If she’s reading this I would like to take her over to Reno’s and buy her the best steak money can buy. If she’s not single she doesn’t have to worry, but if she is single I would love to get to know her.

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Mr. President, now that you’ve got your head back on straight you could pick up a pen and sign an executive order that would help the American people — the poor American people who are laid off. Get it done, Mr. President. Sign a new stimulus program for us poor people. God bless you, Mr. President. There are a lot of people out in food lines hoping they get enough to last them for the week. Have you been to the Salvation Army store lately?

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To the person who called in about the dogs barking on Dry Fork: If you would put your flea-backed cats up they wouldn’t be barking like that. Thank you.

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I would just like to say that Donald Trump has done more for this country than any other president has. It’s a fact. I don’t care what other people say about him, his time in office has proven to be one of the best this country has ever had. And I’ve got news for you people: If Mitch McConnell doesn’t get his seat back in the Senate I don’t know what’s going to happen to us. We’ve always voted for Mitch. You can go talk to him personally. It’s a sad fact the Democrats have destroyed our country while the big rich movie stars have backed them.

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The New York Times had a headline that said Donald Trump only paid $750 in income taxes. But deep down in the report they showed the real truth where they knew no one would probably look. He paid $24 million in that same period in alternative minimum tax.

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I never had figured out why Donald Trump likes Jim Justice, the Republican governor of West Virginia, so well. Now I know. Trump has more than 620 lawsuits against him for not paying bills he owes. Some of them are in the millions of dollars. Jim Justice also has more than 600 lawsuits against him, which indicates he doesn’t like to pay his bills, either. This way Trump can say, ‘Jim is my kind of man.’

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Those aborted fetuses used to manufacture Regeneron really brought Trump back to life.

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Donald Trump officially knows how COVID works. He’s a scientist, a genius, a mastermind. He’s got it, he understands it and how it all works. Mike Pence just had a debate and had a fly land on his head. That’s the news for today. Thank you.

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I grew up a Republican. When I was young I heard Barry Goldwater’s son speak. I was impressed. However, I’m not impressed by what’s going on now. The only thing I really remember is that my friends who were also Republicans bought votes. I just assumed that was part of the system.

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‘Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing the monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.’ — C.S. Lewis

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Systemic racism does not mean that anyone is overtly racist. However, all of these sheriff and police departments who are endorsing Andy Barr and Mitch McConnell because someone hurt their feelings need to look closely at their endorsement ads. I have watched all of these ads, whether I wanted to or not, and what I see is white men, often with love handles and shaved heads, who if they were not in uniform would look like a white militia. Google skinheads. They need to recruit some diversity. Even the flag representing the ‘thin blue line,’ has shown up at white supremacist rallies like in Charlottesville. The flag manufacturer has condemned such activities, and so should all Americans. Most law officers are not racist. But the system is, if it corrupts ‘protect and serve’ into ‘harass and profile.’

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Storms don’t always come to disrupt your life; some come to clear a new path forward.

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November 3 will be the most important and significant Election Day the United States has seen since the very first one. This is the first time in history that there are only two choices on the ballot: Republican or American.

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Do you remember when Trump had protestors tear-gassed so he could walk to a church he does not attend in order for him to have a photo-op holding a Bible? When asked if it were his Bible he replied, ‘It’s just a Bible.’ Read Matthew 6:1-8. A friend said she thought Trump was sent by God, but I cannot find a single thing that he has done that would qualify as a Christian deed. If Trump was sent by God, I believe it was more in the sense of the 10 plagues He sent upon Egypt. Can a true Christian support this bullying hypocrite?

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I question if Mitch is there for the people or the power. I watched Mitch’s speech at Kentucky Farm Bureau. He said that as a freshman senator he eyed the first seat and thought, someday I’m going to be in that seat. Mitch didn’t say his goal was to help Kentucky or the country. He said he wanted to be the most powerful person in the Senate. He is powerful. He hasn’t used it for Kentucky. He has used it to control every Republican. We can see that they don’t dare act up against him. They walk out like whipped pups when he lays down the law. Mitch has made some bad decisions about which Republican candidates to back and spend money on. The Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron is one example of that. Take a look at Cameron’s resume. He hasn’t even tried a case. He is Kentucky’s Attorney General. Now, Cameron is responsible for the investigation into the murder of Breonna Taylor. Mitch should not have this much power over the entire Republican Party. Sincerely, Concerned Kentuckian #3.

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There are two items that I consider most important — retaining the Affordable Care Act and Social Security.

The Republicans and Trump have an appeal to end ACA that is scheduled to be heard by the Supreme Court shortly after this election and we have seen how the Republicans have prepared during the past decade to end entitlements (Social Security). Nearly 40 percent of eastern Kentuckians receive financial support and medical coverage from Social Security and the ACA. If a person who is receiving Social Security and/or medical insurance from the ACA wants to end their Social Security check and their ACA medical coverage, then, by all means, go ahead and vote for Trump and Moscow Mitch on Nov. 3, and they will surely accommodate your wishes.

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I am writing concerning the Democrats’ lie of global warming concerning greenhouse gas. This is what says in Genesis 8:22: While the Earth remaineth, seed-time and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease. Now the lying Democrats call all these natural disasters global warming disasters, but God has already told us of these things that will come to pass in the end time. God said in Luke 21:11, And great earthquakes shall be in diverse places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from Heaven. Maybe the reason California is on fire is because of their ungodly lifestyles they live. The coronavirus is a pestilence that is a sign of the end time. The lying Democrats cannot stop the pestilences that will come on this Earth. God is angry with the wicked every day. God made the oil and the coal, and it was made to be used. So we had better use all we can as quickly as we can for it will all soon burn. Republicans and Democrats need to get ready to meet God. Jesus is the answer.

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There is a cure for the coronavirus. We that are God’s people don’t need to wear a facemask, we have a shield. God will shield his people, for he said no weapon that is formed against us will prosper. Is any sick among you, let them call for the elders of the church and let them pray over them anointing them with oil in the name of the Lord and the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he hath committed sins, they shall be forgiven. God takes care of his people. We don’t need the government telling us to not go to church. People that don’t have God’s shield over them need to repent of their sins and be born again.

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Dream of mine, days of yesteryear, usher me back to the place where you once stood. Time to time, I see you standing there … the sum of all I wanted in life. A mere glimpse of what could have been weighs so heavily upon my heart. Longing to be so close to you, a weeping spirit am I, knowing that you are so far away from me. The midnight writer.

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I have hit a nerve. The long-term effect of anything blocking the sun from the Earth for a long period of time is that the Earth would get even cooler, not warmer. Anyway, trees, plants and grass love carbon dioxide. Explain long-term effect. Have a nice day.

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Did you know that 289 coal power plants in the USA have shut down since 2010? The Sierra Club is an organization that has been fighting coal for a long time by getting laws passed, making it impossible and too expensive for coal power plants to operate. Coal power plants have cleaned up their air since the 1970 Clean Air Act. I read where the president of the Sierra Club celebrated after 130 coal power plants closed. Michael Bloomberg and other billionaires donate to them. He Sierra Club is behind the closing of the Big Sandy Power Plant at Louisa. Kentucky Power Company had to buy 50 percent of Mitchell Power Plant in West Virginia, which caused our power bills to go up. The Sierra Club with its team of lawyers intervenes at the Public Service Commission in Frankfort every time Kentucky Power asks for a rate increase, causing our power bills to go up. They intervened in Case 2020-000174, now before the Kentucky Public Service Commission. Read about the Sierra Club.

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