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I would like to wish my husband of 10 years a very happy anniversary. Cherries up bop!

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News Flash: ‘Blondie’ and ‘Frankenstein’ appear to have a full-time amateur stalker. To the person who writes those frequent Speak Your Piece letters complaining about their home-life situation: You are hilarious. Apparently the cat and mouse game of determining who ought to be, or not be, around ‘their children’ is what ultimately gives your life excitement and meaning. If it is true what you write about those folks, why not stop threatening to call the authorities and just do it already. If you don’t have the assertiveness to take that action, the only other avenue is to just keep spying on those people and writing letters endlessly to Speak Your Piece. If you continue writing, just know your letters are eagerly read by folks here in Washington State who can’t wait to hear about your latest full-time snooping activities. We all get a good laugh reading your endless complaints about ‘Blondie’ and ‘Frankenstein.’ Thank you.

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We are losing more lives to COVID-19 than the average daily death toll from World War II. Right now we are in the midst of a catastrophe. Hopefully we are getting a new president who will take the job seriously instead of pushing ridiculous conspiracy theories.

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‘The key to immortality is to first live a life worth remembering’ — Bruce Lee

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It seems that many folks of various religions tend to think that everyone else should live by the dictates of their so-called ‘true’ religion. Anyone not conforming to their religious views is considered a heathen, a sinner, an infidel, an atheist, etc. For those who believe in ‘Hell,’ that is where they assume all folks will end up if they don’t subscribe to their version of religion. People, just because you personally adhere to a certain religion doesn’t mean that all other people should be expected to believe the way you do. I believe it’s the height of ignorance and arrogance to go around labeling other folks as ‘sinners.’ My advice is to worry about ‘living your own beliefs’ instead of pointing fingers at others who may believe an entirely different way. Often, those obsessing about the so-called ‘sins’ and faults of others are just avoiding being aware of their own personal shortcomings. Nobody else is required to live in accord with your personal beliefs. Worry about yourself. Please think about this.

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Kentucky now has over 100,000 virus cases, and Letcher County is doing its part. If we can keep having in-person church services, weddings, and funerals plus more road rallies, gatherings like Isom Days, and Main Street pandemic parties, we can get that up to 200,000.

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Trump’s home, Mar-a- Lago, is discussed 19 times in Ghislaine Maxwell’s deposition regarding Trump’s friend Epstein. We’ve got friends, business associates, court records, audio/video recordings and even family members telling us Trump is a liar, con artist, sexual predator and just a horrible person in general. The only way you can support him is if you’re okay with this behavior.

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Eighteen Trump campaign rallies ultimately resulted in more than 30,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases and led to more than 700 deaths, researchers at Stanford University concluded in a study published last Friday. It’s obvious he couldn’t care less about the American people.

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I wonder why people use Speak Your Piece, because a lot of people do not know who they are talking with. So I’m guess they want to remain anonymous because they are not brave enough to go to someone’s face. Oh well, no one knows who you’re speaking about.

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That Dr. Pellegrini who is on the Whitesburg City County is really good. He has the safety of the children in mind. They talked about contactless trick-or-treating. Dr. Pellegrini, I would vote for you again. You care about the safety of the children and you’re a really smart man.

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The President of the United States was in Hickory, North Carolina the other day. As far as I know there has been no other president land at that airport. He is showing us who he is, a man who cares for all people. Now we do have to address this thing called illegal immigration. I think ICE ought to come in and clean up Hickory, North Carolina from the illegals, even if they have to go into their churches and get them out. That’s the way I feel about it. I don’t know who these gangsters are running around, and the people don’t know who these gangster are. They are Mexicans. They don’t like us to use the word Mexican, but that’s where they are from — El Salvador and all those other places.

. Has anybody got a picture of the old Turkey Creek schoolhouse? If you do, please respond in next week’s Speak Your Piece. Thank you.

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I would like to know what in the world is wrong with these women who are fooling around with younger people. I was always told to keep your pencil sharp or somebody will write on your paper.

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The Letcher County Water and Sewer District is proposing a 45.19 percent increase in their water billing each month. It basically stands at $28.08 each month, which is a ridiculous price anyway. I totally oppose this 45.19 percent increase. I would like to ask the commissioners how the people of Letcher County are going to afford this.

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I don’t see why Governor Andy Beshear or someone doesn’t do something about one of our discount stores in Whitesburg where none of the workers — I mean none of the workers — wears a mask. And they allow three-fourths of the customers who come in not to wear a mask, either. Thank you.

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In the October 28 edition of The Mountain Eagle’s Speak Your Piece someone accused millions of Republican voters of refusing to foster or adopt and of denying unwanted children of food, shelter and healthcare and of punishing women for having sex. This accusation must be answered with a rigorous and truthful rebut. There are several different types of birth control for men and women, including abstention. If people would be responsible and use a prophylactic before sex they could stop unwanted pregnancies and eliminate the selfish need to commit murder by abortion after sex — exceptions noted. The hardships and burdens caused by the selfish acts of irresponsible people should not be laid on the doorsteps of responsible people. If you can’t support and be responsible for your own actions then forgo the act and stop the need to say that awful phrase ‘unwanted children.’ Thank you.

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A certain lady in the Smoot Creek area may need to be tested after being with the certain man she fooled with. He has previously made tapes and put them on Facebook for everybody to see. It would be a shame for something like that to happen to this lady. She should know better. Sad, sad, sad.

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Like the waning of a long midsummer’s day, hope softly slips into the night. As darkness falls, it is here, a lonely river now flows … a desolate place where I am fiercely driven by the winds of sorrow. And now walk its lonesome banks thereof. Broken and wounded I say unto you, ‘Star of my night, if only I could reach you!’ The midnight writer.

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Children are a blessing and joy from God. Psalm 139:13-16 says, ‘for you created my inner most being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. Praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made, your works are wonderful, I know that very well.’ Did you know God knew us before we were conceived? Jeremiah 1:5 says, ‘Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee, before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee.’ You know life begins at conception. Abortion is the murder of your child. A lot of American society, politicians and mothers have accepted abortion as okay without considering the consequences. Someday everyone will stand before God for judgment for their sins when they die. If you find yourself pregnant and thinking about abortion, choose life for your child. It will be okay. God loves you. God will work everything out.

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God bless America. Thank you Mr. Trump for what you are doing for America. And thank you, too, Mr. Pence. I just watched another black man commit suicide by cop, which gave people another excuse to start rioting again. If that had been a white man in Philadelphia he would have been killed, too. Now they have found water on the moon. Could that be the tears of angels after they saw what is taking place on Earth? Could be, as far as I’m concerned.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: I heard the other day that our governor’s whole family had to be quarantined because of the virus. I wonder how they are doing? He — the governor — seems to want to keep it quiet. What’s going on? The way he acts it’s as if he doesn’t want the virus to ever go away. Maybe he thinks that’s the way he ought to run the governor’s office. Making the virus a political football is no good.

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Yes, I would like to say I went to town today for the fourth time since March. When I got down to Whitesburg to go to the doctor’s office it smelled so bad from that sewer and sawmill. I don’t know why the city can’t get rid of that smell.

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I hadn’t been squirrel hunting in years until the other day when I decided to go hunting in the Low Gap Branch area. From a strip job I dropped down into a hollow and came upon a trailer. I’m here to tell you that you wouldn’t believe the fighting and hollering that was going on there. The problem I have with this is that both of the people involved profess to be Christians. If that’s Christianity I don’t want any part of it.

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If you live in Letcher County you pay your taxes and still can’t get anything done. They let the dogs run wild on Thornton. They bite people and leave their poo everywhere. They get in your garbage. At least one of them is vicious and the dog warden won’t do anything. Judge Adams, you need to see that the leash law is enforced and these dogs are picked up.

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I just read where somebody commented about the judge going on a hunting trip. Well, he’s only human and there are other people who can take charge. At least he’s not doing morally undesirable things in the courthouse like some have. Thank you.

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A certain woman is always going to the doctor for coronavirus tests two to three times a week on taxpayers’ money.

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Thank you, Darrell Banks, and thank you, Mr. Hall.

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Quick question: Did they ever have trains running through the railroad tunnel? When they finish with the current project, will The Mountain Eagle print some pictures showing how it looks today after they clean it up and make it look pretty? Thank you.

(The answer to both questions is yes. L&N Railroad coal trains transported millions of tons of coal through the tunnel between 1912 and the late 1980s. And, from 1912 until 1949, as many as three L&N Railroad passenger trains used the tunnel each day on routes between Lexington and Neon.)

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On October 28 I watched the CEO’s of Facebook, Twitter and Google give testimony before members of Congress concerning suppression of speech and control of subject matter and other things. I became concerned about what I was hearing so I got my Bible and reviewed the Books of Daniel, Lamentations and Revelations. Now I am very concerned and scared for the future of our nation, because this nation will not survive under the rule and control of unelected dictators.

( Perhaps our nation would be less politically divided today if the Internet behemoths like Facebook, Google and Twitter had to obey the same laws governing libel and slander that newspapers and TV and radio stations have had to follow for many decades.)

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Of all the people the Democrats had running for president, was Joe Biden the best they could do? An eight-year-old knows he is not capable of running this country. The Democrats claim they are the smart ones and have all the answers, so where are they? They put a man up there who can barely make a speech two days a week. It amazes me that of all they had running that is the best they could come up with.

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I’m concerned about a certain office in the Letcher County Courthouse. They told me one thing and when I went back to pay the next week they changed it back. I can’t understand why that happened the way it did, but when the next election comes up I wonder how many votes this office is going to get out of Ohio compared to here in Letcher County. I have a lot of input with people here in Letcher County when it comes to voting. If I were you I would be ashamed of what I did. We will remember you on the next Election Day. Thank you. Have a good day and may God bless you.

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Former Vice President Joe Biden keeps calling for a national mandate on mask wearing, but what he’s failed to tell you is the president can’t call for a mask mandate. He doesn’t have police powers in any state. Thank you.

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When the state passed a law allowing people to carry concealed weapons they were making the statement that the law can no longer protect you. If anybody thinks they can, they are a little slow-minded, because the law doesn’t even do a good job of protecting themselves.

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Every time I read Speak Your Piece there is something in there about the animals. If Letcher County was so worried about the animals, then why didn’t Jim Ward build an animal shelter when he had the chance? And what happened to the money the county once had to build a shelter with? Give me a break.

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I was just watching CBS News this morning and they were talking about the militias. Don’t we have the National Guard to protect our rights from the people in these militias? These people are just homegrown terrorists in my book. I don’t have a gun, but I’ve got a knife and a tomahawk. I’ll just have to go out and take one of them if they come against us. Anyway, God bless America, but these militias a nothing but groups of homegrown terrorists.

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I would like to thank Nicky and all of her actors at the Mountain Mayhem Haunted House for making a lot of children happy and making adults laugh and have a goodtime. I took three granddaughters and I sat out in my car. When I saw them come out laughing and talking it made my day. One of my granddaughters hadn’t been anywhere in two months. So thanks, guys.

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Let me tell you about the nosy people in Letcher County. My neighbor sent the health department on me over a hog lot. It took three health department dudes to come and look at one hog lot. Is that where our tax money is going? They ought to be in these stores checking out the people who don’t wear masks. If these nosy neighbors don’t like my hog lot they can kiss my behind. I pay taxes on my property and I’m going to do whatever I want to do on my property. If they don’t like living in Letcher County and want to live in a city they need to go down to Lexington and get them an apartment or something. This is farmland and has always been farmland. It even says so right on my taxes. I guess the next time they will send the health department down here about my big chicken house. I have a heck of a chicken house. I get between 17 and 20 eggs a day. I don’t eat those China eggs. Send those three dudes down here again over my henhouse and I’ll run them off my property.

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I was just wondering as a concerned citizen what on Earth has happened to the water line that was supposed to come up the left hand fork of Marshal’s Branch? It’s been going on for three or four years and we haven’t seen any water yet. Please, step it up a little. Thank you.

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Wake up, Letcher County farmers. Between the health department and the meth heads we are going to have to break our guns out.

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I am so happy to see that money can’t get you out of just everything. I am glad to see people are finally getting what’s coming to them — justice — and they are where they need to be. Ladies, be very careful where you go and be very careful what you’re doing behind your husband’s back because people do see. Some more are going to get caught, one in particular who meets her out-of-state boyfriend at the walking track below the Whitesburg hospital. She’s been caught not only in person, but also on deer camera.

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How does it feel to come from being a stuck up snob who wouldn’t talk to half the people because you thought you were better than them to being a jailbird? Doesn’t feel good, does it?

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Whoever owns this black dog in Whitco, I am asking you to please put it up. It’s getting into everybody’s garbage. It’s getting into my garbage and I am getting sick and tired of it. I am not able to get out and pick my garbage up. Either pick it up or I’m going to call the dog warden. If you own the dog put the darn thing up. Thank you very much.

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