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I’m reading where the county water and sewer district wants to raise the water rates by 45 percent. What in the world? Do they think the people in our county — especially the senior citizens — are made out of money? Why is it necessary for this water rate to go up? I don’t understand it and I will not be able to understand it. I think it is just price gouging like everything else. And the people who are on the water board need to take a long look at themselves after coming up with something like this. And that’s the way I feel.

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On a clear night when the stars are out in Doty Creek you can always smell a strong odor burning in the air, but nobody knows what it is. If the sheriff’s office had any sense a deputy would come and see what it is. But when good citizens call to tell they hang up the phone on them.

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We live in a country that gives free needles to narcotics addicts but the old people who can’t afford needles for their insulin have to suffer.

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I hope Mitch McConnell gets his way and cuts out the checks for people on Social Security Disability.

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Well, it’s Wednesday morning and nobody knows who is president yet. We do know Mr. Trump is now in office. Anyway, the voters in the state of Oregon just legalized the possession of small amounts of narcotics and other hard drugs. Who is running that state, the people or Satan? How many people are they going to kill with these drugs? God bless America, but I wouldn’t live in Oregon if they gave me the whole damn state.

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This is the Wednesday morning after the election. It sounds like the Democrats are now bringing out the votes they found up in the attic, in the basement and in the trunk of a car.

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I wish certain executives would watch the surveillance cameras to see what is going on in the parking lots after hours. Also, when I go to one certain facility there are always several employees on their phones texting away when they should be taking care of patients. Thank you.

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What’s the use of going and having a COVID test if you can’t get the results within 48 hours? Have the doctors around here just given up on it? They don’t call and tell you if you have it or you don’t have it. What’s the matter with that picture?

After reading The Mountain Eagle’s comment in Speak Your Piece about the Internet giants — Facebook, Google and Twitter — (and their exemption from laws governing libel and slander) I began to learn about the Section 230 exemption. I was appalled to learn about what young children and young adults are allowed to view, what they are taught, how they are expected to act, and the things that can be posted on the Internet. There’s only one thing now I can say: Parents, lock up your computer. Then call your representatives in Congress to have that 230 exemption clause repealed immediately. Children are the future of this nation; wake up. There is an old saying that no one is above the law. If that is true then why are Facebook, Google and Twitter exempted?

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It’s amazing how you greedy coal people could vote for Mitch McConnell again when you know he has not done anything for us whatsoever. He has made life miserable for our coal miners. All you people do is vote for people who are greedy. That’s why so many of you also voted for Joe Biden for president.

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Since Ferrellgas has raised its prices on the tank rentals I don’t see many of their trucks on the road anymore. Can anyone tell me what they are raising their prices? They also won’t deliver like they once did.

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It looks like we’re going to just have to go ahead and install Trump as president. If we have to do it by force that’s the way it will have to be. The Democrat Party in Philadelphia, Detroit, and Arizona are the cause. I have never seen such blatant criminal stealing of an election.

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America has just elected its first Adolf Hitler, except his name is Joe Biden.

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Watching the news on television, they said Michelle Obama said tens of millions sided with lies, hate, chaos, and division. She had to be talking about her party — the Democrats.

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Congratulations, voters of eastern Kentucky, Mitch McConnell has fooled you once again. He continues to slap you in the face and you keep saying, ‘Thank you, sir, may I have another?’

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To all of you who are concerned about the ‘girl on Smoot Creek’: Let me set the record straight; she has no involvement in any part of a recent controversial event that people seem to love to gossip about. I find it so disconcerting that we live in a community where people are entertained by spreading lies and gossip about others. From the sounds of some of the sick and perverse stories that many of you have created, perhaps you’re the ones with a problem. Maybe some of you should get a job working at least 40 hours a week like she does so that there’s less time to worry about other people’s lives. I highly recommend finding a more productive hobby. We live in a small community that should be close-knit and caring, but it is certainly far from that. I challenge those of you who find it necessary to share your lies and rumors about others to please have the courtesy to share them directly with her. She will happily set you straight on what the truth is. May God bless each of you and our community.

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Stickers on school windows are nice, but does that do anything about over half of our students failing in Jenkins Middle-High School? You got rid of a lot of teachers with a lot of experience and hired a lot of husband and wife teachers from another county with no experience. That’s a double no-no.

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I feel sorry for the people who voted for that Joe for president. If they left Trump in there things would be better. Trump did a better job than Joe will ever do. So if people starve they can blame themselves for it. It’s something to think about for a while before you go to bed.

. oved the Unilever coupon insert in The Mountain Eagle a few weeks ago. Hopefully they will keep on adding it — such a plus to this wonderful newspaper.

(Thanks for the comment. We hope Unilever runs more coupons, too.)

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Now that the election is over, and Biden is likely the winner, despite any personal opinions, accusations of fraud, and recounts, most of us will admit this past year has been an unusual year. And very challenging for everyone. Cooperation, understanding and definitely we all want peace of mind as the important thing. For too many years now, bickering, arguing and not getting things done in the government is a big problem. During this pandemic we especially need for all to work together. It doesn’t matter your political views, the virus is our greatest threat. The virus does not discriminate. No matter who you voted for, agree or disagree, people need to come together and try to get along. Despite race, gender, personalities, and perspectives. We need unification and teamwork. Let’s stop fighting against each other and join together. The virus has left a deep impact worldwide. In all walks of life. It’s going to take teamwork. Efforts. And, most of all for each of us to try to cooperate.

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Trump’s voter fraud claims are a scam to pay off campaign debt. The campaign is raising money for a legal defense fund that in small print says that up to 60 percent may go towards paying off campaign debt. Even in loss, the grift keeps going.

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News flash! Planet Earth to humanity: Please stop breeding. Everyone already knows, deep down, that there are way too many humans on Earth already. There has to be a limit. Please give this some thought. Thank you.

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I am not a Biden fan at all. He has done nothing to improve anything in 47/48 years in politics. I truly believe Biden is just the steppingstone for Kamala Harris to take over the White House. Trump, whom some have referred to as the ‘clown’ or ‘buffoon’ in the White House, just brokered two Middle East agreements. The clown has had the greatest impact on the economy, bringing jobs, and lowering unemployment to the Black and Latino population more than any other president ever. The buffoon in the White House has exposed the deep and longstanding corruption in the FBI, the CIA, the NSA, and the Republican and Democratic parties. The buffoon in the White House turned NATO around and had those countries start paying their dues. The clown in the White House neutralized the North Koreans, stopped them from developing a further nuclear capability, sending missiles toward Japan, and threatening the West Coast of the U.S. The clown in the White House turned our relationship with the Chinese around, brought hundreds of business back to the U.S., and revived the economy. The clown in the White House has accomplished the appointments of three Supreme Court justices and close to 300 federal judges. This same clown in the White House lowered your taxes and caused your stock market holdings to move to record levels over 100 times. The clown in the White House fast-tracked the development of a COVID vaccine. It will be available within weeks … I got it; some of you don’t like him. Many of you utterly hate and despise him. How special of you. He is serving you and all the American people. What are you doing besides calling him names and laughing about him catching COVID? And please educate me again as to what Biden has accomplished for America in his 47 years in office? God bless Donald Trump, the most unappreciated president in history.

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There is nothing to litigate concerning last week’s presidential election, just as every intelligent person knows. You have two kinds of people Trump is appealing to: morons and crooks. Gaslighting does not work in court.

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This just in: A presidential motorcade has been spotted heading up Pine Mountain, making its way to the Bull Hole. Trump told the onlookers they had been very unfair to him, and that Sleepy Joe would have never made it all the way to the Bull Hole; too low energy. Before jumping in, Ol’ Trump made a phone call to his buddy Pence, remarking that it was a ‘yuuuge’ hole in the ground, a tremendous hole. ‘If you decide to run next time, just wait until you get here,’ Trump told Pence. ‘Everyone says it’s the best hole to jump in. You’re gonna love it. Trust me, you’ll love it.’

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With Election Day now passed, I am not sure who you voted for or why. As for me I voted for the candidates I think have American interests at the core of their values. If we were to have a vote for limiting all political offices to eight years, I’d vote in its favor. We have people who have been in office for almost 50 years in some cases. They used these years to garner power and enrich themselves and their families. They use the same power and riches to keep themselves and their family members free from prosecution and out of jail. Our founding fathers did not intend this. They designed our government to be for the people, by the people and of the people. They did not intend for it to be used as a means to empower any individual. Their goals were to empower the people. We are a nation of immigrants and Native people. We were founded on constitutional guarantees of our freedoms. These freedoms are being stripped from us by the very people we have elected to protect those freedoms. The only way to restore and keep these freedoms is to keep voting.

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This will probably be printed after the election, but I wanted to say that it was your duty as an American citizen to go and vote for your nation and not against our nation. If you voted for a Democrat then you are the enemy of America. The Democrat Party wants to destroy our nation and your freedom. If you voted for a Democrat then you are for the rioting and destruction and the unrest. If you vote for Democrats you are a racist and are the cause of the race problems. Obama and the Democrats started this, and if you vote for them then you are partaking in their evil deeds. The Democrat Party is of no value to a free society. .ey want to control you. They want to take your guns so they can tell you what to do and you will have no way to defend yourself. So if you voted for a Democrat then you are to blame for destroying our nation, and the American people need to stand up and put a stop to the Democrats from destroying our nation. Never again will I vote for a Democrat. Not in my lifetime will I partake in their ungodly wickedness of the Democrats.

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The American people are dancing in the streets as the wicked dictator, egomaniac Donald Trump, is toppled from power. Even some of his former Republican allies are relieved that they don’t have to suck up to that bully anymore. It’s a great day for America, but save your Trumpy Bears because ‘The Don’ will probably be running again in 2024.

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For the 2016 presidential election, about 63 million Americans voted to put that racist, white supremist, bigot Donald Trump in the White House. During this election there were about 75 million Americans who voted again to keep him there. We must stop this downward spiral of our society. Hopefully our president-elect Joe Biden will change this trend.

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