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There will probably be a very big crowd at the U.S. Capitol on January 20 to observe the inauguration of our newly elected President Joe Biden. There will be a bigger crowd at 1600 Pennsylvania to watch the U.S. Marshals drag Donald Trump’s behind out of the White House with him screaming, crying and still lying.

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It has been said that human beings are the only animals that blush or need to blush. Those career politicians in Washington, more particularly the gutless ‘re-Trumplicans’ who allowed a deranged president to jeopardize their own careers, should be embarrassed that they did not have the courage to vote their conscience rather than their party. When they run for reelection the public will help them remember their ineptitude and let them try to lie their way into changing history. At least they learned one thing from Trump.

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Should I fall into midnight’s cry, there is no hiding place. Should I run into the darkness before dawn, there is no escape. Cut so deeply by sorrow’s edge, I now lay helplessly upon the ground. Looking up, I see only the sword of fate: Cast down and forgotten, all that remains is that I be thrust through. Beat of my heart, breath of my soul, where are you tonight? The Midnight Writer

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I’d like to wish a whole bunch of people a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. Starting with Karen Miles, Sherrill, Glen, Paul, Barry Miles. Derek too, Hager and Margaret Trent and family, Francis Day, Jenny and Paige, all the Days far and wide, Fieldses too, Sturgill generation, Preacher Darrell, Danny, his nephew who lives in the Elbert Day home on Cowan, all the people in the housing project, Paiges and Shays, my niece, Lesley Adams, all the people in Letcher County Jail, hospital and Whitesburg nursing home, the homeless, Melida Jean Ison and girls, Bartesta Branch, the pretty blonde who seems to know me, Less and Amy Tilton, Bonnie Frazier, Little Cowan. That’s all. Please print this? Mr. Stanley Pack.

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People, I just got a call at 8:30 this morning from someone acting as if they are from Social Security. They told me my money has been used in Texas. Listen, the real Social Security employees do not call you on the telephone. They send you information through the mail. I hope you older people remember this. Have a good day.

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Hey, what about all these governors and mayors all over the country breaking their own rules during this crisis? How come the law only applies to the working people and not the elite?

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Who in their right mind names their child a name they can’t comprehend enough to say it correctly?

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I would like to thank the nice lady at the Cozy Corner for sending that calendar up to Brooklyn. We will enjoy it all year. Thank you very much.

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I have a brother-in-law and a sister who live in White Plains, New York. They don’t care about me whatsoever. All they care about is his rich brother-in-law in India. My three nieces don’t want to have anything to do with me, but they will claim their other uncle like he’s royalty. It just goes to show you how American people will stab you in the back for the almighty dollar. It also goes to show that you can’t trust your own family anymore.

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Thank you, Mr. President, for proving who you really are when you agreed to a proposal that would give us $600 in stimulus money. A lot of us won’t live to see it, Mr. Trump, but it will sure help out every struggling person in America. And that’s why we voted for you in the first place. God bless America.

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To a certain person: When I’m walking and looking back, I am checking to see if your long nose is walking behind me. You should recognize ugly. Have you looked in the mirror lately?

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I think we’ve got a little drug store going on down at Premium on Highway 160. I think the sheriff ’s department should start coming to Premium a little more often so they can check on this certain trailer. Thank you.

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I’m an animal lover and I live on the upper end of McRoberts, in Tom Biggs. A lot of people here have cats and dogs but don’t have a place for any of them to sleep. On these cold nights they are left hunting for a place to sleep, and I think that’s a shame they have cats and don’t have a box or something for them to sleep in. I think that if people have animals, they should also have a place for them to sleep.

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I’ve been living in Letcher County all my life and had no idea that we had so many rednecks living here in this county who believe every lie that Donald Trump tells. They swear by him and his lies even though they know he has not done one thing for Letcher County or them, either. The sight of these rednecks toting these guns and waving these flags is sad to see. It’s a shame that people here in Letcher County can be so brainwashed, particularly these rednecks. When you see these big Trump flags in their trucks and on their porches, you know right then they are a redneck.

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We have a real nice First Baptist Church at Premium on Highway 160. We also have a really good and nice cleaning lady. I guess I should call her a custodian. She does a really good job in keeping our church clean for us. I hope everyone appreciates her. Thank you.

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Recently, I went down to our church to help decorate. The light bulb on the front porch was out, and I could not believe our church didn’t even have an extra light bulb so we could change it. I think somebody should be doing some maintenance down there. Thank you.

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As a taxpayer, I would like to see last year’s test scores from the Jenkins Independent Schools published in the paper.

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I would like to ask the Letcher County law enforcement system or the Kentucky State Police if they would please start monitoring Little Colley for thievery and drug dealing that is going on. Severe drug activity and stealing is going on. We need help. People are stealing all of our stuff. Thank you.

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To the Midnight Writer: You have beautiful writing skills and way of arranging words. You could probably be a professional writer if you wanted to be, but if you want to talk to me that’s all you’d have to do.

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It’s beginning to look like, under the Biden-Harris administration, that the citizens of the United States may have to learn to speak Mandarin. Thank you.

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It is written in the Bible in John 15:10-12, ‘If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full. This is my commandment, that ye love one another as I have loved you.’

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As we draw nearer to the Christian season, we need to give thanksgiving and praise to the one who made all things possible — Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Please read John 3:16. My prayer is that each one of you will find the true meaning of Christmas this year.

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Just sitting here wondering. They will ask us poor people, especially those of us who are black or poor white trash, to take lie-detector tests. Why don’t they ask all of these politicians to take a lie-detector test — and I mean of them? And these lying preachers, how many of them will take a lie-detector test? They don’t even ask those people. I wonder why. Have a nice day.

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What’s on my mind is the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Department is a pretty good thing, but the Letcher County Courthouse’s judicial system stinks. You take people who are caught stealing and they are back out of jail within three hours of being put in there. They are out of jail before the paperwork is even filed. This is pitiful. When is it going to change in Letcher County?

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I see all this corruption going on in our government. It’s been going on a long time, but I’ve never seen any convictions. I don’t distinguish between the media and organized crime. They are both the same and I wouldn’t trust either one of them in an outhouse with a muzzle on. Thank you.

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I would like to report someone for throwing trash out in front of my gate at the road. They do it all the time. This morning they threw out pop bottles, pizza papers, muffin packs, and cheese and crackers containers. It looked like a cyclone had hit down at my mailbox. People, please don’t trash me. I have to pick this stuff up and I’m afraid of catching the COVID.

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Look at your culture now. It’s all crumbling to the ground.

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They say we can’t hold people responsible for having COVID-19. When people work in nursing homes and say they don’t believe in masks, I think they can and should be held responsible. When we see healthcare workers running around in public with no masks on, I think they are responsible for catching COVID. They should be held to a higher standard than what we rednecks are. Rednecks may not know better than not to wear a mask, but if the healthcare workers don’t wear them then why should the rednecks be expected to wear them? God bless you. Bye.

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What’s on my mind is this: This is Friday and the area around the Old Pine Mountain Junction, near the VFW Club in Whitesburg, is packed with people to the point the police have to be there to try and direct traffic. There are hundreds of people there for some sort of a Christmas giveaway. Letcher County people are dumber than dirt for gathering like this. And then we wonder why Governor Beshear has an issue with so many people spreading this disease. You can’t fix stupid and Letcher County is now full of stupid people. Thank you.

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This is to the girls I have treated like my daughters and I love better than anything: You all screwed over me, all four of you. But you know what, girls, I still love you, but when karma comes back it won’t be pretty. It will bite you so hard that you won’t even know what bit you. There wasn’t anything I wouldn’t have done for you. Does one of you remember what happened down in Naples, Florida when you got charged?

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If the Ohio State Buckeyes football team was in the Southeastern Conference, they would be a mediocre team. They played only four or five games this season and now they want to be in the playoffs. If you want to run with the big dogs you’ve got to get up on the porch where the big dogs lay.

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I couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw some of the people who were gathered up at the Shriner’s building last Friday to get free Christmas stuff. I know for a flat fact there were people there who draw big money every month. Why were they up there gathering free gifts? That is what I would like to know. This is wrong. This was supposed to be set up for people who couldn’t afford Christmas.

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The health department ought to send somebody out to watch some of these restaurants where they take you money and then handle your food without washing their hands or wearing gloves. The COVID-19 is bad and here they are taking money and not washing their hands or using gloves. I think this should be checked out.

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People, when Joe Biden gets in as president, he is going to make Adolf Hitler look like a schoolboy stealing bubblegum.

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Who knew before this latest presidential election that more than 70 million American citizens and, even more disappointingly, about 80 percent of Letcher County’s voters would approve of Donald Trump’s attempt to replace our American freedom and democracy, which our forefathers began fighting for in 1775, with authoritarianism? And for you Trump supporters who may not know what authoritarianism means, I am submitting this shortened definition: ‘Favoring or enforcing strict obedience to authority, especially that of the government, at the expense of personal freedom.’ Other words used to describe authoritarianism include ‘autocratic, dictatorial, totalitarian, despotic, tyrannical, oppressive, and repressive.’

. The treasonous Trump movement has spoken — no more elections, simply declare that their Führer is the winner or else, no matter how We The People actually vote. Or else what, you ask? Well, depending on who’s speaking, ‘or else’ means either (1) they’ll take their ball and go home, ‘secede,’ or (2) they’ll call in their stormtrooper ‘Proud Boys’ and force us to accept the traitor-in-chief.

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While many people may not have been paying attention, several generations have worked successfully to preserve our local nature and wildlife. If certain measures had not been taken years ago, this area would be infested with destructive animals like rats and feral cats. In other states wild hogs and huge non-native snakes have pretty much made a nuisance to society. This subject brings me back to coy dogs and how they are detrimental to this area. I have pointed out previously how the careless dumping out of domestic dogs has created a habitat of coyotes breeding with these dogs and that has resulted in coy dogs. I have explained the complexities of this problem. However, I have recently heard that wildlife officials have released red wolves into this region. I hope what I have heard is true. And, if it is true, everyone should be happy. Why would the introduction of red wolves benefit everyone? Wolves are not known to ‘sport kill.’ Coy dogs will. However, wolves will instinctively see coy dogs as a territorial threat to them. Over time, wolves are going to pretty much wipe out coy dogs. Other balances of nature will also occur, but that’s another topic. If the red wolves actually have been released, I hope some miseducated people are not going to ‘sport kill’ them. Red wolves are shy and most likely will not stroll down your street killing your cats and small dogs. Coy dogs do exactly that and more. Coy dogs will attack humans. l

Hello, Kentucky. I am so glad I’m not there. I was raised there and moved away as soon I got out of high school and it’s still as it was 40 years ago. All the money keeps going to Virginia while all the down-home churchgoing standup citizens keep refusing to vote Letcher County wet. With officials like Mitch McConnell keeping Kentucky so poor, it’s amazing how folks can be okay with that. Look at the home he lives in. Everyone there just about knows everyone else. They smile and are so friendly until you get a mile down the road and then it’s, ‘You’re not going to believe what I heard.’ Then you have people who have forgotten that their own parents used an outhouse like a lot of other people did, but people get above their raising and act like they don’t know what you are talking about. Don’t put people down because they can’t do any better. I’m sure if they had a choice it would be your way. Don’t talk about a single mother like it’s only her fault — that she did it all by herself. The baby could have been your niece, grandchild or cousin. People who live in glass houses should not be throwing rocks. Tell me why young people down there are in trouble or drugs? What is there to do if you can’t go to college? And the coal and the coal miners — what has Mitch done for them? Do you see any new jobs being made available in Letcher County? So as long as Letcher County has the same ole same ole, are we really expecting anything different? I had my piece of Letcher County. That’s why I left. Have a great day. l

To the caller who stated,

Well, we’re going to have some real trouble over this election, especially if the Democrats try to force Biden in as president …’: What ‘real trouble’ are you looking for? Please, I’m begging you, stand up on your hind legs like a real manly man and get suicidally stupid. If you believe Donald Trump’s lies, you’re an imbecile; if you know better but support him anyway, you’re a traitor — every last one of you.

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