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I wish somebody would impeach me. I don’t want to work anymore.

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The Mountain Eagle must totally condemn the attempted takeover of the Capitol building. It should also monitor inflammatory posts to Speak Your Piece and reject posts which are blatantly false. It’s time to quit giving the conspiracy cult an outlet for their lies.

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Can anyone remember when life was simpler? Remember when there were just three television stations with news — NBC, ABC, and CBS — that would just run for 30 minutes? What Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, Frank Reynolds, and Walter Cronkite told you was reliable and trustworthy. Now we have 24 hours’ bombardment of news, some brainwashing to the left, some brainwashing to the right. I still live like the Flintstones — no Internet, no smartphone, no Twitter. I think I’m better off. Gandhi said, ‘Life is too short. Why increase its speed?’

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The same people who talk about the UK basketball team disrespecting the flag don’t talk about the fact that the pro-Trump protestors tore down the American flag in Washington. It’s okay if you’re white and tear down the American flag in Washington, but if you’re black and take a knee it’s a crime or a sin. What we need to do is come together as Americans and realize there is no white America or black America, there is just America and we all do not behave violently.

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If Joe Biden starts out by saying that each thing he does is the greatest thing on earth and that everything’s the biggest that everybody is doing, him and Obama will get into a little scuffle. Obama has already said that, and he won’t put up with Biden saying that.

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I’m asking for a poll of Republicans. Given the number of Confederate flags and Nazi paraphernalia the Republican terrorists who attacked the Capitol had, which do you identify with the most — the racists, the Nazis, or both equally?

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Earth’s human population in 2021 is twice what it was in 1970. Think about it. The number of humans on the planet has doubled in the last 50 years. Can anyone not spot the problem? Can you name an environmental or social issue that hasn’t been made worse by there now being two times as many resource-depleting human beings on the planet? The Earth has an upper limit to how many people it can support. That limit has been reached and surpassed in my opinion. The rate of population growth is the major issue that is being mostly ignored by the United Nations and national governments. Please start considering this problem. Thank you.

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I am afraid the coronavirus vaccine will spoil if not administered before the inauguration. Democrats still don’t know how to give shots. California has used one-fourth of what they have received.

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Stupid question time: Why doesn’t the Letcher Fiscal Court give the Letcher County Recreation Center to the City of Whitesburg and let the city pay for it since it’s in Whitesburg?

(Stupid answer time: Why would the City of Whitesburg take on such a huge expense when it is written into law that the county government has no choice but to pay off the large sum of money the fiscal court borrowed to build the rec center?)

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Last week in The Mountain Eagle, someone from Jenkins said our mayor, city council members and police in Jenkins were all do-nothings. The caller said Donald Trump is a bad liar; he or she should talk to the Jenkins officials who won’t tell you the truth, either. They won’t enforce existing city ordinances. All the mayor wants to do is hang out at the city firehouse and buy firetrucks we can’t afford. What do we need with a big ladder truck? We need a Nancy Pelosi to start the impeachment proceedings.

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Mr. Biden, I listened to your speech last night. You’re talking some mighty big words. If you can pull all this off, then I say hooray. But where you stand on North Korea? Where do you stand on Iran? How do you stand on immigration? You talked big talk last night. I’ll take my hat off to you if you can pull off everything you said you would do there. If the Democrat Party could do what you said for the United States, then I would have to re-think some of my thinking about the situation. I hope everything goes smoothly at your inauguration. You are America’s captain now. God bless America.

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Don’t you just love it? Biden isn’t even in office yet and all the Republicans are already saying he’s created all the economic problems and the splitting of the government we are now facing. So, to all you Republicans who don’t wish a President Biden to do well: Why don’t you get on the next boat to Putin-land and go to Siberia. I’m sure the weather is nice there.

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Here is what’s going to happen. During the first year of the Biden Administration, it will be happy times and slinging money and lies at everybody. By the second year the United States will be a left-wing country. By the third year, AOC and the radicals will rise to power and we will be a socialist country. And in Lying Joe Biden’s last year, we will fall to the point that America is a communist country. Sad to say.

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Every time I see the video of Republican terrorists beating that policeman to death at the United States Capitol it makes me wish yet again that they would try to be more patriotic and learn to love America, start believing in the Ten Commandments, be pro-life, and realize that blue lives matter.

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We all have a First Amendment right to free speech. We Republicans call in things that are true, and the ‘dummycrats’ make up a lie just to counteract it. There are two sides to every story, and then there’s the truth.

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Officers were badly outnumbered and beaten with their own batons, American flags, and the ‘thin blue line’ flag that those who fly it have insisted represents support for the police. Officer Christina Laury told NBC’s Jackie Bensen, ‘I remember people swinging metal poles at us,’ she said. ‘They were pushing and shoving. They were spraying us with bear mace and pepper spray.’

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Since everybody is talking about impeachment, let’s impeach Coach Cal and his wannabe ballplayers.

(Seriously? You are calling for the firing of a coach who during 11 seasons at Kentucky has 31 wins in NCAA Tournament games, one National Championship (2012), has advanced to the Final Four eight times, has appeared in the Elite Eight seven times, and led the Wildcats into the Sweet 16 eight times? John Calipari’s Kentucky teams have also won seven regular-season championships in the Southeastern Conference championships since 2010, the last title coming in 2020. By the way, the last time Calipari’s Wildcats had a season this challenging, the NIT season of 2012-13, they rebounded the next year to finish as runners-up in the Final Four. So, who would you hire to replace Calipari?)

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To the fellow in the big white four-wheel drive who was flying off the face of the earth Monday before pulling into the state highway garage at Mayking: Get off your dead hind-end and get to bed earlier so you won’t have to be flying down the road. After someone lays a fender to your hind-end and thins you out, you’ll learn to act like a fool.

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Now that my government has been overthrown by the Democrat Party, I think we’ll be like China, Russia, Venezuela, Croatia and Cuba. Their governments have all been overthrown. They enforce only the laws they wish. Look at how many lives the Democrat Party has destroyed in this country. And now they are putting our president through another kangaroo court.

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Two weeks ago, someone said here that Democrats got COVID less than Republicans. I think that’s true. But the caller went on to say that Democrats must have found an antidote and weren’t sharing it. That’s definitely false. If you look at the front page of last week’s Mountain Eagle, the reason is obvious. Our representative, Angie Hatton, a Democrat, is wearing a face mask to protect her and those around her. Our senator, Johnnie L. Turner, a Republican, is not. That’s pretty much the same at all government levels: Dems take safety measures; GOP members scoff at being told what to do. The result is what the caller said, but not for the reason they thought. Wear the mask. Take the vaccine. Social distance. Wash your hands.

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There is a rumor going around that on Thursday morning, several trains will be leaving El Salvador with all the illegals they can get on each train. They are coming to the Southern border as fast as they can get them up there. I think that in order to get them into the U.S., they have to give Hunter Biden a small 10 percent kickback on each person. Plus, there will be another train with nothing but drugs and cocaine on it. So, there will be a good stockpile of drugs for this country.

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After reviewing the events of January 6 at our United States Capitol in Washington, everybody knows there are a lot of people in this county who fly those yellow flags with the snake and the words, ‘Dont (sic) Tread On Me.’ Well now. We know a lot of them dress up like G.I. Joe during the weekends, running around in the woods with guns. They are the kinds of people who need to be on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. Meanwhile, our sheriff and his deputies and other law enforcement officers sit in their offices and don’t want to do anything about this.

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My international friends, most of them former exchange students, tell me they are shocked that a major American political party has turned into a terrorist organization.

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2020 was a year to remember, and 2021 looks like it’s going to follow. We’ve had different things — COVID, people losing their jobs, the storming of the Capitol by those ignorant people, and now we’ve got the Kentucky Wildcats doing their ignorant thing. I’m done with the Cats. I got up with an old buddy who told me to come on down to a little place called Louisville, where they have a real ballclub.

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I’ve heard of the guy who stabbed himself in the back 19 times, but, according to the police, died by suicide. I’ve heard of the guy who got shot seven times in the back and it was called self-defense by the guy who shot him. People believe what they want to believe, but that doesn’t make it so.

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The perpetrators are now saying ‘give us healing’ after they victimized the United States, victimized Congress, and victimized the Democrats. They victimized good people. You can’t have healing until you are contrite about what you’ve done wrong.

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To the caller who said he is ‘done’ with the University of Kentucky’s basketball team because the players and coaches took a knee during the playing of the national anthem: You’re just another little Klan boy who needs to shut his mouth.

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The U.S. Capitol building is called ‘the people’s house’ because we the people elect and send people there to serve us, the people, to protect and defend the Constitution, establish the central laws that protect our freedoms, values and way of life. But many of them developed an insatiable thirst for power and greed and became maniacal, egotistical people with one head making promises with a wink and a smile and the other calling you a lowlife, brainless fool. Well, past events and their hate for Trump and lust for rule exposed them for what they really are — sanctimonious political hypocrites. Their only agenda is the next election, self-preservation, destroy the opposition, and cancel the past. That does not serve their constituency in any way. America is in trouble. The bigots in Congress — both in the House and the Senate — are the cause. They should be fired, impeached, or recalled. Thank you.

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To the person who commented, ‘And as far as those rioters going into the Capitol, don’t those buildings belong to Americans? Don’t they pay taxes to keep those buildings going? Yes, that is their building, too’: Those buildings are mine, too, and if I have any say in the matter, every last insurrectionist traitor that tries to break in will be shot down where they stand as soon as they reach the building. To hell with this waiting until they’re actually in the seat of our government.

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Isn’t it strange how the parasites in Washington can’t be satisfied with only revenge; they turn into vampires looking for blood.

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Hillary Clinton called Trump supporters ‘deplorables.’ The people who marched on Washington and rioted in the Capitol were ‘yahoos’ as us rednecks would call them. They weren’t rednecks, they were yahoos. Hillary Clinton wasn’t talking about me and you when she was talking about deplorables, she was talking about the idiots who marched on Washington.

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Listen. You had one shot at me. You used it. Try it again.

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As a concerned citizen of Letcher County, I believe that everyone who flew a Trump flag or had a sign on their vehicle or on their porch should be investigated for inciting riots. Some of them may have gone to Washington with a hidden agenda. I think that every one of these thugs who had these big Trump signs and flags should be investigated. They were inciting riots. I just hope the FBI checks every one of them out.

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To the fat slobs in Mudtown who are always hollering about what they are going to do to me: You better jump into reality, because you’re not invisible. Anything you can do can be done back at you.

To Donna: I want you to know you will always hold a special place in my heart. I remember all those good times we had in Blair Branch. Let’s do it again someday. Bye. l

Well, it surprised me to get The Mountain Eagle today and see that we still have Speak Your Piece in there. I guess our freedom of speech is still going on in Speak Your Piece, but we won’t have freedom of speech long. But let’s enjoy it for a day or two. l

Not all the players on the UK Wildcat basketball team are from Kentucky. And they should always stand for the national anthem. The disrespect they have shown is stupid. We should take our money away from the University of Kentucky and its basketball team. l

In response to the person who called in about University of Kentucky basketball: I agree 100 percent, although I didn’t know they had kneeled during the national anthem, because I had already quit watching them. It’s bad enough that you can’t remember their names because of the one-and-done but kneeling during the anthem crossed my red line. I long for the days of Issel and Pratt and Givens, Lee, Robey and Phillips. Tony Delk and company were players who stayed for three and four years. l

Well, I had predicted what would happen with the Trump presidency. First, he would lose his re-election. Second, the Democrats would hold the House, and third, Mitch would lose the Senate. This is what happens when white Christians wake up in the morning and read Facebook and watch Fox News while worshipping a politician instead of not seeing a false prophet for what he is. Trump only cares about Trump, not the people who don’t worship him. Trump cares about image and power, not jobs or democracy. He cares about himself. The constitution and the freedoms of the institutions that have fought to preserve this union will not break for any one man, but it will be divided for those who seek its downfall. l

Just because someone has chickens running around loose in Doty Creek does not mean they are guilty of cockfighting. l

Today I watched the beginning of the second impeachment of President Trump. I am 77 years old and I realize that America’s troubles of today did not start with the election of Donald Trump. They actually started in March 1940, not because of bad politics or the uncommon event of World War II, but because of the catastrophic event of the unaborted birth of the current Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi. She had caused a divide between Democrat and Republican voters as wide as the Grand Canyon and as deep as the Marianas Trench. Will America recover? Not in my lifetime. l

God bless America, and we do need His blessing now. Mr. Trump, sir, you were doing a wonderful job. The whole world was seeing how wonderful the United States was growing and what was being accomplished under your leadership. People forget fast, but the world doesn’t. The world knows what was going on, so they turned that bug loose on us, that Chinese bug called COVID-19. That was to tear down the world. China wants to be the greatest nation without competition. China knew it could lose a billion people and still stand strong. Mr. Trump, God bless you and God bless your family. l

A person who commented in last week’s edition of Speak Your Piece said, ‘The American patriots were in D.C., just staging a peaceful protest because the Constitution was trampled on and the election was stolen from them.’ This person is a liar and the same kind of traitor as the fake patriots in D.C. He or she should be treated as such. l

Dear Speak Your Piece: We have old Mitch Mc- Connell trying to save face. Sorry, Mitch, but this is one Republican who has your butt caught. I forget which state it was, but there were sworn affidavits three feet high where people swore of wrongdoing in the presidential election. The computer software in Georgia was allegedly hacked. The makers of the software said it couldn’t be hacked, but a forensic computer person hacked into the computer on live TV. If the people running the elections were honest, they would have said, ‘Let’s see if all the computers can be hacked’ and then have looked into it. But no, they don’t want to do that, which proves to me the election was stolen. Oh, and this just in: China and Pakistan are the ones who hacked into the computers. l

Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi are riding high right now, but I don’t believe that God will let them destroy America. Even the Democrats will turn on them after they are done. l

I saw on TV where, at the insurrection of the Capitol in Washington, some boy had on a University of Kentucky shirt. I wonder if they checked to see if anybody from Letcher County was taking part in that riot. They said a bunch from Letcher County went to Washington for the insurrection, so I hope they check them all out. I think it’s a shame that our Capitol was almost destroyed by these people. l

I’m a lifelong conservative Republican. Donald Trump was the only person on earth who could protect the world from Democrats. Who is going to protect me now? l

It is a sad time in America. We have lying Democrats and lying news media that covers up for the lying Democrats. Trump did not cause violence, the Democrats did. Trump has done more for our nation and the American people in the past four years than the Democrats have done in the last 50. Can’t you remember the evil that Obama did when he was in office? First of all, it was American white people that elected him, and every time he wanted to do something ignorant to destroy our nation, if anyone disagreed with him, he would say they were racist. But no, we are not racist, we are Americans and we don’t want our nation to be destroyed by people who don’t have mind enough to know what bathroom to go to. That is why it is so hard for the American people to believe this election was an honest election. No one would want to go back to the misery and suffering that the American people endured under the Democrats when Obama was the pawn for the evil Democrats to destroy our nation. l

Let’s all take a moment and reflect on what Terry Adams, our judge, has put forth for the pandemic. Oh, that’s right, nothing. Thank you, Mike Watts, our circuit court clerk, for keeping us informed. You really care about our people. You encourage us to keep going and do what’s right to keep our family from catching this horrible virus. l

This week has left me saddened for our country. I have been a loyal Republican for 40 years. Not once have I voted Democrat until this year. No, Joe Biden was not my first choice. Having some common sense, I knew Trump must not be allowed to run this country another four years. This week proved to be right on with my decision. I see you people on Facebook defending a psychotic criminal and some people I have known for so long have shocked and bewildered me. You know who you are, and saying the Democrats were behind the riot at the Capitol is pathetic. It’s like you would sell your soul to D.J. Trump just because he is Republican and claims he is religious. Not every Democrats wants abortions, just as not all Republicans want innocent babies held in cages. Grow up and realize you are worshipping a political party, not the good he is doing, because he does no good unless it benefits him. l

I would like to wish my mom Sharon Adams a very happy birthday this weekend. Hope you have a great day. With lots of love, from your son Darringer. l

By the time you read this we should know if the orange President hit the mark of 400,000 dead Americans before Inauguration Day, when the new guy will start doing his best to put a stop to it. l

To the person who said, ‘When I turned my television on last Wednesday, I thought I was watching antifa and Black Lives Matter in the White House’: Then you’re an imbecile and a bald-faced liar. America needs to put your entire treason movement in the ground and be done with it. l

In response to the comment about the Republican Party being finished and Democrats taking us into communism: Call me a communist to my face, you treasonous piece of trash, and I’ll be the last person you ever say it to.

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