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I came down with COVID 19 and feel terrible, but I have to say the support from my family has been great. Being in isolation has been harder than I ever imagined. I feel like a prisoner in my own home. Looking out the window and seeing life going on and hearing my family is what gives me strength to want to get better. Having COVID so bad that you would be cut off from the sounds of loved ones and seeing the beautiful outdoors would be so depressing. Even though I feel terrible, I feel grateful it is not worse. I am a teacher and would never want any of the students or co-workers to ever have this. So, I plead to the administration and parents to keep those with medical issues or COVID symptoms away from the public, crowds and unnecessary gatherings. We all just want to get through this safely. Mask up!

(Here’s hoping you get well soon.)

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All loyal Americans who play bridge will understand today if I explain that my favorite bid is ‘No Trump.’

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If you are a miner feeling like a fool for believing the last president would bring the coal industry back, to be fair, he didn’t say in which term he’d do it. When he comes back in four years, surely he’ll skip a few rounds of golf and take care of that. So, just hang in there.

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As a first-time patient at the Harlan ARH hospital, I could not be happier with the treatment I was given. That hospital has the most friendly and professional staff I have seen. I have never been treated so well at any other hospital. So thank you to the administration and staff at the Harlan hospital for a job well done.

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So glad our country is finally open-minded enough to have Black people and women in the highest positions of the executive branch. Well, at least one party is.

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In response to the comment about being called a communist to your face: You are a communist. Watch the next four years, communist.

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Thank God we finally have a real President. Our four-year nightmare is over. President Biden understands that we can’t get out of the Trump Recession until we get out of the Trump Pandemic. But he’ll work on both simultaneously. He won’t be playing golf while hundreds of thousands die.

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This is in regard to the family living in Whitesburg with Virginia tags still on their vehicle: I live in Virginia, but I have been stuck in Whitesburg because of COVID-19. I know who put this in Speak Your Piece, so you should worry about your own business. I heard some bad things are going on with your life that you don’t know. I know something that you don’t know. Ha, ha.

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We do not see other people as they are, we see them as ‘we’ are. That’s why kindhearted folks get taken advantage of by manipulative people. They find it difficult to see others as being less than truthful. And that’s why most manipulative types are themselves paranoid about other people’s motives. They assume everyone else is as sketchy as they themselves are. We see others through the lens of who we know ourselves to be.

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Ever since Joe Biden won the presidency, I have had to wring my Mountain Eagle dry because all these goofy Republicans do nothing but cry about it in Speak Your Piece. They are good at crying, but they are not good at anything else. Wah! Wah!

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The one great thing President Trump did in his administration was, hmm, nothing.

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Hollow dreams haunt me as whispering wings telling of a place I cannot go./ In the wake of hope torn asunder I see only fading ghosts of promises lost./ With that which seemed but a stone’s throw away now vanishing deep into the night, dare I dream again and give way to hope once more? The Midnight Writer

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MAGA means Make America Gag Again.

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What are we going to do? We can never vote again.

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How do you spell Trump? It is i-d-i-o-t. That is also how you spell Republican.

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He’s been in there less than a week and he’s put thousands out of their jobs. Lord I hate to see what a hundred days is going to be like.

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I hear Donald Trump is going to move to Mexico and take over as ruler there and build that wall he wanted so badly.

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I have always wondered why nothing is happening in this county, it’s because we have no local leadership.

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Bozo Biden, pro-abortion and anti-gun.

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To the women of Letcher County: If your husband is disappearing and can’t exactly tell you where he’s been, I can just about tell you where he’s been. Right over on Rockhouse is a cemetery. I put up a wildlife camera there to see who was vandalizing the cemetery. And ho, ho, ho at all the people I saw there. Three I know are married men. People, I would find some other place to fool around before you end up in bad trouble.

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Donald Trump was cleaning the swamp in his first term. When he gets elected again in 2024 he will finish the job. That’s what they are worried about.

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Joe Biden just signed an executive order that welcomes transgenders back into the military. They need to get Biden a battalion of them and send them to the Middle East where he can be their captain.

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I think it is deplorable that a president should be given the power to pardon criminals just because they are his allies or because they contributed to his campaign. What does that say to the other million people who are incarcerated but don’t have the money to buy their way out of prison?

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Why are the two flags in the City of Whitesburg always flying at or below half-staff?

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The line of sight is blocked coming down the bypass in Whitesburg. It’s even worse coming off of the old high school hill. I can’t imagine that the people parking there couldn’t just parallel park instead of pulling in and parking big trucks to jut out into the road on Railroad Street. The first time I get hit or hit someone there, I’m suing everyone parked there for blocking the sight of oncoming vehicles.

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The Democrats will reap what they have sown. The evil that is in the Democratic Party will destroy our nation one day in the future. You will find that our nation is bankrupt. And to the person who keeps saying he wants to whip Trump supporters: Just let me know when and what time. I will drag you out from under your bed and kick your behind. There are a lot more Trump people in Kentucky than reprobate Biden people. And I am a Trump man, the Harlan County man.

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Right now on this planet we have enormous server farms sucking up huge amounts of dirty energy to provide day traders with detailed financial data on any stock or currency transaction, anywhere in the world. They use this info — 24 hours a day, every day of the year — to gamble continuously with our lives to enrich themselves. The people of the world should have the right to life without surveillance.

I want to thank every one of you Democrats. Gas was already up 45 cents per gallon where I live before Biden was even sworn into office. Thanks.

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Donald Trump has told lie after lie after lie. He lied about his health insurance plan. He lied about building the wall. He lied about the coronavirus. He lied about the election being rigged. Jesus said beware of false prophets, but Donald Trump’s cult members continue to follow him anyway, causing death and destruction in America.

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The reason more Republicans get the coronavirus is because they don’t wear masks, they don’t wash their hands, and they don’t practice social distancing. They tend to follow the examples of their dictator leader, Donald Trump.

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Speak Your Piece, I have a question. Biden has already said that when he and Harris have a disagreement, he will fake a sickness and get out of the way and let her have it. If she moves up to president who would break the tie votes in the Senate? There would be no vice president.

(If that scenario actually did occur, a tie vote in the Senate would remain a tie vote. Under current law, if the vice president is absent from the Senate, then his or her duties are to be performed by the Senate’s president pro tempore, who as of January 20 is Senator Patrick J. Leahy of Vermont. However, the duties of the president pro tempore do not include him or her breaking a tie vote in the Senate.)

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I hope Trump took his golden toilet out of the White House and never comes back again.

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I hear a lot of people griping because they didn’t get their stimulus checks. Well now, maybe you people didn’t deserve them anyhow because you reported your extra income to the Social Security people.

(The federal government is now looking to identify some eight-million people who did not get the original $1,200 stimulus checks after they were issued last spring.)

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I see where Sheriff Mickey Stines is catching all these meth heads in the Neon and Jenkins area. If he would come down to Jeremiah and Blackey and this area he could catch some more meth heads along with some people who go out of town to get their pain pills and bring them back here to sell.

(The sheriff ’s office arrested an alleged methamphetamine dealer at Isom over the weekend. The report appears elsewhere in this week’s edition of The Mountain Eagle.)

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It’s amazing. Donald Trump pardoned Steve Bannon and Lil’ Wayne. What a guy.

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I’m so proud of our radio stations right here in Letcher County. If you don’t appreciate what we have, you need to tune your radio over to the Pike County stations. A lot of the stuff you hear today, you can still hear it again on the Pikeville stations three weeks after it happened. It’s all pre-recorded. We have live stuff. I thank 103.9, The Bulldog, for giving live broadcasts every morning. The Pikeville radio bunch says stuff that is just crazy. They can’t even get their words right.

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Watching the news of the news of the attempted coup by the white supremacists attacking the White House, my little boy yelled from the kitchen, ‘Dad, are we banana Republicans.’ ‘No,’ I replied, ‘but most of our neighbors are. Don’t let them hear you or we are in danger.’

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Mr. Trump, thank you for those days you gave us. They were prosperous in the beginning, but then came the coronavirus. God bless America.

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Donald Trump, the most hated man since Jesus Christ. Was Jesus innocent or guilty? Have a nice day.

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For thousands of years human nature has not changed. A group of people in Israel made sure Jesus Christ was crucified. Today, with Congress and mainstream media and TV commentators, the same thing is going on in this country.

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To the fellow who said it wasn’t over until the fat lady sang: Hello, this is America. The fat lady has officially sung. You said there wasn’t any way; I said there was.

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My grandma is in the Letcher Manor Nursing Home. She caught the coronavirus off somebody who works up there. I can’t believe how they let the workers who work there pack in the coronavirus and give it to our loved ones in that nursing home. Someone ought to do something about this.

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More lies were told in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday, January 20, than Donald Trump told in four years.

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I just wonder whatever happened to the old cat killer who used to call in all the time. Did he get ahold of one that ate him up or something?

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I wonder if anyone in Letcher County knows any of these Trump supporters the FBI was in here talking to last week? Someone saw two carloads of FBI agents here.

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I have questions in need of answers. One, why does Kentucky need Senate Bill 9 in the first place? It deals with saving the life of a baby if it is still alive after a botched abortion. Two, is it the will of God the Creator or the will of maniacal, irresponsible people and unmerciful God-like politicians? Three, has murder become a vote-buying scheme for Democrat politicians? Four, how long will God permit the actions of this simple generation? Does anyone have the answers? Thank you.

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To the punk who told me to call him a communist to his face: Maybe one day you will get your wish. I think I can come up with a good cure for diarrhea of the mouth.

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Washington, D.C., will be a circus for the next four years since we have a good clown as our new president.

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This relief bill has more pork in it than a big fat hog.

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I am so tickled the new president has eliminated that Keystone XL natural gas pipeline. He got rid of 11,000 jobs there and two billion dollars of income, plus we are going to be dependent on Saudi Arabia for our gas and oil.

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We taxpayers shouldn’t have to pay to educate all of those University of Kentucky basketball players who are from out of state. We have one ballplayer on there from Kentucky, Dontaie Allen. It’s time we get some players from Kentucky. Thank you.

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So many of us are hoping that Congress will finally quit fighting and unite to give real help to the people who have lost their jobs and are risking being homeless, and for the little restaurants and small businesses, many of them about to go under. It will cost a huge amount, but a lot less than letting our healthcare system and economy collapse. And I don’t want to hear screams from the Congress people who passed the huge tax cuts for wealthy corporations and the well-off billionaires.

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Mr. President, Mitch McConnell said you were already headed the wrong way after things you did during your first day in office. Giving a $15 minimum wage would put a lot of people out of work. All prices would go up. So, let’s level this out a little bit. How about giving the people on Social Security and disability a couple hundred dollars more a month? Don’t leave us behind. God bless America. I have been praying for you.

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What a great country we live in. America, USA. Basketball players have the right to protest, to kneel during the national anthem. I also have the right to switch channels and not watch them. That doesn’t mean I’m a racist, a Klansman, a white supremacist, or a Nazi. I grew up during the 1960s, when Black people were getting sprayed with water from firehoses, attacked by dogs, and beaten with clubs on TV. It was a shame, deplorable to watch. I’ve talked to several sports fans who say they are done with sports. Everything has gotten too political — sports, the Academy Awards, movie stars, et cetera.

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Is it true that Joe Biden is going to move his office into the basement of the White House?

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