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February is just as long as any month in the year. If you don’t believe so, count the letters in the word and see.

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Someone complained recently about a neighbor walking along her street who had apparently lost a good deal of weight. The caller claimed that the person was out and about in order to ‘show off ’ the weight-loss and was obviously feeling good about his or herself. But the person complaining alleged that the other person still had an ‘ugly face.’ What a mean comment. I give that walker credit for losing weight and feeling positive while walking down the street. All I can say is, keep on walking and hold your head up high. You are doing something positive for yourself no matter what that busybody spying neighbor seems to think. They are the one being ‘ugly.’ And to the person who made the negative comment : Just remember that when you point a finger at someone else, three of your fingers are pointing back to yourself. Your specialty is obviously writing nasty letters about your neighbors. Your comment illustrates that you’re a very mean person yourself. I hope your neighbors know exactly who this is about.

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Have you all noticed all the old people in Washington? There’s old McConnell and old Pelosi. Most of them are as old as dirt. I think they all ought to be put on a farm. They should be made to retire after they are 65. We don’t need them. They’re not worth voting for.

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Thirty-eight Capitol police officers have tested positive for COVID-19 since the Republican terrorist attack. This is assault and battery against law enforcement. I wish the Republican Taliban would embrace law and order like Democrats do.

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Governor Beshear is trying to stop the virus, and this has the Republicans’ panties in such a twist that they are trying to impeach him. Why do they want more Kentuckians to die? Don’t they realize that most of the victims are people showing their support of our recent orange president by ignoring safety measures? Are they still taking orders from Vladimir Putin, putting his wishes above their own friends’ and families’ lives?

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Trump was right. Marco Rubio has little hands and everything else.

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I’ve just learned how to speak a new language. It’s called Republican. It goes like this: Waah, waah, waah.

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I’m a concerned citizen here in Letcher County and I would like to know why the FBI hasn’t checked on our people who had these big Trump flags. I know some of them must have gone to Washington. I think they should check every one of them out. We have a lot of Trump supporters here in Letcher County who would do anything to keep him in power. I just wish someone get in touch with the FBI and tell them we have a lot of these people here in Letcher County, especially up here on the upper end.

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Just recently Donald Trump introduced a bill to reduce the price of insulin and put a block on where it could not be raised. Two days ago, Joe Biden did away with that. I’m sure the big pharmaceutical companies will be sending money his way as a payoff and the price of insulin will keep going up. You Democrats explain that to your parents and grandparents.

(Fact-checking organizations have declared as false the claim on social media that Biden’s action to freeze a Trump administration rule for 60 days will increase the price of insulin. In discounting the claim, the fact checkers at USA Today and other organizations quote a release from the National Association of Community Health Centers, which says that overall prices of insulin and EpiPens were not affected by the Trump regulation that was set to take effect January 22, nor will those prices be affected by the Biden administration’s freeze of the rule, which took effect January 21 and is scheduled to end March 22.)

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Thank you to the teacher who called in to share about his or her fight with COVID 19. Here’s hoping you are much better by the time you read this.

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This is Bob Rose. I just started getting your paper, and I like Speak Your Piece. My youngest sister in McRoberts, which is where I grew up, bought a subscription to the paper for me. I’ve already gotten letters wanting me to publish a testimony I got from an old Army tank while I was serving in Korea.

(Thank you for calling. Feel free to send the information you speak of to us at The Mountain Eagle, P.O. Box 808, Whitesburg, Kentucky 41858.)

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I’m calling about a dear friend who passed away at No. 1 Hill at Jenkins. His name was Rex Ratliff, a native and longtime resident of Jenkins. Everyone knew and loved him. Love always, your friend. May you rest in peace.

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Nancy Pelosi needs her own television show, but it would have to be on the Comedy Channel.

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Mitch McConnell should be kicked out of the Senate. He has turned into a sorry nobody. Now he says they shouldn’t impeach Trump after he had just said everything against Trump. It’s getting to the point in Washington that the Senate cannot be trusted for anything. Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and some of the others should be forced to resign. If they don’t resign, the Senate should expel them. Forty-five of 50 Republican senators are afraid of Trump. Guess what? You took an oath of office to protect the people, not Trump. It is your job to protect the democracy of this country. If you stand for a man like Trump, who tried to destroy this country by lying and inciting a riot, there is no place for you in Congress.

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I have a question for the man, or maybe it was a woman, who called in criticizing the members of the University of Kentucky basketball team for taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem after the siege of our Capitol in Washington, D.C.: Which upset you the most — a group of black kids taking a knee in protest or the thousands of thugs who killed one of our Capitol police officers and badly beat other officers with crutches, hockey sticks, and large wooden poles holding the American flag? Was the peaceful protest by the UK team worse in your opinion than thugs spreading human feces on the floor of Capitol and threatening to kill our elected leaders and overturn our democracy? Please answer.

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Did you ever ask a circus elephant if it liked the work it was trained to do? Did you ever ask a chicken how it was tricked into laying an extra egg? They say a male monkey can pick 1,600 coconuts a day. Training monkeys how to pick coconuts has been a tradition for years and years in some foreign countries. Is it right? Go ask them. God gave man dominion over all animals. He wants us to be good to all of our animals. And look at what we do. Anyway, God bless America.

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I’ve been hearing about cancel culture on TV. If you know what it is, explain it if you have time.

(‘Cancel culture’ is a modern phenomenon and product of social media in which members of political parties and other special-interest groups generally call for the boycotting of companies and public figures who are seen as supporting people with ideas different than their own. Examples are many on both sides of the political spectrum, be it conservatives destroying their Keurig coffeemakers after that company stopped advertising on Fox News commentator Sean Hannity’s show or liberals boycotting Goya Foods products after that company’s CEO praised former President Trump during a White House event last July.)

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We all need to hang together and hang on. After four years the jobs will come back, and freedom will also. Let’s just be patient.

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All you climate change people are wrong. I’m disgusted with you people. You shut down the coal mines, which is okay with me, but if you’re serious about what you are talking about, go out here and shut down all the gas stations.

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People in Washington keep talking about unity. What they really want is conformity. They and their good friends in the mainstream media keep talking rhetoric that pushes for division.

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I’m trying to figure out who is the smartest, Middle Eastern or Republican terrorists. Middle Easterners are often willing to commit suicide, but the ones who aren’t are at least astute enough not to post pictures of their attacks with undisguised faces like Republicans do.

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I have attended church many times over the past several years. When the preacher said something I really agreed with I would say amen. I was recently informed that I might be required by Democratic politicians that I might be required to say amen and a-woman. How stupid. Chalk up another one to the Democrats who think they are God.

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If you get $99.50 in propane from LKLP, don’t go to a certain place in Whitesburg. You will only get two tanks for that. But if you go to KC Barns you will get two tanks, plus have $19.50 left over. You will then just have to pay $20.50 to get a third tank. Thank you.

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Joe Biden in his first five days as working president issued 24 executive orders, while the past five presidents over the past 30 years issued approximately 16 executive orders during the same time period, with Trump seven and Obama nine. King Joe Biden with his outrageous executive orders is trying to strip Congress of its legislative powers and destroy the working middle class, leaving only the extremely rich and the very poor, making the United States a Third World country. By the way, if you’re a Democrat reading this, don’t try to understand, for it is above your head. Just look who you voted for, Joe Biden, king of the Democrats.

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Republicans will whine and cry a few months and then everything will calm down. Then Biden and his Democrats will have everyone under their thumb. And then it’s over.

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My, oh, my, the Trump traitors are doing their level best to show they’re real big, bad men. I warned against any loudmouth Trump lover calling me a communist to my face, and what do they do? As usual, they post their fascist propaganda slurs in an anonymous forum. I guess they believe that counts as saying it to my face. Well, it’s sure safer for them, I’ll give them that. Here’s a tip: If you really want to meet me, all you and your treasonous friends have to do is get together and start your little civil war and be really sure that you’re right out front. You’ll get your wish and so will I.

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I’ll tell you what, my grandbaby isn’t going to go in a bathroom with a man in there. You talk about breaking out, there will be a fight that breaks out if I catch a man in a woman’s bathroom where my daughter is. Thank you.

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I heard the best news on TV. People don’t want to deal with the Trumps anymore. They don’t even want any of them back in New York. They are now nobodies. Deutsche Bank, the German-owned bank, is getting ready to call in the $413 million loan it gave Trump and is refusing to do anymore banking business with the Trumps. He even lost $21 million this year on his precious hotels. He showed his true colors toward the end of his presidency and people don’t want anything to do with him. None of the people in New York want any of his businesses up there.

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It’s great to get something for free even though is leaves you indebted to support the person who gave it to you. Really, it’s not free because you just gave up a little bit more of your liberty. And eventually they are going to be taking all of your liberty. Where will you stand then?

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There’s only one answer to the mess we’re in, and that is to impeach Joe Biden.

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California has spent $10.4 billion in fraudulent unemployment claims related to COVID-19. They are also investigating another $20 billion in suspicious unemployment claims and blaming it on Trump. Wouldn’t you know that? The people of California and New York elected their governors. They deserve what they get.

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Someone was talking about licensing vehicles in Virginia so you don’t have to pay taxes in Kentucky. If you want to get by with that, you can in Jenkins. Our mayor won’t do anything about it. It’s not right. I pay my taxes on my vehicles; they should do the same. If they don’t like living in Jenkins they can move out. Thank you.

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A big thanks to Mitch McConnell for stopping efforts to keep the Senate from reorganizing and getting to work. It will be great if Mitch puts his shoulder to the wheel to make us Republicans work with Democrats to get help for the non-rich to deal with this awful virus and job loss. I am sick of sore losers who put partisanship before their country and make our enemies like Putin so very happy. Thank you.

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People, you need to vote for good and not evil. And you need to read the Bible, quit stealing, cheating and lying, and start serving God. If you don’t you are going to pay for it. God says you can’t serve two masters. You must repent. God destroyed Babylon because of evil.

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Just wondering how the IRS is letting all these people file income taxes claiming they are self-employed when they haven’t worked a day in their life and still get back large refunds. How in the world are they getting by with that? I would like to know.

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Well, gas has already jumped 50 cents on the gallon for you old boys who voted for that wonderful person for president. What’s the next 100 days going to bring?

(After edging up each week since December 1, gasoline prices across the United States had leveled by the beginning of this week. On February 1, the average price for regular gas across the U.S. was $2.29 per gallon, while regular gasoline in Whitesburg was selling for $2.25 per gallon. The national average for a gallon of gas at this time last year was $2.47.)

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This is in regard to the family living in Whitesburg with Virginia tags on their vehicle. You live in Whitesburg and are too cheap to tag your vehicle here. COVID-19 doesn’t have a thing to do with it. The only bad thing going on in my life is dealing with people like you. Don’t worry about what I know or don’t know. Keep your nose out of other people’s lives. Mind your own business, tightwad.

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It’s amazing how the county is fixing the roads to all the cemeteries but won’t fix the road to the Riley Cemetery in Doty Creek. Why isn’t our magistrate addressing this?

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Now that transgenders are being allowed back into the military do the taxpayers have to pay for their transition into whatever they want to be?

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The United States owns several territories outside its continental boundaries. I suggest that we consider giving Donald Trump one of those islands and make him king. Maybe it would satiate his humongous tyrannical ego. We could also deport a couple hundred of his loyalists in Washington who would gladly bow down to his every beck and call.

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I know that modern science and modern medicine has come a long way with heart transplants, kidney transplants, eye transplants and much more. I hope to see the day when they can do brain transplants. I’m not asking for myself but for those cowardly Trump worshipers in Washington. They are a bigger threat to our American way of life than any pandemic.

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I like this global pot banging I’m seeing. I’m sure Wall Street doesn’t. I agree, I think we should eliminate tax havens and have a 1 percent  Robin Hood tax on all currency transactions. And definitely a 24-hour hold on all stock trades. You buy it, you keep it for 24 hours before you can sell again. It seems like the right thing to do, and the right time to do it. Meow from the cat on the prowl.

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Black and white Americans who fought in wars and worked to build America are now white supremacists if they do not agree with the Democratic Party’s immoral and nasty policies. The military presence in Washington, D.C. looks like a military coup guarding Biden as he signs these immoral and destructive executive orders, forcing them on American people. The people in Washington, D.C. on January 6 protesting the stolen election were patriots, not white supremacists. If you do not agree with the Marxist Democratic Party, then they are going to come after you. A say day in America.

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