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I can understand why the military is making all their troops take the COVID vaccine. When you’re in the military, you don’t own your body, the government does. And if they tell you to take the shot you take the shot. I also think it should be mandated that all parents take the COVID vaccine to protect the children. I know they holler that it violates their constitutional rights but weigh your rights against death and see which one comes out on top. God bless America.

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The lady who lives beside US Hwy 119 – between Kona and Payne Gap – has the prettiest flowerbeds in this area. You can generally see her outside working with her flowers most afternoons.

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I see where Ohio State is ranked third in the nation in the new college football rankings. I don’t know how in the world they get ranked so high. They play a little powder-puff schedule all year long, then when it comes to the playoff one of the schools from the Southeastern Conference stomps a mudhole in them. If Ohio State beats Michigan once a year, well whoop-t-doo. That is no big deal these days.

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May God have mercy on the unvaccinated.

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For a certain raunchy-mouthed idiot who called me the other day accusing me of stuff: Just who gave you my telephone number? You think you can bully everybody around and get your way, but you are dead wrong. Any time you think you have the guts, walk up to my face, and say what you want to say. An idiot like you is going to get a knuckle sandwich. It takes scum to call a person and accuse him of everything in the world.

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I’ll take Lee’s Famous Recipe any day of the week over the new Kentucky Fried Chicken.

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I think it’s a shame for Jenkins school board members to sit back and make a decision not to have students and teachers wear masks. These poor kids are suffering now. You people are pitiful. Shut the school down permanently and save us all money. The Jenkins school board members have no kids attending the Jenkins school system. That is why it was pretty easy for them to make the decision not to wear masks.

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If ARH and other health care providers can’t get their own employees to take the COVID vaccine how do they expect the general public to get vaccinated?

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I’m a senior citizen, and I am going to have to quit drinking Diet Pepsi because the lids are on so tight I can’t get them off.

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The Taliban has announced their political agenda for Afghanistan which includes banning abortion, outlawing gay marriage, rejecting science, outlawing vaccines, ending separation of church and state, and teaching religion in all schools. Sounds familiar for some reason.

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I’m calling response to the person commenting about the Neon Fire & Rescue people wearing Crocs on-scene: I just wanted to let you know that is a volunteer department, and they may or may not have uniforms. So, when someone shows up wearing Crocs and shorts, they are probably leaving their house to make that run. Show them a little bit of grace and thank them for being volunteers. Lord knows we all could use a few more. Thank you.

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To the person who answered my comment as to why the U.S. Capitol was not prepared for what happened on January 6: You stated that no one ever thought that such a thing could happen here and inferred that a former president and his followers adopted the tactics of Middle Eastern terrorists to carry out the attacks. Wow, what an answer. I would like to know if your answer was based on firsthand knowledge of Middle Eastern terrorists, evidential facts, Capitol history, or just more political propaganda. Anyway, your answer does not say why the U.S. Capitol was not prepared for January 6.

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My wife heard someone say at the church we used to attend that if black people showed up they would show them the door and run them off. Why would you run a black person off if he or she went to a white church? God says all men are created equal. All men are God’s children.

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Doctor Anthony Fauci is the highly educated, trusted, intellectual head of the Centers for Disease Control. For him to lower himself to arguing with the intellectually challenged, publicity-seeking Senator Rand Paul is like dueling with an unarmed man. Rand Paul’s obvious objective is to keep his name in the media in hopes of furthering his future political ambitions. He is the epitome of pseudo intellect.

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No one asked me, but here you go: Until you start stressing education in the elementary schools about littering being wrong and you start fining their parents — it’s mostly the same ones doing the littering, over and over again — and put them in jail a night or two, the litter problem in Letcher County will never change. These are just my thoughts and feelings on the subject. Until you bust a few people you won’t change the situation. Asking for state and federal help is a nice idea, but you’re not changing the problem at hand — the same ones doing the littering.

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The person who commented that President Trump took weekly vacations to his home in Mar-A-Lago is wrong. He or she also said that President Joe Biden had not taken any vacation trips yet is also false. President Biden has taken 17 trips to his home in Delaware since he became president. Thank you.

(President Biden has taken 18 weekend trips to his Delaware home since Inauguration Day. Former President Donald Trump visited his Mar-A-Lago home 135 times during his presidency.)

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Social Security will pay $250 on my funeral. That might buy a flower. So why can’t they raise that burial benefit to at least $2,000?

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I was just wondering if anyone else out there will agree with me that Fishpond Lake needs to be stocked with a load of fish. I guess it’s been a long time since any fish have been put in there. Just a thought.

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When you visit a certain farm, don’t notice the weeds and the houses falling down.

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To the people who think they run Eolia’s park: Don’t stop and say anything to me. You can stop all you want to, but you better pray to God you don’t say something to me.

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Our president wants Congress to allow the government to negotiate lower drug prices for Medicare. What a wonderful thing for everybody except the drug companies. I hope the Republicans and Democrats will get together and make this happen. If it’s stopped, we will know which politicians are owned by the drug companies.

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I’m not mentioning any names, but these people getting all these extra food stamps and then selling and trading them while their little kids go hungry is just about too much. I can’t handle that stuff. Something has to be done.

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I saw on the news where we spent 20 years in Afghanistan and left and the Taliban has taken it over in two months. We lost a lot of soldiers who gave their life for that, spent trillions of dollars, and have nothing to show for it. These four-star generals and all the presidents who were in charge during that period have no guts and no backbone. Last time we won a war was with President Truman and Generals Eisenhower, MacArthur, and Patton.

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All rude employees, especially those who don’t appreciate having a job in a time like this, should be fired. I’m already working on a lawsuit against one large company doing business in Letcher County. They are going to learn to respect their customers.

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We live in Letcher County, the only place where somebody can murder you and leave you hanging in a window and it’s never investigated. No wonder everyone is leaving Letcher County. It’s about as disgusting as a place can get. The roads are as disgusting as they can get, too, and so is a police officer we have in Neon. There was no investigation in this case.

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What’s wrong this picture? The United States, the greatest country on earth, couldn’t whip a bunch of goat herders in Afghanistan over 20 years? With our space technology and stuff, we couldn’t slay the beast? What’s wrong with this picture? It rattles this old man’s chain to realize the United States couldn’t go in and whip the Taliban.

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I sure am glad Jenkins got a good basketball coach, and I am so glad they are getting their school back on track. I give all the faculty and staff there a lot of praise, especially the frontend workers who brought the food out to the children when they were learning virtually. They had a hard job and I hope God blesses every one of them tremendously. Pray for them instead of ridiculing.

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If you want something told, I can give you two telephone numbers and it will be told regardless of whether you want it told or not.

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To the caller who accuses me of being ‘a weak-minded, intolerant individual’ who resorts ‘to slanderous accusations and name calling’: First, I don’t tolerate Klanner trash. Second, I don’t tolerate lying, treasonous cretins who try to pretend the political parties are still what they were 150 years ago. You know better, and so do I.

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