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• As Shakespeare said, what’s in a name? A duck is called a duck because it ducks its head under the water to feed. The animal was named after the verb, not the other way around.

• In the era of TV dinners, it wasn’t enough that you ATE your veggies. No, etiquette experts still found time to make some interesting rules about HOW you consumed them as well. According to one guide, asparagus should be cut in half in order to avoid “the ungraceful appearance of a bent stalk … falling limply into someone’s mouth.”

• What’s in a name? Part 2: The French name for cotton candy is “Barbe a papa,” or “dad’s beard.”

• Mary Babnik Brown generously donated 34 inches of her natural golden locks to the United States military during World War II after they determined that blond hair that had never been treated or exposed to heat was the most resilient material to use as the crosshairs in bombsights.

• A 7-year-old boy had long complained about his swollen and aching jaw, and small wonder: Surgeons at the Saveetha Dental College and Hospital in Chennai, India, found 526 teeth crammed inside his mouth! After removing a seven-ounce, “well-defined bag-like mass” from his jaw containing hundreds of miniature teeth, it took the team five hours to carefully search for and count all of them. The hospital asserted that it was “the first ever case to be documented worldwide, where so many minute teeth were found in a single individual.”

• Led Zeppelin let Ben Affleck use their song “When the Levee Breaks” in the movie “Argo” on one condition — that they digitally alter the record player’s needle drop to the correct spot on the vinyl.

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Thought for the Day: “ The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” — William James Carr Fork Lake has more to offer than Fishpond. Hah, that’s just a little creek — like the one that runs through Whitesburg.

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In general, the Democrat Party does not want you to do good. It does not want you to make money and it does not want you to have a road to ride on. It does want you to be a socialist and have nothing at all, though. But the people of Letcher County know this. I wish the people who are voting the Democrats into the House of Representatives in Washington, D.C., knew it.

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WMMT-FM is being run remotely. Sometimes the person running the remote is asleep at the wheel.

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Donald J. Trump is a ‘pathological liar’ who ‘doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies.’ Trump is a ‘narcissist at a level I don’t think this country has ever seen’ and is ‘utterly a moron.’ These descriptions of Trump are the words of U.S. Senator Ted Cruz of Texas, who claims to be the biggest conservative in the Senate.

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I would like to make a comment about these reporters for the mainstream media. They are nothing but a bunch of snitches. If you tell them you have a hot tip for them but they have to cut their mothers’ throats to get it they would say, ‘Where’s the knife at’? Reporters from back in the Seventies and Eighties would roll over in their graves if they knew the reporters today. They have no morals; they have no values; they have no respect, and they have no integrity at all. It’s a shame they have fallen so low. There is nothing lower than them. It’s terrible. I hate to see it, but that’s who they are and we all know.

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I would like to speak my piece about a terrible thing that goes on in our county. It’s a shame our local police officers ignore animal cruelty and abuse. I have called and called the animal control officers but nothing ever gets done. I have seen dogs go hungry; I have seen dogs abused. I report and I report it and nothing happens. To our elected officials and lawenforcement officers: Please do something about these poor animals, especially in Jenkins. The animals need your help.

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I’ve heard a lot of things in my life, but what in the world are people talking about when they call for taking funds from our police departments? This would be fine for the rednecks who want to put out a few nooses; is that what you people want? What is wrong with you people?

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I have lived in the Linefork community nearly all of my life, and I appreciate the beautiful land and people. But what has my attention is the Lilley Cornett Woods. They have torn the place all to pieces. I have never seen it look like that. If it’s up to me I will tell people to stay away. It looks horrible.

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I would like to leave a message for a beautiful little thing who has been hanging just a little bit on the South East Road. You sure are a good-looking outfit, I’ll just tell you. I may be a little bit older than you, but if I catch you over there again I am definitely going to stop and speak. You sure are a goodlooking outfit.

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The people of Jenkins need to open their eyes and wake up. We need a new mayor, we need a new city council, we need a new City Hall, and we need some garbagemen who will actually do their work. We need a change altogether so that Jenkins will be a much better place. So when the time comes to vote, citizens of Jenkins, please do the right thing.

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To the person who called in addressing the voters of Jenkins and made negative comments toward the police department: I suggest you follow them on Facebook or follow the Letcher County Sheriff ’s Facebook page to see what they actually do. They have been busy. I’m sorry you don’t see that.

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Why doesn’t the Letcher County Fiscal Court try to get funding for the Eolia- Oven Fork-Partridge-Flat Gap areas to put high-speed Internet — or connect into the KentuckyWired program — to get the ‘last mile’ done so that people can have affordable high-speed Internet in that region? We are stuck with only two Internet providers. Why doesn’t the fiscal court apply for grant money to get the ‘last mile’ done so we on the other side of Pine Mountain can have high-speed Internet at reasonable, decent and fair price? Thank you.

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This good- looking blonde said pants are uncomfortable, but that she wore them for my benefit so I should wear a mask for her benefit.

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Oh my Lord, I hear the Republicans are now starting to wear masks. Now how can we tell the Democrats from the Republicans?

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I’m looking for a place for a person to take a liedetector test. If anybody knows where this can be done, please reply in Speak Your Piece. Thank you.

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Trump had nothing to do with this virus coming in. He relied on the word of the good doctor who said it was no danger. We might ought to look at New York, where the governor forced the nursing homes to take in COVID patients.

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‘The plain fact is that Donald Trump is not just a bad man. He is an avatar for iniquity and immorality and selfishness. He runs the table on the seven deadly sins and demonstrates not a trace of any of the four cardinal virtues. He possesses not a single character trait that you would want your child to fully emulate. He cares about nothing and no one besides himself. The country is suffering from his badness. And he is utterly aloof to their suffering.’ These words were written by former Republican National Committee spokesman Tim Miller.

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Ninety people killed; 471 wounded. Are these casualty numbers from the Vietnam War in June 1970 or 50 years later in Chicago, Illinois in June 2020? Thank you.

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My brothers and sisters tell me I can get the virus at Lowe’s or Walmart because I am around people, so therefore I can go to church. I’m not against church; I have belonged to a church my whole life. But the Lord tells me to take care of myself because nobody else will in this world. I may get the virus staying at home, but if I do I will have come by it honestly. But if I get it by going out where people are singing and shouting and spreading germs all over the place then it’s me to blame, not the Lord.

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These people tearing down statues pretend that it’s all because of race. Then why do they want to tear down the Emancipation Statue of Lincoln, which was paid for by freed slaves?

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I would like to showcase the profile of a beautiful lady …

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