2012-08-15 / Speak Your Piece

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I’ve got a newsflash for the Big Ten Conference. You want to see how good you are in the Big Ten in football? You are in luck. You get to play Alabama at Texas stadium the first crack out of the box. We’re going to gauge the Big Ten right there and see what they are made of. I am afraid they are going to get a thumping laid on them. We’ll see. People are always talking about how tough Big Ten is.

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The average time on Death Row in Kentucky is 39.5 years from conviction to execution. For what one Death Row inmate costs taxpayers, the state can house three non-Death Row inmates for 40 years each. We are still waiting for the killers of Dr. Acker’s daughter to be executed. And statistics predict that is still a decade away, if it happens at all. Now we have a new death penalty case, where the guy walked into the sheriff ’s office and confessed. Am I the only one who sees the political connection here? This is an election year. Where were the capital murder charges when the double murder happened behind Super 8 motel in Whitesburg? That case certainly qualified for the death penalty, but I guess no one was running for office that year. With this new case, there is no justice. In my opinion, life without parole is a more fitting punishment in this case. But that doesn’t win as many votes.

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I have a little bit of information for anyone who plays the Kentucky Lottery. We play the lottery every night and if you watch the numbers come up on the television at night, do not throw your tickets away if you go by those numbers. We have noticed several times that the numbers that come up on TV are not right. You need to keep your tickets and check with a retailer the next day and make sure you check the right numbers.

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Can someone tell me who I need to call to complain about a certain nursing home? I have been going there for the past six months to see my aunt and it is unreal the changes you see in those residents in six months. When I first started going, I met some residents and they would be up walking around and talking. Six months later, those same people are lying in the hallway in chairs and mumbling. They don’t know who you are or where they are. I don’t know what the deal is with all of these nursing homes, but something is not right. I would appreciate any help if anyone knows whom I can get in contact with?

(Perhaps those patients you’re seeing have entered into the more advanced stages of Alzheimer’s or some other form of dementia. As to your question, Kentucky has an ombudsman to handle concerns and complaints about long-term care facilities. The number to call is 1-800-372-2991.)

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I would like to know how many more deaths are going to have to happen in Eolia for the sheriff ’s department and Operation UNITE to do something about the drugdealing situation. It is out of control. Something needs to be done before there are any more overdoses or deaths. Are the sheriff’s department and Operation UNITE going to be a joke or are they going to do something about it?

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I haven’t seen the Hemphill prostitute in a month or two. I was just wondering if they’ve got her in a cage or if her daddy killed her. He probably should have.

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To the people concerned about the guy who has the angel: I’ll let you in on a secret. His angel is another guy. Check with him.

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The test came back 99.9 percent. She is yours, so get up off your behind, son, get a job and pay your child support.

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As a longtime Haymond resident, I find it amazing that after 1,000 marijuana plants were confiscated at the head of Highland Branch no arrests have been made. Could it be that the slimy little worm has become a cheese-eating rat?

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So how do you like me now, gutter slut? You get to deal with me 18 years plus and 18 more after the second one is born. He and I will have something that you and he will never have, and that’s our children. How do you like me now?

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Attention, Letcher County School Board: You really need to get organized with your bus runs. The shuttle bus from MJP to Neon leaves too late for any child to have breakfast, get their books and get to their homeroom. We do not want our children starting every day with chaos. This needs to be fixed so our children can focus on their school.

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The citizens of Letcher County need to know why Revelation Ranch seemingly has to relocate every so many months. Do they have a 501(c)3? Can they prove they have had these businesses they say they did?

(A member of the organization’s board of directors, Pastor Duane Beachey, wrote a letter to the editor in April in which he said Revelation Ranch has incorporated as a not-for-profit organization and has applied with the IRS for taxexempt status. Beachey said the board would be glad to share financial information with anyone who asks.)

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Need a good place to live if you are a child molester? Consider the Craft’s Colly area. A man who lives there has the bluff on the state police and social services. They consider him harmless and nonthreatening. He has been doing it for years and getting away with it. Wake up, Letcher County. An innocent child is at risk.

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I was just wanting to say that I wish Neon Water Company would get its water back right. It used to be so clear and you could smell the chlorine in it and I would love to take a bath and drink the water. But the last two months the water has been so brown. It looks like someone has peed in a commode. I don’t know what is wrong with the water and I don’t know if we can drink the water. Who would want to? It is so yellow. I can’t even take a bath in it. It needs to be fixed. The water company needs to do something about it.

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I wanted to make a complaint about a certain beer store. I just wanted to complain that I ate at their deli the other day and I found a hair in my biscuit and then my friend found a hair in a hamburger. The cashiers are so rude and undignified. I want to know what happened to a certain cashier who used to work there. She was so friendly and she was so nice and I think that they shouldn’t have fired her and should have kept her around instead of hiring new faces who are rude. I miss her smiling face. I think something needs to be done and they need new management.

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I think it is a shame that a certain lady who has kids of her own tries to get other people’s kids taken from them just because they won’t sell her their medicine because they have to take it for themselves because they are really sick. They aren’t druggies like she is. She needs to back off.

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I have no idea why I kept it, but I came across an old Mountain Eagle from May 2009 the other day that should have been a warning to myself and the other Sapphire Coal employees what was going to happen to us. According to your article announcing that Metinvest had bought United Coal, those working for the new company owned by the wealthiest man in Europe let it be known then that they had no plans to keep any mines open that produced steam coal. Metinvest said then that their ‘key rationale’ for buying United was for ‘the significant reserves of high quality metallurgical coal’ United held in West Virginia and Virginia. I guess we all should have started looking for other jobs even back then. This company knew what they were going to do to us from the very first day they bought United.

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I’m calling about the city roads in Whitesburg. These roads need to be paved. Roads include the one behind Whitaker Bank, the one near Dairy Queen and the one near Parkway Pharmacy. There are holes big enough to almost bury a vehicle. Those roads need to be paved real bad or at least fill the holes up with something. Use some of that alcohol money and get that done. That is why people pay taxes.

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I love the good Lord this morning and you know why? Because He first loved me. Everybody needs to think about the good Lord today instead of worrying about what everyone else says or does today. If they would worry about the good Lord, this world might be a better place to live in. I thanked my Lord today and I prayed in His good name. Thank you, Lord, for today.

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Dear Speak Your Piece: Would you vote for me for president if I told you instead of giving millions of dollars to foreign armies for the four years I was in, I would put that money in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid? Would you vote for me?

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Some of the women really have a crush on this old man who goes to the senior citizens center at Boone Fork. He better watch out. They are going to tickle his chin or turn his cap backwards.

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To Wanda and Robert in Isom: Congratulations on your marriage.

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I saw something the other day that made me so sick I could throw up. There was a rich woman standing there beside her spoiled child telling a poor boy how hard her son had it so she went out and bought him his own business because he was supposed to have had it so hard at college. The poor boy she was talking to had it so hard he had slept in his car to go to school. There were days he cleaned up in public restrooms and went without food to stay in school and still managed to stay on the dean’s list. That woman had the nerve to tell him how hard this rich kid had it. That made me about throw up. I’d like to kick both of them in the behind.

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It is appointed unto man to die and after this the judgment. How will your case be? Think about that.

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Thank you for not alarming me and my lovely family. Please keep tiptoeing through the tulips.

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To everyone who attends our local dirt track races on Friday and Saturday nights: How about that No. 11 car? He is a local man who truly enjoys racing and has had a pretty impressive season so far this year. Although it is no secret, he does not have an unlimited amount of money or all of the big name sponsors. He always gives 110 percent to anything he does. I would really like to see how things would go if he did have sponsors. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not taking anything from his team, but everyone knows the sweeter the pie the better it tastes. No need to sugarcoat anything. It is what it is. Congratulations to the driver and the whole No. 11 team for an exciting and outstanding performance week after week. We all look forward to seeing you each and every weekend. Be careful and keep up the good work. See you at the races.

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You can tell the drugs have started back up in Cove Avenue in Jenkins because the traffic has started back up.

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The high school bus that runs to Thornton needs to wait until all the kids are on the bus before leaving. The driver is not waiting enough for all of the kids to be driven home.

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To the police officer who has been out telling people that I called you and said somebody stole from my basement: That is a lie out of your mouth, because I don’t have a basement and I have never called you for anything. I have tried to talk to you personally, but you had to go to Walmart.

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I have noticed that half of your eyeballs are still coming out, therefore I shall extend the wall for your sake. I am hoping this shall complete the saving of the eyeballs. Have a good day, freaks.

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The critics have it wrong. The Hatfield and McCoy miniseries has been listed as the most-watched miniseries in all of miniseries history by the ‘Guinness Book of World Records.’ It has been nominated for 17 Emmy awards and hopefully they will win at least one. Also, Walmart can’t keep the DVD and Blu-ray versions in stock. I thank everyone who supported the miniseries of television. It will be shown again. I’m glad somebody can prove the critics wrong for once.

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I am glad that Chick-fil-A has taken a stand against the ungodly abomination of men lying with men. The church needs to stand up and have a backbone to preach against sin. These so-called churches that are trying to accept this ungodliness are not a part of God’s church. They are no more than a social club. God hates sin, and sin will take you to eternal hell. It needs to be repeated because some of our politicians cannot seem to hear very well because we the people have voted against this all across our nation, and our politicians and our ungodly lawmakers are still trying to force it down the American people. Listen to me. God’s people will never accept this abomination. It is sin and it will take you to eternal hell if you live that way. I would be absolutely ashamed to be a part of the Democratic Party as they have brought a reproach on our nation by what this president has said. They have destroyed our great nation, and before you play the race card, I would like to say I would rather see a black dog be president as to see a white man with the mentality of Obama in office. I can pray anywhere I please and the A.C.L.U. cannot stop me, because I pray to the real God and his name is Jesus. Now if our politicians and our government and our ungodly lawmakers and our nation reject Jesus and want to die and go to eternal hell, then God will let them go there. For God will let you go and do what you want to. Hell is a real place and real people go there. But as for me and my house, I will serve the Lord.

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Hi my love, 5010 gold. Just to let you know you are loved and were loved for 17 years by Silver. Silver and gold are true love survivors. All set back even those that seemed on the surface to be betrayals. With love’s light wing, did you climb the 5010 wall. Can you love me even half as much as I love loving you. Silver C/A/C.

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God guides us, but we either take the right roads or we don’t. My friend has been thrown a lot of sickness and all God wanted her to do was what was right and stay with her husband and son. This guy she got with is a devil. He hurt her son.

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My angel was made just for me through the Lord Jesus Christ. You are my angel and I love you.

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I would just like to say happy birthday to Grandma on August 25. I hope she gets something big.

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