2013-06-19 / Speak Your Piece

Speak Your Piece

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This is to the woman who works at the unemployment office: I know you can do better than the guy you’ve got who has a broke down truck and no job. I can do you a lot better than that.

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It sounds as if Jenkins is the new Peyton Place.

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There’s a certain woman who thinks she is so hot since she got rid of her husband, but everyone knows what she has had and who she has been with.

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I don’t know if I’m the only fellow in the county that thinks about this or not. There are an awful lot of miners laid off in Letcher, Harlan, Knott and Pike counties, but not one mine inspector that I know of has lost his job. I don’t know what we would need with all of those mine inspectors without the mines working. I think somebody needs to check into the state of Kentucky and see why taxpayers are keeping up a bunch of deadbeat mine inspectors with no mines to inspect.

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Most geopolitical analysts think China benefitted most from President George W. Bush’s War for Imaginary Weapons of Mass Destruction since they are getting half of Iraq’s oil production. Others think Iran benefitted most since they’ve fill the power vacuum in the Middle East. Whichever you think is correct, you can tell the next Iraq War veteran you see who is missing his legs that at least someone benefitted from that Republican war.

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Why are delivery trucks allowed to stop and unload stuff in the middle of Main Street in Whitesburg? I got stopped three different times in one day waiting for the trucks to move. One was unloading food, another was unloading tires, and the third was unloading packages. There has to be a better place for these trucks to park and unload.

(We feel your pain. But where is that better place? And how can large trucks reach it?)

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To a certain person: I have the highest regard for you, but I have seen a red flag. And a red flag is a red flag. I want you to know that I love you to death, but if you are doing what I think you are doing, shame on you. And if are doing what I think you are doing, I will turn you in.

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I found the cure for cancer and it didn’t cost me any money, either. All you’ve got to do is look toward heaven and call on the name of Jesus. That’s the only cure there is for cancer down here. It won’t cost you any money. Believe me, I know.

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Is anyone else seeing a serious decline in service at a local health provider, or is it just me? Last week I called to schedule an appointment with the doctor and was put on hold for four minutes before the call was dropped. I tried again and listened to several tunes all the way through while on hold again. The third time, the extension rang for a good five minutes before someone picked up. Several days before an appointment, I go in for blood work. For the last year or so, the lab cannot find orders from the doctor and I have to wait for the orders to be transferred again. The doctor assures me each time I see him that the order is in the computer. When I checked in Monday morning the receptionist, after some checking, sent me to the lab, where, true to form, no lab orders could be found for me. I was told I should go to the doctor’s office (in the same building) and talk to him. The receptionist in that area checked with the doctor’s people, who said he wasn’t in yet and they could do nothing. As is generally the rule, I had had no food or drink since the night before and I was coming up on 45 minutes trying to get my blood work done. I sat a little longer, asked again, and was told nothing could be done until the doctor came in. I am acutely aware of how stress affects blood sugar level and all sorts of bodily fluids, and my stress level was over the top. I left. I’m sure that when I see the doctor and have no recent lab report, he will sigh and assure me that the standing lab order is in the computer. What is it the medical community says, first do no harm?

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This is the old cat killer. I want to thank the person who called in and commended me about helping him about his neighbor’s cats. I want to say thank you. We, the people, don’t have to put up with this and I appreciate you so much for calling in and agreeing with me.

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I miss you, my friend. I loved you like a brother and I always will. The tears in my eyes can be wiped away, but it is in my heart you will always stay. Our friendship was true as it should have been — children, young lads and old we became. My friend, you went first, sadly to say, it should have been me. I always tried to lead the way. The angels you belong to now. God likes good friends, too. Say hello to my people. May you find peace in the afterlife. I will be coming to find mine soon. You will always be missed my friend. These tears are for you. Brother Ray.

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Hey, miss pretty girl. You think by getting in the bars and strutting your stuff you will get your husband back? Well, you don’ have anything to strut. I’m the one that has it. Strut all you want to. Anytime you want to talk about it, leave a comment in Speak Your Piece and then I will tell the whole nation about you. Honey, you know I have a lot to tell, so you don’t want to get me started. You aren’t going to get your little hubby back, so forget it.

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I know now why we are having so many reruns on the Letcher County Government Channel 98. Those in charge are busy with other things.

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I am what you call a disabled vet. Every day of our life we get something in the mail from disabled veterans’ groups, usually a request to give money. I was always told that the government would take care of the boys from cradle to grave once they served their country, but apparently they don’t do anything for them. They are dependent on people like us to keep them up and I don’t think that is right.

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Am I to understand that the Letcher County Board of Education interviewed all of the superintendent applicants from the district? Is that why the only applicants from outside the district who were scheduled for interviews saw the handwriting on the wall and suddenly withdrew? That completes our farce search for a superintendent. What a waste of money paying a fee to the Kentucky School Boards Association to help us when that is all we did. We could have used that money to send our archery team to St. Louis. Darrell Hall, could you please use your position as school board attorney to try to give the board a little direction? They are desperately lost in an educational wilderness and no one knows what to do.

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I want to speak my piece. The other day I was in Food City doing some shopping when I saw a certain friend of mine. For some reason or another she didn’t even act like she knew me. Well, that’s just the way it goes. You think you know people and you don’t. People change. I, for one, haven’t changed. I’m still my same old self. But, I’m going to have me some fun. Justice will be served on a certain pill head.

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I think everyone knows who Grandma is and how she got that name, especially her neighbor.

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I love my church, church family and pastor, but there are some insignificant people that have been attending. They act holier than thou. They’re proven to be troublemakers. It’s going to break my pastor’s heart when I tell him I’m considering finding another church. My child can’t even attend church functions because of their child that acts just like them. All they do is sit and stare at me. I’ve witnessed this and so have others. Something is seriously wrong with all three of them. Stirring up trouble, now attending my church. I had a talk with the pastor. He said ignore them. He would not believe anything they said. People have talked about him too, to let God handle them. It’s hard to be around people that have shown evil in their heart.

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I am writing concerning the agenda of the lying news media trying to say that the American people are wanting to accept the men lying with men abomination. The news media are liars. God’s people have voted against this. Any time ungodly lawmakers want to force foolishness on the American people, then they start a propaganda machine called the news media. I can speak for myself. I don’t want liars saying what I stand for. It is a sad time in America when our lawmakers have rejected God’s laws and have brought a reproach on our nation. Men lying with men is still sin. It has always been an abomination and it always will be. God wants people to repent, but if these people don’t repent of their sins then God will let them go to the same hell that the adulterers and the fornicators and all the liars go to. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

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To a certain woman: For your information, I live with myself just fine. My ex-husband and I are good friends, which is more than I could say for you and your exhusband. You need to worry about what you’re living with instead of you all being infatuated with me. That you all would have your friends add me as a friend so you could see what’s going on.

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