"Most of the doctors have moved their offices to the Robinwood area. It's a great site, and now they want to put the hospital there, which should have been done long ago. People just don't seem to get it, and they're worried about tall buildings and helipads. The new hospital is needed, because people have conditions that they have to go to Baltimore for now. They only accept appointments on Mondays, and it takes six months to get an appointment. Think about it. We really need the hospital where they want to put it."
"This is in response to the comment 'I think we can all agree that we were misled by the Republican Party.' My response to that is: That'll teach you to think."
"This is for the people who called Mail Call regarding the Mount Lena school not being included in the Washington County school booklet. You should know that The Herald-Mail didn't write those articles (I don't think so, anyway). I believe the BOE was responsible. If you're interested in contributing some information on a compilation of Mount Lena or Smoketown history, call 301-797-4436 and ask for Cindy."
"What happened to manners and etiquette? When men take their hats off in restaurants, you say 'please', and 'thank you', and 'excuse me'. I would like to know, because it's gone by the wayside. People don't realize that a little bit of politeness goes a long way."
"A few weeks ago, someone stole a water jug from my apartment that was filled with change that I had been saving since I was a kid. I hope that whoever took that will be haunted for the rest of their life for what they did. The Bible says 'Thou shalt not steal'. If anyone saw someone taking a water jug out of my apartment, I wish that they would report it. I hope that the thief will be found out someday."
"Regarding the teaching of evolution as opposed to creationism, who says that the two can't coexist? Just because our days are 24 hours long does not mean that God's days were. I figure he's laughing Himself silly up there, watching us try to figure out how things went."
- Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
"Looking at someone's Christmas lights: $1. Looking at someone's Christmas sweater: $5. The fact that people are tacky enough to have Christmas clothes and Christmas lights on before Thanksgiving: Priceless."
"I find it interesting that most people seem to think that the Republican Party and President Bush misled us into a war with Iraq with false information. It's funny that the Democrats voted for the same thing, looking at the same evidence. The great liberal icons, Bill and Hillary Clinton, said in 1998 that Saddam needed to be removed because of weapons of mass destruction . . . interesting."
"Why would anyone ever think that Pennsylvania and West Virginia would be welfare states? After all, they have the gaming casinos and they make lots of money for their people. Maryland is the only state that would not pass the gaming. Therefore, the money that Maryland gets comes out of each and every one of our pockets in taxes."
"This is to the person who said that President Bush is trying to remove the homeowner's deduction. That's just a proposal from one of his top economic advisers. Also, his father did not remove the interest deduction; that was done by President Reagan in the 1986 tax reform. Bush was only the vice president then. Please get your facts straight."
"I would like to thank everyone at Clear Spring bingo for doing such a great job. The food is fantastic and the volunteers are so helpful, and most of all, I'd like to thank Dave, our bingo caller. Thanks again, Clear Spring, we love you."