"I feel for the lady whose husband is in a nursing facility and can't get help from the state. Seniors can't get help and they need it more and are more deserving of help from the state than someone who recklessly has a child out of wedlock or has a drug problem or whatever."
"I read the thank-you note from the newlyweds for the gifts they were given at their wedding in August. How tacky that you would not take the time to write your own thank-yous and use the paper to save you time and money. My parents raised me better than that."
- Martinsburg, W.Va.
"What have the current president and his administration managed to get right? There was FEMA, and the two hurricanes in New Orleans, and blaming those poor, poor people for not having automobiles or computers or the plan to get themselves out by themselves. Then, there's this Medicare prescription plan, with old, vulnerable, truly sick people going without their medications, and pharmacists aren't able to keep up with regular prescriptions. Then the president sent out that holiday card. Then there's Iraq, the training camp for insurgents who are now showing up in Afghanistan, having learned how to do it in Iraq. Yes, indeedy, we're really doing something to stop terrorism. What has Bush done right?"
"I read in this column the discussion about the difference between the words 'kill' and 'murder.' You're missing the point. Regardless of what you call it, somebody loses their life. If you are a Christian, you need to get your information from Jesus, and be more like Christ. As far as I know, Jesus never killed anyone nor ordered anyone to death."
"Recently, the letters column featured a 9/11 conspiracy theory from the anti-American, left ... and to think that The Herald-Mail says it doesn't endorse these anonymous You Said It comments. The You Said It comments have never gotten that wacky. If you want to read about 9/11, read 'Breakdown' by Bill Gertz or 'Why America Slept' by Ronald Kessler."
- Waynesboro, Pa.
"On CNN, John McCain said that it looks like Iran will be our next subject. He said that we've got to do what we've got to do, no matter what the price of oil goes to, or if they cut off the oil completely. Politicians need to mind their own business. Foreign countries weren't bombing us; we let the foreigners come in here to cause 9/11, so blame the U.S. government, not the foreigners. Now we're fighting a war we can't win, and causing poor American people to go downhill. We've got an Alaskan pipeline pumping oil to Japan. We should have been drilling in the U.S. 20 years ago. There's plenty of oil in the U.S."
"This is for the caller who just moved to Clear Spring from Montgomery County and is looking for a coffee shop or a sushi bar in Clear Spring. The only coffee shop you're going to have is your own coffee pot. The only sushi you're going to eat in Clear Spring is the sushi you go to the store and buy. You're better off going back to Montgomery County if you want things like this."
"This is in response to the comment in You Said It about the Williamsport post office. As far as a lot of us are concerned, they could close it down and move it. You have people from West Virginia and Pennsylvania taking up the parking spaces so you can't get in to park. We could just all go to Hagerstown. That would be a really good idea."
"To the person who thinks that people should just junk the 20-year-old car, your throw-it-away-and-buy-a-new-one attitude is just what is polluting our world and filling up our landfills. Let someone who may be able to fix it or use it have it. Recycle, people, come on."
- Clear Spring