"Why don't they raise the cost of a postage stamp to a round number? I'm sure that those of us who have ever bought a stamp from a stamp machine have asked ourselves what to do with the one-cent stamps."
"I think it's disrespectful to refer to Dr. Martin Luther King or the Rev. Martin Luther King as 'MLK'; to shorten a great man's name to just three letters. I think people need to read the history books to learn more about what he was all about."
"Centuries are marked from 1 to 100, after the birth of Christ. B.C. is 'before Christ.' What do the scholars have to say about this? Even our years are marked by Christ."
- Warfordsburg, Pa.
"Someone really ought to tell the mayor of Boonsboro, regarding his comments in last Wednesday's Morning Herald, that the idea that the town can develop its way out of its problems isn't going to work. I know because here in Frederick, we've been fed that propaganda about how great development is, and the great things they'll do for us for decades. The result is horrible traffic jams on inadequate, crumbling roads, overcrowded schools and obscenely high property tax assessments and taxes. Now, since the developers are already coming over the mountains and sitting on you all like a swarm of locusts, consider yourselves warned, Washington County taxpayers."
- Frederick, Md.
"The U.S. recently sent a drone carrying a bomb into Pakistan. His purpose was to kill Al-Zarqawi. Apparently, we missed him and instead killed 18 Pakistanis. A short distance away in Kashmir, there are people who survived a brutal earthquake. These people are living in tents in the snow. Many are without shoes and coats. How many shoes and coats could we have bought for the price of that drone? We could have made some friends, but instead we made more enemies. Americans are much better people than what our government portrays."
"People need to stop making fun of President Bush. It's hard work, and he works for us 24/7 ... 24 hours a week, 7 months a year."
"The people who don't want to send out thank-you cards for wedding gifts should return the gifts. If they're that cheap, they should never have gotten married."
"To the grandparents who are raising the child, just pray that the parents don't come and get him. I raised my granddaughter for 13 years, and then her parents decided that they wanted her. So good luck, fellas, I hope you get to keep him."
- Clear Spring
"As I read Mail Call, it really saddens me to see so many miserable people, griping about petty issues. What's happened to this country? Doesn't anyone care about their neighbors anymore, and about getting along? As my mama and daddy used to tell me, if it doesn't concern you, mind your own business."
"They say you have free speech in this country, but it seems to me that you only have free speech if you talk about what the editors want you to talk about. The editors are free to print whatever they want in their paper, so in a way, you don't really have free speech at all in this country. Your free speech is limited."
- Greencastle, Pa.
"This is for Dana, the secretary at Zion Lutheran Church in Williamsport, to tell her thanks for being so dear and kind. The kindness shines through your eyes, and you are a very nice and friendly person. God bless you, thanks and take care."
"This is to the person who made the comment about Bob Ehrlich, and then made the statement that Parris Glendening didn't raise taxes. No, Glendening just spent like a drunken sailor and got this state so far into the red that Bob Ehrlich had no choice but to raise taxes in order to balance the budget."
"My wife and I have started walking inside the mall for exercise, and I'm wondering if anyone knows how far around that is."
"This is for the person who made the comment that wrestling is ridiculous. Don't they know that there are other channels to watch? It's no worse than all the murder shows and daytime shows. Just change your channel and that'll get rid of it."
- Washington County