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You Said It

March 05, 2007

"One of the toughest, hardest-working men I ever met lost one leg in Vietnam. In Vietnam, he worked hard for that leg to be gone. He came back, but he did not go through Veterans, he didn't do this or that. The man went into construction work. He worked hard, and he's still working hard, 20 years later, 30 years later, and he's got one leg. In construction, and not sitting back on a chair, either. I'm talking about climbing up the side of buildings, using his body to get what he had to get done, because he was no wimp."

- Hagerstown




"Regarding the mayor and council's Feb. 20 meeting: Did I hear correctly that the mayor and most of the council want to close the first block of South Potomac Street to traffic, if not altogether, at least on weekends to accommodate the widening of sidewalks for planned outside eating at restaurants? Also, I agree with the Feb. 23 caller that councilpersons' comments should not be a commercial for private business."

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- Hagerstown




"I just read in the newspaper on Feb. 27, Tuesday, an article from Hagerstown saying that the governor and the governor's office supports a bill for illegal immigrants to go to college. I cannot believe this at all. There's so many homeless people, so many people in need here in America that don't even get help. People's power companies are shutting the lights off, people can't heat their homes, Americans struggling daily, and the governor's gonna pass a bill to help illegal immigrants go to college? Are you serious?"

- Hagerstown




"The schools don't need more money, the students need better parents. There is nothing wrong with the school systems in this country that could not be solved by holding the parents directly responsible for their children's progress."

- Falling Waters, W.Va




"About the widening of the South Potomac Street sidewalk: Make it pretty, maybe even brick. I want you to know I enjoy all the costly downtown upgrades as I drive down Potomac on my way to Valley Mall. I bet many other people do also."




"Would everyone please stop whining about LeRoy Myers being questioned about his bull? We wouldn't be doing so if he wouldn't have sponsored the bill saying others can't display what has been displayed for years. We are not real tolerant of an 'I can but you can't' type of legislation."




"It's amazing that everybody is against the Wal-Mart in Hagerstown, but for another year, we won Supercenter of the Year, and it's not just the employees that made it that way but it's the customers that shop there - probably the ones that complain, too. As an associate of Wal-Mart, we really appreciate all the business that we've gotten, and I want to thank all of the associates at Hagerstown Wal-Mart."

- Clear Spring




"I'm just so happy that Al Gore got an Academy Award for his theories and documentaries on global warming, and how we should help the environment. My total electric bill at my home here in Hagerstown averages $117 a month. If you do the math, that is approximately $1,404 per year. Al Gore: $1,400 a month. My natural gas, I don't have, so mine is zero. His is $1,000 per month. He runs around in big SUVs. Me, I run around in comfortable automobiles, not small, but large. He's probably using an awful sight more than I am. My home probably used three trees to build. His probably used a forest."

- Hagerstown




"I'd like to thank a snow angel of mine, my son Steven, who shoveled my walk and shoveled my car out. He did a beautiful job."

- Hagerstown




"According to an ABC News poll February 2007, 53 percent of respondents said the U.S. should set a deadline for withdrawing forces from Iraq. Opposition to Bush's plan to send additional troops remains strong. Two and three Americans registered disapproval, with 56 percent saying they strongly object, etc. I don't know where the information came from that was in (You Said It) the other day, but it's obviously wrong."

- Hagerstown




"I was reading You Said It last week, and I agree with the caller who said it shouldn't just be the BOE who gets the raise; what about the food service workers? They do a lot more than what they are given credit for, and the amount of money they get paid is next to nothing."

- Washington County




"I'd like to say thanks to the person who stole the heart off of my mother's grave, that was there for her for Valentine's, at Rose Hill Cemetery. If you needed it that bad, give me a call; I'll buy you one."




"I'd just like to respond to the person, whoever robbed ... they took the TV and it had a tracking device in it. They took the laptop and didn't even take the charger."




"In case you people don't know this, this is one sick world. Where's my proof? Just read (You Said It)."

- Sharpsburg




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