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April 02, 2007

"The argument that the 'Robinwood 5' are appealing because they have the right to appeal seems a little self- serving, if not irresponsible. Along with rights there are responsibilities and accountability for the consequences of exercising your rights. It's not clear to me why they are fighting, other than claiming that they have the right to fight. They have the right to jump off a bridge but don't because of the obvious personal and family consequences. I have a right to quality health care. Will my right of access to state-of-the-art health care be denied because of their right to appeal? Whose rights have more weight?"




"OK people, let's get this straight once and for all. As long as we have 'big government' in office, only 'big businesses' will prosper. After all, they pay for all the perks with outrageous campaign contributions. While the middle class is dwindling, the gap between us and the rich is growing by leaps and bounds."

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"With the school year soon ending, I just want to say that I sure hope that Maugansville Elementary gets their 'door attendant' back again next year. He is such a wonderful asset to the school. When you talk about welcoming environments for students, parents and visitors, I think of him. Thank you, Mr. Dave, for everything."




"It is truly unfortunate that the city challenged the hospital's decision to locate at Robinwood. Otherwise, most of the greatly exaggerated 'problems' associated with that site would never have come to life and the new hospital construction would be well under way."

- Hagerstown




"The Rev. Al Sharpton may have his faults, but he is right on track when he suggests that we restart the draft. He realizes that doing this would stir up the people against this illegal war. The people will be in revolt if their young men were forced into this travesty. God bless our troops."

- Hagerstown




"I just wanted to say that the police are not your personal bodyguards. You and you alone are responsible for your own safety. Be aware of what and who is around you. This world is full of crazies. Live safe."

- Hagerstown




"I'd like to know what's up within the Williamsport area. There's old tennis shoes with their strings tied together, and threw up over the wires crossing the roads. I've noticed it in six different areas, and I'd just like to know what the kids are doing and what it means, or if it means anything, or it's a sign of a gang or drugs or just what it is."

- Williamsport




"Several years ago there was a gentleman up here in the West End along Washington Street that had a sign up about taxation without representation. I agreed with him somewhat at the time, but now I'm starting to agree with him wholeheartedly."

- Hagerstown




"I would like to know why we have to put up with the mailman jamming all these advertisements into our mailboxes. It's bad enough that we have the same junk to dispose of that is in the newspapers today. I predict there will be important mail that will get lost because of this. God help us if a tax bill got lost. There is talk now of the first-class postage being raised from 39 to 42 cents."

- Halfway




"I really feel sorry for all the teachers. I think they all should quit their jobs and go to work at Wal-Mart."




"Since when did this country become so whatever that people could not voice their opinion to tell the government what it should or shouldn't do? In the case of the hospital situation, I commend the Bartels and everybody else who thinks the hospital should be in the Allegheny Power area. They are not holding up the hospital any more than the hospital is holding up the hospital."

- Williamsport




"Hillary Clinton went to college on her own merits and received a law degree - and not because of family name. What will people think when she tells us William Jefferson Clinton will be her running mate? Does anything say Bill can't be vice president?"

- Hagerstown




"Republicans and right-wingers, where is your outrage for Newt Gingrich's recent admission of an extramarital affair? You didn't like Bill Clinton doing it; why is it OK for him to do it?"

- Washington County




"Within the next couple of years, I see a civil war arising between the Democrats and the Republicans, especially with the war that's going on in Iraq. This is the worst that I've ever seen. The politics have gotten so bad, it's really gonna to come down to a bitter battle between the two parties. I hate to see it coming, but it's coming."

- Boonsboro




"If gasoline keeps going up the way it is, I know one job I won't have this summer to do, and that's cut grass."




"This is to all the people who voted a Democratic Party in who's now running our Senate. Right now there's an emergency military budget that needed to be taken care of, and instead of doing so, Pelosi and all of her Democratic Senate are deciding to take their spring break and leave this set aside until they return. How can we help fight the war on terror when there is a budget that needs to be taken care of before they go out and play golf?"

- Smithsburg




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