"I'd like to know whose side Bush is on. He wants Iran to turn the British people loose, but he wants to take our boys over and fight it more. Why can't he go along with the Congress and bring our boys home here? I don't know whose side he's on."
"I've read a lot about that rent is outrageous in the city of Hagerstown. I have property in Hagerstown that I try to offer reasonable rent for. Over the last three or four years, my assessment has almost tripled, my insurance has more than doubled and my water bill has skyrocketed. I pay $117 a year for somebody to come around every year and tell me little minor things that have to be fixed. My sidewalk has sunk about half an inch. I got an estimate on that: $680. Also, now I have to have electric smoke detectors put in, at a cost of about $400 in all three units. I get the gracious duty of having my house lead paint inspected, in chance of some parent might let their 3-year-old child gnaw on the wood of the windowsill and get lead paint poisoning. Even though the house is about 100 years old, nobody's ever died from any lead poisoning in there, but because it's rented, I have to pay $148 to $168 per unit every time somebody moves in."
"You want better teachers, but you don't want to pay them. You want better nursing care, but you can't afford to hire more nurses, but you can afford to pay your HMOs' and your oil barons' exorbitant prices and retirement fees. Is anything wrong with this picture?"
"I know that the U.S. helps every country in the world, and now I see in the paper that the U.S. is the top supplier of food to Cuba. What about our people in the U.S. starving? You have people in the Appalachian mountains that don't have food, people everywhere that don't have food, all kinds of homeless people out here. When is our government going to start helping people at home in the U.S. instead of everywhere else? Charity begins at home, doesn't it?"
"Bush is gonna start spouting off about Nancy Pelosi going over to Syria, and about the funding of the war. It's funny that there were three Republicans over in Syria just last week. That won't even be mentioned in his speech - I know it won't. They're just picking on her because she's a woman."
"The counter-protesters, in my opinion, aren't supporting our troops. They are supporting the mistake they voted into office as president."
- Washington County
"Do you know what really bugs me? All these people riding around with American flags on their foreign-made cars. Toyota might be built in the U.S., but it's still a foreign company."
"This is in response to the article Monday evening about supplemental Social Security. 'It's meant to keep people from starving,' etc. It's nice to be able to sit back and make comments like that, but you have people who work for companies and the company CEOs run the company into the ground, and their 401K and their money that they saved for their retirement disappears. It's not the employees' fault that they don't have real nice pensions. Sometimes you have no control over that."