"So refugees aren't a problem, huh? Working in a doctor's office gives this caller the right to say this. Well, you support them in that case, and take them in your home. Can the U.S. house all the citizens of all these countries and support them? When one can't speak the language, the system must feed them and house them, they are a drain on our taxpayers' dollars, just as the citizens already here are parasites. We have needed welfare reform and immigration for a long time. (Those) in D.C. do not care."
"I'm calling in about the Hagerstown mayor and council and the $800 for lunch, then they try to turn it into a lunch appreciation for the employees, for the work they've done. How many employees out there at your job get appreciated by a $800 lunch? How many employees out there can afford to pay the taxes, can afford to take their own families out to that kind of a dinner, when every year they're raising the taxes, like they want to do this year for the water? And we're going to allow this? I'm outraged."
"I'm calling in concerning the article on the front page of the paper today (June 5), about the poor dog which had its leg broken by the man. Why is the judge still permitting that dog to be in his possession? That sounds like a no-brainer."
"On this situation with the mayor and council going out for dinner, which I assume was over the Christmas holidays, which was six months ago - why it took so long for this to come out in the paper, for what reason were they hiding it? Another thing, too, $800 for going out to eat is a bit expensive. Didn't they ever hear of you buy your own meal if you want to go out as a group, or a potluck dinner? They do a good talk when they want to get into an office, but a thing like this makes people remember when it's time to vote again."
"Something is definitely wrong with public service in America. Anyone who's ever read John Hersey's 'A Bell for Adano' needs to look back and see how he defined a public servant. A public servant is not one who lives off of the people, but serves the people, does not take advantage of the situation, charge things to the public, but rather pays his own way. We seem to have that problem in Hagerstown with elected officials, and at the national level. Every politician needs to be put out of office, and someone honest put in."
"Kudos and thanks to the trooper with moving radar in the unmarked car near the battlefield on Monday. The one you nailed at 8 a.m. is just one of many I encounter on Sharpsburg Pike daily. Even though I'm doing the speed limit or even slightly above it, they pass me on hills, curves - I've even been passed on the right several times. So welcome to the neighborhood. Hope to see you a lot."
"To the lady who called in and said that her teenage son was traveling with bad companions and he hadn't used drugs yet, but if he did she would get to the bottom of it. To the mother: I'm wondering why you don't take steps now before it's too late, and take the son aside, talk to him and tell him he's traveling with the wrong people, and forbid him to travel with them. He's at an age he's easily impressionable, and the old saying is 'An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.' We are judged by the people that we keep, so maybe if you took him away from these people now, you would save yourself a lot of heartache. Good luck, Mom, and God bless."
- Waynesboro, Pa.
"I cannot understand why all the veterinarians in Hagerstown can't work together and open a 24/7 animal hospital for the public. If you took rotating shifts, would you really have to work a lot of hours? Sometimes situations don't happen from 8 to 5."
- Greencastle, Pa.