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You Said It

June 11, 2007

"Cheese dip: $112; shrimp: $94; crab puffs: $72; crab balls: $108; fruit and cheese trays: $75; rolls: $192; gratuity: $118. Mail Call comments: priceless."

- Hagerstown




"This is to the Hagerstown caller, about a veterinarian for 24-hour service. Dr. Wagner on U.S. 40, out past Sheetz on Huyetts Crossroads, he has 24-hour service. They need to check into it. He's a very good veterinarian clinic. I have taken all my dogs there since I have been 16, and I'm over 40 now."

- Hagerstown




"(You Said It) was a real hoot. It's hard to believe so many actually still think that Bush was 'correct' in his handling of 9/11 and the war. If these people could see the AP videos of Bush's dad and Rumsfeld in the early '90s smiling and shaking hands with Saddam and OPEC big-wigs, they would sing a different tune. So what if Clinton knew about the threat, 9/11 happened on Bush's watch, therefore he is responsible. What could Clinton do anyway with a Republican Congress that wouldn't even let him sneeze?"

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"To the person who said that Hillary Clinton does not have any political experience, I want you to be aware that she is a senator of New York. Most people who run for president are senators, so if being a senator does not count as political experience, then a lot of people should not be running or should not have been president."




"Callers to this column are notorious for making false claims. Now, a caller comments, 'My whole family was Democrats, clean back to the Revolutionary War ...' That's quite impossible since the Democratic Party did not exist prior to 1840. There could not have been any U.S. political parties during the Revolutionary War, since the republic had not yet been formed."

- Hagerstown




"A caller noted that '...snow in the Rocky Mountains...' (this late in the year) means 'so much for global warming (because) God's ... in charge of weather ... not Al Gore.' But the caller has a basic misunderstanding of the 'warming' phenomenon. It is true that average global temperatures have risen and are continuing to rise, but that doesn't mean everything will be warmer. 'Warming' puts additional 'energy' into the world weather system, leading to hotter hot weather, but also colder and more violent winters, more windy and violent storms, longer droughts, bigger rain/flood events, etc. So a violent 'late spring' snowstorm in the Rockies can well be typical of the kind of problems we may have to face if global warming isn't curtailed."

- Brownsville




"Caller who said we 'just don't get it' regarding the troops needing things and Hillary voting against funds for the soldiers: Those soldiers cannot help Mrs. Clinton's change of heart. These people deserve Gatorade, which they claim they need in 115-degree heat. Even if the troops were coming home in 30, 60 or 90 days, they still need things to survive. They are over there in this miserable heat while politicians fight and argue because they want a piece of the pie next election. If the war was popular, Hillary would be all for it. She looks out for Hillary. If I had a son or daughter over there, I would be outraged."

- Hagerstown




"Sharpsburg caller, I feel safer under Bush than Clinton, as Clinton did nothing when the USS Cole was blown up and 17 sailors were killed. Ditto for the World Trade Center plot the first time under Clinton. Clinton told Bush he would have big trouble out of bin Laden shortly before Bush took office. How big of him. So, due to Warren Christopher and Clinton not wanting the Democrats to look like 'warmongers,' bin Laden was passed on to Bush. At least Bush has some guts to face these terrorists."

- Hagerstown




"I was reading with interest this morning, Wednesday, June 6, the people that wrote in to You Said It about the $800 that the city council decided to spend on a Christmas party. I guess there's a lot of us who would like to give our friends an $800 Christmas party, but because the mayor and council continue to get into our pockets, we can hardly afford Christmas, period. Don't forget, people, when election times comes, get rid of them."




"I see where Lt. Gov. Brown was in Hagerstown. This is from Wednesday morning's paper. They're talking about raising taxes - sales tax, gas tax and all this other stuff. If you people would know how to quit spending, if you don't have the money, quit spending for a year or two, you'd be OK. You've got state people out here mowing grass on Saturday and Sunday, and they're probably getting time and a half or double time. That's unnecessary spending of taxpayers' money. So I'm tired of the State of Maryland raising taxes. It's pretty bad to say you gotta raise gas tax. Gas is high as it is. You people shouldn't be in office."

- Hagerstown




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