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August 06, 2007

"Actually, legislators are tackling a tough issue when they discuss plastic bag usage. Plastic bags are a petroleum-based product, the same as the petroleum ingredient in our gasoline. If we can cut wasteful plastic bag usage, we will have more gas for our cars, and perhaps the price at the pump will come down. Unfortunately, we have to rely on our vehicles for necessary trips. We don't have the mass transport system that other countries have, but we do not have to use plastic bags. We have alternatives there."

- Hagerstown




"This is to the people who travel Wolfsville Road every day. Please slow down. There are little fawns crossing with their mother. They can't go as fast as she does. Somebody had already hit one early this morning. Please slow down, or the law is going to get you."




"I cannot believe how our public officials waste taxpayers' money; $50,700 for a crime analyst to track crime trends? Can't the present police force look at past reports of crimes and see for themselves where the specific problem areas are? People, you need to protest this waste of money."

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- Boonsboro




"Welcome to Hagerstown: Again the citizens and visitors to downtown Hagerstown were greeted with graphic pro-life posters of aborted fetuses. With our government officials trying to revitalize our downtown area, don't you think it would be a good idea to deny these protesters the ability to show such vulgar posters?"

- Hagerstown




"To the person who says that the anti-abortion activists do not have to put pictures up, that there's other ways of getting your point across: I don't know what the other way would be, because they've shown those pictures before, and people are still getting abortions."

- Waynesboro, Pa.




"This deal with us buying everything from China hasn't just started under this administration. I'm 59, and I know when I was little, things were coming in here, clothes and so forth, from China. It used to be China and Japan, Taiwan. Now we have toys that have lead paint. Then it was cat food. Then it was some of kind of bootleg toothpaste with antifreeze in. They have jailed the executives in China, they have fired some, so what good is our government doing us by still dealing with China? It's not bad enough that they have trouble with their chickens, they're importing the chickens over here. We don't know if the chickens are from here or from there, so when you eat chicken, you don't know where it's coming from."

- Waynesboro, Pa.




"On Alternate U.S. 40 outside of Funkstown on Wednesday night, a baby pig was in the road. A nice man in a work van stopped to help the pig and direct traffic, just as an SUV hit the pig (the SUV kept going). A nice lady stopped and placed a new white towel on the injured squealing pig and the man in the van took it to a nearby farm. It was thought the pig would be put down, but the pig eventually came around and started running around, and now it looks like he should be OK. Just wanted to thank those who helped this poor little pig and to let the man in the work van know that, after all, the pig should recover."

- Hagerstown




"The Red Sox will be going to the World Series this year. They now have the 'French Connection' (Papelbon and Gagne)."

- Cavetown




"No matter what a mess Bush has made of things, the person who compared him to Hitler does not know their history very well. The very fact you made such a remark and are still alive proves that. Hitler had anyone murdered for saying anything about him. We can still have freedom of the press, own a Bible, come and go as we please. What color is your hair? Hitler wanted the blond-haired, blue-eyed race only. Thank God for what we do have, while we have it, and stop whining."

- Hagerstown




"Yes, it's true for Maryland rate payers. PSC in Maryland (is) looking at ways to ensure fair rate of return for utilities if Marylanders use less electricity. Sad but true."




"Some people will find this humorous, and I'm sure some people will be offended by it, but if you take it as just humor, for what it is, and look at it, it's pretty funny. I'm calling about the picture on A3 here, under the girls against boys in the tug of war. It says 'Halfway Manor boys take on Halfway Manor girls.' The reason they didn't show the rope any farther is because there was only three dads on the other side of that rope. It's comical, just meant for humor, that's it."

- Hagerstown




"This goes out to the Hagerstown caller who says 'How dare Congress go on vacation? They should be working overtime.' If they were working overtime, you'd be crying about that, too. Quit crying. Enjoy your summer. Everybody deserves a vacation."

- Broadfording Road

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