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August 08, 2007

"If the caller really knew their stuff, they would know that neither the president, Congress or the House of Reps works 24/7, 300-plus days a year. They all take month-long or longer vacations while this country is severely hurting for more reasons than I can go into here. Where was Bush during Katrina, or the aftermath? Bush sure uses his 'executive powers' to halt any progress in Iraq, but he can't step in when it's something here in the U.S. And also, what about a Congress who is in power less than six months and they go on vacation and vote themselves raises?"

- Hagerstown




"The person who was in Mail Call Friday must have been joking when they stated Bush is a good president. This president has created a multi-trillion deficit due to his pet project in Iraq. At least with Clinton (and I don't like either of them) we had a surplus, we were actually in the 'black' fiscally. This deficit is going to kick us for decades to come. That will be Bush's legacy, the bankruptcy of the U.S."

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- Hagerstown




"We sent $420 million to Afghanistan last year to reduce the poppy crop. It supplies 95 percent of the world's poppies for illegal drugs. Production went up 15 percent, not down. Your tax dollars at work."

- Waynesboro, Pa.




"I'm calling about the vandalizing of the mural in the West End. If you ever catch them, I hope you give them about six months in jail, plus make them pay to have it repaired. This is ridiculous."

- Wallace, N.C.




"If conservatives - I used to think I was one - could get beyond gay marriage and abortion, maybe we could come together and solve many of our country and world problems. Lift your heads up, look around and you will see them."

- Waynesboro, Pa.




"Think about this. I would like to suggest that the overwhelming opposition to the war in Iraq is a deterrent to another attack on the U.S. As long as we are headed towards a withdrawal of troops in the future, why would the terrorists want to attack the U.S. and change public opinion? I don't think they will."

- Waynesboro, Pa.




"You know there is only one answer to the dependence on imported oil and the high cost. That is to reduce usage. Your government knows the answer, but won't do what is necessary to reduce usage because of the many corporations who are profiting. Let them know you don't agree. There are many problems with alcohol production and usage in vehicles, and it will never be a major fuel. Other fuel sources are costly and require tax money to justify. Mandatory higher-mileage vehicles and other reduced usage is the answer."

- Waynesboro, Pa.




"I'm responding to the call about the rain barrel. I think it's a great idea to have one, but what in the world would we put in it?"

- Halfway




"I just wanted to know if there's any way that you could possibly bring more inmates to our once-nice community. We have so many inmates that are running our streets and scaring people away from here. I just recently spoke to a couple in West Virginia that live in Waynesboro that are afraid to stop in Hagerstown. They're tense when they drive through our town. They drive straight through. So I think maybe you should bring some more inmates here."

- Hagerstown




"Hurray, hurray, hurray for the owner of the Molly Pitcher Mini- Mart. Hurray, hurray, hurray."

- Hagerstown




"I'm writing in reference to a man, to a letter to the editor section. A man wrote in about a person on food stamps. He saw they were buying candy and junk. They were buying some candy and gum, whatever. So I don't know what's wrong with that. You know, even people with food stamps like candy. And also he said the girl was dressed in $50 shorts and a $50 T-shirt and $100 sneakers. Mine are yard sale, so I don't know what that means. Things aren't always the way they appear."

- Hagerstown




"Calling in about Kelly's Cuts. I'm not for it. I'm not trying to be rude or anything, but I just don't think that . . . I think her sense of humor is just - and it's not that it's too . . . it's just I don't I don't think she's - some of the things she writes just aren't very witty, and a lot of the things, sometimes it just seems like she's just trying to say, hey, I'm educated, and this person obviously isn't educated, or some people make grammatical errors or whatever, and I'm sure I've called in and made several before, but I'm not your slack-jaw local here, or local yokel. But I am a local yokel, just not slack-jawed. But I'd like to see that section donated to like a poll section. Have the most things talked about this week and have polls running, saying 'What do you think about this?', and let 'You Said It' people see what other 'You Said It' people really think, instead of isolated individual comments. You could use that as polls and still have the comments. Get rid of Kelly's Cuts. It's not that funny."

- Hagerstown




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