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September 24, 2007

"No one in the state of West Virginia can tell you how much fuel tax results from Berkeley County fuel (gas and diesel) sales. Since no one can tell how much Berkeley County has contributed to 'road funds,' how are we to get our 'fair share'? No wonder the Eastern Panhandle can't get badly needed roads."

- Martinsburg, W.Va.




"Just take a moment and think of the children in Iraq. Then a moment to think about their mothers and fathers."




"The President, Congress, DOD, the State Department, and all our 'intelligence' agencies made many mistakes in Iraq. Before anyone jumps on Gen. Petraeus' wagon, he should know what experience the driver has and how successful he has actually been in Iraq and elsewhere. He is not the reincarnation of Gen. Eisenhower."

- Rohrersville




"Reading all the emotional and nonintelligent entries about Iraq, how the soldiers have been treated poorly, is really scary. These people are not thinking clearly because they have family over there. If they really wanted to help the troops, they would be protesting to bring them home now, safely, from this illegal war."

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- Hagerstown




"I hope everybody that's considering this home rule calls their local government, gets some information and uses good common sense to vote against it. Just look at the names that are involved with this home rule, and that should tell you to put up a warning barrier. This home rule will result in nothing but a power play for a handful of people to run this county."

- Hagerstown




"I read in this morning's paper that the county is not ready to fund Antietam Academy's new facility. I know a young person who needs some help, and was not able to attend his home school, and I sure am glad that Antietam Academy is here to help the home schools service students with special needs."

- Hagerstown




"I just read where the approval of Congress is at 11 percent - an all-time low. Approval of the president is much below 50 percent. Folks, come on, let's get a life. It's time for a change. We must change the entire government, to give the common people a voice. This is not a government by the people and for the people. It's a government by the rich, for the rich."

- Hagerstown




"A week or so ago, oil prices went over $80 a barrel, and gas prices went up between 10 and 13 cents at the pump. They said it was because of a tropical storm in the Gulf suddenly became a hurricane and caused problems to the refineries there and in Texas. Within two days, the price of oil per barrel is back down to where it was previously, but the price of gas at the pumps did not go back down to the previous price - and there's not price gouging going on? Yeah, right."

- Hagerstown




"This is one of my favorite times of year, when summer is turning to fall. I'm not even a big football fan, but I do like the weather, and the anticipation of Thanksgiving and Christmas. We are blessed to have all four seasons in this area, and moderate weather, so let's give thanks."

- Hagerstown




"I'm tired of my tax dollars going to keep Iraq safe. Give my government a vote of insanity."

- Hagerstown




"Gen. Petraeus said the surge was working and violence was down, but according to the Pentagon, Baghdad still remains the most dangerous place in Iraq - the place the surge was supposed to fix. Violence in the south, where the British are in control, has gotten worse for the last three months. No, the strategy isn't working, and it's only a matter of time before it all falls apart again."

- Sharpsburg




"I am a 1958 graduate of South Hagerstown High School. I remember way back then we were assigned a particular seat in a classroom. I don't know what these people are all concerned about, their children having assigned seats. You need an assigned desk to be able to put your own personal belongings into the area. I don't understand some of these parents, but anyway, that's my opinion."

- Hagerstown




"I'm on the Do Not Call list, and Wednesday night I got a call from some survey place here in Maryland, and it was after 9 o'clock at night. I wish for these representatives or someone in charge would get after these companies for calling people, especially I went out of the way to be off of these lists, and somehow they're calling. It's past 9 o'clock at night and it's very disturbing, because I have - when waiting for other people to call, not for these people calling and disturbing and not leaving messages and bugging me after certain hours in the evening, which they shouldn't be. That needs to stop."

- Hagerstown




"Has anyone noticed that the U.S. Post Office has pulled off one of the greatest marketing schemes ever devised: The forever stamp? The 42-cent forever stamp will mail virtually nothing but a bill. Anything else goes by size, shape and weight. Accordingly, you must go the post office for almost everything and pay additional postage beyond the 42-cent stamp. This is a marketing ploy which will be studied for years by the 'B' schools."

- Hagerstown




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