"I see on the news and I read in the paper where they're saying that 50 percent of the gangs in the U.S. are illegal aliens. Duh. I've known that for the past few years. They're worried about racial profiling. Who cares what they think? They're here illegally, they've already broken the law. If they kill somebody or they beat up your son or daughter, or if they rape your son and daughter, and they're the illegals, you lock them in jail and then you send them back to wherever country they're from. I don't care if they're Hispanic, black, white, green, pink - they're here illegally. That's not racial profiling." - Hagerstown
"Allegheny Power must be at it again. My November bill shows 100 kilowatts used per day, at $7.93 a day. December's bill shows 95 kilowatts a day used, at a daily rate of $8.37 a day. This means there must have been an increase, about 1 percent a kilowatt. I'll guess we'll pay for those light bulbs after all. When you use less kilowatts, the daily rate and dollars and cents should go down, not up." - Keedysville
"I see where a big old 747 landed in Hagerstown on the new airport strip. It was carrying President Bush. What do they do, play hide-and-go-seek in that plane that holds 400, when they're flying?" - Hagerstown
"Just wanted to inform Washington County residents that I was ripped off by the Maryland emissions inspection today - $14 for an emission test, one minute 48 seconds. No hoses or anything hooked up to the machine. Just drove from one end into the other, and my vehicle passed. Thanks, Maryland. Glad that I could help."
"You know what really amazes me is I've read day after day about the person who killed the - Brandon Morris didn't get the death penalty, and you people in Washington County are angry. I don't blame you for being angry, but what truly amazes me is why you don't look in your phone book and get the address for the State House, and write and tell your Democratic governor that. Telling the newspaper is not gonna do any good. He never reads the newspaper. He doesn't get a Washington County paper down in Annapolis. If you stand up for yourself, something will be enacted. This county is not gonna take that law away. When you got a toothache you go to the dentist, when you're sick you go to the doctor. It's the same thing." - Waynesboro, Pa.
"This is to the judge who sentenced Morris for killing that correctional officer. How can you sit in the court each day, looking at a state trooper, a deputy sheriff, any law enforcement, or even down to our ambulance and firefighters, in the face, when you know he should have got the death penalty? No wonder we can't get any help around our country for law enforcements, on account of judges like you, and lawyers who are paid top dollars to set them free or give them life so we have to pay for their upkeep in the jail."
"Vote 'no' to home rule. Look at The Herald-Mail, Feb. 1, at the $75,000 spent to renovate the Washington County schools' central office lobby. This is an indication of how our tax money is spent. Local spending is out of control." - Hagerstown
"Hey, if we can get President Bush to land at the airport like four more times before his term's over, that would almost pay for the runway itself. That makes sense. That's probably why we extended it, just so the president's plane could land there. Maybe that's why they got rid of the commercial - then you don't have to worry about any security risks or anything like that, with the president's private runway. Who would have thought, though, that Hagerstown would have actually got the president's private runway. Just thought that was a great story there. Almost makes it worthwhile, knowing my tax dollars helped pay for that." - Hagerstown