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January 26, 2009

"All this talk about spending all this money to create 'new' jobs. Why don't they change the policies that caused so many of the former jobs to go overseas, etc., and prevent this from continuing? It's absolutely disgusting that companies get away with exploiting people in these poor countries so that they can make more money for the fat cats (and to fulfill the general population's preference for cheap/inexpensive merchandise)."

-- Hancock




"Everyone who can read and understand should seek out a copy of 'Life Without Lawyers: Liberating Americans From Too Much Law' by Philip K. Howard, and become enlightened on the 'Law of Unintended Consequences.'"

-- Martinsburg, W.Va.




"Something I think we all tend to forget about is the tragic lives of the innocent men, women and children in the war-torn countries around the world. Just imagine the terror they experience every day as the leaders of the armies and terrorists wreck havoc on them. How would we feel watching our towns being blown apart? I feel so helpless, and hope and pray things can improve."

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-- Greencastle, Pa.




"Isn't it interesting that the same media that criticized Bush for having a $42 million inauguration had no problem with Obama's $120 million one? Four years ago they said it was improper to have a big party in tough economic times and while our soldiers were at war. Aren't our soldiers still at war and aren't these economic times even worse?"

-- Waynesboro, Pa.




"Just saw online in the Mail Call someone called in about placing a blue candle in the window to support the troops. Love this idea. Is it a local thing?"

-- Smithsburg




"This is in reference to Leonard Pitts' letter in the Friday, Jan. 23, newspaper. That is really a great letter. I don't remember who it was that said they didn't like him, but I don't understand that at all because he's a very good writer, and he keeps an open mind, and I think he's great. You keep up the good work, Leonard."

-- Hagerstown




"I see Obama's first order of business was taking care of his Islamic brothers in Gitmo. He's off to a good start."

-- Halfway

"Joe Flacco, Joe Flacco, Joe Flacco, Joe Flacco, Joe Flacco. To the Hagerstown resident who is tired of hearing and reading about Joe Flacco: Get used to it. He is going to be around for a long time, only to get better and better. One more thing: You can always have the Pittsburgh paper delivered."

-- Hagerstown




"It is obvious, with the Tri-State newspaper doing two stories per issue on the Waynesboro Gay-Straight Alliance, that more experts are needed to tell the kids about the birds and bees. Surely Ted Haggard has time on his hands to educate our youth and elders about all the advantages of forming the Alliance."

-- Waynesboro, Pa.




"To Shepherdstown: I never said anything in my Mail Call comment that I wish George Bush would die or any such thing as that. The only thing I said is it's gonna cost the government a lot of money to take care of him because he's so disliked. There are plenty of nuts out there. ... I think you just imagined that. ... I hope he lives a long, long time."

-- Hagerstown suburb




"I'm calling concerning the club that they want to start in Shippensburg, the students. They want to have a group for the gay-straight alliance. I just wonder why this has to be included in a school schedule. The school schedule should be about education, not sexual orientation. Why can't they do it outside of school if they want to start a club?"

-- Hagerstown




"Some person called in and said it was a shame that the people booed President Bush when he came to the podium. I wonder if that same person was concerned when Obama was campaigning and they called him a terrorist. ... Now you tell me what difference it is."

-- Hagerstown

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