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May 25, 2009

"What a country -- Republicans are now Democrats, the Democrats are now socialists and we have a president who is constantly trashing his own country. ... He's taken over banks and automobile manufacturers, all with taxpayers' money. But taxpayers won't be paying the bill -- it's too big. Your grandchildren will, and they'll be paying it to the people we borrowed it from."

-- Hagerstown




"Obama promised change for America. Well, where is it at? Gas is going up, food's going up, people getting laid off. He is a lot worse than George Bush was. I wish McCain had become president."

-- Martinsburg, W.Va.




"Well, I just found out that Memorial Day weekend is this coming weekend, starting the 22nd. And the actual holiday is May 25, on Monday. That is really messed up. That's a week before the actual Memorial Day. I thought it would be the 29th, 30th and 31st, and June 1. June 1 Monday would be the holiday, but today's paper says it's gonna be May 25."

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-- Hagerstown




"This call is about Robinwood. Robinwood could better help the elderly and disabled if they had a system made up of volunteers who could be called to an entrance to push patients in a wheelchair to the doctor's office. A phone could be installed at each entrance so the patient could call a volunteer at a central location."

-- Hagerstown




"Just a reminder to the newly elected officials for the City of Hagerstown. Don't forget that there's more to Hagerstown than downtown Hagerstown. Been here for 80-some years."

-- Hagerstown




"It's 10 past 2 in the afternoon, Wednesday the 20th of May, and I'm on Northern Avenue and the yellow Corvette with the dual exhaust needs to slow down. It's 25 mph in a school zone."

-- Hagerstown




"For the caller from Clear Spring who said that he had his license for 34 years, and there was no seat belts: He's wrong. I've had my license for 43 years and have two '66 cars. They have seat belts -- no shoulder straps, but seat belts."

-- Clear Spring




"I see they got about the same group back for the city. You'll find that that most of the people that voted for them either work for the city or are affiliated, getting something out of it. So I think we're still gonna have the same tax-and-spend group in there. They don't belong in the real estate business at all. They have nothing at all to do with that."

-- Hagerstown




"There's a lot of other people abusing food stamps than buying just crabs. There's a cash portion on their food stamp card, and they can go to the ATM machine, get out cash and go buy a carton of cigarettes for $35 to $38. Cigarettes are a lot worse than buying crabs."

-- Boonsboro




"I'm calling in regards to this whole mess about the Miss California, whatever, about the whole gay marriage. I was just wondering, since when does the state and government have a right to involve the Bible in making their decisions? What happened to separation of state and church? I'm just wondering why our government is going down that direction now."

-- Maugansville




"I'm calling to agree with the man calling in about Social Security, saying they ought to stop giving Social Security benefits to illegal aliens, alcoholics and druggies. I fell two stories and broke my back in three places, broke my leg in two places and fractured a shoulder, and they denied me. And their doctor, the state doctor, told me I would never work again. ... I had to hire an attorney ... and it should be stopped."

-- Hagerstown




"I'm responding to a person who had an answer to a guy who said he'd rather pay a fine for not wearing a seat belt than wear one. Well, sir, I feel the same way. It's my right, my freedom. I understand you said a woman had time to pay a fine but she never had time to pay a fine, she was killed in a car accident. Car accidents happen every day. If I die in a car accident, don't have a seat belt on, that's my -- what you call freedom and I want to be free in the U.S. I don't want to be government-owned."

-- Hagerstown




"Regarding the Hagerstown caller concerned about the homeless. There is something you can do. You can start a letter campaign to all the churches in Washington County with your appeal. Have them consider pooling their ministry budgeted money to purchase a building and have local businesses make it into a shelter."

-- Hedgesville, W.Va.




"I had something very nice happen this week. I accidentally left my wallet in the dollar store. I called, they said they had it, and I said I'd come in and get it in a couple of days, and in about an hour there was a gentleman at my door, rang the bell and I just thought that was so nice, because so often people just don't do those little neighborly things."

-- Hagerstown




"In reference to the person who is looking for the NFL channel, I think that's great, but let's be fair. How about giving us tennis and golf also?"

-- Hagerstown




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