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August 18, 2009

"Congratulations to the Conococheague Little League 11-12 All-Stars. Even though you lost this morning to Pa., you should be proud of your accomplishments and how far you were able to go. Way to go." - Williamsport




"I see on the front page of The Herald-Mail today, Wednesday the 12th, that Obama is still on the campaign trail. I think somebody needs to remind him that he's already won the office. Now he needs to stay in Washington and get some real work done. If my memory serves me correctly, he's spent as much traveling ... as he did campaigning for the office." - Hagerstown




"This is on 81 on Wednesday. Police have radar set up to catch speeders, but I don't think speeders are as much a hazard as the guy that just flew around me after he got past the radar, going probably 80, 85 mph, almost ran me off the road and almost caused a collision between a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck. That's the things I think that the police need to be looking for." - Hagerstown

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"I saw on the news last night, they said that more Marines died from motorcycle accidents last year than they did in combat. I just wondered if that was really true, if anybody could call in, make a comment." - Hagerstown




"I wanted to thank the Masonic Fraternity for providing the child identification program at National Night Out. It was a very kid-friendly program, and the operators and the people involved were very nice. Just wanted to say thank you and hope we see them around town more." - Boonsboro




"I'm calling about Obama. He reminds you of the Pied Piper, where all the rats followed him into the river. That includes his czars, his 50-some or czars he has." - Hagerstown




"I was reading in the paper the other day about where Winter Street, they updated some of the stuff in school and did new blacktop out back, but to me there was nothing wrong with the blacktop out back. The school can use some updates, but it'd be nice if they'd get some new toys up there for the kids to play on. I've been out of school for some time now and the same toys are there from when I went to school." - Hagerstown




"My wife set the yard waste bags out on Tuesday night, against the porch, front porch, which is about 3 feet or 4 feet away from the curb, and they didn't pick it up on Wednesday morning, so I called City Hall and told them about it and they said they'd pick it up. And they said that I had to set it out to the curb, not next to the house." - Hagerstown




"Yes, we're upset because the budget hasn't been passed, and they give money to welfare for Freddy and Freida Freeloader, but they won't help somebody that's trying to help themselves by going out and working. They say you get $40 too much to get any help. Well, I think it needs to be redone. Have a good day." - Chambersburg, Pa.




"I am so glad that I am a Democrat when I see how these Republicans are acting. Talk about bad manners." - Washington County




"Well, caller, since I oppose Obamacare, then according to you, I'd also oppose Jesus healing the sick. ... Your comment shows - quite unintentionally, I'm sure - just how intolerant and prejudiced you Democrats and leftists can be toward anyone who dares to oppose your policies." - Frederick, Md.




"You know, when the election comes up and voters go out to the polls to vote, it's about time to clean that whole bunch out in Washington and let them know who's boss. It really burns me that they think they're entitled to special privileges. ... They give themselves the big raises, every year they get their raises, they get the best medical care, they get the best of everything, the best retirement. They think they're better than us, so it's important that we all remember that and just clean them out." - Sharpsburg




"These people protesting the health plan because they ... believe it calls for euthanasia of the elderly, why weren't they out there protesting when another president said Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11? That was a blatant lie. The health insurance euthanasia thing is not the truth at all. Get real, people." - Hagerstown




"I don't know if people realize, the ones that's raising their voices at these town hall meetings, if it wasn't for the Democrats through the years, you would not have Social Security and you would not have Medicare, and the S-CHiP program for kids, plus some more things. If left up to old Republicans, it'd be just for the rich, and that'd be it for everything. So you better start thinking a little bit what you're doing." - Hagerstown




"For all you seniors in this area of Washington County: I question whether you have a living will. In that living will, you are able to designate whether you want your life to continue if you go into the hospital seriously ill. This has been going on for years." - Hagerstown




"I'm calling regarding ... the working person in Smithsburg looking for incentive to work anymore. If they find it, can they please call in, let the rest of us working class know why we keep working?" - Hagerstown




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