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December 22, 2009

"In November, the Sunday paper had a piece about the generals and colonels and all that. I cannot see staying over in Afghanistan and all those places over there. Those people have been fighting for thousands of years. It will never change because as the younger people come up, they're drafted right into the war. We need to bring our boys home, protect the U.S. and then let the other people live the way they want to live."

-- Hancock




"To build a senior citizens place for millions of dollars is really stupid, at Robinwood. If I have an appointment at Robinwood Medical Center, I leave my house in the northwest end of town a half-hour sooner than my appointment time so that I'm sure that I get there. What about all the empty buildings that we have closer to town? I will never go there."

-- Hagerstown




"I would like to express a huge thank you to my dog's guardian angel, who found her scared and standing in the road, and took the time to find and return her to her home on Sandy Hook Road, Knoxville. I didn't get your name, but you sure saved Molly, and Christmas. Thank you so much for taking the time to find Molly's home and make her safe. She has a dog door into a fenced yard, but must have squeezed through the cat door leading to the unfenced front."

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-- Knoxville




"I attended the Barbara Ingram School for the Arts concert last evening at Trinity Lutheran Church. The singing was fantastic and the orchestra was great. Must see."

-- Hagerstown




"I'm 41 years of age, and I read in the Mail Call about people complaining about the new senior center being built at Hagerstown Community College. Why are they complaining? The seniors deserve something nice, not some warehouse building out by the mall. Let them build it out there, and quit complaining."

-- Hagerstown




"I just have a question for the people who plow the streets in Washington County. Is there a certain guideline they have on how close to get to mailboxes? Because in Scenic View Court, they did one side of the street about a foot away from the mailboxes, and the other side of the street about 10 feet away. I know this was a scary storm and all, but I think they should do a little better job of clearing the streets."

-- Boonsboro




"I don't mind the $5.8 million being spent for a new senior center. I do object, however, to the activities. Right now, they are open for 27 and a half hours per week, and I find that about approximately 18 hours of those activities could be done elsewhere."

-- Hagerstown




"I sure wish Sen. Nelson, a Democrat, would run for president in 2012. I sure would vote for him. He seems like someone who cares about people."

-- Hagerstown




"I was just calling on the nonbelievers of our Lord and Savior. First of all, you all need to quit using the money that says 'In God We Trust,' and talk to the federal government about making your own money, maybe. And the second thing is, hey, Christmas is coming up Friday, and when you're off from work and getting paid for it, thank the Lord Jesus."

-- Fairfield, Pa.




"There have been fewer more amusing spectacles than the Copenhagen global-warming circus, from watching the protesters freeze in a blizzard, to Hugo Chavez's Macbeth's seeing ghost ... it's been well worth its immense carbon footprint, just for the entertainment value alone. Now let's get serious and let's get rational, and consign this cult/religion to the trash can of human history where it belongs."

-- Frederick, Md.




"'Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it and eventually they will believe it.' Maybe that is the way our Congress feels about the citizens of this country, regarding the health care vote. We can only hope that this bill in the Senate will be placed in the garbage pile where it belongs. By the way, the quote was from Adolf Hitler."

-- Hagerstown




"Dear Frederick caller: WordWeb dictionary defines 'redneck' as 'a poor white person in the southern United States.' I grew up as a poor white person living in the southern United States, so I know all about redneck culture. As you pointed out, there are people in other parts of the country who practice a similar lifestyle. You may classify them differently, but Washington County is below the Mason-Dixon Line, so if you live here and act like a redneck, then you are a redneck."

-- Washington County




"When are these ... Republicans gonna finally admit that we have a first-class school superintendent and an improving school system, worthy of respect and funding by our county council at full value?"

-- Boonsboro




"What a big disappointment. It's Friday night at 10:00, and I rode through Williamsport to check out the lights, especially the lights that won the contest and the $50, and do you know the lights were off at 10:00? Now shouldn't they have the lights until 12:00 if they won the contest? That is a big disappointment, especially when I rode from out of town, outside of Williamsport, to look at these lights."

-- Williamsport




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