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April 26, 2010

"To the caller who wanted to know what happened to the wrens this year. I have also missed my little friends, so I got out my bird book, and it says that these birds do not migrate, and in a severe cold season with heavy snows, it will decimate their numbers. I still hope some will show up."

- Hagerstown




"This is for all you people who believe in global warming, and also those of you who do not believe in global warming. Follow Nostradamus. That pretty much explains it all and tells you the path that we're on."

- Boonsboro




"Someone answer me this: If your son goes to his mother's on a daily basis to get money so he can lay around drunk every day, is this assisted suicide at the hands of his mother?"

- Hagerstown




"Semper fi, Marines. Are you proud to be part of one of this nation's most socialist organizations? I got your back. One for all. Leave no one behind."

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- Hagerstown




"Since I didn't receive my census form, I called the 866 number to have one sent to me. I couldn't understand one word of the person who answered. I gave him my address, very clearly spelling each word. He didn't seem to be at all familiar with the name 'Potomac' or even the state. When I received the form, the street name was spelled 'Totomac' and the city name 'Williamstork.' With unemployment as high as it is, couldn't the government make sure they hire people who speak our language well enough so they can be understood?"

- Williamsport




"Downtown visitors and merchants continually observe welfare office clients talking on costly cell phones and smoking cigarettes in front of the government institution that dispenses taxpayer funds to support their expensive habits. The other day, my wife saw a woman park a Lexus and enter the welfare office to collect her public dole. Other observers have seen flat-screen TVs half the size of the wall they are mounted on in the housing of welfare recipients. What's wrong with this picture?"

- Washington County




"The notion that the good-old boys, Munson and Donoghue, should be praised for securing pork for our area in an economy in crisis, 'because it would just be sent elsewhere,' is just plain asinine. The country, state, county and city are all operating in the red. If they are not part of the solution, they are part of the problem - and Munson and Donoghue are just that. They have closed ranks against those who want to cut spending. It's foolish, and politics as usual."

- Hagerstown




"In light of all the sexual abuse charges against the Roman Catholic Church these days, I wonder if the hierarchy has ever thoughtfully considered allowing the priests to marry; have a companion, like God meant. I mean, come on, he created Eve so Adam wouldn't be lonely. Think about it, people. Think about it real hard."

- Hagerstown




"We just got a report on how our senator and delegates did in the recent General Assembly in Annapolis. With the exception of Sen. Donald Munson and Del. John Donoghue, we didn't get diddly squat. Don't you think it's about time for us to send someone to Annapolis who will look out for our interests?"

- Halfway




"I just want to say that this guy talking about the Republicans being in there or Democrats being in there so long, they were only there for two years under the Bush administration, and they were only there four years for Clinton's administration. So they got nothing done then and they're getting nothing down now because they're fighting the Democrats who want to try to do something."

- Hagerstown




"I think it's great that we are preserving our farms, but 33 acres - my goodness, what kind of a farm is that?"

- Hagerstown




"Correct me if I'm wrong, but within the city limits, bicycles are not allowed on the sidewalk - which is leading up to my next comment. If there's a car speeding around and there are children playing on their bicycles in the street, the car should slow down. I would never condone speeding through the streets of Hagerstown when there are children outside playing."

- Hagerstown




"Concerning the incident that happened a few weeks ago with the protesters protesting the Marines, that Marine man, the funeral, I feel that was disrespectful and disgusting for those people to do that type of action. I mean, I feel everyone, every family, has a right to grieve, grieve for their loved ones or over their loved ones, without people such as those, without having to deal with despicable people such as those protesters. I don't care what the Supreme Court judge says or anybody says, that was wrong."

- Greencastle, Pa.




"You know, I'm hearing this battle cry from these politicians, the local governments, about the teachers and the schoolchildren, want to cut their schoolteachers' wages or lay teachers off and cut out programs for these schoolkids. Why don't you people go get a job, a good working job yourself, and let these people alone? We need our teachers, and we need these kids to be well-educated and busy."

- Hagerstown




"There was an article in the paper about gas tanks at the store in Trego. I know for a fact in the early '60s there were because I bought gas there."

- Boonsboro




"I am reading the newspaper about safety in Hagerstown. We are probably known in our neighborhood as nosy neighbors. We have an unofficial crime watch in our block. If every block would do this and report the crime, our city would be safer."

- Hagerstown




"First the Tea Party and now I read about a Coffee Party. Some friends and I are starting a Beer Party - the platform is God, Country, Guns and Beer, in any order you choose - all or nothing. Do not even consider splitting our platform to fit your own agenda as a Light Beer Party."

- Hagerstown

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