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May 27, 2010

"These illegals coming into our country, people keep writing in the paper about them getting food stamps and a free ride and all this and that. Well, doesn't Social Services - what I want to know is doesn't Social Services ask for proof of a green card before they give them anything? That's what I don't understand. I mean, don't they have to show proof of a green card before they can get food stamps or anything?" - Hagerstown




"I'm an educator in Washington County. I am also very appalled about cell phone use in my own classroom. We do punish for cell phone use: Detention, taking the phone off the student, to where the parent has to come in and sign to get them back. And the parents are no help either. I have parents that text their child in class. Then when the student gets in trouble, the parent comes in mad because their child is in trouble. It is not only the students' fault. It's the parents' fault. It is printed in the Washington County student handbook: No cell phone use at all. So quit blaming the educators and teachers about this." - Washington County

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"In response to the yard sale signs left on poles and street signs, I agree 100 percent. The same thing should be done as they do with the red light cameras. All the police would have to do would be write down the address on the sign and send a ticket through the mail. If you had time to put the sign up, you have time to take the sign down." - Fiddlersburg




"It's 6:17 in the morning and I'm a passenger in a car, and we're coming up behind a state trooper that was behind a car that was swerving left and right all over the road, couldn't keep it under control, and instead of pulling the guy over, the state trooper goes into the right-hand lane, drives fast past him and proceeds down 70. Lo and behold, the driver of the pickup truck was sending text messages and stuff and wasn't even paying attention to the road." - Hancock




"The lady with the problem with the moles: I put chewing gum down the holes and that worked. And she can also go to the store and buy mice poison and put those pellets down in the holes. Just make sure if you have any outside animals that they don't get into the poison, or to the sick, dying moles, because sometimes they come up out of the hole to die." - Hagerstown




"About a month ago, The (Baltimore) Sun reported that Bob Ehrlich is not going to officially register as a candidate for governor until July. This way he can continue his talk radio show, among other things, until then. Today in Boonsboro, there were some Ehrlich supporters waving signs on Main Street. Wow, I smell something rotten. It should be - it should not be legal to campaign until you officially register to do so." - Boonsboro




"This time I agree with the teachers union, as a retired teacher that always opposed the old unions. Regarding the Race to the Top monies, it looks like they want to owe their soul to the company store. So the company store, of course, is federal government, state government, anything to whom you pay taxes. It's a good reason to oppose this. I hope they keep the fight on, and that everybody looks at the money behind the money and the people behind the people." - Hagerstown




"First I want to say I don't have anything about, against people hunting and eating whatever deer meat they find, but I just passed a guy who has on the back of his pickup truck, 'I shot Bambi's mother and ate her.' Stop and think what little kids are going to think when they see that, because they see the Bambi story. Have a little kosher salt, people." - Hagerstown

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