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August 04, 2010

"Hagerstown caller, you are demonstrably wrong when you blame Fox News for Ms. Sherrod's loss of her job because the real culprit, the Obama administration, forced her to resign before that video had even aired on Fox. The fact that they did so in such haste and without even an attempt at a proper investigation shows the poor judgment and incompetence we've seen repeatedly in his presidency."

- Frederick, Md.




"I see in this morning's paper where a man pleaded guilty to transporting 166 cartons of cigarettes illegally and then tried to bribe the police officers. But all he gets is three days in jail, but gets credit for the three days he's already spent in jail. So he actually got nothing really out of it. The man would have made about $10,000 if not caught, but gets three days in jail when caught. Boy, this sure is a real deterrent. I know I'm on my way to rent a truck."

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- Hagerstown




"In a time when Washington County residents are struggling to keep their homes, put food on the table and afford medications, I am outraged that once again the County Commissioners are giving $5,000 to a Little League team. This money could have been used in much more needed ways. This unnecessary spending has got to stop. Everyone, please remember who voted how at the next election."

- Boonsboro




"I'm calling about Gov. O'Malley and Barbara Mikulski, who are running for re-election this year, and I don't hear nothing from them, nothing at all. Barbara Mikulski, she voted for every tax increase, every bill against our freedoms, take away our government - trying to take away our rights and let the government control everything. I hope you print this."

- Hagerstown




"Arizona immigrants don't have any more of a complaint than the rest of us. I go to my doctor who I have gone to for 50 years and I have to show my picture ID. I register at a hotel and I show my picture ID and if stopped by the police, I show my picture ID. So what's their beef?"

- Greencastle, Pa.




"This is to the Boonsboro caller who said that Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck don't lie, but Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews do. Well, then why do they call Olbermann and Matthews journalists, they call Beck and Limbaugh entertainers? Your own Fox News says they're entertainers. And why is it that Matthews and Olbermann talk to the right wing, and Glenn Beck never shows other views?"

- Hagerstown




"The City Council meeting on the annexation of the bowling alley brings more questions than answers. And why the big rush? We only have like 17 days from the beginning of the hearing to the end. This is not enough."

- Hagerstown




"I've been reading in the paper where people think that people on unemployment get $300 a week. They do not get $300 a week. They get according to what they got paid in, and they only get paid every two weeks, not every week, and not everybody gets $300."

- Falling Waters, W.Va.




"I need help from Hagerstown and the Tri-State area. I have a bat in my basement, and I hear it at nighttime, flopping up against the walls leading up the stairs into my kitchen. I keep the door shut so it can't get out in through the house, but it remains in the basement and I need help getting it out. If there's any recommendations or traps I can buy, please let me know through Mail Call."

- Smithsburg




"Nancy Pelosi promised to drain the swamp. Guess it's hard to flush the toilet when you're swimming in the bowl."

- Maugansville




"Ebenezer Scrooge, sorry. Hagerstown caller, you do know 'Humbug' was his favorite phrase, don't you? You claim spending on extended unemployment benefits will get back in the economy to help it. Are you serious? ... If spending trillions of money in borrowed money and running up the deficit actually helped the economy, we'd already have a great economy, or at the very least, that less than 8 percent unemployment rate President Obama promised - and we don't."

- Frederick, Md.




"I am the person on disability, and my husband is 39 and fighting for his disability. Yes, we have a Jet Ski, but have not ridden it in years, due to medical conditions. It does not even have a battery in it. We have to mow and snow blow, but if someone wants to do it for us, since we cannot pay someone, you can do it for free. We would love to thank you. And to our lovely neighbor: Get out of bed from him and you'll have a job, and quit partying."

- Hagerstown




"I'd like to know what the child support enforcement agency is and who to contact. This man that has three babies that the mother left isn't getting one dime, and the mother's behind in child support, and they haven't gone after her for one single penny, and they cater to her."

- Hagerstown




"This is to the lady that needs medical assistance. You can contact the community clinic at 301-733-9234. They have medical doctors there, and also you can receive your medicines free. I think that will really help you out."

- Williamsport




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