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August 27, 2010

"The State Department is paying for a trip for the imam to go to the Middle East. Why is the ACLU and all those people that always yelling separation of church and state, why are they being so quiet on this issue? Makes you wonder."

- Sharpsburg




"Weighing in on President Obama, he's absolutely not supporting the mosque in New York City. He just simply stated that with all the permits, you can't stop them from building it. And you have to remember one thing: All Muslims are not bad. It's a peaceful religion, and you can't stop the radicals. I'm a Christian, and back in the day, there were a lot of radical Christians. We have to remember that not all Muslims are bad. We have to simply know where this money's coming from to build this mosque."

- Hagerstown




"The Willison family from Hancock did a great job raising money for the cancer patient and her family ... to help the family with lost wages, fuel and medical bills. The motorcycle drawing ... went very well. Job well done, Willisons."

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- Clear Spring




"It appears that the correctional officers and prison staffs have ridden the 'gravy train' long enough. The griping about pay and conditions are the result of a bad economy. Their display of 'self entitlement' just astounds me. You chose the job. ... Like the rest of us who put in a honest day's work."

- Cavetown




"I think these people who are throwing stones at the president about his religion don't realize they are living in glass houses with filthy windows."

- Hagerstown




"This is a message for Washington County commissioner candidate Bill McKinley, and all the voters of this county. I just read in The Herald-Mail this morning that Mr. McKinley had not turned in his campaign finance report, and was fined $60 for not doing so. When questioned about not filing, McKinley said he mailed his report the day it was due. Mr. McKinley, for you to say you mailed it the day it was due is an excuse. ... To the voters of Washington County I say, be wary of candidates who make excuses."

- Halfway




"I'm calling to the person who was concerned about the sex offender that was released with no address. If he doesn't have a home, he doesn't have an address. They want you to see his picture and his face. They're not going to put, 'He lives under the big oak tree in the woods.'"

- Hagerstown




"Just calling to make a statement that you can pretty much tell something about, a lot about a person by what the neighbors think of them. Ride out to Ringgold Pike one time and look at all the signs that the neighbors have up in the front yards for Denny Stouffer. You can tell a lot about a person's character by looking at the neighbors."

- Waynesboro, Pa.




"Regarding the Hagers-town caller who advised we would be getting the largest tax increase in history: This is false. Actually the large tax cut the Bush administration granted the very wealthy is set to expire Jan. 1. The increase will not affect anyone making under $250,000. In fact, if you will check your pay stub you will see the middle class got a tax cut this year. If you are earning under $250,000, you are paying less taxes than last year."

- Smithsburg




"I want to know what Washington County Schools are doing to prevent bedbugs from schools. I know they're already in some of the hotels in Hagerstown, and that just creeps me out. I have two kids in two different schools, so what are they doing to prevent them?"

- Hagerstown




"Inauguration Day on 2001, the reporters asked George Bush what he thought of Bill Clinton pardoning 141 convicted felons for monetary gain. Well, President Bush said 'I'm looking forward, not back.' That's all he said. He never said anything bad about President Clinton. So the person called in and said that he was complaining about President Clinton, I watch the news probably more than most people. I have never heard him say anything about him."

- Waynesboro, Pa.




"This is on Washington County's economy recovery. Walter Frazee is running for county commissioner. He is right on the nose when he's saying about the jobs and stuff in Washington County. Current jobs in manufacturing businesses leaving our area to move to other countries, for the same thing is because the EPA - and Mr. Munson, I don't agree with you where no-fee building permit the county could recoup the lost money through county income tax the employees would be paying. Employees shouldn't be paying."

- Hagerstown




"I'm calling about the post office. They should cut the carriers to two - three, at the most - days a week. They cannot handle all the postage, all the letters and things. And if you would give some of them three days one week and some three the next, maybe they could get the mail delivered ... six days, so they need to do it in three."

- Hagerstown




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