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September 24, 2010

"It was sickening to see Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees cheat by faking being hit by a Tampa Bay pitcher the other day. Honesty should always be the best policy, even in sports. That certainly was a poor example by a baseball hero for young athletes."

- Hagerstown




"Washington County has basically elected Christopher Shank for our state senator. Like Donald Munson, I do not respect Mr. Shank. I think our county is in for a bad time these next few years."

- Halfway




"What does it take or what do you have to do to get a job? So far I have applied for 108 jobs in the past year, some two or three times, and I have had only one interview and was denied that job. I was qualified, also. It's so frustrating that sometimes I want to call every job I applied for and ask the reason I didn't even get an interview. It makes me think they don't even look at my application or resume."

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- Hagerstown




"I wonder what would happen if an election was held and nobody came?"

- Hagerstown




"This is about the longtime senator who finally did concede, but refused to support his opponent. Talk about someone with a huge sense of entitlement, and a 'I am better than everyone' attitude, this guy is exactly what is wrong with our system."

- Hagerstown




"Now that the primary election is over, let's talk about the tea party Republicans' mantra: Less government, lower taxes, more jobs. I know several state workers who could lose their jobs if the tea party Republicans are elected - and, in fact, everyone with their beliefs. These jobs are in state highways, the DNR and even state maintenance. Where these government jobs are lost, the state loses the revenue from income tax, and the people lose their jobs, all because of less government."

- Keedysville




"To the thief on South Cannon Avenue in the 100 block, in Hagerstown: I hope you enjoyed the items you stole from my porch. You know what they are, and I would appreciate their safe return. For your information, I now have video surveillance on my property from this day forward. It is pathetic for you to steal from the hardworking."

- Hagerstown




"I'm calling in response to the person from Hagerstown that's 80 years old and lives near the hospital. I agree with you; people should pick up their own trash. We get trash thrown in our yard all the time."

- Hagerstown




"Frederick caller who refuted Hagerstown's caller about looking in the mirror, and that we're all responsible for this mess we're in, Frederick said that it's utter nonsense. May I remind Frederick of a famous line by Walt Kelly: 'We have met the enemy, and he is us.' Please take that to heart."

- Hagerstown




"I am irritated by nosy neighbors. I believe they are miserable people who have nothing better to do in their life but to nose into other people's business and to cause problems and make other people miserable as they are."

- Hagerstown




"Watch out, people. Stay away from the ... tax resolution firm you see on TV. I almost lost my house because of them not doing anything. They charged me $3,000, and I found out they did not even make a phone call to the IRS. Then after over a year of phone calls to them, they gave me $2,300 back if I would sign a 'no talk' agreement. So you better watch out and stay away from these people."

- Hagerstown




"To the person from Hagerstown who attempted to define adultery: You might want to check out Matthew 5, verses 28 and 32. Everyone who divorces his wife makes her an adulteress, and whoever marries a divorced woman commits adultery. Do you really think our lawmakers should base their decisions exclusively on what's written in the Bible? I don't know about you, but I don't want Congress telling me what's moral and what isn't."

- Boonsboro




"I'm calling about all other Maryland senators are jumping with joy to see Mr. Shank elected. That means more state money for them, unless Mr. Shank changes the way he does business in Annapolis. Look at his record."

- Fairplay




"Sen. Munson, how sad that you are not leaving office gracefully. You were defeated because of your sense of entitlement and arrogance. You thought you could not lose. Yes, Chris Shank did distribute some negative pamphlets about you, but you sunk yourself with ... the arrogant way you refused to debate. Shame on you for now refusing to back Chris Shank. It is your job as a paid elected official to help with the transition."

- Hagerstown




"To the Smithsburg caller calling about people cutting through your yard: We have it in Maugansville, too, and it's very disheartening that you buy your home and then people think that they can just waltz through your yard with no regard to your property. And then when you corner them and say 'Please don't go through my yard' they look at you and think, well, why not? And then you turn around and they vandalize your property. And then you end up paying for it somehow."

- Maugansville

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