“Congratulations to the hardworking volunteers who organized the 2011 Relay For Life of Washington County, a great event. It would be perfect if the person who ‘borrowed’ the Pandora bracelet from the raffle tent would return it or make an $85 donation to cover the cost.”
“One person asked me what’s the difference between Democrat and Republican. Well, here it is. In Maryland, the teachers are getting raises — at least, in Washington County. In Wisconsin, the teachers are getting pay cuts and can no longer bargain for their wages. They either have to take what they get or quit. Now, that’s the difference between Republican and Democrat.”
“I got a new slogan for the Democratic Party: Vote Obama. Save Medicare and Social Security, guaranteed. He’s got the pen to do it.”
“Hurrah — more farms being sold for development. Just remember that statement, ‘No farms, no food.’ Think about that.”
“I’d like to make a comment on the inmate who walked off from his job detail at the prison south of Hagerstown, and the DOC wanted to say it’s not considered an escape. Well, to me it is. He’s a convicted felon, he’s in prison and he left, and that makes him a fugitive on the run; an escapee. So that’s where the State of Maryland needs to get their facts figured out and straight, that any inmate behind the fence or on prerelease, you leave, once you leave to walk off of your job, whether it’s work release or wherever, that is considered an escape.”
— Martinsburg, W.Va.
“It is true that although a lot of seniors have voiced their opinion that the center should not be at Robinwood, where traffic is out of control, the commissioners continue to push it through. Also, why would they pay more for a downtown property than its assessed value? The taxpayers pay what grants don’t cover. Who owned these properties before? Investigate.”
“Our Supreme Court recently unanimously reinforced our First Amendment, that on matters in which one held an interest, they should recuse themselves from voting. It is time that the members of the Washington County Board of Education and our county commissioners do the same.”
“This is in response to the Frederick caller who calls in and gets his comments posted daily, about — and he’s a conservative whiner. All he does is whine. He talks about the stimulus package. I see construction happening all over this country when I travel, saying ‘paid for by the stimulus package,’ so I don’t know why they say it didn’t go to the working man. Secondly, the Republicans want to cut all the regulations off everything, which got us in this jam in the first place.”
“If it’s any consolation, regarding the Funks-town, etc., recycling drop-off controversy, the problem is widespread. Frederick County is closing drop-off sites because they were terribly misused. People were dumping tons of stuff; appliances, tires, furniture, even commodes, you name it, and we county taxpayers have to pay to get rid of it. But what else could they do? You can’t put guards on every site. People do it, obviously, because otherwise they’d have to haul it to the landfill or pay someone else to dispose of it, and it’s really too bad a minority of selfish and irresponsible people once again ruin things for everyone.”
— Frederick, Md.
“For the Hagerstown caller responding to the Smithsburg caller about why to vote for President Obama, that he doesn’t cheat, lie or steal. Just which President Obama are you talking about? It’s not the one in office now.”
“It’s a beautiful Saturday morning, and along with the breeze coming in my bedroom window is the stench of burning garbage, which is always done on Friday and Saturday night on the eastern edge of our city. I’m sure there’s rules and regulations on burning, and one of them is that you cannot burn household garbage and building materials. However, people in this area take the opportunity to do it on Friday and Saturday night, because they think they’re getting by with it. Something needs to be done.”
“A Mr. Harold Craig from Emmitsburg had an excellent letter to the editor in Friday’s paper. It’s very brief, but it’s directly to the point, about Congress and economics. And the bottom line is, our elected officials are obviously ignorant of economics, and I’d like to reiterate what he said.”
“Talking about this Rick Perry from Texas being so great — he wouldn’t be so great if they would close down all of the Army bases and service bases out there, plus the oil wells on every corner. No wonder that the money’s pouring into Texas. So I think the government ought to share in the bases and put them elsewhere, too, share them.”
“I see that Frederick may privatize some county services. This may be good. The private companies will not keep giving big pensions and Cadillac health insurance to government workers. It is about time, because we taxpayers should not have to pay for their benefits when we have to pay our own because we work for private industries. Government just keeps raising our real estate taxes to get their employees more, but private companies can’t do that. I was shocked to read that our school superintendent gets (nearly) $200,000, and our governor gets $150,000.”
“How dare our Congress and Senate and representatives turn down the money to take care of our injured veterans when they come back, or the one that is here? And I am so ashamed of Shelley Moore Capito that I would never vote for her again, because she voted ‘no’ on this issue.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.