“Remember when our president says ‘transparency’? I hear today, you know, he had his speech today, and one guy asked him about, what about the coverup in Benghazi, and he says ‘I’m not aware of it.’ And then the reporter says to him, ‘Do you know that you have whistle blowers from the CIA and the State Department that are being threatened with their job?’ And once again, he says ‘I’m not aware of it.’ What a great president.”
“This is in response to the person that wrote in about the Fairground dog park; you’re going to see a lot of dog fights, and dogs having sex. I mean, come on, really. ... People that utilize dog parks, that care enough about their animals to take them to dog parks, generally, as a rule, have their pets spayed, neutered, whatever you want to say, and take better care of them than most.”
— Martinsburg, W.Va.
“I’m sorry to see in The Herald-Mail where the Valencia is going to be sold. I wish it could be restored to the days of old, when it was a soda fountain, jukebox and a place where people could meet. I wish that anybody that would have any pictures of the inside of the Valencia in the days of the meeting place of the high school kids, would send their pictures in to The Herald-Mail to see.”
“To the caller who was referring to Gov. Martin O’Malley’s policies as moderate: Are you kidding me? This man is left-wing all the way. He’s a left-wing radical, just like Barack Obama, and just look at the people that he associates with. So you better check your policies again, mister.”
“I would like to thank the person who returned my purse to the ... South End store. I was unloading packages at my handicapped parking, and left my purse in the bottom of the cart. It is so very gratifying to know that there are still people like yourself today, because of all the changes that are happening in our world. Thank you so very much.”
“Isn’t it amazing how the press plays up to everybody who’s gay and they’ve come out of the closet, blah, blah, blah? I’m getting sick of hearing about it. If they’re gay, they’re gay. That’s their problem. But I’m so tired of hearing this sensationalized on TV. If you want to find out what’s right and wrong, just read the Bible, and you’ll find out that gay is not what God would like.”
“I’m calling about the article in today’s paper, May 1, in Tri-State section, ‘Town founder is a tough guy to picture,’ and then the subhead goes on to say that no known photos exist of Maj. Gen. Adam Stephen. Well, of course they do not. If he was a rival of George Washington’s, there were no photographs in that time period. The editor either needs to do his job, or you need to hire real, live proofreaders, like the newspapers used to do.”
— Chambersburg, Pa.
“Thank God for President Obama. He’s slow in what he wants to do. He’s not rushing into war, like these right-wingers want him to do and the Republicans want him to do, go over and get in another war. And I think he’s smart to stay out of that mess, and I hope he does.”
“It seems visionary interlopers have a plan for every square foot of downtown Hagerstown, and are appalled it has not been approved by the city. Let’s see, a convention center, an arena, a big hotel, a baseball stadium, a couple of office buildings, a bunch of parking decks, a skyscraper, an opera house, a hospital. And if someplace has something nice that they would like to have, too, a provision to include that also. It is all affordable by the city, making offers that are too good to refuse. What’s a couple of billion bucks? Downtown would look so good.”
“While I am happy that the commission saw fit to adopt a list of ‘priorities’ for development, they predictably reverted to form, by stating the necessity of establishing a ‘temporary’ position for six months as a ‘coordinator.’ When did a public bureaucratic position ever disappear after six months? The person would scarcely have time to set up his/her office, establish staff and maybe read the recommendations. ... There are certainly enough administrators, assistant administrators and other overseers in the current county bureaucracy that one could ... begin implementation of these priorities.”
“The BOE and their admirers are reveling in their decision to buy the old Allegheny Power headquarters at what they believe to be a bargain-basement price. They now have more than twice the floor space they had originally planned to buy or build, plus land to build a school. But no one had mentioned needing a school near that location before the ‘bargain’ became available. I hope someone will keep track of the total cost of renovating and maintaining that building over the next five years. It will be far more than the estimate.”