“What is happening to Hagerstown? You can’t go down one street or highway thatthere isn’t trash everywhere. Stop at the lights, and there’s cigarette butts everywhere, at the Exxon on the Dual Highway, and at the lights at the Burger King. The new hospital is so littered with cigarette butts everywhere. Why can’t people put them out in their own car, or in the cans provided? Fast-food containers, soda cans, plastic bags in trees. We’re becoming a big garbage dump. Take your trash ... keep your trash off my streets.”
“Now that Mr. Romney is the Republican candidate for president, maybe the voters should learn a little more about his Mormon religion, which shaped his morals and ethics.”
“Thank you, Dave Gysberts, hopefully our next mayor, for raising questions regarding the validity of this new stadium, which most people are not in favor of. We have had enough of Bruchey and his pet projects — and his close friend was a certain builder who mysteriously is able to buy and sell city property for huge profits, while everyone else takes a beating in real estate.”
“You wait until Romney and Ryan get a hold of this Social Security and they want to privatize it. We’ll see how much money you get a month, because the stock market will be going up and down, so it’s only gonna lose money ... that stuff the way it is, instead of fooling with it. And they gotta worry about some more of the rich problems and what they do.”
“Kudos to Kristin Aleshire for going after the robocallers. When the truth comes out, those who benefited should be ousted. This should not have been swept under the rug. Also, David Gysberts will make a very good mayor, if he’s not subjected to these same kind of calls.”
“For all those who are thinking of voting for President Obama, I beg you to go see the movie, ‘Obama’s America 2016,’ and then draw your conclusions. Also, for those who are saying that people should not have to have an ID to vote: I have to have my driver’s license to go to my doctor, who I’ve been going to for 30 years, and they know me. Why would I not have to show my ID to vote?”
“Hagerstown caller, whatever you claim, it’s a fact that voter ID laws do make provisions for people who don’t have those sort of IDs to get them at no charge. So play the race card with your Jim Crow laws fantasy. It proves you have nothing else. Several states that passed voter ID laws then saw turnout increase in the last election. You claim voter fraud’s very rare. Ha. Forgotten the 1960 presidential, the Maryland ... gubernatorial, and the recent Minnesota Senate election, to name a few, have you?”
— Frederick, Md.
“Why do Democrats whine regarding voter ID? The same law and rules will apply to Republicans. What’s the big cry from the Democrats?”
“I have some solutions for the lady that has neighbors’ cats disrupting her household of cats. Well, what I’ve done, I’ve gone through the SPCA, I’ve used legal means, and I have a Havahart trap that I’ve trapped them with. You can do this also. In fact, you can rent a trap through the SPCA. Just put a down payment on it, then you get your money back after you trap the animal. If you know who ... you can file a complaint against the owners. They’ll get a notice from the SPCA and then after that, if they don’t follow up on it, they can be fined. Hit them in the wallet. It’ll work.”
“Grass stains on your car? When our country is in the shape it’s in, when there’s children dying and your parents have Alzheimer’s, and people are sick all over the place, grass stains on a car, I think that’s the silliest thing I ever heard of, when we are in such a mess in our country.”
“I have an idea for the atheist who doesn’t like to hear prayers. If you’re going somewhere where you know there’s gonna be prayers before the meeting, or the gathering, whatever it is, don’t go in until after the prayer is over. Then you don’t have to listen to it. And I feel very sorry for these people because they don’t believe in God.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.
“A true class act, leading by example. Hats off to Sheriff Doug Mullendore for stepping up to help a fellow officer in Hancock with a family emergency, and allowing his deputies to fill in as well.”
“I have been a city resident for many years, paying my taxes, and I also support anyone who is against the proposed stadium at that site. I say save the old Municipal Stadium. If it floods a couple of times every couple of years, don’t we have any engineers that live in this area that can remedy that? Also, if somebody has a phone number I could call so I could get my name on a petition against the stadium, please publish it. I’ve tried to contact different people. I don’t really know who to talk to, but I have many friends that would sign that petition against it also.”
“I’m calling Monday, Sept. 3, about the Hagerstown caller that called in about George W. Bush losing all the jobs for Mr. Obama. It seems he don’t check his history very good. If he will check back on his history, he would find out that Mr. Clinton signed the bill called NAFTA, and NAFTA is what left all the manufacturing jobs go out of the country to other countries, and bring their products back at a lot less.”
“Just want to thank all of you people that voted for Obama four years ago, and I hope you’re not that stupid again. I want to thank you because I’m looking for a large house; I’m a grandmother and a great-(grand) mother, I have grandchildren, and (they) have to move back in with me. Two out of three have already got college degrees, one is getting out of the Navy. They cannot afford a house. So thank you very much for doing that to my children and my grandchildren, and my great-grandchildren. Do not vote for him again, please.”
“I would just like to say thank you to Meritus for stepping up to the plate and serving the kids of Washington County with the school health program, after the health department dumped all the children and the people that worked in the health room. Thanks again, Meritus.”
“I would like to congratulate The Herald-Mail, because in my opinion, they finally got it right when they put Joe Biden’s comments beside the obituary column. Now if you could just put Obama’s there, where nobody likes to read anyway, you’d be doing a great job.”
— Berkeley Springs, W.Va.