11:12 PM EDT, August 12, 2012
“I have three words that’ll save this country: ‘Made in America.’”
“Hagerstown caller, not only do you obviously not know the difference between automatic, semi-automatic and single-shot rifles, but you also don’t know the Colorado murderer carried a variety of weapons besides rifles. Nor do you realize the Second Amendment and our Second Amendment rights have nothing do with and aren’t dependent upon what weapons hunters do or don’t use. And to use your own ‘what if’ argument, if that theater hadn’t barred people legally licensed to carry — and two military members — from carrying guns, that vile, cowardly murderer wouldn’t have been able to massacre a group of unarmed people. So there you go.”
— Frederick, Md.
“To whoever stole the Air Force box from the gentleman’s grave in Rest Haven: Please return it, and if you don’t, shame on you. And to the gentleman’s grandson, who placed it there as a tribute: Your grandfather knows what a good thing you did and he’s proud of you.”
“The Fairplay fire department did not respond or responded late to 26 percent of their calls. Government became involved in the issue. Now they don’t respond to 100 percent of their calls. Is this progress?”
“I’m calling about the articles in the newspaper, and they don’t have the names of who these things happen to. Like today, two people were rescued from the river, and it doesn’t have their names. I don’t know why they can’t take the time to ask someone, ask people their names. I mean, I would think that would just be good news, good news reporting. Really, it’s just not the same ... anyway, I’m talking about how they don’t put people’s names in when something happens. They always say they don’t know the names of the people, whatever. I just think that’s bad news reporting.”
“Well, Mr. Mayor, I guess you just don’t get it. No stadium. I guess you’ll find out, you’ll finally get it, after the election, when you lose.”
“We live in Town Oak Village, and the medical lab next to us in the Downsville medical center has closed. We used that lab all the time, and every time you went there early in the morning, there were 10 or 12 people waiting to get in. We went to Opal Court this morning because we had to. We got there in plenty of time. There were only two people in line. Now that, there’s something wrong with that.”
— Washington County
“I think that this newspaper needs to ... get someone in there who fully realizes that the world of major league baseball extends far beyond the two wannabes in Baltimore and Washington. This is the third time this year I’ve called about the sports coverage that this newspaper gives to the national sports.”
“Mr. Ridenour, by not letting Karen Harshman vote, you ... kept her voice quiet. Many people’s voices were silenced by you. She was elected to speak for them. Hopefully, all the voters will remember your ... attitude, when they vote. All voices should have the right to be heard. Keep up the good work, Karen.”
“Here we go again. It’s summertime, and people are going to church in short-shorts, flip-flops and rags. The word ‘respect’ and ‘modest’ is still in the dictionary. There are dress codes for schools, the White House, and on cruise ships and so on, but no dress code for churches. And people do have better.”
“OK, Washington County, guns will never be outlawed, as this is just an NRA scare tactic and most people don’t want this to happen, but something needs to be done to stop the idiots from shooting innocent people. Don’t you have any feeling for the families who are being devastated?”
— Waynesboro, Pa.
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