“I just wanted to say how much we enjoyed the big holiday breakfast with Santa in Clear Spring this past Saturday. My husband and kids, we attended, and we really had a fun holiday event. So I want to thank who all and everyone who was involved with that.”
“This is to the family that has a lot, almost new clothes for kids, and toys. Please give them to —some of your clothes and toys — to those who don’t have very much. They’d be glad for them.”
“Seniors, people on fixed incomes, people on unemployment: Can you afford over $300 for vehicle registration fees? And from $14 to $28 on the scam emission test, and 15 cents more on a gallon of gas? Our rich leaders think you can. How would you like to have $46 for food a day? Our rich leaders do.”
— Clear Spring
“Your president wants to continue the reduced Social Security tax for at least another year, even though Social Security has future money problems and needs more income. Wage earners probably like this, but it is politics as usual for your vote, and is not very responsible.”
— Greencastle, Pa.
“You extreme partisan Democrat callers continually rant about how Republicans aren’t doing anything to protect or create jobs. Well, they recently introduced bills in the House and Senate that made it mandatory for employers to use E-verify to check the legal status of all hires, so illegal aliens won’t take jobs that legally and morally should go to American citizens of legal residence. But like so many other bills the House has passed, Reid refuses to put it up for a vote, and Obama said he won’t sign any such bill ... ‘comprehensive immigrant reform,’ i.e., amnesty bill. You want to try to defend this protection of illegal aliens and employers? Fine. I think it’s deplorable.”
— Frederick, Md.
“This is to the person who said that these farmers tear up their yard when they go by. Well, what about the county roads department? Every time it snows, they go by and dig our yard up, and we have to go out and clean it up. So they’re just as bad.”
“Regarding the article on the Appalachian Trail people possibly denying the (JFK 50 Mile) numbers to run there, would probably kill the (JFK50 Mile), because of its uniqueness of being able to use the C&O Canal ... and the Appalachian Trail. The arrogance of politics, when it comes to public land, is sometimes a little disturbing. I hope The Herald-Mail and its readers really send lots of emails and letters to the AT people.”
“I just returned from Funkstown, to take paper to be recycled, and, of course, there’s no recycle bins anymore. I don’t know what you expect, except a bigger dump. Just go ahead and open up the Earth and put more paper into it. When citizens try to help you, you don’t help them. Please publish if you have another place to recycle paper. I’m very disgusted.”
— Hagerstown’s South End
“All NFL lovers, your history lesson of the day. New teams: Jacksonville Jaguars, Houston Texans, Carolina Panthers. Old teams, that changed cities: Baltimore Ravens/Cleveland Browns, St. Louis Rams/Los Angeles Rams. Learn your history.”
— Big Pool
“Well, I see the BCS college football bowl schedule has become another scam. Tell me why TCU and Boise State, with a total of three losses between the two, and a total of 10 points in those three losses, get mediocre bowls, while Florida and Ohio State, with (average) records, get to play on New Year’s Day. Money still talks.”
“The Republicans are hesitant to extend the payroll tax cut which would help out millions and millions of people, because they don’t want to raise taxes on the 300,000 people who are making more than $1 million a year. We see where their interests lie; with the wealthy, not with the average person.”