“The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist.”
“I would like to implore the driver of a truck in the Maugansville area to remove the deer skull from the front of his truck, from the hood, which is sporting a red nose, intended to resemble Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, I’m sure. Think about the children who hear the stories of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and see that image on your truck. Be kind. And I want you to know that the image of Rudolph needs to be a positive one for our children.”
“I’m a concerned mother, aunt, grandmother, all of the above. I’m just concerned about our children in the school system. I don’t — I know our economy is bad, but I think the majority of the public would rather pay a little extra money in taxes to have extra law enforcement at our schools, versus anywhere else. I mean, I’m willing to take that ... so that’s all I’m just concerned about, that we have more police officers in our school system, roaming around just protecting, you know, from school to school. That’s my main concern, so. God bless everybody.”
“I just wanted to say thank you, Washington County, for the police presence at the schools today.”
“Did you see the beautiful Christmas tree on the lake at Hagerstown City Park? It was donated by 90-year-old Harold Burgesser of Williamsport, Md. Thanks, Mr. Burgesser.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.
“This message is to anyone who is blessed enough to have a child in their life, or someone they can influence. Please hug and kiss them daily and tell them you love them, because any moment could be a Connecticut for any family, and our hearts and prayers go out to that state, that’s suffering so bad right now. And I just want to say, in Washington County, I don’t believe the substitutes are really trained in the emergency procedures. Could someone please address that?”
— Washington County
“While it is a true tragedy of events that happened in Connecticut, while every heart and prayer go out to the families, one true thing must be said before people cry out for more gun bans and gun control. A weapon cannot load itself, nor can it fire and kill without a human hand. It takes the intent of a human mind and a hand for a firearm to kill. So what then is the answer, I don’t know. But one thing is certain, and to all who advocate gun control and bans, I say this: Only humans kill their own kind, and without a hand, a firearm is not a danger.”
— Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.
“All right, you’re going to hear about all the gun advocates and all that. Here’s the deal. A Republican congresswoman — I repeat, Republican — stated we need to amend the Second Amendment. We need to amend it a little bit. We’ve amended everything else. When that was written, this country had muskets, for God’s sake, muskets. We don’t need AK-47s, we don’t need — it’s time to act like Christians, what we’re supposed to be, and fight this. We don’t need AK-47s.”
“I just wanted to say how nice it looks, the Nativity set that has been set up in the downtown area, beside the Christmas tree. It looks very nice. The whole town is decorated and festive, and ready for Christmas, and I just wanted to thank those that set it up.”
“Dr. Chaney, you have been a wonderful physician. You’re a kind and compassionate person, and you’ll be very much missed in the town of Hagerstown and the surrounding area. God be with you and your family, and enjoy your retirement.”