“I’m not a gun owner, but concerning the Connecticut shootings, I don’t care how many gun laws you have, you can outlaw all the guns, we have got so many crazies out there in the world that things are going to happen, and I don’t know how you’d ever control it. But believe me, they’ll find a way, if they don’t have their guns. I worked at a large manufacturing plant for 50 years, and it’s really, really, really a surprise to me that something like this didn’t happen in the plant. They’ll find some other way to do it. We had people in that plant who were just waiting to explode, and it’s everywhere. I don’t know what has happened to people, but that’s just the way it is in America today, sadly.”
“Nice editorial about the school board should consider the downtown as for the central office. Here’s one taxpayer in the city of Hagerstown and the county: No. If you do anything, look at that option out on the Downsville Pike. You got future, you got a lot of land, future expansion, close to the mall, bus routes and all. Don’t put money, more downtown. It’s deplorable. Get something that’s really feasible. Include it in a five-year plan, please.”
“Last night I was watching the news about the Connecticut tragedy. Then it was time for a commercial break. Ironically, the commercial was touting a TV show containing shooting, bloodshed, all the violence that could be crammed into the time slot. Now, I’m not very bright, but doesn’t anyone else see the connection between all the movies, the videos, even toys that promote violence, and what is happening in our real life? So along with stricter gun control, we need to stop feeding our young people a steady diet of this mind-altering stuff.”
— Mercersburg, Pa.
“I’m calling in about the person who was complaining about packages from the delivery person left on their porch. They’re worried about them getting stolen. I used to be a delivery person and I worked for UPS and FedEx, and we personally don’t have time to wait 5 or 10 minutes for someone to answer the door — or not answer the door, if they’re not home — during the day. If we did, with 100 packages delivered or more ... and you know, if you’re so worried about your $600 TV being stolen in front of your house, why don’t you do it the old-fashioned way?”
“The person who thinks the pit bulls shouldn’t have been put down: I wonder what her story would be if they had bitten her children, and come after her.”