“For some years, there were those in Washington County who believed and insisted that small aircraft flying overhead were manipulating rainfall by cloud seeding. Now, it appears that ... has gone high-tech, expressing in this column the belief that NASA spacecraft are causing atmospheric changes that affect our weather. They will be pleased to know that the final shuttle flight has landed and NASA will be returning control of weather patterns to Mother Nature.”
“This is to the person in the black car down at the parking lot on the C&O Canal last Saturday, who pulled out right in front of us when we were on our motorcycle. You didn’t even care that we were right in front of you when you pulled out. You surely couldn’t have missed us, with all the lights that are on our bike. You, mister, are the reason for all these motorcycle accidents. And when you stopped going up the hill after I so calmly gave you the famous sign for morons, boy, did we wish you would have came back down or backed up. We would have shown you what it’s all about for all us motorcycle riders.”
“The other day, my wife and I took my nephew who was home from Afghanistan to a steakhouse. ... After being seated, I asked the head hostess if they did anything for our soldiers fighting for our freedom. She said she’d ask her manager. Guess what? They did nothing. Not even a free meal for a soldier. Thanks to the manager for nothing. Hope you can sleep at night.”
— Greencastle, Pa.
“I’d like to say I agree with the caller from Hagerstown that Obama acts like he is a king. Not only that, all the Democrats think they are above the law, also, that they can do what they want to.”
— Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.
“I think that these congressmen who are in office right now don’t seem to know how to get their job done right. It’s time that we start getting somebody to run against them in a primary election. Every single one of them needs to have a new opponent in the primary — that’s Democrats and Republicans alike.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.
“I would just like to thank the caller from Martinsburg, W.Va., for the name and number of the no-kill shelter. Really do appreciate knowing there is one close. Thank you again. God bless.”
“It’s 1:30 Friday afternoon, 102 degrees on my front porch, and I’m sitting here as usual, watching the entertainment out my window. There’s five hummingbirds fighting over the hummingbird containers, along with the honey bees from next door. I don’t know why, I’ve had hummingbirds for the last two, three months without any problems, just like I always do. I wonder if people have the right habitat and flowers and bushes. There’s more than just putting out one hummingbird feeder and sitting back and watching. You need some place for them to hide, some place for them to nest.”
“The articles in the paper governing the air transport out of the Hagerstown airport and the subsidies we get from the federal government never provide information, or haven’t recently provided information, on the number of passengers or the occupancy rates of the planes, so that the people don’t have any idea whether it’s a big waste of money to get over ... many people who are using the flights.”
“I’ve heard people say that since the Republicans have been in charge, they have not created one job. That’s not true. Boehner created one job: A caddy to drive the golf cart and to clean his golf balls and clubs.”
— Clear Spring
“Congratulations to Mr. Parrott for his hard work. That’s Neil Parrott, in getting to the voting of ... any kind of help ... to illegal people. I think they should get a second petition going. It might take six months to a year to do it, but he should have the state enforce the laws and get the people in Maryland who are not here legally out of here. They are not enforcing the law.”