“I’d just like to thank the Potomac Edison repairmen for a great job they did repairing electrical lines and stuff around Sharpsburg. Under the weather conditions, I just say ‘A great job. Well done, men.’”
“I have just finished reading an article ... ‘What does July 4 mean to you?’ What does it really mean to us, as Americans? We do honor our country, we honor our friends, with picnics and parades, but do we ever really stop to be thankful of our independence, and how wonderful it really is?”
“My neighbor has a pit bull. He’s as sweet as can be, until he sees another dog. This dog has attacked my dogs twice, and the owner is unable to control the dog, physically or verbally. The destructive power of this animal is unmatched. If you can’t handle your animal, then you shouldn’t have it. Get a pet you can handle and dominate, for your safety and the safety of your surroundings. I know now that it will be up to me in this situation to stop the attack, by any means I find necessary. ... Be responsible for yourself and your pet. It’s the law.”
— Samples Manor
“Thanks, Berlin caller, for giving me the true leftist agenda. I commend you for — unlike many of your fellow callers — being honest about your hatred for democracy and your desire to suppress the freedom of those who disagree with you. I only hope you and your fellow leftists actually do march on Washington and attempt to violently overthrow a duly elected Congress, and commit violent assaults on elected officials. Then we’ll see if the American people support your violent leftist revolutionary ideology.”
— Frederick, Md.
“When our dear president was elected, he stated that this would be the most transparent administration in history. It seems as if that concept fast and furiously went down the drain.”
“I hope the good people of Maryland get rid of the governor as soon as possible. Who does he think he is, as he demands the utility companies hurry up their work? They are working 16-hour shifts, in terrible conditions, with eight-hour rest. His arrogance is disgusting. As well, his demands of alternative energy would be worthless, when wind turbines and solar panels blow away in these severe storms.”
— Martinsburg, W.Va.
“I haven’t seen too many complaints about gas prices lately. Up here in Fayetteville, Pa., our gas has been $3.07 a gallon. Hope everybody has a nice day.”
— Fayetteville, Pa.
“This is about the teachers’ retirement program. Are you aware that as of July 1 of last year, our mandatory contribution increased 2 percent, and that 2 percent does not go to the retirement fund, but instead goes to the state’s general fund? So we are actually paying an additional tax to the state for the privilege of working in education, and educating our young people. Oops, I guess ... it’s not really a tax, it’s just a fee.”
“Regarding a photo on the front of the July 3 paper, I wonder if the ducks prefer subs or pizza? If you look carefully, you can see the ducks’ shadow.”
“Monday’s Mail Caller said the Civil War Rail Trail proponents were self-centered. This is an example of a pot calling the kettle black. Today’s proponents will not personally benefit, as they’ll be pushing up daisies or in wheelchairs by the time the trail’s completed in 2040. On the other hand, trail opponents who live adjacent to the public land are benefiting now by using land that is not theirs, penning in animals, building sheds and fences, parking cars and trucks, abandoning vehicles, piling up trash and using the taxpayers’ land.”