“This is just to congratulate Sam Turnbull. What a great guy, great personality, and a wonderful representative for The Herald-Mail. Good luck, Sam. You deserve all the fun you can gather.”
— Chambersburg, Pa.
“You know, I’ve been hearing this Syria bit over there, and I think it’s a terrible shame that anybody would have the courage to go out and kill children the way they do. But all these right-wing talk show hosts and the Republicans want President Obama to go to war. Haven’t we been in enough stupid wars over the last couple years that we don’t need to go into another country?”
“In the recent article in our newspaper on reducing pollution to the bay, our mayor had the audacity to use the word ‘ridiculous.’ This is the same man who insists on building a stadium at the corner of Baltimore and Summit Avenue, against overwhelming objections by citizens to this site. This, Mr. Mayor, is where the word ‘ridiculous’ comes in.”
“On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, somebody got published in Mail Call, saying that they were wondering whether or not people would be interested in having peppermint creamer in their coffee, and this person wanted Mail Call readers to respond. I for one would really enjoy some peppermint creamer being put in my coffee.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.
“Someone called in and said they didn’t want President Obama in the White House, because we don’t want to end up like Greece and France. Well, if it wasn’t for President Obama and his stimulus plan, we’d be like European countries, Greece, Spain and France, couple of years back. He saved us. They got 20 percent unemployment. We only have 10.”
“In regards to the comment made about the beautiful trees, I was the one that called about the trees. I’m not suggesting that they have to use mulch, but something needs to be done, because there is paper, there are just weeds grown up beyond the trees, and they could plant something around them, because they are not pretty. I mean, it’s just very ugly to see those on the streets. So if you could do something about it, it would be great.”
“When I went to high school, went to school, we did not have nurses. My daughter went to school, she did not have nurses. When we got sick, they would send us home, or call our parents and they’d come after us. Now, it’s not a hospital, it’s a school, to learn. If the children get sick, send them home.”
— Washington County
“Property owners downtown are missing the opportunity to revive the center of town, with bicycle repair shops and bicycle rentals for all the bicycle riders using the lanes in the city, plus the thousands of people from out (of) town can rent them to get to the new stadium in the center of the city.”
“I would like to thank the county commissioners for cutting the school nurse program. It should not be the responsibility of the taxpayer to raise the children of others. It seems that in many cases all the parents do is make them, and then the taxpayer does the rest. Whatever happened to parents being responsible? If you can’t afford them, don’t have them. Now do the same to the stadium.”
— Clear Spring
“Our commissioners say we have no money for school nurses nor recycling. Amazing how quickly they found money for a new baseball stadium. Quite ironic.”