“If you have a pet and need a place for a dog park, it’s the taxpayers, it’s not just you. So when you have an animal, think about that before you pick a place to live, because it’s up to you to walk it. They have bags for you to bag feces, or you can take your own. It doesn’t need to be a dog park, just to be on the phone to socialize. That’s why you have a pen in place to have your animals to run. You need to make provisions before you find a place to live, for your animals — not the taxpayers.”
“This article about dress codes is laughable. They’re not even enforced. They want dresses up to the mid thigh. How about starting to wear them down to the mid thigh? They don’t want yoga pants too tight? Pants are already worn so tight you can tell that they’re wearing undergarments.”
“The Herald-Mail made a grave mistake in Friday’s paper, referring to Sen. Ronald Young of Frederick as a Republican. That is a disgrace to the Republican Party, because Young is the most liberal senator around, and he wouldn’t dare to vote against anything our great governor wants.”
“Sen. Shank is quoted as saying the gun control will do very little to stop the issue of gun violence in Maryland. Well, Sen. Shank, isn’t ‘very little’ better than nothing? Sen. Shank also said that assault weapons only represent a minuscule amount of crimes committed every year. Is homicide a minuscule crime, Sen. Shank?”
“This is a good heads-up to here in Hagerstown. But finally, they’re finally moving on the U.S. Senate and the House. They’re having a Marketplace Fairness Act of 2013, but to amend it, they’re going to make Internet sales on anything taxable. Good, it’s about time eBay and everybody else pays. It’s Senate Bill 336 and House of Representatives 684. So maybe this will help.”
“I commend the Washington County Board of Education’s calculated patience in seeking a new location. Here’s a suggestion: Consolidate and reinvest in what you already have. Here’s how. Move the specialized programs from Washington County Technical High School into the other high schools to further enhance those schools’ magnet and academy initiatives, and then, convert the WCTHS building into a new home for the BOE. There is plenty of parking, great access to major highways and businesses, and room for offices, conferences, hosting events, and other BOE business. The money that would have been spent on purchasing a new, used building could be reinvested in the schools.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.
“It sure looks to me like the 5 percent budget cuts were exactly what both parties and the president wanted all along. Each can blame the other and still cut spending, which has to be done. Remember the taxpayer and our kids are footing the bill for all the deficit spending. I think it is a small win.”
— Greencastle, Pa.
“This is in response to the person from Williams-port who felt showing a coupon before being served meant he was going to get an inferior meal. I use coupons all the time. ... We have always had good meals, and they were not less or inferior. I feel the main reason they want the coupon upfront is to avoid doing the check over. If they have the coupon ahead of time, then they can do the check correctly the first time. Don’t forget, when tipping you should tip what the original bill is, before the coupon is taken off. Just be glad you have coupons to save money.”
— Fairfield, Pa.
“I would like to introduce all the gun supporters to ‘the rest of the world.’ ‘The rest of a world’ is a place that exists outside of U.S. borders. Many of the countries are considered free, such as Spain, France, Great Britain and Germany, to name a few. There are people who have houses, cars, and many other things, just like we do. They also have violent video games and movies, just like us. What they don’t have is unregistered guns, and ‘take one as you leave’ guns at gun shows. What they also don’t have is anything like the gun-related crime that we experience.”
— Fairfield, Pa.
“I want to be critical of the gun control package that Maryland passed just this past week. The whole thing in a nutshell is they want to make $25, which will mount up to billions for this state. All the state is, tax and spend, and charge money for everything they do. I’m glad to read this morning’s paper, where West Virginia is going to pick this gun manufacturing plant over there, and they said they have no controls and won’t support any gun controls. Hurray for West Virginia.”