“You people make me sick, talking about President Obama saving Medicare. Well, my premium is now $200 a month. Within the next two years, it goes up over $400 a month, all from my Social Security check. Great job, Obama.”
— Charles Town, W.Va.
“Has anyone taken a survey, or a reporter, have they gone to Potomac Towers to see how those people feel about a stadium right next to them, or the residents in that area? I would just like to know that. I haven’t seen anything published in the paper.”
“A few days ago, I was going through Baltimore City, and I saw a number of Dan Bongino signs, running for the U.S. Senate in Maryland, against Ben Cardin. Sen. Cardin, you have voted for President Obama’s failed policies time and time again. And Clint Eastwood was right. Time for Marylanders to speak their piece and tell them, ‘You’re fired.’”
“For as long as I can remember, and I’m 69 years old, this town has always been run by three or four behind-the-scenes people, using their money and influence. The names and faces change, but nothing else. Sure, their contributions to the community are needed, appreciated, and valuable, but their return from their investments is much more than they put up.”
“This is Doug Wright, president of Holly Place. I want to thank your caller whose call appeared in Tuesday’s paper. Their interest and concern is greatly appreciated. Holly Place is at 268 S. Potomac St. in Hagerstown. Our phone number is 301-733-3008. Thank you again for your call and support.”
“I am absolutely fed up with our city and county governments ... $15 million pledged for a stadium that we don’t need, an offer to pay for it by a man who would have the right to name it ... but yet $17.2 million for a new Bester school, which is needed for our children’s education and safety, was shot down ... So to our mayor and council and the school board president and superintendent: You’re fired.”
“I’m calling about the anonymous donor donating $15 million for the new stadium. I’m sure Holly Place could use that money, or many other food banks, charities or whatever. It’s just absurd, using all that money for something when there’s so many other programs thatcould use it.”
“I’m responding to the letters to the editor, from Penny Nigh. Great for her, for saying this. She’s one of the best ones we’ve ever had in Hagerstown. Too bad that she wasn’t re-elected. Go, Penny.”
— East End
“Just reading the paper about this new company that moved in downtown. Now that’s two of them in just recent times, and I think that the mayor and the county commissioners and everybody would be a lot better off if they would go after businesses like that to move in downtown, instead of worrying about destroying the downtown with a stadium ... They should be focusing on bringing more people in with businesses than worrying about that ballpark.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.
“What a great idea the correspondent from Rohrersville had, about executing all prisoners who have more than 100 years to serve. Would it not be more simple just to execute prisoners until the budget is balanced? We could save money, and perhaps we’d not lead the world in the most incarcerated prisoners. I think we also could come up with some other new ideas.”
“A verbal agreement? Come on. And if it were true, the state could say they don’t need our 10 mill. We don’t have it anyway. And would you have to pay to park in the new parking deck, thus lowering attendance, already very low? Mr. Quinn, signing a lease with attendance in mind would be risky, let alone being aware we don’t want a stadium downtown. We need a new mayor and council.”