“I want to congratulate South High on their win Friday night, and commend their coach ... for putting in his second string during the second half. What a great show of good conduct and wonderful sportsmanship, and best wishes for the season.”
“I would like to invite everyone to get on the Oriole bandwagon and join, and enjoy some Oriole magic.”
“I keep reading that people are not going to vote. I hear it around wherever they go, they’re not going to vote. That is a vote. It’s called a no-vote. It’s a privilege and a responsibility as a citizen to this country to vote. And I would rather vote for the devil I know than the devil I don’t.”
“I see the politicians are at it again. When they want something, they say it’s for education and jobs. Now they want the new casino down there for education. Then you read about the teachers spending money for out-of-office offices, plus they buy $130 lunches. I guess they need more money.”
— Flintstone, Md.
“I would like to say, since the almanac says we got more snow coming this year, why don’t the city and the state go around and start cutting the limbs down on the trees around the power lines ahead of time, instead of waiting for the limbs to fall and take the power lines down? I think this is ridiculous. And I think the stadium needs to stay where it is.”
“I have a lot of prescription bottles that are empty. Would someone tell me again where I can send them, that they would be in good use for our armed services?”
“I’m calling, last week we heard the Republicans, all they’re going to do and not do, and how they’re going to help us. This week we’re hearing the Democrats, all they’re going to do and how they do it, and what they’re not going to do. The best solution, get rid of them all. Vote for no incumbent, I don’t care if Democrat, Republican or what, if he’s in there, throw him out, because the job is terrible that he’s doing. New people put in, demand a flat tax, a term limit.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.
“I think Congress and the Senate should be paid on what they actually work on and actually do for the American people, and that way we wouldn’t have them refusing to work with the president. Over the last four years, they would have probably taken home zero. And the Supreme Court should re-enact term limits across the board for Congress and Senate.”
“Please, everyone, find time to see the movie, ‘2016 Obama’s America.’ It won’t make you want to vote for him, but it gives you understanding of why people do what they do. We are all a product of our background. We may even see why we ourselves do the things we do. It is the only movie I have ever seen with applause at the end. Please go before November.”
— Washington County
“Sharpsburg, the reason President Obama keeps blaming President Bush: Because President Bush (messed) up more than any president in the history since Herbert Hoover. He had a housing collapse, a bank collapse, a car company collapse, and Wall Street collapse, all on his watch. He will be remembered throughout history for that. So quit worrying about us not blaming Obama. Also, Frederick caller, you say that Social Security is untouched for those under 55. Republicans hate Social Security, and that’s only a start. They’ll take it from you if they can.”
“Over the weekend, Republican vice president nominee Paul Ryan made a statement that he had ran a sub-three-hour marathon. After research, it was found that his actual time was 4 hours and 9 minutes. As a former runner, I know you should never lie about your times. And what else would he lie about?”
— Waynesboro, Pa.
“To the people who do not like dogs: That is fine. The dog park at Marty Snook park is toward the back, the fenced-in area, wasn’t being used for anything. Most of the people who use it are older people who may not feel comfortable walking along the streets with their dogs, especially if they live in an area where there are no sidewalks. Most of the dogs are more obedient than most of the children these days, when they are out in public. How many parents do you see picking up after their children when they throw their candy and ice cream papers around in the other parks, such as our beautiful City Park?”
“I understand there’s a petition for those opposed to a new stadium. I wish somebody would tell me where I could sign this petition at, or a phone number I could call.”
“I’m calling about the dogs that they want to put in Hager Park to walk. I think it’s totally ridiculous, when we have the whole fairground. On the right-hand side and left-hand side, they could build all that in for people. I’ve been in Hager Park many a times, and there’s people sitting in there relaxing, picnicking and enjoying life. The city council needs to wise up and put more things over at the fairgrounds. That would be the ideal place.”
“I voted for Spiro Agnew. It was not until later that I learned that he didn’t always tell the truth. My, how times have changed. Now our vice presidential candidate, Paul Ryan, comes right out during the campaign and makes statements that are false. I will not be voting for Mr. Ryan.”
“I’m a Democrat, and I am sick and tired of the president blaming Bush for everything. It’s time for him to be a man and take responsibility, and just admit it, admit he’s done a lousy job, and do something about it. Here he is, politicking. He needs to be in Washington, D.C., running the government.”