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Mail Call for 3/29

March 29, 1999

Editor's note - Please be as brief as possible when calling Mail Call, The Daily Mail's reader call-in line.

Mail Call is not staffed on weekends or holidays so it is best to call Mail Call weekdays at 301-791-6236.

Readers are welcome to leave their recorded message on any topic they choose, but some calls are screened out.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:




"This is to the person who had a police officer that wouldn't leave their home. The response in Mail Call on March 24 on constitutional rights was excellent. You may also want to file a report with internal affairs at the Hagerstown Police Department. You don't stand alone, others have had problems, too."




"We would like to thank Mark our snow angel who is also an all year around angel who is very helpful to us. Bless you and your Ms. snow angel."

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"Mr. President, you have your priorities all messed up. You feel so strong about the lives of Albanians that you go to war without approval of Congress. That scares me when one man can commit our Armed Forces to war, who places the lives of foreigners above Americans. He allows our children to die from partial birth abortions. Children are children, Mr. President. You are a sorry representative for our country."




"President Clinton has started an illegal war."




"This is to Greg Snook. If only there were more people in the world like you, Greg. You are a very wonderful person, and a Happy Easter to you. God bless you."




"Bill Clinton has been wondering what his legacy will be. I hope it's not, 'I started World War III.'"




"I see Roscoe Bartlett is up to his same old tricks and not supporting the United States government in supporting NATO and their actions. Isn't this the same congressman that is listed as a draft dodger in World War II?"




"The person that called in about buses sitting in different places. Let me tell you something, the board buses and the county buses are two different buses. The board bus belongs to the board and the county buses with the C on it belongs to them privately. You don't see them running around anywhere, except when they are on the job. But the board buses, you see them here, there, everywhere."




"I just got a notice for the emissions to get my car tested. So, I guess they'll put me in the glass booth, so they can spin my wheels 100 miles or so an hour, or in case something falls off my car. I can't sue them because I'll be in that glass booth."




"If the CEOs of this country can receive 30 percent pay increases as well as multi-million dollar bonuses for laying off American workers. I don't think it will hurt very much if we give our hard- working county employees an 8 percent raise."




"I see in the paper that Hillary is going on another one of her missionary trips. Wouldn't it be nice if all of us can take trips all over the world at the taxpayers' expense."




"Eric, I love you. I'm so happy you came into my life, Love you."




"Does anybody else out there think it's strange now that the impeachment hearings are over the gas prices have gone up?"




"I would like to say thanks to our snow angel, Kelly, for shoveling our driveway for us, Thank you, Freddie and Carol."




"I want to wish my grandson, Dominique Guess, a happy 3rd birthday."




"I wanted to say to Crystal, it's forever baby. Gary."




"Let's hear it for all the City Market master supporters, Whine, whine, whine!"




"I am a Washington County resident who had my head in the sand. I just stuck my head back out of the sand and we don't want a stadium. We want to go back to covered wagons and log cabins. Now I'm going to put my head back in the sand."




"To the person who called in about the library in Clear Spring, first of all to inform you, Clear spring is part of Washington County. So how can you say the people of Washington County don't want to pay for it. Secondly, as for their being no industry in Clear Spring, I believe that the farms in the Clear Spring area do a pretty good job in helping to feed you. If people like you would have their way, the whole county would be just one big distribution center."




"I was reading the obituary about Lloyd Powell. I just want to say to his family that I'm sorry to hear that. My name is April, and he was my seventh-grade science teacher a few years ago at Springfield Middle. He was a great teacher as well as a great man. My sympathy and thoughts are with you."




"Why is Clinton risking American lives by taking sides in a civil war that is not our business?"




"According to a recent caller, the City Market master is ranked right up there with the firefighters and police officers. That is the most stupid comparison I have ever heard. I have a suggestion, the next time they need a policeman or have a fire. Why not call the market master?"




"I would like to wish Calvin Higgins a happy 50th birthday. I will always love you, your blue-eyed blast from the past."




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