Mail Call

October 13, 2004

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 during the week. The Mail Call number is 301-791-6236.

You are welcome to leave a recorded message on any subject, but some calls will be screened out.

Here are some of the calls we have received lately:

"This is to the parents of the kids who went to Smithsburg's homecoming dance. My husband and I stopped at AC&T on Jefferson Boulevard on Saturday night and we were appalled at the kids hanging out. They were jumping on cars, smoking and cursing like sailors. The girls looked like street walkers."

"Can someone call in the number for the Department of Motor Vehicles in Hagerstown? I can't seem to find that number anywhere."


"I think Sunday night is a great night for trick-or-treat, some of us can't be home on Thursday night. Traffic will be lighter and more safer for the children. Whoever thought of Sunday night, that was good thinking. People can go to church in the morning and afternoon and could skip the night service one time."

"I hope Bush watches a good bit of CNN News. He ought to feeling very proud of himself for stirring up this hornet's nest in the world. I don't blame anyone but him, for causing what is going on right now. He is too stupid to admit that him and Dick Cheney made a mistake. I would vote for Jesse James before I vote for one of those two. If he thinks he is winning the war on terror, he should go and console the family, where a man was just executed."

"I am calling about the situation in NASCAR where Junior had to lose 25 points for using a curse word on national daytime TV, on NBC. I am concerned, because today I was watching 'Days of Our Lives,' which is on NBC and they were using all kinds of curse words. What is the difference? Why are they contradicting themselves?"

"So you do have a job, never married and the father should pay up because you didn't want the child to begin with. Boy I hope your child isn't old enough to read that in the newspaper."

"No weapons of mass destruction, well over 1,000 lives lost for nothing, no apologies and no jobs after Nov. 2."

"I am almost 80 years old and have never had a flu shot. So you people who are so determined to getting a flu shot can have mine. To me, they are useless."

"I hope that little child doesn't ever find out that she wasn't wanted by her own mother."

"I was reading in letters to the editor that Jesus would vote for the Republicans. I am not so sure about that. They want to keep church and state separated from everything else in this world. One free privilege we have is to vote for who we feel will do the best job for our country. There is no perfect answer to any question on this Earth. Jesus is not of this world. I encourage everyone to pray and to vote for who they think will do the best for our country. To tell you the truth, I don't think we can take another four years of Bush. So, I know who I am voting for and I am a Christian. I don't think any other Christian should look down on another Christian for voting for who they want to. "

"I am a senior citizen and I just wonder. Can someone tell me how drug stores or grocery stores can get hold of the flu vaccine, but yet when we go to the doctor we can't get the flu vaccine, how come?"

"Reading in the paper about the hospital, as a concerned citizen, I would like to know what the 32 questions are and why they haven't been printed in the paper."

"Can we please get a break on the news about Martha Stewart going to jail. She is a convicted felon now, so leave it alone."

"I bet that O.J. Simpson laughed all day on Oct. 8, the day Martha Stewart went to prison."

"In the first debate, Bush said, we had 75 percent of al- Qaida leadership. Now in the second debate, Bush says that we have 75 percent of al-Qaida arrested. That is a lie! The CIA says after ceasing a computer disk, in Pakistan that al-Qaida's leadership is regrouping. The president is either losing his mind or is just a liar. Either way, he isn't safe to keep in the White House."

"To the lady who has the little girl, has a job and didn't want your child anyway: I don't think that was very nice to say. I don't think you are very deserving of that child and you should give her up for adoption. I am sure someone will adopt her without the father's signature."

"If you make more than $200,000, vote for Bush, if you make less than $200,000, vote for Kerry. You do the math."

"Did you notice during the debate that Bush looked mad while Kerry looked cool?"

"Martha Stewart: God loves you."

"To North High Boosters, didn't you ever stop and see why North High never got the football stadium field years ago. Look out the windows, there are two hospitals beside you. The state said it would be too much noise and traffic. Check it out, it's a matter on record, it's because of the hospitals and the seniors that surround the school."

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