Mail Call

June 16, 2008

"That caller who claimed that now, under O'Malley, we supposedly have a good PSC that's working for us was joking, right? This is the same PSC, under the same governor, that approved the fluorescent bulb surcharge rip-off and only rescinded it when a tidal wave of public outrage forced them to do so. I don't want or need that kind of 'working for us,' even if you do." - Frederick, Md.

"Life was so much easier when there was a Democrat in the White House." - Clear Spring

"We hope before either shopping center is approved, a plan for access plans is in place. That is a busy highway. Don't approve now and cry later, as is often the case here." - Hagerstown

"Am I wrong, or is it right for people to block alleys and streets while they're in a line of traffic? I'm so tired of trying to get out of my street and there's all these cars setting there, and they won't back up or nothing. Aren't they supposed to leave a space? Same way with alleys." - Hagerstown


"This is in response to Chewsville, saying that she has a cell phone and every time she makes a call they get her number, so what makes the difference who gives the number out. If you dial *67 before you dial the number, it does not give your number out to Caller ID. And if they dial *69, it won't give them the number they called." - Hagerstown

"Because too many of us have a short memory, I just want to say Republican President George Bush has got the U.S. in debt up to our eyeballs, mainly because of the Iraq war. Whoever the next president is, Democrat or Republican, we will have to have our taxes raised, no matter what, for the next 100 years, to balance our budget back to the black." - Hagerstown

"I hope the powers that be pay attention to the people about these new shopping centers, and put the roads in first. Look at Prime Outlets. That was a real mess down there, because they didn't plan ahead. Look at Maugans Avenue right now. If they don't use their common sense a little bit for a change, you're gonna have the same problems out there at (U.S.) 40 and I-70. Wake up." - Hagerstown

"I'm calling about the one who wrote 'Get over it' about Verizon giving the phone number out. Well, let me tell you this. You tell that person in Chewsville that apparently she has nobody who works for the prison, because since that phone number has been given out, we've had prisoners come to our home, where my husband works at the prison. So therefore she doesn't know or he doesn't know what they're talking about."

"I would like to comment on the person who said about people complaining about their numbers being unlisted and nonpublished. Certain people have a nonpublished, unlisted number for a reason. Evidently you've never been a victim of domestic violence or where you need your number to be unlisted, so please think of people that have been treated badly ... I believe that Verizon should do something about this, and they should make it good on those kind of people, because now we have to fear for our lives. And I've had an unlisted number for 30 years." - Halfway

"I'm one of those unfortunate people who had their unpublished number published in the local phone book. Verizon changed my number last week to a nonlisted number and then they had to change it again ... and here it is, 9:20 at night, and I am still getting unknown phone calls long distance from West Virginia and Virginia." - Hagerstown

"This is on oil. I read in the newspaper the other day where someone said we get most of our oil from Canada, which we don't. Oil from Canada goes to Japan, so you better do a little study because you're wrong. Another thing is the Saudi Arabians say that they don't understand why gas prices went up, because oil prices dropped $4 a barrel. I think it's time for some investigations. It's either our federal government is doing this or somebody's doing it, because the Saudis that supplies a lot of oil to us says they don't understand why gas prices went up, and there's price gouging someplace." - Hagerstown

"I was reading in the paper where Gov. Martin O'Malley says he doesn't believe the death penalty deters crime. I'd like to figure out how he knows it doesn't deter crime if they never use it. If they start using it, I guarantee it would deter crime. That's my opinion." - Hagerstown

"I'm calling in regards to the take-home vehicles for the city. I think also that with the price of fuel, it needs looked into with the Washington County BOE. As a taxpayer and a school bus driver, I know for a fact that the transportation department alone, within the past year they've added that luxury of the staff taking vehicles home, and they let them take them home as far as an hour away from home."

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