Mail Call

February 03, 2009

"In the last 29 years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have won two Super Bowls and lost one. In that same time frame, the San Francisco 49ers won five Super Bowls and lost none. Steelers fans like to go back in time, so let's go back to the 1960s, when the Green Bay Packers won five championships in seven years. ... Pro football did not begin with Super Bowl I. The biggest difference between then and now is that the competition has been thinned out by adding more teams." - Hagerstown

"I live out on 64. I seen somebody put in here about too much traffic and too many people going way too fast. I think 50 is a reasonable speed limit for 64. It's just the way people drive. They have these big trucks and SUVs, and they think they're better and got more important things to do, and their time's better than yours, that they can just pull out in front of you, right when you're on top of them. I don't know how many times I've had to slam on my brakes because somebody's pulling out right as I get up on top of them. (Be) a little bit more considerate, and to take the time and be patient, like you're not going anywhere that it can't wait." - Smithsburg


"This call is in reference to the redistricting committee. I would like to say that I once served on a committee that did redistricting, and I hope this time that the board will consider keeping the redistricting as the committee has done, and not let special permissions override what the committee has worked long and hard to work out for the county." - Hagerstown

"I wanted to say that I'm so upset about all these fires caused by space heaters. When people have pets and young children, or there's old people in the house, it's really dangerous, and I just wanted to encourage to weatherproof their homes. It saves fuel, and they can be safe inside their homes and much warmer if they're insulated." - Hagerstown

"This is to the gentleman - has to be a gentleman - complaining about Black Rock Golf Course raising their fees to $50 to play. Poor people don't play golf." - Boonsboro

"I certainly didn't blame George Bush completely for the rise in gas prices and you certainly can't blame Obama. OPEC has decided to cut production because of the world economy as it is, and less demand for oil. But I do blame George Bush and his administration for allowing our economy to go into the toilet, while they sat by and did nothing." - Sharpsburg

"If Obama is to be a great president, he could have started simply by saying the economic situation this country is in, he would have taken basically the oath of office behind closed doors and saved $150 million. At least it's a start. I think we're headed to economic ruin myself." - Hagerstown

"So they pass the stimulus package and Wall Street gives itself $18 million in bonuses for being a failure. That's nice. Sure, Obama's upset about it, but you know what? They're not gonna do anything about it. Watch and see. Live and learn. This is all just completely ridiculous. According to whose numbers you listen to, it's gonna cost between $5,600 and $7,000. So if they really, really want to stimulate the economy, send every American a check for $5,600 or $7,000, whatever the stimulus package will equate to. That would jump the economy." - Hagerstown

"I was sitting in district court yesterday, listening to some of the cases, and the public defenders really, really depress me. They seem to take no pride in their profession. I'm sure they've gone to college to get their law degree, but to have a public defender - you might as well defend yourself." - Hagerstown

"I'd like to comment on some of the president's appointments, and the last one is Tom Daschle. I would think that if anybody was wise enough to be president of the U.S., they would check the people's backgrounds before they're appointing them, to find out if they owe any taxes or they got anything hidden that they should know about, before they appoint them to these positions." - Little Orleans

"I'm calling concerning everybody that's going out in business now, but they're always saying the economy is causing them going out of business. Well, you know, a lot of times they're wanting to keep this money back and they don't want to spend it, and they see times getting bad so they try to give a reason for closing up, and I think they should right now they should - these type of people shouldn't even have been in business, if they gotta close down because the economy is bad for a couple of months. You don't see a Sheetz store closing, do you?" - Hagerstown

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