Mail Call

February 17, 2009

"I'd like to see someone take the Richardson's Restaurant out on Dual Highway and turn it into a '50s restaurant. Have the music, the dress, the menu and the big old jukebox that you put five songs for a quarter, and poodle skirts and saddle shoes. I think that would be cool." - Hagerstown

"I'm calling about the two calls about the flags flying at half-mast, one call on Feb.12 and the other on Feb. 13. My flag flies half-mast also on these days: Peace Officers Memorial Day, number one, half-staff all day. Number two, Memorial Day, last Monday in May, half-staff until noon. Number three, Korean War Veterans Day, July 27, half-staff all day. Number four, Patriot Day, Sept. 11, half-staff all day. Come see it. Fly the flag, everyone." - Edgemont

"I'm calling in regards to the mural in question for the Elizabeth Hager building. I've worked in downtown Hagerstown for 20 years. I was there when they painted that mural. The mural faces a parking lot. It isn't like riding down Potomac Street you can see this mural. I don't know why you all would want to stick that much money into something that can only be seen in the parking lot, and the people there really don't care." - Hagerstown


"Is Michael Phelps just lucky he is not being charged for smoking marijuana? Did the sheriff not charge him because he is who he is? How about a double standard here? Is the sheriff going to gain something by not charging him, maybe an autograph or maybe more? Mr. Sheriff says he has no evidence. We could have all went to South Carolina and testified that we saw a picture of Michael smoking it, and from what I have read he is pretty much pleading guilty to the press. You and I would be on our way to the county jail." - Greencastle, Pa.

"On March 24, 2009, Hagerstown Regional Airport will have service by two commercial airlines. On March 24, 2010, this airport will have no service by commercial airlines, but the debt will still have to be paid off. Sic transit gloria mundi." - Rohrersville

"Obama has been in office for less than a month and he's already taken a vacation. What a joke. President Bush was in office for eight years, and he got criticized for taking a vacation the whole time. This is unreal how much Obama gets away with everything. This will go on for the next four years." - Boonsboro

"I just got a phone call that sounded like a scam. Someone called to ask if I wanted to lower my credit card bills, and they ask how much my credit card bills came to, and I said I couldn't tell them right now, could they call me back in an hour? And then all I heard was silence. And then I said 'Well, can I call you back?' and when I said that, they hung up immediately. And I've always read that whenever they hang up when you ask to call back ... can anyone tell me what kind of a scam this could be?" - Hagerstown

"This is the person that put in the Jan. 21 paper about President Roosevelt, if he had a grandson, he could have maybe run for president, and then they criticized me because I didn't say 'granddaughter'. Well, now who cares? Queen Elizabeth runs England, and a woman can run America. You must be a picky person, and I'm glad I don't know you." - Mount Lena

"What's with the Greencastle-Antrim School District? Their students have been in session on Veterans Day, Martin Luther King Day and now Presidents Day. Their lack of respect for national holidays is disappointing." - Greencastle, Pa.

"That is some break the County Commissioners are going to give us seniors on our property tax. You know, one of these days they will be getting old, and I hope the new County Commissioners give them the same break that they are giving us. How do they come up with these ideas? They need a lot of work." - Clear Spring

"They say gasoline prices are going back up because the demand is low, yet this summer when prices were high, they said it was because demand for gas was high. I guess they get it both ways. It seems like if we have an overabundance of something, things would be priced lower." - Hagerstown

"The courts have ruled in the past that the schools can have a Bible club, just as they can have a gay and straight alliance in their schools. There's nothing wrong with either. As long as the faculty is not involved in spreading the word of God, it is perfectly legal. So leave God and the Bible out of it. The Bible is not the word of God, it is not the law of the U.S., and only a third of the world's population even believes that it's the true religion." - Sharpsburg

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