Mail Call

May 15, 2009

"This is my third call regarding parents smoking at the Little League games in Clear Spring. I think it is totally unacceptable. If you can't refrain from smoking for an hour, hour and a half, don't even attend the game. Leave your cigarettes at home. You're sitting there right in the bleachers, then you flip them on the ground. And by the way, I am a smoker. They have to put signs up." - Clear Spring

"About General Motors being in so much financial trouble, how's come we never hear about General Motors' locomotive division? I understand that most of the locomotives out there on the railroad tracks are made by General Motors." - Hagerstown

"I'm calling in response to the person from Smithsburg that said that they really enjoyed the butterflies downtown, and they had the idea to possibly put local art in the windows of the empty stores. I just wanted to say I think that is a great idea. Hopefully someone will read this and then do that. That would really make downtown look even better." - Smithsburg


"It's the second week in a row that the president of the County Commissioners is absent from the meeting. Apparently other business is more important than county business. I suppose next year we'll take care of that in the election." - Washington County

"For eight years, we didn't hear a peep out of Dick Cheney. Now he can't shut up. I bet old George is down in Texas saying please, Dick, please, please just shut up." - Hagerstown

"This is about the speed cameras to be used in the school zones, and I can see them in the construction zones, but how many times - I've never seen a kid out on the street or on the sidewalk during school hours in anywhere around Hagerstown. After school, you see them all over the streets everywhere, but you don't see them out on during when school's in session." - Hagerstown

"All you self-ordained lawn and landscapers out there, operating without DOT numbers, MHIC numbers, and Maryland pesticide commercial applicator numbers, are going to be turned in. Your tag numbers will be written down, and you will be turned in to the authorities for violations." - Hagerstown

"The word 'yield' means exactly what it says, not to barrel out of an exit and keep on going, like you didn't even see a car on the left side. This is Tuesday evening, and there was a car on Wesel Boulevard ... that came out and never yielded, kept on going ... you know, be a little bit more careful when you're driving, so there's not an accident." - Hagerstown

"Calling in reference to cell phones. Anyone ever gone into a fast food restaurant, really in a hurry to get your food, and you look around and you see seven employees, all working, but five of them are using a cell phone? Ever see someone trying to make a sandwich while they're pecking with one hand, texting a message while they're making a sandwich in the other?" - Hagerstown

"Caller, you really don't know why we can't get along with one another? It's quite simple: Because there are unfortunately lots of people ... who don't want to do the right thing and help others, but only want to kill, enslave and exploit them. If you know a really proven, effective, and nonviolent way to convince them to do 'what God intended us to do' ... let's see you repeatedly demonstrate it, please." - Frederick, Md.

"I'm calling in response to the Social Security and Medicare. I think Mr. Obama can put a couple trillion dollars in that. He's giving it away like it's free, so let's cough some money up for Social Security and the Medicare, Mr. Obama." - Hagerstown

"Just this week, I was going down a small street in Hagerstown, downhill. I heard a firetruck, pulled over like you're supposed to. They were right behind me. The firetruck ripped my rearview mirror to shreds. Guess I wasn't over far enough for them. Now they say I have to pay for a little dent in the firetruck. I'd like to know what people think about this." - Hagerstown

"As a lifelong Republican, all I can say about Arlen Specter leaving the party is, don't let the door hit you on the way out." - Smithsburg

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