Mail Call

June 03, 2009

"I think it's time people in the West End start watching their kids, instead of letting them run the streets. Everybody isn't gonna be watching your kids, and make them stop throwing trash in the street." - West End

"I'm reading in the paper where a man stuffed a couple of packs of steaks down his pants in Martin's and they gave a description of him and everything, and that's it. How come they didn't stop him? And if they did stop him and - tried to stop him and he got away, why don't they print that? ... If they know he did all that, you know, why didn't they do something about it and stop him?" - Hagerstown

"Why has Congress failed to pass the Social Security Fairness Act of 2009, H.R. 235? It is a very short act, with a large financial impact on many people." - Rohrersville


"Many, many heartfelt thanks to the person who turned in my lost Susquehanna debit card at Weis at Stone House Square on Sunday, May 31, in the late afternoon. I was frantic when I couldn't find it. ... I took a chance and went straight to the service desk, and someone had turned it in. It was a stressful couple of minutes for us, but turned out so much better because of that very honest person. Thank you so much." - Smithsburg

"The individuals who founded this country may have been Christians, but they weren't fundamentalist Christians. And they certainly understood the danger of religious zealots to the cause of freedom. That is why they insisted on separation of church and state. America is not a Christian nation. It's a nation of people free to choose their own religion, or not to believe at all." - Hedgesville, W.Va.

"I agree with the caller about the no parking in the fire zones at shopping centers, in front of grocery stores. It really makes it rough for people when they have to walk around the cars, especially the elderly that park where they should be parking, not even in handicapped. ... The police department should be fining these cars that are parked there."- Hagerstown

"President Obama says his health-care plan needs to be passed this year, or it won't be passed. Translation from political speak to plain English: We gotta get this turkey done before too many people figure it out." - Smithsburg

"I'm calling about the person, whoever it was that called in about people should clean up their mailboxes - some of the weeds, clean up the mailbox. Well, yes, mine is one of them. I'm a senior citizen. I get out there and clear it when I can. If you want to come over and do it for me, that would be fine, too."- Hagerstown

"I'm calling about the person with the comment about people that need to weed-whack around the mailboxes. Yes, they should. They should mow their grass, they should rake their leaves, but they don't care. It blows over in other people's yards. It blows over in their driveway, and then it goes into the carport, and then goes into the garage, and in flower beds. I don't have any trees, but I do have to do double work before I can plant flowers in my flower bed."- Hagerstown

"This is responding to a piece in Saturday's paper about General Motors and the union making concessions. I see where General Motors and the union, they're making some cuts. ... But I think the U.S. needs to cut back on their CEOs' money and benefits. The Japanese CEOs only make 15 percent more than what the regular workers make. So why don't the U.S.?"- Hagerstown

"I would like to know where all the single/divorced guys are, anywhere from the age of 40 to 50, that is truly looking for a long-term relationship. Come on, guys, tell me where you guys all hang out. I'd like to meet some of you."- Hagerstown

"I just want to say God is great, beer is good and people are crazy. Amen." - Smithsburg

"To my neighbors in Cherry Tree Circle: Thank you for helping me, and being diligent and tolerant while I captured my runaway beagle. For three and a half hours, everybody was out looking for him. Getting him was an amazing thing. The only thing we didn't want happening is him to get hurt, but he's safe and sound, he's at home. Thank the neighbors at Cherry Tree Circle." - Washington County

"Why don't all you experts out there quit harping about the torture at Guantanamo Bay and put it to rest? Our country did exactly what they should have - matter of fact, we probably should have been a little bit rougher on them. Those terrorists asked for it, and maybe we saved some lives by torturing them. Let them know that if it happens in the future, we're gonna do it again." - Sharpsburg

"I was reading where somebody from Washington County was questioning why the citizens did not - or are not up in arms about this water and sewer bill. I am. I just wish we could get some kind of petition to fight this. It's wrong. It's terribly wrong, especially for the elderly. And don't say I'm taking up for the elderly. They paid their dues, but they didn't have the money to make big money at the time." - West End

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