Mail Call

June 04, 2009

"Finally, people get the rights they deserve. The Obama justice department said that you do not have to be a citizen of this country to vote in the state of Georgia. Now let's try to get it done in the rest of the states." - Shepherdstown, W.Va.

"If you are behind me in traffic, you will stop at all stop signs and red lights before making a right turn. Yesterday, turning north on Eastern from Dual Highway, some guy almost rear-ended me, and did blow his horn when I stopped. 'It is a stop signal, buddy,' I yelled back. Those are the drivers that will cause accidents - and it's all age groups." - North End

"Mail Call. ... When you read a book, you see the author's name, but you don't know anything about this person, so it's just a name to you. Reading Mail Call is just reading someone else's thoughts. You either agree or disagree with their thoughts. At least when someone calls in, it shows they're thinking about something. That's better than no thoughts at all." - Waynesboro, Pa.


"We call Mail Call for the same reasons others do. We like to see our thoughts in print, and we may disagree with another caller - and we realize it's a lot more fun to vent than to punch someone's lights out. As for me, I just have too much time on my hands." - Hedgesville, W.Va.

"This is on Obama and his new General Motors company, and the gas prices. First thing is, the gas prices could be stopped if we drill oil in the U.S., but the Democrats don't want to drill oil, that the American people put in office." - Hagerstown

"How come all those liberals who are blaming Bush and Cheney for those high gas prices have nothing to say now about Al Gore and his liberals and their do-nothing attitude about looking for alternate sources of energy?" - Washington County

"I am sick and tired of all this poor sportsmanship exhibiting in the sports today. LeBron James, when his team loses, walks off the court without shaking hands, and blows off the press conference - mandatory. ... However, not in today's society. Because you're a star player on a star team, you get to do anything you want. This is just ridiculous." - Hagerstown

"I'm calling in response to the person from Oak Ridge, Hagerstown, complaining about the fact that people from all over the Tri-State area are calling in to the Mail Call. Well, I used to live in Hagerstown. I live in Shepherdstown, W.Va., now, and I still think that it's my business what goes on in Hagerstown, and I still love the city of Hagerstown, so I think I have a right to have a say in the city of Hagerstown." - Shepherdstown, W.Va.

"Federal money to fund fire station at airport that's hardly ever used. The federal government can come up with $2.3 million, and the state of Maryland and Washington County can split 5 percent of that to pay the rest of it, but you can't pay the water and sewer bill. Gimme a break." - Washington County

"To the Williamsport caller: So abortion is a right, huh? What about the right of the baby to live? It's a sad day when we worry more about terrorists' rights and let our own unborn babies be killed by these abortionists. ... We're more worried about pets and our personal state than the innocent babies." - Clear Spring

"I'd like to know why they're building a fire company out at the airport, $2.3 million, when there's Maugansville Fire Co. right down around the corner. You talk about a waste of money. Somebody needs to wake up." - Hagerstown

"I agree with the guy with the blue hair, who said about how he was judged. I happen to be a woman with a physical disability, and I know exactly how sometimes people are prejudged. Get to know the person on the inside, rather than assume something you don't know from observing it on the outside." - Hagerstown

"Just because the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to make abortion legal does not make it right in God's eyes to take a life. And to the one who called in from Williamsport: Let me ask you, do you think that all the laws that are passed in this country are right, or do you disagree with some of them?" - Boonsboro

"This presidency is nothing but an ego trip for an arrogant American." - Clear Spring

"For those of you who read Mail Call every day: Please tell your family and friends to fly the American flag on Saturday, June 6. That is the 65th anniversary of D-Day, and our 'greatest generation of Americans' deserves our thanks." - Hagerstown

"I would just like to congratulate the graduating class of 2009 for Boonsboro High School. ... I wish everyone the best. God bless. It's gonna be tough out there, but with your heads held high, we know that you can do it." - Boonsboro

"Kudos to Smithsburg Town Council. They should be cautious of prisoners working in the community. The mayor of Boonsboro ... I live in a neighborhood, and was gardening out front with my two young children the other day, and a crew of prisoners pull up to weed-whack. I have no say, and I'm not safe in my own front yard." - Washington County

"News flash, Williamsport. We've been living in the 21st century for the last nine years, in case you missed it. And while abortion may be legal, it is still a termination of life, which means to kill." - Greencastle, Pa.

"Well, gas prices are climbing again. I want to know when Obama and his cronies are going to do something about it - because I learned one thing from Mail Call last year, and that is the president has control of gas prices at the pump." - Jugtown

"Our founders were overwhelmingly Christian and fundamentalists. There was not any reference to separation of church and state in any official document of the United States until 1947, including the Supreme Court. Give me all your documented evidence of separation prior to 1947 and not being Christian, and I will bury your claims with quotes of our founding fathers and Supreme Court decisions." - Martinsburg, W.Va.

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