Mail Call

June 11, 2009

"This is a congratulations to the health department and Herald-Mail for publishing this past Sunday all those four pages of restaurants. Everybody, we should appreciate that. Read those, and you know where to go eat. That's really an eye-opener, and that's really a wonderful public service of The Herald-Mail and the health department. Just think of us, thank God we inspect restaurants in Maryland." - Chewsville

"Would somebody please call in to Mail Call and let me know when the community yard sale is gonna be held at Greenberry Hills?" - Hagerstown

"I would just like to know why there are holes in my trees, and I also wanted to thank everybody for helping me put my fence back up." - Hagerstown

"I need to do some work on my property, and I would like to know if other taxpayers would mind paying another quarterly fee to help. No, I don't need sidewalk repair." - Hagerstown


"The Hagerstown City Council, every time they need to have something studied or do something, they make a task force up and pay thousands of dollars. We just need ... the mayor, maybe, and people like Munson and what's his name, John Donoghue. You don't need all these task force to waste all this money. How many people does it take to tell you what you need to do in a city our size?" - Hancock

"I see in today's paper, Tuesday, June 9, that the city is considering taxing everybody now, because of sidewalks. I own three rental properties in Hagerstown. I already pay a flush tax to take care of the Chesapeake Bay. I also pay a renter's tax, so they can come around and inspect my buildings to make sure my buildings are all right, even though my neighbors', who live in town, is a shack. Now you want to put another tax. I already paid $3,000 to have all my sidewalks ... now you think you're gonna tax me again, after I already paid $3,000 for each one of my properties, to have the sidewalk repaired." - Fairplay

"The economic bubble still exists around this community. I had somebody refuse to change the oil in my car, even though it's been in there nine months, until I've run another 2,800 miles, which would have been about a year and half later than June ... And now I've got an electrical company that won't come out and service my air conditioners because he has his routine, and I don't want it done the way he wants to do it. So he's not coming, and I'm not going to have any dealings with either of those businesses again." - Hagerstown

"It's obvious that Obama realizes that he's going to be a one-term president. By the amount of time he's spending on the TV, he must be trying to get a reality show ... for when he gets kicked out of office." - Williamsport

"The banks are now offering nine-tenths of 1 percent on certificates of deposit. One has to wonder how much the Federal Reserve and the government are charging the banks and the auto industries on the billions that they are loaning them in the current bailout." - Hagerstown

"To the party interested in the Eastern Boulevard CSX crossing: You must call the number 1-800-232-0144, and give them crossing number 915170Y." - Hagerstown

"To the caller worried about birds being eaten by cats: You eat chicken and turkey, don't you? Cats need fresh air, and they need raw food. Songbirds and mice make a healthy treat. Don't worry, they won't upset the balance of nature. Only we do that, with our goofy ideas." - Hedgesville, W.Va.

"When Mr. Obama goes out for pizza, he orders three planes." - Hagerstown

"I'm calling in response to the person who complained about the feral cats running loose, that they kill all the songbirds and stuff. I look at it this way. The more birds the cats kills, that's the less birds are gonna be pooping on my car." - Hagerstown

"I also live in a cul-de-sac. There's no curb where I'm at. I come right out of my driveway. And I see right here where the task force is saying that perhaps that we taxpayers should pay for people's curbs when they need fixed. I say this: I don't want to pay for somebody else's curbs. Put them on a time payment, and don't charge that much. But I don't think it's fair that I have to pay more taxes." - Hagerstown

"This is to the caller in Hagerstown who's complaining about Social Security, and blaming it on Obama and O'Malley and the trillion-dollar deficit. I have to say that Obama did not create the deficit. So they need to rethink what they're thinking about, the lady in Hagerstown." - Clear Spring

"Reading in the paper where the Good Humor ice cream plant is closing down. Seeing another major plant in Hagerstown's getting ready to close, be another empty building sitting around like all the others are. Hey, thank God the employees have a union - ha, ha, ha."- Hagerstown

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