Mail Call

July 29, 2009

"I'm old, worthless and undeserving of health care. That money could be better spent on the inmates at the prison." - Halfway

"This is in response to closing the Interstate 68 rest area. Why don't LeRoy Myers Jr. and the other dignitaries take a cut in pay, instead of closing these well-used rest areas?" - Williamsport

"I sure was happy to see where the Hagerstown PONY League All-Stars won the East Zone West Regional title this past weekend. We're very proud of you boys. Now hope they can win the East Zone tournament this weekend in Brockton, Mass. This will qualify them to the PONY World Series and they will be able to get $10,000 from our local commissioners." - Hagerstown

"Since Commissioner Aleshire is so concerned about the Sideling Hill rest stop being closed, why doesn't the county pay for it? Or the commissioners could put their pay ... toward keeping it open." - Smithsburg


"I'm calling to see if anyone knows what you do about your tomatoes that have dry rot on the bottom. Mine are coming on, but they all have bad bottoms. They're all staked up; they don't touch the ground. I would appreciate any input on what to do to stop this." - Clear Spring

"I would like to know if the president of the U.S. and his family, U.S. congressmen and their families, and the U.S. senators and their families, will all be under the same health- care program that they're putting through as the rest of us in the U.S. will be?" - Washington County

"I'd just like to let the local citizens know that the best channel to watch for politics and for the real news, and for the truth, would be Channel 68, the cable station, and that's Fox; Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and Greta. You're gonna get the absolute truth from these guys. So if you want to know where our money's gone, what our president is up to, it's Channel 68." - Hagerstown

"This is in response to a person from Tuesday's paper. I guess it's about the police department. They're complaining about the police department cracking down on drugs and criminals and everything else, and they want them to stop that, to ticket cars. Well, I'd like my taxpayer money to have a police force that's gonna do drug busting and get rid of the gangs in Hagerstown. That's more important to me than what it is for them to sit in a driveway someplace and get someone for a seat belt law." - Hagerstown

"I find it ironic that the same people who complain about socialism and government-run health insurance, a lot are probably on Medicare and getting Social Security. Unbelievable." - Hagerstown

"If I was the police officer, I would decline Obama's invitation to the White House. That's just political propaganda." - Dargan

"I was just reading about Mills Park, and the new bicycle/hiking trail. I think there's a whole lot better things to do with two or three hundred thousand dollars than to put a biking and hiking trail that nobody wants. I'd love to find out which council member came up with this great idea. I'll tell you, they wouldn't have a job for long, if we knew." - North End

"I don't know about you, but I think if I were in my home and the police came to investigate a break-in at my home, and I provided ID stating who I was and that I did indeed own the home and the police arrested me anyway - well, I would think they were acting stupidly." - Waynesboro, Pa.

"We will not have a true recession until there are layoffs in the bloated public payroll - local, state and federal." - Hagerstown

"What kind of (people) have we elected who feel no need to actually read a bill before voting on it? And why do we keep re-electing them? Amazing." - Maugansville

"I have neighbors that constantly feed these stray cats, and we have cats coming in from everywhere - I mean, bad-looking cats, and then they have little ones, litters, and there's more cats around, and I think it's a shame that people do this, because it's, well, unsafe conditions, the way these cats are multiplying." - Hagerstown

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