Mail Call

August 03, 2009

"Banks should be able to push a button with their knee or foot, telling police about a robbery and not lose all that money." - Williamsport

"I'm calling about the person in Halfway who is old, worthless and undeserving of health care; that it should go to the inmates at the prison. They have enough rights in the prison. Why don't you think about the officers that have to be treated as inmates and follow all kinds of rules, while the inmates get college educations, free room and board, and that's all on the taxpayer?" - Funkstown

"To the person in Hagerstown talking about people feeding stray cats: I am one of those people in my neighborhood. I love cats, and I won't watch them starve. It's not their fault what they're going through. I would gladly take them to the vet's to get spayed or neutered, if it wouldn't cost my right arm or my right leg." - Mercersburg, Pa.


"I have a thought about health care. I believe the elderly people and the disabled people - regardless of their age, if they've been disabled - deserve the health care more than the inmates in prison. ... If anybody deserves health care, it's the elderly and disabled." - Hagerstown

"I wasn't complaining about the police busting real criminals, like murderers and rapists and drug dealers and stuff like that. I want them to do that as often as they can. My point is this: When they're not working on serious crime, ticket these people that park illegally. No, I don't have any problem with the police and how they're doing their job. I'd just like to see them ticket more." - Hagerstown

"I'm retired, and these property taxes this month are taking all of my pension and Social Security. Now what am I supposed to eat this month?" - Hagerstown

"I'm calling about I've been watching C-SPAN, and they said the Republicans are a 'party of no.' Every bill the Republicans have brought up on the TV, if it doesn't have the Democrat helping to write the bill or write the bill, they vote it down. So I think the Democratic Party is the 'party of no.'" - Hagerstown

"I'd like to know when they're gonna put speed cameras on Halfway Boulevard, between Virginia Avenue and Downsville Pike. They use this road as a racetrack, going 60, 70 mph coming down through here, and it's a wonder more people haven't been killed on this road than already been killed." - Halfway

"Go up there and examine West Antietam Street, from Burhans Boulevard to Washington Square. That road is something terrible. I just had my car lined up, and now it's out of line again. That road is awful. It should be first class, but they're doing some of these other roads that really don't need it." - Hagerstown

"I was just watching news reports tonight on sports. Seems that the ball players tested positive for drugs back in 2003. Wow, that's big news. My math might not be the best, but that was six years ago." - Hagerstown

"I'd like to know what the beer summit is costing us taxpayers. And furthermore, why wasn't I invited? I like beer, and I'm thirsty." - Hagerstown

"I see how the callers who support 'Obama Care' have come up with their new slogan, 'If you oppose government-run health care, you've been brainwashed by the evil, greedy insurance companies and/or doctors, which they will now of course endlessly repeat. It's like a chorus of parrots. Very amusing and very predictable, but insulting and arrogant, all the same." - Frederick, Md.

"This is to the person in Mail Call this morning that said you want to hear the truth, listen to Fox News, Bill O'Reilly and Rush Limbaugh and company. Are you joking?" - Falling Waters, W.Va.

"I would like to know if someone could explain to me why - I live in Hancock and I drive to Hagerstown every day - gas in Hancock was $2.39, gas in Hagerstown was $2.45, then it was raised to $2.49; Hancock's went up to $2.55, Hagerstown's is still $2.49. So why is there such a big price difference? Can someone explain that?" - Hancock

"I'm calling, I just don't understand why there is so much disability given to these young people. They get a pain in their back and they go to the doctor. Next thing, they're on disability. There is so much of this it's making me want to throw up. Should be a stop to it because I know a couple ... they're on disability, they climb ladders ... can run around all over the place." - Boonsboro

"I'm in favor of the Sideling Hill exhibit center being kept open, and it's a fine example of a learning-combined-with-tourism center; however, I'm a little upset that the process of deciding to keep it open or not was a closed process. ... Come on, guys, you can do better than that. Let's have an open forum, not a closed forum, to decide to keep the center open." - Hagerstown

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