Mail Call

August 04, 2009

"I'm calling in reference to the three fawns that are motherless, out at the Halfway Boulevard, by the church. We've been feeding them for the last three or four days, we've called various agencies and they all say the same thing: Let nature take its course. Excuse me, but they are just babies. They're only like three months old and they can't fend for themselves."

- Halfway

"I would like to know where the 4 million jobs that Obama promised from the stimulus bill. I haven't seen any yet, especially around this part of the county."

- Boonsboro

"My question to you, the public, is this. What is the difference between drugs and alcohol? The answer is simple: Nothing, except one is legal and one is not. ... Bars, even those that serve food, should stop serving alcohol at midnight. All liquor sales close at 9 p.m. No Sunday sales of alcohol. All bartenders should be licensed, carry liability insurance and be accountable. Alcohol should be prohibited at any city, county or state-sponsored event. Our legislators must to do something."


- Clear Spring

"We need a police officer down around here around 10:00, 12:00 at night, 2:00 in the morning, when somebody goes by racing their engine and revving it up and making all kinds of noise, and they're speeding."

- South Potomac Street

"This is to the Brightwood Acre caller, about the anti-abortion protesters. I am one of those protesters, and no, I have never adopted a child, but I have had an abortion, and that will haunt me for the rest of my life. If my protesting has saved one child and kept one woman from what I'm going through now, then it's worth it."

- Hagerstown

"To the person who thought that abortion is a terrible thing when you see those images, just remember this. If we'd have never saw the images of the Holocaust, we'd have never believed it. It's the same way with abortion. Abortion is a terrible thing. That's why we show you the pictures. We want America to know the truth about abortion. It's murder of innocent babies."

- Hagerstown

"We hear all this talk about Obama and the new health care program that he's trying to get. What he really needs to do is cut out all free health care, and have everybody pay for their own health care. Just look at the money it would save, billions of dollars, and get these freeloaders off their butts. So that would one big difference."

- Dargan

"Obama claims we need a government health plan to insure fair competition with private insurers, but there simply just can't be fair competition between private companies who have to make a profit in order to stay in business, and government health care for which Congress can simply tax, borrow or print more money to spend at will, and the government as one of the competitors, gets to set the rules for this supposedly fair competition as well."

- Frederick, Md.

"I was a friend of Obama until this incident, trying to bring racial harmony between the cop and the academician. I no longer support Obama in any way, form or shape, or any of those politicians who have to use alcohol."

- Rohrersville

"I would like to say that I would bet any amount of money that the U.S. congressmen and U.S. senators getting ready to go on a break in August will go home and campaign, instead of listening to the people's thoughts and gripes about this health plan they're trying to pass."

- Washington County

"As a lifelong Republican, I'm sick to death of all these accusations that the president is not an American citizen. They're lunatics. No. 2, anybody thinks Sarah Palin would make a good president is actually loonier than she is."

- Falling Waters, W.Va.

"To Brightwood Acres, from July 31, 'How many have adopted a child? Maybe 1 percent': Do you know how much that costs? Maybe things would be different if it were not so ridiculously expensive."

- Greencastle, Pa.

"My 5-year-old son had friends over the other day, and after lunch they asked if they could go over to Mills Park. How do you explain to 5-year-olds about a car rocking in the parking lot? Come on, city, let's spend this money elsewhere, where it's really needed, not in a place like this Mills Park."

- Hagerstown

"I know it's long overdue for the railroad tracks on Virginia Avenue to be done. I think the CSX did a very good job on fixing that railroad track. I think the people in the community should call in and thank CSX. The phone number is 1-877-835-5279, and put down the number of 83237 ... because if you called in and complained about it, why don't they get praise for fixing it up? I know it's about five, six years, so call in, please."

- Hagerstown

"I had to laugh the other day. I was going into Hagerstown, and I saw the sign that said about the Hagerstown noise ordinance, and on the other side of the road coming out there was a motorcycle, and I guarantee, that motorcycle must have made more noise than any music playing in any car that I've ever heard a teenager drivin. ... If they're going to enforce an ordinance like that, they've got to do everybody."

- Williamsport

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