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Mail Call

October 23, 2009

"You know, it just amazes me, these right-wing talk show hosts and these right-winger conservatives, they want Obama to hurry up and obey this general's call for 40,000 troops to go to be cannon fodder, but where were they at in the eight years of Bush, when he abandoned the place over there, let it go to pot? So you tell me. They are out to get Obama, but guess what, Obama's ... I think he's doing a right thing." - Hagerstown




"It is my strong recommendation that ... who did the damage to the cemetery should be the ones to help fix it. They should be there every minute that it is being worked on. The trouble with our children they are not held accountable for their mistakes. Community service should be in order. ... They need to learn respect for other people's property." - Williamsport




"Great ceremony Sunday at the national park in Harpers Ferry. The park honored Pvt. Luke Quinn, the only Marine killed during John Brown's raid. The Marine band was there, a company of Marines were all there - but no coverage by the Morning Herald. Why not? You covered John Brown just about all week." - Charles Town, W.Va.

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"For the caller from Hagerstown and Chambersburg: Here are some books to read: Craig Whitney, 'The WMD Mirage'; David Corn, 'The Lies of George W. Bush'; John Conason, 'Big Lies'; and David Brock, 'Misstating the State of the Union.' Read these books, then you know what you're talking about before you put it in." - Clear Spring




"I see that the Senate health bill has been published. ... The House bill passed about a month ago was only a thousand pages. So there may be some hope, except there is still one Senate health bill to come out, and three more House bills to come out, so probably five to six thousand pages." - South County




"To the caller from Martinsburg, W.Va., that said they cannot understand why people are protesting Obama's health care, because of Social Security and Medicare: Well, we know that the government is done running that broke. ... Now, do we want them to run our health care, too?" - Boonsboro




"The difference between the Senate, Congress and the White House and stink bugs? Hmm, well, I guess that would be that I can deal with the stink bugs." - Smithsburg




"About the folks in wheelchairs: Exactly where would you have them go, when there are no sidewalks? They've got little choice." - Hagerstown




"In reference to the cemetery vandalism in Williamsport, those four boys that were charged with the vandalism should be made to repair and keep up that cemetery for as long as it takes to get it back into the order it was in originally. And I wish I were the judge." - Williamsport




"'Politicians are a set of men who have interests aside from the interests of the people, and ... most of them are, taken as a mass, at least one long step removed from the honest men.'" - Washington County




"I'm amazed about Hagerstown having ugly men. It's not the ugliness of a person - a man or a woman. It's the genuine person they are, and if you look beyond the ugliness, there is beauty in everybody." - Clear Spring




"I'm calling in regards to the article regarding the status of the men in Hagerstown. It proves to show that us women have slim pickin's." - Sharpsburg




"I'm calling about the comment about the school lunches. First of all, what I see every day on the TV, what the kids eat for lunch, some of them, like a chef's salad and some other meat products with that, that's way too much, way too much food there. ... We need to start teaching our children how to eat properly. Otherwise they'll become overweight adults." - Hagerstown




"This is to the Greencastle caller. In times like this, with everyone so busy living life, I mean, I don't think anyone takes the time to judge you. We don't care." - Greencastle, Pa.




"I see there was a lot of comments made in the Oct. 21 paper after Afghanistan. It's like I said previously, those people in Iraq and Afghanistan do not understand what English means, war and hate. So I hope you publish it." - Boonsboro




"I'm calling Mail Call because I'm getting tired of reading on 'Why are we over in Iraq?' or why we are in Afghanistan fighting this war. It's real easy, people. Did you guys forget about 9/11 already? I'm a true American. I bleed red, white and blue. I believe that we're over there to stop these idiots from coming back over here into the U.S. and doing what they did during 9/11. Now if you still want to complain, take it over somewhere else and put it in the paper. We're getting tired of reading about in Mail Call. Stand up for your country. ... The boys are over there for us." - Hagerstown




"Do you mean to tell me that The Herald-Mail couldn't find one doctor who was against universal health care? Another fair and balanced article in the newspaper - and they talk about Fox." - Hagerstown




"Excuse me, when it comes to the senior citizens not getting a raise, it's their money that they put in all the years of working. So it's not the government's money, it's their money." - Hagerstown




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