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Mail Call

November 05, 2009

"To the person that called in about the Holly Place pancake breakfast over a month ago: It was very well supported and we raised a lot of money for the residents of Holly Place. It was very well-received by everyone that came, and everyone did a fine job." - Hagerstown




"I just want to say a big thank you to the couple who helped me up yesterday when my wheelchair fell on me. I don't know what I would have done if you hadn't come along. With these such nice, even streets here in Hagerstown, it's so easy to tip over, but that's the first time I had. Thank you again. God bless you." - Hagerstown




"To the grandmother of two great young people, and the pros and cons and gratitude, and lack thereof: I love my grandchildren, too, without reservation, but I think the least that children can do is to thank Grandma and Grandfather, and/or send them a little card giving your thanks. That's just manners." - Williamsport

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"Only in Washington County can you have as many junked cars as you want sitting in your property without tags, for months and months on end, without any (repercussions). Gee, we live in a great county." - Chewsville




"I just wanted to call to let everybody know that Brett Favre can still play, and that the Vikings would be undefeated if it wouldn't be for the fact that the referees cost them last week, or we would have beat the Steelers as well." - Williamsport




"Glenn Beck, 24/7." - Halfway




"I know one thing, the right-wingers, or Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Bill O'Reilly and all that bunch, like they had the past eight years, won't spend their Christmas at the White House party, ... for the next four years, probably eight years, because they ran out their clock." - Hagerstown




"I see in the paper Nov. 3 where they want to do something with the Washington County Hospital. Well, I got a great suggestion, for these politicians in the State of Maryland, to see how they are devoted to the veterans of this country. Give it to the veterans. They need one." - Clear Spring




"First, Hagerstown Motors closing; second, Hagerstown Greens of Hamilton Run has deteriorated to less than desirable playing conditions than in the past. The latest there is the hours of operations going to 9 to 5. One reason for that is there will be frost delays. Couldn't they at least wait until frost season begins? Especially on the weekends. The citizens of Hagerstown ought to be very wary of what's next." - Hagerstown




"This is to the Shepherdstown caller. If you do not believe in the freedoms in which this country was founded and many have died for, then you do not believe in the United States of America. People come to this country for freedom from oppressing big government. They wanted an opportunity to work hard and have a better life for their families. How can you so easily give up the freedom that many today would still die for? Yes, there is greed, but the government is just as greedy." - Hagerstown




"The craft show that is coming up on the 21st and 22nd of November at the community college - be careful. The college police love to give tickets. Happy holiday." - Martinsburg, W.Va.




"The post office downtown needs to get more workers. Every time you go in there, there's a line all the way out the other door." - Washington County




"Concerning Veterans Day, yeah, a lot of Americans today think everything's a big joke and all. They don't have any respect at all for our veterans, or anyone, for that matter. I mean, if the shoe was on the other foot, if they had friends and relatives that served in Vietnam, yeah, if they had relatives that served in these wars and so forth, I mean, they would respect the veterans more, but a lot of people don't today." - Greencastle, Pa.




"I'm calling about all these people that think Obama is running the government right. Pick up Glenn Beck's book, 'Arguing with (Idiots)'. ... I've learned a lot of stuff about history, and if they think he's running the government right, read it. Then make a call and let me know." - Chambersburg, Pa.




"I hope everybody that reads and contributes to Mail Call also reads the paper on Sunday, especially the editorial page. A gentleman from Smithsburg, a Mr. Joe Lane, who writes for The Herald-Mail, has an excellent article about the housing woes in ... Washington County. This man does his research, and what he says makes sense. People need to be more aware of their government and who is doing what. Just read this article. It will be worth your while." - Hagerstown




"Did it ever occur to you out there that the world condones what Obama is doing? That's why they gave him the Nobel Peace Prize. They like his openness and his communication with other countries. It's the end of the era, 'My way or the highway.' I mean, that's what Bush represented, and the world didn't condone that." - Boonsboro




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