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Mail Call

November 27, 2009

"This is for the caller from Hagerstown concerning the execution of one of the D.C. snipers. First of all, you sound very much like our governor. Secondly, if you would like to keep a killer alive for the rest of their life, then why don't you volunteer to pay the entire cost? I personally think they should have executed both of the snipers at the same time." - Hancock




"The liberals must be going crazy. They called Bush a killer when he supported the wars. Now that Obama is sending 35,000 more troops over to Afghanistan and is supporting the war, I'd like to know what they're saying now. They're all for him now, since he's for the war. I don't get it." - Boonsboro




"Thank you, Sharpsburg Elementary School, for the lessons taught about Veterans Day. Recently, I asked the 5-year-old granddaughter of a friend of mine, 'What was the best part of your school day today?' This young student then proceeded to talk at length about who a veteran was, why we should honor and respect veterans, what can we do to celebrate Veterans Day. To top it off, she then sang a song completely that she just learned that honors those who help our country. So keep the kids in school on Nov. 11." - Knoxville

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"I've called in numerous times in regards to making the old hospital a veterans home, not a veterans hospital. Why doesn't somebody from The Herald-Mail paper call and get information on the veterans home at Charlotte Hall, Md.? They pay their way. They pay taxes. The taxpayers don't keep them." - Hagerstown




"I'm calling about the Greencastle, Pa., person that called in about the Christmas stuff already, plus the other people that have called in. If you don't like to look at the Christmas lights, turn your head the other way. Nobody's forcing you to look at it. Myself, I love Christmas, and I love the reason that there is a Christmas. So I like to see lights all the time. If you don't like them, turn your head the other way." - Falling Waters, W.Va.




"Glenn Beck, on Fox News Tuesday night, was correct. If Congress will not back our troops, then bring them all home around the world. Enough is enough." - Charles Town, W.Va.




"If there's any type of or kind of people I can't stand or tolerate in this world today, it would have to be those that go around acting as though people owe them something when people don't at all. Also, these greedy people that are already (better) off than a lot of us people that has wealth, but still keep on grabbing for more wealth. Those are the kinds of people that I can't really stand. Also, concerning these vehicle accidents that occur every day and just recently, I feel a lot of them could be prevented if people would slow down a little bit when they're out driving. But people are always in a hurry today, rushing about." - Greencastle, Pa.




"I was wondering where Kelly's Cuts is. I've been missing her article. I think she's been on vacation long enough. It's time to get rid of Leonard Pitts and Kathleen Parker, and get Kelly's Cuts back in on Thursdays." - Greencastle, Pa.




"I'd like to thank the person on Cameo Road driving the black car that ran my wife off the road in her HHR, causing her to wreck her car, and didn't even stop to see if she was hurt or anything else. Just be thankful I wasn't driving the car." - Hagerstown




"To the Hagerstown caller who responded to The Herald-Mail question, 'Will you read Sarah Palin's book?' by calling it 'hogwash': If you haven't read the book, how can you refer to it as 'hogwash'? Here again is another extremely unfair and negative dig at Sarah Palin - must be from a liberal. The people who 'hate' Sarah, and most are women, are releasing the green-eyed, jealous monster in them. Shame, shame on them." - Hagerstown




"Every so often, someone will call into Mail Call, complaining that someone hit their dog and didn't stop. I travel Jefferson Boulevard at 4 a.m. to go to work. If I would ever happen to hit a dog (and I hope that never happens), how would I know where to start knocking on doors, or how many doors, at that time of the morning? Does the average person want to be woke up at 4 a.m.? If you're traveling in a more rural area, it's hard to tell where the animal might be from. These are just a few cases of situations that would be hard to locate a dog's owner. Pets are precious to people. Why, then, are they running loose to get hit in the first place? If you don't want your dog on a leash or chain, fence in your yard. I doubt that anyone would intentionally hit any animal. Please stop blaming everyone else." - Hagerstown




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