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Mail Call

May 24, 2010

"In Thursday's May 20 paper, we have the sheriff's department giving their contract for their uniforms to an out-of-state company. How are we going to get any business in Maryland if we keep sending everything out of state and out of the country? I don't understand that. We need to support the local people, not people from out of state."

- Hancock




"I'd like to make a comment. In Wednesday's paper, to the person in Washington County who said if you don't want to get killed, don't ride a motorcycle: Well, I ride a motorcycle. It's dumb drivers like you who kill people on motorcycles because you're not paying attention."

- Hagerstown




"Congratulations, Pennsylvania. You have discovered, by defeating Arlen Specter, that imposing term limits is wholly within your power. Hopefully, this knowledge will spread throughout the country. We are on the way of taking our country back. One down and 99 more to go."

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- Chambersburg, Pa.




"Often I read Mail Call. Perhaps if we taught the immigrants that here in America, freedom means that you can work and then you earn what you need or want. It is not that you get for free what Americans work and fight for. And if you don't have the will to learn and get here legally, please, please go back home. Our language is not so hard to learn. Suggestion: Like we rounded up the Japanese during World War II, let's put the illegals in a tent and make them learn the Old Testament, then the New Testament, both of which are translated in modern languages so all can read them. Then we will all know why Jesus walked on earth. The 'why' is most important. This teaching is the thing holding our world together. Without it, the world would belong to the devil and we would all perish. After we quit teaching it in schools, crime wave became a great big problem in America."

- Boonsboro




"It's not the political contributions from lawyers and organizations that keep illegal immigration going, it's the contributions from big business, particularly agro-businesses, so they can have cheap labor that closes out small farmers and other small businesses. The illegal immigrants wouldn't bother to come if big businesses were penalized for hiring them. The little guy doesn't have much influence over the politicians."

- Martinsburg, W.Va.




"This is to all cat owners that let their cats run loose. Keep your cats in your own yard. They are the No. 1 killer of all wildlife. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out what kind of people they are."

- Hagerstown




"What's the difference between alcohol and drugs? Answer: Nothing. Both are addictive, and can cause serious injury and/or death to you or someone else. Next question: What is the difference between a drug dealer and an irresponsible bartender? Public comment appreciated."

- Clear Spring




"You know, the sad thing about all these incumbents that we the voters are going to kick out of office, they'll get kicked out of office, so they've pretty much helped in, succeeded in ruining the country, and then they'll go on speaking engagements and make $100,000, $200,000 for each speech they make. Either that or they'll get appointed by some of their friends in the White House to a high-ranking position. Whether they know anything or not, they'll be there."

- Sharpsburg




"I'm calling to say that I think President Obama is doing a very good job, considering the former Bush agenda and oil companies."

- Boonsboro




"For the caller inquiring about the legality of killing a bear with a sword: I'm pretty sure it is only illegal if the bear is unarmed. Either way, you can't be charged with a crime posthumously. Refer to the landmark case of Smokey v. Zorro, in which the ruling was 'Only you can prevent forest stupidity.'"

- Hundred Acre Wood




"This is a call about I was driving on 40 east on Wednesday afternoon, and a little blue car pulled out around First Data, and pulled right over into my lane of traffic and completely cut me off. I got up beside - well, I blew the horn and I got up beside of her and tried to make eye contact. She wouldn't make any eye contact, so you know, please, please be careful when you're driving. You have to have your eyes in all four directions."

- Hagerstown




"There's something that might help to clean up on this oil well mess, and it's available in any barber- shop or hair salon, and there's millions of them all over the entire U.S. As a matter of fact, you have a head full of it. They found out that human hair has something in it that will absorb crude oil, or oil off the surface of water. I just saw that on TV."

- Smithsburg




"I can't figure out why all these people are complaining about Sarah Palin and her daughter getting $15,000 to $30,000. Billy ... Clinton makes a lot more than that. You ought to check it out."

- Hancock




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