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Mail Call

July 31, 2010

"I agree with Barry Martin in his letter to the editor. People should remember who was there first. ... If you don't like it, go back to where you was before moving here."

-- Boonsboro

"I want to complain about President Obama. Ever since he's been in office I've been unemployed. And times are rough, and all the stress and everything. I think it's because of the unemployment issues, and I go out every day, I go on the Internet every day, and still no job ... I submit my resume and I never hear nothing back, and I wait for months and months, and I just think something's wrong there."

-- Keedysville

"This is Tuesday, and I'm reading Mail Call, and I totally agree with the comments made about unemployment. I am a senior citizen, and I have a part-time job, plus I do another semi-part-time job. There are jobs out there. They may not be what you want, but all you have to do is look and ... It's easy to sit home and watch TV and draw unemployment, but that's no way of life."

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-- Hagerstown

"I would like to say that I'd like to see Christopher Shank defeat Don Munson, and I think that these people that's complaining about people gonna get more unemployment need to tend to their business, because they're entitled to it."

-- Hagerstown

"I'll say it again. The county commissioners will sweep the problem with the bingo ... at the fire department under the rug again."

-- Jugtown

"I applaud the paper for its great article on the Halfway Fire Company, and let's hope and pray that there's a public hearing, but I doubt if it will be during this election year. Maybe Commissioner Baker will perk up a little bit and become a little more circumspect because of your editorial. ... Keep it up, Herald-Mail. These are issues you need to stay on top of."

-- Hagerstown

"You shouldn't have to show an ID card for anything in a free country. Think about it."

-- Martinsburg, W.Va.

"Hats off to the youths on their summer vacation. It's very interesting, and I'm impressed with all the positive stories and pictures of the youth of our area. A lot have been building good character in the positive way of helping others."

-- Hagerstown

"This is in response to a Williamsport caller who said he's a Republican and he doesn't like Obama, but you can't blame Obama for not securing the borders, because other presidents didn't secure them either. There's a difference here. This president is suing a state for enforcing the law. That's the difference. Well, that's the difference."

-- Williamsport

"I'm a white male in my early 50s, and I'm very proud of the Third Infantry, the 24th, the Third Battalion 24th Infantry out of the Buffalo soldiers that fought in Korea. These guys showed great bravery, and if there's any in the Hagerstown area, I'm a member of the Post, Funkstown Post 211, and ... you guys did one heck of a job and I'm very proud of what you did in Korea, as well as all of the other wars you fought in."

-- Hagerstown

"I for one am going to continue to cling to my Bible and my guns and my freedom, and someone else can have the change."

-- Clear Spring

"In response to out-of-state tags in Hagerstown: One reason for them is my granddaughter goes to college in Hagerstown, but was told in order to stay on her parents' health insurance she would have to get the tags in the state where she lives."

-- Hagerstown

"I hope Andrew Serafini can fix this pension plan for our state. I have read that some states cannot afford to pay these pensions and health insurance for state employees. Why should us taxpayers pay for theirs? They should pay their own. Our companies don't pay ours. We pay our own. Some of us get $50 or $100 a month, not thousands. We have to save for our retirement. I think Andrew Serafini seems like he is smart and reasonable."

-- Williamsport

"I live in a very nice community and I have a dog, and I know there's a leash law and I know we have to clean up when our dogs do business on other people's property. What I'm concerned about is all the people in my neighborhood that have cats and let them out every night to let them roam wild. My new plants are being torn up, they're spraying my yard, they're ruining my vegetables. ... You let your cats out in my neighborhood and they come into my yard, you better go to the pound, because that's where I'm taking them."

-- Hagerstown

"I wonder if these are scam calls. Has anyone else received these calls? We have received about six calls saying that we had asked for information about Medicare supplemental insurance benefits, and neither my husband or I had done this, and so it just looks strange."

-- Hagerstown

"In regards to the 'What's wrong with this picture?' on Locust Grove Road in Rohrersville, we have lived here for many years, and no one has ever rolled over into that stream. Perhaps the issue is that people do not wish to be polite and wait. I have seen that many times."

-- Rohrersville

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