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Mail Call

August 30, 2010

"This is for the Sharpsburg caller who made the comment about organizing a work crew, road crew and then being qualified to be president. This is, I guess that would be better than one who was an alcoholic and a drug addict, couldn't finish his military time and then was elected president."

- Hagerstown




"When I read Mail Call, I can't help but sense people are genuinely miserable. Maybe it's because the Orioles are doing so badly. Maybe it's because the comics aren't that funny anymore. The 'Brevity' one I don't even understand half the time. Look at the obituaries and realize life is short and that we are to enjoy life to the fullest."

- Smithsburg




"To all these people out there that complain about the mosque being built in New York City: There were Muslims that died in the trade tower, too. So why are people complaining? If someone of your religion went and killed people, would you want your religion to be banned? People need to grow up."

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- Jefferson, Md.




"I have a suggestion about jury duty. Call the unemployed in, instead of calling the working man so they have to leave their job. I think the unemployed or people on welfare should be serving jury duty instead of the working man."

- Williamsport




"It is very generous of Fox News and the GOP to provide al-Qaida with such a wonderful recruiting tool by ranting against the Islamic cultural center in New York City."

- Chambersburg, Pa.




"To the caller who posted about putting yard sale signs up with nails: I would really like to know, who climbs telephone poles? That's what they have lifts and ladders for."

- Hagerstown




"Congrats to Gary Harding for setting a new world record for the longest nose wheelie."

- Berkeley Springs, W.Va.




"To the caller on Redwood/Edgewood Drive: All you had to do was call the county roads department instead of Mail Call. They would have fixed the sign a lot sooner."

- Washington County




"Greencastle, government is to make laws, yes, and protect us from us in all ways. Read our Constitution. Free enterprise is what made us the richest nation on earth. Forefathers didn't want a king (dictator) running their lives, so they started freedom of speech, religion. When government runs health care, media, speech and tells us we 'have' to share our wages with those who choose not to work, takes initiative out of work."

- Hagerstown




"I disagree with the Hagerstown caller that didn't like Chris Shank taking a stand on illegal immigration. I think a stand like this would help the employment and the wages, and health care and everything else because the illegals wouldn't be here getting freebies and the American people could be taken care of. I think we should bring our soldiers home, guard the borders, don't let any in and get rid of the ones that are in here unless they're legal and paying taxes."

- Williamsport




"To the individual from Sharpsburg who feels he's qualified to run for president of the U.S. because he organized a trash pickup: Sorry, buddy, you got the easy part out of the way. Now you have to graduate from Columbia University and the Harvard School of Law and be president of the Harvard Law Review, a prestigious publication. Then you have to teach constitutional law at a university and serve three terms in a state Senate. ... You got about 15 to 20 years work ahead of you."

- Williamsport




"Our county and housing developers that made big money were to blame for this housing foreclosure problem. They came to Washington County and all wanted to build a thousand houses, many big McMansions. When a young couple wanted to buy a new house and not an old house on Hagerstown streets ... sold them houses they could not afford. I don't blame the young people, when they were told they had incomes ... now look what a mess this country is in."

- Williamsport




"I'm listening to the old-time radio shows. I'm only 55 years old, but they're really relaxing, and 'The Shadow,' all those old shows ... you know, and Jim and Molly McGee. For the older people out there, get a (satellite) radio. It's really relaxing. They're on there - and I know they have it on Saturday night at a local station - but they're on there 24 hours a day. It's kind of neat."

- Rohrersville




"In Louisiana, they always put campaign posters in the graveyards. As the late Huey Long was quoted to say, 'When I die, I want to be buried in the great state of Louisiana so I can continue to participate in the electoral process.'"

- Hagerstown




"This is to the Washington County caller who's calling in saying that they're going to be the parking lot police for animals left in their vehicle. You need to get a life. That's what's wrong with this county - too many people out there worried about a dog in a car. We have bigger things to worry about, people. Get with the program. It's a dog."

- Sharpsburg




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