Mail Call

September 17, 2010

"I'm calling about the lady who thinks it's preposterous to trap outdoor cats. We live sort of out in the country, and we have, at least three or four times a year, people dropping off seven and eight cats in our area. These are people that do not care enough about their animals to keep them inside and healthy. We trap them and we take them to the Humane Society, too. This is not normal in this day and age." - Martinsburg, W.Va.

"I totally agree with everyone that are catching the cats around Hagerstown. I recently bought new patio furniture that is now covered with cat hair. I don't particularly care to sit on my patio furniture with cat hair all over it. This must be happening at night, because I'm sure it is not during the daytime. Keep catching the cats." - Hagerstown

"I appreciate your article about bacteria in your paper; however, this does not address MRSA. Please go to http://www.cdc.(gov). That is the Centers for Disease Control. I've never met so many people with MRSA in one area as here." - Greencastle, Pa.


"I'm calling regarding the woman's remarks or person's remarks about cats being allowed outside. I like cats. I have a cat who is strictly indoors. She's healthy, and so far as I can tell, very contented. But cats outside are one of the major reasons for the decline in songbird populations - and I also like birds. So in my opinion, cats should be kept inside." - Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

"Are you serious? George Bush is responsible for the war? Have you forgotten all the lives that were lost on Sept. 11, 2001, at the hands of the terrorists? If so, perhaps you need to go to Boonsboro for their remembrance parade, or visit a memorial for some perspective. What was he supposed to do, sit on his thumbs and wait for the next attack? Would that have made you happy? Boy, how soon we forget the horror of that day." - Boonsboro

"The Greencastle post office has a new railing outside. The one side is connected to the building. They should have left both sides open. It's too congested with - connected to the building. It used to be open on both sides." - Greencastle, Pa.

"This is in response to the Hagerstown caller about not having a place to go swimming. I would advise to check out Greenbrier State Park. They do have a man-made lake, a little beach-like area, and you can go swimming there." - Greencastle, Pa.

"I am amazed at the number of senior citizens who are getting benefits from the government, yet are taking part in Tea Party rallies. They seem to be supporting the very people who are advocating privatizing Social Security and ending Medicare. Senior voters should beware of all candidates who claim to be true conservatives and supported by these." - Hagerstown

"I love the United States, and have family and friends who have loved this country to the point of their selfless sacrifices of death and disability. Current laws and political correctness protect nutcases when burning our flag, and when that Kansas Baptist cult group slanders our fallen heroes, as well as harasses the families of those heroes, at one of the most difficult times in those families' lives. But we are supposed to be upset because some Florida small-timer wants to burn a Koran?" - Martinsburg, W.Va.

"Government officials, please explain to me why an unmarried couple - neither of them is yet 30 - with two children, can have medical assistance, Independence cards, free rent, paid utilities, and not be required to look for a job. And this assistance has been given in some form for at least 10 years. But a 40-year-old man with two children who has suffered a heart attack and two strokes, wants to work but can't, cannot get any assistance until he's exhausted an IRA that was meant for his senior years. How do you justify your system?" - Falling Waters, W.Va.

"Thanks for putting that comment in concerning people standing on the roadways holding their signs. ... I called a comment in over the weekend concerning the remembrance of Boonsboro 9/11 parade. I rode my bicycle down there and was in the parade, displaying my 9/11 flag that I have. And I feel that they turned - I felt some of the people, especially these people out there that are trying to get re-elected, turned this parade into a primary election parade, which it wasn't supposed to be. It was supposed to be in memory of 9/11 parade." - Greencastle, Pa.

"This is in reference to Tuesday, Sept. 14's paper. It's good to see the schoolkids doing the national anthem day thing. All they have to do now is get prayer back in school would be very nice. Also, I wish people would quit worrying about whether you're Republican or Democrat. Just vote for the person themself. That'd be a lot better. Just because that man's a Republican, you're a Republican, doesn't mean he's the man for the job. Just vote for the person that does the best job. That's all you need to do." - Hancock

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