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Mail Call

September 21, 2010

"Last week they had a thing in the paper about they're thinking about speed cameras and red light cameras, and as far as I'm concerned, they ought to just be honest and say that it's for revenue and stop all the rest of this bull, because I drive commercially and I've never seen that many people in Hagerstown that have gone through red lights. The biggest problem in Hagerstown is the 'right on red after stop.' And in the school zones, there's surely enough police in Hagerstown that they could put one at each of the schools in town."

- Williamsport




"I'm on the Do Not Call list, but it doesn't work for politicians. Would someone please, please tell me how I can get these people to stop calling me? I've gotten like 10 phone calls in three days. Now I'm getting them from Palin and all kinds of people. I got one at 9:00 at night the other night. Please, somebody, if you have any information, give it to Mail Call."

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- Hagerstown




"I've been a Republican all my life, and I can't take this stuff anymore. This Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin. ... They're taking this once proud party down the drain. To all you ... out there that want to listen to them: You're taking it down the drain, too. I'm going - I'm switching to Independent. I never voted Democrat, but I'll switch to Independent, because this is not the party I grew up in. I'm ashamed of it and I'm sick of it, and I'd never vote for Newt."

- Hagerstown




"I just heard on TV where 53 horses were rescued again from a rescue farm. My opinion of this and all these places should really be monitored more closely. I think they should have somebody go to those places at least once a month and check on them, and see if these animals, whether it's dogs, horses, or whatever, are being treated properly."

- Hagerstown




"The Opinion page, Monday, Sept. 13, from Raymond Young, called 'Change is coming.' It's very rewarding and inspiring to know that there are still politically intelligent people here. That was a great letter."

- Hagerstown




"Whoever decided to pick all the Red Delicious apples off my tree in the backyard, I hope you're enjoying them, and by the way, could you make me an apple pie?"

- Maugansville




"Would someone please tell me what is the difference between the recession we're having now and the Depression of 1929?"

- Hagerstown




"I was calling to say what's up with people wearing pajamas in going shopping in Hagerstown? I see them ... with their slippers on and totally in pajamas. I see them ... all over the place. Do they think people think that they're wearing regular clothes? What's up?"

- Greencastle, Pa.




"As a friend recently asked me - and I agreed - if we can put a man on the moon, why can't we take care of the stink bug problem in Washington County? In our area, the stink bugs are now making their way into people's cars, of all different models, varieties and sizes. This is such a disgusting problem ... I see no useful purpose for these bugs. Why doesn't the Maryland DEP or the EPA step in and take care of this for us?"

- Boonsboro




"Today I attended an outdoor assembly at Old Forge Elementary School that was conducted by Melody Wilson, a music teacher at the school. She did an excellent job. ... Different small children took part. We sang "The Star-Spangled Banner." The children were ... there was only one county commissioner there, one member of the central committee, and no school board members. I wish all of the schools could have been there to see this. It was excellent."

- Halfway




"I have to wonder why the far-right hates America so much that they are willing to sacrifice the good of the entire country so that the rich can get richer."

- Waynesboro, Pa.




"Have you ever noticed President Obama's favorite saying is 'Let me be clear'? I hope in November the American public lets him know what's clear."

- Williamsport




"I think the Town of Hancock ought to worry about filling the big dip on High Street at the bottom of Virginia Avenue. When it rains, it fills up with water. They ought to worry more about fixing that than worry about spending all that money on a website."

- Hancock




"I notice The Herald-Mail is playing politics. Today's Tuesday, Sept. 14, primary election today. The front page they got a WCPS, about the SAT scores going up 26 points. Now why didn't they wait until tomorrow to put that in the paper? They're playing politics, and that's your union. So hurray for The Herald-Mail. Give yourself a good pat on the back. I think it stinks."

- Hagerstown




"I want to respond to the article in Mail Call this morning about the person said the Hagerstown caller should get educated about this Social Security thing, about the Republicans didn't say such a thing. Well, he better turn the TV on, the radio on. All these candidates are saying this, and they want to privatize it, and if he thinks Bush and his crowd didn't want to private Social Security ... so you know which way the stock market went, so if that isn't a cut I'd like to know what."

- Hagerstown




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