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Mail Call

September 30, 2010

"If President Obama's house looked like my house right now, with stink bugs, I guarantee you there would be a solution to the stink bug problem. My house is peppered with these things, and I don't know what to do about it, and I think that it's about time the government steps in."

- Smithsburg




"I had a person say to me not long ago, 'Where do you live?' and I said 'Pennsylvania.' Her comment to me was 'Oh, the puppy mill state.' As an animal rights activist, I am ashamed to say that I live in the state of Pennsylvania. Why are there still puppy mills in Pennsylvania? Such horrendous cruelty to animals. Phew."

- Waynesboro, Pa.




"It has been a week since the primary election; however, many of the political signs of the also-ran candidates are littering the landscape. Please remove them as soon as possible."

- Hagerstown

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"There is a huge problem with bedbugs, not only here in Hagerstown but all over the U.S., and it doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, super clean or just, you know, untidy, everyone can get bedbugs. I'm so on edge about getting bedbugs because five years ago I had them, and I heard that someone in my building has them, so I vacuum every day for two hours. So be vigilant about protecting yourself and your family."

- Hagerstown




"Anyone else read where a town in Virginia, with a bunch of Steelers fans, called in large numbers to have the game with Tampa televised instead of the network's choice of Tennessee? That's what we Steeler fans should do here. Steelers were always on before, now Baltimore and Washington gets shoved down your throats. Here's an idea. Put Baltimore on channel 13, Washington on Fox 5, and the Steelers or even another game on 9. ... Unite Steeler fans, unite."

- Smithsburg




"People, readers of this column, please get your friends and neighbors, relatives, everybody, to go to the polls in November and write in the name of Don Munson, so that we get rid of the snob who is running as a Republican."

- Halfway




"It's time our election board puts 'None of the above' as a choice on the ballot. I don't want Chris Shank in there, but right now he's unopposed. He hasn't done anything in 12 years. If we don't have a choice of 'None of the above,' these people can get in forever. 'None of the above' should be a choice for every elected position on the ballot."

- Hagerstown




"I can't believe the results of the Maryland primaries. The voters put back in all the main politicians that got us into this mess, plus the upcoming Obamacare catastrophe. Mikulski voted for Obamacare, wanted the public option. Votes strictly on party lines. We are stuck with our governor or the previous governor. Both raised taxes and/or fees. Both put us further in debt. Why don't we get some new people in there?"

- Rohrersville




"Washington County, Ronald Reagan and Tip O'Neill worked across party lines (something that isn't done under President Obama) and straightened out Social Security. Both parties are guilty of throwing a monkey wrench in it. Bush suggested (nothing carved in stone) of people investing a third of their Social Security. ... I'd rather keep my Social Security withholding in an old sock. At least I know it will be there when I want it. I'd rather have a four-legged rat eat it than a two-legged rat steal it."

- Hagerstown




"Would the lady who called the Hagerstown VFW inquiring about the MOCA, please call back and give the bartender your name and telephone number? I will tell them you will be calling, and I'll make sure you get my name and telephone number. I was a Grand of Maryland president from 2005 to 2006."

- Hagerstown




"For all you people calling Mail Call: You can have your opinion, but it's the facts that count."

- Lappans




"Anybody who votes for Ehrlich is crazy. I mean, he gave us the flush tax, raised our driver's license fees and also our tag fees. And he claims he's not taxing, doesn't want to tax people and lower the tax. I think he's not telling the truth."

- Hagerstown




"This is in response to the person who bought the $75 worth of dog food. A while back, I saw a couple putting large bags of dog food in their car, and I asked if I could help them. I helped put the large bags in the car. After I got done, the lady said 'I take this to the SPCA to help feed the dogs there.' And by the way, we are both creatures. They were helping God's creatures, great and small."

- Washington County




"In Mail Call, Sept. 22, the person that said they make $50,000, I think they just wanted to blow off about how much they made a year. Well, guess what, who cares, person?"

- Funkstown




"I'm just wondering if The Herald-Mail is campaigning for Gov. Manchin. I see a lot of pictures of him and a lot of articles on him, but not the candidate he's running against. Just wondering."

- Hagerstown




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