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Mail Call - Dec. 8

December 10, 2010

"For all you folks out there that are having trouble understanding and saying the name of the new hospital, try this. It works, believe me. Say the word 'merit.' Say the word 'us.' Put them together, slowly at first, then continue to speed up, and you'll be able to say the name of the hospital."

— Halfway


"This is just a comment from Hancock, wondering why the Maryland State Police are sitting on National Pike up here above Hancock. We can only go 55 mph on this road. You need to get the people who are running 75, 85 mph on the interstates. I have them pass me every day when I'm running 65 home, coming home; 75, 85, 90, you name it, they're there, running. So why are they sitting on National Pike, huh?"

— Hancock


"Why do people continue to listen to Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck types, when they are proven to be ... fearmongers?"

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— Waynesboro, Pa.


"This is directed to the person who criticized Sarah Palin for not knowing where the country of Africa is located. Attention: Africa is not a country. It is a continent. People in glass houses ..."

— Maugansville


"I'm calling in regards to the deer carcasses dumped on Hicksville Road. Just wondering why the deer hunters cannot seem to get rid of them properly, and why they throw them along the road in areas where there's no houses. Just want to know why that is, and we have cameras up now, so if you do dump them, we can turn you in to the police now for dumping them."

— Hicksville Road, Clear Spring


"WikiLeaks is the unauthorized release of U.S. secrets. This has two sides, good and bad. The bad is secrets would help our adversaries. Good, since it exposed perverted government spying on foreign leaders, such as their DNA and credit card numbers. Question: Are they doing the same to us?"

— Keedysville


"I'm commenting to the person who was saying about a girl selling magazines. Last night a fella was knocking on my door trying to sell magazines. He said if he got enough points he would become a veterinarian. So I don't know if it's legit or not."

— Hagerstown


"I'd like to comment on the federal employees crying about no raise in the future two years. Now they know how our senior citizens feel that on Social Security that are going into our second year with no raise. It hurts, doesn't it? And also I'd like to add my two cents on Kristin Aleshire leaving office. The problem with that young man was he was just too honest, and the political bigwigs don't want you in there if you're too honest."

— Falling Waters, W.Va.


"I have to ask, how do Republicans sleep at night? All you Republicans out there that voted these Republicans to have control of the House now, that don't care about you all unless you're making over a million dollars a year. Anything under a million, they could care less, and yet you vote them in, just because they have an 'R' beside their name. I've never seen anybody in my life vote against their own self-interests, just because ... I'm going to ask you again. How do you Republicans sleep at night?"

— Hagerstown


"Congratulations to our newly elected governor and each of our representatives, senators, judges, and the heads of welfare and other agencies in Pennsylvania, on your new pay raise. It comes at such hard times for all of us. Congratulations again."

— Waynesboro, Pa.


"I visited Meritus Medical Center this past weekend, and what a beautiful facility. I hope I never have to go there, but the people who do will be well taken care of."

— Hagerstown


"Well, I just put it in the Mail Call about inmates stabbing. It just happened again at MCI in Hagerstown. Until this knife-fighting stops, inmates or any other persons get life. Also, murderers should be housed together, not with other inmates. God bless until this is put into law."

— Hagerstown


"I'd like to say thank you to the person that flicked a cigarette out of their window. It got stuck in my grill of my Pontiac Bonneville, and burned a hole in it. Please dispose of your cigarette butts properly."

— Hagerstown


"I see the person wrote about Sarah Palin not knowing that Africa was a country, but it's a continent, not a country. There's plenty of countries in Africa, but I don't know if they're both wrong or this caller's wrong, but people in this article better get their stories straight."

— Hagerstown


"This is to the people of Urgent Care, Robinwood Medical Center. I've never been cared for as a patient, with people so kind and caring in my life."

— Hagerstown


"I just called in about President Obama canceling out the oil drilling in the Gulf for seven years, then turning around and put all their money and gave money to Brazil to drill for oil. I think they're just trying to make a big profit off of our money."

— Hagerstown

"This is in answer to the person from Hagerstown, about Sarah Palin being president; that's scary. Yes, it is very scary. I thought it was scary to have Obama in there as president, but the people were so stupid they put him in there, and it scares me to death to think Sarah Palin will be put in."

— Smithsburg


"Gas has gone up from $2.59 to almost $2.99 — almost $3 a gallon. I think it's ridiculous. President Bush didn't do anything about the gas prices, and now President Obama isn't doing anything either."

— Funkstown


"I want to know what a parent's supposed to do when your child is being bullied at school, you call the principal, you go through the commands, you get no response. Then you call the BOE and it's just like they want to toss it out through the window, and I send my child to get an education, not to be bullied. I'm just at wit's end. Could someone please tell me what to do?"

— Hagerstown


"I visited the open house of the new hospital, and it is very nice. However, whenever I asked one of the staff members about recycling, they said that some things would be able to be recycled; however, in order for paperwork and documentation to be recycled, someone would have to step up and do that. So I encourage someone, it shouldn't take someone to step up to do recycling. That should be part of what is natural."

— Hagerstown


"To the Frederick caller who commented on Dec. 1 about the '3-foot law': You should pass a cyclist only when it is both legal and safe to do so. If you have a problem doing this, the solution is simple. Don't drive."

— Hancock


"President Obama has frozen federal employees' wages, which should have been done earlier. I hope our politicians got theirs frozen. Anyone know?"

— Hagerstown


"The Republicans sure want to protect the rich. Why shouldn't a person sticking a quarter of a million dollars in his pocket each year pay a higher tax rate than you and me? The tax system favors the haves, and it looks like that is going to continue. Lots of talk in Washington, but nothing changes."

— Greencastle, Pa.


"I live at Rochester Place. There is no parking behind the building. The landlord provides parking for us, but it is like two blocks away. And then on top of that, the bar downstairs doesn't provide parking for its customers out back either. So there's nowhere for people to park, and the whole entire parking lot is full of potholes. If it's owned by the city, it's their responsibility."

— Hagerstown


"I'm calling in regards about deer carcasses. I'm a hunter, and when I'm done with my deer, I take it back where I killed it, back off the road in the woods where no one can see it, driving down the road. Come on, hunters, don't be lazy. Start taking your carcasses back in the woods so people don't see them. They look nasty along the roadside. Quit being so lazy."

— Hagerstown


"I'd just like to say I don't know if it's protocol for the elementary schools in Washington County to have teachers to unload the kids when they're pulling up to the school, but my hat's off to the Boonsboro Elementary School. Regardless of the weather; rain, sun, wind, snow, the principal, a teacher, custodian, are always out there to help these kids get out of the car, get their umbrellas up and get them going on into the school. And I just say thank you for a job well done, Boonsboro Elementary School."

— Boonsboro


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