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Mail Call - Dec. 26

December 24, 2010

"This call is in response to the Williamsport caller that says for all those complaining about the so-called tax cuts for the rich, and spouts off some facts, says the top 25 percent pay 86 percent of all the federal income. He fails to mention the top 25 percent make 500 percent more money than the lower 75 percent. So they're not paying their fair share. Anybody can put numbers any way they want to make their point, but the bottom line is these guys are all in propaganda. If he wants to pay more taxes to keep the rich, let him do it." 

- Hagerstown

"Just wanted to know if anyone's found a better way to get rid of stink bugs, or even a use for them. Hey, we've seen those shops and mail order places that sell chocolate-covered ants and crickets as an exotic novelty item. You think? No, wouldn't work. But it was a beautiful idea. Back to the old drawing board." 

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- Frederick, Md.

"It's bone-chilling cold outside. The chained dog had his water freeze. That's how cold it is. Yes, he has a doggie Igloo, but it's cold. We wear jackets, sleep under covers, bundled up. They shake and ache, and dream of the warmth of a loving home, one day, hopefully. It's enough to break your heart. Think about it, all of you people who keep your dogs outside." 

- Greencastle, Pa.

"The Palmer family on James Street would like to thank the snow angels that cleared our pavements. It's Larry, Mike, Chris, Randy, Paul and Jerry. We love them very much." 

- Hagerstown

"I am the person that wrote in about the school lunch program. My point was, if the kids can eat at home during the summer then why do we need breakfast and lunches during the school year? How many parents tell their kids to go to school and eat, 'I'm not fixing breakfast for you'? The government cannot keep doing everything for everybody. This country is broke. I say again, the government has no money. I bet if you dig deep into this, the more kids the school system feeds, the more money they get from the government." 

- Boonsboro

"I live in the West End of Hagerstown, on Woodpoint Avenue. I've lived here a year. There's been people dropping animals off. Please do me a favor, honey. I don't care who you are or why you drop them off, don't leave them outside in the cold. Please knock on my door. I find homes for these animals. I fix them, I get them their shots, I find good homes. I don't know how people can just drop off a poor little animal."

- Hagerstown

"Everybody's writing in or calling in about the teachers, they should have pay cuts. I think they deserve a big raise, better insurance, because everything they have to put up with, and then they gotta teach your children. I think your pay cut should be starting with these ex-senators, ex-presidents. After we lose our jobs, we don't get a pay. Let them get out, if they can't afford to live off of what they've already ... and let them get out and get another job because that's what we would have to do."

- Sharpsburg

"Been reading a lot of comments in Mail Call recently about begrudging children free breakfast and lunch. Here's a thought to think about. Who do you think pays, in this state, for the inmates down on Roxbury Road to eat? It's not them. It's us, the taxpayers. So you're feeding them free every day."

- Hagerstown

"I would like to know when you drivers around here are going to learn to slow down when the weather is bad, and stay at least one or two car lengths behind the driver in front of you. You can't go the speed limit, which nobody follows anyway."

- Williamsport

"Is it just me, or does anyone out there find it very ironic that Brett Favre went 297 consecutive games, starting quarterback, and finally got put on — well, he's not on the IR, but he's out. And Tarvaris Jackson starts one game, and can't go two in a row because of turf toe. Brett Favre had about every bone broken in his body. Tarvaris goes one, and has to hang it up. Very interesting."

- Hagerstown

"The Boonsboro caller saying that 80 percent of Americans believe in God and all, and why does you atheists get upset about that? Yeah, the Boonsboro caller was saying about believing in a person that don't exist. Well, you'll find out someday, Boonsboro caller, along with you other nonbelievers. Yeah, the day and time will come when you will find out for sure."

- Greencastle, Pa.

"I'd like to reply to the person from Smithsburg who wrote about Sarah Palin. Why would anybody want to vote for somebody that had the job of governor of the state of Alaska, and then quit and walked out on it? Maybe she would quit and walk out on the presidency, too? Why would you want to vote for her?"

- Falling Waters, W.Va.

"This is to the Smithsburg caller who said we should get our priorities straight, where we complain about teachers getting a $500 bonus, as opposed to these sports people getting all kinds of money, millions of dollars. ... Our tax dollars are going towards the teachers' money, and the sports people are getting their money from private enterprise. In other words, people who pay to go see them play. If you don't want them to get the large salaries, you simply don't go to watch them play. You have a choice. With our tax dollars, we have no choice."

- Hagerstown

"This is to the Smithsburg caller, about Sarah Palin eating at your table. I lived in Alaska for 16 years, and I would have Sarah Palin eat at my table, but I would not vote for her for president. She did Alaska wrong by not fulfilling her obligation as a governor. How would she in the world fulfill her obligation to the people of the U.S., by being a president? If she could not fulfill her promise as a governor to the State of Alaska, she has no reason to be able to be put on the ballot anyhow."

- Dam Four Road

"WikiLeaks comes out and tells the truth, and the politicians don't want to hear it. They can't handle the truth about the wars, the prejudices, the budget, the greed. We love our liars too much — more than reality."

- Hagerstown

"Today's Friday, Dec. 17, and I was just reading here, the average federal worker makes $47,000 a year. Well, I'm gonna tell you what. I'm not a federal worker, and I don't make half of that a year. So they should have been cut back a long time ago."

- Hancock

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