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Mail Call - Jan. 5

January 04, 2011

“I hope this is a happy new year for the American taxpayers. This is on EPA. I see where the GOP is cracking down on the EPA, Environmental Protection Agency. It’s time for someone to crack down on them. That’s what’s killing this country now. You can’t drill oil in this country any more, you can’t do this in this country any more. It’s too many ... and it’s no way ... fuel oil should be higher than gasoline, and gas shouldn’t be as high as it is.”

— Hagerstown
“As a Tea Party participant, I ask Tim Rowland how he got so knowledgeable about us. I’ve never seen him at an event. What a poor service The Herald-Mail provides, to feature his misconceptions and distortions to its readers.”
— Boonsboro
“This woman or whoever the person was from Waynesboro who said that Sen. Hoyer wanted to freeze the military pay, she better read that the other way, because President Obama said freeze the federal pay, with the exception of the military. She better read it right.”
— Hagerstown
“Where are you ... who complain about the development of the old Standard Quarry, when the U.S. Customs is building everything and you have not said one word. Does the Customs have building permits? Uh huh, they pay no taxes and there’re no jobs for the county people who are unemployed.”
— Jefferson County, W.Va.
“There needs to be another traffic light by the shopping center by Walmart, especially near the Best Buy shopping center. Over the weekend I went to cross from there, from the Best Buy shopping center to go over to Walmart, and the cars come flying there like bats out of Hades. You need to have another traffic light there or something, because people need to safely walk, and of course, other drivers, too, to drive, because it’s getting really dangerous there.”
— Hagerstown
“I haven’t heard anyone complain about the Obama hypocrisy. A year ago ... President Obama said that this country was in the condition it was in because of the Bush tax cuts, which he cut for everybody. ... Well, now today, he’s promising everybody a tax cut, and he thinks that’s the greatest thing on earth, and that’s his oath for the new year. I haven’t heard anybody say anything yet. I haven’t heard anybody blame George Bush for the gas being $3 a gallon. I haven’t heard them mention Mr. Obama either.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.
“Yeah, you learn in life you can’t really trust anyone, not even your own relatives, for that matter. Anyway, concerning people out there complaining about bicycle lanes and the bicycle riders, I would like to say once again that being a bicycle rider, that I don’t recall calling on any of you people out there to take me anywhere in your automobile. ... Therefore, I feel you people just need to mind your business and drive your automobile.”
— Greencastle, Pa.
“When are the police going to start enforcing the rules of the road? The other day on the interstate I passed a woman who was texting while she drove. I was so mad I threw my beer bottle at her.”
— Hagerstown 
“About Sunday’s front page, Rowland’s convoluted attempt at sarcasm and humor is not appreciated. The paper wasted two full pages with his ranting. Just what was the point of it? More liberal journalism.”
— Hagerstown
“No one knows when Jesus was born. I think it’s nice to take a certain time (Dec. 25) to call it His birthday. It hasn’t hurt anything. As for those tired of hearing about Jesus and Christmas, I would prefer Jesus to the filth poisoning the minds of our youth with TV and music about sex and violence, or Harry Potter’s witchcraft. Jesus’ teachings were about love, charity, forgiveness. Believe in Him or not, the teachings are what this miserable world needs.”
— Hagerstown
“To the person from Blue Ridge Summit who said Democrats are not true Americans: I am wondering what his definition of a true American is and where did he get the definition — Fox News is my bet. Indians probably come the closest to being a true American but all us strange people are Americans.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.
“I just read a business news article saying that we have such a large supply of natural gas in this country that it will be exported in the future. What’s wrong with this picture? Oil prices are climbing, we are investing huge amounts of tax money in wind and solar energy and we are going to export natural gas. Go figure, the people lose.”
— Greencastle, Pa.
“This is for the Greencastle caller again. Honestly, no one is jealous of you or your bicycle. Honestly. We have so many more important things to worry about in our lives — you know, like taking care of our children, going to work and just trying to make the best of our lives every day. Maybe, Greencastle caller, instead of thinking only of yourself and always writing so negatively we could start out 2011 much more positive. Happy new year.”
— Greencastle, Pa.
“I’ve been wondering if the county commissioners would consider eliminating the position of the Washington County sheriff, and save the taxpayers some money, since the sheriff seems to want to be a patrol deputy instead of the sheriff. You see this happening quite often lately, so maybe the position of sheriff is actually not needed after all.”
— Hancock
“I hope everyone read in Jan. 2 Herald-Mail about the Iraqi government wanting our troops out of their country. We did not bring democracy to that country, and Christians are fleeing the country and are worse off than ever before. Iraq was a big mistake.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m just reading about the stink bug article in today’s Jan. 3 Monday paper. What do stink bugs eat? We know they started eating, making damages, holes in peaches, last season. We thought we saw some damages in the vegetables. Watch out for this coming growing season. Do whatever you can to stop them. In the house, keep them swimming — they can’t swim. They drown. Stick them in the water.”
— Cearfoss area
“I’d like to say a special thank you to my friends and neighbors who supported me in this year’s Polar Bear Plunge benefiting the Washington County Humane Society. Your donations were greatly appreciated.”
— Leitersburg
“Redskins done it. They beat Dallas in first place.”
— Downsville

“I had to laugh this morning when I read the comment from the caller from Blue Ridge Summit, who said about — who wondered if any Democrats were real Americans. It is truly funny how so many people today feel they get to judge who is a real American, when it’s our difference of opinion that makes us strong.”

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— Waynesboro, Pa.
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