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Mail Call - Jan. 6

January 06, 2011

“I want to know why they haven’t got the meters, parking meters off of King Street yet. The city’s got all the other meters picked up, but what’s wrong with King Street? And what is the city doing with the money? They might as well take all the meters out of Hagerstown city, because this county’s going in the hole.”
— Washington County
“In response to the caller from Blue Ridge Summit who wants to know if there are any Democrats who are true Americans, where do you start? I’ll start here. My grandfather is a Purple Heart vet, my father is a combat vet, I am a Purple Heart vet, and by the way, we are all Democrats. Does that pass your test?”
— Sharpsburg
“I see where the athletic director for Maryland University, they made a big deal. He hired a coach for a Maryland football team that’s got a record of 74 and 70. That doesn’t sound very hot to me ... make Maryland be a big-time winner. So but plus he lost his last bowl game, so sounds like they ought to fire the AD to me. Get rid of him and get another one in there. I can’t even believe they didn’t let their man finish out his term.”
— Hagerstown
“This is in response to the caller from Blue Ridge Summit, Pa. I would just like to know if there are any Republicans out there that are true Americans. From Rush Limbaugh to Sean Hannity to Sarah Palin and Ronald Reagan, are any of them true Americans, really?”
— Hagerstown
“This is in response to the caller from Blue Ridge Summit wanting to know if there are any Democrats who are true Americans. Please place another call and tell us what your definition of a true American is. Be blessed.”
— Hagerstown
“The Morgan County commission meetings are now bimonthly instead of weekly, to convenience the newest commissioner’s golf game.”
— Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
“I enjoy reading Mail Call. Some things are ridiculous, some things are pertinent to everyday life, and some things are just unbelievable, about how people are so uninformed — which brings me to my point. Our elected representatives are always being criticized in Mail Call, but how many of you people that criticize them actually have ever talked to them, have called there about problems, or even make suggestions to them? I would advise, try to contact your legislators. It’s not very hard to do.”
— Hagerstown
“I think if these ... bikers want these lanes put in and all this tax money spent for them, they should have tags on their bicycles, and make them carry life insurance in case one of us runs over them.”
— Sharpsburg
“To the Greencastle, Pa., caller, about when Jesus was born and that God decided the whole world would celebrate it, honor His birth: I think God told us to celebrate His death, burial and resurrection. That was the most important thing. He had to be born to be here, but His death, burial and resurrection were the main things.”
— Hagerstown
“Football fans, one of you, bunch of you, somebody, explain to me how a field goal kicker can kick a 53-yard field goal and miss an extra point that costs you a ball game. Seriously, 53 yards and then misses an extra point. Unbelievable.”
— Hagerstown
“I watched Bill O’Reilly tonight for the last time. I’m a Republican, and he’s talking about the war that’s going to happen in Washington, D.C., since the Republicans took over the House. We don’t want a war. We want these people to get together and work together and get this country back on the right track.”
— Williamsport
“I’m responding to a Mail Call on Monday in the paper, from Funkstown, Md. High gas prices. This person’s saying about it’s no joke. I agree with you 100 percent, and I think it’s ridiculous, too. But people need to do something. They need to make some phone calls. You need to call the White House. You can e-mail the White House. I’ll give you the address and telephone numbers. You can call the switchboard at 202-456-1414. That’s the switchboard at the White House.”
— Hagerstown
“I’d like to say a thank you to the fellow that hauled me all around the parking lot to find my car at Robinwood. I went in the silver line. I should have went where the orange line was. It’s a lot longer to walk, and I cannot walk that far. So he hauled me all around, hunting my car, and finally found it, and I’d like to thank him for it.”
— Hagerstown
“I’ve been reading lately about all these people trying to predict the future. All you have to do is read the Bible, the books of Ezekiel and Daniel, Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21. All describe future events. And the difference between those and the ones in the paper is the Bible prophecies have been fulfilled, except for one: The rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem, and that may be happening sooner than you think.”
— Halfway area
“I’m on SSI. My check did not go up, my groceries go up, gas is going up, my electric went up, but my food stamps went down. I went from $18 to $16. Can anybody else explain this to me?”
— Williamsport

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