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Mail Call - Jan. 18

January 17, 2011

“Our family attended Christmas Eve service at Mount Vernon Reformed UCC with our Labrador retriever. This was such a blessing to our family. This was a regular Christmas Eve service, with hymns, communion and candle lighting. Our pet being able to be with us and receive a blessing was such a nice addition. After the service, the church had sandwiches and refreshments for the people, and treats and water for the pets. Even though not a lot of people knew one another, we all had our pets as a common bond so there was a lot of fellowship. ... Thank you.”
— Clear Spring
“I’ve called in before about this because I paid an attorney to do something for me and he never did it and now he’s disconnected his phone. I’d like to know who to contact to have something done about it.”
 — Hagerstown
“I’d like to know why The Herald-Mail can always put such a big picture of Donoghue and Myers on the front page and a very small picture of our Sen. Chris Shank. Come on Herald-Mail, let’s get a little bit of sense going here and quit being so biased on everything down there.”
— Hagerstown
“Not that ancient — between Christmas and New Year’s, you may have read about a Tri-State speed chase that ended up at Gapland, and they got off scot-free ... which leads me to say our area has gone from the day of moonshiners to monkeyshines.”
— Gapland
“I would like to respond to another comment by a Hagerstown caller. Hagerstown caller, reason why we bicycle riders don’t need to have license for on our bicycles and so forth is because our bicycles are not gas-powered. Sure, they have gas-powered motors out there you can get, but it’s all pedal power. Hagerstown caller, a bicycle is just a bicycle. It’s all human power. I thought you knew that. That’s the reason why it’s not considered a motor vehicle.”
— Greencastle, Pa.
“Hagerstown, on Big Republican Oil: Food prices increased (inflation), so gas, ditto. When Republicans wanted to drill, they got the big ‘No.’ Why do you think your president went over the judge’s decision not to lift the moratorium? President Obama increased his unemployment rolls, and he cannot afford to disobey the environmentalists who put him in.”
— Hagerstown
“Re: The piece by Lloyd Waters, third paragraph from the bottom, ‘not an envious position’ — ‘envious’: Someone resenting the good fortune of another. ‘Enviable’: That which excites the desire to have or be like. Mr. Waters is your creature; editing his rants would tend to lend some credibility to them.”
— Hagerstown
“Less government, that’s what we all want, isn’t it? We can let the big banks and oil companies run things. I think maybe they are anyway. Or maybe we should just ask Jimmy Carter to come back as a price-control czar and straighten things out.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.
“Would someone from the NRA please tell me why anyone would need a 30-round clip for a handgun, unless it is to kill more people at one time?”
— Williamsport
“Well, it didn’t take long. According to Wednesday’s (1/12) Herald-Mail, Don Munson is going to ‘volunteer’ his services to John Donoghue in Annapolis. Gee whiz, why am I not very surprised, and what message does this send?”
— Hagerstown
“The Boonsboro caller who admits that his/her son recently failed two classes out of four or five, and wonders why he is now not eligible to play sports, is particularly exasperating. Could it be that just maybe this child needs to spend more time on his school work and less time at practice every day after school and at games during the week? ... If a child cannot maintain his grades while playing a sport, the first thing to go should be the extracurricular activity, thus allowing the student more time to work on his grades.”
— Hagerstown
“During my four years of military service, we suspected that a few guys in our unit were gay, but they weren’t a problem. There were several jerks that bothered me a lot more. The most irritating and boring were the blowhards who never seemed to think or talk about anything other than their alleged sexual exploits and their great popularity back home. Maybe these are the guys who would have great difficulty serving with gays in the front lines. If homophobes and racists keep their mouths shut, they won’t need to worry about whether a gay or black guy will cover their backs in combat.”
— Washington County

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