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Mail Call - Jan. 17

January 17, 2011

“Thanks to all you county workers out there busting your butts, who work for the roads department who are out all night long salting these roads, not being home with your families and not getting any sleep all night long.”
— Keedysville

“Yes, for the Hagerstown caller complaining about people driving a vehicle with historic tags as an everyday vehicle. You need to get a life and mind your own business. Have a good day.”

 — Hagerstown

“To the Greencastle caller who always refers to himself and his bike, and that everyone else should mind their own business. Maybe you should practice what you preach and all.”

— Chambersburg, Pa.

“To the caller about historic tags: I think that you are just jealous because you don’t have a 20-year-old car to put historical tags on. Anyone can get them and you do need insurance, tags, etc., to run them. Get a life and volunteer somewhere to help you see life in a different light. There are way too many other things to worry about than someone driving an older car.”

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— Waynesboro, Pa.

“I want to thank me for shoveling off my own sidewalk. So, thank me.”

— Hagerstown

“With all the talk about high gas prices, why don’t we all go back to horse-and-buggy use? But then again, has anyone checked out the price of a bale of hay lately? A bale is now between $6 and $8 a bale. That’s a small bale at that. It’s outrageous and my poor horse is now on a diet. So be glad that you’re only paying $3 a gallon for gas.”

— Washington County

“Dear Boonsboro parent, Washington County taxpayers are providing an opportunity for your son to receive a free, quality education, hoping that he will become a productive citizen rather than an additional burden on society. The least you could do is to see that he attends school, makes passing grades, stays off the streets, out of trouble and away from drugs. If you won’t do your part, then don’t expect the BOE to change its rules so your kid can play high school sports. Their top priority is to educate children, not to teach uneducated (students) how to play football.” —

— Washington County

“The article posted on Jan. 11, 2011, Opinion page by Lloyd Waters, (the open letter to Shank and county delegation) is right on the money. Maybe Mr. Waters should be invited to speak before both legislative chambers and let them know what needs to be done concerning the coming year budget. Bravo, a well-written article.”

— Keedysville

“This will be my last call from good old Fiddlersburg, Md., regarding the cyclist. It’s like the pot calling the kettle black when all these motorists complaining about their tax dollars being spent on a 3-foot- wide bicycle lane while driving their tax-guzzling cars. ”

— Washington County

“I just wanted to let everybody know that I found my first mushrooms today and no — I’m not telling anybody where my spot is, it’s top secret.”

— Hagerstown

“I find it sort of sad that people can’t follow simple laws and ordinances within the city of Hagerstown. I’m sure it happens in the county, too, but I can’t really say anything about that because I don’t live in the county — but the simple ordinances that you’re supposed to follow so that your neighborhood looks nice. The things I’m talking about are putting your trash out when you’re supposed to and not letting it sit out there for three or four days, controlling your animals, and also making sure your sidewalks are shoveled when it’s snowing, and even just mowing your grass. A little bit of self-respect goes a whole long ways.”

— Hagerstown

“Regarding the rising prices in gasoline, some have suggested that it’s just back to business for the Republicans and the oil companies. I say it’s the American consumer. Look at the football games every Saturday and Sunday on TV. Look at the hundreds of thousands of people who are pouring into stadiums, out of their cars. We’re just using gasoline. As the president and others have reminded us, we have a problem. We’re addicted. Don’t blame it on the Republicans or the oil companies. It’s our own fault.”

— Smithsburg
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