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Mail Call - March 28

March 28, 2011

“Well, you surely can tell warm weather is on the way because the peace and quiet is leaving. The ear-splitting loud motorcycles are back on the road. Thank heavens for the serenity of winter. Winter brings a quiet break from the sound of thunderous motorcycles.”
— Clear Spring

“I defy anyone to top my stink bug experience. In fact, I hope for their own sake that nobody does top it — and please don’t read this if you’re eating. One ... got into my soft drink and because it was dark-colored, I didn’t notice it until it was too late and I started to drink it and felt it, uh, on the way down. Yech. No, I didn’t get sick, just felt a tad queasy for a few minutes, but I found that a stink bug combined with carbonated soda tastes much worse than an ordinary gassy burp.”
— Frederick, Md.

“Evangelical Christians seem to be supporting Newt Gingrich in his wish to be president of the U.S. But evangelicals believe in the literal word of the Bible, and the Bible says that adulterers should be stoned to death. Newt Gingrich has committed adultery at least twice. He’s on his third wife. So how can they support a man who’s a sinner and should have been stoned to death?”
— Sharpsburg

“In reading Saturday’s paper, March 19, they need to take another look when our government wants to get an $827 million in tax increase, including gas tax. This is wrong at this time right now when people are struggling to make ends meet, especially your people that’s out of work and your senior citizens that’s having all their rights taken away from them and ... I know who I won’t be voting for next time around.”
— Hancock

“Both the NFL owners and the NFL players claim that, you know, they love the fans and they love the game, and they live to play the game, and blah, blah, blah. They live for the money, both sides. The owners, if they’re aren’t billionaires, they’re definitely multimillionaires. The players, for the most part, the minimum wage  is over $300,000, OK? If you’re serious about loving the game and the fans, then get together, figure out ... I said $9 billion — and let’s get back and get the game played, OK? Don’t talk; words are cheap.”
— Hagerstown

“I wish the taxpayers in this area could get the whole story — or else the rest of the story, like Charlie Osgood says. Now, they built this big school out on the eastern side of Hagerstown, but to fill it, they have to ship students from clear up in the West End. Now, does that make sense to anybody? If they’re going to fill it with West End kids, why didn’t they build it out here in the West End somewhere? It just seems that the BOE is going to do what they want, and then the parents and the taxpayers will have to go out of their way to get along. It doesn’t make sense.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling from the West End of Hagerstown, and this is to whoever the rude person is who thinks they need to blow their horn at 6, 6:15 every morning, at the corner of Bryan Place and Salem Avenue. Knock it off. You keep waking me and my kids up. It’s rude.”
— Hagerstown

“I was reading this morning’s paper, Sunday morning, about the laws or suggestions that our government officials want to change. I see where Donoghue and Young are the only two want to spend money and raise taxes. So I don’t understand why they want to change a fire department. So now they want to change and spend a quarter of a million dollars to change it, just for one minute.”
— Hagerstown

“I just noticed my paper went up 25 cents a day. Let me get this straight. You all don’t even make our paper anymore, so we’re paying Frederick more. Is that how this goes? You raise our paper rates, and you’re not even doing anything to make the paper. Could someone please call me and explain that to me?”
— Hagerstown

“As you know, Clear Spring Lions Club put on a show Friday, Saturday and Sunday of this weekend, that was wonderful.”
— Hagerstown

“This is an answer to a Mail Call comment. A joyful noise to the Lord is OK, but a loud, banging noise, that you need earplugs, is not OK. Singing should be heard above the band.”
— Hagerstown

“You know what? I figured it out. Took me a little while to figure it out, but all these people that criticize President Obama, the right-wingers and a couple of the left-wingers, and whoever, especially talk show hosts, the only thing what it is, you know what it is, they’re jealous of him because they’ll never see the day that they’ll get where he got to, the president of the U.S. So  they’ll never get there. Thank God for that.”
— Hagerstown

“I hope they never pass the same-sex marriage bill. By the way, I’m from Hagerstown. Like I said, I hope they never pass the same-sex marriage bill. I think it is sick and disgusting, and for one, I’m a Nazi. I don’t believe in that, and I’m also proud to be a racist.”
— Hagerstown

“In Tim Rowland’s column on Sunday, March 20, he states that we have many freedoms in this country. The freedom to tell other people how to think is not one of them. Can he please explain preachers and ministers?”
— Hagerstown

“This is to the caller who praised Ron Young for his vote for same-sex marriages. Same-sex marriage, same-sex anything: Biblically, morally and physically wrong. I don’t know what else to say about it. If you want to talk equality, the only equality in this equation is that the same-sex partners have equal amounts of the same equipment.”
— Samples Manor

“To the person that called in and said Republicans always vote ‘no’ when it comes to the poor and senior citizens: Get your facts straight, because that is just not true. It was not Republicans that tried to slip a health care bill through on us that rationed health care for the elderly. It was not a Republican that wouldn’t give seniors their Social Security cost-of-living raises. I am 81 years old and I vote for the person, not the party. I am proud to say that I am a Republican.”
— Hagerstown

“My life would be a whole lot more enjoyable if car insurance companies would start making their commercials humorous instead of ignorant.”
— Hagerstown

“I just wanted to say, to follow up on someone wrote in about Republicans always vote ‘no’ when it comes to poor and the senior citizens, I would just like to say that the Republicans always vote ‘no’ because of President Obama. They do not want President Obama to succeed, so anything that President Obama will try to get through Congress, they’re always going to vote ‘no.’ They always want to keep the poor poor and the rich rich. Again, they do not want President Obama to look good in the White House.”
— Hagerstown

 “Shortly after 10 o'clock on Monday the 21st of March, I saw a young lady driving past the Funkstown post office, holding a small dog in her left arm so the dog could look out the window. She had a cell phone in her right hand and she was steering the steering wheel with her right arm. I don’t know who she thinks she is, but she’s going to hurt someone, and it’s just ridiculous.”
— Funkstown

“I would like to know if anyone knows about the radioactive plume from Japan, which arrived in Sacramento, Calif., last Friday and it’s on its way to New York. Will that radioactive plume in any way affect Pennsylvania? I haven’t heard anything else in the news about it, and I was just wondering.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

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