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Mail Call - June 3

June 02, 2011

“I’m calling because not all pit bulls are bad animals. I have a pit bull. I’ve had two of them, and both of them were the gentlest, biggest couch potato babies you ever want to meet. You know, the kids could crawl all over them, everybody loved them, they were very well-behaved. It’s not the animal, it’s how the animal is brought up.”
— Myersville, Md.

“I don’t see what the big problem is with the traffic, concerning that new Sheetz store in Williamsport. The only difference is it’s gonna be on the opposite corner of where it is now, so there shouldn’t be any problem at all that I can see.”
— Williamsport

“Hello, Stotler Road comment person, about the light on Stotler Road and Lakeside Park. The light would not be needed if people did the right-hand turn thing the way it’s supposed to be done. That’s a merge lane. Also, there will never be a stoplight there, because of the strong trucker lobby. Imagine a trucker stopping on that hill. It’ll never happen. So people, use the right-hand entry lane onto Halfway Boulevard, going toward the mall, and you will eliminate most of the problem.”
— Halfway

“To the person who was talking about Franklin County having a low unemployment rate: I work in Franklin County for the last three years, and they are getting so many companies coming in up there, it seems like every week there’s a new distribution center being built. And there’s three more coming to Greencastle. Washington County doesn’t get any because Washington County is greedy. That’s why no jobs want to come to Washington County.”
— Hagerstown

“The answer to the person’s question about the difference between girls and boys lacrosse: Girls do not wear helmets because girls lacrosse is a noncontact sport. They have a 7-inch halo around their head that if a stick enters it or contact is made, a penalty is given.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling in response to the person that called in to Mail Call and said that congressman Roscoe Bartlett cut tail and run, wasn’t at the meeting. Apparently that person wasn’t at the meeting. And I tell you, congressman Bartlett is a soldier, a true soldier. ... But they need to read the facts. They need to know what they’re talking about.”
— Hagerstown

“I would like to think most are smart enough to see through most of these callers about scooters. Example, going down Pennsylvania Avenue and seeing a line behind a scooter, something must be done. When the speed limit is 25 mph and someone is going 25, there will always be a line, considering up to 90 percent of today’s tailgating drivers want to go 40 in a 25. If a scooter is going the speed limit, they are not impeding traffic and do not have to get over for your impatience. Most accidents are caused by impatient drivers.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“They need to dig a giant hole and put the comic strip ‘Fred Basset’ in it.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling in regards to the proposed new, bigger Sheetz store in Williamsport. I’ve lived in town all my life, 52 years. I’m not ready for a 24-hour, seven-day-a-week carnival. Time to move.”
— Williamsport

“Gas prices were climbing steadily for several years since the Democrats were in complete power. The liberal media ignored the rising gas prices because they couldn’t blame the Republicans. Now, the Republicans only got voted in last November. Show me what they’ve done to raise gas prices since then — nothing. These gas prices and the unemployment rate and our extreme debt is solely owned by the Democrats now. No, you can’t blame one man, the president. But you can blame the inept Democratic Congress we had.”
— Hagerstown

“The sites for our local senior centers should be the community churches. It would minimize travel and have more of a local flavor. Let’s get the local pastors together and develop a network of churches to provide this community need. If they could get help for their heating budgets, they would save the county millions of dollars of expenses for another boondoggle.”
— Boonsboro

“Now, I don’t have a Ph.D. in engineering or I didn’t graduate from college in engineering or none of this stuff, but here on King Street, right in front of my house, they’re digging that same stupid hole again. That’s like five times now. Now, Mr. Tissue, like I say, I don’t have a degree, and I’m pretty sure you know what you’re doing, but why are they digging the same hole? This is the fifth time in the last two months. Please call Mail Call or letter to the editor or something and explain to me why this is the fifth time you dug this same hole.”
— Hagerstown

“Reading Friday’s paper, about the motor scooter law, I agree with the guy from Keedysville. It’s a money-making scheme, so that Serafini, Shank and LeRoy Myers can justify their existence. I’m willing to get tags, I do wear a helmet, and when I get my tags and insurance, I will be in the middle of the road driving 30 mph.”
— Funkstown

“In Friday morning paper, ‘ACLU joins same-sex spousal dispute,’ I’m sorry, but that’s no-go. I don’t appreciate that being the headline in our newspaper. Can’t you find something better than that?”
— Hancock

“I just want some information. What’s the number to call for help when you’re getting these scam calls? I’ve got to have one. I’ve been getting scam calls, and I don’t know who to call.”
— Hagerstown

“This is in reference to Friday’s comment in Mail Call ... about senior citizens, putting the senior center at HCC. I and almost every senior citizen I’ve talked to totally agrees it’s ridiculous. But I’m here to tell you, the commissioners do not know that another road in Washington County exists, except Robinwood. Everything has to be put on Robinwood, which I think is the most ridiculous thing. I think it’s about time they stop and look at other parts of this county. They have seniors that haven’t had a raise for three years.”
— Smithsburg

“I want to say thanks to the city for having such a great Pangborn Park. It’s beautiful out there. Thanks to the employee who maintains it, and I hope to see some very nice residential-commercial mixed use eventually, at the old Pangborn property which is being demolished.”
— Hagerstown

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