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Mail Call - June 8

June 07, 2011

“The county commissioners are out of control. Joe Lane, along with Kristin Aleshire and Terry Baker, would have done wonders in saving Washington County taxpayers their hard-earned money. We need a change, starting at the top. How did you vote? Think about it.”
— Hagerstown

“I hope this gentleman from Hancock who wrote in here about his family all being Republicans and that the Republicans give everybody everything and they don’t lie, well, I got news for him. He better read it again and he better think again, because all of them, Republicans and Democrats, they all lie. They tell you what you want to hear, and then when you vote for them and get them in there, they do not do what they say they were going to do.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I cannot understand why the recycling bins are being moved from the South End Shopping Center. It’s the only one in the area, it’s used more than any other in town. They ask us to recycle; what are we supposed to do? We have no other choice but to put it in the garbage — and I’m sure that the county dump is already full. Why change recycling, when it is very necessary? I think some action on this should be taken by our county commissioners. Please recycle, but leave us a spot to do it.”
— South End

“In response to the letter about Mother Nature’s destruction on earth: But what about the destruction that we bring upon ourselves every day? Pride, greed, immorality, cheating, stealing, lying. You can’t blame the problems on the earth all on Mother Nature. You can blame humans.”
— Hancock

“Do ballplayers pay back the cities when parks are paid for by taxpayers, when they become millionaires? If not, why?”
— Hagerstown

“To U.S. Sen. Benjamin L., Cardin, Democrat, Md.: Thank you for helping defeat the Ryan budget. As a senior citizen who will soon be eligible for Medicare, I send you my sincere thanks for your fight to help save Medicare and Medicaid. Sen. Cardin, it’s good to know there are politicians doing what is good and right.”
— Clear Spring

“I would like the Smithsburg ‘like it or not’ person to call in and say what he or she does not like or does like about President Obama. Liberal or not, just how all the wonderful things Obama has done, in your opinion, that justifies your voting for him.”
— Hagerstown

“Hey, maybe I ought to call and get Tim Rowland on the ball here. State can’t manage to get their mowers out and get the mowing done. It’s pretty bad when you go off an exit and you can’t even see what’s coming up the interstate. And then you wonder why you have an accident. And the city needs to get their inspectors out of those air-conditioned cars and running around and get these people who have grass in the yard 3 feet tall — and the county’s doing a pretty good job, I have to give them that.”
— Hagerstown

“I want to thank the State of Maryland, the Democratic Party, for raising the teacher and state employees’ contribution to the retirement fund. By stealing $120 million from the increase for the general fund, they have saved the taxpayers of Maryland a new tax, and/or an increase in an existing tax. Remember, the Democrats and your union officials are looking out for you. Just pay those dues, and keep contributing to the Democratic Party.”
— Williamsport

“Now, do I have this straight? First we send in troops and money to foreign countries that harbor terrorists. After some success — that is, if there is any — we leave the troops there for nation building, and still pouring in money to countries that hate us but love our money. My common sense tells me bring the troops home, put them on the borders to protect us. We could even encourage them to run for office and clean up the corruption in this government.”
— Hagerstown

“I was surprised the Washington County Sheriff’s Office does not have a plan to move traffic to Williamsport when there’s a major accident on Interstate 81. Three hours to get to Williams-port is unacceptable, in this age of modern communication. Berkeley County Sheriff’s Department does a much better job.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I think it is high time we pull our troops out of overseas conflicts and concentrate on the many problems in the U.S.: Storm damage, drugs, violence everywhere, Social Security, unemployment, Medicare, low wages, government corruption, and I bet you can name many more. Our major problems are within the country, not the Middle East.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“I was reading this morning’s paper, and I see where the City of Hagerstown is tearing down all these buildings, buying buildings, going in the real estate business. All the businesses are leaving Hagerstown and Washington County. All these people want to do is spend money. I’m going to move out of Hagerstown. I’d like to see Mr. Aleshire — I’m a Republican, but I think Mr. Aleshire would make a good mayor of Hagerstown, and work things out.”
— Hagerstown

“If West Virginia’s gas tax is higher than Maryland’s, why is gas 10 cents cheaper over there in the Shepherdstown, Charles Town and Martinsburg area than what it is in the Hagerstown area?”
— Sharpsburg

“I agree Maryland needs to change its child support laws. I have one absentee father who owes over $60,000, a second absentee father who owes over $80,000.”
— Myersville, Md.

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“I’m just reading Mail Call from Tuesday, May 31. Somebody says it’s easy to be a Republican because they’re for the working man. Well, that’s a fallacy. They don’t care about the working man. They care about big business. The Democrats care about the working man.”
— Hagerstown

“Sen. Cardin’s letter to the editor in yesterday’s paper is fascinating because he did not tell us everything. The Senate also vetoed President Obama’s budget proposal, 97 to 0. Ryan is challenging the Democrats to come up with a budget plan. All they do is veto.”
— Clear Spring

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