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Mail Call - June 14

June 14, 2011

“Seems awful funny that Berkeley County can reuse their vacant buildings for police officers, to relocate their EMS and all this stuff, and their 911 calls, and make room in buildings that exist, but we gotta try to build everything brand-new in Washington County, when we’re broke. And they have a surplus over there. Maybe it’s because they are using all their older stuff instead of building new.”
— Clear Spring

“I took my lovely dog, who has since passed away, everywhere they allowed with me, because I loved his company more than I did some people. I lacked nothing in my youth, and I missed nothing in my life. Most people who own a pet consider the pet a part of their family; I did. My dog was well-trained, and if he licked you, it was because you bent down close to his face. Don’t make assumptions about someone’s life because they own a dog.”
— Clear Spring

“I agree with the Myersville caller that the manner in which a dog is raised is very important to the disposition of the animal. But there is another major factor involved in a dog's personality: the breed of the dog. ... Some dogs have been bred for their hunting instincts, some for herding, some for companionship, etc. The pit bull was bred for blood sports such as bull and bear baiting and dogfighting. These aggressive traits are inherent to the breed. If a pit bull is raised well, these traits may never be an issue, but the instincts are there.”
— Chambersburg, Pa.

“An interesting turn of events. As U.S. manufacturers take their plants and jobs to offshore destinations, China has become the No. 1 auto market. They will be driving cars and we will be riding the bicycles. I read an article years ago in the Kiplinger Washington newsletter where that publication predicted that in the future we would all be living a little poorer. Welcome to the future.”
— Boonsboro

“I don’t have a scooter or a mo-ped, but I think it’s a waste of time to put in new laws and other things in place. One comment I would like to make: These useless laws, like the windshield wipers and the cellphones — what a joke. I’ve reported stuff to the police plenty of times, and nothing ever gets done.”
— Hagerstown

“How many times do we have to pay taxes for the same service? I am talking about the landfill. We pay property tax, buy a sticker, and have another fee for other things. The county might get other money at times from the state and federal government, for things at the landfill, which is also our tax money. I wonder if they ever heard of the Boston Tea Party?”
— Pondsville

“Everyone keeps wondering where a lot of our jobs went, and passing blame around for those going overseas. Well, the truth of the matter is, our own technology has to be much of the blame, whereas jobs that used to be done by humans are now being done by robots/machines, etc.”
— Hagerstown

“Did anybody catch when Sarah Palin was talking about Paul Revere, warning the British? What? ... And yet the news follows her around like little puppies. What’d she say, it was a ‘gotcha question?’ What? What, like when Katie Couric asked her ‘What newspapers do you read?’ Yeah, that’s a real ‘gotcha question.’”
— Hagerstown

“We all know our country is in bad financial shape, yet when a politician stands up and tells us that we need to start cutting, and other politicians start saying that we’re gonna push Granny over the cliff, or elderly people are gonna eat dog food, I believe if we don’t stop our spending and start cutting somewhere, we’re all gonna be off the cliff.”
— Boonsboro

“This is to the person who wants to know why people bring their dogs everywhere. Maybe it’s because their pets are not rude, judgmental human beings.”
— Hagerstown

“To the Funkstown caller, about the trash bins in Funkstown: You just let a lot of people know about them, that weren’t even aware they were there.”
— Hagerstown

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