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Mail Call - July 8

July 07, 2011

“The main news stories are about ... a governor who tried to sell a Senate seat, alcohol tax increase, same-sex marriage. ... We seem to have forgotten that we have thousands upon thousands of our youngest and finest in foreign lands for reasons that are beyond my comprehension. Each one of those brave warriors are there and stand ready to take a bullet for me, you, and even the lowest of the low who enjoy the freedom of the U.S. ... Why are we forgetting them ? When I say ‘we,’ I mean our government leaders as well as you and me.”
— Hagerstown

“Another potential terrorist plane invades the air space of our president. Fine, great — he should be protected. But who made the decision that an airplane with the potential of being loaded with high explosives should be forced to land at our Hagerstown, Md., airport? The president volunteered for a high-risk job and should not transfer that risk to innocent women and children. Let’s find out who ... in Washington ... felt he was empowered to make the decision. There are many other unpopulated areas where the plane can be landed. Construct a landing strip if they need it. We can all be safe. P.S. I am a World War II combat vet, and understand the meaning of risk.”
— Hagerstown

“To the person from Sharpsburg who compared the teachers to prison guards: If the teachers weren’t doing such a great job in this county those prison guards would never be able to keep up with their populations. Teachers in Washington County work tremendously hard for what they make. Focus your energy on what pro athletes make for the work they do, not teachers.”
— Hagerstown

“Hooray for Williamsport. It takes more than rain to dampen our patriotism. I felt bad for the band and everyone else who put so much preparation into our Fourth of July program, only to have it canceled — and especially for our mayor Jim McCleaf, who had to be the bad guy who sent everyone scurrying for cars. But most returned after the rain to enjoy the best fireworks in the area. Hooray for Williamsport.”
— Hagerstown

“It does not reflect well on us when we realize that we are not bright enough to utilize or manage a recycling stream. Our hope should be in the future. I have seen where the middle school students are taught a program called ‘Character Counts!’ Hopefully these young people can take the lessons learned to their homes and teach the adults some of these character issues.”
— Boonsboro

“To the Washington County person who said if we had voted McCain and Palin in it would have been a disaster: Duh. It could not have been a worse (disaster) than it is now. We have the disaster in the White House now.”
— Hagerstown

“Caller who is being forced to join the union and or his dues will be taken from his pay: The National Right To Work Legal Defense Foundation Inc. will help you. We have right-to-work states. This foundation has helped many recover union dues that were deducted from their wages against their wishes. Many don’t know of this foundation. It provides free legal aid, is a nonprofit, charitable organization whose civil rights have been violated by union bosses. (Call) 1-800-336-3600. (Web site) www.nrtw.org. Good Luck.”
— Hagerstown

“I have a question for the Washington Township supervisors. What happened to all of that upfront development money for Washington Township Boulevard? What is the delay?”
— Hagerstown

“This is a reply to the Clear Spring caller on July 1, who said that while driving her car last week, she saw kids riding bicycles in front of cars, like the streets were sidewalks. Well, for your information, it is against the law to ride bicycles on the sidewalks. Sidewalks are for people walking, who could be knocked down by someone on a bike. People on bikes are supposed to ride in the street or road.”
— Hagerstown

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