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Mail Call - July 13

July 12, 2011

“This is to the person or persons who stole the road sign from the Indian Springs Road and Lanes Run Road over the weekend. The Indian Springs sign also had a memorial for a veteran — that happened to be my dad — bolted onto it, and how apropos of you to pick the Fourth of July weekend to do your dastardly deed, on a weekend that should be for all military personnel. If you need the road sign, so be it, but please return the veteran’s (memorial).”
— Indian Springs area

“I see in the paper that Congressman Roscoe Bartlett is going to run for his 11th term in Congress. Very interesting, coming from a man who said 20 years ago that he was only interested in one time in the Congress.”
— Halfway

“Congratulations to the Sharpsburg 9- and 10-year-olds for winning the District 1 championship, the first time ever in league history. But being Sharpsburg and not from the North End, it still wasn’t good enough for the front page of the newspaper.”
— Sharpsburg

“Herald-Mail, thanks for publishing the net worth of our illustrious leaders at the federal level in Washington, D.C., from the Tri-State area, on July 6. With the money they’re making and they have at their disposal, they have no clue what the average poor or average middle-class American is going through. I think it’s about time to pull the lever on every one of them in the next election.”
— Leitersburg

“This call is in response to the Frederick, Md., caller who keeps calling in with these conservative rants every day. He complains about the Democratic callers are a laugh riot, with their partisan views. He’s just as bad as they are, only his views are partisan in the other direction. So he really needs to understand, when he gets a President Palin and a Republican Congress, how the country will be totally ruined, just like it was when they had all three parts of the government controlled by them under a Republican-controlled Congress and presidency and Supreme Court. We had two wars and trillions in debt.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m reading July 5th’s newspaper, and it says that West Virginia has a $330 million budget surplus. They need to use some of that money and repave some of the roads that are in terrible shape. See if you can send that to the governor and get him to do something about that.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“On Friday evening, my son used an ATM machine in a store in Martinsburg. He was in a hurry and forgot to take the money out of the machine, which was $80. Thanks to an honest lady who turned the money in. He didn’t get a chance to thank her. She must be a very wonderful person. Thank you again, and God bless you.”
— Hagerstown

“This is just totally ridiculous. They have government officials, elected government officials, being accused of all kinds of things; lying, of course, is one of them, and Congress is upset because a baseball player or two lied to them? And they’re spending the taxpayers’ money on an upcoming trial for a month, because Roger Clemens supposedly lied to Congress? I think our congressmen have more important things to worry about than baseball players using steroids, and whether they lie or not. That should be left up to Major League Baseball and their governing officials.”
— Hagerstown

“On Saturday, I witnessed a stalled car in the middle of the extremely busy intersection of Route 11 and Longmeadow Road. Someone had the passenger door open, and was struggling very hard to push it out of the intersection. As he went to the back to push, I was holding my breath when two young men from different directions came flying across the street to help to push ... I thought what a special tribute during this Fourth of July weekend, to the wonderful country we live in.”
— Maugansville

“Republicans have been begging President Obama to lower corporate tax and health care mandates on small businesses, so we can have jobs. Jobs are going overseas because they get away from union and high corporate taxes.”
— Funkstown

“I have only called the county commissioners three times; one to Bill Wivell and one to Kris Aleshire. Both always stopped in after their other job and checked calls, and returned my calls. But I called these new people once, and no answer. These two were dedicated county commissioners. They were both smart, too.”
— Williamsport

“What happens when we raise taxes on the rich? They pass it on to the consumer to pay and move their businesses overseas. We hit the oil companies, they raise gas prices — which are already high, too — pay it, and it causes everything else to go up, like food.”
— Hagerstown

“The fact we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of a leadership failure. Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better. President (then Sen. Obama) in 2006 must have forgotten about this.”
— Hagerstown

“Nearly every day I see a bumper sticker that says ‘Freedom is not free.’ I have family members who have fought and died in the French and Indian War, the American Revolution, the Civil War and both world wars. Don’t you think my family has paid the price for our freedom?”
— Halfway

“I’m just wondering if anybody has seen hummingbirds this year. I saw one about a month-and-a-half ago. I haven’t seen any since, and I’ve asked other people; same thing, they haven’t seen any hummingbirds. So I was just wondering if anybody’s seen any hummingbirds. Have a good day.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“This is in comment to the person from Hagerstown that says Christian America, it’s time for us to rally. OK, enough is enough. If all these illegal aliens can do what they do, I don’t see why gay couples cannot get married. As long as they work, they pay taxes, they pay in to Social Security, I don’t care if they’re gay or not. And as far as I’m a Christian, but you know what, that’s between them and the Lord. And you can bet your bottom dollar that they’re not going to have a bunch of illegitimate children that they don’t want to pay for and be deadbeat parents, like heterosexual couples. So I see nothing wrong with it.”
— Washington County

“I haven’t heard if the support personnel for the BOE received their raise. I hope that they did, because they work very hard and deserve a little bit of a cost-of-living raise.”
— Washington County

“The Congress and the Senate are never going to vote to drop the tax on the rich, because they are rich. They’re either millionaires or billionaires or close to it, so they don’t want to be taxed any more. And they need to take away some of their perks, with their health care for life, and things like that. They go in there knowing they’re going to be set for life. We need to drop some of that stuff and see who runs for the office, the ones who want to really help the people and not take away Medicare.”
— Washington County

“What is wrong with these corporatist Republicans? How greedy can you be? Isn’t controlling 90 percent of the country’s wealth enough? I’m voting Democrat.”
— Hagerstown

“Trash isn’t what piles up around the recycling bins that the county is removing. Trash is what you call those who bring their soiled carpet and ruined mattresses to those recycle bins and dump them there. That’s what trash is.”
— Halfway

“Why doesn’t Washington County just put curbside recycling to a vote at the next election? Find out just how many people really want it, and are for a tax increase to get it. This is a democracy, after all. Majority rules. End of discussion.”
— Washington County

“Getting very annoyed with all the calls complaining about the teachers’ raises. Don’t forget, everyone in this country has a choice of choosing their own profession. If you thought it was such a cake job and such a high-paid job, then why didn’t you choose to do it? Furthermore, if you would like to work my job for a month, I would be glad to have you in my classroom for a whole month, and then we’ll talk about whether or not I am overpaid.”
— Washington County

“I’m a senior citizen, soon to be 90 years old. We worked, saved, raised our family and built our home, on minimum wage, so we would have a home in our old age. Recently, we got a tax bill for $2,500. Someone is charging us over $7 a day, $50 a week, or $200 a month, to live in our home. Is this America? Wake up, people.”
— Washington County

“Regarding the PETA’s request for Miss Maryland to give up her fur coat, Miss Maryland, please, please do not give up your fur coat. You earned it; keep it. And as to me, PETA always stood for ‘People Eating Tasty Animals’ is what I always thought it stood for, but I guess not. But I’ll give up my meat and you give up your furs when the PETA leadership gives up their Gucci handbags, their Italian shoes, and their Volvos with their leather seats. ... Don’t give up your coat. Make a stand.”
— Maugansville

“It’s great to hear that MARC service will begin daily service, daily all-day service, but it’s a shame it’s not going to start until 2015.”
— Maryland

“This is in reply to someone who called in complaining about the open burning and some similar problems in the Sharpsburg Pike/St. James Village area. I lived in St. James Village for many years, and I reported this several times. The person was doing open burning in his garden, burning garbage, all kinds of stuff. It made horrible smells and thick smoke. And after contacting the county and several fire departments, I couldn’t make any headway. What you need to do is call the health department. Find out who’s doing it and when, and contact the health department. They’re the only ones that are going to help you.”
— Hagerstown

“I think if the American people would know how much money is spent by the senators, congressmen, their staff, their family and their friends; they get free trips overseas, all expenses paid, food, luggage, wherever they want to stay, visit country after country, it’d probably be about a half a billion dollars they spend a year just to travel around the world for free.”
— Hagerstown

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