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Mail Call - July 22

July 22, 2011

“I’m just commenting on all of these Mail Calls on the mo-peds. I’m a 77-year-old man. I own a mo-ped, and I try not to hold up traffic, but these people who keep complaining about these mo-peds, they should live in India or Germany or Greece or Italy, where mo-peds are on the road 24/7. Time to stop talking about the mo-peds and the scooters.”

— North End, Hagerstown



“I’m getting tired of seeing President Obama on TV. I thought he’d make a good president, being a constitutional lawyer, a teacher. I realize the only thing he’s done so far is go around the Constitution. He made a lot of promises, but you haven’t fulfilled them. So I’m getting tired of seeing him on TV. ... I hope and pray to the Lord that nobody lets him back in there. He’s destroying our country, taking away our freedoms, any way he can. He thinks he’s a king.”

— Hagerstown



“I’d like to bring up a point, that every time we have a lot of rain and the water rises, and we have all of the water clear up to the aqueduct in Williamsport, why is it that if I cross the bridge into West Virginia, it’s never high on that side? I’d just like to know if anyone would like to comment on that?”

— North Hagerstown



“I’d like to comment on Tim Rowland’s ‘Boonsboro has the right idea on chickens.’ I totally agree with him, and Hagerstown should follow suit. After doing the math, I found out that my family could save $1,400 a year if Hagerstown, Md., would allow us to get three chickens, and in this day and time where money is so tight, that extra $1,400 would come in handy.”

— Hagerstown



“To the person from Boonsboro, about the mo-ped on Friday at ‘rush hour:’ I am just wondering if the person on the mo-ped was doing the speed limit (and by speed limit, I mean the posted limit, not what we think we should be able to go). If not, then they should have gotten to the side of the road. There is a shoulder along Sharpsburg Pike, although after you cross Wilson Boulevard the speed limit drops to 25 mph. Paying for tags and insurance will not make the mo-peds or scooters go faster, it just means they will be able to go on the Interstate.”

— Hagerstown



“Thank you, Herald-Mail, for the article, ‘Remembering the Bill of Rights,’ published July 4. I hope that when the holidays arrive, people will remember the First Amendment and the comments by the two religious leaders in Hagerstown, and not complain so much that their ‘rights as Christians’ are being taken away from them because of the use of ‘Happy holidays,’ etc. It is important to remember that our country was founded not specifically for Christians’ rights but for the rights of those of any faith to be free to worship as they see fit. In case someone missed the article ... : ‘Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.’”

— Williamsport



“There is life and death after the Casey Anthony trial. It’s all around us; just check the local news. Why so fascinated with such horrible daylong news coverage? We are fascinated by it, but we seem to accept it any more. That’s sad.”

— Greencastle, Pa.



“Really, Waynesboro caller, how can you be so cruel and heartless as to quibble about something so important as funding for Medicare Part D? Do you want our seniors to have to choose between food and medicine, and starve or die before their time? Especially when you leftists and Democrats never quibbled about funding for — and ran up trillions of dollars in deficits for — wasteful so-called stimulus funds and bailouts for greedy, incompetent, tax-cheating banks, corporations, businesses and Wall Street fat cats, you obviously only care about the rich.”

— Frederick, Md.



“Yes, there are hummingbirds around. I’m seeing mine about every 30 minutes. I have a male and a female. I would suggest you plant a lot of flowers. They like flowers.”

— Halfway

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