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Mail Call- July 26

July 25, 2011

“Once again, the Republican Party is showing their idea of compromise is do exactly what we want. We won’t even discuss anything else. And they’re putting their richest constituents ahead of the good of this country.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“To the Hagerstown, Washington County BOE teacher complaining about their children not doing the work when they send them home to the parents to do, that the parents are supposed to make sure they do it, check it: If that is so, then send half of your $75,000 salary home with the kids to the parents so they can join in on the fun, too, that you’re getting. If it’s gonna be the parents’ responsibility, then we don’t need you then, do we?”
— Hagerstown

“On July 4, I participated in the milelong yard sale in the North End, on Longmeadow Road. To make a long story short, after the yard sale, I had people come back to my house to take what wasn’t for sale; Boyd’s bear statues, lawn ornaments from my yard that didn’t belong to them. They helped themselves. To make a long story short, I would like to have them back. A neighbor I talked to saw part of it happen, but I would like to give them the chance to bring them back.”
— Hagerstown

“Well, Waynesboro caller, the Republicans didn’t, in fact, try to ‘do away with’ middle-class tax cuts. They just wanted to extend all the Bush tax cuts for everyone, instead of letting them expire. And if they truly wanted to, President Obama and the Democrats could have passed any supposed middle-class tax cuts they pleased, just like they did with Obamacare, back when they controlled Congress and the White House, and the Republicans couldn’t have stopped them. So why didn’t they? Again, obviously, just like you leftist Democrats keep saying about Republicans, it must be because they only care about the rich.”
— Frederick, Md.

“I’m calling in regards to all the comments about the teachers and administrators getting raises at the BOE. I think the bottom line is, people that feel they shouldn’t have gotten a raise, it has nothing to do with them not deserving one, it’s the fact that we’re in a very hard economic time, and there’s many people who went to college and earned degrees and have very good jobs that do make a difference in our community, but teachers are no better.”
— Clear Spring

“I think that all our representatives in Washington, D.C., should grow up. They’re acting like 2-year-old kids out there in the middle of the street arguing and fighting. They should be doing their jobs for the country, not for their party. Their parties really don’t matter, if they do what’s right for our country. And for the lady who wanted to know about the hummingbirds ... I have them, and they’re here.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“Good luck to the person that’s looking for a no-kill shelter for animals. I, too, have been trying to beg Hagerstown for years and years to build a no-kill shelter. I have three adult cats that I have to find a home for, or else I will have to take them out to the Humane Society. I’m moving into a facility that does not allow cats, and I’ve had these cats for 11 years. So if anybody does know of a no-kill shelter, I wish they would put it in, because I have called all of them that I know of, and they’re filled to capacity.”
— Boonsboro

“I’m just saying that the senators and representatives we voted for do not know how to get along. They are acting like children fighting in a playground. Rather than blaming one political party or the other, maybe we should vote against everyone in Congress, and vote for someone new. Remember, we have the power to do this. There are fewer than 1,000 congressmen, while there about 380 million (voters).”
— Clear Spring

“The article in the paper about the senators and congressmen taking trips overseas at taxpayers’ expense is true. In one trip, 10 senators — 10 congressmen and senators took their wives, families and friends overseas, stayed in five-star hotels, ate at the best restaurants, all at the expense of taxpayers. I think the president should put a stop to this.”
— Hagerstown

“I think anyone who makes a million dollars or more a year does not need Social Security or Medicare. Those two programs were designed for the poor and the middle class. I think the whole deficit program would be solved if they took those two programs from the rich. They do not need them.”
— Hagerstown

“Just want to say thank you to all the inconsiderate people that misused the recycle bins. Now all our newspapers and plastics and cans are going into the trash. We are not running all over the place looking for a recycle bin. We had one right near us in Funkstown, and now they are doing away with them.”
— South Pointe

“Maugansville, Carroll County Humane society tries to find homes for pets. Chambersburg has the Humane Society, and Waynesboro. The SPCA (Gettysburg) tries to find homes. Dogs and cats are often put in foster care until they are adopted. To euthanize is not their priority, unless pets are in such poor health from neglect it would be merciful. Animal shelters are asking for help, as they run on donations, people are turning pets in as they cannot afford them. Go online, put ads on bulletin boards, advertise in the free column in The Herald-Mail. SPCA is great. Good luck on finding your pet a good home.”
— Hagerstown

“Whose bright idea was it to put a traffic light at the end of Route 67 near 340? If this was at the other end of Route 67 I would get it, since the traffic on Alternate 40 is heavy, and people making rights from Boonsboro make it hard to turn, but there? Now it’s not only the bridge coming out of Virginia that is backing up traffic, that stupid useless light is also. I just don’t get it. Another waste of taxpayers’ money.”
— Keedysville

“Yeah, the Battle of Monterey Pass should be commemorated. It’s something the Nazis would be very proud of. The Union forces attacked wagon trains with just the sick and the dying from the battle, actually pushed wagon trains over cliffs with the wounded still in them, amidst the cry of the dying. I’m sure the Nazi government would have been very proud, and the Union should be, too, for this horrendous act.”
— Hagerstown

“I’ve never gone on an airplane in my life, but I would like to know why they can grope you under the identity of security at these airports, but if you turn around and grope them back, that’s sexual harassment. To me, it’s all sexual harassment.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“The Republicans in Congress want the middle class and the poor to pay taxes, while the corporations and the rich pay virtually nothing. I have a suggestion. Let’s all of us band together and not pay one cent of our taxes until they pony up their fair share. How does that sound to all of you out there?”
— Flintstone, Md.

“It seems strange to me that when a robocall case comes out of Baltimore, they have no difficulty identifying who made the robocall, but when it happens and affects an election in Hagerstown, they don’t seem that interested in finding out or letting us know who instigated the call.”
— Hagerstown

“The Republicans and the Senate are holding up confirmation until they get what they want. They want the Senate to approve a free trade deal with Colombia, Panama and South Korea. Panama is a great place where you can hide your tax dollars and not have to report to America. Why do these people want to help big corporations send more jobs overseas, and hide tax dollars that would help America’s economy?”
— Sharpsburg

“I’d like to ask you teapot people one thing: How do you sleep at night? You’re willing to cut services for poor families, cut food off for poor children, yet you’re not wanting to raise taxes on your wealthy friends, not one cent. How do you sleep at night? If you profess to be Christians — I’m pretty sure Jesus took care of the poor, not the rich. He said the rich man will not make it to heaven, or something like that. How do you sleep at night?”
— Hagerstown

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