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Mail Call - Aug. 11

August 11, 2011

“To the caller whining about what the Bible does and doesn’t say about the rich and heaven: If you check your Bible, Matthew 19:24, you’d see it reads, ‘And again I say unto you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.’ Please note, Jesus didn’t say ‘greedy rich man,’ he said simply, ‘rich man.’ Amen.”

— Waynesboro, Pa.



“Wednesday’s paper, Aug. 3, when Mitch McConnell of Kentucky says that ‘the American people agree with us on the nature of the problem. They know the government didn’t accumulate $14.3 trillion in debt because it didn’t tax enough.’ No, they need to stop spending. They need to bring our boys home and put that money to use here in America, not overseas. That’s my opinion.”

— Hancock



“This is in response to the man about the BOE, about sending homework home to students. I went to a Catholic private school growing up, and we’d better have homework, and our parents better check it, because we got a better education than these kids today.”

— Hagerstown



“Thanks to Tim Rowland for his excellent editorial ... regarding the tea party; rather, the party of ‘no.’ No compromising, no bipartisanship. A poll should be taken to reveal the percentage of these narrow-minded, arrogant members who are benefiting from Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, etc. — all liberal (gasp) programs ... Charles Krauthammer. Therefore, Mr. Rowland is a welcome relief in the conservative Herald-Mail. Right on, Tim.”

— Washington County



“Come on, Boonsboro. You have the opportunity to lead the rest of Washington County; don’t blow it. It is becoming increasingly important to have control over the food we eat. Those who wish to raise chickens should be free to do so. The city of Frederick has had a backyard chicken ordinance for ages now — join them.”

— Hagerstown



“To the lady who made a complaint about the dog in her neighborhood: I live in the neighborhood, and have you ever considered the fact that you let your dog run/walk around the neighborhood with you or your kids, unleashed, has something to do with other dogs barking or becoming aggressive? I know there has been several times I have found your dog roaming, and led her back to your house. Also, the dog sits in the middle of the street and waits for you guys as you are running. Leash your dog.”

— Keedysville



“Nancy, Nancy (Pelosi). Your speech has always been partisan, hurtful and hateful, but recently, it has turned just weird. Perhaps it is because the spotlight is no longer on the queen, or you no longer have your own personal airplane with its taxpayer-paid open bar.”

— Chambersburg, Pa.



“Ms. Parker, re: ‘Toss the tea party’ in Tuesday’s op-ed: You just wish and wish, but it will never happen. It’s just too big to fail.”

— Robinwood



“Where are the police when you need them? Someone is either going to get killed or hurt bad on 66, between Boonsboro and Mapleville. There are hills between El Rancho Road and Mill Point Road, and cars, trucks and motorcycles fly by here, and we are not talking about five or 10 miles over, but speeds over 60, and the limits are 30 and 40. The police can sit in my driveway and set up a speed check, and I won’t mind. They need to do something before someone gets killed. We can’t even get out of our driveway without a car right up on you when you turn out onto 66.”

— Boonsboro



“Love Mail Call. Skim over the ones that don’t interest me. This is for scooter operators. I look out for you on the road, but I don’t want to have to walk around your mode of transportation parked on the sidewalk in front of a business when I want to enter to shop.”

— Washington County



“To the person from Chambersburg ... : President Reagan was the very first president who left his office with a debt of more than $2.4 trillion.”

— Hagerstown



“To the caller who’s complaining about the National Institutes of Health giving $30 million to Chinese scientists and Chinese universities: Maybe those scientists are working on cures for diseases that will help us all. Or maybe if our parents spent more time working with their teachers for their students, perhaps we might be able to compete with the Chinese.”

— Hancock

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