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Mail Call - Sept. 8

September 08, 2011

“This is reference to the article in the paper about the recycling meeting in Boonsboro, where a woman who moved here from Fairfax County, Va., wants to impose recycling on all people in Washington County, said it was a second nature in Fairfax County. Well, if she likes life like it was in Fairfax County, I suggest she move back to Fairfax County and not try to impose Fairfax County life on our life, our lives here in Washington County.”
— Boonsboro

“To the caller saying President Obama named the earthquake ‘the Bush fault’: He is 100 percent right. The Bush fault has cost us trillions of dollars, and most of our jobs. The fault will take 10 years to repair, and the ‘Just say no’ policies has cost us just as much. I’m sorry to say I voted for that party twice.”
— Smithsburg

“This call is about the county commissioners meeting in Boonsboro. The people who spoke who want curbside recycling in Boonsboro at any cost are the ones who moved to our town because it was cheaper to live here, but they want to have what they have left behind. My suggestion is why don’t they move back to where they came from? And I hope a lot of people show up at the town council meeting in Boonsboro and speak up. A lot of people in this town are on limited incomes. Everybody is not rich.”
— Boonsboro

“Tamela Baker’s talking points about the GOP rustling up enough votes to defeat the immigration tuition bill is an opinion in need of analysis. Like all talking heads, she could vastly improve her credibility, as could Tim Rowland, by spelling out how the minority party rustles up enough votes. P.S.: Maryland has no more money for favors.”
— Washington County

“Why must doctors’ offices and hospitals have patients fill out a lot of paperwork before they even have a doctor look at you? I feel a lot of that paperwork is ridiculous and all. I feel as long as the doctors and the hospitals, the people who work at the hospitals, know you, they shouldn’t make you wait so long. I mean, you can be in really bad health and dying before they get a doctor to look at you, due to you have to fill out all that paperwork. I think that’s ridiculous and stupid.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“I attended the recycling meeting at North High, and unfortunately, there were only 40-some people there. I see in the paper, there was only 40, 45 people at the Boonsboro meeting. I hate to say this, but that looks to me like recycling in the county is a dead issue. There won’t be any. It’s up to the individual, evidently, just to go to your local landfill and use the recycling services there — which for a lot of people is very, very inconvenient. If you can only get 90 people, total, going to two separate meetings, it looks like recycling in Washington County is hopeless. Good luck anyway.”
— Hagerstown

“We’ve all heard stories about animals and earthquakes. Well, my standard poodle definitely reacted to this one, and the odd thing is, I’m having my roof repaired, and since he got used to that noise, he’s ignored it. But he reacted to the earthquake shaking and noise at once. He knew the difference. Did anyone else notice their animals’ reactions, and especially any unusual reactions prior to the earthquake? It’s long been debated whether animals can actually predict them.”
— Frederick, Md.

“I saw where the question was posed as to whether Mr. Perry liked or did not like Social Security. It seems to be too early to ask this. Don’t we have to wait until he is handed the script from the Republican National Committee? When all the contributions have come in and the favors have all been purchased, we will then know more about the positions that he will take.”
— Boonsboro

“How is our green jobs doing? For one example, in Seattle, Wash., to weatherize homes, the government created 14 jobs and did three homes, at the cost of the taxpayers for $20 million. Now you can see why the tea party, which is not a party of philosophy, is out there complaining about government waste. If you are a taxpayer and you pay taxes, I believe you would be in agreement with that philosophy. But if you’re getting freebies, I guess you would complain, too.”
— Boonsboro

“I’m reading today’s paper, which is Aug. 31. There’s an article about the ‘Crowd and officials debate recycling,’ which is stating that we may be charged for recycling, because of the cost of it. And then underneath is ‘Area police saying rising tide of metal thefts is ‘almost epidemic’ in the region.’ So — and they’re talking about the people stealing and to get metal so they can sell it for a quick cash. Now, if we are recycling our cans, where is the money going, that’s coming from the cans? I’m surprised that thefts have not come around.”
— Hagerstown

“Are you wondering how many foreign countries will send us money, supplies and people, to help us recover from Hurricane Irene?”
— Washington County

“I am on Medicare, and I have had five of my major prescriptions taken off the ... list, which means I have been waiting for a week and a half to try to get an inhaler for my asthma. I am unable to take many medications, because of I’m allergic to them. What am I supposed to do when I have a bad asthma attack, end up in the hospital? And who’s going to pay for this? Why is Medicare so messed up anymore?”
— Hagerstown

“I was just reading in the paper about kissing a mother on the lips is nasty. My question is, when was the last time you went to see your mother?”
— Sharpsburg

“I have a suggestion for you people complaining about the columnists being carried by The Herald- Mail. Quit complaining and don’t read them if you don’t like what they have to say. The paper is providing a balanced opinion page. You can write a letter to the editor and give your opinion. I think that’s a great opportunity.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

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