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Mail Call - Sept. 15

September 14, 2011

“Government is already too big. I say ‘no’ to using my tax dollars for recycling. There are private options available.”
— Clear Spring

“To the person who keeps calling about the airport: If you didn’t want to live near an airport, why did you move to Maugansville? What made you think there wouldn’t be flying vehicles overhead? They host some of the best jobs in the county, and they have a flight school, which flies around and over. This economic booster serves Washington County and the national interest, because we are in the flight path of Camp David as well. You don’t seem to complain about the trains. They’re louder, and blow long whistles ... And I appreciate the hard work that has made our airport attractive to good jobs. They moved out of town years ago, and the houses followed it. So stop complaining, or move.”
— Maugansville

“I’m just curious about how many of you people who are complaining about the airplanes at the airport, moved there after the airport was open, knowing it was an airport.”
— Williamsport

“For the enlightened people from Maugansville complaining about that airport: I’m sure that airport was there and operating long before the community of Maugansville started growing with outsiders. Take it or leave it.”
— Hagerstown

“I agree with Robert McConnell’s letter to the editor of Sept. 4, 2011. It is ironic that it is OK to turn left over two lanes coming and going to a used car lot, but not OK to turn left over two lanes to get to a bank, other small businesses, and our homes.”
— South Hagerstown

“The president’s plan to jump start the economy is to keep the payroll tax reduction for workers in place. Well, that should do it, don’t you think? A part-time employee that works 25 hours a week gets to keep the huge sum of less than $16 per month. By gosh, you can take a friend and eat at (a fast-food restaurant) at least once during the month. Perhaps working on getting the price of gas and fuel oil to lower by $1 a gallon might be a better solution. I guess dreaming of 5.4 percent unemployment and gas at $2.50 a gallon during the Bush years is futile under President Obama.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“Thirty seconds, you guys are a joke. It takes me longer than that to open my mouth and get started.”
— Hagerstown

“Did anyone happen to wonder why all this bad weather? I mean, hurricanes, tornados, flooding, wild fires and earthquakes all in the last two weeks. Maybe God is finally getting fed up with the way things are being taken for granted and the way the world is falling apart. Think about it.”
— Washington County

“To the three ladies who walk on our road and let the dog do its business in our front yard: Either clean it up or stay out of our yard. We don’t walk your road with our dogs and let them go in your yard, so don’t do it in ours.”
— Hagerstown

“Yeah, school’s in and now we have to deal with the loud, nasty kids again every morning and afternoon. How long to summer?”
— Smithsburg

“Here’s a solution for those people who think they’re above the law, and double-park downtown to pick up their kids from these special schools. Have your children walk over to the city lot. Then you can just pick them up over there. You won’t even have to pull into a parking space. Just drive through, kid gets in the car, and off you go. What are you afraid of? Downtown is supposedly being revitalized now, and I’m sure it’s 100 percent safe for your children to walk a half a block. Anybody that’s complaining about the double parking, you might as well save your breath, because the city of Hagerstown’s not going to do anything about it. I just offered this suggestion.”
— Hagerstown

“The first Monday in September is designated Labor Day, not Labor Union Day.”
— Clear Spring

“Monday, Sept. 5’s paper, it says ‘Food, fun, at back-to-school picnic’ in Smithsburg. Sounds like it was fantastic, but Belella said she didn’t see anyone there who wasn’t a parishioner. Maybe it wasn’t advertised very well, because I live in Smithsburg and I knew nothing of it. I would have certainly enjoyed going. It seems like there’s so many things like that that the paper puts in after it’s over with.”
— Smithsburg

“I was just wondering if anybody else noticed how ugly, utterly ugly these Maryland uniforms are. What next?”
— Londontown

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“I’m responding to the Mail Call from Hagerstown about President Obama, what’s is he doing. This person says 2 1/2 years, prices came down and gas, housing market is stabilizing, 200,000 new jobs have been added. Well, the 200,000 jobs have been added, but how many ... gas price come down because re-election coming’s up. So if he wants to bring gas down, then why doesn’t he let Canada build a pipeline from Canada down to Texas? That would help out. And the housing market isn’t stabilizing. The housing markets keep going down.”
— Hagerstown

“Did you happen to catch the Maryland/Miami game? Maryland uniforms are ridiculous.”
— Hagerstown

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