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Mail Call - Sept. 21

September 20, 2011

“A letter to the editor, Vicky Smith, about the story about bullying in school, boy, she really hit the nail on the head. If an adult is abused, then the person can get arrested. But children are allowed to be bullied, poked, hit, tripped, have their hair pulled, have all kinds of physical damage, plus emotional, verbal abuse, and it’s just called bullying. I think that the children have the same rights as adults, and if they are touched or abused in any way by another child, there should be arrests, consequences, not just a verbal.”
— Hagerstown

“To the Hagerstown Rip Van Winkle who said since President Obama took office, gasoline has come down and the housing market has stabilized: The day President Obama took office, gas was $1.79 per gallon. Today it is $3.61. Wake up.”
 — Hagerstown

“Why would anyone want to send items to the landfill when they can be recycled? I always recycled at the former County Market. Now I need to go to Maugansville. I hope someday Washington County will have countywide recycling.”
— Hagerstown

“Congratulations to the county commissioners. They found a new way to waste taxpayers’ money. We have department heads doing a competent job, but they’re not competent enough to talk to the media.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m reading Mail Call this morning. I see somebody put in there about Dick Cheney, he likes waterboarding. If you go to a foreign country, they beat your body, then cut your head off. They don’t have a waterboard problem. That’s the only reason why you ought to keep the waterboard, save thousands of lives in this country, maybe a million. This person understands you go to a foreign country, they beat you first, then they cut your throat off, even if you do or you don’t tell them anything.”
— Hagerstown

“I don’t understand what the aversion is to kissing your mother on the lips. I have four kids, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren, and all of them kiss me on the lips. I’ve never had a problem with that, and I see no problem with that. If you love somebody, why do you have a problem with it? Kissing is kissing, no matter who it is or what it is you’re kissing.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“This is a comment about the chickens in Boonsboro. What is wrong with those people? Can a person not have three, two or three laying hens, to collect eggs? That cannot possibly be a nuisance. It educates everyone, and you get better eggs. Kids don’t even know where they come from. Straighten up, Boonsboro.”
— Williamsport

“Watch out, the liberal media’s here. They’re in Pennsylvania. They’re reporting on our flooding here, but watch out, don’t believe them. Remember, they’re the liberal media.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“This is the most disgusting thing I’ve ever, ever seen. There’s 15 Republicans that aren’t showing up to the president’s speech tonight. Now, when he asked the Congress to come together so he can talk to them and the American people, that’s showing disrespect. What did that one guy say, from Wisconsin, ‘I’m not going to sit there and be a prop?’ That is so disrespectful. I don’t care if you’re Republican, Democrat or independent. It’s the most disrespectful thing I’ve ever seen anybody ever do. Anybody that votes the 15 Republicans back in next year is completely sick.”

“Well, I saw President Obama on TV tonight, and it’s the same old thing; spend, spend, spend. He should have worried about creating jobs the first year he was in. Instead, he had other plans. He spent almost a trillion dollars on the stimulus package that didn’t work. Now he wants to spend another $450 billion on another stimulus plan. I mean, when’s it all going to end? Where we going to get the money?”
— Williamsport

“We are heading the path of the fall of Rome. It fell due to high debt, socialism, barbarian invasions, weakened military, big government and poor leadership.”
— Hagerstown

“Responding to the writer who said teachers are not paying more into the pension fund: Read the article in The Herald-Mail from 4/14/11. The contributions to the pension fund increased from 5 percent to 7 percent, with about ‘two-thirds of the new revenue to go the general fund.’ The article also stated that of the $185 million new revenue, $120 million will go to the general fund (in Maryland) for fiscal year 2012. Teachers are paying more into the pension fund, but the majority of the contributions are going into Maryland’s general fund.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling in regard to the article in Mail Call from the person from Keedysville. Apparently, they never served in the military. Apparently they never served in times of war. Americans don’t go around using terrorist attacks on other countries. And this waterboarding, they’re way off the mark. This is the best thing they ever come up with, as far as getting information from the enemy — and they are our enemy.”
— Hagerstown

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