Advertisement

Mail Call - Nov. 2

November 02, 2011

“I see where a Smithsburg caller in Friday’s paper stated that they’ve been driving through Robinwood area in and around the hospital several times in the past week, and where’s all the traffic. If you go out to work in the morning and you come home about 3, 4 o’clock in the afternoon, and you go out anytime during the day, there is lots of traffic. I have no idea where they are driving, and common sense tells you that you can’t put everything on one road in Washington County. That’s the problem. People don’t have common sense anymore.”

— Smithsburg



“This is to the person who wrote that Republicans can do nothing about corporations sending their jobs overseas. Oh, yes, because of cheaper labor and unions, well, and the EPA, well, guess what? If you want to work for $3 an hour, be my guest. Because that’s what they work for overseas, and less than that. As far as the EPA, I don’t want lung cancer, and you better take a good look ... and they can stop it. They can put tariffs on, and that’ll even up the game.”

— Hagerstown



“My little great-granddaughter wanted to know, for Grandparents Day, how school is different now than it was when I went to school, and I told her, I said, well, we started school out with prayer, the Lord’s Prayer, and we had the Pledge of Allegiance, and we had the Ten Commandments on the right side of the blackboard. On the left side we had ‘Do unto others as you’d have others do unto you,’ and at Christmastime, we had Nativity sets at the school, and at Halloween, the popular costumes were angels, fairies, wedding gowns, gypsies, magic, men that did magic.”

— Hagerstown



“I was watching Monday Night Football, and I’m a great Ravens fans, right, but I told all of my buddies, this guy (Flacco) ... quarterback from New England went down, Brady came in, won Super Bowl. The quarterback went down in Pittsburgh, Roethlisberger came in, won Super Bowl. Green Bay got rid of Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers came in, won a Super Bowl. This guy (Flacco), he’ll never win anything but maybe one or two more playoff games. He is terrible.”

— Williamsport



“The paper did such a great job of disclosing the fire and emergency funds, was wondering if they could also dig into whatever happened to the fire in Clear Spring, and what caused it, who was to blame. Just seems a little fishy that it’s never come out in the paper, and it’s never been publicized.”

— Clear Spring



“Just one thing about the unions: They make lots of promises, lots of things that they can do and will do for you. Tell them to put it in writing. The only thing they will put in writing is the fact that they will take money out of your paycheck, every single paycheck, and that’s the only promise they will put in writing.”

— Hagerstown



“I hear a lot of rhetoric now about ‘we don’t need unions,’ and how bad they are. Well, if people will think about it, companies used to use hired thugs and paid-off politicians to break, to try to break unions. Now they use lawyers, certain news organizations and politicians, to try to break unions.”

— Waynesboro, Pa.



“If you look at the U.S. map on page A6 of Tuesday’s Herald-Mail, the most foreclosures seem to be in the most wealthy states; not West Virginia or Mississippi, Dakotas or Montana, or upper New England. Something is wrong with this picture, when you bail out million-dollar mortgages with the taxes from frugal states.”

— Falling Waters, W.Va.



“The most disgusting thing I’ve seen is the other night on the Republican debate, when they blamed the poor for being poor, and everybody started cheering and clapping. That’s disgusting. The right wing’s always saying that they’re more Christian than the Democrats. How can that be, when you boo a gay soldier, when you cheer for people being executed, when you cheer for people being poor?”

— Hagerstown



“Thanks a lot to the person who backed into my car and took the paint off and put a dent in it, and never left me a note, in a grocery parking lot yesterday.”

— Hagerstown



“Smithsburg, pharmaceuticals give a lot of medicine away, but the liberal media never mentions this. It takes years of research to develop drugs. Pharmaceutical companies had their taxes raised quite a bit by President Obama, and like everything else, it is passed on to the customer. Obama knew this, yet he claims to be trying to help lower prices. Manufacturers of medical devices have seen a big tax increase, which hurts seniors. GE got the medical device manufacturing contract, and now China has that.”

— Hagerstown



“Tim Rowland was right on with his Oct. 25 column on Meritus’ new policy on giving out patient condition. I recently was discharged from Meritus after major surgery. A friend stopped by that afternoon to see me, and was told by a stern, no-smile person at the information desk that ‘he is no longer a patient.’ My friend asked, ‘That’s good, right?’ Again a somber, robotic response, ‘He is no longer a patient.’ That kind of response is more hurtful than helpful.”

— Keedysville



“This is to the person from Clear Spring, talking about not giving some fire departments gaming money for a year. Do you realize how much a new fire engine costs, or how much money it takes to operate a station? Also, the fire stations that have a paid driver during the day, that money to pay that driver comes from the department’s own money.”

— Hagerstown



“This is to the person from Hagerstown complaining about the fire companies not having to contribute any gaming money they make. There is nothing wrong with that, and it doesn’t need to be changed.”

— Funkstown



“The Herald-Mail has been doing a fantastic job on their exposés of things like the mishandling of the fire and rescue money, and I would like to see them do a story on how long and how much money has been spent on the fixing up of downtown Hagerstown ... over all these years.”

— Halfway



“I don’t know who is in charge, but Edgewood Drive and Route 40, they need to get the right-turn-only lanes and the through lanes marked properly. It’s been a long time. They need to finish that job, and do it correctly.”

— Hagerstown



“I just heard that Rick Perry thinks it’s fun to taunt President Obama concerning his birth certificate. Most likely he was a schoolyard bully. Republicans ... you should be so proud of your candidate, a 59-year-old bully.”

— Flintstone, Md.



“I’d like to know how to get in contact with the immigration board. I just found out that there’s a person who is in the U.S. illegal. His visa or whatever it was ran out at the first of the year, and I’d just like to know how to get in contact with the immigration board. If anybody knows, please put it in Mail Call.”

— Hagerstown



“Concerning people out there using the system, such as the unemployment system and the welfare system, I feel they need to put a stop to some of the wasteful spending in our country. For example, I don’t feel it’s right for a lot of these women to continue bringing children into this world and then getting on the welfare system to pay for it all. Also, the people who are abusing the unemployment system by continuing to sit instead of trying to get another job, keep drawing unemployment. I feel they need to put a stop to both.”

— Greencastle, Pa.

Advertisement
The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|