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Mail Call - Nov. 11

November 10, 2011

“Well, the TV stations are having a picnic now, about the judge who beat his daughter with a belt, back in 2004. Apparently she’s (upset) at him about something else, so she brought the video out. But anyway, I bet a lot of you who are reading this now, and including myself, got whipped with a belt or a green switch when we were kids, and it never hurt us a bit. As a matter of fact, it taught us respect. Look at what’s happened in the world today, with the lack of respect. Kids can get away with murder. We let them do anything. They can get anything with anything. We’re in most cases not to discipline them, afraid we’re going to hurt the little babies. I think we need to use more belts and more switches.”
— Sharpsburg

“I’d like to salute the Occupy Wall Street protesters. They’re doing a good job to free us from the Federal Reserve, who’s a bunch of private bankers from foreign lands.”
— Hagerstown

“I was watching Anderson Cooper tonight, and he had Nancy Pelosi on, and she says, and I quote, ‘Obama has been a job creator since day one.’ Day one, it was 6.8 (percent). He spent a trillion dollars trying to create jobs, most of them were in government, and it’s 9.1 unemployment now. Now how could he be a job creator?”
— Williamsport

“On A4 today, your cartoon is outrageous. I really object to it. It is racism in its fullest, trying to destroy a conservative Republican with credentials. I don’t believe this paper ever did anything similar about President Obama and all his troubles, or his relationships or friends, or Bill Clinton, or Edwards, or some of the others. I wish you would find a ... may you be blessed and change your tune.”
— Hagerstown

“Are there any Native Americans living in Washington County? If so, I would like for them to contact the newspaper, because this is Native American Month, and I think it should be put in the newspaper. As much other races that are in the paper for their months, I think the Native American should have it also.”
— Hagerstown

“To you people who make fun of global warming: I hope you read Saturday’s paper, on the front page. It’ll explain a whole lot for you. Have a great day.”
— Hagerstown

“I have a problem with people receiving free food, free medical, free housing. They have money for tattoos, piercings, drugs, cigarettes, alcohol, but they go around to food banks, they go to churches, they go anywhere they can to get everything for free, and I have to work three jobs. I pay my own bills and do everything for myself. I wouldn’t want someone doing anything for me. I give a lot of money to feed people in other countries that don’t have anything, but not people in this country, because if they have money for all that, they don’t need free stuff.”
— Hagerstown

“George Bush and Condoleezza Rice are both blamed for 9/11; Bush because he made the statement he was not interested in bin Laden, and went to Iraq instead, and Condoleezza Rice because she ignored the August (2001) memo warning about terrorists in airplanes.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“Does anyone know how to stop the robocalls reducing my interest rate on my credit cards? I don’t have any. If I press 1 and go to ask them about it, they hang up on me. I would really appreciate getting these stopped.”
— Cearfoss

“This is a response to two callers in Mail Call. First, caller from North End: Occupy Wall Street is not a bunch of bums. I support them, and I make six figures a year. I’m sick of people just running hedge funds, taking all the money in this country. Secondly, and you can’t criticize this generation, saying they want handouts. This generation’s fighting two wars for you, and they’re good enough to do that, so quit complaining about them. Also, to the caller who says Clinton’s to blame for the 9/11 attacks: No, he’s not. We couldn’t take bin Laden into custody. He wasn’t a criminal at that time. We had no warrant out for him. So get over it. George Bush got warned when he was on vacation in Texas, and he did nothing.”
— Hagerstown

“To North End, who said the majority of people at the Occupy Wall Street are bums who just want something for nothing: This is a prime example of how out of touch some people are; the difference between the haves and the have nots. Madam or sir, I offer you a simple definition. Prejudice is being down on what you’re not up on.”
— Washington County

“I’m calling in part in response to a call for the president, it’s time for get after Congress. I heard on the news today that he was shot down once again on a bill for, that would have given 60,000 jobs to this country for work on road and rail. It was going to be a 0.7 of a percent of a tax increase on millionaires, and they shot it down. You tell me who the special interests of the Republicans are. It’s disgusting. The president can’t get anything done because Congress won’t let him. Please see this, people.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“Why has no one mentioned $1 billion was spent in five months to fly over Libya? We protected the enemy. Some of them are from bin Laden’s gang, practice sharia law. The president initiated this without telling or getting Senate or congressional approval. Now, same with the military he sent to Kenya. Yet when Iranians begged for our help in ‘09 to be freed of their dictator, President Obama ignored them. It makes no sense to downsize our military in the worst of times, waste our money helping the enemy.”
— Hagerstown

“Another article on global warming, trying to persuade people to stop using coal and gas in cars, when electricity is made from coal. We cannot afford a carbon tax, which will line the pockets of the rich and do nothing to prevent global warming, if it is really happening. Secondly, the Wall Street demonstrations are becoming more violent, as I predicted.”
— Hagerstown

“I just wanted to say thank you to the inconsiderate person or persons who thought it would be a good idea to steal a banner for youth hockey from the end of my driveway on Downsville Pike. That has no use to you, and it makes no sense why you would take it. So I hope you enjoy the $4 worth of posts you got.”
— Hagerstown

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