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Mail Call - Nov. 30

November 29, 2011

“You know, this business of not getting a budget for the country is just a lot of whoop-dee-doo, because the Republicans had said, right from the very beginning, that they will do not anything to help President Obama, because they want him to be a one-term president. So instead of doing what is right for the country, they are doing what they want to do, to get him out of office.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“The Tim Butterworth opinion page article in the Nov. 22 paper is an outrage. His equating the Occupy Wall Street movement to the civil rights movement, the South Africans’ overthrow of apartheid, the Egyptian uprising, and the Polish Solidarity movement, is ridiculous.”
— Brightwood Acres East

“I guess you’re printing another one of those leftist editorials in today’s paper, ‘Lost causes can win.’ Probably your Tim Butterworth has never even spent time in a tent in the Occupy Wall Street, because he surely is not speaking of what’s going on there when he compares it to what happened in Poland. And I don’t think we’re quite where Poland was. So let’s have some counter-editorials, please. You’re getting a little biased toward the leftists.”
— Hagerstown

“I just read the article in today, Tuesday, of Tim Butterworth, ‘Lost causes can win.’ I think it is real nice how the unions can blame the chamber of commerce and all that for spending a lot of money to get the Republicans in office, when the unions spend millions and millions. Take Ohio, for ... the last time they voted the other day, how much the unions spent. The unions are one of our major problems with ... all of them. They work for 20 years, and that’s not including military, but they work for 20 years and get paid for the rest of their life. That is not any way to run a business, including the government.”
— Hagerstown

“You can tell that the JFK 50 was just run, because the canal towpath is littered with trash from power bars and power gels. Congratulations to all the runners, and please clean up after yourselves.”
— Sharpsburg

“First, I’d like to say thank you and have a very happy Thanksgiving. I would like to especially thank the person who found my purse in the cart. ... I know there’s angels out there. I really appreciate you returning it. And I would also like to say please put more stress on Thanksgiving, our blessed feast. Thank you, and God bless.”
— Big Pool

“I am one taxpayer who would love to see stepped-up police patrols, not just on the holidays, but at least one day every week. The police, specifically, the state police, could designate a day each week — and keep it to themselves, they don’t have to publicize it — and have just one day a week designated as ‘go after the speeders.’ I don’t care if they use my tax money to do that. I’d love to see it. I travel the interstates almost on a daily basis, and I’m the same as everybody else, I always go a few miles an hour over the speed limit, but I don’t fly, like a lot of them.”
— Hagerstown

“It is Maryland law that drivers must turn on their headlights when they use their windshield wipers in rain, mist, snow, fog or other precipitation. Although your car may be equipped with running lights, your taillights do not come on. You must turn on your headlights. Approximately 75 percent-plus (of) cars in the U.S have running lights only in the front. It is very difficult to see vehicles with no taillights in rain, mist, snow, fog or other precipitation. Please, for your safety and others, turn on your headlights.”
— Hagerstown

“As a conservative, I cannot believe the House Republicans, who say they love our country, would allow our country to go down the tubes because of a stupid pledge they took, authored by Grover Norquist, agreeing to never raise taxes of any kind as long as they are in the Congress. We are in a position that we need to bring in more revenue as well as cut spending. Tell Grover to take that pledge and stick it. Stop being a coward, and man up.”
— Chambersburg, Pa.

“To the Hagerstown caller who stated. ‘God has everything under control’ in their comment concerning global warming: Are you serious? Do you really believe that? Look at the world around us. If all of us did our own jobs in such a poor manner, we’d deserve to be fired.””
— Hagerstown

“The most significant difference between Occupy Wall Street and the tea party is that the tea party joined the Republican Party and has now become a part of the problem rather than a solution to the problem.”
— Hagerstown

“Kudos to the town of Williamsport for sponsoring Charlie Brown Christmas. I just finished decorating a tree for the event, as I have done for the past three years. This year is outstanding, and what a great bargain: Free. When you think of Charlie Brown Christmas, you think of sorry-looking trees, but this is far from the truth for this event. They tell me all of the 70 trees have been donated by the community over the years, and what beautiful trees. Groups have decorated the trees in many beautiful themes, and there are many other things to see while you are there. ... Don’t miss it.”
— Downsville

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