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Mail Call - Dec. 20

December 20, 2011

“I’d like to say on behalf of the Sons of AMVETS, Department of Maryland, we would like to wish all our veterans and their families a very, very merry Christmas and a happy new year.”

— Hagerstown



“To the person who has not seen any cyclists in the bike lanes on Dual Highway: That’s because those lanes are reserved for people who are suicidal.”

— Hagerstown



“Nice road construction on Halfway Boulevard — not a botched-up job like Edgewood Drive, with no right turn off of Edgewood onto the Dual Highway. What a shame.”

— Brightwood Acres



“Looking at the paper today, on Dec. 7, you see the Republican delegation, typical business as usual; let’s reduce the corporate taxes on big businesses, which will not create one job in this county, only give more money to stockholders. When are they going to reduce our property tax? Keep voting Republican, you bunch of people in this county, you never get anywhere with it. And all you people complaining about the mail, let’s privatize that, too. You’re probably the same tea party people who complain about everything.”

— Hagerstown



“I have a solution to the mail delivery problem. Do away with all junk mail. Three quarters of my mail is thrown away.”

— Hagerstown



“If the Ravens came into existence in 1997, well, it’s 2012 now, so that means they had 15 years to get another Super Bowl — and nothing.”

— Waynesboro, Pa.



“I’d like to say thank you to the lady and gentleman who helped me in the park at Williamsport on Friday night. I had fallen, and they helped me get up to my feet. It was much appreciated. Thank you again.”

— Williamsport



“I am so disappointed that the city has decided not to decorate the Christmas tree at Five Corners. I have been a resident of the city for more than 50 years, and in those 50 years it has always been decorated.”

— Hagerstown



“I find it interesting that yesterday evening, after getting my mail delivered at approximately 6 p.m. for the past month, with the impending alleged snowstorm coming, it was there when I got home from the office at about 4:30. Amazing what a little snow can do to the U.S. Postal Service.”

— Halfway



“Just wanted to remind people, this is a time of the year to remember who your waitresses and your hairdressers, to give them a little extra, just to show that you appreciate them for all year-round.”

— Hagerstown



“I see where Washington County wants $125,000 to hire a consultant. Now, this is coming from the Economic Development Commission. Now, what are we paying the Economic Development Commission to do? Exactly what (is) this consultant’s going to do. And they want to waste $125,000 of hard-earned tax money for a strategic plan that they can’t come up with? Why do we even have the EDC if they have to hire other people to do their job? This just doesn’t make sense to me. I hope our legislators look at them and say, hey, do the job you’re being paid to do.”

— Hagerstown



“I’m calling in regards to the several comments I’ve seen regarding taking comics out of the paper. I can recall, as a child, reading the comics in the paper, and it was what I could read; whereas, you know, my parents would read the rest of the paper. So if we want to discourage our youth from reading, then let’s take the comics out. If we want to encourage them, then let’s leave them in there.”

— Hagerstown



“Regarding these people who don’t read the comics and feel they shouldn’t be in the newspaper, perhaps they ought to try reading the comics. Put a smile on their face and get rid of some of those crabby, negative wrinkles they have.”

— Myersville, Md.



“One has to wonder why no one has gone to jail over the much more serious subprime mortgage debacle that has brought our country to its knees and has caused major unrepairable damage to the world economy. The uber-greedy world bankers and brokerage houses who actually run the world and have wrecked and ruined the world economy and have robbed millions of people. ... Barney Frank and the ilk like him who have protected and lied to the American public about Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for political and monetary gain, and those who created the subprime crash, deserve the same fate that Blago has wrought upon himself.”

— Waynesboro, Pa.



“Somebody from Hagerstown accused the Republicans who control the House of Representatives of not passing many bills. Wrong. They voted to repeal Obamacare their first day. Since then they have passed at least 18 bills for creating jobs, and many others. These bills go to the Senate, where Harry Reid will not permit them to come up for a vote. But President Obama is running for re-election by attacking a ‘do nothing Congress’ (because he has no achievements to run on), so you won’t be told about all the bills the Republicans have passed and the Democrats have killed.”

— Rohrersville



“Some tea partiers continue to paint all the ‘Wall Street Occupiers’ as lawbreakers, because some within their ranks have been arrested for misconduct. Many tea party protesters were obviously bigoted racists, but most tea partiers vehemently deny being racist. If you think it’s unfair to paint all members of your group with the same brush, then maybe you shouldn’t do the same to other groups.”

— Hagerstown



“This is to all the people who have been complaining about seeing pictures of dead deer on the pages of The Herald-Mail during the beginning of Maryland’s rifle season. I am glad that we are not so politically correct yet that these pictures are displayed. If you don’t like them, don’t buy the paper, or cancel your subscription. The Herald-Mail could do without your nagging anyhow. If I had to guess, these people are probably transplants from Montgomery County, the most politically correct place on the planet. You can always tell by how rude people are getting around here anymore. Go back there and protest something. Leave Washington County alone.”

— Waynesboro, Pa.



“To the caller from Clear Spring: There are 17 post offices in Washington County, and they’re hauling the mail 400 miles a day, seven days a week, up and down the road. At the price of gasoline, where are these people’s minds? No wonder they’re going broke.”

— St. Paul Road



“I’m a little offended that the Funkstown school keeps sending — and I’m sure it’s not the only school — keeps sending fundraisers home every week. Buy this, buy that, buy this, buy that. And if I don’t buy the stuff, then my child feels neglected. It’s December. I can barely pay my utility bills and put food on the table. Christmas is coming up. If I have a dollar left over, I’m going to spend it on the child for Christmas. Why do I have to keep doing these fundraisers for the school? December is not a good time. See me after the first of the year. Give us a break. I feel horrible.”

— Funkstown



“Leave the comics alone. They bring a smile to your face after you read all the grim news going around in the world. They’re great.”

— Hagerstown



“This is to the Hagerstown caller who does not want the comics in the paper. Don’t be a Christmas Grinch. Let other people laugh.”

— Falling Waters, W.Va.



“If they can use online voting for a petition, why can’t we use online voting for a general election? It will save a trip to the voting stations and save gas, and maybe get more people to vote. Yes, maybe I could get a lot of votes from the cemetery for my candidate. Think about it. Is that where Mr. Parrott got his votes, to go with his petition?”

— Downsville



“Today I am announcing to all the Mail Call readers my intent to run for political office. I believe I will bring honor and dignity to the office I seek. I assume my opposition will likely bring to surface all the things I’ve done in the past. Therefore, today I am officially suspending my campaign and efforts to seek political office.”

— Smithsburg



“Calling in regards to the party about the one license plate, by Maryland State Police comment, two tags needed if a vehicle is being pursued, goes into a parking lot and backs in, they have a front license plate. Also used for radar, because most cars have plastic front ends, and now with the tag readers, they can use ... with the tag readers that Maryland State Police now has, doesn’t matter how you park, they read your tag. And that’s their excuse.”

— Clear Spring



“I’m calling about the 7-year-old girl who shot the deer. I don’t know what the age is either, the legal age, but I don’t think these dead deer pictures should be in the paper to begin with. I don’t think it’s anything to be proud of. Anybody can point a gun and shoot and kill anything. I just don’t think it’s right to be put in the paper.”

— Waynesboro, Pa.



“To the American people: If you think the economy is bad now, let the USPS keep doing what they’re doing, and it’s really going to be bad.”

— Hagerstown

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