Advertisement

Mail Call - Jan. 10

January 10, 2012

“I’d like to respond to a person put in here about the city or the county needing a consultant to tell them what to do. They hit it right on the button. We elect these people to make the decisions for the taxpayers. If they can’t make decisions, then they ought to have open meetings so the taxpayers can give them some advice of what to do, for consultants. And if they can’t do the job, then like they said, we need to get rid of them.”

— Hagerstown


“Something disturbs me, and I’d like to say so, if I may. The new library downtown, the ball stadium for the Hagerstown Suns, and the senior center at HCC, to me, seem like political local government blackmail.”

— Hagerstown


“I am sick and tired of people criticizing Barack Obama, when they don’t even know how great he really is. He is without a doubt the greatest president this country has ever had, and we need to admit this fact soon.”

— Clear Spring


“The parents should not use the ... mall as a means of babysitting their children, dropping them off and letting them run wildly through the mall, disrupting shopping. And the mall needs to put a policy in place that teenagers must have a parent with them. That’s my beef.”

— Hagerstown


“We fight for years and years and years over in Afghanistan, and how do they repay us? By giving large oil rights to China instead of the U.S. When ... is this country going to wake up, especially the politicians? Our country is being taken advantage of, while we let our own run down.”

— Hagerstown


“I just saw on TV on the news where President Obama wants to stop spending. Stop spending? Why go to Martha’s Vineyard for vacation, why go to Hawaii for vacation? I heard it cost $2.3 million just for Air Force One to fly from Virginia to Hawaii and back. If you want to stop spending, then stop these crazy vacations that you’re taking, and go to Camp David, or go back to Chicago.”

— Williamsport


“To the Sharpsburg resident who told all ‘no-life-having do-gooder tie-wearing liberals in Washington County’ to leave, I say the following: I have a life. I support doing good. I wear a tie. I consider myself a liberal. I even drive a Volvo and listen to NPR on the radio. I do not plan to leave Washington County. By the way, more people like me are moving into Washington County.”

— Williamsport


“I take issue with the caller from Williamsport who says Tony Romo is one of the most inconsistent quarterbacks in the NFC. Ever since the Detroit game, which was about the third or fourth game of the season, Romo has been very consistent. He (has) 29 TD passes and nine picks, OK. That’s pretty consistent. It’s not his fault that the Cowboys are ... playing this weak. It’s the sieve of a defense that we have. They’re terrible. Not to insult your high school team, but honestly, the Cowboys couldn’t stop Williamsport’s Wildcats, and they aren’t an offensive juggernaut by any means.”

— Hagerstown


“I have discovered a foolproof way of keeping all my New Year’s resolutions: I don’t make any.”

— Hagerstown


“This is in response to the comments about historical re-enactments and re-enactors. I have been involved in what many of us call living history since I was a drummer boy at age 12, soon after the end of the Civil War Centennial. Since that time, I have been a member of re-created French and Indian War, Revolutionary War and Civil War units. Over the past 45 years I have spent much more time with those units educating the public and helping historic sites than I have participating in re-enactments, or as we often call them, ‘burning powder.’ Yes, there are those who approach the hobby like little kids ‘playing army.’ But many of us are dedicated historians by avocation.”

— Williamsport


“In reading Friday’s paper, ‘New senior center will be a topnotch facility,’ obviously, the commissioners or nobody in Hagerstown listens to the seniors, because a good 90 to 95 percent of them do not want it at HCC. I do see where it said it will have bus service to the front door, and other transportation options will be available. Yeah, they’ll have the bus to the front door, and other options, but who’s going to pay for it? Is that going to be free for the seniors? And yet you’re going to tack on having to pay to go to the senior center?”

— Smithsburg


“This is in Saturday’s, Dec. 31, paper, A5, ‘U.S. exports fuel.’ I can’t understand this. The heating oil in the U.S. is so high, poor people can’t afford it. Gas is so high. Your federal government don’t want you to use gas. They want you to cut back on gas, they don’t want you to travel. So now they’re saying because we’re not traveling, that’s the reason why they’re exporting. This independence on foreign oil is a bunch of crock, isn’t it? We got the oil here in the U.S., but our politicians won’t  let us use it here, so now the oil companies are shipping it out to foreign countries.”

— Hagerstown


“I’m not sure who it was in Colonial Park East, setting off firecrackers on midnight on New Year’s Eve, but do you realize how inappropriate and rude it is, for a neighborhood with houses so close together, and how many people you woke up? Just because you’re awake at midnight doesn’t mean everyone else wants to be awake at midnight. Perhaps I should knock on your door at 4 a.m. when I’m on my way to work.”

— Hagerstown


“When I see the field in the Republican primaries for president, it truly saddens me to see what has happened to the party of Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt.”

— Waynesboro, Pa.


“This is in reply to the Sharpsburg caller who you have in the Dec. 30’s paper, about all us do-gooders, liberals, we’re tie-wearing, to move someplace else. Well, I happen to be somebody who is opposed to the deer and dead animal pictures in the newspaper, and I’m fifth generation of this community. My grandchildren are the sixth and seventh generation, and they happen to hunt, and we have deer and didn’t need to have it put in the newspaper. I’m still against having dead animals in the paper. I find it offensive. You want it, hunt it, eat it, plaque it up, put it away, the way we do. We don’t need to see the pictures.”

— Falling Waters, W.Va.


“Here we are, Monday, Jan. 2, 2012. The city said to put all recycles in the same container for pick-up. This I did. I happened to be awake when they made the pick-up. Everything went in the same truck, recycling and trash. My question is, how and when do they separate the recycling from the trash?”

— Hagerstown


“The biggest problem with the arts and entertainment district is it sits in the middle of the drug and mugging district.”

— Hagerstown


“Will somebody please tell these people that it wasn’t President Obama’s idea to get out of Iraq? Bush made an agreement with Maliki back in 2005 or ‘06, that all U.S. troops would be out by 2011. He signed it, he stamped it, he approved it, so it was Bush who said the troops had to be out by 2011.”

— Hagerstown


“Tell Neil Parrott and his mdpetitions.com. ... If they don’t want their petitions to be revealed, then they shouldn’t sign something. If I’m as a citizen going to get a chance to vote on something becoming law, I don’t care if 10,000 people don’t like it that their name is revealed. I want to know everything about everyone who signed the petition, to see what kind of (individuals) we have.”

— Boonsboro


“I went to Williamsport on the 1st, for the Polar Bear Plunge. I thought I was at some kind of motorcycle rally. I didn’t see any of the bikers go in the river.”

— Hagerstown

Advertisement
The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|