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Mail Call - Jan. 23

January 22, 2012

“I’m sick and tired of people patronizing Barack Obama, when they don’t even know how bad he really is. He is without a doubt the worst president this country has ever had, and we need to admit this fact soon.”
— Big Pool

“Once again, the caller from Frederick, Md., has it wrong. The Democrats wanted a one-year extension on the payroll tax. The reason it was two months only was all the riders the Republicans wanted to attach to the bill. Please get your facts right.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“Way to go, Bill Kohler. Your article on Jan. 11 is superb. If you run for office, I’ll vote for you. Thank you so much for your comments.”
— Hagerstown

“Tim Rowland and President Obama say that there is no inflation. What do they call the obscene increase in prices of food, gasoline and fuel oil since Obama took office? If that’s not called inflation, what do they call it?”
— Hagerstown

“Just calling to congratulate Terry Baker, Jeffrey Cline and William McKinley for their absolutely correct vote against money for lobbying. Great choice.”
— Washington County

“Instead of our politicians fighting for the welfare of the people, against the increase in gas tax, against other increases at the government, they have a meeting to decide what to do with the money. What a bunch. They don’t represent us at all, or try to help us at all. Get rid of these people and get some true representatives, who try to protect the people instead of harming the people.”
— Hagerstown

“The Washington County Commissioners made the right decision by not approving the funds for the lobbyists in Annapolis, but the big-time spenders, Callaham and Barr, have to go.”
— Washington County

“Good article on A1 and A2 of the Hagerstown paper on Jan. 10. Hats off to the city of Hagerstown for going ahead and biting the bullet, trying to find lower costs for the landfill. Now what will the county do that it’s going to miss out on $600,000 per year for three years, from the city government going to the county? But look at the article, folks. It says fee hikes and potential cuts. Wake up, county commissioners, you’re asleep at the switch.”
— Washington County

“To the Williamsport caller who called Tony Romo ‘the most inconsistent quarterback in the NFC:’ Surely you jest. Tony Romo had the best year of his career, and is rated statistically among the top quarterbacks in the NFL. Being a die-hard Cowboys fan, I follow them faithfully and am a big fan of Tony Romo. Dallas does need to make some changes — like fire the defensive coach, strengthen the offensive line and improve the secondary, but to suggest replacing Romo is laughable.”
Hagerstown

“Where were Tamela Baker and the infamous unknown Herald-Mail editorial writer when the liberal majority in Annapolis was raiding the transportation and ‘flush tax’ funds to balance the bloated and unfunded state budget? Spending is out of control, and these two want the legislators to bring home the pork. It saddens me how these two support greedy cronyism with other people’s money.”
— Washington County

“The government and everyone else, the county, they want us to recycle, but they don’t put any stipulations on how to recycle. Most people don’t even know how to recycle because it’s never been taught to them. It’s not being taught in our school system. You can throw trash anywhere, any type of way, and it’s not right. Our landfills one day will be filled. ... Companies that produce paper need to have all their papers recycled if they’re not using them, and companies that produce and recycle metal, plastic, need to be recycled in the correct way also. This is a major concern, and people need to take it more seriously.”
— Hagerstown

“Don Munson is a perfect example of why folks want change. He’s a perennial, professional politician.”
— Halfway

“This is in regards to the article I read in the paper yesterday about them doing — proposing a park there at the corner of North Locust and East Avenue. Come on, people, it’s only three blocks to Fairground Avenue. If you want to put a park in Hagerstown, why don’t you do it where other people would enjoy it that have a lot further area to go to? A lot of us don’t drive. We have to walk to these things. And how can the city council do it without the approval of the voters, the residents of Hagerstown?”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling in regard to the article by Leonard Pitts in the newspaper on Jan. 12. Obviously, Mr. Pitts provides another example of being far, far out in the space in the left. To find him, you even need a starship to get out there. But reading it, it just causes me to chuckle. It’s hard to believe and so far out of sync that it’s unbelievable, and the sad thing is, some people who read his articles take him seriously.”
— Washington County

“I’m wondering why The Herald-Mail will not print anything in Mail Call concerning the Washington County government. What can The Herald-Mail be protecting?”
— Washington County

“Regarding the Frederick caller who refers to the Hagerstown caller as ignorant, regarding the payroll tax cut, what the Frederick caller (in praising the Republican one-year tax cut) doesn’t mention is this $180 billion bill would be the burden of the working families to pay, rather than the wealthiest and the big corporations, as it would not levy a surtax on income over 1 million. Further, it would accelerate the decision on Keystone XL oil tar sands pipeline and block a rule from the EPA on incinerators and boilers from taking effect. The bill would also repeal provisions in the health care reform law, plus other unacceptable items. Not much to be proud of in that bill.”
— Smithsburg

“Mail Call, we think that Kristin Aleshire should run for mayor because he is a good man.”
— Clear Spring

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