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Mail Call - Feb. 27

February 26, 2012

“I think we’ve heard enough about Whitney Houston. Let’s let her rest in peace, please.”
— Hagerstown

“It’s surprising, as I’m sitting here reading Mail Call, and I remember over four years ago when gas price was over $3 a gallon, many of you called in and said Bush was with big oil, and all the things were Bush’s fault. Now that it’s between 3.50 and $4 a gallon, and rising, it was $1.80 when President Obama took office, I don’t read anything about it. Is it your all’s job to protect him, just like the liberal media does?”
— Boonsboro

“I’m watching the ‘Today’ show, and again, I see why I will not vote for anybody, because all these negative commercials that they are putting out on the air about each other is doing nothing but showing me the kind of person they are. It is not showing how they will run my government, but they were showing me what their character is, to cut down people besides themselves.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I have lived in Charles Town almost 50 years. The so-called historic corner up on Washington Street is no way historic. There’s two old buildings there; one was, used to be a service station, and the other one was just a regular meat market. There is nothing historic about that corner. Please, these people, most who are outside of the Charles Town limits, build the CVS. The town could use it.”
— Charles Town, W.Va.

“How very hypocritical of the word of God, for the governor to have said about the table games in Maryland, he’s not eager to bark up that tree. Well, I believe he must have really barked, perhaps even ate the bark of another tree, when he was so aggressive to have the same-sex marriage bill passed, which is abomination to God, according to Leviticus 18:22. Gambling is also wrong, according to Proverbs 28:8. And anyone deceived thereby is only wise in their conceit, according to Romans 12:16 and Mr. Webster. Death and judgment is coming to every one of us, according to Hebrews 9:27.”
— Hancock

“Right on, to Donald Hutson’s article in the paper on 2/15/12. ‘It is time for all God’s cowards to stand up.’ You can call Gov. O’Malley’s office at 1-800-811-8336, to let him know your stance against the gay- marriage bill. Christians have stood by way too long. Love those who have made their decision to live this lifestyle, but never, ever condone it, as it is abomination to God. As for me, I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus. I pray this gay marriage never passes. God bless all.”
— Hagerstown

“This stadium business, I think we should have a new stadium. I went to the ball games back in the ’40s and the ’50s, when we used to have to sit on a wooden bench out in the sun or whatever. ... I watched Willie Mays come to Hagerstown, Robin Roberts, Curt Simmons. And it was enjoyment in my life, and I’m in my 80s now. I think we should have a stadium.”
— Washington County

“I am now looking at the Opinion page of this morning’s Herald-Mail, Thursday, Feb. 16, and I’m looking at the cartoon of President Obama sitting in the confessional, and I just think that is hilarious. I am a Catholic, and I know what the confessional is all about, but I think whoever put that in did it for the day.”
— Hagerstown

“I got a couple issues about the distribution of hotel/motel taxes. One, why were thousands of dollars given to two doctors, who built big, huge facilities that have space to rent, who already were receiving interest-free bonds from the federal government, courtesy of our taxpayers? To me, that’s a scandal. How does that come out of hotel/motel, when the Suns don’t? And two, regarding the Korean veterans memorial, I totally support ... even the tourists. In spite of the $10,000 gift, it should be in a more prominent place.”
— Hagerstown

“According to gasbuddy, gas prices have doubled since President Obama took office. Seems to me that this, and the soaring grocery prices because of it, are largely keeping us in a recession. Where is the outrage? If prices were below $2 a gallon, fewer people would be struggling to make their monthly bills, food prices would be lower and maybe this economy would turn around. Then to add insult to injury, our governor wants to increase taxes? Sorry, my back is breaking as it is, governor.”
— Smithsburg

“With reference to the extended article on the hotel/motel tax, wow, I have more questions than answers now. ... With or without specific wording in the legislation, the intent was clear: $3 million county contribution toward a new stadium. In reality, the tourism development and stadium money has been redirected, in part, to economic development funding. ... And we, the taxpayers, are stuck with a salaried county employee who believes the spending was justified, since the stadium wasn’t specifically mentioned in the legislation. ... Seems to me, our representatives and government saw a $7-plus million honey pot, and spent it. A new stadium should be planned, built and paid for in 12 years, without a discussion of taxpayer funding.  Please remember this when you vote.”
— Williamsport

“The County Commissioners endorse one trash company as the only recycling choice, without a bid, preach they don’t want to raise taxes, but add a recycling fee. And to top it all off, abandon the years invested in getting people to recycle, potentially costing the county taxpayers millions for landfill cell space. Does this seem informed? Cast your vote; participate this November.”
— Williamsport

“To all the citizens who are objecting to same-sex marriage: I wonder what they would do if someday their own children would come home with a friend that was the same sex, and want to be with them for the rest of their lives. I am a parent of three children, good children, and I would never, ever let them go because of that.”
— Hagerstown

“Herald-Mail, thank you very, very much for reporting on the (front) page that we’re going to have to spend $444 million over the next 10 years. And our illustrious leaders said that one-third of the money will come from federal, state grants, which, boy, they must have a magnifying glass or a magic ball somewhere, saying we’re going to get that much money, and the other ... from borrowing. Let’s not do this. We better wake up. They just reported today, a million more homes are being foreclosed.”
— Leitersburg

“I would like to thank the man who paid for our breakfast ... this morning, Sunday morning, and he also held the door for us. Thank you very much.”
— Hagerstown

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