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Mail Call - March 16

March 15, 2012

“Leonard Pitts’ recent article, ‘The Limbaugh Rock’ fails to be unbiased, and ridiculously slanted, and as usual. To suggest to his readers that he is an authority and crusader of good versus evil, Pitts is a farce and a disservice to this paper. I didn’t recall him or any other bleeding-heart liberal denounced and call for an apology or shame Bill Maher, Keith Obermann, or any of the other Obama-loving media leftists when they described Sarah Palin and other conservative women in far more vicious and foul language. Where were the great feminists then? Where are the apologies from these saints of the left, for the vitriol they spew?”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“Well, I guess it is true that birds of a feather flock together. That’s why the Republicans support Rush Limbaugh, and his vile mouth and his mean ways.”
— Hagerstown

“In regard to Leonard Pitts’ article on Rush Limbaugh, Mr. Limbaugh erred in his choice of words, but it is equally as unthinkable that anyone would ask the U.S. government to pay for the contraceptives for their sex life. If a young lady is old enough to have sex, she should be mature enough to pay for her protection, or she should abstain, which would cost her nothing. I am a taxpayer and a citizen of the U.S. I think an immoral lifestyle should not have to be part of our taxes that we have to pay for. And I’m totally against it, and I think Leonard Pitts, as usual, is wrong.”
— Hagerstown

“So correct me if I’m wrong. If you’re a liberal, you can say anything about anyone, and no one is supposed to complain; for example, the comments made about Sarah Palin and Michele Bachmann. However, if a conservative says something about someone, it’s like World War III. If you ask me, terrorism and the national debt are not the major threats to our country. It’s the liberal machine.”
— Halfway area

“I haven’t seen anything in the paper concerning this, but resident of Maryland hunters need to know that there’s a bill in process going through the system in Maryland to raise the Maryland resident hunting license to $95 a year. This would make this one of the highest resident hunting licenses in the U.S. We need to get out and voice our opinions, and let them know that we are not going to tolerate this. I think the hunters need to get there and let them know that we don’t want this. It’s way too much of an increase.”
— Cascade

“I would like to respond to all the people saying they have seen their first robin. I’ve heard on the weather where it’s so warm around here now in the wintertime, we don’t have the winters like we used to, that it’s not uncommon to see robins in the winter, you know, like during January, February, even December, because they don’t go south as much as they used to.”
— Cascade

“I’d like to say it’s great we had a mild winter, but I would like to say whoever’s running the travel department that runs the city of Hagerstown for the salt and cleaning of the streets, please do not spend the money that we saved. I’m sure, with the allocated money for the salt and cleaning of the streets, we only used it twice, and I’m sure there’s a lot of money left over. I’d like to see it be put in a fund, in a holding fund that they cannot touch. ... so we will have enough money for next year. Please put the money that we did not use this year in a fund, so we can have it for next year.”
— Halfway

“Hagerstown city’s transportation priority No. 4, proposed Civil War trail, is stretching it in a negative way, too.”
— Rohrersville

“If faith-based religious organizations do not want to cover contraception in their health plans for women, do they cover Viagra and Cialis in these same health plans?”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“About the ballpark. Did they ever consider the two churches that are pretty close — one across on South Potomac Street, and one here on Summit Avenue? And don’t forget, if they want to improve the ballpark, clear the trees out of the Hager Park and everything, and make ample parking.”
— Hagerstown

“Excellent letter on the Opinion page on Thursday, March 8, written by Karen Harshman, here of Hagerstown. This was another comment — I should say, excellent letter, again, about this Art Callaham and his presumptuous comments about the secret meeting at Fountain Head Country Club. People need to realize these secret meetings need to be stopped. Everything needs to be in the open. Mr. Callaham — I use ‘Mr.’ lightly — should not be so presumptuous. Again, excellent letter.”
— Hagerstown

“I find it strange how the media criticized George Bush during ... Katrina, and how he handled it, that disaster. At least he made an appearance there to see what the damage was. But so far, I haven’t seen President Obama surveying the tornado disasters, and no media comments. Anybody else notice that?”
— Hagerstown

“Memorial stadium at Hager Park: Build a stadium where the stadium is.”
— Hagerstown

“I guess everyone saw in this morning’s paper, the Senate, state Senate budget committee wants to raise income taxes. I am really glad that I can go to bed at night knowing that I didn’t vote for Martin O’Malley. And those of you who did really ought to be proud. He has mismanaged the state from one end to the other, just like President Obama has mismanaged America.”
— Hagerstown

“What is all this hullabaloo about the government not controlling what some religions have done, not done, or taught or believe, relative to the general public? Are Mormons allowed to have more than one wife? If my church teaches that war is a sin, and I should not engage in it, do I still have to pay taxes to support it? I think so. This is not the Middle East. The people make the rules and pass the laws in the United States. Religious organizations do not dictate to a government by the people. If the church does not have to go by the law, I suppose the members do not have to go by the law. Have you ever read the Quran?”
— South Hagerstown

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