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Mail Call - March 21

March 21, 2012

“Congratulations to The Herald-Mail on the two articles about the post office and the local fire and rescue money. Good articles, you did a good job. Now let’s make sure they’re all held accountable. Reference to the post office, the free lunch is over. We have to make sure we close post offices, reduce hours and keep paying their benefits, because one of these days we won’t have the money to pay the benefits. Thank you for reporting it. Good job, Herald-Mail.”

— Leitersburg



“Have you ever noticed how many people want tax cuts and want prices held down, but only if it doesn’t affect themselves? You know, the post office wants to downsize, but nobody wants to be involved in that part of it. They want everybody else’s area to be downsized and not theirs. And it goes on and on and on. It’s that way with everybody. We have to start thinking about the country as a whole, and how we can get out of this debt we’re in.”

— Sharpsburg



“I’m reading this morning’s paper, and I like Mrs. Penny (Nigh), who’s running for city council, and Mr. Aleshire. I think both of them, they’re the only two I know of, in the past years, tried to save money for the taxpayers, cut the tax costs. And I also think we need a new mayor. He’s in charge of all this stuff — and Hagerstown is going down the drain, so need some changes there. But Mr. Aleshire and Penny Nigh are two I like.”

— Hagerstown



“With the recent push by both the county and city to boost volunteerism, why would a school board member suggest removing student service hours as a graduation requirement? Students probably spend 30 percent of their time ‘plugged in’; at least when they are doing volunteer hours, they are learning about their community, its needs and how to interact with fellow citizens of all races, creeds and economic status. They learn new, practical skills. Not all students will be going to college or will need Algebra II, but they all will benefit from the life lessons that service hours teach. Use common sense and keep them.”

— Williamsport



“To the Hagerstown caller who is complaining about the traffic signals at the intersection of Washington and Locust Street: I am guessing that you do not obey the speed limit while driving in the city of Hagerstown. I have driven downtown for many years, and if a person travels the speed limit of 25 mph, the lights are indeed, as you call them, synchronized properly. So I suggest if you feel the need to go through Hagerstown, then perhaps you should consider traveling or speeding out on I-70 or I-81, since when a person is speeding downtown, it does run the risk of causing traffic accidents.”

— Hagerstown



“I was going to write a letter to the editor re: David Limbaugh’s recent article, but decided it wasn’t worth the effort, since anyone with any sense could see the obvious misogyny and utter stupidity in what he and his brother are espousing. So, it is OK that insurance companies cover Viagra? It would be interesting to know if the Catholic Church is OK with this. I really don’t think that the majority of those using Viagra are trying to procreate. Why should I have to pay for that? And quite frankly, I believe it is morally wrong to bring an unwanted child into the world. Might providing affordable birth control to women bring a decrease in abortions?”

— Hagerstown



“I can’t wait to read Pete Waters’ justification of the slaughter that just took place in Afghanistan. He will most likely blame it on Leonard Pitts.”

— Hagerstown

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