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Mail Call - April 11

April 11, 2012

“You know, this Romney running for president on the Republican side, he brags about how many jobs he’s saved, his Bain Capital, but he doesn’t tell you how many jobs he got rid of and fired, and pulled the money out from these factories for his ... buddies, and laid the people off and bankrupted the company. He didn’t tell you that. ... But he lost more than he won.”

— Hagerstown



“What a wonderful column in this morning’s paper by Tom Firey, talking about the stadium. I, too, am a Suns fan, and purchase one of their packages each year. But I think that Firey has asked the burning questions that should be answered by all who support the stadium.”

— Washington County



“My mother used to say if you tell a lie, I’ll wash your mouth out with soap. If you give each politician a bar of no-lie soap, that would create a lot of new jobs.”

— Hagerstown



“This call is in reference to Sarah Palin being on the 'Today' show. This woman constantly calls the media liberal and lamestream, yet the first chance she gets to be on any of their programs, she jumps at it. She can’t stay away from liberal or the media. This woman has a lot of followers that are crazy to follow her. All she is is an opportunist trying to make money. ... I hope she never becomes our president. It would be ridiculous.”

— Hagerstown



“This is in response to the person from Warfordsburg, about the Great Hagerstown Fair. You bet your bippy I remember the fair. Always had a good time there, and I especially remember Tammy Sue’s Fudge, which was at the top of the hill if you entered from Cannon Avenue, before you went down the hill. And that was a very nice fair, and I wish we still had something like that at the fairgrounds.”

— Clear Spring



“I feel it was the Republican Party that put this country further and further in debt, especially whenever George W. was president, along with his father, also. But concerning a message I read on the back of a man’s pickup the other day that read ‘Hey, Dems, how’s that hopey-hopey change working out for you?’ I would like to say to that person, if the Republicans can do any better, why don’t they do it?”

— Greencastle, Pa.



“What an enjoyable track meet Wednesday, from the free admission to the very pleasant live singing of the national anthem, and the homemade food at the concession stand. Way to go, Williamsport.”

— Fairplay



“I’m calling in response to the person’s comment on the feral cats on Northern Avenue. No. 1, this problem has been created by people ... they just drop their cats off when they don’t want them anymore, and this is tragic. And whoever is feeding the cats on Northern Avenue, I’m sure have made sure that those cats have been trapped, neutered, and returned, so that means that they have been altered, they cannot reproduce. ... Taking them to the humane society is definitely more gentle for the animals.”

— Hagerstown



“The emperor of Maryland wants to increase the sales tax by 1 percent. He wants to increase the gasoline tax, and he also wants to increase the flush tax. What is wrong with our governor?”

— Hagerstown



“I would like for the people who walk early in the morning — especially early in the morning, or late at night, when they’re walking, would they please talk soft, softer, to whoever they’re walking with, or when they’re on the cellphone? A lot of the people are talking really loud, and it wakes people up and it wakes our dogs up, and then the dogs start barking and then it wakes the whole house up ... I just wanted to let them know that their voice does carry ... so would they just please be considerate?”

— Funkstown



“I’m calling in reference to the comment that was put in the paper, Mail Call, April 5, Thursday, about the person who thinks that it’s totally ridiculous that we don’t have a Greyhound bus terminal here in Hagerstown. Here, let me put it to you like this: Let them put it next to your house or in your neighborhood, and you deal with all the people who come in and out of there. ... Then you’ll understand why we don’t want it in our neighborhood. It should be on the outskirts, like it has been for years, but they ruined that.”

— Hagerstown



“The election has caused what I fear is a permanent division in our family. As parents, we have kept quiet about our conservatism, but we miss the warmth. I hope this hasn’t happened to other families.”

— Hagerstown



“Our president was on TV again yesterday. He had the same solutions for our problems: Tax the wealthy, and inflate your tires. Well, that’s not really doing it, President Obama. What you have to do is put the 49 percent of the people who don’t pay any taxes back to work, or make them start paying taxes, so we, the people who do pay taxes, don’t have to carry the burden.”

— Williamsport



“To the callers who think Obamacare is such a great idea: You have no idea that the goodies you get from the government have to be paid for. And there isn’t enough money to pay for all the things Obamacare promises. So the government is cutting payments to doctors. Many doctors already don’t accept Medicaid patients, and are starting to turn away Medicare patients because they can’t afford to be paid less than it costs them to treat people.”

— Rohrersville



“To the person who responded to my Mail Call about nothing to do in Washington County: Just because you have paved road to walk on ... a battlefield which is nowhere near me. ... I’ll give you the Chesapeake & Ohio Canal, but the point was ‘There’s nothing to do in Washington County,’ in which the original submission is correct. One major park with nothing to do, one, maybe two trails, Washington County is letting the Suns leave, and all because of the back hills thinking of let’s suppress advancement instead of embrace it.”

— Boonsboro

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