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Mail Call - April 16

April 15, 2012

“This is on ‘Bike paths and trees, wasteful projects.’ I’d like to respond to Rosalee Myers. I agree with you 100 percent, ma’am. The bike paths, you know, if there is some place for somebody to ride a bike, but out here on the city streets, I think it’s ridiculous. Somebody’s going to get killed, then they’re going to blame the car driver or something. But these construction people have to build homes and all, they have to plant so many trees and all like that. Go out Salem Avenue ... and look at the trees planted on the road. They have trees planted in there.”
Hagerstown

“Hagerstown caller, I was also inundated with robocalls before the election. I don’t care which party your candidate is, I hate all these calls. How do they manage to come so often when you’re eating, in the bathroom, etc.? Caller ID didn’t help. Don’t answer, and they call it again and again and again. I don’t know how to stop them either, and politicians left them off the don’t-call list, once again, exempting themselves from a law they force us to obey.”
— Frederick, Md.

“I read in Mail Call on Monday morning, ‘Please be as brief as possible when calling our reader Mail call-in,’ and I see on the second article, there’s an article about, must be seven inches long, discussed the presidents of the U.S. as being terrible. I won’t read all of it, but — so you must be a Republican that’s screening these calls in, and it’s at least seven inches long.”
Hagerstown

“We had a mean Easter Bunny to visit Oak Street, who egged some residents’ cars. How rude.”
Hagerstown

“I think The Herald-Mail goofed again, to follow up on Kristin Aleshire’s editorial. Where were your Easter Monday photos of the president going to church? People going to church instead of Easter egg hunts, and Mike (Wallace), an icon, dying at a very old age of 93. We as Christians would like a little more support in our polycultural, multicultural hybrid societies.”
Hagerstown

“As you are traveling west on Rench Road, after you cross the railroad tracks, off to the right, there are a multitude of huge satellite dishes. Does anybody around here know the reason, the real reason for all those dishes? It looks like part of the national defense program, and as far as I know, it very well may be. Would they please call in to Mail Call and inform this poor, dumb individual?”
Hagerstown

“This call is in reference to the Frederick, Md., caller who says that criticizing President Obama is not as bad as it was when Bush was in for eight years, and then he espouses that, you know, you should use facts and logic to get Obama re-elected on his record. Well, he’s not spouting facts because it’s subjective whether Bush was criticized as much as Obama. Again, they go with that ‘tit-for- tat’ attitude, the Republicans do. The Republicans need to ... take the high road.”
Hagerstown

“I do not understand the people that vote, why they keep sending back and voting in, back in office, the same deadheads that have been in there for four to six years. It’s time for change.”
Hagerstown

“I would like to know why some people burn, open burning, on Easter Sunday. We saw it, we called the fire marshal, he came out, she kept on burning. That’s not right, and the people who live next door had company, and it was coming in their house, and also the people in the house next door had pulmonary disease and they have a hard time breathing. I think it should be a law — we know it is a law, but she didn’t follow it, so.”
Hagerstown

“I am amazed at this town and the county’s lack of sensible planning. No senior citizens center, possible loss of the Suns, putting them downtown? Washington County Hospital gone, inner city a nightmare, airport hardly used, bike paths — I have yet to see anybody on the bike path.”
Hagerstown

“This message is to the Clear Spring caller who says he apologizes to his children and grandchildren for government overreach that happened under this president. I hope he also apologized to the veterans’ children that all lost — all, for all the veterans that lost their lives in an unnecessary war that Bush pushed us in, in Iraq. And also, to the caller who lists all the things that went up under President Obama. ... Taxes did not go up. I pay less now than I did before.”
Hagerstown

“I went to church on Easter Sunday, and I would have thought my church had had two wonderful services, I would have loved if they could have been alive, but all of the people were so dead, like they are each and every Sunday. Why are some churches dead and why are some churches alive? I guarantee Jesus Christ doesn’t ever enter into a dead church or the quiet churches. They need to close them all up.”
Hagerstown

“Well, ladies, here we go again. This lying president thinks we’re really weak-minded. Close to election time, and here he comes, with his promises. He fooled us three years ago with his lies, but not again. America, pray this man is not voted back in. You know, I wonder who he blames when things go wrong at home, since Bush doesn’t live there. Please pray this man is not voted back in.”
Hagerstown

“I read with interest the letters to the editor on 4/9/12, about Hagerstown and the spending millions on a new stadium, and a senior citizens center that many people oppose. That money should be used on necessary projects, such as fixing our terrible roads. Less than half the stadium was filled on opening day, beer night; at 700 the next day. That says it all. A losing endeavor.”
— Hagerstown

“I would like to know how to make homemade coconut Easter eggs.”
— Hancock

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