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Mail Call - May 17

May 17, 2012

“This is about the stadium downtown. They said there’s plenty of parking to go around. About two weeks ago on a Friday night, they had an event down at The Maryland Theatre. Well, it was bottle-necked downtown, and we asked somebody what was going on, they said they couldn’t find parking to go to the event at The Maryland Theatre. Now if they can’t find parking for an event at The Maryland Theatre, how in the world are they going to find enough parking to go to the stadium?”

— Hagerstown



“I want to go on record as a taxpayer of Washington County that I do not want taxpayer funds spent on a new stadium for a Class A baseball team in Washington County. We have other worthy projects that the money could be used for.”

— Washington County



“Hagerstown caller, you’re one person and obviously not a Republican, so how dare you presume to speak for us and represent our views? This Christian conservative Republican is going to vote for the candidate who best shares my views and values, and will enact policies I think will be best for our country, and that emphatically isn’t President Obama. It apparently never occurs to you that Christians can have widely differing political views, and it shows how desperate you Obama supporters are. You can’t defend his record.”

— Frederick, Md.



“Given the economic circumstances, $400,000 a year from county taxpayers for 20 years for a ball stadium is kind of ridiculous, when water rates are going to go up and everything, and then with the water rates, the sewer rates will go up also. They’re going to be charging us more money for that, and then they want to go and build a ball stadium, which is stupid, because if they’re going to build it downtown, what about the county residents hooked to city water and sewer? ... I think it’s ridiculous, and I think that they should be more concerned about the current economic condition than some crazy ball stadium.”

— Washington County



“In watching local news on TV concerning the Hagerstown City Council meeting on the proposed stadium, it also included a view of spectators in Municipal Stadium. Looks like to me there were more people at the meeting. Who will pay for a new stadium, with all the empty seats? No, not the council, but those taxpayers.”

— Martinsburg, W.Va.



“Hurray, hurray, hurray, for the voters in North Carolina, for turning back the ban on gay marriage. Hopefully there’s enough Marylanders  who will have the values in November to turn back Martin O’Malley and his left-wing agenda.”

— Hagerstown



“You repeatedly, whenever you write up articles on the gasoline prices, you invariably put it in even pennies ... All gas prices I ever see are always in with 9/10ths of a cent. Like, you chop off that ninth of a cent, you’re giving a false impression that the gasoline price is in fact almost a penny less than it really is. It says 3.68. It should be saying 3.69. It shouldn’t say 3.68 ... a whole penny. False information.”

— Hagerstown



“I feel there are two government programs that need to be turned inside out and redone. One, of course, is welfare, which is long overdue, but the other is this unemployment situation. I know for a fact, because I know the individuals, people are collecting unemployment while their wives are working — or their partners, let’s put it that way — and all they’re doing is loafing around the house, playing on computers. Some of these individuals have been doing this for two to three years. Now, something’s wrong with the system, and it needs to be redone, or at least investigated.”

— Hagerstown

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