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Mail Call - May 21

May 21, 2012

“Someone put in Mail Call about there being increasing cases of domestic violence, and what’s going on about it. Well, this past legislative session, Sen. Chris Shank introduced a bill pertaining to these acts of crimes, and the increasing severity of these crimes. This bill was passed by the Senate, and no action was taken by the House. This is shameful.”
— Hagerstown

“Well, our president flip-flops again, now fully supporting same-sex marriage, selling his soul to the devil, not in the name of equality, but in the name of getting votes, so he can stay in power. So obvious.”
— Hagerstown

“President Obama is a true politician. He will say anything or do anything that he feels is appropriate at the time, to get a vote, even though it’s against what he knows is the right way to go. He’s just catering to the few who just don’t have their heads on straight. So anyway, as I said, he’ll do anything he can to get the vote.”
— Sharpsburg

“To the homeless person who is living in a tent in Halfway: I’d like to ask you one question, and get an honest answer. Why are you homeless, and what are you doing?”
— Smithsburg

“What a hypocrite President Obama is. He shouts and rants like a Mafia boss about the rich fat cats who should be paying more in taxes, but there he is with his rich, fat-cat celebrities donating millions to him, while in the meantime, taxpayers are paying for his transportation to fly all over the country and do his campaigning.”
— Hagerstown

“I agree with the callers who said Municipal Stadium is a great stadium. You look at Fenway Park and you look at Wrigley, and yet the major leagues don’t make them change a thing, and their locker rooms are very small for the visiting teams. I think Wrigley has six shower stalls. Anyway, it would make more sense to renovate Municipal Stadium and then do away with the old power plant and tie it all in to the renovated stadium. There’s so much that they could do right there, and attract more business and make it more worth the money, right there in the East End.”
— Hagerstown

“Fairplay, you said everyone should read ‘The Truth About Romney.’ I advise you to read these two books: ‘The Case Against Barack Obama,’ also, ‘The Obama Nation.’”
— Hagerstown

“Isn’t it wonderful that we have a president and a governor who are in lockstep with each other, who have the same ideas, who vote on the same side as the environmentalists, the gays, the illegals and the left-wing loonies? Makes me so happy, it makes me want to break out a barf bag.”
— Hagerstown

“As I’m reading Mail Call and all the discussion on the senior center and the new stadium multipurpose activity whatever plans, why don’t we keep the stadium where it is and refurbish it, tear down that light plant over there, build the new senior center in that area? That way we can have all of the senior center activities in one place, use the building for them Monday through Friday, use it as a multipurpose on weekends and evenings, have the same parking for the ball park — and it’s conveniently located downtown, where most of the seniors who will use it are.”
— Smithsburg

“A new stadium? Well, I was in Toledo this past Sunday. It was a beautiful day. The stadium seats 10,000 people. There were about 3,500 there, at the most. It was a nice sunshiny day. The team is Triple A, not single A like we have. The stadium has been there for five years. The downtown is still boarded up, still lots of vacant empty buildings, like it was five years ago. So I guess we won’t have the same thing. Everybody left and went 10 miles away to eat.”
— Washington County

“I agree 100 percent. Hurray for the Frederick County commissioners for eliminating all taxpayers’ money going to nonprofit. I just wish Hagerstown City Council and Washington County Commissioners would do the same thing, one or two years, just to see how much more money they would have. I think that’s a great idea.”
— Washington County

“Are you better off $5 trillion ago than you were in 2008? If you are, vote for President Obama. If not, please don’t vote for Obama.”
— Williamsport

“Once again, I see the Democratically controlled state government is going to get in our pocketbooks. They never have enough money. They just want to keep taking more and more and more. Where’s it going to stop? It’s ridiculous. There’s plenty of places to cut costs in this state. I see waste every day, and yet they never seem to have enough money. They want to spend more and spend more, and they do nothing, produce nothing.”
— Hagerstown

“My call is concerning the shrines along the highways where people have been killed. I don’t totally agree with it, but I think it is a good reminder for our police officers, the troopers who are out there cruising the highways, keeping the highways safe for us. Maybe when they look at those crosses and little shrines, they can ask themselves, ‘Am I doing a good enough job keeping the highways safe for everyone?’ As a Maryland taxpayer, I would love to see the state police being much more diligent and a lot harder on the drivers who are driving recklessly and speeding.”
— Hagerstown

“I would like to say it looks to me like the law could do something about people walking around with their pants down over their rear, their undershorts hanging out. They have to walk bow-legged to keep their pants up, got their hand down in their crotch. If this isn’t indecent, what do you call it? Does that mean that I can run down the street in my undershorts? Come on, Sen. Shank, do something.”
— Hagerstown

“This is in reference to people getting free medical assistance and anything else they can get free. They should be checked out more thoroughly before they’re given this. I know a family who doesn’t have health insurance, they say they can’t afford it, but everyone in the family has computers and iPods, cellphones, and yet they somehow get the free medical and dental work anyhow. So things should be really be checked out.”
— Hagerstown

“Kristin Aleshire’s editorial in Saturday’s paper about the Ripken report was quite an eye-opener. It appears the Suns owners get all the profits, and the taxpayers get all the debt. Why are our elected officials always in a hurry to spend money that we don’t have?”
— Hagerstown

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