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Mail Call - May 23

May 23, 2012

“There seems to be a problem with the Waynesboro Area school board. In fact-finding, each side submits its information to an independent panel that they have selected. The panel then determines the facts in the dispute. The Waynesboro Area school board won’t even accept the findings of their own panel. Waynesboro Area parents, you need to take control.”

— Halfway



“All the conservatives are starting to make up their own facts again. Frederick caller, Reagan’s economy was not worse than what President Obama got once he came in to office. Obama’s was the worst since the Great Depression. And Reagan only turned his around by quadrupling the debt and turning stimulus money into government — for government contractors, to build missiles we did not even need. Also, caller from Berkeley Springs and Sharpsburg, that complained Obama did not get bin Laden, that it was due to Bush policies: Bush did not want to get bin Laden. Bush, all’s he did was say he did not want to get bin Laden. So Obama gave the orders. The military didn’t even want to go into Afghanistan, or go over to Pakistan, rather.”

— Hagerstown



“Somebody was saying about in Mail Call that we never thank President Obama when the prices go down on gas, we only get mad at him when the prices go up. But he doesn’t understand that when the prices go up, they may go up a dollar. They may only drop a few cents, and then they go up again. So it actually gets higher every time it goes up again ... a little bit. How can we thank Obama for that? He has other ways of getting us fuel in the U.S. I just hope we get somebody better in there.”

— Berkeley Springs, W.Va.



“I can’t believe that President Obama would come out for gay marriage, saying he thinks it’s OK, when he knows deep in his heart it’s not OK. I tell you one thing, this country is on its downward slide. If you read the Bible, you can see what’s going to happen.”

— Sharpsburg



“Nice article on A1, A2, about post office closings locally and nationally. They’re going to save $500 million by September 2014. They lose $13 billion a year. What’s wrong with this picture? They’re just putting a Band-Aid approach on it. I agree with closings, and whatever you have to do to cut back, and what about all these bailouts for 100,000 postmasters and post office employees? Come on.”

— Leitersburg



“I’d like to respond to the Frederick caller this morning, concerning Ronald Reagan and President Obama and the recessions. Yes, it’s true, President Obama did have a Democratic majority for two years, but he has also faced a Republican Congress whose stated purpose was to see that he was a one-term president. President Reagan had the advantage of a Democrat Congress willing to work for the good of the country.”

— Waynesboro, Pa.



“This is about the person who wrote in saying about people getting free medicine, free food, help with their rent and bills, and about how they’re healthy and able-bodied people, are able to work. Why do they assume that if you get help with things, it means you’re not working? I get help with three or four things, and I work. We just, some of us just don’t make enough money to do these, to get these other things, with money.”

— Hagerstown



“Everyone in Hancock should be insulted. What does The Herald-Mail have against our small community? We do buy newspapers. Our girls softball team loses a game, and you print a 4-by-10-inch article. The boys baseball team wins a game with a home run, and you can hardly find the tiny article.”

— Hancock



“Yesterday I was reading in Mail Call that the armory is, it would be an ideal place for a senior center, and it is time that we have a place that we seniors can go to, in the a.m. and p.m. Seniors who work days cannot be part of the senior community with afternoon classes or events. The armory has all the things that is needed ... — they have kitchens, gym, parking, etc. It should need very little remodeling, and ... like a ... restaurants, etc., would be able to pick up the seniors for whatever. Plus it would alleviate the problem of additional driving on Robinwood.”

— Hagerstown



“I’m convinced we no longer live in America; you know, land of the free. Fort Lee, N.J., just passed a law that says no walking and texting. Are you kidding me? I think we have turned into some sort of communist country. How sad. I’m sure our forefathers are turning in their graves.”

— Hagerstown



“I just wanted to call and thank the organizers of the Boonsboro Green Fest, and let you all know what a wonderful day our entire family had. My children had a great time playing on the Twister board, and enjoyed all the kids zone activities, and we were able to swap clothes, and enjoyed some delicious sandwiches, and good music, all very affordable prices, while learning much.”

— Boonsboro



“I’d just like to say that the city of Hagerstown needs to forget about a new baseball stadium, which is not needed, and look at the empty houses that are deteriorating and sitting around Hagerstown, that could be used for people who have low income and need housing. The city of Hagerstown probably has no idea how many people are on waiting lists for subsidized housing and cannot get it because there’s not enough in Hagerstown. Look at the buildings sitting around. If you sit on Antietam ... housing, the empty apartments everywhere. It’s just ridiculous. They need to get in touch with the landlords and get a program together and get something going, and forget about spending money on a ball stadium.”

— Hagerstown



“I am sick of people downing President Obama all the time. And this 20-year person who’s out of the Navy, excuse me, but President Obama is your commander in chief. That means he’s head of all the forces, and it’s with his say-so whether or not the SEAL team went in and got bin Laden.”

— Hagerstown



“Happy Nurses Week. We’re proud of all you nurses, and thank you, and we thank Ann for her article reminding us, and I used to work across the hall from Ann. She’s a great nurse and a wonderful person, and I want to say thank you to the person from Hancock, for a nice note in Mail Call.”

— Sharpsburg



“This is about the great state and country that we live in. There’s a politician in the newspaper on Tuesday morning, his statement that the state of Maryland and this country’s so great to live in. Well, I don’t see where it’s so great. There’s foreign countries that have cheaper living and everything else. We’re taxed to death in the federal government. If you own a home, you can’t do anything with it. You have too many restrictions, too many permits you have to buy. You can’t do anything on your own ground.”

— Hagerstown



“Here we have a caller that says that Mitt Romney has no record to run on, no ideas, no foreign policy experience, and never served in the military. I think it sounds like he’s talking about President Obama, who had no foreign policy experience and never served in the military, and no record to run on except as a community organizer when he was in Chicago. However, Mitt Romney ... and he did a lot of other things that are good.”

— Brightwood Acres East

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