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Mail Call - May 29

May 28, 2012

“I applaud the meeting held regarding the stadium, and I firmly agree with the members of St. John’s Lutheran Church. Other considerations have not been considered. And I’m a firm baseball fan, and as a famous baseball player said, it isn’t over until it’s over — and it’s over.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m reading the paper on the 21st, on Monday, of May. I can always tell, when I read Mail Call, who puts the articles in. I know this time it’s got to be a die-hard Republican because everything’s against President Obama. So — and I can also tell when there’s somebody who leans the other way a little bit. I can always tell when they are fair and balanced, too. But this guy must be a Republican because everything is against Obama.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling in regard to the stadium being built. I was recently talking to a former manager of the Hagerstown Suns, who has been all around the South Atlantic League, and says that the stadium is a good idea, and I back him 100 percent. He’s seen the turnout in Greenville, South Carolina, and believes the same thing can happen here in Hagerstown, and I wholeheartedly, 100 percent, support the stadium.”
— Hagerstown

“Nice article on small business, Washington County, 2009, in the paper on the 21st. It shows we’ve had 3,500 businesses in Washington County. But put in there, too, they pay taxes. How about all the nonprofits, and all the government; city, county, state and all these nonprofits? How many do we have in Washington County, and how many people do they employ? They don’t pay taxes.”
— Leitersburg

“I’m calling to respectfully disagree with a portion of Art Callaham’s editorial on Sunday. In regards to Mitt Romney, where Art Callaham says that it doesn’t matter how Romney acquired his wealth, I would suggest that if Mr. Romney wants to be our president and holds up his experience as an example of how he would fix our economic problems, how he acquired his own wealth does very much become a question of public interest.”
— Keedysville

“Gotta give credit to the fire departments and the EMS and CRS people that work. I don’t think they get enough recognition or thanks for what they do. We just had another alarm at Meritus Medical Center this morning, on Monday, May 21, for what reason I’m not sure, but take time to thank the firefighters and paramedics for the work they do. They need the thanks, and they deserve it.”
— Hagerstown

“What does John Delaney, who’s running for the 6th Congressional District in Maryland, and Ed Schultz on MSNBC, both have in common? They’re both progressive Democrats, which is all the reason not to vote for Delaney. Plus, Delaney’s been endorsed by Slick Willie Clinton, which is even more reason not to vote for him.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m reading the letter to the editor from Mayor Bruchey, and it seems like all that Mr. Bruchey talks about, all the sites for the multipurpose stadium, are much less expensive than buying the existing buildings downtown for close to $25 million. We wouldn’t, if they used these sites, we wouldn’t have all the noise and distraction at the library, the senior complexes ... in the center. From what I hear, no one says they’re going to vote for anyone in favor of the stadium at the location that’s proposed, so goodbye, Mr. Bruchey, in November.”
— Hagerstown

“Conservative callers, I notice a lot of you calling in, or maybe it’s the same one, trying to paint President Obama as a flip-flopper, for being courageous to stick up for same-sex marriage. He probably lost more votes doing that than gained votes. And you guys picked the biggest flip-flopper in history to represent your party this year, Mitt Romney. There isn’t a position he hasn’t changed since he was governor, a little over a decade ago, from abortion to gun control to taxes to health care ... Mitt Romney will say anything and do anything, according to the polls, to get a vote. He even trashed every opponent. Now he’s crying that he’s getting trashed.”
— Hagerstown

“In reference to the upcoming presidential election, I was a registered Republican until recently. I changed to a Democrat affiliation. I am going to vote for Barack Obama and not Mitt Romney. I believe that if anyone in the 99 percent votes for Mitt, it’s just going to make the Republican-held Congress and him do things that are not going to be ... I feel our economy is moving in the right direction, and Mitt always bashes Obama, but he never really tells us what his plan is to fix things. With the country moving in the right direction, vote Obama in 2012.”
— Hagerstown

“Reading Mayor Bruchey’s editorial on May 21, about his stadium attracting people to the core of the city, it raises one question to me: What is the core of the city? There’s nothing there anymore but some restaurants.”
— Hagerstown

“It’s May 21, and I was just reading the ‘On the campaign trail’ article about the coverage of the Jefferson/Jackson dinner, the Democratic dinner, and the only thing I see in the article is about the Republicans that attended the (event) and what they thought. I really don’t think that’s very biased coverage of the Democratic dinner.”
— Hagerstown

“On Monday, May 21, driving by Hagerstown City Park, right there at the school, a pedestrian crossing, and actually a family of ducks crossed right in the walkway where the pedestrian crossing is. So these ducks were following the law, and doing better than a lot of humans do, and I was just tickled to death.”
— Hagerstown

“Comment about ball stadium: Municipal Stadium is in Hagerstown, and the property next door, the spring works here, is for sale, at I heard a very good price. Just wanted to put that out there.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling in response to the Halfway area caller who (responded) in Friday’s newspaper, about Major League Baseball. He said they think they should stop the infield shifts. That ... (it gives the defense) time to guess where the batter is going to hit the ball. It’s up to the batter to get the ball between them, no matter where the defense stands. That was such a ridiculous comment.”
— Hagerstown

“What does Mr. Quinn think about so many residents against building a new stadium? With attendance already down, and many people have stated they will absolutely not walk downtown streets at night, even though they attend games now, his commitment could backfire. Also, state funding is questionable.”
— Hagerstown

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