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Mail Call - May 31

May 30, 2012

“To the Hagerstown caller asking service workers if the obnoxious and aggressive people last Friday are becoming the norm: I work in the restaurant, and notice similar patterns. However, it’s not every Friday, it’s once a month, during the full moon. I am a strong believer, confident from experience, and will never schedule a big event or trip around the full moon, and if out of my control, will be extra cautious.”
— Boonsboro

“I think it is terrible that Funkstown is having both a water and tax increase. Since economic times are rough, Mayor Crampton shouldn’t have said in a newspaper article that this is a small increase. It might be small to him, because he lives in a million-dollar home, but it is not small to me. In addition, I shouldn’t have to pay for the town’s workers’ health care when I cannot afford to buy my own.”
— Funkstown

“About the article in the paper on the new ball stadium, now the mayor is saying ‘We don’t have all the answers.’ Why did you send all the money to the Ripken Group? A few weeks ago, you seemed to have all the answers, stating, ‘We are going ahead with a new stadium downtown.’ If the money was coming out of your pocket, I’m sure you’d have all the answers. I know everyone is tired of hearing about the stadium, and I am also tired of seeing all the calling.”
— Hagerstown

“Not once did Mr. Hanlin mention the people who live on top of the proposed site for his little project; nor discuss where the people are to park if they return home to discover their only place to park has been taken by someone attending an event at your little project; nor what your little project would do to the low-income, disabled and elderly living at the two federal residential towers. Almost every word you used was also used to describe the going-to-save-downtown little project, the University of Maryland. Excellent educational facility, but it didn’t save the downtown, did it?”
— Hagerstown

“They say the Republican Party is the party of no. Yes, they’re the party of no: No more spending. If this guy’s re-elected again, then there’s no more America.”
— Williamsport

“I just read today’s Herald-Mail, that being Wednesday, and I see the comment on there from our mayor. I’m assuming he forgets who he serves, which are the taxpayers of the city of Hagerstown and Washington County. I can’t believe he said that, that there’s no need for a forum.”
— Halfway

“I want to comment on the Hagerstown caller, that we no longer live in America, because Fort Lee, N.J., passed a law, no walking and texting. She says ‘Are you kidding me?’ Well, I think not, because there was a person texting and walked across a walk when I had a green light, in Hagerstown. I’m not kidding.”
— Washington County

“JPMorgan has lost more than $3 billion, and counting, because of practices that should be illegal, under Dodd-Frank. I hear Republicans saying Dodd-Frank doesn’t work, we don’t need legislation, and more regulation. But Dodd-Frank hasn’t gone into law yet, because the Republicans won’t get it into law. So when the next big financial crisis comes along — and it will; the Republicans will make sure of that — don’t go blame Dodd-Frank.”
— Sharpsburg

“Help, help, help. My husband is a Jr., his father is a Sr., our son is III. They’re between the ages of 33 and 85. None of them live at the same address. We all have different homes. If one of us gets the other one’s mail, and we try to explain to the post office, they quit sending mail to our home altogether. This happened at each and every home. When they forward it, they forward everybody’s, and then we are left with nothing. Who do we call to get this taken care of? We have been to both branches. Nothing seems to have been done. It’s been three months.”
— Hagerstown

“I was reading this morning’s paper, and a woman said that you should automatically, the president of the U.S., you should respect him. Well, that’s a bunch of bull. I didn’t vote for him, because he didn’t have any experience, he knew nothing about anything, he wasn’t even in the Boy Scouts, and here you’re telling me to respect him? Tell me what the definition of respect means.”
— Hagerstown

“Tell me, Hagerstown Suns, on May 14, had 547 fans. Out at the old racetrack where they had those cars running in circles, they had 547 beautiful, good-looking ladies come to see Kasey Kahne. And the county and the city put no money up. Could you explain that to the poor people of Washington County?”
— Washington County

“My mother raised me to be respectful of everyone, and to have a fear of God in my heart, and I think it’s very offensive, the person from Boonsboro that wrote about the 1950s crowd have become senior citizens, if they want to make a walker with whitewall tires, spinner hubcaps and fender skirts. And I’m surprised Mail Call put that in. It’s very offensive, I think.”
— Hagerstown

“How dare Mayor Bruchey make the statement that he did, that until there is a project, absolutely no reason whatsoever to have a public forum? That quite offends me. He is a public servant, and I think someone needs to remind him of that, and the public forum should be for people to voice their opinion on whether or not there should be a project, because a lot of people, from what I understand, do not feel there should be a project.”
— Hagerstown

“Brightwood Acres East, President Obama served on the foreign relations committee in the Senate for the three years he was in there, so he had some foreign relations experience. He also was a state senator in Illinois for seven years. You guys just always like to always act like he did nothing but community organize. Also, Frederick caller, he might have had the Democratic-controlled Congress for two years, but the Republicans still filibustered everything. You need 60 votes to stop a filibuster, which they did not have. The only way Obama got the health care through is because Arlen Specter turned, to give him the 60th vote.”
— Hagerstown

“Greensburg Grasshoppers versus the Hagerstown Suns, attendance 622. Build it, Mayor Bruchey, and they will come. Amen”
— Halfway

“This memo is to Tim Rowland. How can Jon Corzine lose $1.2 billion, but you do not write about it?”
— Smithsburg

“I was wondering why is it a felony if we lie to Congress, but if Congress or any politician lies to us, and get caught, they call it politics?”
— Halfway

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