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Mail Call - June 29

June 29, 2012

“The Obama White House is twice as bad as the Nixon White House ever was at cover-ups. Everything that gets done, President Obama wants to cover it up, and then he tries to turn around and blame it on somebody else. He’s the biggest con artist we’ve ever had in there.”

— Sharpsburg



“I’d like to say what a pleasant thing it was to read Sunday’s paper, with the little editorial that the Miles family put in the letter to the editor, and Tamela Baker. I think both of those were just beautiful tributes to fathers. And a happy retirement to Sam. We’re going to miss seeing you with the papers, out to the mall. He always had a smile.”

— Sharpsburg



“Who is it that accepts donations of plastic caps and lids?”

— Williamsport



“In our day, in school, we didn’t have classmates who were battling cancer, ADHD, autism, have replacement heart valves, need medications for all that, that nurses had to hand out. I lost a little sister to pneumonia, because it wasn’t diagnosed in time, and even if it had been, penicillin hadn’t been discovered yet. Nurses are needed to hand out medications, if only because children found with any medications, even an aspirin, will be thrown out of school.”

— Hagerstown



“I am reading the paper June 22, about the proposed rail trail. The feelings about the proposed stadium downtown and the rail trail are both the same: If it is not in your backyard and doesn’t affect you, it is wonderful.”

— Hagerstown



“I’m calling in opposition to the proposed rail trail. I think $16 million, and it’s going to take 28 years to complete, I think that’s crazy. I think we have other ways to spend our money — not on the Hagerstown Suns, but other ways.”

— Halfway



“Why is the county spending so much money on a little bridge on ... road in Hancock, when nobody travels it, and the bridge is in a real bad curve and on a real bad hill? Why don’t they block both ends of the road off, where there’s no traffic involved?”

— Hancock



“I’m calling about the school nurses, not having school nurses, and one lady said that she couldn’t imagine her kids not seeing the nurse every day. Why does your child have to see a nurse every day? Go back to the old way, like it was when we went to school. If they get sick, send them home.”

— Hagerstown



“To the Washington County caller concerning the school nurses, and that many years ago, there were none: Please, caller, think outside the box. My child is a diabetic who requires four shots a day. My child cannot carry needles throughout the school day. There are children with health issues far beyond the common cold and flu. You need to re-educate yourself, and rethink how the nurses are much needed in the school buildings.”

— Washington County



“Why do politicians think we are all dumb, that we don’t know they lie to us and make it look like someone else’s fault? The facts are, if the Bush tax cuts go, we will all have our taxes raised; my septic does not flow into the Chesapeake Bay; there is an attempted cover-up in the Fast and Furious, the news media slants the news; election campaigning never ends; and the government wastes more money than we can ever imagine, to get politicians elected.”

— Hagerstown



“Everyone should read Allan Powell’s article on page A4 of the June 22 edition. When listening to your politicians, your Wall Street bankers and your generals, remember his final paragraph on the sentiment of rationality.”

— Hedgesville, W.Va.



“School systems are only as good as parent involvement. The lack of parent involvement in Washington County is evident in the bloated mess on Commonwealth Avenue.”

— Washington County



“Joe Lane for public office.”

— Hagerstown

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