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Mail Call - July 16

July 15, 2012

“I would like to thank all those who assisted in one way or another during the first Alsatia Club poker run, held on June 30, 2012, in honor of Jeff Stine. Over $400 was raised for the Humane Society of Washington County. Thanks, once again, to all those who organized and participated.”
— Clear Spring

“Thumbs down to The Herald-Mail for singling out only one of the college students and other young folks who spoke out at the rail-trail meeting. There were a number of students who did so, with composure and conviction. We should be proud of them all.”
— Keedysville

“I hope when the county officials did their touring of the southern part of the county, I hope they noticed how bad the roads need to be trimmed back.”
— Sharpsburg

“Hey, Tim, your rant against the opponents of the rail trail seemed a little harsh. You obviously don’t have a dog in this fight. No. 1, when it’s in your backyard, it’s different. No. 2, a lot of the opponents are just common-sense, conservative taxpayers, most of whom are probably struggling to get by. Why should they want to pay millions for something that they’ll never use? The sense of entitlement among some of the proponents amazes me. There comes a time in your life when you need to understand that the rest of the world doesn’t owe you anything.”
— Boonsboro

“This call is in response to the person who called and was interested to know who would be crowned king after the death of Queen Elizabeth. As a native of England who was born and raised there, I believe I can give you a correct answer. It will be Prince Charles, eldest son and child of Queen Elizabeth. Next in line will be his elder son, Prince William, grandson to Elizabeth ... if and when he has children. Should Queen Elizabeth happen to outlive her son, Prince Charles, then Prince William would come to the throne next. That is the order.”
— Washington County

“I see Texas and the U.S. Department of Justice began arguments Monday in federal government in Washington, over Texas’ voter identification law, setting the stage for a battle over the voting rights act. Justice Department says the law disproportionately discriminates against minority voters, and they have a right to vote. This is ridiculous. They have a right to vote only if they have the obligation of becoming a U.S. citizen.”
— Hagerstown

“On Thursday, June 21, I had a car accident on Longmeadow Road. I want to thank sincerely the Longmeadow volunteer fire companies for responding, and the nice lady who stopped as soon as the accident occurred, and came in to help me. I wish that I could talk to her personally, but I hope she reads this, and tell her how much I appreciated her stopping.”
— Leitersburg

“I’ve been telling people for about four years now that there’s a time coming that we are going to be lucky if we bring home a quarter of our pay. And now I — since it’s four years later, I realized why: Obamacare.”
— Hagerstown

“I see President Obama’s new slogan, ‘Forward.’ He’s been taking us backward for the last four years. I don’t think he can change that. And plus, he’s still taking a credit for everybody. I should become a Red Sox fan, since they all got mad at him and booed him because he said something wrong. You know, he’s just a character that shouldn’t be in there for another four years. He made the first four years miserable. What do you think he’s going to do the next four, knowing he’s not going to get re-elected after these four, because you can only do eight years?”
— Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

“Not one of your better columns, Mr. Rowland. But since I’m sure you couldn’t get it published without your editor’s approval, I guess that gives us all an idea where The Herald-Mail stands, when it comes to wasting hard-earned tax dollars.”
— Boonsboro

“The Bush tax cuts for the millionaires that they’re arguing about, that’s supposed to create a lot of jobs, I haven’t seen the jobs yet. But I noticed a lot of them sending money over to the Cayman Islands and Swiss banks. So that’s probably where it’s all going to. Oh, by the way, ask Mitt Romney how it’s done.”
— Hagerstown

“Let me see if I have this straight. The commissioners are willing to pump millions of dollars into a stadium downtown, that essentially encourages the citizens of Washington County to sit on their big behinds and eat fattening food and drink fattening drinks, but they don’t want to put millions of dollars into a trail, to help people exercise, stay healthy, lower their insurance costs for health insurance. And that makes sense?”
— Boonsboro

“While the county commissioners are controlling dogs, why don’t they do the same for all these cats running loose throughout town, and doing their thing on everyone’s property?”
— Hancock

“What’s with this redistricting? I tell you, Neil ‘The Petition’ Parrott, that’s all he’s done since he been down there. Every time you turn around, he’s got another petition. He’s supposed to be down there representing us, trying to pass bills to help us. All he does is petitions. So his name from now on is Neil ‘The Petition’ Parrott.”
— Hagerstown


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