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Mail Call - Aug. 7

August 07, 2012

“I’d just like to say that whether you call it Obamacare or the Affordable Health Care Act, I just received a letter from my health care provider, insurance company, that said I’m going to get a rebate. Being on a fixed income as a retiree, I think it’s fantastic, regardless of whether it’s Obamacare or Affordable Health Care, that I can get a rebate from my insurance company. First time in 40-some years that I can recall ever getting something like that.”

— Hagerstown



“U.S. Postal Service is on the roll again. As of Tuesday, the Brownsville post office will be closing, after being there since 1824. My wishes go out to all the people of Brownsville, my friends and my relatives. I’m sure it will be missed ... OK, U.S. post office, I wish you good luck.”

— Boonsboro



“I am hoping someone out there can help on how to get a senior citizen involved in some kind of activities to fulfill her day. If you know of any kind of programs that I may be able to get her into for a few hours a day to give her some interaction with others, (it) would mean a world of difference to this person. Transportation help provided to get her to these activities also would be helpful. Anyone that has any information or suggestions on things I have mentioned could just drop a line to Mail Call.”

— Maugansville



“Finally Judge Benson E. Legg has ruled that the state of Maryland does not have the right to tell me I must have a ‘good and substantial’ reason, to its satisfaction, to carry a concealed handgun. I have a constitutional right to carry a gun. What the state needs to do is provide a ‘good and substantial’ reason why I should not be allowed to carry a concealed weapon. If the citizen is not allowed to carry a gun, only criminals will be carrying guns.”

— South Hagerstown



“President Obama is not an ordinary Democrat. Ordinary Democrats want to redistribute income in America. Obama wants to realign America in the world. He wants America downsized.”

— Hagerstown



“I’m calling about the tax situation. You know, the government writes the tax laws. The president, if he likes them, signs them. The best way to do this is a flat tax, a way to pay a percentage, and no deductions at all. A man makes $1,000, he pays $100; man makes a million dollars, pays $100,000, it’s that simple. That way we got our tax problem solved, and then we can have more money, by cutting out all the waste from your spending, by sending money overseas. Then you would have enough money to take care of the senior citizens, who built this country on their backs in the first place.”

— Williamsport



“To the Waynesboro caller: This is the first time I’ve ever seen ‘Fox News’ and ‘the whole truth’ in the same sentence.”

— Williamsport



“I would like to know why these people who mow their grass have to blow it out all over the road, and then when you drive your vehicle through it, it sticks all over your vehicle. They have no respect for anyone that’s driving on the road. The road is not for to blow grass, it’s for to drive your vehicle. These people don’t have brain one.”

— Downsville



“July 24, oil went down over $3 a barrel. July 26, they raised the gasoline. Where’s our consumer and our price index? Something has to be done. Who’s doing this, cartel, or are they blaming this on the president?”

— Maugansville



“Watching the Olympics over in the U.K. has been very enjoyable. One of the best things about it is seeing all the human bodies without ridiculous tattoos.”

— Hagerstown



“I’m calling about the multiple speed cameras in the Hagerstown area. I wish that the police department and the city council would call them exactly what they are, that they’re money-making machines. I find it hard to believe they were installed for safety issues around schools, considering they’ve been using them all summer long, and there is no school in session. And I also find it ridiculous that they have to use them all evening.”

— Hagerstown



“This is for the person who said what’s the big deal on showing your ID. Well, apparently this person’s always lived in the country and has never lived in a big city, where you don’t necessarily drive a car but rely on public transportation such as subways and things like that, so you have no need for a driver’s license. And why would you pay $40 to get a driver’s license if you had no need for one? It has to be a picture ID. So some people are poor, and that’s why they don’t have these IDs. They can’t afford to pay for them.”

— Hagerstown



“Everyone complains about the Yankees always winning, but yet when they have injury to a key player near the end of the year, teams always help out to replace that player, by trades. In return, they usually receive two or so young prospects. But after about a year or so, when these prospects develop, the Yankees then get them back. Their success is not hard to figure out.”

— Hagerstown



“I see where Gov. O’Malley and the Democrats want everything their way. They don’t want the people to have any say at all, regarding the redistricting of Maryland. And I can’t believe that they’re going to call Montgomery County now part of Western Maryland. Yep, it’s only done for one thing, that’s pure politics. That’s all it is, pure politics, and I’ll tell anybody that. It’s nothing less. Maryland, we have no say in anything. Just thought I’d voice my opinion.”

— Hagerstown



“I’m calling to just say thank you to the people who called in to Mail Call and called the city police. I’m the lady that called about my son’s scooter. Mail Call does seem to work because honest people read it and turn in the dishonest thieves. Fortunately, we did get the scooter back. Unfortunately, they did a couple hundred dollars damage to it. We would just like to say thank you to the police department, and thank you for the honest Mail Call readers who called in. They saw a neighbor that had one who shouldn’t have had one. Keep up the good work. If more neighbors would be a little more diligent, then we wouldn’t have the high crime that we have.”

— Hagerstown



“The governor of Maryland is calling a special session of the legislature in August, to increase the number of slot machines in Maryland. Four years ago, the voters of Maryland approved slots. Has it helped the fiscal condition of the state? No. Gov. O’Malley is a little bit off his rocker.”

— Hagerstown



“Oh my, there is he again, Sunday, July 29, Tim Rowland and his liberal views, trying to say what the NRA should or should not do to curb gun violence. I’m sure this pleases his liberal audience. Please just let him revert to his liberal viewpoints on his almost-disappearing humor-related issues.”

— Downsville



“This is for the Hagerstown caller saying Republicans must be in trouble because they’re using our national anthem as a way to influence voters. If he’s referring to a political ad on TV, of Romney singing, first of all, it’s a Democratic ad, condemning Romney for various alleged illegal tax breaks. And he’s not singing the national anthem, he’s singing ‘America the Beautiful.’”

— Hagerstown



“Now I see where President Obama wants to cut military spending. Don’t cut military spending; cut welfare spending. I’d much rather see a stronger military than a stronger welfare system. And trying to get the people on welfare to work. Oh, I’m sorry, you can’t even get the people that want to work a job.”

— Williamsport



“I’d like to know when the Hancock police or the sheriff’s department or the Maryland State Police are going to start patrolling I-68, 70 and 81, a lot better than they are, because these people are running 75, 85, 90 mph. No wonder you have these road accidents. I never see a cop on any of these roads, and I go back and forth two or three times a week on these roads.”

— Hancock

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