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Mail Call - Aug. 14

August 13, 2012

“I don’t care how many gun laws the left-wing lunatics put out there, I don’t even care if they abolish the Second Amendment. I’d still rather be judged by 12 men than carried by six men.”
— Hancock

“You can get relief from high property taxes by applying for a homeowner’s property tax credit, before the Sept. 1 deadline, at 800-944-7403, or at www.dat.state.md.us, or at 3 Public Square, 301-791-3050, or at the county treasurer’s office at 35 W. Washington St. You must file each year.”
— Washington County

“If I keep watching, I’m sure that one day I’ll see someone riding a bicycle in one of the bicycle lanes that our city council is so proud of.”
— Hagerstown

“I just want to say how Baltimore and everybody down there is trying to get all these casinos and want to get all these slots and all these things, but here in Hagerstown, where we have multiple and multiple hotels and restaurants, and they’re going to put slot machines or something up in Cumberland, with there’s nothing there. If they did it in Hagerstown, it would stop people from going to Charles Town, and that’s all I gotta say.”
— Hagerstown

“Could someone please explain to me why there is such a thing as the government Do Not Call list, when businesses and credit card companies and all kinds of other places still keep calling you, to solicit selling you their products and things like that? I mean, what’s the point of having it if it doesn’t work? Who do you call to say, hey, ... I even tell them to put on the Do Not Call list, and they keep calling?”
— Hagerstown

“A couple weeks ago, someone posted in Mail Call about how people go speeding after they’re out of the school zone speeding areas. They get past those flashing lights and then they just floor it, like they’re at a NASCAR race. Well, I came home today about 5:00. There was a city policeman out there at the far end of Salem Avenue, past Salem Avenue school, and I wondered why everybody was driving like they had some sense. ... I loved seeing that cop sitting there. Thank you, City of Hagerstown.”
— Hagerstown

“Last summer, numerous elderly and handicapped folks gathered on the porch of the Mansion House at City Park, to enjoy listening to the Sunday evening concerts. However, an immature adult insisted on smoking his cigar on the porch. This concern was noted to city officials, who responded immediately by posting No Smoking signs on the porch. This summer, the same individual was back with his cigar. Despite being asked to not smoke, he disregarded the signs, prompting many to leave.”
— Boonsboro

“Concerning Chick-fil-A and the statement that the CEO made about marriage should between a man and a woman, I can’t believe a group of people would be so hateful, some of the people in the group would be so hateful that they would want to shut a family-type business down, that has been in existence for years, and so many people love to go there and eat. They’ll do anything, you know, they’ll do anything to get their way.”
— Sharpsburg

“I live above Hancock, on National Pike. I have to come up Exit 77. I do wish people would quit buying their lunches and then coming up here and eating, and dumping their trash on our road. Keep it in your vehicle until you get home, or put in a receptacle somewhere. I’m tired of your trash. Take it home with you.”
— Hancock

“I would like Sharpsburg or someone else to explain the comment, ‘If you want your country back’. I think this is a stupid statement that is not thought about by the people using it. What do they really mean? Let’s hear it.”
— Greencastle

“I wonder if the State of Maryland, the powers that be, have realized how much money they’re losing by allowing these people to drive their junk vehicles on the highway every day, with restricted use tags. I’ve even seen some old, junky pickup trucks being used as business vehicles, with the names on the side and everything, with historic tags on them. Now, these vehicles have no historical value whatsoever, and they’re being driven seven days a week. That’s a lot of money that the State of Maryland’s not getting.”
— Hagerstown

“I’d like to know if the mayor of Hagerstown and the county commissioners of Washington County are drinking the same Kool-Aid as the president. The president passed the health care bill without knowing that the majority of the people were against it. The mayor and council, city council and the county commissioners are going ahead with the stadium, knowing that the public is against it. I thought these people were in to serve the needs of the public. ... These people are doing just the opposite.”
— Halfway

“That silly little rant from Keegan, from People for the American Way, an organization recognized as an arm of the Democrat Party, is absurdly extreme. Does Keegan think the unions should be able to pump hundreds of millions of dollars into Democrat coffers, without a nod to the Republican members? The Supremes called it correctly for a change.”
— East Hagerstown

“I was just reading in the Aug. 6 paper this morning about the gentleman who was concerned about the electric car, and even though it saves gas, he was concerned about the price of electricity. I think my big concern would be the range that you would get from the vehicle, because I was calculating, I could probably only afford about five or six miles of electric extension cord.”
— Hagerstown

“This is for the person about the blue moon. I was always told that when there’s two full moons within the same month, that the second full moon is considered a blue moon. And I don’t think it’s as rare as what we think it is.”
— Hancock

“This is to the University of Maryland and the local university extension agent, Jeff Semler, and the staff. Thanks for helping the kids at the 4-H and the recent fair. Congratulations, Jeff, on your award. Also, thanks for good articles in the paper. I hope people read those. It’s common sense, and we need it.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling in response to the individual from Hagerstown who is commenting and complaining about the speed cameras in the school zones, and apparently this individual has gotten a ticket, and school is out of session. ... Apparently you’ve gotten a ticket for your own actions, and suck up and deal with it.”
— Hagerstown

“Thanks so much for stopping the water, milk, garbage, oil, and delivery trucks on the one-way hill on Lime Kiln Road. Now please remember to watch for the school bus, who insists on traveling it.”
— Sharpsburg

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