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Mail Call - Aug. 30

August 30, 2012

“To the independent voter who will vote for President Obama: I hope you and anyone else who is planning to vote for Obama will read the book, ‘Amateur President.’ I also am an independent voter, and I will not vote for him.”

— Hagerstown



“Regarding the Aug. 1 caller who cannot get relief or help with his property tax bills: Help is available. It’s also available for renters. Call 301-791-3050 or visit the Department of Assessments and Taxation at 3 Public Square in Hagerstown. You may also go to the website for the form, which is due Sept. 1, so don’t delay. The website is www.dat.state.md.us.”

— Hagerstown



“Frederick caller, again you’re incorrect and are not stating the facts, when you said that they’re providing methods of people to get voter — get IDs within states that pass voter ID laws. I’ve never once walked in and voted and somebody said, ‘Sorry, sir, somebody’s already voted with your name.’ This was very rare that this has happened, yet the conservatives did it to keep poor people from voting. This is, pure and simple, voter Jim Crow laws.”

— Hagerstown



“You can best bet that if it’s fun, someone’s going to call in to Mail Call to complain about it. I read the article about Rockin’ at the River Bottom, and I knew, right after that, someone would call Mail Call and complain. They did. And I’m in agreement with the person from Williamsport, that Bike Nite was not a disaster, it was fun. Anything that states anything was fun ... and now with the new dog park proposal, I’m sure someone will call in and complain about that as well.”

— Hagerstown



“Well, here it is again, another park, going to let those four-legged dogs in there. They already have it out there at Marty Snook (park), a beautiful park that they’re trying to ruin. Now they’re going to let it (happen) in Hager Park. Why don’t they let us take and enjoy our parks without having dogs and drinkers and ... we enjoy our parks. So there they go again. When are they going to stop it?”

— Washington County



“This is in reference to our illustrious county and city officials in Hagerstown and Washington County. Here we go, a dog park. Yeah, do a permit system, make people pay for it. Don’t keep passing it on to developers and property tax owners. It’s bad enough we have to pay for business managers at high schools, and the nursing system. How about letting the taxpayers off the hook for a lot of this? Let other people start paying something on this.”

— Leitersburg



“In reference to the article on Aug. 20, that not everybody can come to church in acceptable attire: Yeah, everybody can. I bought a nice, clean sports jacket ... for the cost of a six-pack. A clean, good dress shirt and tie, for a very, very cheap six-pack. Your choice: A six-pack or being more presentable ... The cost of a black T-shirt with Jack Daniels printed on the back costs more ... Get with it, brother.”

— Clear Spring



“I don’t know what the big thing is about what people wear to church. God sees us every day, and he sees what we wear, and he knows what we can afford and what we can’t afford. All he cares about is that we go to church. He doesn’t care if you wear blue jeans or if you wear a hat and white gloves. Just go to church. That’s what he wants you to do. Wear whatever you’ve got, but go.”

— Falling Waters, W.Va.



“Well, I guess the land that is adjacent to Municipal Stadium, that will not be used for the new stadium, will literally be going to the dogs. Oh well, may they have fun playing in the trees in the woods. What’s going to happen to the spring works building? Too bad.”

— Washington County



“Fixing Social Security: First, workers must pay their share of taxes, which is matched by their company or employer, because the good-paying jobs in America took a boat ride. Second, those having higher incomes should pay more taxes, and match. Third, the filthy rich should really fund Social Security because they basically ripped off the poor and middle class to get rich. And fourth, bring the money back to the SS fund that was (for) poor and middle class, evading taxes and retirement age. Just make those responsible for the paying revenue loss pay back.”

— Boonsboro



“I am defending my last week’s Mail Call, of proper and modest dressing in church, and I also want to answer Clear Spring’s comment that suits are over. TV is an example of suits still being in style. Our president, politicians and news commentators are still wearing suits. Even Lou Scally wears a suit. Jesus’ robe and clothing were of quality that people were willing to gamble for it. See John chapter 19.”

— Hagerstown



“I’ve been struggling for a year now with behavior issues between my two cats, all because someone let their cat roam out and look in the window at my indoor-only cats, which has had them fighting for a year. I have tried everything. I can’t get help anywhere. I’m at the point where I may have to give up one of these lovely cats, and I don’t understand why people let their cats roam.”

— Hagerstown











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