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Mail Call - Sept. 5

September 04, 2012

“The Romney plan is to bankrupt Medicare totally, then say ‘I was wrong.’ Obama is trying to save Medicare for the future. It will be bankrupt in eight years if the handouts to insurance companies continue as present. Obama is stopping the fraud by cutting $71 billion per year to fraud, no benefits are being cut, seniors will actually gain benefits under President Obama’s plan. Get educated, Washington County.”
— Hagerstown

“Republicans have abortions, some use birth control. Fact. Presently more women are out of work than under the last five administrations, according to the Department of Labor. Also, more black people. Republicans do not approve of paying for overseas abortions, which Obama has enforced, as well as U.S. abortions. ... The middle class your president says he is helping is paying for all the freebies, the ones of us lucky enough to have a car and job.”
— Hagerstown

“Kudos to the organizers and the Town of Williamsport for the great weekend, minus Sunday’s weather. I thought the idea of having the vendors up in the town was an excellent idea. It made my friends who were visiting more aware of what other fine establishments are in the town. There’s something for everyone. Keep up the good work. We’re looking forward to next year.”
— Williamsport

“To the caller who would rather vote for a man they’re familiar with: So poor job market, high unemployment rate, and outrageous government spending are all good for the USA? Making financial investments outside this country does not make a man unpatriotic, or unfit to solve big national problems.”
— Martinsburg, W.Va.

“I am somewhat baffled when I keep hearing about this bad economy. I travel in cities in this area almost every day. The streets are full of new or relatively new SUVs, four-door trucks, and every other make and model of vehicle. The restaurants are crowded, the highways are full of traffic. I watch college and professional sports on TV, and the stands are packed. Just about everybody has a cellphone, just about everybody has a computer. The stock market is above 13,000.”
— Charles Town, W.Va.

“Please, somebody tell me how I can get the stadium downtown and the senior citizens center at HCC on the November ballot. The people of Hagerstown do not want these things at those places. We have to do something about it. How can we do it?”
— Hagerstown

“I don’t know about any of you who are reading this, but I for one am sick and tired of calling a place of business and I get a computer that answers the phone and tells me you’ve got a — one-time it was a 39-minute wait. Why can’t they get some humans to take care of things, and do things the right way? Everything’s lost its personal touch. My time is valuable, too. If I would charge them for those 39 minutes, they’d be peeved.”
— Sharpsburg

“I’d just like to say that I feel that the stadium is not a bad idea. However, I think a better idea would be to have a high-speed passenger train that connected you with downtown Union Station in Washington, D.C. I think that would bring a lot of value to Hagerstown. Stadium’s a good idea; imagine the both of them in conjunction. That’d be great.”
— Hagerstown

“Our mayor and council continue to insist on the proposed site for the new ball park, and not hear the overwhelming objections of the citizens. So I hope everyone, let’s let them hear us on election day, by voting them out. I honestly don’t understand why, with all this objection by the citizens, the Washington Nationals haven’t stepped back and said ‘Whoa, let’s check this out.’”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling concerning the stadium being built in downtown Hagerstown for the Suns, and that the senior citizens center being built out Robinwood for the senior citizens. It seems like the citizens want the stadium someplace else. They don’t want the senior center in Robinwood, they want it in downtown. So your mayor and city council is not listening to the citizens of Hagerstown. Come election time, I really think the citizens of Hagerstown need to clean house and get a new mayor and city council that will listen and follow the wishes of the citizens of Hagerstown.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“To the proud downtown resident who has time and money to spend: I don’t. So please go sign up at city hall to pay my share, many, many, many extra shares, when this boondoggle stadium project falls through. Thank you for that.”
— Hagerstown

“I thought they did cut people off of welfare some years ago. You can get welfare like six months out of the year. Probably that only includes a lot of the men out there, but a lot of these women and all I feel probably can get welfare the rest of their life or all year-round, as long as they keep on having babies. I feel if they’re gonna have a ruling or a law, it should be for everyone, not just certain people. Everyone should follow those laws and rules.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“I just received the paper, and it says ‘City: If stadium project advances construction could begin in 2013.’ First of all, I am a citizen of the City of Hagerstown, and I object to the way this whole thing was done. So when we vote in November, and I ask all other constituents, remember this council and mayor, and I think it’s time for a whole new bunch.”
— Hagerstown

“A new library in downtown Hagerstown, and a possible noisy ball stadium, right across the street from another: Not a good mix. Where is the peace and quiet for people who want to visit the library?”
— Hagerstown

“President Obama has a saying, ‘We tried it their way, and it doesn’t work. We tried it our way, and it works.’ President Obama, whatever way you ever tried never worked in anything.”
— Williamsport

“I agree wholeheartedly with the 910 signatures that the mayor was personally presented, save the old stadium. In other words, behind the scenes, this is a dirty deal, proposed to be expensively, expensively horrible.”
— Hagerstown

“Much as the recycling plant was former Mayor Sager’s folly and Sager’s mistake, the downtown stadium will be remembered as Mayor Bruchey’s mistake and Bruchey’s folly. It makes no sense to put the stadium downtown. ... What makes sense is to demolish the recycling plant, demolish Municipal Stadium, put the stadium where the municipal light plant, or municipal — the parking lot on the municipal stadium lot, and demolish the municipal light plant and make it a park for kids.”
— Hagerstown

“I thoroughly enjoyed the letter to the editor by Bob Ayrer that’s titled, ‘Don’t rehire the company that trashed your house.’ It was a excellent read.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I don’t know why that they would put a picture in the paper saying, ‘If the stadium is going to go through.’ They already know it is, because they’re the bigwigs and they decide. Evidently they’ve already got it planned out, they already know what it looks like, or why would you have a blueprint? They already know they’re gonna do it, because they don’t care what the people think.”
— Hagerstown

“I completely agree that a new stadium should not be built, and I am willing to sign the next petition, along with all of my neighbors. It would be completely stupid to go ahead without a guarantee from the state. Probably it does not cut it. Why tear up more of downtown? We already own enough ground around the old stadium. Do we want to disappoint Bruchey, or the people of Hagerstown?”
— Hagerstown

“How about our Gov. O’Malley being down in Tampa at the RNC convention, promoting the Democratic agenda and telling them all the success that he’s had in the State of Maryland. What a joke. This guy couldn’t run a snowball stand right, let alone organize and keep a state budget intact. It’s a total mess, and him and Obama are like two peas in a pod.”
— Hagerstown

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