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Mail Call - Sept. 24

September 23, 2012

“If President Obama gets elected for a second term, just think of the mess he will inherit this time.”
— Lappans

“Remember, the people who are writing in about what an eye-opener is the movie, ‘Obama: 2016,’ remember, it’s a movie. A movie.”
— Hagerstown

“I went to Boonesborough Days, and I highly enjoyed it. However, I was confused and couldn’t figure out why there was not one vendor who sold kettle corn. I took my family to Boonesborough Days, and usually the highlight of the day is bringing home large bags of kettle corn. So could someone please chime in and tell me why there was not one vendor selling kettle corn at Boonesborough Days?”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I was wondering if anything can be done about the bridge over Conococheague Creek on U.S. 40. It’s nothing but full of patches and potholes, and it’s rough, very, very rough for your car to go through there and knock the front end out of line. All they’re doing is patching the holes, and the holes keep coming back. Can something be done about that bridge? I notice the other bridges in the other parts of the county are not like that. Why is that bridge like that, all the time? Something has to be done. I’d appreciate if they would take care of this.”
— Clear Spring

“This is just a request for Allan Powell, that I think it’s time for him to write his stories about his early experiences in the work force, and some of his stories maybe from HJC, personal experiences in Hagerstown. I’m tired of reading all his ancient book reviews. Time for some personal stories.”
— Halfway

“Bill Clinton said that they want to go back to their old ways, at the convention. Was he talking about his ways? Because in ’95, he’s the one who deregulated the banks for the mortgages to people who can get loans who can’t really be approved for them. And it blew underneath of Bush’s watch. In 2003, he tried to regulate it and the Democrats shot it down. Matt Taibbi from Rolling Stone said that when you think of deregulations, you usually refer to the Republicans. But when it comes to the banks and mortgages, it was the Democrats. Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae are in bed with the Democrats.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“About the school board in Greencastle, it’s not so hard. Separation of church and state is simple. Pray at church, home or to yourself, anytime, not at a public school meeting. That’s the law, and a very good one. Radical Christians are the same as radical Muslims or any other religion, when they demand their beliefs on everyone.”
— Hagerstown

“President Obama, you asked for four more years, and you were going to go forward, into more unemployment, more higher debt in this country, more giving of freebies to everyone. No, we don’t need four more years of you, President Obama. We need a new leader and a new president in November.”
— Boonsboro

“I just can’t believe the opinions and thoughts of some of the people who call and have their opinions known, regarding the new stadium. They seem to be anti-downtown Hagerstown. They complain, yet they have no solutions. Our elected officials are doing a great job of cleaning up our downtown that will attract new businesses. Now with the $15 million donation, this offsets much of the tax burden. So now what are the naysayers’ complaints? Some would gripe if they would work in a pie factory and get a free bite from every pie. Personally, I and many, many others support the new stadium downtown, and the silent majority should speak up.”
— Hagerstown

“I was at the meeting Monday night on the Fairplay Fire Co. It’s a shame the way these people are treating Fairplay. If they want to investigate Fairplay, then I think maybe they better just shut all the fire companies down and investigate all of them, because this is not right. The way I look at it, it’s a bunch of middle-aged men who were with Fairplay who are upset, and they just want to cause trouble. Fairplay, keep your heads up, you’re a bunch of good people, and hang in there.”
— Hagerstown

“The Republicans pushing voter ID laws disgust me. Statistics show that .004 percent of misrepresenting in-person voting takes place. They have a solution in search of a problem. But it’s obviously being done for partisan political reasons. They can’t win fair and square, so now they want to change the rules. It’s un-American, it’s unpatriotic.”
— Keedysville

“I’m calling about our parade, the Alsatia Parade coming up in October. We had a bad experience last year, about the (weather), but I feel that this year we ought to show people what we have in Hagerstown, and make some new floats, definitely new floats. ... We need businesses making floats, and people will volunteer, like me, I’m 65, I’d love to help build a float for someone. But the businesses have to back the parade. Please, please, come on, let’s go.”
— Hagerstown

“There ought to be a film called, ‘Mitt Romney: 2016.’ Then you could see how your country will be in four years if he gets elected, where you’ll have wars in Libya, Iran, Egypt, Syria and everywhere else in the Middle East. It’d be a World War III because he just saber rattles, just like McCain. They just think they can just lead the American military might everywhere, even though we’re stretched thin. And again, that’s how they’ll create all their jobs: Military stimulus spending.”
— Hagerstown

“For those people calling about this new Obama film and how wonderful it is: I bet you’re the same folks who didn’t like ‘Fahrenheit 911’ or ‘Bowling for Columbine.’ Don’t you realize they can slant these films any way they want? For me, President Obama has my vote.”
— Hagerstown

“If ever there was a need for gun control, it is now. Mitt Romney shot himself in both feet. Please take his guns away before he does any more injury to himself. And to his handlers: Please keep him on a much shorter leash, as his actions only make him appear as nonpresidential material.”
— Williamsport

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