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Mail Call - Oct. 5

October 04, 2012

“This is for those people who are commenting about the stadium being built downtown and all the money that’s been donated. It would be nice if people would open their eyes to the harsh reality that we have a serious problem with homelessness in this town, and money being donated toward the building of a shelter to house these people who have just been the victims of misfortune and circumstances. I work with them all day long. I know them personally ... appreciative if they would do something to reach out to those people.”
— Hagerstown

“All the concern about who will become president is a waste of time. Whoever is elected will have the huge debt to deal with, and it won’t be pretty. Both parties are guilty of overspending, and don’t want to deal with the debt, but it must happen. Congress is where the fault lies, and will determine if we fix the problem or keep on the present path, which will force major pain in the future. Oh, by the way, Social Security will survive. No politician has the resolve to destroy it.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“If you make less than $200,000 a year, you are considered living in poverty, according to Mitt Romney. Wake up, Americans, it’s time to stand up for America before the Republicans completely bankrupt America. They bankrupted the Social Security fund; next is Medicare. Wake up.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling to let everyone know I’m voting for President Obama, so another Republican can cry themselves to sleep on election night.”
— Hagerstown

“I just wanted to call to thank you for Mail Call. It’s the funniest part of my day. I get big laughs from it. Also, I liked ‘Hee Haw’ when it was on TV.”
— Hagerstown

“Can you believe it? Mitt Romney has finally discovered that we have  a middle class in the country. And another thing, he might be a very rich man, but he doesn’t understand why you cannot open windows on an airplane. And he wants to be our president? I rest my case.”
— Hagerstown

“Concerning a comment in Mail Call on Wednesday, Sept. 26, a person said they wanted to thank the Antrim school board for removing the Lord’s Prayer, and thinking that Christians are, you know, above the law. No, that is not the case. Nobody was saying that they were above the law. This is just something that they had done and had never been a problem. Secondly, the quote at the end of this comment says, ‘One nation, with liberty and justice and all.’ OK, that has nothing to do with ... secondly it was misquoted. It’s ‘One nation, under God, with liberty and justice for all.’”
— Hagerstown

“I hear so many people complaining about President Obama and the job he’s doing as president, so I have just one request. If he were to win this next presidential election, and you’re one of the people who made the tragic mistake of voting for him, please don’t complain anymore. I’m sick of hearing it. He’s not doing his job, and you people have got to put somebody in there that will do the job.”
— Sharpsburg

“I am the person who made the comment about what if someone wanted to blame President Obama for the Kennedy assassination. First, let me say I was being sarcastic. How come you Republicans can blame the president for America’s problems, but how dare the president blame George Bush? It’s ‘Do as I say and not as I do.’ And I’ll end up by saying George W. wasn’t the smartest person, but he ... showed that he had some integrity. So to the caller, vote for Mitt Romney. Birds of a feather flock together.”
— Hagerstown

“Concerning Question 7 on the Maryland ballot in November, people have gambled for years. During biblical times, they gambled for gowns, robes. So in the scheme of things, if you go to Delaware, you go to West Virginia, you go to Maryland, you go here, you go there, or you go to a Catholic church on Sunday and play bingo, you’re gambling. So what’s the difference? Vote for it.”
— Hagerstown

“For the good of the country, everybody should go see ‘2016’ before you vote. See what President Obama is really like, and what he’s really got planned for the country, and then vote, please.”
— Hagerstown

“While Mr. Obama is telling crowds his policies are beginning to work and he needs another term in office, Mr. Romney is trying to convince crowds that he cares. This is basically another way of saying, ‘I have a heart.’ Doesn’t sound very promising to me. If he doesn’t succeed in getting elected, he may want to consider playing the Tin Man in a remake of ‘The Wizard of Oz.’”
— Smithsburg

“I see where the city is going to tear up these brick sidewalks and then they’re going to pour concrete down and stamp them like they look like brick. Well, you know something, it hasn’t been that long ago since they put them down, and they’re taking taxpayer money. The citizens tried to tell them not to do it. They tore up good concrete sidewalks to put that brick down. I can’t believe these engineers in Hagerstown and the city council, that take taxpayers’ money and do stupid stuff like they’re doing for people who own restaurants down there.”
— Hagerstown

“If they insist on building a new stadium, why don’t they build it where the old Washington County Hospital was? It sits up on a hill, and they already have a parking deck. I live in Potomac Towers.”
— Hagerstown

“For that (referees’) call in the Green Bay Packers and Seahawks game, I think the call was right, and that’s why the league ruled that the umpires, the referees made the right call, because in any case like that, the offensive player, on a tie, gets the benefit of the call. The offense gets the call, so actually they made the right call, and people just pick on these referees for rising up anyway. They did the right call.”
— Hagerstown

“Mitt Romney promises if elected he will create 12 million new jobs. Yeah, they’ll all be military, because we’ll be in about two or three different wars. That’s just the Republican way — although I’m certainly against this administration’s soft stance they have taken over the last 3 1/2 years, and the respect we’ve lost throughout this world.”
— Hagerstown

“The most dangerous driving experience my wife and I have ever had was on Dam Four Road from Downsville south. Some running club was on this road in the dark (no shoulder on either side of the road) with support vehicles. Who in the county will approve a permit for this group and put so many people in danger? There was nothing in The Herald- Mail of this event. Did anyone else experience this same problem? Why have all the tax dollars been spent at every county high school for a track, if not for an event for running? The roads are for automobiles.”
— Hagerstown

“For you President Obama lovers who continually fall for Obama’s sales pitch, and then turn around and say, well, Mitt Romney will hurt this country, how in the world could this country be in any worse shape than what it is now, after four years of Barack Obama, with his $16-trillion national debt, unemployment over 8 percent for 40 months?”
— Hagerstown

“There was a research on how much President Obama spent on perks for him and his family. It was a staggering $1.4 million. At least Mitt Romney worked for his money. Obama is good for spending other people’s money.”
— Williamsport

 “Gov. Romney appreciates a good joke almost as much as Herman Cain does. That explains why they became GOP candidates for president.”
— Rohrersville

“At 61 years old, I have been a Democrat all my life, up until two years ago, roughly, when I changed to another party. The reason being, the Democratic Party has become a party of giving America away. It’s given the jobs away, and by that I mean, to illegal aliens, and the big reason Obama is giving everything to the illegals is because he wants their vote. They figure they’ll get more if Obama’s in office.”
— Washington County

“While you are thanking the Antrim school board for removing prayer, I am saddened. You have the choice to leave the room, to accept Christ or deny Him. No one can make that decision but you. Your comments are disturbing. God loves you, and so do I.”
— Hagerstown

“I wanted to tell people, somebody ought to tell President Obama that the Muslims have their own leader. He’s supposed to be the leader of the people of the United States of America, not their leader. Somebody ought to wake up.”
— Williamsport

“To the people who are still verbally beating up atheists in Mail Call: Yada, yada, yada. Get on with your day.”
— Clear Spring

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