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Mail Call - Oct. 22

October 21, 2012

“Tim Rowland had me laughing out loud Tuesday morning, when reading his story about the proposed dog park in Hagerstown. Hilarious and true. Thanks, Tim, for starting my day with a good laugh.”
— Hagerstown

“In the last few elections, we have many instances of Republican signs being stolen or destroyed, so this time I’m warning you left-wing vandals — who have already thrown a rock through our downtown headquarters window — that I’ve placed my signs in the middle of a nice, big patch of poison ivy, and surrounded them with periodically renewed contributions from my large dog and helpful local farmers, so unless you rent — or in your case, more likely, steal  — a hazmat suit, you’re going to really stink and itch if you mess with my signs. And since you don’t know where I live in Frederick, better take no chances. Leave them all alone.”
— Frederick, Md.

“I’m reading about Alex Karras’ death. He was a gentle giant. Most people don’t know he also did needlepoint; quite adroit at doing it. I used to live in Michigan and supported the Detroit Lions. Now I support the Redskins.”
— Hagerstown

“I don’t know how many people are out there watching the debate. I had to turn it off. In my 64 years of being on this Earth, and watching the presidential campaigns, debates, etc., I have never, ever seen such childish remarks, and an opponent laughing at the other one, making fun of, interrupting, and being so rude and nonprofessional as Joe Biden. I don’t care if he’s Democrat ... whoever votes for he and his President Obama, he is definitely nonprofessional. I really, I cannot believe he’s on TV. Ryan was very composed.”
— Hagerstown

“Just watched the VP debate. It’s on record now, finally, Paul Ryan finally said it, that he wants the legislation to abolish Roe v. Wade. It’s out in the public now, they can’t deny it. Goodbye, Mitt, been nice knowing you. Enjoy your last three weeks being in the spotlight. It’s over.”
— Hagerstown

“I watched the debate this evening, and after the debate was over, all the pundits got to talking, and they kept saying about how Joe Biden laughed and sneered, and got grumpy and everything. And I’m watching it again right now, and it’s no wonder the gentleman got so upset, because the Republican, every time the Democrat tried to say something, the Republican jumped in there. They were supposed to have two minutes apiece, and the Republican, all he wanted to do was talk five and 10 minutes, and when the Democrat tried to say something, they cut him off. So no wonder the man was grumpy.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“With our country’s economy going rapidly downhill, and our foreign policy in disarray, Allan Powell still toots the Obama trumpet. Get real.”
— Hagerstown

“What is it with the rudeness of country music audiences these days? Last night’s show at Shippensburg with Charley Pride would have been great, except for the guy next to me who had to sing along with every single song. I came to the show to hear Charley Pride sing, not some schmo in the audience. And then there were the two ladies behind us, who we got to hear all their weekend plans because they talked constantly throughout the entire show. If you guys want to do this, stay home ... we can’t hear it because you’re so rude.”
— Hagerstown

“Joe Biden’s laughing and interruptions during the debate showed a total lack of control on his part, and I was embarrassed for him. Of course, MSNBC condoned this behavior. The media is one-sided. And I was really upset about that.”
— Hagerstown

“We don’t know who they say won the debate last night, but I clearly believe that articulate Paul Ryan did, with his prepared, thoughtful comments, versus the blunderbuss Biden. My goodness gracious, do we want him to be in charge of our nation if something happens to the president, if Obama happens to win again? Vote for Romney/Ryan, people. It’s time.”
— Washington County

“On Oct. 12, there are two Mail Call statements giving praise to Clint Eastwood, but no one seems to be offended by his hidden, suggestive four-letter word. Or didn’t you get it?”
— Hagerstown

“This is on insurance companies and hospitals. I’m sitting here watching a movie called ‘John Q,’ by Denzel Washington. It’s about hospitals, what a man probably had to go through to get a heart for his son, because of insurance companies, the doctors. First thing they want to do is ask for insurance, but if you’re a working man, they don’t want to treat you, they don’t want to do anything for you. So anybody out there who hasn’t seen this movie called ‘John Q,’ you ought to watch it. It’s, I got it on a VHS tape.”
— Hagerstown

“I so agree with the lady who is so irritated about everybody being a ‘single mom.’ Why don’t they call themselves what they are, maybe, like a divorced mom, or something like that, like we’re supposed to pity a single mom? All moms have it tough, but a single mom a lot of times has a dad in the picture. They’re just divorced, or never got married, but there’s still a dad there. A single mom is the man’s never been there, and is not anywhere around. That’s ... in my opinion, and I do agree with her. They just wanted to, ‘Oh, I’m a single mom.’”
— Hagerstown

“People here on East North Avenue don’t respect this little memorial park. They don’t respect the neighbors, with their dogs that they bring up here and do their business on your yards and everything else. Somebody ought to do something about it because they don’t even want to pick up anything. I confronted a person, and they still look at you like, well, that’s what happens. But I’m getting sick of this stuff.”
— Hagerstown

“President Obama, you said you didn’t win the debate last week because you were too polite. This is just another blame, excuse, apology, and we are tired of it. I guess Joe Biden made up for it last night, with his sneers, his laughter and his complaints. I guess in November, we’ll remember all of this. Mitt Romney is showing us leadership and character, and that’s what we need to vote for in November.”
— Boonsboro

“I agree with Clint Eastwood 100 percent. President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people.”
— Hagerstown

“Is there any way that we could possibly get our mayor of Hagerstown more focused on keeping companies here, so people have employment in this area? Could we some way get him to focus more on this and stopping these jobs from leaving here, versus we have to have a new stadium? He’s got to get his priorities back in order.”
— Hagerstown

“This is something that for the life of me I can’t understand, another man shoots and kills his son thinking he may be a burglar. The first thing I ever learned about using a gun was to identify the target before shooting. What in heaven’s name are they doing? The latest was a retired cop killing his son. Now, to make it worse, I don’t recall of any shootings by someone who really was in danger. Use your brain before pulling the trigger, or just use the telephone.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“Joe Biden’s behavior during the debate last night was boorish, snarky and unprofessional. His constant interruptions and shouting over Paul Ryan exemplified perfectly why nothing is getting accomplished in D.C. I was disappointed in the vice president. I would expect more from someone in such a high office.”
— Smithsburg

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