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Mail Call - Oct. 25

October 24, 2012

“I’m not a big football fan, so it didn’t really bother me whether they had replacement referees or not, but what gets me — and I think football, professional football, is rather boring; you watch these big, huge, supposedly mature men playing a sport like that, and after every play, they dance around like a bunch of little ballerinas. I think it’s rather funny, myself, and also boring — but what got me, and I thought was hilarious, the way everybody cried, especially the players, about the substitute referees. Well, if they played the ball, the game by the rules, they wouldn’t have had anything to complain about.”
— Hagerstown

“This is to the police officer who pulled over the kid riding the bicycle across the bridge on Route 40, on Sunday afternoon about 3:10. All’s I can say is bravo and thank you very much. We need more of this.”
— Hagerstown

“The sheriff’s department got an advertisement on TV to check and double-check for motorcycles coming down the highway when a car pulls out. What I would like to know, why motorcycles don’t care, they can pull out in front of traffic, or they can speed up and down the roads and nothing’s done about it. Is it because they get along with everybody, or what? I mean, it’s not right. I mean, I agree that it’s dangerous riding a motorcycle ... also. So I feel that it’s only fair.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling about the Dargan Road, about the teenagers on four-wheelers using the road in the evening and on the weekends. They’re using this like a racetrack. It runs cars off the road, and we are taxpayers.”
— Dargan

“The opponents of the stadium remind me of the people who were opposed to the consolidation of Potomac Edison many years ago. They fought that, they kept City Light, even though Potomac Edison was going to build a new office building downtown and take over the old light plant. Now we have no office building, the old light plant, and all the power is bought from Potomac Edison. Real looking to the future. Now you can renovate all you want, but no professional team will ever play in there.”
— Hagerstown

“After reading Mr. Waters’ editorial in the Sunday, Oct. 14, Herald-Mail, I want to say that he hit the nail right on the head. Pressure should be applied to our Social Security system to rid the system of freeloaders. Also, I’d like to suggest a rename from Tilghmanton, Md., to Social Security Disability Village.”
— Sharpsburg

“At Wednesday, Oct. 10 night’s debate at HCC, Lew Metzner had the audacity to cynically say ‘Please get rid of Mail Call.’ Freedom of speech and a place for public opinion are our right as American citizens. People feel powerless enough as it is. We all need and deserve to be heard and respected. Also, Dave Gysberts is an intelligent, forward-thinking breath of fresh air. It’s time to give a new, capable person a chance as our mayor. Bruchey has fumbled long enough.”
— Hagerstown

“It is very disturbing to know that a driver of an SUV rear-ended my van going southbound on Sharpsburg Pike by the highway entrance and left damage Friday afternoon, but didn’t have the decency to pull over. I knew you were on my bumper but didn’t realize you were literally on my bumper until I saw the big dent and cut in it when I pulled off Sharpsburg to look at it. You just kept on driving. I know I’m not alone, having car damage where drivers hit your car and take off.”
— Hagerstown

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