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Mail Call - Nov. 13

November 12, 2012

“I hear the farmers whining for food subsidies, and I hear the people up north yelling about FEMA. I thought the Republicans wanted smaller government. Then what is everybody yelling for the government when something happens?”
— Hagerstown

“I have to disagree with the people calling in about once-a-week trash pickup because of the odor. Even during the string of 95-degree days, I could not smell my neighbor’s trash, and I live in a neighborhood that has both a mix of duplexes and small Cape Cod-type homes. Maybe the people should try putting their trash in trash cans. But I have no problem, in fact, I like the once-a-week trash pickup, setting everything out and getting it picked up.”
— Hagerstown

“How many years has Hagerstown been trying to make the airport successful? They spent all those millions out there, and it will never amount to anything. And the same thing would go for the stadium. It would never be profitable, and it would never make this town any money. Nothing anybody does in this town makes the town any money.”
— Hagerstown

“This is a great big thank you to the utility company and all the employees who tried, that kept our power on through the storm, and the ones who were without power, that they got it back so quickly. I know you don’t get all the credit that you deserve, but you do a great job. Thanks again for all your hard work and effort, and we really do appreciate it, and may God bless each and every one of you.”
— Boonsboro

“I guess John Boehner and his team of Republicans, who tried for the last two years to do everything they can to keep President Obama from getting voted in again, learned that it’s not their job to do that. It’s the people’s job, and that’s what the people did last night.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I just returned from Edgewater, Md., near Annapolis, and the gasoline down there is $3.39; $3.19 if you get a car wash. It’s $3.62, the cheapest I’ve seen it here, and then you’ve got to have a (store) card. What’s going on? Why is it all of a sudden, here we are, the average is $3.54, and we’re paying $3.64, 3.67, whatever. Why is gas so expensive here?”
— Hagerstown

“John Boehner is already thwarting President Obama’s plans by saying there will be no tax hikes. Don’t these people realize they can’t reduce the deficit without generating some revenue? It can’t be all done through deductions. And those of us at the bottom end of the scale, we’re still waiting for our trickledown, which is never going to happen.”
— Hagerstown

“Now that we have a new city council, let’s see who’s going to fish and cut bait. How can the City of Hagerstown and the county commissioners go in debt for all these bond issues, without voter approval? Whether it’s a referendum, special election, or what, it’s time for everybody to stand up and say voters have a choice. Do we really want ... debt, and a field of dreams?”
— Leitersburg

“Can someone please tell me how I can become a part of the Hagerstown Young Professionals?”
— Hagerstown

“Here it is, Mitt Romney lost, and everyone on Fox News predicted a Romney victory. That proves how unfair and unbalanced they are. That should be their new slogan, because they ignored the polls. ... Then all of them now are saying that President Obama ran a very critical character assassination campaign, when the Democrats got everything from the Republicans in the primary. ... Romney ... would go to the debates and say the opposite of what he said on the campaign trail. He dared American voters to be smart enough to figure that out, and they were.”
— Hagerstown

“I see where illegal immigrants will receive in-state tuition, because they were brought here as children. So where does that leave their parents, who broke the law by coming here illegally, by choice? Or do they get rewarded as well?”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“I’m so glad I voted for Penny Nigh. She thinks like I do: No new stadium, just fix up the one we have, and put the extra money into fixing up our schools for our kids.”
— Hagerstown

“Today is Thursday, and I thought my phone went dead, but then I realized the election’s over, and thanks to the ID on the telephone, I didn’t have to listen to one political call.”
— Halfway

“I’m calling in regards to Tim Rowland’s editorial on Sunday, Nov. 4. I would just like to say that Tim wrote an excellent editorial regarding the gay marriage question, and he did a much better job explaining that it was a civil rights issue, than Rep. Chris Shank did. So thank you to Tim. I really appreciated his thoughtful editorial.”
— Smithsburg

“‘No’ to a downtown sports stadium. ‘Yes’ to a big grocery store. That would be wonderful.”
— Hagerstown

“Some of the side streets in the North End are pretty dirty, and I’m wondering when the street sweeper will be back from vacation.”
— Hagerstown

“If the Suns don’t get their new stadium, they can always transfer their great attraction powers to the lucky city of Martinsburg or Cumberland or Chambersburg. If the new stadium is built downtown, it should be appropriately named, ‘In Your Face’ stadium.”
— Hagerstown

“To whoever stole my Obama signs from my yard on Lappans Road before the election: I must say that your lack of confidence in your candidate was certainly justified.”
— Boonsboro

“Washington County Republicans seem to believe that the Maryland legislature unfairly or illegally passed the three laws that Del. Neil Parrott was able to bring to a statewide referendum. Maryland voters backed the legislature’s decision and upheld all three decisions. That should be proof that the legislature acted in the best interest of a majority of its citizens.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m not going to discuss politics, and it doesn’t matter if you voted which way, but it does matter for all you guys who voted for President Obama, because nobody wants to hear you in two years crying about you can’t afford your bills, or the gas is too high, or you can’t afford to get groceries, or you can’t pay your rent. Nobody’s going to want to hear your problems that was created by the guy you voted in.”
— Hagerstown

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