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Mail Call - Nov. 14

November 13, 2012

“This is about Allan Powell editorial, ‘Obama’s win takes us forward.’ Forward to what, Mr. Powell? The gas prices have doubled in the last four years. Forward to your not-in-touch-with-reality president apologizing to other countries? Forward to a military where cuts may come close to a billion dollars? And you bring up in your article all the negative against Mitt Romney, but dismiss any negative against President Obama? Like putting us in a $6 trillion debt, and the Libya cover-up. ... And I guess if Obama has any excuses, he can blame the previous president for the mess the country is in, which would be himself.”
— Hagerstown

“When I’m driving down Wilson Boulevard, it’s a dual lane, I guess you call it, and a school bus stops, if I’m wholly over in the other lane, am I supposed to stop, too? Because I do, and other people blow the horn at me and get all angry and stuff. I guess it would be like the same on a dual highway? If someone could answer that, maybe someone, a bus driver or BOE could call.”
— Hagerstown

“In response to the caller two to three weeks ago, asking how to stop the robocalls from Rachel and Jennifer, regarding lowering your credit card APR to 6.99 percent: This is a con, coming from call centers in foreign countries. Millions of these calls are made monthly. They are trying to get your credit card number and the three-digit security code on the back of your cards. Don’t get scammed. Just hang up. According to the FTC, they can’t shut them down, since they operate outside the U.S.”
— Hagerstown

“I called several weeks ago about the players complaining about the substitute referees in professional football, and I did admit, I’m not a big football fan. I don’t claim to be a football expert, but somebody else replied to my comments, and this person evidently is a football expert, replied in a nonprofessional manner, which didn’t really bother me, but if this person had watched the Washington Redskins game, they would have realized what I was talking about. The substitute referees were no worse and no better than the regular referees. There’s no difference.”
— Hagerstown

“If a woman has an abortion, it’s fine, but after the baby is born, and if she kills it, it’s murder. This I don’t understand.”
— Clear Spring

“Considering the stadium being built downtown, I just realized that people who are within eyesight of the stadium will be able to sit in their living room and hear who’s coming up to bat. The loudspeakers are going to be loud enough for them to hear everything that’s going on in the stadium. It’s definitely a bad decision.”
— Washington County

“In reference to the, another field of dreams article, keep reporting them, Herald-Mail, it’s nice. This is for Mr. Dahbura and Mr. Quinn. You said you’re going to leave the town if we don’t build a new stadium. Well, we’re all going to wave goodbye to you, because (we) don’t need it. We can go to Frederick, Md., and save a lot of money. And then we don’t have to worry about the convention bureau going there and everything else.”
— Leitersburg

“This is a question to those who voted for the Romney/Ryan ticket. Why were these two rejected by their own states? You need to check that out, and maybe you will learn something.”
— Hagerstown

“I wanted to say congratulations to the roads administration for the beautiful job they did on Pennsylvania Avenue. I’ve lived in Hagerstown for almost 60 years, and I’ve never seen anything so efficient and done so quickly. A big thank you to them.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling because I was at the ER last Sunday. While I was there, I was waited on by a young lady named Heather, and she did such a wonderful job. She was with me from the beginning to the end. She is such an angel. If anyone ever goes there and has an encounter with her, she will take care of you. God bless her.”
— Hagerstown

“Mail Call’s legit concern, proposed stadium’s disturbing lives, 80 or 90 days a year with lights, why not put it out in the country in a nice spot? For example, left off of a right-of-way, left off of Kaetzel Road, after you pass the old railroad pass near Gapland? Design it, too, for senior citizens’ use. It won’t be in your face any given time, like the bike trail would have been.”
— Rohrersville

“I was watching on TV the huge machinery pushing through the piles of debris caused by Sandy in New York City. I was glad they had the gas and oil to run the machines, and didn’t have to depend on wind turbines. Mayor Bloomberg pledged 50 million to the Sierra Club for their Beyond Coal campaign. Strange, there were no requests for that kind of fuel.”
— Hagerstown

“Why can’t we buy the paper plant across from the existing stadium, tear down the paper plant and build a stadium on that lot, while they use the old stadium to play ball? Then tear down the old stadium and the light plant and use that plant as ample parking for the stadium goers. That way we’d get rid of two eyesores, and have our new stadium, with plenty of parking.”
— Hagerstown

“Now that the president has won a second term, I wonder if the Republican Congress will work with the bipartisanship with him. They did everything in their power once, that they said they were going to do to keep him from re-elected, but it didn’t work. So it’s time for bipartisan, not ‘me, me, me, me, me.’ But it sounds like that that’s exactly what they’re going to do again.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I just wanted to say that the Ron White show at 7:00 was excellent, but they do need to consider that some people that come to the show are very obnoxious. They drink before they come, they drink there, they’re loud and boisterous. They don’t consider that you’re sitting pretty close to each other and you’d like to hear the show, too, as much as the tickets are. You don’t want to hear someone say that they’re a financial planner and they paid for the people that they were with them’s tickets. But the show was good.”
— Hagerstown

“To everyone who is angry/disappointed about the election results: The U.S. survived the 2000 election, when President George W. Bush was chosen by the Supreme Court; therefore, the U.S. will survive the 2012 election in which President Barack Obama was chosen by the electorate.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“Good to see Allan Powell and Democrats finally taking responsibility for the economy. They yell ‘Forward,’ as the layoff bomb hits the day after the election (unreported by The Herald-Mail). The corporate world warned Democrats of the consequences of Obamacare, and people thought they were bluffing. The layoffs are real and they’re huge, and Democrats own them. Next up, ‘Forward’ over the fiscal cliff.”
— Smithsburg

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