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Mail Call - Nov. 15

November 14, 2012

“The other night on election night, President Obama, in his victory speech, said the best is yet to come. I can’t wait for that. After the mess he’s made the past four years, I just wonder what the next four is going to be like. And for you people who voted for him: He really pulled one over on you this time.”
— Hagerstown

“Congratulations to the citizens of Hagerstown. Good job at the polls this year. We got rid of some of the sneaky, backroom dealers, underhanded connivers. We missed a couple, but we’ll get them next time, if they don’t hear us. But we did get rid of the main person, and I think everyone knows who that was. I guess us citizens weren’t as dumb and naive as some people thought we were.”
— Hagerstown

“I have three things to say. No. 1, Hagerstown caller, if you have to say ‘I’m not whining,’ you are. So President Obama won. Get over it. No. 2, for the Berkeley Springs caller: I’ll stay in Maryland. I won’t move to West Virginia, thank you. I’ll stay where we have civilization, good schools, and a seashore to go to. You can have your state. No. 3, all these people who feign outrage about Benghazi, where were you when Bush let 9/11 happen? You guys think the president can protect everybody, and he can’t.”
— Hagerstown

“I have learned that other communities have built stadiums and have had the same concerns about noise and traffic. After the project has been completed, they’ve been very happy with the stadium and its location, and businesses have flourished, and residents were happy the project was completed.”
— Hagerstown

“If the richer people in this country do not have to pay any more in taxes, why do I have to pay so much more for premium unleaded gas, over the next lower, which would be medium gas? At some places it’s 10 cents more a gallon and some places it’s close to 20 cents more a gallon, because ... change between the lowest grade to the medium grade, as there is such a large change from the medium grade to the premium grade. That’s not fair.”
— Washington County

“I’m calling about the stadium, and if it is feasible to build a stadium and they want to do that. I like baseball. I’m not sure if it’s going to be self-sufficient, but a good place better than downtown would be right off the interstate, when you go toward Halfway Park, when you come out and you go toward Downsville, the building and the acreage on the left, that never paid their taxes, and all that land ... and also it wouldn’t disrupt downtown, and it has a lot of area you could make great parking.”
— Hagerstown

“I was just voted president of this one company, but when I took over, we were $20,000 in debt. And then after four years since I was president there, we went to a million dollars in debt. Now, does that mean I can say it was the last president’s fault? You should be able to, because President Obama does it all the time. He’s still blaming Bush.”
— Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

“I was just curious, how many times must these children solicit money from the motorists in the areas we live? I remember seeing these kids already soliciting money from the motorists, by distracting them by standing along the highway in Greencastle and other areas, of wanting donations for childhood cancer, of children who have cancer. I’m all for giving these children and other people a donation, you know, for different charities and causes, but enough is enough”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“Going shopping at midnight on Black Friday for Christmas gifts has been a long-standing tradition throughout this country, which is fine; however, several retailers ... have just announced that they will be staging Black Friday sale events beginning at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving this year. In response to these plans, many employees of these retailers have expressed concerns that they will have to miss out on their family meals on Thanksgiving, because of having to work on the holiday. Seriously, what is wrong with our society?”
— Chambersburg, Pa.
                                  

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“It’s amusing to read the articles about the Republicans trying to figure out what went wrong. Did they ever think that their party is so far to the right that most of us can’t identify with it? Platforms of ‘legitimate rape,’ spending cuts to programs that would help young mothers, don’t inspire much confidence. The religious right who wants everyone to think like them would not make me vote for them. By catering to the extreme right, they’ve lost the moderates.”
— Hagerstown

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