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Mail Call - Nov. 19

November 18, 2012

“Hurray, Big Bird gets to stay.”
— Clear Spring

“I’d like to comment for the person who called in the other day about you vote for this man, that you’ll lose your job and home, they don’t want to hear it. Well, that’s really American. This guy is our president of the U.S., and it seems to me that Mitt Romney called all his corporate buddies there in June and told them to tell their employees to vote for Mitt Romney, or they were going to lose their jobs. So, and now this coal guy, Murray, he is laying off 178 of his people. Real Americans, aren’t you?”
— Cearfoss

“Just wondering if someone knows what to do with used newspaper. Can someone use them in their area? Is there a place that we can dispose of them? Any help would be appreciated.”
— Clear Spring

“I’m going to miss Congressman Bartlett. I was trying to get my Social Security disability and it wouldn’t go through, and the Social Security law group that was assigned to me could not figure it out, and his, Mr. Bartlett’s office figured it out. The Social Security law group forgot to file a form, and I almost lost my entitlement, to even go through on the third attempt, and if it wouldn’t have been for his office, I wouldn’t be getting disability. Thank you so much, Mr. Bartlett, and your office, for such good care, and you will be sorely missed.”
— Hagerstown

“I read with amusement, people complaining about the one-day-a-week trash pickup. Their bags are too heavy. Well ... instead of using the real big bags, buy a box of the smaller bags, and put two small bags out once a week. The smaller bags, normally, even the good quality ones, are cheaper than the bigger ones anyway. ... Two smaller trash bags will cost you less, most likely, depending on where you buy them. Much easier to carry.”
— Hagerstown

“A Hagerstown caller states that, ‘we just voted for things to continue as they were.’ Do you not read or listen? We replaced a congressman, three city council members and a mayor, and confirmed the Maryland legislature’s decision on four controversial issues. About 20 other districts sent their same congressmen back to Washington, but ‘we’ cannot be blamed for making those poor choices.”
— Hagerstown

“I think the reason the caller on Monday can’t find a charity who accepts collected pull tabs is because can manufacturers no longer make cans on which the tabs are supposed to be pulled off (to reduce the litter of small pull tabs.) ‘Pull tabs’ are now supposed to remain attached to the can or lid, so they can be recycled with the bigger article, and don’t find their way into the environment. I used to scuba dive in small ponds in the northeast in the ’70s, and routinely saw that the floor of the pond would be literally paved with discarded beer can pull tabs — no longer true since the manufacturers changed the design.”
— Brownsville

“The man in Hancock that’s putting his signs up about the election has a lot of truth to it, but it might hurt some. But, oh well.”
— Hancock

“Another four years of taxes, groceries, national debt, gas, unemployment and utility costs going up, with pay, job opportunities and hope going down. Time for me to tighten my budget and cut back on things I can live without, or get cheaper items. I have friends in Greece, and we will soon be like them.”
— Hagerstown

“It was heartening to see that the ultramillionaires could not buy an election. The scary thing is actually how close they came to doing this. I am reminded of the Texas oil millionaire H.L. Hunt, who was of the opinion he should be able to cast as many votes as he had dollars. Republicans do not want to govern, they simply want control. I am glad that the hearts and minds of everyday citizens cannot be bought.”
— Booonsboro

“My comment is, the banks are closed today, the post offices are closed, it’s a holiday, but our schools are not closed. I think they should be closed because first of all, these children’s grandparents, or whoever they were, fought in World War I, World II, and I think it should be recognized. I think it’s a shame that our school system can have off any other days, but a Veterans Day like this they’re not.”
— Williamsport

“Now the election’s over, and locally, people are starting to complain because Penny Nigh got elected. Well, that just tells me ... that when you’re afraid of someone — and for some reason people are afraid of Penny Nigh — you’re afraid of people because they are either telling the truth or digging deep to find the truth. I think the city election went perfectly.”
— Hagerstown

“Why is it you can’t get any child support in this state? In court three times, and call after call to social services, and still no child support. At this point, almost $6,000 behind, and can’t collect. What a waste of taxpayers’ money. If this were a house or a business, I would have lost it.”
— Hagerstown

“I think the president of the U.S. and this administration is, just sort of reminds me of Richard Nixon, when everything was being covered up. There’s no bigger coverup artist than Barack Obama and his cronies, and we can see it once again if we’re following the news on Gen. Petraeus and this scandal he’s involved in with the lady.”
— Sharpsburg

“Are any Mail Callers living who recall the execution of the Rosenbergs, back in the ’50s? If so, call in to Mail Call. We just wanted to know, because they were executed for treason. I suspect — I hope I’m wrong — that there may be some more treasonous acts coming up.”
— Hagerstown

“My doctor and dentist no longer participate with Medicare. The cost of office visits increased substantially. What next, Obamacare?”
— Hagerstown

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