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Mail Call - Nov. 20

November 19, 2012

“I just want to say all these kids who play sports in high school and junior high school and all of those who play these sports, football, volleyball, basketball and soccer, lacrosse, you made Hagerstown proud, and don’t lower your heads because you lost a game. You fought to the end and you made us all proud, and we’re very proud of you, and just keep up the good work.”
— Hagerstown

“This is in reference to the radio and the TV and the newspaper, about the parking in Hagerstown, with handicapped parking tags. I had the attorney general’s check it out, and it is absolutely legal for them to fine you if you don’t put money in the meter. So I hope this helps everybody.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling about the cutbacks, with all these taxes and all coming up. I think if they’re going to raise the taxes on the low- and middle-income people, that we ought to have a say in not sending any money overseas for anything, to take care of our own, and if you are drawing unemployment or welfare out of the trillions that we’re in debt, your name should be posted in the paper.”
— Rohrersville

“This call is to the Hagerstown caller who’s complaining that President Obama owns the economy, and that he has gas prices doubling. Gas is coming down now. The economy is getting better. And also, to the Smithsburg caller who says that they had a layoff problem, the day after the election: This is just partisan business owners trying to lay off people to make a point. If they have enough business, they will call these people back. Business hiring is by supply and demand. If businesses have demand, they will hire people, they don’t care what it costs.”
— Hagerstown

“This is to the Smithsburg caller. You really think they’re laying off, the day after the election? There’s one word for that: Greed. Poor owner of Papa John’s, I mean, the biggest house in the U.S., tennis court, golf course, Olympic-sized swimming pool. ... I don’t think he can make it, because he’ll have to give his employees insurance.”
— Hagerstown

“This is to the Hagerstown person who said about the Allan Powell editorial, President Obama took us forward. He took us forward. He’s taken us forward from what Bush left behind. The $6 trillion in debt comes from the wars you had in Afghanistan and Iraq, which were uncalled for.”
— Hagerstown                 

“We have a Watergate, times 10. It’s called Obamagate.”
— Smithsburg

“We want a senior center, now. The old army building would be ideal; easy access and plenty of parking, and location is good, away from heavy traffic. Quit putting it off. We’ll all be dead by the time Commissioner Baker makes up his mind, and Mrs. Nigh, a pool would be nice, but it can — we can do without it. We have waited long enough for a senior center. Stop procrastinating and get on with it.”
— Hagerstown

“Well, now that the election is over and President Obama has his lap full of the Benghazi case and Gen. Petraeus resigning the CIA, I understand now that since Madam Hillary is going to leave us as secretary of state, they’re looking at U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice. And here’s a lady who went on TV and tried to tell the American people about a video, instead of what really happened.”
— Hagerstown

“Funny how today’s headlines aren’t about the devastation that the Democrats are creating in Washington. It’s just ... city news. How biased is that? Perhaps I should just cancel my subscription to the paper. So Democrat voters, you got what you asked for, and you are bringing down the whole U.S. with it.”
— Smithsburg

“Enough with the stadium calls. The newly elected city council and mayor ensures that a new stadium will not be built in Hagerstown. If they decide to spend the millions of dollars and the time it would take to renovate the current stadium to professional baseball standards (which I doubt), Hagerstown still loses, because the Suns will need to find a place to play elsewhere for those two years (and will not be able to return to Hagerstown because of the 50-mile rule), so we’re going to lose them anyway.”
— Hagerstown

“This is in reference to the question about wanting to stop for buses on Wilson Boulevard, or any split dual road that way. If they are stopped for a railroad crossing, you do not have to stop for them, going in either direction. You can pass them, but with care. If they are stopped to pick up students and you are on the same side as them, traveling in the same direction, you have to stop for them.”
— Hagerstown

“I would like to have an explanation about the solar system that’s being installed down around the prison area. If that can service 45,000 to 55,000 homes, how does one sign up for that, or connect with that, so that we can take advantage of that solar energy out in the county? Could somebody explain that, please?”
— Clear Spring area

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