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Mail Call - Nov. 21

November 20, 2012

“I pray no contractor listens to the consulting firm from Laurel, Md., that unveiled a plan for the former hospital site. We certainly do not need 69 more townhouses. There are as many as five or more locations where townhouses were approved but never built. Someone needs to give us a count of the foreclosure and empty properties already in our town.”
— Hagerstown

“Anyone who is happy over the outcome of the election should look at President Obama’s efforts to enact a U.N. arms trade treaty, and the U.N. ‘Defamation of Religions’ Resolution. Take a close look at the deals that are made with the Bank for International Settlements. Keep in mind, treaty is the law of the land, and overrides the Bill of Rights.”
— Hagerstown

“I just read in the paper where Funkstown town council banned metal detecting from their park, and they said, one of them said that the reason was that anything that’s in the ground should stay in the ground. I don’t understand that attitude. It seems to me that people that do that stuff, that metal detecting stuff, they’re finding artifacts, things that ... I wouldn’t do it, but I think it must, might be a good hobby. I’ve seen people doing that at the beach.”
— Halfway

“I would like to thank the lady who found my dog in Waynesboro Monday night, and kept him safe and then turned him in to the Humane Society. I don’t know who you are, but God does, and I’m praying He gives you a special blessing for doing this. You have my deepest gratitude and thanks.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“I have a friend of mine who voted for President Obama four years ago, but he voted for Mitt Romney this time around. I voted for McCain four years ago, and I voted for Romney this time around. And I said to him, ‘How could this happen?’ He said more people want something for free, and they don’t care about or know about what happened in Benghazi. I think that’s right.”
— Williamsport

“I’m calling about the search for a new director for the Humane Society. I’m hoping the next director will be a person that ... will seek to save the animals’ lives, not put them down, try to make it easier for people to adopt, and replace the animals to a place where they can live out their lives.”
— Hagerstown

“I guess we now know what kind of character Mitt Romney has. He’s a bad loser, a sore loser, and now he’s bringing up the fact that the president got voted in because of gifts. Well, how about the gifts that he was ready to give away? I think he’s just a bad loser, and now we get a good view of his character.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“Great job, mayor and council, on your choice to fill the vacant council seat with a woman. Hope to see her stay for the election.”
— Hancock

“About the stories about some of the people competing in the JFK 50-Mile, I do not get it. Why not stories from important people, like policemen, firemen, doctors, veterans, teachers, nurses, etc.?”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“First off, I’m not in favor of building a new stadium for the Suns, but if we are intent on building a new stadium, I would suggest a place that I haven’t seen suggested yet. I would suggest building it on Sharpsburg Pike, beside the McDonald’s. There’s a large expanse of land there. ... It’s right near the interstate. That would be a good spot, in my view.”
— Washington County

“To the caller from Berkeley Springs: If you ran a business and the previous president left you $20,000 in debt, along with crumbling infrastructure of machinery, workers’ dwindling wages and layoffs, supply chains fractured, and the building collapsing, and then you put it $1 million in debt, but the building is fine, you have the business flowing, layoffs have been abated, then yes, you can blame it on the previous president. Washington County caller, you want to buy premium gas, it isn’t the taxes that you’re paying the difference for. It’s, the money goes to the oil companies.”
— Hagerstown

“Just wondering if anybody knows when they put the wreaths out at Arlington Cemetery, what the first date is that they do that, where one can go visit the grave sites.”
— Leitersburg

“I am so glad to see all of you beautiful Democrats in The Herald-Mail, speaking your mind. It has been a long time coming, and now we are free to speak our minds, without retribution from certain people in our government. And now it’s time, two years from now, to get with the other parts of the government such as the court system, and take care of the people there and get those elected out.”
— Hagerstown

“The Republicans are very sore losers, according to what Mitt Romney said. I think he owes President Obama an apology. That is not true, and I think he’s a very sore loser.”
— Hagerstown

“The Democrats want you to think that the millionaires should be patriotic and pay more taxes. So let the fiscal cliff happen, and we all can be patriotic and pay more taxes. You cheaters wanted President Obama. Now you got him.”
— North End

“This is to the caller who had three things to say, Thursday the 15th. Regarding No. 3: Learn the facts about history. 9/11 was the fault of Bill Clinton, who was too busy with Monica to get bin Laden. Remember, CNN had no trouble finding him. Bush never blamed Clinton, unlike President Obama blaming Bush for everything. Democrat presidents are anti-war cowards. Look at the last three Democrat presidents we’ve had, Jimmy, O, and Willie.”
— Hagerstown

“Just noticed in the paper, ever since the election, Ashley Haywood, for whatever reason, has chosen not to attend of the meetings. Is she no longer going to attend, since she didn’t get re-elected, and is no longer going to finish out her term of service? I’m not sure why, because she should be finishing it out. Whether you win or lose, you should finish out your term of service. That’s the question, and I wonder if anybody has the answer, if she’s not in town, if she’s sick, or is she just not coming?”
— Hagerstown

“If I earned $250,000 or more a year, I’d feel wealthy enough to pay a little more tax. Couple of thousand, that’s only pocket change. You people need to get real.”
— Hagerstown

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