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Mail Call - Dec. 5

December 05, 2012

“I’d just like to give a big thumbs up to the Homewood complex for renovating the old nursing home and making it into beautiful apartments. It’s so nice to see good use of an old building. I wish the hospital administrators would have done the same thing.”
— Williamsport

“Do they think that we’re so dumb that we don’t go in the stores and see what the regular prices are, and then when they have a 50-percent-off, that we don’t know just how much 50 percent is? Everybody have a Merry Christmas.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“This is somebody who lives on Antietam Street, on the first block of Antietam Street. I got a story for you. The police are just letting people run through people’s yards, running around, drunk bums, all the time. No crime around — do nothing about the crime in this part of town at all, in the downtown area. People’s getting sick of it. They need to do something about the crime around here, because the cops aren’t doing nothing about it.”
— Hagerstown

“So here it is, the first day of Pennsylvania deer season. Schools are closed today and tomorrow, to cater to the hunters to go out and kill animals. Meanwhile, we wonder why our students struggle in the classroom. They’re closed for two days so hunters can hunt. Ridiculous.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“In answer to the question by a caller inquiring about the meaning of ‘Black Friday,’ it is a ‘financial’ reference regarding holiday shopping. In financial talk, being in the ‘red’ means you are in debt. Being in the ‘black’ means you’re in good financial standing. So merchants are hoping that by having the holiday sales and offering real bargains, they will get/keep their business ‘in the black’ for the rest of the financial year, and stay ‘out of the red. Hence ‘Black Friday;’ hopefully the beginning of a profitable season.”
— Hagerstown

“In a speech to a group of his billionaire campaign donors, Mitt Romney stated that 47 percent of Americans take government handouts, consider themselves victims and feel entitled to what they get. Was he not deliberately stirring up animosity in the wealthy class? Now David Limbaugh has the audacity to proclaim that, ‘in his fundamentally transformed America, Obama has replaced ‘e pluribus unum’ with ‘us against them.’ So David, please explain again why Romney lost.”
— Hagerstown

“A shopping tip for everyone: I like to save money on purchases, like most people. I have found local prices on items to now be very comparable to online prices. I have checked on a number of electronic and TV items, and the prices are very close. So consider shopping at local stores as well as online.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“The city election was almost a complete success. Except for the two incumbents that are still on there, it was almost a complete sweep.”
— Hagerstown

“All the Republicans that keep whining why Mitt Romney lost, you can sum it up pretty easily. All of us that voted against Romney decided we didn’t want to ride in the car carrier on top of the station wagon like his dog Seamus, while 1 percent got to ride in the car. The same metaphor stays true with the electorate.”
— Hagerstown

“A previous caller from Rohrersville was not only misinformed, but ignorant on the subject of unemployment and social service benefits. Unemployment is not an entitlement. People work for that money. It is theirs. So until they know what they’re talking about, they shouldn’t lump unemployment with social service benefits.”
— Cavetown

“Blaming President Obama for the price of gas is like blaming Lou Scally for the weather. I mean, the price of gas, for the most part, is determined by the profit made after the 3:2:1 breakdown at the refinery.”
— Hagerstown

“I have just one more suggestion about the Suns stadium, which is growing to be very old, as a topic. There’s been several suggestions about another Walmart in the area. Who knows for what reason why; we already have one. But anyway, east of Hagerstown, out off the Dual Highway near Interstate 70, if that place out there was being considered for a Walmart, why not a Suns stadium? Very easy access — also, the Dual Highway, which is an easy entrance into Hagerstown itself, as far as businesses and restaurants.”
— Hagerstown

“Does anyone know of an initiative to show respect and appreciation for law enforcement personnel, by replacing a white porch or deck light with a blue bulb?”
— Hedgesville, W.Va.

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