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Mail Call - Dec. 12

December 11, 2012

“Yes, the election is over. Those who lost still have freedom of speech to say I told you so. Does anyone think the Dems’ proposal of $1.6 trillion new taxes will not affect everyone? You can’t fool all the people all the time.”
— Hagerstown

“From Patrick Henry to the Arab Spring, democracy, government by the people, has to be, by its very nature if the people are truly involved, rowdy and raucous. If it’s not, then it’s government by the few, the privileged, and the entrenched bureaucrat — or governments in Hagerstown and Washington County, Maryland of late.”
— Hagerstown

“The Williamsport caller claims that Sarah Palin’s stupider than Ms. Rice, because she said that she could see Russia from a balcony. Ms. Palin never said that. It was said by a ... comedian on a late-night TV show, who happened to resemble Ms. Palin. I sometimes think there should be a competency test before you can call in to Mail Call.”
— Clear Spring

“I’m watching President Obama talk to people in a toy factory in Pennsylvania, telling them they will raise taxes on the owner of the plant they work in. So they get laid off or move overseas. Wake up.”
— Hagerstown

“All you people that are calling in supporting Obamacare, you must be the same people getting all the free perks that we workers are paying for. It is the worst thing that ever happened to America. Wait until 2014 when everything kicks in, and see how many companies lay off and how many companies close down, and it’s all because of Obamacare.”
— Williamsport

“I was watching the city council meeting the other night, and they were talking about the stadium downtown, which I agree with. A person from Boonsboro came up and started talking about what we should do in the city of Hagerstown. What does a resident of Boonsboro have to do with the city of Hagerstown? It doesn’t make sense. I’m not going to go to a council meeting in Boonsboro and knock them for what they do, so he shouldn’t be allowed to come in here and tell the city of Hagerstown what to do.”
— Hagerstown

“Would you please inform those two people who called in about the national debt, when Clinton left office the national debt was a little over $5 trillion, and when Bush left office, it was a little over $11 trillion. It is now $16 trillion. So how do they blame  President Obama for any $10 trillion to the national debt? I’m curious about that.”
— Hagerstown

“This is about the pay increase for county commissioners. I think for a pay raise, you have to be doing a good or a great job, to deserve a raise. Two of them, maybe, the rest, not. It’s a part-time position, lots of money. I work full-time at a good job and barely make that much money.”
— Hagerstown

“First of all, I’d like to say that I’m not being derogatory. This is just a suggestion for the new city council and the new mayor. I think we need to redefine the downtown area, put the Christmas tree back where it was, put a pretty waterfall, something similar at Pangborn Park, which would make it beautiful down there. Bring down the garden club and plant perennials around the trees. It definitely needs to be revitalized.”
— Hagerstown

“This is to all the naysayers about Mariah Carey and the Christmas special, and her inappropriate dress. She looks adorable. She is showing a little cleavage, which her hair covers. Check out your ... toy aisles. I’m sure your kids see worse appropriately dressed people there. There’s nothing wrong with the way she’s dressed.”
— Boonsboro

“Can you believe that all the congressmen, Republican congressmen, and Republican Senate would sign a bill pledging not to do anything like raise taxes, from a guy who wasn’t even elected to an office, is a lobbyist? ... Would anybody believe that? Well, it’s happening right now, and it’s unbelievable.”
— Hagerstown

“Since the stores are so busy and everything, if everyone would walk the same as they drive, like on the right-hand side of the walkway, there’d be a whole lot less people running into each other and things. Just do like you drive; walk on the right. And in parking lots, the lanes are there for a reason. They’re for you to go down and up, not cutting across parking lots ... cutting across the parking spaces and almost hitting people, because they’re just flying across the parking spaces. Up and down the lanes, please, people. Let’s have a safe holiday.”
— Hagerstown

“Nice article on Dec. 3 about the questions loom on the stadium project. By the comments made by the state treasurer’s office, it looks like we get a lot of money for schools and everything else, and this might be on the back burner for this field of dreams, but also, what’s the city giving us, and what’s the county giving, in this project? I mean money over the 30-year project, how much in kind, and what are we going to bite the bullet on?”
— Leitersburg

“I’m reading Mail Call on Dec. 3, and three of the first four callers all complain about how bad the holiday is, and all because of President Obama, we won’t have another great holiday. And here Black Friday you had record sales, record numbers, people standing around the block, just to get into a store. ... They need to get out of their house and look around. The economy’s doing great. I’m tired of this naysaying ... The economy’s doing good. And they even worked people on Thanksgiving, it’s doing so good.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m looking for someone who knows where you can turn in your pop tabs and your plastic bottle tops, they were collecting for diabetes.”
— Indian Springs

“There is something wrong when you receive a $32 water bill and $15 of it is for a bay tax. That is almost 50 percent. We conserve usage to pay higher taxes.”
— Hagerstown

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