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Mail Call - Dec. 14

December 13, 2012

“I think the best thing about Christmas is helping others to have a better Christmas.”
— Clear Spring

“No wonder our country is in such bad shape, in a freefall, with President Obama back as the president again, and then in Mail Call, someone calling the American people, clearly that the Republican Party ran the country in the ditch, and also that somebody called David Limbaugh a comedian. How sad, how sad, how sad. And it’s just apparent, people want everything for nothing. God help our country in the next four years. We need somebody to get jobs going, and quit giving everybody everything that they want.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling about deer season ... I just think it’s terrible that big, brave men and women go out and hunt the poor deer. They lure them in by feeding them, and then they shoot them as soon as they come close. And I just don’t think it’s a good thing to teach to our children.”
— Hagerstown

“I would just like to say that I have been working in the retail business for 14 years, and every year at holiday time, it gets worse and worse. People are so rude and obnoxious. I think during the holiday season, people just need to slow down, take a break, stop taking their frustrations out on retailers, and I also think Christmas Eve should be a day that stores should be closed, so that families can enjoy their time ... I think this really needs to be addressed, and I’d like to hear back from people who agree with me.”
— Hagerstown

“The president can go on a vacation costing the taxpayer multimillion dollars but has a hard time finding places to cut government spending.”
— Robinwood area

“Regarding the waste of public resources, not to mention scaring the community half to death in that ridiculous SWAT operation in Sharpsburg, it’s time for those involved, starting with the Maryland State Police, to apologize for wasting taxpayers money on that ‘manhunt’ stunt. What a joke. And I sure hope The Herald-Mail is planning to find out just who started the ball rolling and how much we paid for it.”
— Keedysville

“As it relates to the election for mayor, it’s bad enough that Hancock gets a bad reputation like it does, but why must a person run for mayor and have a slogan on his campaign sign that is actually defined as a stupid person? It’s an embarrassment to the town, and to the government.”
— Hancock

“I see now where the secret $15 million is now or maybe never was there. Was this just a ploy to get the previous mayor re-elected? If so, it didn’t work. Even the previous city council was told over and over by polls of the citizens that we did not want the stadium at the site they were trying to push down our throats.”
— Hagerstown

“Regarding today’s comment from Hedgesville on the blue light for police officers, that has been for the past couple years within the police communities, that the blue light be lit for police officers.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“Regarding the days off for hunting, that is fine. It’s not ridiculous. The ridiculous thing is that the reason that the students are struggling is because they have days off for hunting, no, that’s the parents’ responsibility. Parents don’t know how to be parents anymore. They don’t know how to teach their kids. Mine did fine. I am a retired teacher from Maryland.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“Thank you, Herald-Mail, for reporting that the fictitious promise of $15 million doesn’t exist for that stadium. Now it’s time to kill it. So now let’s renege everything on this with the city and the county, and all this free 911 and everything else. No wonder certain people didn’t get re-elected.”
— Leitersburg

“The caller was right about the dog on the roof. I would rather be the dog in the car carrier driven by Mitt Romney than the dog eaten by President Obama. Now Obama has the workers being eaten by all the takers. Half of this population is now working to support the other half, who choose to sit around, loaf, and take the free handouts.”
— Hagerstown

“It’s really sad when facts don’t matter. Even before the mythical $15 million donor arose, the stadium project was a great project for the city of Hagerstown. Now that the donor has disappeared, it is still a great project for the city of Hagerstown. Look at the facts.”
— Hagerstown

“In the speech to the group of billionaire campaign donors that Mitt Romney stated 47 percent of the Americans take government handouts, he was only off by 1 percent. The Washington Post looked it up, and it’s 46 percent. So before you start throwing stones, maybe you should look up what you’re talking about.”
— Hagerstown

“It looks like somebody was going to make an awful lot of money at the taxpayers’ expense, on the stadium deal. But a funny thing happened on the way to the bank. We had an election.”
— Smithsburg area

“I’m just calling in about everybody in Mail Call calling Medicare, Social Security and unemployment ‘entitlements.’ People worked and paid into that, and they deserve it, and every time we talk about this fiscal cliff, well, it should be started with the people receiving welfare and Medicaid. They should be put on a job that they have training for, so they do not continue to have babies all over the place, and continue to live off us.”
— Martinsburg, W.Va.

“I have noticed that since President Obama won the election, people’s tones seem to have changed for the better. Thank God that people are finally coming to their senses.”
— Hagerstown

“I was watching CNN, and a guy from Queens that was hit very hard by Sandy, he was saying, ‘President Obama, instead of spending all this taxpayers’ money and going to Hawaii so you can be with your family for the holidays, help us out, so I can spend the holidays with my family.’ That’s very deep.”
— Williamsport

“If I had an extra $15 million, I’d give it to your newspaper, to never print another story about a new stadium. The Suns get rent and all utilities now, for $1. How does the city ever make any money off of them?”
— Hagerstown

“The article by Leonard Pitts in the Dec. 6 paper is another example of his far-left stance on politics. He says we should come to some equilibrium on gun ownership, yet he goes on to say that we don’t live on a Old West TV western set. Well, that has nothing to do with the right to own a gun. Americans have the right to own a gun. Leonard Pitts, you’re living in a fantasy land. Forget it.”
— Washington County

“The field of dreams, here we go, on Dec. 6 again. The private donator is mysteriously gone, and no money. The state hasn’t shown much in interest. This is via Lew Metzner’s quote in the paper. That field of dreams is a joke. For 800 people on a general attendance per game, for 80 games, you’re going to lose your money. Take your money and put it in infrastructure, and you’d be a lot better off, and supported by the taxpayer.”
— Leitersburg

“I would like to bring to your attention, I want to be the voice to speak for those little innocent babies being aborted every day. It’s not a matter of a woman’s choice. What mother would choose to kill her baby? Other couples are hoping and praying for a baby. They could all be adopted, yet they’re being murdered. Children are our heritage. Read Psalms 127:3. Children are our future.”
— Hagerstown

“Well, another phone book. This is a doozy. You try to find somebody’s name, and all you see is advertisements, and they’re in the big print, and anything you’d like to see or try to find is in a — you have to read with a magnifying glass. Also, this one was left in a plastic bag at my backyard gate that’s a good ways from the house.”
— Mount Lena

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