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Mail Call - Jan. 16

January 15, 2013

“OK, everybody, the Maryland legislature is now in session. Hold onto your wallets, and say goodbye to some of your liberties.”
— Maugansville

“I just counted 24 robins in my backyard, on the ground. Could it be that springtime is just around the corner?”
— Funkstown

“This is concerning movies and violence. It’s the people who go see the movies is the problem, it’s the ratings they get. I’m 68 years old. I quit going to movies in the ’60s, when they started taking God’s name in vain, and when they started — it was ‘Last House on the Left.’ It showed women being degraded, mothers and daughters being degraded by these men, and they murdered them. That wasn’t my idea of entertainment. That is what people have to do, people have to quit going to see these violent movies.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling in reference to the debate about the new stadium they want to build downtown in Hagerstown. I think what they should do is offer shares in the new stadium, and people who are for it can invest their money into the shares of the new stadium. And I would be willing to buy some shares. I think it’s a great idea.”
— Williamsport

“I saw something funny today: A cop parked right across from a speed camera. Didn’t anybody tell this man he was replaced by a computer?”
— Hagerstown

“Do you think we might ever be done with the stadium that only a few people want? Just when you think it had gone away. Even the owner looks bored. Or maybe the stories about the pit bulls. If you want to see good ones, go to Petco, PetSmart, or the SPCA. Tell the cops not to corner them. Any dog will charge, if cornered, even my little cockapoo. Fine the owners big-time, or it won’t change. Maybe they’ll just buy another one.”
— Hagerstown

“They changed the political boundaries to help John Delaney get elected to Congress. Now he’s talking about upholding values in office. Is he going to change his name to Mr. Smith?”
— Halfway

“I see where the congressman of the gerrymandered 6th District was in Hagerstown, and was looking for office space. Well, maybe you all can help him find a nice office in Hagerstown, and perhaps you can help him find a house in the 6th District. Would you please put a picture of that house in the 6th District in the paper, when he buys one and really lives in our district?”
— Washington County

“It has been argued that baseball bats are just as deadly as rifles. Such a statement is misleading. If it were completely true, then we could save huge amounts of money by arming our troops with baseball bats, because you can kill a Taliban just as dead with a baseball bat as you can with a rifle. And you don’t have to worry about ammunition, you don’t have to worry about armors and big guns that fall in the river, have a problem. If it is nonsense to talk of arming our troops with baseball bats, then it is nonsense to say that baseball bats are just as deadly as guns.”
— Hagerstown

“To the Hagerstown caller saying that he went to school back in the ’90s, God was still in the schools: I don’t know how God was in the schools in the 1990s, because I graduated high school in the 1970s, and we never had God in our schools, from the ’60s on. There was a moment of silence for anybody to say a prayer, but nobody mentioned God, and we didn’t have all this crime. So quit trying to say it’s because God isn’t in the schools. ... Each case is different, in the case of the violence, these gun violence crimes, and it’s not because we don’t have God in our schools.”
— Hagerstown

“To the snow angels who opened my driveway, from the Christmas snow: A big thank you — the two with shovels, and the one with a blade on his truck. Your thoughtfulness and kindness was so greatly appreciated.”
— Keedysville

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