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Mail Call - Jan. 25

January 25, 2013

“Concerning the incident with Lance Armstrong, the cyclist, to think I had faith in him, that he was telling the truth all along, when in fact he wasn’t. I realize we all make mistakes in life, and we just need to go on with our life. But speaking for myself, being a bicyclist for a lot of years now, one thing I can say about me, I never used and will use enhancing drugs or any drugs at all. It’s all pedal power, human power, that is. I feel (there are) enough drugs in the foods that we eat today, let alone taking others.”

— Greencastle, Pa.


“The church has lost 35 percent of its membership because it does not tell the truth. Example: There were not three kings at the manger, Mary Magdalene was not a prostitute, the earth is older than 6,000 years, the Romans under Constantine decided what books were to be included in the Bible, and named Sunday the day of worship. The Romans embraced the religion and spread it throughout the world.”

— Hagerstown


“Someone complained about entitlements and the new 39.5 percent top tax rate, when in 1913 it was only 1 percent for those up to $453,000, and the top rate of 7 percent for those making over $11 million. At the same time, in 1940, the rate for those making $400,000 was 72 percent, and actress Carole Lombard said it was an honor and privilege to pay income tax.”

— Hagerstown


“I was watching C-SPAN yesterday as they were debating the hurricane relief bill, and I was amazed to see, among Republicans especially, that the American flag lapel pin has been replaced with the NRA pin. The NRA has numbers of about 6 million. There are more than 350 million Americans. I think we matter more than the 6 million NRA members. Obviously, Republicans don’t care about America, they care about the NRA.”

— Sharpsburg


“Dec. 7, 1941, has been eclipsed by April 2, 2009. That’s the day President Obama, under his own initiative, surrendered the U.S. to a foreign power. The financial stability board operating out of Switzerland has a new legislative and enforcement body for the U.S. The board can now specify the operating parameters of the economy, while Congress sits on its hands and collects a paycheck.”

— Hagerstown


“Alarming statistics released in a recent survey indicated that one in five imaginary Internet girlfriends die of leukemia. Please urge those at risk to see an imaginary physician, to be tested immediately.”

— Hagerstown


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