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Mail Call - Feb. 6

February 05, 2013

“I wonder if somebody can help me. I have a lawyer that hasn’t done a thing for me except take my money. He doesn’t show up when — at a court trial. He doesn’t answer the phone, he never returns my calls. Is there any — what can I do? How can I get some help to get him moving?”
— Maugansville

“This is in reference to the article in the Jan. 25 paper, where Del. Parrott wants to raise speed limits. It makes sense on Md. toll road 200 to go up to 65 mph. But you have to be crazy to want to raise other highway speed limits. People speed as it is. This will just make them speed more, at higher rates. I think our county has far more important issues you could work on.”
— Hagerstown

“I would like to assure all those folks who predict the end of our great country, just because we re-elected President Obama, that the sun will come out tomorrow. If Bush didn’t sink us on the financial and international scene, no one can. And one must realize that ‘liberal’ is not a four-letter word. It helps to get us closer to the equality and justice, in the promises that this country offers.”
— Hagerstown

 “I have been waiting to see someone question why Paul Miller (left) the local animal shelter. Since I have seen neither The Herald-Mail nor any interested citizens from Mail Call question why, I’d like to know. Come on, Herald-Mail, start to investigate and give the public some answers. We deserve to know the reason for his abrupt departure.”
— Hagerstown

“Why is everyone in Hagerstown so opposed to the new stadium? I think it’s a great idea. Everyone is so opposed to any change in this town, which is exactly why downtown Hagerstown is the way it is. Baltimore went through the same thing when they proposed building Camden Yards in downtown Baltimore, and look what that stadium has done for that city. Wake up, Hagerstown.”
— Hagerstown

“City and county taxpayers of Washington County, Md., read the front page of the 26th, ‘County jobless rates spikes 1 percent.’ Almost 9 percent. Unbelievable. And it’s going to go higher. This is why the city and the county don’t need to go off and spend money for the BOE, big buildings, and we’re talking about $60 million, borrowing at the county level, and the city with a stadium. Let’s worry about our debt first.”
— Leitersburg

“I just received a card through the mail that I could save $50 if I spend $100, and the sales was Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 and 26, and I didn’t receive the card until today, late in the afternoon, which was too late to use it. I just wonder why. Usually something like that would come like a week ahead of time. And I have birthdays coming up; I really could have used it.”
— Hagerstown

“I am for women in combat. We only need to look at the past to see they can do the job. During World War II, they took male jobs, making weapons. All required strength, especially working with heavy machinery. Remember Rosie the Riveter? Look at nursing homes; women must lift and lug patients that are getting heavier. Not all men or women are suitable for combat, but deserve the chance to try. We are all created equal, right?”
— Hagerstown

“I’ve been sitting here thinking about what I saw on TV the other day when Hillary Clinton went before the Congress and the Republicans, and the hard time that they gave her about what happened in Benghazi. I think if it would have been me and I said that I accept full responsibility, and that Sen. Johnson got on me, I would have told him flat-out, right to his face, ‘How much responsibility do you think you have in this, when you gentlemen cut back the money for me to take care of these people?’ And see what he had to say then.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I wanted to tell you that we went to the Senior Idol Contest last night, and I would not have wanted to be a judge; they were all terrific, every one of the singers. And I admire the man that did the signing of singing his song. Excellent. And also, one thing upset us. We were coming in to get tickets, and there was a homeless gentleman that was trying to get the lady at the table to sell him the ticket to let him in, because he did not have $5. And we were going to give it to him, but at that time I didn’t have my pocketbook with me.”
— Funkstown

“In regard to the gun control march in Washington, D.C., just recently, there’s a picture of someone carrying a sign who is marching, and the sign says, ‘Protect our kids, not your guns.’ That’s a bit shortsighted, in that if we don’t protect our guns, we will have no way to protect our kids, because only the bad guys will have guns. Wish these people who are so shortsighted in this regard would wise up and see that you give up a freedom, you give up your opportunity to protect yourself.”
— Washington County

“I’m calling in regard to the women in combat roles. Well ... if you’ve ever been in combat, you wouldn’t celebrate the fact that one of your fellow Americans would have to face combat at all in their lifetime. Now my other point is this. These women that are saying oh, it’s about time, we’re really happy, and this, that and the other thing, well, I wonder if they’d be that happy if they were eligible for a draft. If they reinstated the draft, where would these women be, fleeing to Canada? It wouldn’t surprise me.”
— Hagerstown

“Would everybody please stop calling these rifles ‘assault weapons,’ please? They are not assault weapons. An assault is a fully automatic rifle, taken into combat. These weapons are not fully automatic, not the ones around here. Now, you go to other states, people get a license, yes, they can buy fully automatic weapons for target practicing only. But what you’re talking about, like the school shootings and everything else, they are not assault weapons.”
— Hagerstown

“Del. Neil Parrott needs to occasionally pull his head out of his tea party bubble and view the real world. Parrott recently told The Herald-Mail that Congressman John Delaney ‘is representing Montgomery County and not Western Maryland.’ Parrott seems to ignore the fact that Delaney received a majority of Washington County votes when he defeated Roscoe Bartlett. That should be a clear indication that Delaney is representing a large portion of Western Maryland, the only part that should be of concern to Parrott.”
— Hagerstown

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