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Mail Call - Feb. 14

February 13, 2013

“I think the Ravens are the greatest there is, but I think Beyonce went beyond reason, and her show was not that good to me, and I think Jennifer Hudson tried to take all the glory away from the kids, and the kids were great.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I’m calling in reference to the person who’s referencing feeding their dogs the fried eggs and the ham and dog food. I, too, just want to share how well I take care of my three dogs. I’m very disrespected by some people because my husband’s a hunter, and with the deer meat, it’s all ground, and we prepare ground deer meat, and it is prepared with vegetables, oatmeal and rice. They’re well fed and they’re taken care of. They’re in the house, where it’s kept warm.”
— Harpers Ferry, W.Va.

“What’s happened to treating customers with respect and kindness? This is a message to all those who work in customer service, whether doing their job by phone or personal contact. My name is not ‘Bud,’ and I am not your honey.”
— Sharpsburg

“I’m responding to the comment about the Baltimore Ravens and Ray Lewis, that all you heard was ... about Ray Lewis. That is correct, that’s all you heard in the paper and that’s all you heard on the TV. It was all about Ray Lewis winning another ring before retiring. ... I do hope they enjoy the ring ... and another note, it took Joe Flacco five years to get to the Super Bowl. Took Colin Kaepernick only 10 regular season games in his first year to go to the Super Bowl, even though he didn’t win.”
— Cascade

“Background checks for people who want to buy guns really won’t do a lot of good, because the person who killed all those children in Sandy Hook used his mother’s weapons. So that’s not really going to help. And there’s already thousands if not millions of guns already out there on the street, assault rifles and stuff, so how are they going to retrieve those? ... long time coming. It should have been years and years ago. They should never have been in the public’s hands in the first place.”
— Hagerstown

“I heard on a Christian radio station that a bakery in Oregon didn’t want to make a cake, a wedding cake for this gay couple, and I commend them for doing that, and I don’t feel that those people have a right to protest against that. The bakery chooses to do that, they should be entitled to. Too many people are afraid to express their religious freedom, and people are trying to take away what has been in the Bible and from our forefathers, and if a bakery chooses not to do that, it’s about time people speak up.”
— Hagerstown

“I thought Beyonce’s Super Bowl show was disgraceful, for a prime-time family activity. Her hair tossing, stage strutting, was nothing more than a prelude to an expensive strip show. You could also not understand a word she said, as she strutted her song. In contrast, her a capella version of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ showcased her beauty, talent and sexuality with class. With all her pizzazz, Beyonce doesn’t need to strut and sing like a stripper.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“I would like to know if anybody out there knows, if you save the tops off of jars and bottle caps, what organization takes it, to help with either dialysis or cancer patients. I need a telephone number or an address to drop the tops off.”
— Hancock

“Could someone at Maryland State Highway and Washington County tell me how they made Poffenberger Road and Alt. 40 intersections safer? Looks to me like a lot of money wasted again on bad engineering and little knowledge of how to fix the problem. Before they moved the intersection, you did have a quick chance to turn left and pull from Poffenberger Road. Now it make no (sense). Great job, engineers at SHA.”
— Boonsboro

“Seems many people are complaining about the speed cameras around the schools in Hagerstown. My question is this: Why do you have to speed? Especially in a school zone. Is where you are going that important? If it was, you would have left a few minutes earlier to get there on time. Answer that and maybe I can better understand why you would put our schoolchildren in harm’s way.”
— Funkstown

“According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 2012, 27 people are killed every day by a drunk driver. Where is the outcry for background checks to buy alcohol, or register the bottle?”
— Maugansville

“I had to roll my eyes when I read The Herald-Mail’s editorial proposing to have BOE offices relocate downtown. We are already seeing the university center scrambling for additional space, which is making their campus disjointed. And The Herald-Mail wants the BOE to repeat that mistake? It might be workable if the money is there, but it won’t be convenient, that’s for sure.”
— Hagerstown

“I don’t have the answer to this gun problem, but one thing that concerns me is, if they get too strict, the people that really want them will go to the black market, and it will flourish like crazy.”
— Hagerstown

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