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Mail Call - Feb. 21

February 20, 2013

“The politicians really know how to solve a problem. The new solve-all-gun-problems law will not require a person to bother with the law if they are going to pass a gun to a relative. This after a mother teaches her mentally challenged son to use her assault rifle, then he kills her, 20 children, six adults and then himself. Way to go, government. What you have to do is keep guns away from people who are crazy, not everybody in the country. Lots of luck with that.”
— Hagerstown

“It’s as simple as this: More guns, more murders.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“Let’s take a look at special-interest groups, two of them in particular. First of all, the new perspective on the NRA. What does the NRA cost you? Does it cost you taxpayers’ dollars? No, they’re a very strong lobbyist group, and they’re very good at what they do. Now, the other one is environmentalists, another strong lobbyist group. What does that cost you? As taxpayers, they are bleeding us dry. Anything associated with environmentalist groups is costing the taxpayers.”
— Hagerstown

“I wish that the county commissioners and the City of Hagerstown would take the money that they’re going to throw away on stadiums and all this stuff that doesn’t amount to anything, and put it into getting jobs in this town. Fairchild had to come into the back door. I guess that’s the only we’ll ever get anybody else to come in.”
— Hagerstown

“So the post office is going to stop Saturday delivery in August, with the exception of prescriptions and packages. Well now, that just makes them a target for druggies. They’ll now know that when they see a mail truck on Saturday, that it has prescriptions and packages.”
— Hancock

“I think the city ought to slow down, and the county ought to slow down. They keep wanting to build more buildings and more businesses for the county downtown, but yet they want to charge county residents more money for city services. I believe it is ridiculous and it should not be allowed.”
— Washington County

“I saw my first robin just a couple weeks ago. We went out for dinner and a movie. Won’t do it again. She was just a little bit too chirpy.”
— Hagerstown

“We have a county administrator, an assistant county administrator, an executive director, and who knows how many more in the county administrative office, and they cannot come up with an agenda for the newspaper? Come on, commissioners, wake up. We elected you to govern, not rubber-stamp public employees.”
— Washington County

“All you read in Mail Call are people complaining about something; government, gun control, etc. Just one day, it would be nice to read all positive remarks. Life is too short. ‘Be nice’ should be on the top of everyone’s bucket list.”
— Hagerstown

“My friends and I appreciate that The Herald-Mail is telling more of the truth about who owns the buildings and the money, like Paul Crampton charging ... Discovery Station rent throughout the years. ... And today, the proposals for the school board, the same two guys that tried to sell the downtown ballpark are now trying to sell the sites. Please, Herald-Mail, identify the owners before they’re given triple their money for something they bought to sell to people.”
 — Washington County

“I’m calling referring to the man who has to pay so much for his truck tags. If you didn’t have to have a newer truck and be all that, then you wouldn’t have to pay all that. Mind your own business.”
— Hagerstown

“Many thanks to the kind lady who paid for my ... fastnachts on Feb. 12. It was greatly appreciated.”
— Hagerstown

“Isn’t it amazing that the people who are against the death penalty are the same ones that vote for abortion? It’s all right to kill one, but not the killer, right?”
— Hagerstown

“Nobody can take God out of the schools. God is everywhere. You can take God with you everywhere you go. You can pray and talk to God anytime you want.”
— Hagerstown

“I wanted to let The Herald-Mail newspaper know that I really enjoy the section called ‘Today in history.’ It’s very informative, you learn things you didn’t know before, and I hope that you continue to publish that part of the newspaper. Once again, thank you.”
— Washington County

“I’d like to call to complain about the governor’s tax on gasoline. For the people in Washington and Garrett and Allegany County, and probably Frederick, what’s that going to do for us? Going to ask the whole state to pay for mass transit in Baltimore. ... I guess the next thing he’ll want is us to all rescue Baltimore, because they’re sinking. It almost sounds to me like he’s a puppet for President Obama.”
— Little Orleans

“People out there chewing gum, especially in church, take a ride out in the country, and stop and watch the cows.”
— Williamsport


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