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Mail Call - Feb. 27

February 26, 2013

“I heard on the news today that gas has gone up some-odd cents for the past 22 days. I would like to know why people in today’s society are so complacent, and they won’t do anything about these problems.”
— Hagerstown

“Take a look at the paper Feb. 19, with the front page showing Bob Bruchey as the new general manager of the Suns. Now we all know why Bruchey wanted to press the stadium so hard. He’s in there for everything he can get. Thank God we have David Gysberts for the new mayor.”
— Hagerstown

“I think the post office should stop using Band-Aids like raising stamp prices 1 cent and discontinuing Saturday delivery, to fix their problems. I think it’s time for them to bite the bullet and do major surgery, like cutting costs 50 percent. By only delivering half of their routes, on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, the other half on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, this cuts their staff in half. It also cuts maintenance costs, since only half of the trucks are used.”
— Hagerstown

“It’s Tuesday, the 19th. I’m reading in here about the cab driver constantly laying on the horn. I have a few more comments about the cab drivers, because I take one every day. It would be nice if ... you would not be on your personal phone, discussing whatever with whoever you’re talking to. A lot of times I’ve heard nothing but profanity and things about your sex life, which I really do not want to hear. And also, we pay to have a cab to where we’re going, not to be driven to nine, 10 different spots, and kept in a cab for over an hour, waiting to go to work.”
— Hagerstown

“To the low-info caller from Smithsburg: The economic downturn and unemployment rates you are talking about started in September 2008, caused by the subprime mortgage scandal. America was losing between 250,000 and up to 750,000 jobs a month, and this huge downhill run on jobs lasted for almost a year.”
— Martinsburg, W.Va.

“Wouldn’t it be great if Gov. O’Malley spent as much time trying to save lives of unborn children as he does trying to save lives of hardened criminals who have committed terrible crimes, by doing away with the death penalty? The man has sold his soul to the left-wing radical liberal establishment, and this guy really wants to move up to the White House, you can tell.”
— Hagerstown

“It must be disheartening to the police to bring a convicted murderer into the court, and have the court — after they risked their lives to get him — to have the court practically turn him loose. What is wrong with our court system?”
— Hagerstown

“I am a lifelong member of the NRA, and I am shocked at its ridiculous stance supporting assault weapons and no background checks, even though over 90 percent of the people want them. I will soon be an ex-member. NRA no longer represents family values of hunting and fishing, as it once did. Now it only represent the gun and ammo manufacturers. When the facts are not on your side, spread fear.”
— Martinsburg, W.Va.

“The gas companies are the only companies that can tell you they are making billions, and our government gives them more.”
— Hagerstown

“First of all, I’d like to thank Ron Bowers for stepping up to the plate and hitting a home run, so to speak, with his comments about the study for the Washington County BOE’s central offices. He hit the nail right on the head, just like he’s done in the past, in different positions he’s been in. Also, this is a reminder to the community. What this community needs — and I’m talking about Hagerstown and all of Washington County — what this area needs is an open-forum radio talk show program. ... This country and county needs it badly.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m reading this morning’s paper, and I see where Mr. ex-mayor Bruchey got a job with the Hagerstown Suns. What a coincidence. ... Sure am glad he’s not mayor anymore. It is definitely wrong, and I think it was very convenient.”
— Hagerstown

“I think the BOE would be wise if they found itself some ground outside in the county somewhere to build their new facilities, and get enough ground, or acreage or whatever you want to call it, so they have room for expansion in years to come.”
— Hagerstown

“Well, here we go again. The former mayor has got his feet in the door at the municipal stadium. He wanted so bad to move it, and now he’s down there.”
— Hagerstown

“I’d like to respond to the person in Hagerstown, about the Falling Waters person. They say that there was nothing cut from the budget that Mrs. Clinton had, to protect the consulate in the other countries. Now, I don’t know whether that person’s not reading the paper or listening to the news, but two days before that was in the paper, it was announced that there had been ... taken out of her budget. So how was she supposed to do her job, if they took the money away from her?”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I have a two-prong discussion here. No. 1, we’ve had two stabbings in the city of Hagerstown this past weekend. Do they plan on taking all the knives from the people now, that they’re hollering about gun control? No. 2, in the state of Illinois, President Obama’s home state, they lead the nation in murders, and they have gun control there. So what does that tell you? That’s all I’ve got to say.”
— Hagerstown

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