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Mail Call - March 5

March 05, 2013

“To the caller who would like to see only positive comments in Mail Call: I agree that a lot of comments are stupid and arrogant, but how boring would it be to read only thank you notes, comments on the nice weather, great Christmas lights, and someone’s personal daydreaming thoughts?”
— Hagerstown

“You know what, I think it’s about time for a house cleaning for those people down there in Congress. We got all these people laid off from work, but yet Congress and all down there can’t get their heads together, and there’s going to be thousands of other people out of jobs. So I think if that happens, we ought to just go to Washington and just clean house down there ... get some fresh blood in there, instead of having people that rides the rail all the time and knows the system.”
— Hagerstown

“This call is to the Smithsburg caller who said there was no good economic news for four years, and that liberals built that. I guarantee you I would (not) trade the last four years for the previous eight of George Bush, where we had a terrorist attack, largest in history, a collapsing auto and bank industry, also a collapsing Wall Street, also we had two wars that were totally unfunded that were unnecessary.”
— Hagerstown

“Has anyone paid attention to our vice president when the president is speaking? He looks like the Marcel Marceau of the Obama theater.”
— Clear Spring

“The mayor and council of the city of Hagerstown should get out their calculators. The BOE is on the right track. The $15 (million) to $20 million proposals for downtown Hagerstown are ridiculous, next to maybe a total of $10 million that would be into the power site.”
— Halfway

“Surprise, surprise, surprise. Sen. Mike Miller, down in Annapolis, now wants to raise the gas tax, so he can fund the transportation fund. After him and the liberals down there raided it year after year, they want the citizens now to pay it back. It’s time in 2014 for you people to open your eyes and vote these guys out.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling about the BOE. They do not need to be downtown in that — where there’s nothing but banks, a school, lawyers and a courthouse. Other than that, there’s nothing in downtown Hagerstown. The BOE employs a lot of people that need parking and stuff. Downsville Pike, Allegheny Power, is the perfect location for the school board, and it should have bought it years ago. ... That’s where they belong.”
— Hagerstown

“Someone called in to Mail Call about the price of home heating oil. I have a question about that, too, I can’t seem to get an answer for. It takes much less money, as far as refining home heating oil, than what it does gasoline, yet gasoline is cheaper. Home heating oil, there’s hardly any of a refinery process involved, yet it costs more than a gallon of gas. This is a question I think needs answered by someone in authority, because it doesn’t make sense.”
— Hagerstown

“I think since Hancock has such a drug problem, instead of the five police officers that Hancock has setting at stop signs and issuing stop sign tickets, and speeding, maybe they concentrate more on Main Street, where the drug problem is, and not the back streets where the stop signs are.”
— Hancock

“I was in line behind a young lady at (a store) today, and the cashier was admiring her little jeweled change purse, and the young lady dumped her change out of it and gave it the cashier, and I thought that was very sweet. So there are some really, really, really nice people around.”
— Williamsport

“NRA president David Keene is slated to speak at Franklin County Republican Committee dinner in April. Be careful what you wish for. In recent months, the local GOP has invited Mitt Romney, Sen. Rick Santorum, Rep. Allen West, and Karl Rove, to Green Grove Gardens in Greencastle. They all lost big, big-time after they left.”
— Fayetteville, Pa.

“Well, we all know, and we’ve read and we’ve heard about how much money the cameras are making, the speed cameras, OK. Well, anyway, that’s fine and dandy, they made the money, now they’re saying almost a million dollars. But now I think it’s time to invest a little bit of this money into some cameras for all the trash that’s being thrown all over town. ... We need some cameras for the trash, the trash people, just throw their stuff out, out the window.”
— Hagerstown

“Just listening to the Hagerstown news at 5:00. Had a gentleman on there from downtown, a downtown business, says that the BOE should be moved down there, because they should come down and help support the business downtown, that they have to and all. I don’t think they have to support anything downtown. The BOE has to do what’s best for them. And they say that we need to take the business downtown and get more things there.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I called in about my truck tag registration being $154, and people illegally driving historically tagged vehicles every day when they’re not supposed to. Of course, I got a nasty comment in reply, which was fine with me, but you people that get nasty, you don’t realize, when you sign for your historic tags and street rod and whatnot, that is a written contract with the state of Maryland, to follow the law associated with using those tags. You’re basically breaking the law. That’s the bottom line.”
— Hagerstown

“Our town is getting worse every day, with this new mayor and council in office. Bob Bruchey was one of the best mayors we ever had, and I’m so happy he’s got a good job with the Suns, and they’re going to rue the day that they didn’t put the new stadium down here where he wanted, and where so many businesspeople were all for it, and it would be some new businesses coming to town.”
— Potomac Towers, Hagerstown

“The Mail Call on Feb. 22 says nobody can take God out of the schools, God is everywhere, you can take God with you everywhere you go. Well, that’s an obvious statement, but you try to pray aloud or you try to talk to somebody about God or you take your Bible to school, you’re in as much trouble as if you had a weapon with you, and I work in the school district. It’s ridiculous.”
— Hagerstown

“I see the new mayor has already got his foot into it, like the rest of them, the field of dreams, the stadium, more money for 2015. ... I think it’s time for the city and the county to put this on as a referendum on our ballots in 2014, do the city and the county taxpayers want it.”
— Hagerstown

“With all this gun control talk, I have not heard one politician or Gov. Martin O’Malley say how they plan to take guns from criminals — just law-abiding citizens.”
— Sharpsburg

“I see where the new mayor is pushing for a downtown sports complex. If he does, he will be a one-term mayor.”
— Hagerstown

“I was reading in the paper about the number of tickets per camera for the school zones, and couldn’t help but notice, East Memorial Boulevard is very high. The reason it’s very high is because there’s a sign, as soon as you turn onto eastern Memorial Boulevard from Frederick Street, there’s a sign saying there’s a camera, but the speed limit sign is halfway up to the block, too far for anybody to see until they’re on it, and by then, they’ve already had the photo taken.”
— Hagerstown

“City’s talking about building a new school out here in the west end of Hagerstown. ... They better do something about this smell, sewer, up here in this west end of town. It’s got something to do with either the county or the city. You call the city, they blame it on the county, you call the county, they blame it on the city. What they need to do is get in here and get the thing taken care of before they build any new schools, or housing developments.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m reading this morning’s paper, and I see where David Gysberts is asking $10 million for a stadium. First of all, I think he needs to concentrate on taking care of the streets of Hagerstown, and bring more revenue besides the stadium to Hagerstown, such as bringing the fair back, bring carnivals, craft shows, concerts at the fairgrounds. And there’s so many things that we could do in this area to bring revenue besides the ball park.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m just calling about the robins. I have robins several times a week, big, fat robins. Had them last winter, all winter, and this winter, and I just, I’m 93 years old, and I sit here and enjoy them whenever they come in the tree in front of me. I’m sorry everybody can’t enjoy them.”
— Hagerstown

“According to the left and the pro-choice, abortion is a human right. But then again, they believe that protecting yourself from criminals and possibly death, is not.”
— Hagerstown

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