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Mail Call - March 8

March 07, 2013

“Just sitting here reading my Monday paper, and I see where Elizabeth Paul writes this article about this wonderful Obama and how wonderful he is and what he’s done, and I could only read about half of the column, and it just saddens me that what he has done to our country and what he’s continuing to do, and Lord help us all, and hopefully that something soon will happen and so we can start getting jobs.”
— Hagerstown

“So the Republicans aren’t repressing the vote, huh? Alabama is at the Supreme Court right now, trying to repeal the 1965 voting acts law. Alabama, the second reddest state in the U.S. What are they scared of? You Republicans, you have to get with the game, man. Times are changing. Unless Republicans change with the century, their party won’t have a president in the White House for 40 years.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling in about the bad shape that the Battletown Road is in. Would the county please go out there and do something about how terrible it is? It’s got potholes all over it, and people have to travel that road every day and every evening, to get in and out and go to work, and it’s terrible. There’s holes everywhere. So I wish they would please check into this.”
— Hagerstown

“Some folks think that better security, proposed gun laws, is the best way to go, but it’s my opinion that the best preventative measure is to prosecute offenders to the full extent of the law, reinstate the death penalty, legalize marijuana, and release nonviolent persons from prison, and send violent criminals to do hard time, and to meet their maker. Courts are far too lenient, and we need to get tough with these criminals.”
— Hagerstown

“I have a suggestion. I know that Social Services is downtown on Potomac Street, as you go toward the square. Now, these people do need a place to go to seek help. However, it’s no area outside, most of them don’t have cars, so they must stand outside. Maybe put the offices on Washington or Franklin Street, that there’s bus transportation down there, and that would clear that up. ... This doesn’t look good, because people are standing in line.”
— Hagerstown

“I’ve got a question. Do you think anyone working part time with full benefits, for life, care if you live from one paycheck to the next?”
— Hagerstown

“Let’s be honest, Washington County, don’t you see all the economic growth around you in Frederick, Berkeley, Jefferson counties, and of course, Pennsylvania? The failed stadium project is a microcosm to the bigger picture, that this area does not want economic growth or to expand its revenue base. The county is afraid of change which will ultimately disrupt or destroy its small-town roots. This issue is deeply rooted here and will take extraordinary measures to change. The Sora Group is wasting their time proposing the type of expansion that is desperately needed, as the mindset of the folks here do not want to be another Frederick County.”
— Washington County

“How can you cut a budget, without a budget? We hear about budget cuts, but the administration of President Obama has not had a budget in four years. Why? Sen. Reid has not let any House Republican budgets get approved in the Senate. The House Republicans are being blamed by Obama and Democrats for this mess. The administration was to submit a budget request by the 1st of February. Quit running around the country and playing games.”
— Martinsburg, W.Va.

“A letter last week remarked about gum chewing, and compared the gum chewing with a cow. I’d just transferred in midterm in fifth grade years ago, and was caught chewing gum. I had to memorize a poem, and it stuck with me all these years. It goes like this: ‘A gum-chewing student and a cud-chewing cow look quite alike, but they’re different somehow. I thought about it, and I see it all now. It’s the intelligent look on the face of the cow.’”
— Clear Spring

“This is to the Boonsboro caller. I’ll tell you conservatives, whining, calling the media liberal, just because they don’t print what you want to hear. Like, you’re talking about the gas prices, saying under Bush, they’d be whining, the liberal media would, but not under President Obama. The reason nobody’s complaining about the gas prices is because you have a Republican Congress that won’t call the oil people in and ask them questions about why the prices are going up, like they did when the Democrats were in Congress. They just let big business do whatever they want.”
— Hagerstown

“I was just checking out the paper today and saw increasing minimum wage would be ridiculous. Tax cuts, that would be helpful. Gun laws should be tabled until the U.S. financial situation is taken care of. Cut the pays of all the government officials by one-third. ... Let them drive their own cars, use their own bus, etc. Maybe we’d be out of debt.”
— Orrstown, Pa.

“I’m calling in response to the man who called relating Maryland’s murder rate is the third highest in the nation. He moved from Pennsylvania to Maryland, and now he’s being punished, because he can’t buy guns. Fortunately, after 60 years, I moved from Maryland to Pennsylvania. I’m quite happy. He lost, I gained.”
— Champion, Pa.

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