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Mail Call - March 7

March 07, 2013

“I was wondering if anybody knows who to contact if you do not have very hot water in your apartment, that you can’t even take a shower, and that the kitchen sink’s water, you just put your hand under it, it doesn’t feel hot at all or anything. If anybody knows who to contact or how to go about it, please put it in Mail Call. It sure would feel good to get a good bath.”

— Hagerstown


“I like David Limbaugh. He only speaks the truth. For those who don’t like him, don’t read his column if you don’t want to know the truth. Stay in the blind, be stupid.”

— Smithsburg


“This is in reference to the sequestration, all the scare game by the FAA and the Washington politicians. Your $85 billion is equated over seven months. That’s $12 billion a month. That is nothing, in the budget. Cut out the foreign aid, and then first, cut out the $2.5 billion of free cellphones in America. Take notice, everybody.”

— Washington County


“If the city is making big money off the speed cameras, who’s making the most money? Well, of course, the camera company. In the city of Ocala, Fla., of 75,000, flashing lights at all schools, but no cameras. Why? If you’re caught speeding, your fine is doubled. Kids are safe in Florida. They should be the same in Hagerstown.”

— Hagerstown


“This is to the person that had X-ray and a cavity, and the dentist charged her $407. You should have got other estimates from other dentists. I’m sure they would have took you for a cheaper price, to have you as a customer. The way the economy is, you should have checked around. And there’s plenty of dentists around.”

— Keedysville


“In response to the Keedysville caller confused about gun control and airport security: The 9/11 terrorists used knives, not guns, a force multiplier against bare hands and feet, to kill 3,000, while airport security was virtually nonexistent — as school security is now. Bushmaster is no more responsible for Newtown, Ct., than Boeing or Airbus were (for 9/11).”

— Hagerstown


“Whatever happened to El Nino, and how it impacted our weather? Now, when it’s cold, it’s global warming. When it’s hot, it’s global warming. When it’s dry, it’s global warming. When it’s stormy and wet, it’s global warming. Did the inventor of the Internet, Al Gore, do away with El Nino?”

— Williamsport


“You all talk about how much it costs to keep the prisoners, you don’t put nothing in there if they’re indigent, every time they file an appeal, the taxpayers have to pay for their attorney, their court costs and everything, and that’s a lot of money.”

— Hagerstown


“I’m calling about some of the editorials. One is I am so sick of Allan Powell’s editorials. I’ve been putting up with them for the 22 years I’ve lived in this area, and this about separation of church and state, in Feb. 22, is an example of all his errors and misrepresentations and things. Somebody said why doesn’t Tim Rowland joke about Obama and Biden like he did on Sarah Palin, Feb. 13. There’s no chance. He’s really funny when he sticks to nonpolitical things, but he’s as liberal a Democrat as you’ll ever find. And Leonard Pitts, well, let me just say he’s ridiculous.”

— Hagerstown


“Regarding the Saturday, Feb. 23, Herald-Mail article concerning federal budget cuts, contrary to Obama, Mikulski, and other far-left liberal comments, the sky is not falling. The cuts amount to a 5 percent cut to domestic agencies and 7 percent to the military. For a $3.6-trillion-dollar budget, this $85 billion cut is 2.3 percent of total spending. This amounts to a cut of less than three cents of every dollar the government spends. President Obama has rejected every reform in entitlements that Republicans and the Simpson-Bowles commission have offered.”

— Hagerstown


“Lots of people tend to complain about the cost of health insurance and Medicare. If you can get a copy of this week’s Time magazine and read the story about the billing practices of hospitals, you will see where the problem really lies. The hospitals operate above and beyond any normal standard of reasonableness. Stay well, my friends.”

— Boonsboro


“In response to the person who stated that with all of the ‘trash laying in the streets,’ Hagerstown looks like a ‘pig pen,’ as the aforementioned quote relates to economic development, if I were a site location manager and/or a decision maker for a prospective employer potentially moving into the area, and I saw all of the litter, trash, etc., in and around the Hagerstown area, my thoughts would be, if these people do not have any pride in their community, are they going to have any pride in their job? A lot of times it is not all about the incentives, it is about the elementary things.”

— Hagerstown


“The person from Clear Spring on Feb. 25 who said his dental bill was $407 for one tooth X-ray and a cavity needs to provide more information.”

— Hagerstown


“I’m reading in the paper about a lawmaker in Maryland who is trying to introduce a measure to legalize marijuana, and one aspect of it is talking about the fact that the proceeds from an excise tax, $50 per ounce on wholesales and direct proceeds to fund treatment of programs to prevent alcohol and tobacco use and drug abuse. Something’s wrong with this picture. It is terrible. Our country’s going in the wrong, wrong direction.”

— Hagerstown


“The small article on Friday about legalizing marijuana in Maryland emphasized all the wonderful money benefits it would bring to Maryland. It failed to mention the disastrous problems involved when the pot smokers are driving, robbing to buy more, teaching in schools, etc., and how it destroys the hopes and dreams of families and individuals.”

— Hagerstown


“The latest man-made crisis is three days away, and I have four words for the do-nothing congressmen and senators: No budget, no pay. Why do we the people allow these millionaires to continue to receive their paychecks when they are not doing their job? They don’t have a problem hurting the middle class and making workers take a 20 percent pay cut. Perfect example that our elected officials don’t care about the 99 percent.”

— Martinsburg, W.Va.


“In reading the Feb. 23 column of David Limbaugh. I can never recall reading a more hate-filled article. Title: ‘GOP must not cave on sequestration.’ Both our president and Congress have nothing but hate for each other. The taxpayers, whatever our political badge may be, will all pay the price for this hate. What would this country be like if all of us had this hate in our hearts for one other? It’s articles like this that only fan the flame for more hate. It’s easy to see that we have no Christian men like Billy Graham stepping into this foray to quell this fire of hatred. ... Hate is sin, not a political statement.”

— Waynesboro, Pa.


“God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah because he couldn’t find one honest man. If He used the same criteria today, Washington, D.C., and Annapolis would be gone.”

— Hagerstown

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