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Mail call - March 18

March 17, 2013

“To the Hagerstown caller, about President Obama and oil prices and gas prices: Obama doesn’t have a magic wand to wave. If you want to complain, complain about the Republican House. They’re the ones who like to give all the oil companies big entitlements, cut their taxes, give them big tax breaks. Go to the people who are causing this. That’s your Republicans.”
— Hagerstown


“About the coverage of the Chicago Blackhawks, and the way that your newspaper does not cover sports from other parts of the country, I think it’s disgraceful that your paper does not cover sports the way it should. You ought to take a lead from the North Star Ledger in New Jersey on exactly how to cover sports.”
— Sharpsburg


“The article about the ‘Thunder over Blue Ridge air show canceled:’ This is another example of wasted taxpayer dollars. Taxpayers should not have been paying for this to start with. If they want to have shows like this, they should be charging admission, and it should cover the cost of the air show. Why would taxpayers be paying for this? Government waste.”
— Hagerstown


“I think one idea for the downtown area revitalization might be to put a multi-theater downtown. I noticed, I went to the movies the other day out on Leitersburg Pike, and I thought as I was leaving the theater, you know, if this had been downtown, in the downtown area, I would have gone to the movies downtown, and I noticed that there were people from the surrounding areas, from all over the place, parked in the lot to go see these movies. So it might be a good idea to put a movie theater in the downtown area. Make ample parking for people to park.”
— Hagerstown


“Reference to A3, Mr. Murray, our county administrator, and our elected county board, why cut the excise tax? Seventy-five percent or 70 percent goes to schools, to roads and other projects, and libraries. With the federal and state cutting back, now’s not the time to give the builders a free ride. If you don’t do that, then charge them an impact fee. Let’s be fair about it.”
— Washington County


“I just wanted to call and say I was at Western Heights Middle School Saturday night for a concert ..., and I wanted to tell everybody who put it together, the people who performed, they did a great job. It was marvelous, and I really enjoyed the concert. You guys did a great job. Way to go.”
— West End


“It may be 3 1/2 years away, but all week I’ve seen Jeb Bush on TV, as if he’s going to run for president. His father gave us a terrible recession, his brother gave us the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. No, we don’t want another Bush. So Jeb, stay in Florida and make your money and write books, but please, America will never elect another Bush for president.”
— Sharpsburg


“I see in the paper again today where the city is really trying to get the BOE to move their offices downtown. Try to stick with the old Allegheny Power place, Potomac Edison place, out on Downsville Pike. Like they said, they have plenty of room for an elementary school. That’ll save them millions of dollars. Plenty of room to park buses, access to the mall, access to the interstate, where there’s no traffic worries. Downsville Pike, no traffic worries. Please stick to the Downsville Pike location, BOE.”
— Hagerstown


“This concerns the budget cuts. Please call your congressman, to support the Air National Guard. They are cost-effective. They only use 6 percent of the U.S. Air Force budget, but the ANG provides 35 percent of U.S. Air Force capabilities. What a bargain.”
— Martinsburg, W.Va.


“I have lived for almost 47 years in Hagerstown, Md. I have never used a gun, I have never owned a gun, nor will I ever have to own a gun. So I say ban all guns, because that’s what’s murdering people. Also, while we’re on the subject, ban all alcohol. The world would be a better place.”
— Hagerstown


“It’s a sad situation when it snows and you’re an elderly person, and your neighbors can’t help you clean up some of the snow on your sidewalk or around your mailbox or whatever. It’s a shame. Everybody’s all for themselves, and the heck with you. God help them when they need somebody to help them.”
— Hancock


“I’d like to ask the BOE to use their heads. Don’t build downtown. Don’t make another mistake like they did with Barbara Ingram, where there’s not enough room, and you’re tied into a tiny little space. Traffic is a nightmare. Build out in the outskirts, where you’ve got room to expand, building other buildings. Just don’t build downtown.”
— Halfway


“There’s a nice, brand-new remodeled building down on the first hundred block of North Mulberry Street. Maybe the BOE would consider that, if they want to move to downtown Hagerstown. Lots of parking in the rear.”
— Hagerstown


“This is to the person from Smithsburg who believes that the longer spring breaks scheduled for 2013 through 2014 is an attempt to have year-round school eventually. This was not the reason at all. This was done because of requests from parents and from teachers.”
— Hagerstown


“Concerning the death penalty in Maryland, it need not be repealed. Just live in the state of Maryland, and find out how much income tax you have to pay, at the state and local level.”
— Halfway


“I have the Herald-Mail in front of me. I thought it was interesting, kind of ironic, the articles on the front page, ‘Md. Senate approves death penalty repeal,’ and at the bottom, ‘Bill introduced to ban abortions at 20 weeks or later.’ I would think that probably the most hardened criminals are going to get to repeal. The most innocent among us are not going to be protected.”
— State Line, Pa.


“This is to the person who was talking about the legalization of marijuana, how it would destroy America, or Maryland. The fact is that we actually have methadone clinics, which is actually opiates, that people are on ... right in Maryland, right here in Hagerstown, actually. ... These people are driving around on opiates, opium. So how is this any more dangerous than marijuana? ... So why not legalize marijuana, and legalize it and make money on it, like we’re doing opium?”
— Hagerstown


“I always thought that the politician was elected to carry out the will of the people, but evidently not. I guess it is whoever slides the most money under the table.”
— Pondsville


“El presidente is now back-pedaling. His meeting with Republicans over lunch and dinner, now that his sequester option has failed, what’s next?”
— Hagerstown


“To get your water hot, go down to your basement where your water heater is, and you pull off  the front lid of the water heater, and you’ll see a little knob there. You turn it up to — not the whole way up, but turn it up a little bit hotter, higher, to the right, and it will make the water hot.”
— Halfway


“This is about the ‘county school could lose $1.6 million to federal cuts’ article in today’s paper, March 7. Come on, all that hype over maybe 3 cents on a dollar, for six months? Let’s go in and really look at the Title One programs and how they gerrymander the districts around to make them exist in certain school areas. Not that we’re against federal money, but it’s a drop in the bucket.”
— Washington County


“This is to the caller regarding the basket bingo fundraisers. It is not fair for the sellers to also play the tip jars. The reason they play the tip jars is because they already know about the payouts, and what amount of money is still left in the jar to be paid out. Also, watch the barmaids. ... I have witnessed a barmaid give a heads-up to a boyfriend, to freeze the jar. She knew what amount of cash was left to be paid out, and it was his sign to freeze the jar. Think about it.”
— Maugansville


“To the BOE: Stick to your guns. Go out where the old PE building used to be, and you’ll have a much better setup, and you’ll be out of the downtown congestion and all the riff-raff and stuff that runs around down there, and it’ll be a much better place than what the city’s trying to push down your throat.”
— Hagerstown


“This is in reference to our illustrious U.S. post office in Hagerstown, our postmaster general, our U.S. Congress and our U.S. senators. I sent my Internal Revenue taxes to Kansas City the 6th of February. They received it Feb. 14. As of today, the 7th of March, I got my Return Receipt Requested back to me. Then they wonder why the post office should go out of business? That’s a pretty good reason.”
— Hagerstown

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