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Mail Call - March 19

March 19, 2013

“Here’s the biggest fable of the USA: Christopher Columbus discovered America. He never set foot on American soil. He found the Bahamas, and last I looked, the Bahamas wasn’t part of the U.S. So why is he getting credit? Now, 400 years before Columbus, the Vikings did step on American soil. They’re actually the ones who discovered America. So why have we taken ourselves to believe this fable? It was the Vikings, not Christopher Columbus, that discovered the U.S. Let’s fix history, people.”
— Hagerstown

“Rand Paul outfoxed the hyped-up political D.C. snowstorm that was used to let Harry Reid to push for a fast confirmation of John Brennan to be CIA director. By starting a filibuster of Brennan’s nomination, he was able to get a statement that rules out the possibility of drone strikes inside the U.S.”
— Maugansville

“Get rid of the death penalty, are they nuts? If they kill someone, we have to keep them the rest of their life. It costs the taxpayers to keep them. Cheaper to just put them to sleep forever. Keep killers, are they crazy? If they kill someone in your family, help keep death penalty.”
— Boonsboro

“I heard a nice quote of what’s wrong with the Republican party nowadays: ‘It’s male, it’s pale and it’s stale.’ Until you all start talking about women with respect, and minorities with respect, you’re not going to win another national election until the end of time. Need to straighten up and fly right.”
— Hagerstown

“My daughter and I were having a conversation about the stadium, as we drove past the old stadium the other evening, Saturday night, in fact, and we’re both excited to think that maybe a stadium will be built. Just think of the concerts. How about Jason Aldean? ... Please move forward with this.”
— Charles Town, W.Va.

“I agree with the caller about the last issue of Time magazine, the special edition, about hospital costs and practice. If you’re like me and believe you’re intelligent, get a copy and read it. Then let’s together and do something about it.”
— Hagerstown

“Why is that every time our president has someone goes against him, he always uses scare tactics to the public. This is going to close down, we’re not going to have this, we’re not going to have that. But they’re cutting $85 billion, it’s really $44 billion this year, from a $3.8 trillion spending spree. Cut some of the phony programs that you have on tap.”
— Williamsport

“We have no dentists in Clear Spring, so I went to a dentist in Hagerstown. He X-rayed my tooth and filled it. No details, except what it cost. Next time I will not pay $407. I will look around and get some better dental pricing. My fault; I should have shopped around better.”
— Clear Spring

“In my career path and my college studies, I made a huge mistake. I should have majored in meteorology. Meteorologists make big money, and can be wrong 90-plus percent of the time.”
— Halfway

“I would like to know what you can do for people calling you and you have an unlisted phone number, and it’s not supposed to be given out. I’ve been getting calls from people who think my number is a craft store, and I would like to know what the number is that I could call to keep these solicitors from calling me. I’m getting a little tired ... I do not want to change my phone number. I would like some advice in Mail Call.”
— Washington County

“The middle class people are out of jobs, and struggling to survive. The big wigs in government are getting big pay for sitting on their buns. This is totally wrong. They need pay cuts, President Obama included. The rich get richer, the poor get poorer. Rich people, spread your wealth. You can’t take it with you.”
— Boonsboro

“It was absolutely alternately painful and laughable, to read the seriously hypocritical viewpoint of the opinion writer who had the gall to call the GOP in Virginia ‘shysters’ for ‘gerrymandering,’ given the vile plan of the Democrats, who recently implemented the same technique of gerrymandering in Maryland, to cobble together a new pro-Democrat district ... a shameful rant, indeed.”
— Hagerstown

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