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Mail Call - March 21

March 20, 2013

“In response to street cleaning, I have driven down those streets. If the people had more pride, they could get a bunch of young people together on a Saturday, put gloves on them, and clean your own street. That’s what I do. Be proud of where you live, even if you have to do it yourself.”
— Hagerstown

“You know, if we did away with the billions-of-dollars subsidies that we give to the oil companies, so they can brag about how much profits they’re making, we could use that money toward the post office, and have Saturday delivery yet.”
— Hagerstown

“Today, two American soldiers were killed in Afghanistan (allegedly) by an Afghani police officer. But if you watch the nightly news, or even the Fox News, that’s not the first story. In fact, it comes late into their news cycle. Instead they’re talking about the pope. Well, I’m sorry, but most Americans aren’t Catholic, and most people in this country don’t care who the new pope is. But when Americans are being killed every day in a 12-year-old war in Afghanistan, I think people ought to be told.”
— Sharpsburg

“I was shocked to read Anne Chovey stepped out with Mac Aroni. Is Pap Ricka aware of this?”
— Hagerstown

“This goes out to the caller who was calling in about the taxes on rifles and ammo. I’m a hunter of 20 years. That’s going to not help the economy. I’d say going to hurt it. You got steel producers and all. You’re going to put them out of business. Raising taxes isn’t going tomake money. It’s called get them cigarettes that they’re complaining about, that two-packs-a-day smoker, raise hers. It’s killing millions a day from lung cancer and secondhand smoke cancer, and I don’t want to smell it. Come on, put something in there.”
— Hagerstown

“I saw in Saturday’s paper where the county wasted some more of our tax money, for a PR department. Murray said they had money from vacant positions. They didn’t believe in saving it, and maybe reducing taxes, so they hired people from out of state to fill the positions.”
— Pondsville

“To the mayor and council, and anybody else who is involved: Just remember, these developers are in business to make money, and you can put anything on paper.”
— Hagerstown

“We are soon to find out if the Boy Scouts of America will show their integrity and continue their choice to deny homosexuals positions. This current left-wing, socialist regime is hell-bent on destroying the BSA, the Mormon and Amish faiths, and other establishments that preach hard work, honesty, accountability, and don’t expect government handouts.”
— Fayetteville, Pa.

“To The Herald-Mail and to the reporter doing the Gibble’s article on the 12th: Nice article. Hats off to the family-owned business that used to have it. They did a good job here in the area. Let’s hope they keep Gibble’s restaurant open.”
— Hagerstown

“I don’t have a big problem with people using their historically tagged ... vehicles every day, even though they’re not supposed to, by law. My main problem when they do that are the ones who either drive like they’re crazy, with these beat-up old pieces of junk that don’t have any restorative value at all, they’re unsafe, they’re loud, they’re usually followed by a cloud of blue smoke, which means the motors are ... but these vehicles I think should be taken off the road or made to comply with the way the law is written for those type tags.”
— Hagerstown

“The never-ending whining from the politicians in the city of Hagerstown about the state of affairs in downtown Hagerstown has produced more than enough apathy for those of us living outside of the city. Furthermore, the subsequent attempts at procuring tax dollars for Hagerstown interests, whether it’s a new stadium or the enticement of the county BOE, have grown tiresome. The inconvenience and hassle of navigating downtown Hagerstown to access the BOE is not appealing, nor is the impending parking fee that will certainly be necessary for the city. Those in county government need to represent the interests of all county taxpayers, and allow those in Hagerstown the autonomy to perform their own revival.”
— Hancock

“Has there ever been a more inept group of county commissioners than we have in office today?”
— Hagerstown

“The government cannot give anything to anyone without first taking it from someone else.”
— Lappans

“I went to the grocery store with a long grocery list, and ... everything’s made in China, my tuna was from Vietnam, the salmon was from Indonesia, the fruit cups were from China and Thailand. I thought we had food in the U.S. I didn’t realize we were dependent ... to give us food. I mean, tuna from Vietnam? I don’t think so.”
— Hagerstown

“Is it my imagination or are TV shows becoming more violent? I watch some police shows and I see more bloodshed as time goes on, and I think it is making us more accepting of violence. I also think it is helping to influence the amount of violence we have in this country. I think it’s time for Washington to tell the entertainment business that it’s gone too far.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“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

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