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Mail Call - April 5

April 04, 2013

“Since Rachel Maddow and the radical left MSNBC are still blaming Bush for lying about the weapons of mass destruction so he could start the Iraq war 10 years ago, if they would do their research, they would find that the United Nations inspectors at the time were given the runaround by Saddam Hussein, while the chemical weapons were being moved out of Iraq to Syria to be used on Israel. The left media will probably still blame Bush and not place the blame where it should be. Do you miss Bush yet?”
— East Hagerstown
 
“I’m a totally disgruntled taxpayer, here in the state of Maryland. Now, my reason for this recently is this gas tax, this increase. The people that we vote into office, I wonder how many of the taxpayers realize, a lot of their travel expenses are just that, travel expenses. They’re writeoffs. They don’t pay out of their pocket ... that’s just like Congress. They can’t do anything for the everyday people because they don’t care. They’re exempt from everything that they’re putting on the taxpayer.”
— Hagerstown

“Are you people in Maryland fed up with the Democrats yet? I hope you saw Sunday’s paper, where you’re going to get your tax increases for your gasoline. So by 2016, you’re going to be paying about 21 cents more per gallon than what you are right now. You folks just remember, you keep putting them in, and all they do is tax and spend. So remember that when the next election comes. No, most of them just forget that by that time. That’s why they did it early, before their term is over.”
— Funkstown

“The gas tax is another example of Gov. O’Malley and a Democratic-controlled legislature sticking it to Western Maryland, while Baltimore and the metropolitan counties reap the benefits — also making marijuana use legal, and also same-sex marriage, and welcoming illegal aliens. Where are we headed?”
— Brightwood Acres East

“I would just like to say to the Washington County Roads Department and all the roads departments in the surrounding areas, great job this year.”
— Clear Spring

“I am so glad to read in The Herald-Mail that there is someone ... that has common sense, Mr. Clayton Wilcox, about whether to buy the Allegheny Energy headquarters, or spending millions more for the cost of land acquisition, demolition and construction of a site downtown, and a parking deck. The very big, nice parking lot, wonderful lighting, is already at the Allegheny building. It’s a lovely looking building, and yes, it probably needs some work.”
— Hagerstown

“If mail delivery goes to five days a week, I get my mail on Friday at 4 o’clock, Monday is a legal holiday, so I don’t get mail again until Tuesday at 4 o’clock, and this is the most ridiculous thing that I’ve ever heard of. My husband was a mail carrier, city and rural, and he retired, saying the post office, last thing they wanted to do was give service, and I have to agree, it’s getting worse. They need to get rid of all these little white trucks, sit around and idle all over the inner cities. They’d save depreciation, insurance and everything.”
— Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

“I’m calling in response to the letter about the pope. The Catholic faith has been in existence for centuries, long before any other Christian faith. The Vatican is the country, and the pope is the leader of that nation, as well as the leader of hundreds of million Catholics, as well as being this is a part of history. It sounds as if you might be somewhat prejudiced.”
— Hagerstown

“I see where the Democratic legislature in the state passed the gas tax, so it looks like we’re going to get taxed more. Donoghue and O’Malley, they just can’t get enough of the working people’s money anymore. That’s all they think about. It should be ‘taxacratic’ instead of ‘Democratic.’ What a waste this state is becoming. Tax, tax, tax.”
— Boonsboro
 
“As a longtime pilot, the article concerning our local airport control tower closing would lead you to believe that our airport would be unsafe. I have an honest admission to make. I have flown from many airports such as Frederick, Gaithersburg, Ocean City, etc., that did not have a tower. Pilots are able to communicate with each other on specific radio frequencies, and have standard procedures they use to land and take off safely. I have never had a problem operating without a tower.”
— Hagerstown

 “Linda Irvin-Craig did a wonderful job of telling stories about outspoken local women during the Civil War. Very interesting. For those who missed it, the article can be found in the Lifestyle section of the Sunday, March 24, edition of The Herald-Mail. Let’s hear more from Linda Irvin-Craig.”
— Smithsburg

“I’d like to send a message to the Baltimore Orioles. My mother had an expression, always said ‘High class, low class or no class.’ Well, as far as I’m concerned, the Orioles have no class, when they would not sit there and cancel that game in order for the Ravens to be opening on their own playing field on opening day of the football season, when they won the Super Bowl. ... That game could have been rescheduled. I am very disappointed in their management or the powers that be that would not work with the Ravens.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I wanted to say thank you to all of the participants, sponsors, volunteers and vendors who helped to make this year’s Homeless Resource Day a success.”
— Hagerstown

“Something is wrong here. All you hear about now is ‘Feed the children,’ and on the other side of the page is all about the kids being obese. What gives?”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling to try to help the caller who wants to fix history. It seems that this person doesn’t believe Christopher Columbus discovered America, and they say Columbus landed in the Bahamas, and the last time they looked, the Bahamas weren’t part of the U.S. When Columbus landed in San Salvador in the Bahamas in October 1492, there was no U.S .... was no America. But if you look at a world atlas, you will see the Bahamas are within the boundary of what is now the continent of North America.”
— Williamsport

“To the caller who is against anybody on TV reporting anything about the new pope, he or she doesn’t think it should be viewed to someone interested. Well, for that matter, there are many topics on TV that don’t interest all the people. Thank heavens that we have a remote control and we can change the channels. Freedom of choice.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“I would like to take this time to thank the Republican Party, and especially, our governor of Pennsylvania, for selling off parts of our great state. Maybe the money that is made from selling the liquor stores can give all of the politicians another secret raise. Please do something about the law that gives you a raise, and please do not tell me you’re giving your money to charity.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

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