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Mail Call - April 11

April 10, 2013

“Kudos to the Connecticut legislature for their package of strong gun control bills. Yes, it would not have saved the Newtown children, because of the grandfather clause on high-capacity clips, but who knows how many people it may save in the future. I congratulate Connecticut legislature, and wish others would follow suit.”
— Hagerstown

“Thank God for Cindy Kauffman. I agree with her. ... Trash one day a week is ridiculous. Summertime is coming. Can you imagine the smell, trash sitting around for a whole week? Thanks, Cindy. ... We need more like you in Boonsboro.”
— Boonsboro

“Why would anyone want to move their offices downtown, when each day The Herald-Mail’s front-page headlines are about murders, attempted murders, DUIs, or robberies? And why are all the criminals getting so much attention? Come on, Herald-Mail, bring me a little sunshine in my life.”
— Hagerstown

“I agree with whoever called in about nursing homes need more inspections. I was recently in a nursing home, and the care there was just terrible. I think they don’t have enough of help with the type of patients or residents that they have in there.”
— Hagerstown

“I was very concerned, and it was nice that somebody put something in the paper about Vietnam vets, where he was afraid to wear his ribbon, or even tell them where, that he served in Vietnam, because the people would judge him. My husband went through the same thing, and I think that was really terrible. He didn’t ask for the war. I mean, you know, they drafted him. ... My husband passed away, and I think it’s very nice that they are honoring everybody, ... but they should remember these Vietnam vets, too.”
— Hagerstown

“Thank you, Harpers Ferry. I wasn’t demeaning the fact that the Native Americans, this was their land, and we stole it. All I was trying to point out was that we have this big hurray holiday for this man that never set foot on this soil, how bogus it is. That’s all I was saying. I know this was Native American land and we stole it from them.”
— Hagerstown

“To the Hagerstown caller who doesn’t want pit bulls at the new dog park: I thought about this, and to me, it’s like saying I don’t want people of a different race ... to be allowed here or there. ... Why should one breed be banned over another?”
— Greencastle, Pa.

“If you don’t mind hearing your dog bark, then please let him do it inside your house rather than in your backyard, where the entire neighborhood has to hear it.”
— Hagerstown

“No one enjoys paying taxes, but far too many consider the government services they use and enjoy to be a birthright that someone other than them should be paying for. The gas tax is the most fair and reasonable of all taxes. The amount you pay is directly proportional to your use of the highways. It’s your choice; pay the tax and drive on the roads or find another way to travel. There is no free lunch.”
— Hagerstown

“This is in response to the comment about not letting pit bulls at the new dog park. You are judging the breed on the way they look. A pit bull is a wonderful breed, great pet and a loving companion. They are no different than any other breed. ... We are in the 21st century. Every person and animal are created equal. I am not a pit owner. I have small dogs and would have no issue with bringing them to a park with pit bulls. It is up to the owners to control their dog, no matter the breed.”
— Cavetown

“Tuesday, April 2, article written by David Limbaugh, I have to say that was the best article that I had ever read in The Herald-Mail. Especially like the sentence that said that Jesus didn’t cater his sermons to curry favor with the popular culture. Which is exactly what our government is doing with our laws.”
— Hagerstown

“The sign says, ‘Welcome to Maryland.’ Let me count the ways: Flush tax, VEIP inspection, tax on food and clothing, increased tax on vehicle registration, gays welcome, criminals will have all the guns, murderers all welcome, increased tax on gas, Maryland tax on retirement, tax on Maryland tax refund. My sign says, ‘Good-bye, Maryland,’ and thank God for U-Haul, because I’m moving out.”
— Clear Spring

“I’d like to congratulate the BOE for their vote on buying the Downsville property.”
— Bakersville

“I just have one word for the cowboy in Sharpsburg that killed our Bucky: Why?”
— Sharpsburg

“In reference to the gas tax, I would like to know if The Herald-Mail could find out if all of the delegates and politicians from the state of Maryland are getting a gas allowance, if they pay for their own gas to and from the capital, or if the residents of the state have to pick up those gasoline costs.”
— Boonsboro

“This is for the caller yesterday in the Mail Call who had a complaint about bonuses for the city staff. He hoped that they live within the city. I hope they live within the state.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling about the BOE considering buying the place at Allegheny Energy. Has anybody ever thought about how much it’s gonna cost to heat and cool that enormous building, that they don’t need that much space? That’s a big thing to consider. Plus, who’s gonna take care of the 44 acres? That’s gonna be a big amount, so why doesn’t somebody put that amount in the paper, about what it’s going to be? Besides that, it’s an old building and it’s gonna need things. ... Downtown, tear them down and put up a new building. It would help everybody.”
— Hagerstown

“We knew it wouldn’t be long before our nice dog park at Halfway to be overrun by people from out of state. It’s ridiculous. It should be a Maryland state, that’s all.”
— Hagerstown

“My wife and I was out driving down Sharpsburg Pike, and went by the prison facilities down there on Roxbury Road, along the, off Sharpsburg Pike, and I think it’s, we think it’s ridiculous, all those sun, solar ray panels they got, acre after acre of them. After a while, that’s all they’re gonna have along the prison site is solar panels. They’re losing their mind over solar energy.”
— Hagerstown

“It’s now April 2, and HMTV channel 6 has just revealed that the school board has agreed to purchase the former Allegheny Energy building. Thanks to their great consideration of this property, and the welfare of the taxpayers, I wish them well. So let’s move on.”
— Hagerstown

“Tuesday, April 2, I’m reading in Mail Call that Potomac Edison could never heat or air condition that building. Well, I know they couldn’t. They knew what it cost to do that, and they wouldn’t do it. What do you think we’re all up against?”
— Hagerstown

“My pit bulls are the best dogs I’ve ever had, and yes, I will be bringing them to the new dog park.”
— Hagerstown

“The latest news out of Annapolis shows that we no longer live in the home of the free. The Maryland Assembly is taking away more of our rights once again, with more gun control, more gun control, more control, and no benefits will be reaped. Home of the free is gone. I think it’s time that we as citizens move. We need to move in the direction of freedom for our citizenry. Let’s stop this.”
— Washington County

“I don’t get it. According to Mr. Ridenour, if commercial flights would still operate as normal without an operational tower on site, why does the airport need up to three people setting there for 15 hours a day?”
— Hagerstown

“I’d just like to say congratulations to the BOE for the smart move in buying the Allegheny property.”
— Chewsville

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