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Mail Call - June 3

June 02, 2013

“Why is it the American people always want to (complain) about what the police get, and what they do? They don’t ever say anything about a sports person making $150 million for one year’s salary, to throw a football, that’s OK. And the police officer does not ... make a great salary and great benefits and things. And how would you like your husband to go off to work some morning and stop a car just for speeding, and they shoot him and kill him? American people, start to think, and have a little compassion. They’re the ones that’s out there protecting us.”
— Smithsburg

“Nice article in the paper on Memorial Day, Herald-Mail. Good job. Reference to A11, Pete Waters, nice article, and then Callaham, a nice article. Mr. Callaham, don’t forget, Merchant Marines, in World War I, II, Korea and Vietnam. They saved ... a lot of lives for Americans, and they always get forgotten. I’m a military person myself, and I never was in the Merchant Marines.”
— Hagerstown

“Thank you, Claudia Martin, for your piece titled, ‘IRS scandal used as a cover for illicit donations.’ It was well-written. It was based on fact, not opinion or assumptions. Thank you again, Claudia Martin.”
— Hagerstown

“I know it’s awful early in the morning, but I’ve been sitting here watching TV because I cannot sleep, and I’m telling you, I am so tired of all the violence that’s on TV all the time. No matter what kind of a show it is, even some religious shows, shows nothing but violence. Why is it necessary for violence? No wonder this world is coming to an end in a handbasket like it is.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I’m calling about today’s paper, Tuesday, the 28th’s paper. I just wanted to say that regardless of what everybody says about President Bush and President Obama and their bad antics, Bill Clinton was one of the best presidents we ever had, regardless of whether or not he had a sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky. He is and always will be one of the best presidents we have ever had.”
— Hagerstown

“In Mail Call on Tuesday, May 28, someone from Boonsboro was asking if a landlord could put it in a lease that the people can’t drink. Yes, legally you can. You can put in there that they can’t drink or smoke in the property that you own and that they are renting from you. They need to check the laws for landlords, and you can pretty much put about anything in there. You can put in there they can’t bother the neighbors with loud parties and stuff.”
— Hagerstown

“Can anyone remember, and tell me, what is the date of the last snow of this year?”
— Halfway

“I was at the Sharpsburg parade and the Boonsboro carnival over the Memorial weekend, and I’m so sick of these events becoming platforms for political reasons, like Parrott’s religious robot army coming around, trying to get me to sign a petition, and Chris Shank running around throwing candy at the parade. Nobody wants to see politicians. This is just a time for people to have fun with their family.”
— Hagerstown

“Reading the Monday, May 27, 2013, paper, and looking at the Economic Pulse on the front page, and then a thought occurred. It’s been awhile since I’ve seen anybody in Mail Call complaining about Obama’s failed economic plan. Wonder why.”
— Hagerstown

“I witnessed something which I thought was pathetic and dangerous at the same time. City utility truck was doing some work at the intersection of Delaware Lane and Key Avenue. Large truck doing something with the manhole there, but people would not even slow down. ... Those guys put their lives on the line, and for what?”
— Hagerstown

“What do you think of a political organization that names itself after a national political movement, and then claims tax-exempt status because its primary purpose is ‘not political’? What do you think of ‘mainstream media’ that are dumb enough or biased enough to believe that claim?”
— Chambersburg, Pa.

“Welcome, criminals. Washington County, Md., is probably the No. 1 county for suspended sentences. If you commit a heinous crime and get caught, don’t worry; you’ll get no conviction, an obscenely reduced sentence or a suspended sentence. The police are doing their jobs; judges, do yours.”
— Williamsport

“I have to agree with the comment concerning the cartoon ‘Brevity.’ I think it is painfully stupid, and never funny. I can’t believe anyone pays for that absolutely humorless, bad pun every time, never-make-you- laugh cartoon. I would rather stare at a 3-inch-square blank space on that page. Please consider replacing it with, well, anything. I would like to see the return of ‘Close To Home.’”
— Clear Spring

“As I tearfully watched the Memorial Day program from our nation’s capital, I wondered, how did our country get in such terrible shape? I think it is because we have lost sight of what our Constitution means, and that God is missing from our lives and our government.”
— Hagerstown

“Caller blaming Congress for the millions out of work and on welfare is grossly uninformed. We have no work, as the president has put many mandates, higher taxes on businesses (see the Frank-Dodd bill about banking and small businesses). Businesses cannot afford Obamacare. It is harder for small banks to loan. The EPA, a big donor to Democrats, has put mandates on some businesses, they had to close.”
— Funkstown

“A big thank you to the Fairplay volunteer firefighter who helped my grandmother when her car broke down on Sharpsburg Pike Friday evening. He even drove to an auto store and bought the part to fix her radiator hose that broke. She does not have a cellphone, and was passed by three cops who didn’t even bother to stop and check on her. Who knows how long she would of sat there if he had not stopped to help her. He even refused payment but accepted a hug and her promise to pass along the kindness to someone else.”
— Hagerstown

“Your Mail Caller from Hagerstown (Herald-Mail 5/23/13) questions whether we would be happy if our own public school children were exposed to speakers and events that promoted ideas contrary to our loving, God-based religious beliefs. Actually, we are barraged daily from the left, trying to discredit and deny our Judeo-Christian heritage and beliefs, and even our ability to practice our religion. The current administration is waging an open war on Christianity.”
— Chambersburg, Pa.

“To the Clear Spring caller in Thursday’s Mail Call, (about) the right for gays to marry and be miserable like heterosexuals, ‘Wishing for something is better than having it’: This caller is very wise. When the honeymoon is over, it’s over.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“On July 1, the departments in the Washington County government will be receiving their new budget for the new year. The first thing they’ll do is go out and buy all new vehicles, when the old ones are not even halfway worn out. Must be nice to spend taxpayers’ money and not wear the old thing out first.”
— Maugansville

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