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Mail Call - June 24

June 23, 2013

“The front page of The Washington Post on Saturday, June 15, showed a picture of three Iranian women with their passports, waiting in line to vote. Even in a Third World country, you have to have a picture ID in order to vote. When is the U.S. gonna catch up?”
— Hagerstown


“I don’t feel there’s any need for our president to have our government leaders spend millions of dollars for a trip to Africa, especially due to the economy being the way it is, and also we’re already in debt in this country as it is. But I can understand why our country’s in debt, because of our past president and the present president wasting millions and billions on their trips and so forth.”
— Greencastle, Pa.


“I think ‘Fredericksburg Suns’ sounds good.”
— Hagerstown


“Please, please, please, stop it. How many phone calls, letters, do you need to get, call-ins? ‘Brevity’ has got to go. You probably have one person on the staff, obviously a senior member, that likes it. It is horrible. I mean, puns, OK, puns are cool, but this, oh man, come on ... put something else in there. Put reruns of ‘The Far Side’ or you know, good grief, anything, anything but ‘Brevity.’”
— Hagerstown


“No call on Sunday: A mother can take care of 10 children, but 10 children cannot take care of one mother. If you have a mother out there, pick up the phone and call her. You will never regret it. Do not wait for Mother’s Day. First thing you know, mom is gone.”
— Williamsport


“Today is Father’s Day. Last month was Mother’s Day. My children do not have their father. My son would call his father three times a week. They scheduled their appointment at 4:00. It was a wonderful day. Today is Father’s Day. What about the other days of the year? Call your parents, take them out. Again, my son does not have his father.”
— Hagerstown


“Need to know: I work at a convenience store and seen balances on EBT cards, $1,014, and seen one, $748. People buying junk food. I’m so confused with the system. Can someone please explain?”
— Hagerstown


“This is in response to the Fairplay caller who thinks we should ‘get over’ this administration’s monitoring of our phone calls. Obviously this caller does not understand that our current administration has expanded the monitoring of our phone calls beyond what is allowed by the Patriot Act. It is my opinion that we cannot trust this administration. These people who are so quick to let the government infringe on our rights may someday be sorry they were so complacent.”
— Greencastle, Pa.


“To ‘Hagerstown,’ who commented, June 17, ‘A lot of people don’t realize this, but (President Obama) signed that Patriot Act two years ago, and that pretty much made this a socialist country.’ The USA Patriot Act was signed into law by President George W. Bush, on Oct. 26, 2001. The original bill, with some revisions, was reauthorized by Congress and again signed into law by President George W. Bush in March 2006. President Obama, on May 26, 2011, signed the Patriot Sunsets Extension Act of 2011, which extended, for four years, three key provisions of the USA Patriot Act. Following your ‘logic,’ one could surmise that it was President George W. Bush ‘that pretty much made this a socialist country.’”
— Greencastle, Pa.


“Democrats have joined Republicans in undermining people’s ability to save money for their old age. They have seen to it that the traditional way to save, by having a compounded-interest savings account, is now useless, by supporting a zero percent interest policy. In place of a bank savings account, they are encouraging people to buy stocks. So now the ability of a person to support himself in his old age will depend upon his ability to select the right stocks. ... Traditionally, no Democrat would support this policy; something is wrong with party.”
— Hagerstown

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