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Mail Call - July 30

July 29, 2013

“We now see that (what) the media brainwashing did, convicting George Zimmerman long before his trial, has caused all this outrage. I think he told the truth, but it was too late. He’d already been convicted by all media, which turned the public into judging him guilty, also helping this witch hunt by continuously showing a picture of Trayvon Martin at age 12, instead of one of him five years later at age 17. What went wrong with the prosecution? He’s not guilty.”
— Hagerstown

“On page A6 of The Herald-Mail, it’s talking about that President Obama has got a health care law, and he’s saying it’s going to be the same. Well, I wonder what would have really happened with it and how deep into this would we be if the senators were allowed to read the whole thing before they voted on it. That was a rush job that wasn’t necessary.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I’m a Pennsylvania state taxpayer. I’d like to comment on the article in today’s Herald-Mail, it’s Friday, July 19, 2013. The article pertains to Penn State settlements in the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse case, and I think it would be interesting to know how much of the $60 million in settlements so far ... either from state taxes or federal taxes, how much that comprises in that $60 million.”
— Chambersburg, Pa.

 “Don’t you like it when you call a doctor’s office to schedule an appointment, and you get this recording that says ‘All of our associates are currently busy,’ and then you sit there for a half an hour while it repeats that? I don’t believe that for one minute. I think they cut their staff so short that they don’t have time to answer the phone. I’m going to have to find me a new doctor.”
— Sharpsburg

“This is in response to Nancy Allen of the Hagerstown tea party, in the Sunday, July 21 paper. Nancy, I agree with you 100 percent, what you said in the paper. People need to read that. The City of Hagerstown is not a friendly business city at all. You have people in this city, people in the police department, all they want to do is shut businesses down. This is no way to run a business. For one thing, the police department gets paid taxpayers’ money to do a job, not to complain about doing their job.”
— Hagerstown

“In regard to the president’s statement about the Martin shooting, why is it that the African-American society cannot get past the fact that they are not the only ones who were ever enslaved or subjected to a history of violence? The Jews were, and so were many of the people who came to this country as indentured servants.”
— Blue Ridge Summit, Pa.

“All I have to say about the Zimmerman trial: It was a farce. Ask yourself this: It took the police 45 days to arrest Zimmerman. I’m sure if the shoe was on the other foot and Mr. Martin would have shot Zimmerman, they probably would have arrested him in 45 minutes. That’s a travesty.”
— Hagerstown

“Dr. Hook and the Medicine Show years ago had a song out, ‘all I want to do is get my picture on the front page of the Rolling Stone.’ I don’t know if they ever made it or not, but to put ... a terrorist’s picture on the front page ... this should be an outrage for every citizen in Washington County, or the state or the country.”
— Williamsport

“President Obama should say to the American people, ‘Let’s get over this Trayvon thing.’ He just keeps on pushing it and pushing it, and making it worse. Obama’s not 100 percent African-American, so he should feel like he should want this to end. Plus Zimmerman, he was Spanish anyway. And it doesn’t matter what race you are, they should just move on.”
— Berkeley Springs, W.Va.

“This is to the local citizens of Washington County and the state of Maryland. Herald-Mail do a little more articles on this Detroit thing. I don’t think we should bite the bullet. Let Michigan bail out Detroit and all the other citizens, with the unions. They’re the ones who got us in this problem. I want my money to stay in Maryland, because we have Baltimore city and the Maryland state pension fund, which is massively underfunded, that affects Baltimore city, state employees and a lot of other cities.”
— Hagerstown

“If anybody got a petition for President Obama to run for a third term, I would gladly sign it. So would my whole family. I think he’s doing a terrific job. They condemn him, but the stock market is going through the roof, and I lost all my money in the Bush era, but I got it all back in the Obama era.”
— Hagerstown

“I think that for every child that receives food at their home from this Meals on Wheels, they should also have a police officer accompany them and arrest the parents for child neglect. I find it totally irresponsible not to feed your children.”
— Hagerstown

“I just like to read these reviews on restaurants and everything around town ... but I’d just like to know, is there any place anywhere, in Hagerstown or the ... vicinity, where we can buy just a regular meal, maybe a pork chop and mashed potatoes and gravy and beans and corn, or do you have to have everything so spicy you can’t eat it?”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“I am a veteran who gladly and proudly served this country in World War II. I was in the Pacific, and was in eight different combat operations. I carry my wounds, mentally and physically, without complaint, or support from the U.S. government. I now for the first time have doubts as to the gains from my efforts, as I hear reports of the mobs, white and black, of protesters about the Zimmerman trial. I am saddened, and only wish they could live under emperors and dictators.”
— Hagerstown

“If it can happen to the huge metropolis of Detroit, Mich., it can happen to Hagerstown, Md. Detroit went bankrupt. And Hagerstown wants to go out 30 years on borrowed money and build a ball stadium? Think about it.”
— Hagerstown

“Why would President Obama get involved with the Trayvon/Zimmerman problem in Florida? He needs to be more concerned about our country and the shape that it’s in.”
— Williamsport

“TV’s starting to give me the creeps. I’m getting tired of hearing about that little royal baby that’s going to be born, and I’m also tired of hearing about the George Zimmerman trial. The jury has spoken. Drop it. Let it be.”
— Sharpsburg

“Two points: A man approached me and asked me for money for food. I told him to meet me at nearby McDonald’s and I would buy him lunch. He turned away and walked away. Secondly, if the team moves to Fredericksburg or some other town, will the stadium tax on hotels be repealed? Or confiscated for other purposes, as now currently spent?”
— Williamsport

“Thank goodness Martin O’Malley leaves office next year. And for these voters who live in the district where John Donoghue represents, what do you say when O’Malley goes out the door, we send John Donoghue with him? Because he’s been one of O’Malley’s big cheerleaders, and has voted for all the taxes that O’Malley has voted, passed on.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling in regards to the political cartoon that was in the newspaper on Sunday. I’m very disappointed to see that the media for the newspaper have taken sides in their viewpoints on this Trayvon Martin. George Zimmerman was acquitted by a jury of his peers. It seems like this thing is going to turn into a civil war, because the media keeps fueling it and causing a frenzy that should never happen.”
— Hancock

“Congratulations to the Halfway caller, about the taxes, the Maryland stupid taxes. How about the stupid Washington County (taxes) also, that tax me $36 a year to recycle?”  
— Hagerstown

“Well, it seems Walmart is determined to build a new store on Sharpsburg Pike. We stopped them in 2010, so they went behind closed doors and got approval in 2013, without an open meeting where the residents out here could have voiced our objections to it. They should have had the courtesy to inform us of their plans, instead of announcing it in Sunday newspaper that they were OK’d to build. We do not need Walmart on the Sharpsburg Pike. We have three prisons, Premier Outlets ... please go to the West End or the East End to build this store.”
— Hagerstown

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