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Mail Call - July 31

July 30, 2013

“No one should be walking their dog when it is hot and humid out. If dogs were out on their own with no owners, you would not see them out taking walks in the heat. They would be under something shady, like a porch, trying to keep cool.”
— Clear Spring

“This recent tragedy in Florida is quite amazing. Neighborhood watch volunteers are supposed to be the eyes and ears of the neighborhood, and when detecting suspicious behavior, call the police. Allowing them to become gun-toting vigilantes and becoming confrontational should not be allowed. We have just seen the results of this wannabe cop activity.”
— Boonsboro

“On the Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman case, I want to know one thing. Everybody’s saying Trayvon is such an angel. If he’s such an angel, why was he caught for smoking marijuana, and why was he suspended from school? And on the Wendy Williams show, she said that her son’s 12, and he wears baggy pants and a hoodie. If baggy pants and a hoodie is a thing that’s causing a problem, why don’t you parents, especially a 12-year-old kid, be parents and tell them no, they can’t wear them? Smoking marijuana and he’s caught ... and he was suspended (from) school. And I’m an 80-year-old woman that’s never been prejudiced.”
— Hagerstown

“You know, the job of Congress is to — they are called lawmakers, not repealers. This Congress has repealed, tried to repeal 67 new laws; 39 times, the Obamacare, which the Supreme Court, I might add, said was constitutional. It’s law, OK? We’re paying these clowns for nothing, to do nothing. Wow. I don’t know about you, but I think ... more Republicans, so we can pay them to do nothing. I say put all Democrats in there. They aren’t always right, but at least they try to help you.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling to see if anyone had received any of the rebates for the traffic tickets that were received from the faulty calibration of the speed cameras that are located at the different schools. I had received two of them myself, and have ... never heard of anyone yet getting a rebate. I also know of some other people who had themselves received tickets, and no one has received any rebates. So if anyone in Hagerstown has received one ... When will the city let us know when these rebates will be reissued to people?”
— Hagerstown

“This is on Hagerstown deciding how to spend $100,000. Don’t worry, they’ll find some way to spend it. That’s the trouble. That’s why everybody’s in debt and going bankrupt. If the city gets money that they don’t spend, they don’t get anymore money from the state. If the county gets money, and they don’t spend it, they don’t get any more money from the state. (If) the state doesn’t spend money, they don’t get it from the federal government. The federal, the state, the counties, the cities and everybody, they need to know how to save some money. That’s the trouble with this country. We’ll get it from this guy, and we’ll spend it. We’ll get more next year from this guy.”
— Hagerstown

“Why is it that the carnivals have not had any good entertainment, like years ago? And the carnivals would be packed with people everywhere. Now there’s not a crowd at the carnivals, nor good entertainment. Even if they could just do a karaoke contest would be better than some of the music they have now. Can’t understand, when there’s a lot of people that participate, if the entertainment is good.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling about the response in the paper about Washington County Sheriff’s (Office) and the Hagerstown Police Department do not respond to calls about leaving pets in a hot vehicle. Well, on TV and the radio, everything, you hear about where Martinsburg, over there they respond to calls, their police department responds to calls about leaving a pet in the hot vehicle, and they — well, way to go, Maryland, you did it again. You lowered yourself to another category.”
— Cearfoss

“Well, Lt. Gov. Brown, who’s running for governor, says he wants to continue Gov. O’Malley’s policies. Are you kidding me? O’Malley’s policies have been a disaster for this state, over almost eight years. And he wants to continue this tax-and-spend? Republicans and Democrats alike, time to bring out the brooms and clean out Annapolis.”
— Hagerstown

“Hagerstown is not a pet-friendly town. Read the places for rent in the newspaper, and you will soon understand why the Washington County Humane Society euthanizes so many animals. It’s a sad situation when you can’t find a home for a pet or for yourself.”
— Clear Spring

“I just checked in with my crystal ball and conducted an inquiry on Hagerstown’s economic future with a new downtown ballpark. It revealed to me that the streets were teeming with hot dog, pretzel, peanut and balloon vendors all selling from push carts. What an economic renaissance that will be.”
— Boonsboro

“Hagerstown mayor and council, since you portray the poor and homeless who get food and drink from the ‘the soul food church’ as lacking ‘dignity,’ what do you call the dirty streets, boarded-up buildings, overabundance of bars and a high crime rate as? Do these lack dignity? All of you owe a public apology to all the churches in the world for your lack of compassion, and also and above all, for your lack of dignity.”
— Hagerstown

“On Hagerstown maps, Longmeadow Road is not marked as a state or county road. So Longmeadow seems like any other street in Hagerstown, like Potomac Avenue or Eastern Boulevard. But many huge semi trucks use Longmeadow Road daily, and I don’t see the same size trucks on other city streets. Can traffic signs be put up, to limit the truck weight on this street? Traffic is bad enough on Longmeadow without huge semis being mixed in.”
— Washington County

“This is about garbage pickup once a week. My cans are clean, all the waste is in a bag. It smells. If one fly gets in, there are maggots. I am sorry for the men who have to pick it up. I am now putting my stuff that will smell bad in my freezer until the night of the pickup. Shame on Hagerstown.”
— Hagerstown

“I just got finished watching that movie, ‘42,’ about Jackie Robinson. According to the movie, he got chased out of Sanford, Fla., back in 1946. I see nothing’s really changed in 70 years. I guess Sanford’s still the same.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling about all the shootings that are going on around Hagerstown lately. I feel that if our city police cannot protect us, then maybe the state police or the sheriff’s department should step in and do something. It’s obvious that city police cannot control the gangs in the middle of Hagerstown or other shootings that are happening within their district. So perhaps maybe we (either) need to get new police, or let the state police step in and do their job. Anyhow, there should be more ... and not let the gangs run wild like they seem to be doing. Are they afraid of them, or just afraid to do their job?”
— Hagerstown

“The caller criticizing Bruce Quinn and saying the city should take over the Suns is like the ... grandmother who ran for and won a city council seat by telling people the Nationals did not want a new stadium in Hagerstown, they just wanted to refurbish the stadium the Suns have. Nothing could be further from the truth. ... So far, these politicians, unfortunately, have been proven right by the people. They are very devoid of knowing what’s actually going on.”
— Hagerstown

“This is regarding the articles in Mail Call and in the newspaper as well, regarding the animals being locked in cars by foolish owners. I witnessed a husky being locked in a car for over an hour and a half. I stood and waited. After I called the state police, they never showed up, the owner never returned. I appreciate the new management of the humane society posting their number in the paper, and you can bet anytime I see an animal locked in a car, I am going to use that number. I will carry it with me at all times.”
— Boonsboro

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