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Mail Call - Aug. 7

August 06, 2013

“This is to person who called about the dirty mailbox, out at ... Frederick Street and Wilson Boulevard. I wanted to just say be glad you found a mailbox. I can’t even find a mailbox anymore when I go to mail a letter. I wouldn’t care if it was dirty or not, I’d just like to find a mailbox.”
— Hagerstown

“I think the mayor and council ought to ride around Hagerstown and fill the holes and stuff in the street that knocks the axle out from underneath your car. And I think we need to have more police officers, and some of them can go down there and kind of monitor (the) giveaway food deal at the marketplace, which is a good idea.”
— Hagerstown

“Note to Art Callaham and his Sunday, July 28, column, in which his ‘opinion’ is that the economic development impact makes the stadium project a ‘no-brainer’: I believe we tried that approach with the $60-plus million airport runway extension. To show for it, we now have two ... airlines flying to a total of two destinations.”
— Hagerstown

“The president and his spokesperson have been using the word ‘phony’ to describe outstanding scandals like Fast and Furious and the murder of Americans at Benghazi, while the word so aptly describes himself and his administration.”
— Hagerstown

“The Shepherdstown Town Council is not representing all the people by allowing the eye logo on the new city signs designed by Mr. Bob Shelley. Just because the Masonic Oddfellows is represented on the historic library is no reason to believe all the citizens want the Masonic eye to brand the town. The rising sun is modern enough for the sign, but remove the eye.”
— Shepherdstown, W.Va.

“This is in reference to Wind Down Fridays. ... July 19, we were riding toward downtown, and we could not even get past the corner of Summit Avenue and Antietam Street because traffic was totally backed up. I’m not sure why. They said they can handle the downtown traffic, but obviously it is a problem because we were sitting through three traffic lights. It’s totally unacceptable.”
— Hagerstown

“On Sunday, July 28, to respond to Art Callaham’s column: No. 1, define ‘government.’ Two, and where does government get its money? And three, the analogy is pretty bad, unless they’re toll roads he’s talking about, and then only users of the toll road have to pay for the continued upkeep. That failed, as you might know, Mr. Callaham, in the road that they build out in Fairfax County, the green road. Know a little bit. It’s because it was civic and local pride. We have to create some of that in Hagerstown, not by government but by people ... caring for and being able to be blessed to be in Hagerstown.”
— Washington County

“I was wondering if any Funkstown residents that may be along the Antietam Creek in Funkstown have noticed a little group of five ducks that aren’t mallards. They were pet ducks that I raised for 2 1/2 months and Canada geese have decided to chase away. There’s one white one, there are two female mallards, and then there are two that are gray with a couple little white blotches on them. If someone has seen them and would call in to Mail Call and let me know what area they’re in, I would greatly appreciate (it). I spent a lot of money and a lot of time raising the babies.”
— Funkstown

“This is in response to the caller who said watching the Hagerstown Suns was like watching paint dry. Evidently he just does not like baseball. The Suns won the first half of their division, and at the time of this call, they are leading the second half in their division. If the caller had gone to see good baseball, he would not have been disappointed. If you don’t like baseball, you don’t like baseball. I don’t know what he expected to see ... expected to see the players sing and dance while they played or not. A wise baseball man once said, ‘Baseball’s a lot like church; many attend, but few understand.’”
— Williamsport

“This is on unions. I see where Detroit filed bankruptcy and everything, because the unions always want more money, more money, more money for their workers. Well, I feel sorry for the workers, but that’s how it goes. ... I think the City of Hagerstown needs to get rid of their unions, just like these other states are doing. The unions cost the taxpayers money. Unions are not for the working man anymore. And all they want to do, more money, more money, more money. ... People on Social Security don’t get more money, so why should anyone else get more money?”
— Hagerstown

“Some of us love hearing about the royal baby being born. Some of us love to be informed on the George Zimmerman trial, and some of us would love to have a Walmart on the Sharpsburg Pike.”
— Sharpsburg

“On Friday, the evening news — no, it wasn’t Fox News — had a clip of Rush Limbaugh saying he was upset with President Obama (not that he would ever call him president) because he was ‘changing the order of things.’ Does anybody know what order he’s talking about? Maybe that the rich get richer and the poor poorer. Just what is this order of things?”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.



















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