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Mail Call - Aug. 8

August 07, 2013


“I’m calling about the voter ID. I think that the voter ID should be implemented in all states, anybody to vote. If you look back in the history of this country, you needed an ID to buy cigarettes, buy liquor. Now, if you’re treated at a veterans hospital, you need two photo IDs in order to get your treatment, if you’ve been going there for 20 years.”
— Rohrersville

“As a retired military person, I need to emphasize my belief, in regard to these so-called patriots such as Manning and Snowden. An Air Force crew chief in charge of maintaining a nuclear bomber has no right to sabotage a mission because they do not believe in nuclear war. What happened to the oath that we would not divulge any information to put our fellow military (in danger)?”
— Martinsburg, W.Va.

“This is for all the callers who keep calling in saying everyone should forget about the Trayvon Martin/Zimmerman case. It’s not about that one particular case. It’s about how black men are portrayed in America, and how every time they just don’t dress up to the standards of so-called normal white people, that they should be profiled, followed and shot. And that’s what’s making the people angry. They don’t seem to understand this. And I am a white caller, and I do understand this.”
— Hagerstown

“In the Tuesday, July 30, paper, (there were) 37 legal notices for public sales. On the following page, there were less than half that number of help-wanted full-time ads. I think what we need is another economic speech by the president.”
— South County

“This is regarding your story about the pope, Pope Francis, and his need maybe to be the apologist for the homosexual issues. I’m a former Catholic, a Christian. Maybe he found stronger blocks of the sexual rings at the highest levels in the Vatican than he thought he would, and can’t really deal with it. It’s no surprise. ... Clean house, pope. Send a message. Herald-Mail, don’t give this story a whitewash.”
— Washington County

“I was privileged to take my grandchildren down to the ag fair. It was wonderful. I especially enjoyed when we went to hear the storyteller. It seems that this lady, I think they called her Miss Mary, she was down there Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. We thought she was just going to read stories, but she involved the children. It was so exciting and fun, my grandchildren loved it. Not only did we go the one day, we came back the other days that she was there. We were so sorry that she was only there for three days. But she was an asset, and very interesting. Really enjoyed it a lot.”
— Hagerstown

“Since watching this Anthony Weiner episode on TV, I think someone should remind Hillary Clinton and Huma Abedin that the flip side of Tammy Wynette’s ‘Stand By Your Man’ is ‘D-I-V-O-R-C-E.’”
— Washington County

“This is to the Sharpsburg-type person who put in about the Walmart store being built down there. No. 1, we already have a Walmart in the West End — unless you don’t realize that. I’m sure you go to it. Hagerstown does need a lot more jobs, so this would be providing jobs for people in this town. ... It’s a growing town, we need another Walmart, one isn’t enough. ... We really do need it, and we need the jobs.”
— Hagerstown

“Sunday, July 28, I was going down the road to Lappans, and there was a large group of motorcyclists ahead of me. There were three state trooper cars with lights flashing, ahead of the group, and three state trooper cars with lights flashing, behind the group. Seems like a little too much. Also, were they getting paid overtime?”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling in for the Falling Waters caller who called in about the president’s health care law, and he stated that the senators were not allowed to read the whole thing before they voted on it. Hey, that’s the senators’ fault, that all those senators should have known that they didn’t know what they were voting on, but they still went ahead and passed it. So any senator who voted yes should be held accountable for the fiasco. I hope it’s not going to be a fiasco, but I’m afraid it might be. Nobody forced them to vote yes.”
— Washington County

“Gee, I bet it was interesting in the White House yesterday when Hillary Clinton and President Obama had a behind-closed-door luncheon. They were probably setting up a deal for 2016, and deciding which one was going to take the fall for Benghazi, since both of them are responsible. Thank goodness these two incompetent leaders will be out of there.”
— Hagerstown

“Instead of wasting millions of dollars to keep the Suns, why doesn’t this area put in a sportsplex that could host basketball/volleyball/soccer tournaments, like they have in Montgomery County? This is more profitable, with entry fees, admission, concessions, and (it will) boost the local economy (at) hotels and eateries. Our kids have to travel elsewhere with club teams, and it would be nice to host tournaments here.”
— Williamsport

 

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