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Mail Call - Aug. 13

August 12, 2013

“There seems to be a major coverup for the lamestream media that we have in this country. President Obama has gone as far as to call it a phony scandal. Four Americans died, and someone was told to stand down, to help these people. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has gone as far as say, ‘What difference does it make?’”
— Hagerstown

“To the Hagerstown mayor and city council: Kudos to you, for evicting the Soul Food. When’s the last time you saw somebody in one of the old-time hospital wheelchairs? They’re all the mobilized chairs. You see them out on Dual Highway. That was a poor excuse for them to say to have it down there.”
— Hagerstown

“How come the car batteries are going up so high, but yet they don’t have to take and keep making their warranties work? And like I said, you know, we’re getting ripped off, as people here in the public, over these car batteries that they know won’t last any more than six months to a year at the most. There should be some kind of law that they’re mandatory that they gotta stay up.”
— Hagerstown

“You know, they’re fighting over this, what they call Obamacare, but I call it the new health plan care. But you know they’re trying to kill, trying to abolish it, but I’ll tell you what they’re trying to do. They did the same thing when they brought Social Security into the ... act, and also Medicare and all that. They fought that the same way, and people ... so the same thing’s going to happen when Obamacare goes into effect. People see the result of it, they’re going to love it. There’s some things they gotta do to fix it, but it’s going to be all right.”
— Hagerstown

“George Michael’s article in the paper about meltdown of Motown is fantastic. It’s just a ... you could change the name from Detroit to Maryland and Hagerstown in every part of the article. The high taxes, stringent regulations on business, soft on crime, subsidizing the welfare mentality, left-leaning Democrats, and also weak on the illegal aliens.”
— Halfway

“I say implement Obamacare now. Not tomorrow, not next month, not next year — now. Implement it completely. Then that way, if it’s a train wreck, we can take care of it now, not later. If it’s the greatest thing on Earth, then we have it.”
— Hedgesville, W.Va.

“While reading the article on teaching toddlers to share, I thought about adult drivers: The interstate drivers who own a certain lane, own the entrance and exit ramps, or even the speed limits, or the jersey barriers. Or city drivers who own the intersection, the left-hand turn lanes, and even the traffic lights. ‘Mine, mine, mine.’ Cute in toddlers, but potentially deadly for drivers and those who share the road.”
— Hedgesville, W.Va.

“Interesting piece by David Limbaugh in Saturday’s paper. He takes Mr. Weiner to task for his private behavior, and even uses President Clinton to further his case of how horrible politicians are. And yet he doesn’t discuss David Vitter, a sitting U.S. senator who admitted to patronizing an escort, which is prostitution, and illegal — and yet remains a senator. And he didn’t mention Mark Sanford, former governor of South Carolina, who flew to Argentina to be with his mistress, leaving his wife and kids at home, and did so using taxpayer funds — also illegal — and who even now is sitting in the U.S. House of Representatives. The difference, I suppose, is that the two he didn’t mention were Republicans, and the two he did were Democrats. Careful, Mr. Limbaugh, your hypocrisy is showing.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“Is anyone concerned about our rising taxes, our job loss, the cost of everything? We the American people are the ones who suffer and pay for these things. I thought our government officials were supposed to work for us. Why aren’t they required to take a pay cut? Why should people who are struggling have to pay for our governments’ mistakes? We should stand up more for the middle- and lower-income people. Let our president and his Cabinet and our senators and on down the line take a pay cut for the mess they have gotten our country into.”
— Williamsport

“So the good-old boys are clamoring again for home rule. What a surprise. And Art Callaham, the unelected voice of the well-connected privileged few, is now going to have his own cable show called “The Flipside.” One has to wonder, the flip side of what, the majority opinion of the citizens of Washington County? All of this is designed to promote home rule, which will put the power directly into the hands of a chosen few who want to usurp the will of the people. Stay tuned.”
— Washington County

“Walmart is in the news again about its low wages. Many other businesses should be in the news about their low wages also. It’s time the minimum wage equals the living wage figure for everyone who is out of school and working. Take the burden off the taxpayer and charities to help these workers survive. The fault lies with congresspersons, not business, who look the other way and say we can’t afford it. Maybe it’s time for them to try living on the minimum wage.”
— Greencastle, Pa.

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