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Mail Call - Aug. 16

August 15, 2013

“The governor’s spending all this money ... for light rail down around Montgomery County. What are we going to do about our roads up here in Western Maryland that need paved? I hope people remember him when the election rolls around. He wants to become president in 2016.”
— Hagerstown

“This is in regard to the letters to the editor in Sunday, Aug. 4. It’s in regard to Mr. Thomas Rockwell’s letter about Walmart. It is very eloquently written, and it is absolutely to the point, and I agree with him absolutely, 100 percent.”
— Funkstown

“I agree with the person from Sharpsburg who said people with tattoos all over their body ... if they were born that way, they wouldn’t want it. They would do whatever they could to have it removed, or wonder why they were born that way. So I agree.”
— Hagerstown

“Concerning interviews for the district judgeship, a question from Gov. O’Malley: ‘Do you support me and my liberal agenda? Yes? Well, then, you’re in.’”
— Brightwood Acres East

“Since one of the judges of the court let a drug dealer marry, by postponing his sentencing, I’m wondering how much we are giving the criminals before they do go to jail. Fruit baskets, cigarettes, money in their jail accounts? Time alone, together visits with the new bride, early parole, to be at hospital for the birth after the together visits? These might sound like stupid questions, but the answers are stupid, when you think about it. The other Hagerstown caller on Aug. 6 knows exactly what I’m saying. I agree with him, and something should be done.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m a senior citizen. I just want to say to the mayor and the commissioners that we are seeing another business in Hagerstown go away. Why don’t you go and bring them back downtown? And that’s Lena’s. We have had that business for more than 50 years. Now it’s up to you to go out and bring them back downtown — even if it means giving them free rent in those buildings you bought. Bring Lena’s back downtown.”
— Hagerstown

“Economy improving, recession on the upswing, jobs being created by the thousands, foreclosures in the area published by Herald-Mail, on the downside? Is someone kidding somebody?”
— Sharpsburg

“I’m glad to see that the Washington County Economic Development Commission is so active. The question is, what are they doing? Where’s all the economic development? Where are all the jobs? I don’t get it.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m responding to the message sent in about President Reagan, the comment, Mr. Gorbachev, telling him to tear down that wall. That was about the communists separating one country. The fence separates two countries, and protects our sovereignty. Is that not obvious?”
— Waynesboro, Pa.

“This is to the people who shaved the kitten to the skin, and cut its whiskers, and then left it out to fend for itself. People who do cruel things, it will come back to haunt you in return. Just remember that.”
— Halfway

“To the Maugansville person who passed the dog injured on West Wilson Boulevard: My question to you is, why do you want to know now? Why didn’t you stop and help this poor animal?”
— Hagerstown

“‘He governs best who governs least,’ implies that governing is actually happening. The Republicans in Congress are not trying to govern at all, but they all want to collect their salaries.”
— Rohrersville

“To the caller who said that President Obama is doing a good job: Not really sure what you’re seeing, and what I’m seeing. I’m seeing high deficits, enormous spending, high unemployment, one scandal after another, loss of respect for the U.S. You must be one of the ones who he sold a bill of goods to, and you bought it.”
— Hagerstown

“‘Lena’s closing after 50 years.’ Chalk up another business to the Obama administration. Whoever reported this week that President Obama is doing a good job, you must be blind and living in la-la land. People, wake up and smell the coffee.”
— Hagerstown

“I’m calling in response to the person who wrote in to complain about their medical insurance going up. They are blaming it on Obamacare. Well, guess what? Obamacare isn’t even in force yet, and it won’t be in force for at least another year. At that time, their insurance will most probably be reduced.”
— Hagerstown

“To the postmaster at Hagerstown Franklin Street post office: I have requested to speak to you about this request. I think you should allow paid box holders to access their mail 24 hours a day, seven days weekly, by issuing a key to the front door for each box holder. ... Charge $5 a key if need be. It’s not fair that you lock the door at 6 p.m.”
— Hagerstown

“I agree with President Obama that the scandals that Republicans are perpetuating on this country are phony, and the reason I believe that is because they refuse to investigate any of the embassy bombings under George Bush, they refuse to investigate Colin Powell lying to the U.N., in order for us to (go to) war. They refuse to investigate everything under the George Bush administration. So it shows they only do it when there’s a Democrat in office.”
— Hagerstown

“I can hardly believe that I am saying that I agree with the Williamsport caller about building a sportsplex. If one of our tax dollars goes into building anything, it should be a sportsplex, because volleyball, soccer, basketball are big in this county, for both children and adults. So let’s take care of all of the sports, rather than just baseball.”
— Williamsport

“On B6 of the sports section today, Aug. 8, you have a story about the union and A-Rod’s appeal. You give this good coverage. I’m really distressed that children were out there in Chicago the other night, getting autographs of this rogue crook. We should give him the same punishment they gave Lance Armstrong, once finally caught, and without any lack of being innocent in any area ... and all the other stuff Rodriguez has done through the last 10, 15 years, of using drugs and encouraging others. ... Come on, baseball, clean up your act.”
— Washington County

“For the caller from Chambersburg: Hey, pal, how many Benghazis has Bush had? Oh, let’s not forget, when Bush was in Saudi Arabia holding hands and dancing with his oil friends, they had a lot to dance about. They were getting rich from the oil in Iraq. How many died for that?”
— Clear Spring

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