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Mail Call - Aug. 27

August 27, 2013

“West Virginia or elsewhere, people selling dope, driving a second time drunk, speeding from the police: Have a hard-labor camp, Quonset huts, one pot-bellied stove, double bed racks, 6-to-10-hour days, working days, of picking up trash, or anyone that needs help. It would ease the prison problem. Don’t like the labor camp, then send them to prison.”

— Charles Town, W.Va.

“Probably our second biggest ally in the Middle East is Egypt. Of course, Israel is No. 1. And where’s our president at? Out playing golf. He has no foreign affair policies at all.”

— Williamsport

“I’m wondering why no grocery stores sell soft-shell crabs anymore. Could I get some feedback on this?”

— Hagerstown

“I’m totally against them tearing down the Wolfe’s building in Williamsport. Williamsport is an old, historic town that they’re just ruining. They want to put up a modern liquor store, and McCleaf has the — compares it to what Nora Roberts did in Boonsboro? I think Nora Roberts kept the character of historic Boonsboro with what she did.”

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— Williamsport

“Someone called in asking if we still had a vice president, and if we did, where is he? I learned a valuable lesson 50 years ago: Sometimes it’s better to let a sleeping dog lie.”

— Hagerstown

“Please do something about the theater, and please do something about the downtown, even if you have to go the historical way, like Boonsboro and Sharpsburg and Gettysburg. You’re losing all the power that we have.”

— Falling Waters, W.Va.

“‘Waste-to renewable energy’ is just another name for an incinerator. Washington County Commissioners seem very interested in money, very money-hungry, when they should be more concerned about the care, welfare and health of the citizens.”

— Boonsboro

“Well, there it is again, our blamer in chief, blaming the Republicans for keeping health care away from the poor that need it. Yet he’s the one who keeps postponing this wonderful health care plan. Why does he keep postponing it? If it isn’t any good, get rid of it. If it’s so wonderful, why doesn’t he just tell everyone, implement it, and implement it now.”

— Hedgesville, W.Va.

“About tattoos: I’m not fond of those tattoos either, but my son has quite a few that were done by a professional. His tattoos are very neat, and he likes them. I love him, not because of the tattoos, but because he’s a hard worker, a good husband, a good father and son. If that’s the worst he ever does, I’m blessed.”

— Hagerstown

“Just got done watching the commercial this morning on the Mack Truck, I think it’s Labor Day salute. It’s just really nice to see. I live here in Maugansville and they’re right up the street, and it’s really nice to see where one of their segments showed a sign that said ‘Made in Maryland.’ Hopefully they’re putting that on their engines. It’s good to see something here local made in Maryland, and maybe even that it is going globally, but I think it is called Volvo. ... Keep up the good work.”

— Maugansville

“To the caller who wrote in about getting rid of ants: Actually, if you use cinnamon, take a little shaker of cinnamon and sprinkle the cinnamon around, and the ants hate it, for some reason, they don’t — they take off. You never see them again. You can go up to the dollar store and buy a bottle of cinnamon for $1. Takes care of the ant problem, and there’s no poison.”

— Williamsport

“Just read the editorial from John League. Kind of interesting. He mentions the Hagerstown golf course. If you want to shut it down, shut it down. ... You keep talking about, you know, developers wanting to develop it, and the city kept it, at the cost of taxpayers who rarely or probably never use it. Then you go on talking about a stadium. It’s OK to subsidize a stadium, at millions and millions and millions, that a very few people in this community use? Come on. Apples and oranges, pal.”

— Hagerstown

“I’m here reading Mail Call here on Monday, Aug. 19. It’s pertaining to the person complaining about the Washington County Gaming Commission distribution of the gaming funds. To this person, the only thing I can say is, if there’s something wrong with this picture, please get more involved in the process, and clear this picture up.”

— Hagerstown

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