“I see in the paper today where Commissioner Baker has agreed to support the new fire organization in Fairplay. I wonder if it’s time for the fire association also to support that initiative for a new fire association in Fairplay.”
“I’m calling about a comment someone made the other day about ‘Look, see what Obama is doing for our country.’ He’s giving power back to we, the people, all Americans, not just your kind. It’s called compromise. Be a good citizen.”
“I have a concern about a neighbor of mine going around asking local churches to help pay her $2,100 light bill, when she has a gambling problem, and I have a problem with that. I don’t think it’s right, and the Lord sees everything that goes on.”
“I have two big bags of pill bottles. Someone said that someone takes them and then sends them overseas. I don’t know, but if you’d just put that in the paper and then I always read Mail Call, I will check it out.”
“Calling regarding the Potomac Edison comments in the May 30 paper. I totally concur with the views of the caller. We’ve got an estimated bill for as low as $5, and then received an exorbitant bill because they actually came and read the meter. And Potomac Edison ... when called, made it sound as though it was customer neglect, when in fact it was Potomac Edison’s laziness.”
— Brownsville, Md.
“I watched the Memorial Day program from our nation’s capital, and I was appalled because of the way it was all about the Korean War veterans and how they suffered, how many were killed and didn’t come back, and then Afghanistan and all, but not one word was mentioned about the Vietnam veterans, not one word. If I’m not mistaken, there were more killed there than there were in Korea, and they suffered, too, and I’m ashamed that they didn’t even mention the veterans from Vietnam.”
“I’m a big sports fan, so here’s a question for all the other big sports fans. I think the worst thing in baseball is a walk-off home run. If a guy is at bat in the ninth inning ... and he hits a home run, if he doesn’t run the bases, they don’t win. If he hits it and walks into the dugout, like they’re saying, a walk-off home run, they don’t win. I mean, that’s the stupidest expression, ‘walk off.’”
“I’m calling in regard to the article in Mail Call on Monday, June 3, from Hagerstown, talking about politics in the carnival at Boonsboro and the Sharpsburg parade. Where has this person been for the last 50 years? Somebody needs to pinch them and wake them up. This has been going on for years. As far as Neil Parrott, I’m glad we have somebody who lets the people in Maryland have some say on some of these stupid laws they pass. As far as Chris Shank, politicians have been throwing candy for folks ...”
“I also love animals, but why don’t more families suggest that memorial contributions be given to agencies benefiting humans? To name a few: Hospice, Red Cross, Salvation Army, Community Free Clinic, etc.”
“We live in the South End. Our neighbors moved out and left a mountain of trash on the curb. Scavengers picked through it and made it an even bigger mess, but this morning I watched as two dedicated sanitation workers cleaned it up. Great work, guys. I know you weren’t happy about it, but our neighborhood thanks you.”
“The Hagerstown caller blaming Republicans for our bad infrastructure needs to be reminded, when President Obama needed $787 billion stimulus in ’09, there were funds for infrastructure. What little was done went to his pet unions, who are paid higher wage than Six-Pack Joe. The balance of the funds for infrastructure went to teachers’ unions, grants to his campaign contributors who were in the solar panel (Solyndra scandal) business, only to declare bankruptcy, which taxpayers picked up the tab.”
“Déjà vu all over again. Hagerstown wants Congress to pass a bill to repair bridges and work on improving our infrastructure. This will also create jobs, they claim. We did this before, to the tune of $800 billion. It was called the stimulus. Worked well, didn’t it? Most of the money was wasted or disappeared on meaningless projects. ... The simple truth is that we are broke. I applaud the Republicans for trying to rein in spending, but that makes them the bogey man.”
— Warfordsburg, Pa.
“The latest concerning the Internal Revenue Service and their line dance videos, staying in presidential suites for training, is ludicrous. I agree with the line dance part; they should all be in the unemployment line.”
“Just in reading Tuesday’s paper, it says the IRS is no longer trusted by the Congress. Well, guess what? The taxpayers never did trust the IRS or Congress.”