10:45 PM EST, January 21, 2013
“To the County Roads and President Terry Baker: Thank you for letting the County Roads go from Cedar Hills out to 62 on the Old Forge Road, by clearing that debris and all those trees on the side, because of the deer and the damage and the wires coming down, all the storms. County Roads has done a great job. We appreciate that, and especially for the mowing and this tree removal.”
“This is in response to the caller about the woman who shot the intruder with her .38 that her husband taught her how to use. That’s great that she was able to defend herself and her children, and I’m glad she was able to do that. A .38 is fine to have. It’s not an assault weapon with armor-piercing bullets. That’s what needs to be stopped and gotten off the streets.”
“A person does not commit mass murder in 30 seconds with a car, a knife, a rock, a fist, or a bow and arrow. They commit mass murder in 30 seconds with a gun.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.
“This is a very heartfelt thank you to the gentleman who helped my mother last week. She had fallen in her driveway and broken her wrist. She couldn’t get up. This wonderful man saw her, turned his car around, and helped her to her house. I am so thankful that there are still people in this world who will take a moment of their life to help a stranger. This gentleman is our hero. Thanks so much.”
— Marsh Pike, Hagerstown
“I’m calling about President Obama. I’m 73 years old and I voted in every election I could, when I turned 21. This is the worst president I have ever seen. I’m afraid within the next four months that he has to serve, or four years, I’m afraid that’s he going to completely change America, and I don’t think we’ll be the same country, if they don’t put stops on him. And Harry Reid and Pelosi, they’re the same way. I don’t know why they butter up to him. And they can see that he’s trying to destroy our country and tax us to death.”
“This is in regard to the Fairplay fire hall situation. No. 1, I see where there’s going to be 70 or 80 people volunteer to be members, if the current administration is gone. I got two questions. No. 1, are they going to be held liable to that, with names, if they do get rid of that administration, are those people going to be requested to join? No. 2, they don’t need members, they need firefighters. So there’s a big difference there. So that was my two questions, are they going to be held liable, or, and are they going to put the time, effort, money and drive in to becoming firefighters, not members? I can be a member, and I live an hour away.”
— Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
“I believe the Second Amendment people who believe that anybody should be able to have any kind of a gun, should be quite free to join the National Guard or whatever we call the militia nowadays, and be properly trained with military weapons, and be allowed to have military weapons, after they’ve demonstrated their proficiency and had their background checked. As for handguns, that’s an entirely another picture, and it’s a worse problem than assault weapons in the hands of the people in the militia.”
— Washington County
“Do Hagerstown’s residents want their elected officials to bankroll downtown’s giveaway projects and silly sinecure appointments? I don’t think so, but that’s what’s happening. This self-assumed downtown revitalization obligation is as ridiculous as the baseball stadium fiasco.”
“The woman in Walton County, Ga., may have saved the lives of herself and her children by shooting the home intruder, and that’s a perfect example of why large-capacity magazines are unnecessary for home defense. A .38-caliber revolver holds only six rounds, but that very effectively took care of this lady’s problem. When you fire six rounds of .38-caliber lead at a home intruder, he should be dead, seriously wounded or running very fast in the opposite direction. If not, then you probably aren’t capable of using any type of gun.”
“Yep, the ridiculous 25-mph speed trap camera cash machines for the city of Hagerstown like on Northern Avenue are building the city’s coffers. I think it is time for the city council to take a look at these speed traps and raise the speed limits appropriately — but then there would be less money toward a great ball stadium, cough.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.
“President Obama says Congress has to pay ‘its bills.’ Good at passing the blame, Congress didn’t make the bills, he and his Democrat Senate did. They refuse to make a budget, but never mention the way money has been wasted by them. Congress isn’t there to answer his every whim. Obama has had everything his way so far. Incidentally, I had $60 extra in taxes out of my pay, and I do not make a lot of money. Wake up, America.”
“Why is it that as soon as a tragedy happens that all of our so-called legislators want to be the first ones to jump on the bandwagon and write a new gun law bill? All they have to do is enforce the ones we have. Pelosi looked like a puppet on a string when she was blabbing about tougher laws in the news. It’s all to put a feather in their caps.”
“Reference the Jan. 15 Mail Call, the caller from Sharpsburg, with ‘Get the story straight,’ at the bottom of the comment, with regard to firearms confiscation, one needs to look no further than the quote from Sen. Feinstein from California, stating that if she had 51 votes in the Senate, she would pass legislation that would state, Mr. and Mrs. America, turn them all in. I think Mr. Fellow Sharpsburg Caller should become a little more informed.”
“Now the official year is over with, with the House and the Congress, would someone please call in Mail Call and let me know if they have extended the unemployment, for, I think it’s 24 or 26 more weeks? My husband got laid off and we have no insurance, and it’s really got the whole family upset, so I’m just concerned to see whether they passed that or not. Hopefully somebody’ll be able to call in Mail Call to let me know if they did extend the unemployment.”
“You might want to print it, don’t forget, everybody that’s receiving a paper check, whether you’re VA, military, Social Security, railroad retirement, or Merchant Marine, you’ll have to start getting your paycheck by a MasterCard, debit card or electronic transfer, the 1st of March of this year. That’s 42 million checks less the post office will deliver this year. Now what will that do to their impact on mail count?”
“I see where Hancock is donating some of their money from the speed cameras to Children’s Village. What’s Hagerstown doing with theirs? You don’t hear or know anything of that. So just a question.”
“It’s sad that all these sports players are taking drugs, to do, to help them out to do better. This is like only the second time in 40 years nobody’s elected to the Hall of Fame in baseball. Now we got Lance Armstrong, for riding bikes. Next they’ll be doing tennis. ... Nobody should have to play, take drugs to ride bikes or play baseball or play tennis.”
— Berkeley Springs, W.Va.
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