“This is in response to the individual from Falling Waters, inquiring asto how a wreck could happen at the corner of West Washington Street and West Antietam Street, when they were a block apart. West Washington Street and West Antietam join, or intersect, at Washington Square.”
— Martinsburg, W.Va.
“The railroad crossing on State Line Road, in between Route 11 and Route 63, definitely needs a bar to come down, because if you drive east at a certain time of the morning, the sun’s in your eyes, and if you drive west at a certain time in the afternoon, the sun’s in your eyes, and you can’t see the light. This morning, if the train wouldn’t have sounded its horn, I wouldn’t have been able to see that the train was coming, because I couldn’t see the light because of the sun. It’s very unsafe, and somebody’s going to get killed.”
“Hey, all you mo-ped complainers, you want to see a real problem? Come up to Hancock, about 3 any morning during the week. Watch the teenage boys running the mo-peds up and down the main street. There’s hardly ever any police on duty then. But don’t get caught at 3 in the afternoon without your seat belt on, because we got police all over the place then.”
“I hate beating a dead dog down, but I just was reading Friday, June 24th’s paper, and seeing a demolition deluge of the Washington County Hospital. The beams in the picture look pristine, like the day they were installed. That’s a doggone shame that they have to tear down such a solid structure as that was. I hope they learn from this and do not do something like this in the future.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.
“About the recycling: I have been recycling for three or four years now, and when I have had to go to Clear Spring or Funkstown, sometimes I’ll drop it off there, but I live alone, I’m in my 70s, and from now on, with no place to drop off recyclables, instead of one bag a week for trash, as one person will make, there will be three or four. And when it goes to the dump, I can’t afford to go there and recycle, when recycling here was free for us.”
“Get a Bible. Read Psalms chapter 14, verse 1.”
— Waynesboro, Pa.
“My house went into foreclosure, and I gave my dog to people who I thought would take care of it. They ended up taking him to the SPCA, and lied to us and told them that he had died, and I’m really, really upset about this and so are my grandchildren, and I just don’t understand how somebody could do this to somebody else’s property.”
“There isn’t any wonder people dump their trash at the recycling bins. Have you seen the landfill fees lately? They just keep going up, up and up.”
— College Road
“In reference to the post office, this has been talked about for about five years: Cut Saturdays, cut this; 200,000 employees too many, 6,000 post offices need to be closed. Why don’t they bite the bullet and do something? And now the latest, they don’t have to pay $115 million every other week to their retirement system.”
“Reading Mail Call, it’s obvious we do need a recyclng place, that would give someone a job Tuesday through Saturday, and the hours that anyone can come and be observed at dropping off the recycle items, and that way it can be controlled. Give someone a job that doesn’t cost any more, obviously, than hauling away unwanted trash, but always make recyclables a possibility for everyone, that everyone ... a lot of people shouldn’t be punished for a few people’s ... ignorance and just defying the law.”
“I was reading the paper this morning about Robert Byrd. He was a great senator. He went by the contract. He never collected a pension, and he had 50 years in. Did he not receive any of his pension? Did his family get it? I know with this one that just — Weiner, he got $37,000 a year, for the rest of his life, and he resigned. I’d like to find out an answer to that, how the pension works.”
“Nice to see the Saturday front-page picture of two young volunteers working to fix up a house. Too bad there’s not an adult supervisor to provide them with eye protection when working with power tools.”
— Chambersburg, Pa.
“President Obama’s IQ — 180? I don’t think so. I’ve read several articles that said it is 130. I have several graduate degrees, so I have come in contact with many high-IQ people over the years. I have found that intelligence has little to do with common sense and being in touch with reality and ‘real’ people, so IQ is not at the top of the list in selecting a leader.”
“Hagerstown caller, G.W. Bush tax cut was from January 2003. The cut lowered income tax by one-third, and doubled refundable child tax credits, taking $10 million off of income tax rolls. He lowered taxes on the rich. If President Obama would lower corporate tax on the rich, we would have work. We had plenty of work under Bush until Americans put Democrats in, in ’06. NAFTA was started by Clinton, jobs went to China in droves; i.e., IBM, GE, manufacturing textiles. So put the blame where it belongs.”