Mail Call - Dec. 13
“About your sports page, why is it that the University of Maryland College Park men’s soccer team has not had a word on the fact that they just won the ACC championship? And on top of that, they won the quarterfinals this past weekend. They are in the national championship semifinal games, and there’s not been a word. Just thought I would request, perhaps, a little more information. This is an amazing thing for (them).”
“I’m calling about the Washington Redskins. Every time I turn the news on or read the paper, all I hear about is RG3. When did the Redskins go to a one-man team? Obviously, he’s not throwing the ball and running down the field catching it, also. He’s not been around the league, he’s not a Cal Ripken, so he hasn’t earned his dues yet; someday, possibly.”
“I’m a die-hard Ravens fan, and after watching that game (against the Steelers) and the game plan that Cam Cameron had for the offense, it makes me sick. They’re winning 20-13 going into the fourth quarter, and Ray Rice doesn’t touch the ball one time. As a matter of fact, he only ran the ball 12 times for 79 yards in the whole game. And they ought to go back to the huddle offense, where that defense can get some rest. They were out on the field nine more minutes (compared) to the Pittsburgh defense.”
“Stamps are no longer 5 cents. Gas is not 29 cents a gallon. The cost of doing business has gone up. Congress, the Republican Congress thinks you do not have to raise taxes. The highest tax rate 50 years ago was 91 percent. It’s only 37.9 percent now. These rich Republicans just don’t want to raise taxes on themselves.”
“What a stupid, ignorant remark in Mail Call, stating that the ones who voted for Mitt Romney were uneducated. It should have been that the ones who voted for President Obama were smart. They’re smart enough to play the system, smart enough to vote in favor of illegal immigration, smart enough to vote for gay marriage, smart enough to keep all the freebies coming ... because of what’s in it for them, not what’s in it for America.”
“It’s time that we realize that what the true meaning of Christmas is, it’s not about just buying, and I think we as Christians need to band together and celebrate, not be afraid to enjoy the true meaning of Christmas, and the ACLU and people who want to keep Christ out of Christmas and stuff, it’s a shame. It’s really a shame.”
“Go down on Dellinger Road to see the Christmas display. That’s the reason for the season.”
“I’m calling about the man, the gentleman who paid for my stuff ... on Wednesday before Thanksgiving. I just want to thank him for it. I never got his name or his phone number, so please put this in your paper. I appreciate it very much. We need more men like him. I tell you, he made my day and my family day. Thank you very much, sir.”
— Falling Waters, W.Va.
“I want to thank the nice, honest gentleman who found my wallet at (a store) parking lot at South End. You have a very nice Christmas and a happy new year. Thanks again.”
“Two articles in Tuesday’s Herald Mail address the nonproblem of the electoral college. It simplifies the vote counting so even the talking heads on TV can understand it. Don’t fix what (isn’t) broke.”
— Chambersburg, Pa.
“Just have some questions I’d like people to answer. No. 1, why is everybody flying, 80, 85 mph on the interstates, and there’s no cops to give them a ticket? State could make a lot of money that way, if they’d get everybody who is running this high speed. Next question is, why can’t more people be more courteous on the interstate? I know you don’t have to move over when someone’s coming out of an exit onto the interstate, but it’s nice and polite if you do. My last question is, why do young people have to smoke? Do they think it makes them look grown-up? On further down the line, they’ll have COPD. Look that one up, kids.”
“As a city of Hagerstown resident, I don’t like being blackmailed by the Hagerstown Suns for a new ball stadium. My taxes are much too high as it is.”
“I’d like to donate my body to science. Could someone tell me who to get in touch with about this?”