The Mercury’s Sound Off on Sunday December 26 – The Mercury


Hardly a day goes by without The Mercury featuring a front page headline about a local community or school board raising taxes. It’s amazing that even after an influx of COVID money from the federal government, these progressives think they need to take more money out of people. They live up to the “tax and spend” stereotype of progressives everywhere.

Chuck draksler

The latest White House gimmick is sending us “free” home test kits for Covid. These are not free kits, taxpayers buy them. I do not need it. I am vaccinated and I had the Covid at the beginning of the year. I know what the Covid looks like. I don’t need a stupid test to tell me I have it. Stop wasting time and money. Develop therapies to cure Covid once we have it.

Don’t live in fear

CNN medical analyst Leana Wen told “Newsroom” on Monday that cloth masks are “little more than facial decorations” to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Now that’s funny. After learning that I was a high school graduate and didn’t know anything about science, I now see that doctors are starting to agree with me. Of course, Fox News also agrees. Soon they will be following the science – with the exception of N95 masks, the rest are also unnecessary.

Sam tasik

Question for most of the regulars who write on this forum. Why so much anger? Let’s not pretend it has something to do with the last election. I have followed Sound Off for years and remember the days of people enraged by barking dogs, potholes, parking, speeding tickets, the 25 MPH speed limit, even that there is too much air in a bag of Cape Cod chips. Anger does not seem new. Why then?


During the campaign, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris attacked President Trump for not doing enough tests. Now Joe Biden has been caught with his pants down. Having had almost 2 years of experience, which Trump didn’t have, Biden doesn’t have enough testing. Biden didn’t see the Covid mutations coming despite doctors talking about it since the start of Covid.


I had to undergo emergency surgery Thursday night at the Pottstown hospital. The staff and doctors were wonderful and God bless them all. Ten people waiting in the emergency room and 7 were unvaxed COVID issues. Just get the vaccine and help the doctors and nurses.

Once again, Joe Biden’s goalies have been exposed for their lack of vision. No less an authority than Kamala Harris admitted that the Biden administration did not predict mutations in the Covid virus. They did not know that viruses mutate into other variants like Delta or Omicron.

Michael stern

Omicron is fast becoming the leading cause of Covid infection. On the surface, it seems to cause less serious illness, although you can still die from it. Vaccination may be less effective at preventing infection. The more it is allowed to spread, the more likely a new variant is to appear. There is a 50/50 chance that this variant will be much worse. It must be stopped now.

Few measures are more indicative of the failure of state governance than the loss of a seat in Congress. The PA will be 6 fewer next fall than it was barely 30 years ago. The decline is a commentary on the extent to which job creators find our state unattractive. Fuel this perception? A crusade by State Senator Katie Muth to cripple our energy industry, its 600,000 jobs and increase the tax burden on employers.

Mr. Furlong

I bet residents of New York and many other states wish they had the foresight to reduce their governor’s emergency declaration powers, like the Pennsylvanians did in May 2021. What’s wrong with it? in the change? The governor can always act quickly to deal with an emergency. It simply needs the agreement of the legislator to continue the emergency actions beyond 21 days. Why have the Democrats so fiercely opposed this common sense amendment to the Constitution of the Palestinian Authority?

Robert minninger

The mother of an adult woman with Down’s syndrome (31) has sought to prevent her daughter’s vaccination against Covid, in part because it could be the “mark of the beast” and doom her to “eternal torment” in a “lake of fire”. . “You have to wonder why a righteous and loving God would be so bureaucratically mean to a girl who may not even be able to make this decision on her own.

I bet Joe Biden and Kamala Harris regret warning the American people about COVID vaccines during the presidential race against Donald Trump. The Dumbocrats listened to the dysfunctional duo instead of the awesome leader who launched Operation Warp Speed ​​and delivered 3 vaccines in record time. Now they are paying the Pied Piper.

Miss! Miss

Joe Biden gave us his final pep talk on leadership. Scranton Joe told us to prepare for a “winter of death”. He also clarified that “vaccinated people” do not spread the Covid. Biden is a fountain of lies and disinformation. Thousands more dead under Joe Biden than under Trump and we are still awaiting his plan to stop the Covid.

Nancy Lessig

Text to Marc Meadows Jan. 6 from one of Trump’s sons: As the violence continued, one of the president’s sons texted Meadows: “He has to condemn this shit ASAP. The Capitol Police tweet is not enough. Donald Trump Jr. texted. Meadows replied, “I’m pushing hard. I agree. “Yet President Trump did not act immediately. What the hell was Trump doing, watch it on TV.


Yo Robert Minninger – let’s not forget the people appointed by Trump: Michael Pack, head of the US agency for world media (fired); Kathleen Kraninger Director of Consumer Financial Protection (licensed); Peter Robb, National Labor Relations Lawyer (licensed); Rick Perry, Secretary of Energy – nothing new; Steven Mnuchin Secretary of the Treasury – WTF; Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education – finances private schools; Andrew Puzder, Secretary of Labor, cited for theft of wages

The truth must be told

I can’t help but think about what Obama said about Joe Biden – “Never underestimate Biden’s ability to“! @ # & ”Things.” Biden didn’t see it coming. the Delta and Omicron variants, he didn’t see the Taliban take Kabul, he thought inflation was transient, he didn’t see his policy causing gas prices to rise, he didn’t see the need for more testing, etc. In other words, Biden isn’t even close to our best and brightest.

Richard paladino

Watch out for the red-staters, here’s who Mehmet Oz is. You may know him as Dr. Oz, real name Mehmet, Turkish Muslim. Born 11/6/1960 in Cleveland, OH. Raised in Wilmington, DE. Spent summers in Turkey and did two years of service in the Turkish army to obtain Turkish citizenship. He is a practicing Muslim. Supposedly registered as a Republican in Montgomery County since 2020, where did he vote in 2020? Have fun with this one.

David M.

Frankly, I didn’t believe the Mercury would print anything that got sent to Sound Off, but the Mercury proved me wrong. Patriot54 and Lefty’s comments, along with a few unsigned comments, are getting more messy and weird almost daily, but The Mercury keeps printing them.

Tina Aldez

Your name is Patriot54, what makes you a patriot? What have you done for our country other than spreading Communist propaganda? It doesn’t make you a patriot, it makes you a traitor like Benedict Arnold. Did you serve in the army where you had to swear to respect the Constitution? Did you vote for the best candidate, whether Democrat or Republican? I have. Biden is president, and you praise him for inflation, illegals, and pork bills. To wake up!

Under the leadership of Joe Biden, we have passed the milestone of 800,000 Covid deaths. Joe Biden has vowed to shut down Covid-19 and so far it has only gotten worse. In contrast, Biden broke his promise not to issue warrants. So far, Biden has presided over more deaths than Trump. For some reason, CNN’s death toll ticker has disappeared from their channel.

Ruth whispers

Con Don got his shots and booster shots and the Trumpies booed him! Hope, since some people are confused, they should let people know the total number of deaths of non-vaxxed vs vaxxed. And Doc Oz is a joke – if the medical community has it all wrong, let us know what’s right.

JB in Limerick

I find it funny that those on the left and right would complain about one person’s blurb in this section and then blame them for whatever they find ‘wrong’ with the other side. Almost everyone thought Jussie Smollett was guilty long before the trial, Nancy Pelosi and Mitch McConnell are too old for their jobs and there are some biased news outlets that skew all of their stories and unfortunately tell outright lies and simple.

the moderate

The January 6 event should be investigated and the culprits should be penalized for their behavior. But after witnessing 2 indictments led by our Democrats, does anyone seriously think that the January 6 investigation will be thorough and comprehensive? How can you? Should Pelosi have put more security in place? Sure! There were people standing in the crowd to shake things up, is this going to be watched? How about investigating the riots of 2020?

Imagine getting 3 vaccines in a year all against the same virus (which you have a 99.9% chance of surviving) and treating unvaccinated people crazy. They are tripp’n!


I swear nothing is made in America anymore. Our new TV has a sticker that says “Built-in Antenna” and I don’t even know what continent the antenna is on!

Jim fitch

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