The Mercury’s Sound Off Tuesday, February 1 – The Mercury

When are they going to fix that gigantic pothole in front of Spring City Elementary School? Wall Street is a state highway but multiple attempts to call 1-800-FIX-ROAD left me on hold for 20 minutes each time. A student could be injured or worse, as motorists are busy missing this crater and not seeing a child dashing off. Come on PennDOT, you can do better, it’s been there for months.


Yet another snowstorm and sidewalks in Upper Providence Township, especially the upper part of Longford Road and Brandon Circle not cleared! Why does the municipality not apply this?

Biden will therefore choose a new Supreme Court justice based solely on race and gender. I think there are words for it. It worked very well with his choice of VP.

Just wanted to let everyone know what a wonderful Mercury road hauler Timothy R. is and always has been. For many years he delivered our diary on time, kept it dry using plastic wrap and was always respectful. Thank you.

Diana B.

Surprisingly, Nancy Pelosi is calling for a vote on emergency legislation to secure the borders. Don’t get me wrong, this bill is not for US borders, it’s for Ukrainian borders. That’s right, Pelosi wants to defend Ukraine’s borders, while our southern border saw an invasion of 180,000 people in December. This is a real insurrection.

Michael Stern

Can our children’s financial future be saved? A recent headline called Harrisburg “full of cash.” At what price ? A degraded currency, associated inflation and unreasonable debt. An option for children? Roth IRA. Contributions up to $6,000/year. can be derived from “active” income, such as lawn mowing, childcare, dog walking, etc. A residual benefit? Children will learn that work has value.

Mr. Furlong

Have you seen him? Millions of state and federal tax dollars are going to pay off nurses’ student loans. So the sucker nurses who paid off their loans earlier will get nothing. Then they have the privilege of helping pay off other nurses’ loans with their tax money. If you take the loan, you should have to repay it.


Certainly, the selection of a Supreme Court justice based solely on race and gender must be illegal. If a company hired employees based solely on these two factors, they would be billed by Sleepy Joe’s Department of Justice. All positions/jobs, political and private, should be selected solely on the basis of qualifications and ability to fulfill the requirements of the position/job. Just another blunder from a totally incompetent president.


Buried in The Mercury’s story about frontline hospital workers on January 28 was real data. The percentage of vaccinated people hospitalized with Covid was 35% while the percentage in ICU was 50%. So where should the CDC and NIH focus? Obviously therapeutic. Instead, they keep pushing vaccines, which are less and less effective.

Don’t live in fear

Patriot 54, we know where you get your propaganda, The Washington Post. A propaganda magnet who has been repeatedly prosecuted for publishing lies. What do you have against Tucker Carlson? What you say about him, you have heard it said on his show or read in the Washington Post. This newspaper printed lies about Trump’s collusion with the Russians. The ongoing investigation has rid Trump of the lies with the truth.

Dr. Fauci is the taxpayer’s employee. But Fauci doesn’t appear to be acting in the interest of the taxpayer. It now seems conclusive that Fauci acted to cover up the origins of the covid virus. The real origin is apparently the laboratory of Wuhan province in China. Worse still, it appears that Dr. Fauci had very good information early on that the lab was the source.


Good news! Nancy Pelosi is going to run for Congress again. What a shock! She’s 81 and she has nothing better to do? My God, with all her money, she can’t think of anything else to do but blather about the “threats to democracy facing our country?” She is a threat to democracy on her own.

Kristin Rames

During the televised Biden Comedy Hour, Joe said he didn’t know what the Republicans stood for. I guess no one gave him note cards that said – low taxes, free market, limited government, reduced spending, protection of the unborn, strong military, morality, electoral integrity, law and order, capitalism, security of boundaries and personal freedom to name a few. The demos are triggered by such a list.


Mr. Furlong: Did your ancestors “invade” this country before or after the immigration laws were passed? Which of your ancestors was an “anchor” baby? BTW, are you aware of the declining birth rate in America? Do you understand that these illegal immigrants still pay taxes that they will not collect, but of which you will be the beneficiary? Simplistic political talking points are no substitute for constructive solutions.

Has it really only been a year since Biden became president? It seems so much longer with the botched pullout from Afghanistan, the mess on the southern border, record crime, record inflation, empty shelves, unconstitutional mandates, record COVID cases and deaths, Russians threatening to invade Ukraine, China threatening to invade Taiwan and Biden’s global division. I guess President Obama wasn’t kidding when he said don’t underestimate Joe’s ability to mess things up!

Robert Minner

wow. Uncle Joe insults a reporter and the media shrugs. It does exactly what all lefties at Sound Off do…if you can’t explain yourself or your outlandish ideas just insult the person asking the question. Keep swearing at people and hurling insults at them. Example: The Washington Post tries to turn different viewpoints into “lies.” And lefties buy it every time.

Joe Bunda

The Mercury of January 17: “Chappell (62) was among 14 people charged…with a gun-running organization that operated in Montgomery, Berks, Bucks, Lancaster and Philadelphia counties. It is the enforcement of existing gun laws. But how many deaths are attributable to this elderly person and the organization to which he belonged? How many guns did they sell? Was she a Democratic mayor? Stop pushing your political agenda and face the facts. We need real gun control.

Biden said he promised to put a black woman on the Supreme Court. I wonder if he is doing this to get Kamala out of the VP position. Choosing only a black woman seems rather racist to me. And it’s almost embarrassing for a president to say and do that. Is it constitutional? A person must be chosen because he has the best qualifications.

According to, on January 22, 2022, the average price of a gallon of regular gasoline in the United States was $3.70. This is ridiculous, Sleepy Joe has to control gas supply and demand, right? Meanwhile, in Canada it’s $5.00, Germany $7.05, France $7.37 and Great Britain $7.45. Sleepy Joe’s incompetence seems to have spread around the world. Remember when gas was $4.00 a gallon in June 2008 under G. Bush?

David M.

Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan contains billions for speed cameras. Yes, that’s right, this infrastructure plan contains your tax money to catch you for speeding. You will be guilty every time. Meanwhile, at the border, there are no cameras to catch illegal immigrants crossing the border, in fact, if they catch them, they help them resettle in Pennsylvania.

Billy G.

Just a friendly reminder that Collegeville voted all Democrats to lead the borough council. Remember that when you see Chuck Draksler’s senseless drivel, because it’s his terrible leadership and political leadership of the Collegeville Republicans that keeps them losing. Since his hometown isn’t listening to him, he tries to share his drivel with the Sound Off audience.


It becomes very clear that covid vaccines do not work for omicron. Highly vaccinated countries experience outbreaks of omicron. Fortunately, omicron remains less lethal than the other variants. Moreover, it appears that these vaccines should be withdrawn from the market. But it won’t happen because too much money is at stake.

Sue W.

God bless Canadian truckers, who really shine a light on this Trudeau-mandated tyranny and evil. You carry the hope of all freedom loving human beings in the world, guys, so never stop because we are with you all the way.

let freedom ring

To put it in the most simplistic way for even a Biden supporter to understand… demanding that children get Covid shots, wear masks and be subjected to remote learning is nothing more than child abuse children sponsored by the Democrats. There is not a shred of bipartisan scientific evidence that even remotely suggests that these psychological, social and moral crimes against our children are justified.

Miss! Miss

Patriot54, we get it – Tucker Carlson shovels BS. Get off the high horse. President Biden has dropped some giant turds when it comes to his decision-making since taking office. He just doesn’t do it with the same lack of class as the last president.

The moderate

Biden and the Democrats are grappling with a new crisis of their own, an uncontrollable crime. The party’s left wing placed liberal DAs in major cities and also voted to defund the police. Thus, many major cities, such as Philly, have seen record increases in homicides and shootings as a result of these actions promoted by the Democratic Party’s radical progressive leftist policies under the Biden/Harris administration.

To M

Democratic politicians are more corrupt than stupid. The DC Dems are pushing socialist-style bills to take federal control of all elections. By giving their bills names like “The Freedom to Vote Act” or “For the People Act”, their flock of gullible sheep will fall in line. Dem pol’s logic has always been “we have to pass the bill before we know what’s in it”. If that makes sense to you, here is your sign!


Recently, a friend asked me, “What’s the dumbest thing you’ve ever done in your life?” I replied, “That’s terribly bold of you to assume that I’ve reached the top!”

jim fitch

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