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The Mercury’s Sound Off Sunday April 17 – The Mercury

Biden voters surely celebrate all of Biden’s accomplishments. Inflation of 8.5% in March was a 40-year high. $4.30 per gallon of gasoline. $4.50 per gallon of fuel oil. $5.30 per gallon of diesel fuel. War in Ukraine. Homicides in Philadelphia are at record highs. 20,000 illegal immigrants cross the Mexican border every day. Formula shortages. Used car prices have increased by 40%. Look in the mirror, Biden voters, you did this.

Jane Batdorf

If you’ve lost count, there have been 549,137 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States since Joe Biden became president. No new vaccines have been approved. Only the wealthy and politically connected have access to therapy. Doctors are losing their practice to prescribe drugs used successfully in other countries. Workers lose their jobs because they are not vaccinated, even if it does not stop the spread of the virus… and 549,000 deaths. It’s a hell of a job, President Biden!

Robert Minner

Front page Wednesday Mercury, Biden’s aides managed to clinch the record for most deaths in a year. Buried in the same Mercury, Biden’s gatekeepers also set the inflation record. True to left-wing dogma, the AP had to blame the 2021 deaths on people who weren’t wearing masks or taking the hit. The AP ignores science, data, statistics and logic when making this claim.

Michael Stern

We are told that there are a lot of new businesses these days in Pottstown. What kind of businesses? Are they the kind of businesses that will provide jobs? Will they restore the tax base? Will they even be long enough to make a difference? Pottstown is broke. We need to attract the kind of businesses that have made our city great from the beginning.

I bought eggs yesterday. I was shocked at the price. Almost $3 for a dozen large eggs. What’s going on in the world? I thought the Democrats were for little people and yet prices are going up faster than a cat climbing a tree to avoid a big dog.

Confused Melissa

Oh thank you, thank you, oh great leader, Joe Biden. You allow the sale of E15 gas to reduce the cost of a gallon of gas. So kind of you. It also reduces the amount of energy in the gallon of gasoline, resulting in fewer miles per gallon of gasoline. Thank you, dictator Biden.

Grant W

Joe Biden was in Iowa yesterday trying to look presidential, but failing in every aspect. Then to top it off, Biden set another record. He is the first president in history to be pooped by a bird. Clearly, the birds have the same opinion of Biden as most of the United States.

Rob Andrews

Given their disregard for federal guidelines, was there a threshold of preventable Covid deaths in long-term care facilities beyond which Wolf & Shapiro would have been detained? Likewise, how many homicides beyond Philadelphia’s record 562 last year would have resulted in Kenney & Krasner being remanded in custody? Note to law enforcement: Actions that facilitate death require intervention.

Mr. Furlong

Patriot54, you need a dictionary. Your comment of April 13 demonstrates a total misunderstanding of capitalism. The political manipulation of supply and demand is the furthest thing from capitalism. Republicans and many Democrats would like to see unrestricted gas price capitalism. Biden and his leftist cronies aren’t about to allow that.


Patriot54, our oil market is far from being close to “unrestricted capitalism”. Joe Biden on day one stopped drilling in ANWR he stopped duly licensed Keystone pipeline he stopped selling oil leases changed regulations on drilling he hints at changing requirements into ethanol in gasoline, it releases ad hoc oil from strategic reserves, not to mention stopping drilling offshore and elsewhere. This is not unlimited capitalism.

Sam Tasik

Lefty thinks the physical evidence on Hunter’s laptop, the scientifically proven ineffectiveness of masks, and trans swimmer Penn is a man are all lies? If Joe Biden started wearing his right shoe on his left foot and his left shoe on his right foot, Lefty would want to impeach Trump for not doing the same.

Miss! Miss

Pappy confuses Putin with Trump. I think our liberal war hawks think Putin and Russia are as weak as the GOP or Trump or the Jan 6 rioters. Think again. (Or as vulnerable as even soccer mothers complaining to their all-powerful school boards.) The Libs may very well quell dissent at home. However, Russia has nuclear weapons and is not going away. Try to negotiate with Russia.

Boyertown Bob

Watching Joe Biden and his docile media minions turn into pretzels as they attempt to blame Putin for Biden’s 40-year high inflation crisis is pure comedy gold! There’s no doubt that the fodder that Dopey Joe provides for hours and hours of hilarity will be missed when he’s rendered powerless mid-November.


Investigation of a member of the family of this president: six months after the departure of Trump, an investment fund controlled by the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), invested 2 billion dollars with the son-in-law of Trump’s Jared Kushner, despite fund advisers finding Kushner’s new company “unsatisfactory in every respect.” Lock him up like his daddy.


Under Dopey Joe’s watch, 2021 has seen the highest number of deaths in US history. Joe’s inability to tackle Covid is the reason so many died unnecessarily. Deaths from fentanyl overdoses, poverty and suicide are also at the feet of “The Big Guy.” Trump bequeathed a perfectly run country to DC’s dumbest duo, and they screwed it up. Biden voters should be locked into actions in the public square.

Not one of the 81M

We wouldn’t have to ferry illegals to DC if we finished building the wall and kept the border closed. Dems be tripp’n!


For those of you who didn’t learn about gender identity when you were in school, it’s simply because when we were young we were ashamed of being different and marginalized. for our identity. When children are taught to ignore the differences between people, it breeds hatred and prejudice. Nobody is trying to prepare your children, on the contrary, they are trying to raise enlightened and tolerant citizens.

Greg T.

The platypus is a mammal that lays eggs and nurses its young. Male seahorses get pregnant. The okapi has the tongue of a giraffe, the body of a horse, and striped legs like a zebra. We accept them and many other atypical creatures as part of our world. But transgender people? They do not exist. If they do, they must be rejected, condemned, exiled and deprived of compassion. In the words of a valued colleague: Humans stumble

J Swift

Tucker Carlson: “If Elon Musk takes over Twitter, free speech will exist again in America!” Said by a man exercising free speech on a national platform. According to him, censorship (fact-checking) by a private company on its platform results in the denial of free speech to all Americans. The sad thing is that those who are hypnotized by his snake charm will buy into it. At this time, he is probably the most dangerous man in the country.

There are already record numbers of migrants crossing our southern borders since Biden took office and progressives hijacked the Democratic Party. Now, there will be an even larger invasion of migrants at the Mexican border starting May 23, when the Title 42 authority expires. Border Patrol expects an increase of around 250%, with the number of daily crossings increasing from around 7,200 per day to around 18,500 migrant crossings per day.

To M

Tucker Carlson ruined my whole weekend by showing a video of Pete Buttigieg discussing Florida’s law against the sexualization of elementary school children. Not only do we have a transportation secretary with a twisted sense of right and wrong, Buttigieg also comments that the governor of Florida is not doing his job. During this time, the price of a plane ticket explodes. I can only hope that Tucker faked the video.

Ruth Whisper

Robert Minninger says Trump pulled out of Iran nuclear deal and imposed crippling sanctions. If so Robert, why are they so close to a nuclear weapon? Biden is considering stepping back into the Iran deal. Just a bunch of malarkey!

Jay Miller

Sound Off Dems can’t seem to find a single Biden achievement to brag about. It is perfectly understandable. But maybe they can explain why it’s so important for teachers in Florida to be able to teach 5-year-olds all about sex. Can any of you help us normal people understand this?


Joe Biden has said Putin is a “war criminal” and should be held accountable. We’re all okay with having this trial. I hope they will bring together all of Putin’s accomplices such as Donald Trump, Paul Manafort, Mike Flynn and little Rudy Guiliani. We know Hunter Biden or Hillary won’t be included because they are good people. Conservatives stumble and are dishonest, right Stern?

left handed

Responding to Pat on April 9, The Mercury op-ed page is powered by the same types of media as the Washington Post or New York Times that police content! The left controls the editorial pages which are partly responsible for the disappearance of the written press! For me, there is nothing better than physically holding a diary, this paper, in your hands! For my part, I really miss the print media!

Biden isn’t the only one to blame for his mismanaged administration. He is just the puppet of the far left Democratic Party. He suffers from extreme dementia and cannot even convey messages properly, forcing the White House to backtrack on his statements almost daily. Joe doesn’t even realize that his party humiliates and embarrasses him every day. A loyal and loving wife would step in and protect her husband. Very sad!

David M., did President Trump withdraw the United States from NATO? No. Did he promise to withdraw the United States from NATO according to your March 28 message? No. Did he publicly threaten to withdraw the United States from NATO according to your April 8 message? No. Hillary and Biden claimed he publicly threatened to leave, but liars say a lot. Trump may have hinted at his departure during negotiations with bad countries like Germany – they paid!


And just like that, the “Follow The Science” crowd doesn’t know what a woman is.

The sly curator

I discovered that getting old is like living in a haunted house. There are a lot of noises and smells that you can’t (or don’t want to) explain!

jim fitch

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