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The Mercury’s Sound Off Sunday August 14 – The Mercury

Democrats are very fond of saying “no one is above the law”. This is certainly one of the principles that made the difference between the United States and the banana republics. So with that in mind, it would be nice to see Biden’s tax returns leaked (and no, he hasn’t released all of his tax returns), or Barack Obama has his house raided for the 30 million documents that he took when he left the presidency.

Michael Stern

Many of us have read about police state tactics such as the East German Stasi, but we never imagined the Stasi would come to the United States. But that’s where we are today after Democrats orchestrated an FBI raid on Trump’s Mar-A-Lago home. The FBI Stasi even searched Melania Trump’s closets and clothes. One of the essential items they were looking for, according to the Wall Street Journal, was a cocktail napkin.

Shirley Huck

The true purpose of the FBI raid on Mar-A-Lago has been disclosed. Since Vogue never featured Melania Trump on the cover, the FBI needed to know her dress size and underwear size for national security reasons.

Billy G.

Picking up where Barack Obama left off, Joe Biden is a budding dictator and the FBI is his own personal Gestapo. The White House press secretary doesn’t even deny it. Just wait until he gets his 90,000 new IRS boots to terrorize conservatives and his political enemies. Democrats are bad and hate you.


You cannot afford to feed your family. You can’t afford gas to get to work. Your savings are gone. You are 100 times more likely to be a victim of crime and violence than just 2 years ago. Biden just added $80 billion to the IRS to bolster enforcement and operations. Enjoy your verification in Central America. Democrats hate you!


A Williamsport man has died as a direct result of an overzealous pursuit for walking through an open Capitol door. This man didn’t deserve six months in prison for trespassing. A 67-year-old grandmother with cancer also didn’t deserve 6 months for trespassing. No charges have been brought against Hunter Biden for smoking crack cocaine, lying on a gun purchase form (a federal crime), or having affairs with prostitutes. Most call it unequal justice.

Richard Paladin

The subject is irrelevant; climate change, gun control, abortion, best political party, good way to peel an orange or cut your nails, a true realist would say, “I’m an imperfect human. As much as I hate to admit it, I could be wrong. A “realistic” poser would say, “Disregard someone else’s opinion!” I’m the only one with valid facts.

Congratulations to Joe Biden for signing the PACT Act which extends benefits for our veterans exposed to toxic substances. This law covers veterans of the Vietnam War through Iraq and Afghanistan. It is such a shame that our Conservative blunders had to be embarrassed before they finally opted in to the bill. Republicans are and always have been against veterans aid. All talk and don’t do conservatives are the norm, right Butchie?

left handed

The mayors of NYC and DC are the national laughingstock! They are furious that Texas is sending buses full of Biden illegals to their liberal “sanctuary cities.” Their blue state mega-hypocrisy is staggering.


The FBI ordered Trump’s attorneys to leave the scene during the unprecedented search of his home. The FBI also attempted to turn off the security cameras. Why? Why did the FBI want its activities to be so secret? We already know that the anti-Trump element of the FBI will lie, leak, entrap and fabricate information. They don’t need secrets.

Robert Minner

If you don’t like my opinion of you, you can always improve.

Bill Wilson

David M proves once again that he has truly lost his tenuous grip on reality. Davey Boy needs to come out of his parents’ basement and learn that God is absolutely on the side of the law-abiding patriots who proudly wear MAGA hats and t-shirts that say God, Guns and Trump (and everything they stand for ). Christian Democrat is an oxymoron.

Mrs. Crabtree

Democrats are throwing super-expensive gasoline on Biden’s inflation hell.

Name some of America’s greatest comedians: Mark Twain. Peter Finley Dunne. George Ade. Dorothee Parker. James Thuber. AJ Perelman. Keillor Garrison. Ogden Nash. George Carlin. The list could go on and on, but none of them can compete with our very own Jim Fitch. Every day brings us a comedic gem, and it deserves all the privileges Mercury gives it. God bless you, sir.


Rhea, I guarantee all of you moms and dads that if Doug Mastriano is elected governor, there won’t be an election just because he says he’ll elect whoever he wants. words out of his mouth.

Jay Miller

Many on the far right claim (incorrectly) that it is a “Christian” nation, but do not respect the most basic Christian principles: “Love your neighbour”. Their core philosophy seems to be the law of the jungle, the strong eat the weak. I see little compassion, empathy or charity towards the less fortunate or towards those who disagree with them. Are we who we are or who we want to be?

Liberal media complains that Kamala Harris has not been promoted enough by Joe Biden to ensure she is the Democratic Party’s candidate for President if segregationist Joe does not run for office. They claim Willie Brown’s girlfriend hasn’t been given any assignments to showcase her leadership skills. Hopefully the Cackle Queen does a better job with her new American Suffrage mission than she did with securing our southern border. Dems be tripp’n!


Trump supporters hold a pity party for him after the raid. The FBI doesn’t do anything on a whim. There is much more to this story. Eric Trump said the place was ransacked. It didn’t happen, but it needed some drama. One of the shady foreign “guests” could potentially have access to top secret documents. The FBI knew it and acted. It is illegal to remove these documents from the White House.

President Trump has been discussing documents such as cocktail napkins, presidential calendars, talking point lists and presidential letters with the DOJ and the National Archivist for 18 months. It’s good to know that the FBI has an additional 40 agents equipped with M4 assault rifles to search for critical items like these. They might have a minute or two to work on the record killings in Philadelphia and Chicago next week.


Where is Bill Barr right now? I’d love to hear from that pot of lard. He could give us some very insightful comments about the FBI searching Melania Trump’s clothes at Mar-A-Lago on Monday. Or Liz Cheney could tell us how it will “save our democracy” knowing that agents searched Melania’s closet. I sure hope, as noted, there is some security camera footage from the search – that should make for some interesting campaign ads.


The Earth is warming, and this week we learned that the Arctic region is warming 4 times faster than the rest of the Earth. This will accelerate climate change which will affect the quality of human life. But remember, you don’t have to believe that if it causes you distress. You can leave it to your grandchildren.


When John Fetterman, aka Uncle Fester (Hat Tip to Joe Bunda), chases the black joggers, curious minds want to know if his shotgun is loaded with buckshot. Because it makes a big difference if his shotgun has shot, buckshot, or maybe a rifled slug. Maybe the FBI could get a search warrant for his home and figure out what kind of ammo he keeps for his shotguns.


Attention all taxpayers! Go over your tax returns several times to make sure you don’t forget a penny. If you do, the IRS will send their agents with assault rifles and take you to jail. Do what they tell you and don’t say anything or they may think you are fighting them and shoot you. Biden gave them that rite. Welcome to your Third World America under Biden.

SL, blame the airlines for booking flights they know they can’t take off. The supply chain broke under your boy Trump. And how much dinero are you going to give to cities for better subways? Barney, yell at me till my ears bleed, I’m careful just for you. (“She” from Green Day). Shirley, Trump built 52 miles of new wall, defeated with a Sawzall and refurbished over 400 miles of fence.

David M.

Aren’t you glad Mitch McConnell stopped that weasel Merrick Garland from reaching the Supreme Court? He and his so-called “Justice Department” have shown their true colors over the past five years by instituting a two-tier court system – one for Democrats and one for Republicans. Hopefully this reign of terror will crumble in early 2023 after the Republicans regain control of Congress, and he can get some medicine of his own.

freedom fighter

Good to see Joe Biden go on vacation. He needs it. He is so overworked from hard work that he couldn’t put on his jacket on his own or keep his sunglasses on. And he shook hands with the invisible man again. But perhaps the most pathetic was when he claimed inflation was zero in July rather than 8.5%. See it all on YouTube.

Few turn lemons into lemonade like the political left. Obama’s support for subprime mortgages that have collapsed the economy landed him in the White House. Likewise, Democratic politicians who over time have proven the destruction of communities like Pottstown and Norristown and the nuclear families residing there have been rewarded with millions in state and county grants. The manufacturing of crises by the left and the subsequent remediation is a marvel to behold.

Mr Furlong

If Donald Trump took anything, he should have hidden it in Hunter Biden’s laptop, or under Hunter’s hookers and beatings pile, or put it next to Joe Biden’s mental health report. Nobody looks at it.

The sly curator

I believe it could be proven that a politician is more likely to be used in the commission of a crime than an assault rifle, and more people will be affected!

jim fitch

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