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The Mercury’s Sound Off Tuesday, June 14 – The Mercury

I had a good laugh when I heard Joe Biden say that our economy is growing faster than any economy in the world. From CBS News: The US economy shrank 1.4% in the first quarter of 2022. Does anyone still believe Joe Biden’s malarkey?

Tom Pollock

Latest news — Consumer prices rose by a record 8.6% in May. Well, I guess that’s not news to anyone who’s bought groceries or gas or just about anything in the last 6 months. In fact, 8.6% is not even close to reality. I just bought a can of Walmart brand decaf coffee which has jumped $3 a can since the last time I bought it.

Rob Andrews

I long for the good old days and I want to go back in time. Just go back 24 months, to $2.50 of regular gas and mean tweets. Have you ever thought that the good old days were just 24 months ago?

There is a looming lifeguard shortage of epic proportions, but Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are trying to address it. They send recruiters down the Rio Grande River, and any illegal immigrants who successfully swim across the Rio Grande are accepted into lifeguard certification programs.


Since Biden was sworn in, gas, food, water, electricity, medical and pharmaceutical care, and oil have become so expensive that many people go without vital services. Our tax money pays for the illegals instead of helping legitimate citizens. Biden continues to make deals with communist countries like China. Remember where the virus that killed millions came from. What, no America first?

Biden wouldn’t believe the house was on fire if the house was burning around him. Talk about suffering from dementia, he is a prime example. I can’t believe his wife allows him to be embarrassed and humiliated every day. She must love being the First Lady more than she loves and cares about him. Ashamed!


Outrageously, the Democrats and Liz Cheney think they’re going to convince Americans that Donald Trump is a bad guy and Joe Biden is a good guy. Our wallets tell us otherwise. For over 5 years now, Democrats have been saying our country is going to collapse because of Trump, and Biden is going to save us, but the opposite is happening. Most people think Biden is the one who should be in jail.

Ruth Whisper

Philadelphia is a Democrat-controlled city. They said they would not fund charter schools, even though 3 of the best schools in the city are predominantly black and are charter schools. These parents want the best education for their children, which they cannot get in the public school system. That’s a shame. Democrats want to keep people uneducated so they can control them and keep them in power.

The family behind Martin’s potato bread lined up behind Doug Mastriano, who rose to prominence as a Trump-supporting Holocaust denier. Mastriano is the Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania. Potato roll mogul Jim Martin gave Mastriano’s gubernatorial campaign well over $100,000. This worries Philadelphia restaurateurs who serve Martin’s products. An insurgent funded by potato rolls.


Looks like there’s a lot of shenanigans going on with this January 6 hearing. According to the article I read, Pelosi handpicked all of the panel members. It turns out that only 9 instead of 13 were needed, nine Democrats and two Republicans, including the two who hate Trump. Have you ever heard the name Liz Cheney? The Democrats are the sneakiest group of politicians I have ever seen. Another scam.

I just called to have my diesel tank filled up at my store. The price is $6.48 per gallon. I told them no thank you. Right now, that’s 48 cents more per gallon than Wawa sells. Please don’t get mad at me when I clog Wawa with my tow trucks. My price per kilometer has just increased. Sorry.


I am saddened by this President’s failure to recognize D-Day in his first two years in office! Then he goes on a late night comedy show after more than 4 months without a press conference and says he wants to jail his opponents. How does a sensible person support this person?


To all of you who thought the Jan. 6 committee was a waste of time, at Thursday night’s hearing, the unlikely patriots were people inside the Trump administration. Attorney General Barr made it very clear to Trump that he lost the election! Ivanka’s testimony called Trump a liar and made him look like a fool!

Jay Miller

Biden and the Democrats screwed it up. My mother applied for social security online at the beginning of April. Online it said 2-4 weeks to process it. So after 5 weeks, we called. They said it takes 60 days. Of course, exactly 60 days, it says online that the application has been approved. Today we received a letter saying that if she wants benefits, she must apply for them. Unbelievable.


Freedom Fighter and the Keystone pipeline. Once again, for the ignorant and the willfully ignorant, you. The Keystone pipeline has been in service since 2009. The Keystone XL pipeline would have bypassed several hundred kilometers of the Keystone. All of the Canadian oil pumped through these pipelines goes to the Gulf Coast for export to Europe. The only thing America would get would be to clean up the oil spilled from these pipelines.

David M.

For those of you who want American boots in the field in Ukraine, have you ever served? Do you have children or grandchildren of serving age? I lived through WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, etc. The heroes were 17 and older. The atrocities suffered by young people are incredible, tortured, imprisoned for years, always paying the price, if they are alive. Be very careful what you wish for!

Golden age

Harrisburg Republicans passed the Voter Intimidation Act. Now they can bring in paid goons from out of town to attack you in the face and harass you when you vote, and it’s legal. I will say that if someone puts me in the nose while I am voting, there will be repercussions.

Congressional Democrats and the “mainstream media” are shedding their last vestiges of credibility with the Russian-style show trial attacking President Trump. Since 2016 they’ve been lying about Trump, first with the Russia hoax which they kept saying they had evidence for and we haven’t seen any of it, then the phone call from Ukraine, and now a January 6 conspiracy hoax. Lies and more lies.

Shirley Huck

95% of all street shootings are drug and/or gang related. When citizens are no longer afraid to inform the police, this will change.

night light

David M. makes things up as he goes. Guns have not been banned in the UK or Australia. They just have stricter licensing than the US. Our HIPAA laws do not permit extensive background checks on an applicant’s mental health records. And doctors aren’t allowed to flag patients they deem to be a potential danger with a handgun. HIPAA is at the heart of what is wrong with current licensing laws.


His Fraudulency ole Joe appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s Fruit at Hand show predicting a “mini-revolution” if Roe v. Wade is overruled by the Supreme Court. Biden does not predict it… He asks for it!

A-Z brand

Should Democratic candidates for public office be held personally responsible for the carnage inflicted by their “green” agenda? With campaign war chests filled with cash, resources are clearly available to provide immediate assistance to those in need. It’s hard to imagine that the likes of Friel, Muth, Houlahan and Dean would prioritize lawn signs and advertisements over the well-being of the most vulnerable among us.

Mr. Furlong

What a colossal load of shit! Looks like Hollywood produced that audience show last night! What joke! I bet the crazy liberals loved it. Especially the Sound Off Wacko Squad!

Why is no one calling for an investigation into where the funds came from that allowed the Democrats to produce and air their epic prime-time TV propaganda mini-series about their adulterated investigation into the Jan. 6 protest on Capitol Hill? ? Was it Soros’ money or taxpayers’ money? Smart citizens who see through the deception want to know.


This may be lost on younger generations, but out of respect for coffee, I ask everyone to stop referring to a cup of coffee as “a cup of Joe”. Thanks.

Billy G.

It seems that the only time we hold the “shooter” responsible is when it is a police officer. Otherwise, it’s the arms manufacturer, the munitions company or the “NRA”, not the criminal. The thing is, the blame always lies with the person who pulls the trigger, nothing else!

jim fitch

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