The Mercury’s Sound Off for Friday, January 14 – The Mercury

In the shameful aftermath of January 6th, here are some interesting quotes and a factoid: “Our election has been hijacked” and “You can run the best campaign… and you can have the election stolen.” The electoral college election was met with objections raised against the votes of 9 states. These quotes from Democratic leaders related to the 2016 election, and Democrats officially objected to more states in 2016 than the GOP did in 2020.

Grant W

Remember – it’s racist to ask for ID to vote, not racist to ask for ID with proof of vaccinations. Just wear a mail-in ballot on your face, because that’s what this is really about!

Does anyone else know about the scam/bet that Social Security is running? It’s about passing the age of 82.5 and when you start collecting. At 67 you’re making $1,000 a month, at 70 that’s $36,000. The 70-year-old begins raising $1,240 a month, a $240 difference. 36,000 divided by 240 = 150 divided by 12 = 12.5 years to make up the difference. If you wait until 70 to collect SS, you’re betting on living to 82.5.

David M

The elite say there are too many people on earth. The elite come out with a vaccine. Why would they save people if they think there are too many of us? Areas that are heavily vaccinated will become highly infected. mmm

Homicides in US cities hit record highs in 2021. Americans are paying the price with skyrocketing crime rates. Fixing the Biden crime crisis is easy. Stop targeting law-abiding gun owners and instead target criminals, prosecute them, throw them in jail and provide law enforcement with resources to get the job done.


In India, the government ended the world’s worst Covid outbreak by handing out free packets of ivermectin plus vitamins. Covid disappeared within days. Death dropped to almost zero. That’s what America should be doing now, except it doesn’t fit the agenda and you know the agenda all too well, Jay Miller. The effectiveness of ivermectin is well known and prescribed in all countries worldwide, but not here!

To be honest

Nobody said that only the unvaccinated die from Covid. No one lies to you except people who claim that everyone else is lying to you except them. Learn to think for yourself.

Truth or Consequences? Remember the show from years ago. How come they find over 700 people to sue for the January 6th fallout and can’t find any of the looters to pay for the burns and looting of businesses in Democrat-controlled cities? I guess certain bugs don’t relate to specific activities or specific people.

Quite ironic that 4 former Republican state officials are complaining about a new district map that seems far more logically drawn than the wholly partisan map drawn by Republicans a decade ago. Could it be that they don’t need to compete on the basis of actual political issues that matter to voters, but simply want to continue guaranteeing their party’s dominance? Exactly what they accuse the Democrats of. Both parties do exactly the same thing.

David C

Holier-than-though partisan pundits like Will Wood get warm, fluffy feelings as they rant arrogantly about the Capitol protest and perpetuate the left’s “big lie” that Trump said he fueled political unrest. The facts clearly prove that the demonstration was a direct result of the illegal and highly unconstitutional manipulation of electoral integrity by Democrats in 2020. Lesson learned: Americans will not stand by in the face of indiscriminate and capricious attacks on their state and federal constitutions.

miss miss

The man, identified as Ray Epps, appears in videos from the mostly peaceful January 6 protests. He is shown holding a megaphone, urging people to breach the Capitol. His photo has appeared in numerous FBI most wanted positions – in the Capitol, climbing ladders, etc. His name is known, but the most wanted positions are gone and he is uncharged and a free man. However, Merrick Garland and the FBI declined to comment.

Michael Star

Dr. Fauci did not propose banning unvaccinated people from air travel. He was asked to comment on this and suggested it might need consideration. Stop trying to make him a scapegoat for someone’s political agenda.

We should acknowledge David M’s moment of clarity when he admitted his deliberately misleading lie on Sound Off claiming that Kyle Rittenhouse walked the streets of Kenosha with a “machine gun” (typical anti-2nd Amendment rhetoric ). As Barney said, the gun Kyle legally owned was an AR15, a single-shot rifle used by millions of legal American gun owners for hunting, target shooting, and self-defense.


COVID testing and therapeutics aren’t the only things moving at Biden speed (i.e. slower than imaginable). We are now hearing that President Biden will deliver his State of the Union address in March. This is the latest in modern history. But with hundreds of Americans still stranded in Afghanistan, record-breaking COVID cases, southern border chaos and rising inflation, who wouldn’t want to hesitate?

Robert Minninger

I can understand why so many people on the right are being brainwashed because the election was stolen. Just like Jim Jones convinced his followers that drinking Kool-Aid was the right thing to do and we all know how that turned out.

Jay Miller

I’ve just read the fourth of the four/and you can say I want more/ Wishing all the contributors of Sound Off; over time/ Would send in their comments in prose or in rhyme/ Their words would be read with a face that would grin/ Instead of a stinky face as their “facts” are a sin! Thank you Prof!

Loud and proud

As expected, the mainstream media is ga-ga on the anniversary of the Capitol riots. But why do they insist on calling it “the deadly attack on the US Capitol” when the only person who died during this protest was an unarmed white woman who was shot dead by a cowardly black Capitol police officer who Has the past been reprimanded several times for professional incapacity and dangerous breach of duty? Melodramatic people.


Dr. Fauci did not propose banning unvaccinated people from air travel. He was asked to comment on this and suggested it might need consideration. Stop trying to make him a scapegoat for someone’s political agenda.

New York City has decided to give 800,000 non-citizens the right to vote. Joe Biden has decided to open the border and let 2 million illegal immigrants into our country without checking for Covid, flying them across the US and dropping them off in different states. How do they do this without worrying about the approval or disapproval of our citizens? We don’t really care what it seems.

H. John

If kids of all ages stopped playing video games and studying history, maybe the world would have a chance to survive,

Night light

Without mute, freedom of the press, and freedom of speech, Pottstown Mercury readers wouldn’t know who the idiots are. That’s tripp’n!


I see Pennsylvania was well represented in the January 6, 2021 Trump uprising. 62 false patriots stormed the Capitol to overthrow the government. Now that they’ve been caught, they cry and move on because they’ve been carried away by Trump’s lies. We hope they get the maximum sentence and that traitor Trump gets his prison sentence. Republicans are crazy, right Barney.

left handed

Barney, grouping Trump with “great historical leaders” is like inserting fruitcake between “great American desserts” like Junky Monkey ice cream, triple chocolate fudge brownies and Mama’s caramel apple pie. Nice try.

American citizens have always had access to firearms. Undoubtedly, throughout the history of this great country, these weapons have been used by criminal elements to threaten, rob, terrorize, maim and murder. But never to the extent that we see in democratically run cities today. Why do we, as a supposedly intelligent society, continue to blame guns and not criminals for today’s runaway violence in Democrat-ruled cities?


In politics, stupid equals stupid.


NPR ran an article about a low-cost, legacy-technology COVID vaccine that was rejected by the US government. The government wanted a new technological vaccine. They chose a vaccine that was patented by Dr. Fauci used. He makes money on every shot from Pfizer and Moderna. Now they’re talking about a fourth shot next fall. I guess Fauci needs more money!


Since President Biden’s election, the Post-Apocalyptic Fiction section has been moved to Current Events!

Jim Fitch

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