Now Biden gatekeepers are bragging that the US helped Ukraine sink a Russian warship and are also providing information to Ukraine that helped kill Russian generals. Pretty dumb in many ways. But the worst thing is that it exacerbates tensions between Russia and the United States. Do Biden’s gatekeepers want direct war with Russia? Do they want to send American troops to fight Russian soldiers? It sure looks like it.

Michael Stern

On Tuesday, Tom made a funny Sound Off comment. He suggested that Wolf reduce the PA gas tax to help us poor suckers who work every day because we got the “infrastructure” money, that will never happen. Billions of gas tax dollars will fund this “wonderful” Amtrak bus service that Mercury’s editorial board calls a good idea. My friends, public transit is where the gas tax money goes.

Billy G.

Lefty, Patriot54, Jay Miller and David M – The Mercury’s own poster family for leftist madness – turned the Sound Off section into a Comics section. How great that we now have Sunday Funnies every day of the week! Dems be tripp’n!


Oh man! Janie B. seems totally obsessed with Joe Biden’s money. OK, he owns a nice house and has other material things. So what! Typical right-wing thinking, you have no money so the left has to take it. Whatever he gives to his church is definitely more than you and Trump have given. Keep abortion legal, am I right Missy Miss?

left handed

Greg “heard” that the networks only gave the Biden laptop story 25 minutes. Have you heard this from the far right media who don’t have much else to say? Perhaps those 25 minutes were about the fact that there is nothing concretely demonstrable in the story, other than a few snippets of possible half-truths. Oh I forgot. Only FOX and his children tell the truth. The rest of the world is lying to us.

“If Elon Musk buys Twitter, I delete it!” is the new “If Trump wins, I’m moving to Canada!”


Communism – The state owns everything. Population is a tool. Socialism – The state owns the means of production. Population is a tool. Fascism – Who cares, as long as we’re in control. The people are fooled.

Typical Radical Republicans, instead of addressing draft Roe v. Wade decision and impact on Americans (70% support Roe), talking points are about a leak, not the court going against it precedent and the desires of the majority of Americans. Republicans are never afraid to run away from the real problem. BTW the leak probably came from Alito so frat boy Kavanaugh won’t change his mind.


Ultra-MAGA seems to be Biden’s new phrase! This and Putin’s price hike for inflated gasoline prices. Is there someone who sits there all day and invents them? Try to put the blame where it should be on Biden’s socialist agenda and policies!


I want to thank the posters of Sound Off. You save me so much time. If I want to know what the right-wing news sources are saying, all I have to do is read your comments. Often the messages are identical word for word. I no longer look at Fox or the others; no need to keep an eye out for their heavily edited opinion-based news, just a quick morning read on page 2.


Everyone should see the movie “2000 Mules”. I wonder why it hasn’t been mentioned more. If you missed the live stream, you can order the DVD online at I won’t find it on Amazon or Netflix.


How can Patriot54, Lefty, Jay and all those Democrats continue to support Biden when all you have to do is open your eyes and see how bad things got under Biden. If things don’t change soon, we’ll be beyond change. Let’s hope that the next elections will change things, for the good of our country. I’m sure the high prices are here to stay.

David M’s intellectual shortcomings are visible in his one-dimensional reasoning. Joe Biden knew full well that the Afghan army lacked the capacity to stop the Taliban from seizing the $80 billion worth of military equipment he had left behind. Biden has been a DC disaster and a political liability for America for half a century. But sadly, I guess he’s the best of the Dems.


I share the pain of my friend Sound Off who believes we should end war before tackling climate change. War is a great evil, but global warming is likely to cause droughts and famines and the next great wars could be fought over access to water and arable land. There is no peace without justice, and justice requires ensuring a healthy land for all.


Florynce Kennedy said it best years ago: “If men could get pregnant, abortion would be a sacrament.


Why are we bringing a train back from Reading to Philadelphia? It has already been tried and given up. It cost more money than it would bring in. Once a monorail was considered and abandoned due to high cost and lack of passengers. If it was built, everyone connected would have to be hired by Pennsylvanians. Trains, tools and any equipment needed for the project would have to be made in the United States, if that were to become a reality. Nothing from China!

The Pennsylvania Legislature Black Caucus announced in March that it was offering 10 college scholarships to PA residents. The main, and almost sole, criterion for the scholarship was that the applicant had to be a person of color. No mention of need or academic success. Imagine the (very justified) outrage if a different group of PA lawmakers offered scholarships only to Caucasians. To end racism, we must stop discriminating against anyone because of their race.

Robert Minner

May 9th…more left-wing rhetoric from Jay Miller who is all for Mercury’s freedom of the press on anything Trump-related except fake news with no proof when it comes to anything Biden-related. Drop Jay. Your space in Sound Off could be used by someone who has something important to say.

jim dandy

Oh please, Jane Batdorf. It wasn’t the negativity about Biden’s charity, my dear. It was pure hypocrisy in everyone’s eyes. Hypocrisy is easy, hero-worship is easy, being informed and holding public figures to the same standard…that’s something Trump supporters don’t seem to be able to do, probably because with his record , especially on charity, they cannot. So smart to get the rest of that hypocrisy in there!


Anyone who saw “60 Minutes” on May 8 should have known that Trump was, and still is, very dangerous and often out of control. There were many witnesses to Trump’s collapse under the pressure. Fortunately, there were enough people in the right places to prevent Trump’s bad decisions from happening.

Joe Biden was once again lying or confused when he gave a speech in Ohio. He said: “Freedom House will tell you… In the last 10 years there have been 15 fewer democracies in the world. Less of. No more, less! LOL. The Freedom House actually claimed that 60 countries had suffered democratic decline in the past 15 years. Biden is a disaster.

Dan Fields

Without realizing it, the Supreme Court justices have been making waves in the upcoming election. When it was leaked what they were planning to do with Roe v Wade, that changed things. Democratic voters will come out in droves. How can nine people decide what the entire population of the United States must respect? Besides, not all nine agree on this.

If Roe vs Wade is overturned, then we should work on removing that little blue pill and other male enhancements. Also, eliminate ads promoting how to “get in shape” with products. The doctors should be penalized for giving the man an extra boost for his pleasure. If he and his partner have a problem, solve it! If women can’t have a say in their own body, neither can men.

Mary L.

There would be no food shortage if we ate vegetables instead of choosing them.

The sly curator

I read a comment in Sound Off saying I should stop trying to be funny and comment on the “ills” of Pottstown. Comments in Sound Off are limited to 75 words or less and Pottstown issues would take chapters to discuss and Pottstown issues are no laughing matter!

jim fitch

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