The Mercury’s Sound Off for Sunday, April 11 | Opinion

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Dr. Fauci is never speechless, however when requested why Covid circumstances have declined to the bottom stage in Texas after the governor opened all the things up, he had no reply. We already know the reply, masks do not work, and Fauci advised us that final yr. CDC simply stated there’s solely a 1 in 10,000 likelihood of getting Covid from touching a contaminated floor — frequent sense as a result of nobody will get Covid touching stuff at Walmart.

—Sam Tasik

I’m afraid it’ll take somebody getting killed on Longford Highway for the police to take the velocity of vehicles severely. The velocity restrict is 35 however vehicles are generally getting into extra of fifty mph. Maybe a cease signal on the intersection of Inexperienced Road will assist to unravel that drawback! Higher Windfall Police, please handle this case!

What we actually want is only one extra gun legislation on high of those on the books, and that may repair all the things. Only one extra legislation to cease law-abiding residents from proudly owning weapons. You realize identical to DUI legal guidelines cease individuals from consuming and driving. Oh and please lower funding for the police that’s working so effectively in our cities — homicide up 30% to 50% in Philly, LA, New York, and so on.

—Karen Rivera

It’s so despicable that the Democrats, their biased media cohorts, and even the Biden/Harris administration so casually use phrases corresponding to Jim Crow, Nazi, and racist towards their political enemies. It’s actually offensive to the civil rights motion, tens of millions of Jews, and precise victims of racism. However Democrats invented gutter politics so nobody ought to be shocked at how low they’ll go.


I might identical to to remind all to vote within the upcoming major election. Your vote is likely to be counted.

—Dave Schrader

April 6 was the 3-month anniversary of the Capitol protest/riot. In spite of everything kinds of posturing and guarantees of investigations, we now have solely a bit extra info than we did instantly following the incident. Those that simply walked into the Capitol after which exited have been held indefinitely whereas in different cities, individuals who dedicated violent crimes are out of jail strolling the streets. Ashli Babbitt’s shooter and the explanation for it stay unknown.

—Michael Stern

Tuesday’s Mercury had a narrative about Covid circumstances surging. What a shock! Joe Biden sends tens of hundreds of Covid-positive unlawful immigrants throughout the USA and Covid spikes up. Thanks once more Biden voters. Dr. Fauci has no remark about this, however he feedback about all the things else.

Dan Fields

Baseball, soccer and basketball have been described by Hemingway as kids’s video games performed by adults. By shifting the All-Star Recreation, Main League Baseball exhibits that it’s run by kids, not adults. They opened a can of worms simply when the nation wanted to get again to regular. When a baby threatens to tear up the home, what would an grownup mum or dad do? MLB gave in to the youngsters.

—Chuck Draksler,


The filibuster goes again to 1841. The 1917 date talked about is the date of creation of formal guidelines for cloture, caused by frustration with there being no method to cease one. We’re again to pre-1917 with the Mike Mansfield (Dem. Senate Majority Chief) invention of the silent filibuster, by which Senators solely need to say they’re filibustering, not really arise and converse. Democrats held up payments this fashion 327 instances in 2020.


Appears just like the Dems have sturdy sheeple of their grasp like DP. Democrats and their mainstream media cronies preserve repeating confirmed false narratives corresponding to Trump’s tax cuts solely benefitted the wealthy, and intellectually lazy leftists is not going to solely imagine it however embarrass themselves by repeating it.

—Missy Miss

I discover it laborious to imagine Biden supporters cannot see how issues have modified since he’s in workplace. For one factor, he’s not making a lot of the choices. It’s so apparent that Pelosi, Schumer and Harris are in cost and all of the go-along Democrats need to destroy something good that Trump has accomplished in 4 years. Hopefully, the off-year elections will treatment a few of these ridiculous choices the Democrats are making.

What Covid passports will do is assist facilitate the opening of our financial system by instilling confidence that companies are severe in serving to scale back the unfold; it’ll assist guarantee individuals they are going to be secure attending eating places, theaters, or locations the place they store. Passports may serve to be the catalyst to persuade vaccine-reluctant people to lastly obtain the vaccine. It can assist companies know that they’re setting a wholesome tone for the neighborhood.

—Jay Miller

Ruth Mutter fails to acknowledge Rasmussen is improper very often (2018 midterm off by 9%), their polling practices of calling landlines favor the older Republican inhabitants. She takes one outlier as a result of it supplied numbers she likes, assumes it represents all, not wanting on the quite a few information disproving her level. Typical radical Republican, cherry-picking information. Settle for the info, GOP concepts are the minority, no quantity of cherry-picking can change that.


I need to commend The Drugs Store of Boyertown for the wonderful work and organizing they did on the vaccination occasion at Boyertown Excessive Faculty. Due to all concerned. The one unhappy factor to see was seeing the fact of the world we now stay in and seeing faculty police on web site. I thank the college police for his or her service and all they do, however it’s so unhappy that we now want them.


Main League Baseball: Removes the All-Star Recreation from Georgia over a legislation requiring ID to vote. Additionally Main League Baseball: Requires ID to choose up tickets to the All-Star Recreation.

“Truthful Funding” within the Camden, NJ Faculty District ($20,000+/pupil/yr.) produced 3 college-ready college students from 2 excessive colleges. Liberals, whose Conflict On Poverty agenda diminished 2-parent black households from 75% to 25%, would have you ever imagine that they’ve the pursuits of black college students at coronary heart at the moment. They don’t. Why? Their energy is drawn from the growth of illiteracy and dependence as now witnessed on our southern border. Truthful funding advocates/faculty selection opponents? A most cancers in our midst.

—M. Furlong

A long time in the past I used to be given a magnet that learn “You may’t repair silly.” My youngest grandson gave me a T-shirt that reads “If POP POP cannot repair it, no person can.”

—Night time Mild

Query for left-wing liberals … precisely how a lot is a “fair proportion” of what I’ve earned that you really want the Democrats to have the ability to confiscate and provides to their social gathering’s pet tasks? I’m making an attempt to revise my household finances for 2021 and the road merchandise quantity for “Democrat Cash Seize” has been a problem to nail down.


Patriot54 thanked lockdown Val Arkoosh for the “steerage” supplied over the past yr — LOL. Steering consisted of lock it down, shut it up, keep at dwelling and be scared. That wasn’t science or management. Nor was it appropriate. It was panic. Counties pushed again towards the worry mongers have had higher total outcomes and now as Montgomery sees a surge, they don’t seem to be. Florida is extensive open and never seeing a surge — that’s management.

—Fearless Patriot

An enormous thank-you to Joe Biden for his good uniting of our nation. His laborious work is paying off. Firms are boycotting Georgia, followers of Louis Farrakhan are killing police, riots proceed in Portland on a nightly foundation, Coronavirus optimistic unlawful immigrants are being unfold throughout our nation, Fuel & Diesel costs going up, hundreds of unlawful immigrants sleeping on high of each other in detention facilities, shootings in all places, and so on. Nice job Joe.

—Jane B.

As if all you righty-tighties may run the nation higher. I wager we may discover quite a lot of fault with you and tear you aside I need to see you stroll within the president’s footwear and juggle all the issues on this planet. And do not child your self. You may not deal with it.

So the MLB thinks Georgia’s legal guidelines are someway stopping individuals to vote! The commissioner strikes it to Denver … with the identical legal guidelines as Georgia however with 2 or 3 much less accommodating early voting days. Georgia has 51% Black-owned companies to Denver’s 8.4% Black-owned ones. So in at the moment’s world, I might name MLB racists!


The history-challenged one that questioned my assertion on the filibuster had just one reality appropriate. The Senate did first convene in 1789. Nevertheless, the power to dam a invoice within the Senate by means of prolonged debate, which is called a filibuster, was launched in 1806, not 1917. This implies the filibuster has existed for 215 years. Cloture, which is the power to finish a filibuster, was launched in 1917. They’re fairly totally different.

—Robert Minninger

Sue W. you say Biden lied extra in his first two months then Donald Trump did it his 4 years. LMAO.

I applaud Mercury Editor Tony Phyrillas as he prints all feedback that meet the rules of Sound Off. I take pleasure in studying repetitive feedback from the leftists that don’t have any foundation actually. It exposes how weak their arguments are.

I keep in mind my Mother as soon as saying to my Pop, “That animal simply eats, sleeps, and by no means takes a bathe!” My canine and I simply checked out one another, making an attempt to determine which certainly one of us she was referring to!

—Jim Fitch

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