The Mercury’s Sound Off for Sunday December 5th – The Mercury

Now that the Boyertown Area School District has done a great job of budgeting and “collecting higher than expected property taxes,” the school board may be able to authorize a tax cut. No I’m sure they’re going to increase the budget, operate beyond the scope of education, just so they can get some shiny new rewards.

the moderate

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God protects you

It is soft. A month after the November election, they finally finished counting the votes in Chester County. What a success story! What a triumph for core math! We sent a man to the moon but we don’t know how to count. We can go to Walmart, Giant, Walgreens, Dave & Busters, Bars, Taco Bell, etc., but we can’t find the time to go to a polling station two days a year. Ridiculous.

Sam tasik

It’s up to all the women who put their purses in the cart and then turn their backs or walk away. My friend got her wallet taken when she left her purse open in the cart. Especially during this busy shopping season ladies be careful.

The difference between most of the “mainstream media” and the conservative media is most easily seen by looking at the coverage of the White House Christmas decorations. When Trump was in the White House, Melania’s decorations were heavily criticized by the “mainstream media.” Of course, now the “mainstream media” is praising Jill Biden’s decorations while the conservative media is either going silent or praising the decorations as well.

Nancy Lessig

Can anyone tell me why Biden is sending our oil reserves to China and India and better yet, why the MSM or whoever isn’t yelling about it?


Yes, inflation is a problem for everyone except the ultra-rich, who don’t need to count the pennies. Yet if you look past the headlines on inflation, the economy as a whole is good and improving. I wonder who is responsible for this. Republicans? I do not think so.

Dr. Oz, the millionaire television doctor is running for the Pennsylvania Republican Senate seat. He does not live in Pennsylvania, his residence is in New York, his in-laws live in Pennsylvania. It should not be allowed. As a Republican, I find this offensive. As a millionaire, he thinks he can buy anything he wants, including a Senate seat.


It looks like we have a problem with mass looting (of high-end department stores) in the United States. This should hasten the end of the big brick and mortar stores in our country and make Jeff Bezos rich. Mass looting across our country is seen by Democrats as our collective just dessert and a means of achieving fairness. I say mass looting is a sign of America’s decline. Red China won.

Larry of Limerick

I see our deranged, anti-abortion right-wing snowflakes are back in the game. Abortion will still be available to people with money. The daughters of the servant Coney Barrett and the crybaby Kavanaugh will always have the right to abortion. It’s just another effort to hurt women who have no means. The right-wing Supreme Court is a disgrace. Pathetic as usual.


Judge Sotomayor compared a baby in the womb to someone who is brain dead and also said that to regard a baby in the womb as life is a religious point of view. How can we have such cold and heartless people who serve as judges?

Ruth whispers

“It must be exhausting for students across the country to see some adults caring more about teachers bringing history books to school than a gunman bringing a gun” – Chasten Buttigieg


Dot, there is something you can do – stop your rumors that masks don’t work. Don’t tell that to doctors or nurses who work in hospitals and wear masks. They will think you are crazy.

Jay miller

Candidate Joe Biden has said that whoever is responsible for over 200,000 deaths from COVID-19 should not remain President of the United States of America! Given that President Biden now has well over 300,000 deaths from COVID-19, can we expect his resignation anytime soon?

Robert minninger

I was skeptical when I read it, but visits to the CDC’s website, Web MD, Yahoo, Forbes, and others have confirmed that Joe Biden’s Guardians run former President Trump. Joe Biden’s guardians presided over the surpassing of last year’s covid death toll. Even with the vaccines, Joe Biden’s guards have the blood of at least 414,000 people on their hands – isn’t that what Democrats said last year?

Michael stern

Sacred smokes! You have to admit, Biden’s infrastructure bill is a big deal. We haven’t seen such an investment in America since Eisenhower launched the Interstate Highway System in 1956! Can you imagine life before l-95? Route 1 was all we had. Toll highway? No, Route 30. Things have improved so much because we have invested in ourselves. I am grateful that Democrats have pulled themselves together and that there are Republicans who still appreciate two-party politics.

Vox populi

Inflation is on the rise. Why? We will take a look. According to Fox News Business and Freightos Index (October 1, 2021), the cost of shipping a container from China to the United States has increased from $ 5,000 in January 2021 to $ 20,000 in September 2021. Add to that a very high demand, a supply chain and the rising cost of fuel to ship goods across the country. Someone has to pay for all of this, you and I do.

David M.

Greg T writes that he can’t say whether our colleague, Emily L, is “callous, heartless and racist or an impartial liberal with a dark sense of humor.” Another option is that she is a well-meaning person who is more than a little weak. It says something that, in our context here, is so hard to say.


To Jay Miller, maybe you should check with the CDC about smallpox. Here is a link for CDC information on smallpox – The CDC claims that naturally occurring smallpox was eradicated from the earth in 1980. This from the CDC: “Currently, smallpox vaccines are not available to the general public because smallpox has been eradicated and the virus has not been eradicated. no longer exists in nature. So no boosters.


Washington Post columnist Michael Gerson, who sold us a second Iraq war as editor of Bush’s speech 43, would have you believe that there is little evidence of cultural Marxism in schools or elsewhere despite documentation to the contrary. A simple test? Look for and listen to the word equity, that is, equality of results, a fundamental principle of socialist regimes. When you see or hear it, you will know that pure evil is doing its job.

Mr. Furlong

The Supreme Court banning abortion will create an opportunity to level the playing field in America’s socio-economic economy. We can encourage women who prefer not to be pregnant, or cannot afford it, to form relationships with families whose status and responsibilities do not leave them time for gestation and procreation. This would create jobs for poor women and provide a necessary service to responsible families. You could call it the maid’s program. Everybody wins.


500 killed to date in Philadelphia, a record number. When are the Harrisburg Republicans going to do something? They control the state. Governor Wolf would sign a gun control bill if he passed it. Come on Republicans, do something.

Yes, the oldest president of the United States, Joe Biden, is as sharp as a point. Rest easy because Joe has passed his physique brilliantly. Leonid Brezhnev passed his physical examination in 1980 with excellent results despite the fact that the Soviet people saw the prime minister practically sleeping on national television broadcasts. No problem. Joe is knowledgeable and beats the GOP. Our nation is turning into a Soviet Union! All greet our warm and healthy chef.

Bob from Boyertown

As the new variant of Covid looms, it’s clearer than ever that the best overall strategy for Republicans continues to be to resist vaccinations and other public health measures that strangle Americans’ freedoms. It is also the best political strategy because a dramatic increase in hospitalizations and deaths can be blamed on Dopey Joe Biden and guarantee victories in 2022 and 2024. Stay the course. It won’t hurt anyone who matters.

L Carroll

I’m grateful if readers like my jokes, but in the very likely event that some don’t, please know that I’m not the same Bill Wilson who was in the hospital recently. I celebrate his recovery and wish him all the best, but we are two different bills.

Bill Wilson

Dan Fields, Dr Fauci is, in fact, a Cornell University graduate scientist with 35 honorary doctorates and 54 years of experience. I’m just wondering what your credentials are since you claim to know a lot more than Dr Fauci.

I was shocked to read Kathleen Parker’s column in The Mercury on November 29th. Even more shocked to discover that she is a Pulitzer Prize-winning “right-wing” columnist. For such a beloved “right-wing” columnist, she certainly missed the mark on Kyle Rittenhouse. So much so that I hope that she will make her list of people sued for defamation. This woman must retreat to her safe space and stay there.


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Night light

Joe Biden is a pathological liar. Biden just repeated the lie he used to drive a tractor-trailer. There is no evidence that he did. Nothing. He might have driven a tractor-trailer before and he might have driven a school bus before, but nothing quite like driving a tractor-trailer.

Rob andrews

Dollar General has been selling $ 1 products since 1939, but couldn’t maintain their price for a year under President Biden’s economy!

Jim fitch

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