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All these signs pop­ping up for free flu shots. Stop and read the fine print at the bot­tom of the sign. It says cov­ered by most in­sur­ance com­pa­nies so they’re not re­ally free. They might be free to you but they’re go­ing to bill the in­sur­ance com­pany and they’ll pay it. Call and ask them if you have no in­sur­ance if you can get one for free. I’ll bet you’ll get told no.

By re­fus­ing to back the re­moval of stat­ues of con­tro­ver­sial fig­ures on the left from Bill Clin­ton to Vladimir Lenin, the left­ists have proven that their de­sire to rip down stat­ues is about at­tack­ing their po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents not about ac­knowl­edg­ing the crimes or racist at­ti­tudes. The Good Doc­tor

Hawai­ian Punch Party, can you state how much money you do­nated in the last sev­eral years to any­one at any time, not in­clud­ing Hil­lary?

I see Fox News is ask­ing who’s go­ing to buy Hil­lary’s book. Well some­body’s buy­ing it be­cause it’s num­ber one on Ama­zon’s top book list. Just thought I’d give you that lit­tle in­for­ma­tion there.

Civil rights icon Bar­bara Jor­dan chaired a con­gres­sional com­mit­tee in the 90s which sup­ported im­mi­gra­tion leg­is­la­tion mir­rored in the RAISE Act pro­posed by Trump. Un­like her party to­day which has yet again rel­e­gated African Amer­i­cans to the back of the bus, Jor­dan was sen­si­tive to the im­pact of cheap for­eign la­bor on her pri­mar­ily black con­stituents. Mark Fur­long

To the writer who thinks Don Rick­les is a bet­ter choice than Trump’s al­ter­na­tive, guess what? You got your choice. Frat­tbak

The per­son who stated why we should do­nate or feel sorry for the peo­ple in Texas or Florida should be ab­so­lutely ashamed of your­self. What a dis­gust­ing state­ment. Get help.

When are peo­ple go­ing to re­al­ize the dan­gers of tex­ting while driv­ing? I’m tired of tex­ters cross­ing the cen­ter line and run­ning stop signs. Wise up and have some re­spect for hu­man life. Anti-tex­ter

I don’t un­der­stand it. We have a Repub­li­can pres­i­dent and a House and Se­nate that’s con­trolled by Repub­li­cans but all I keep hear­ing is how all of our prob­lems are be­cause of the Democrats. This sounds like it’s com­ing from the CCRs, the con­ser­va­tive cry­ing Repub­li­cans.

To the per­son who com­mented about do­nat­ing to Texas and Florida and that no one told the peo­ple to live there, what about when our area got hit hard by Agnes and peo­ple prob­a­bly helped us? Just think about that.

I think Trump has re­al­ized the only way he’s go­ing to get any­thing done in Wash­ing­ton is with the Democrats. You can’t work with the Repub­li­cans. They’re all over the place and the party is frac­tured into so many dif­fer­ent seg­ments. Tra­di­tion­ally down through his­tory it’s al­ways been the Democrats to get So­cial Se­cu­rity, Medi­care etc. So he needs to work with the Democrats, maybe even de­cide at some point to even be­come a Demo­crat again.

I’m just about sick of all this road con­struc­tion in Pottstown. Turn here, road closed; turn left or right, go a lit­tle bit, road closed. You mean to tell me they can’t do that work from nine at night till five in the morn­ing when there’s no traf­fic? Peo­ple do have to get to places on time for em­ploy­ment, ap­point­ments etc. You won­der why peo­ple don’t want to come to Pottstown along with the high taxes, trash, too much Sec­tion 8 and I failed to men­tion the 25 mph speed lim­its.

We see in Thurs­day’s Mer­cury that the car­toon on the editorial page shows two Repub­li­can ele­phants up­set that Pres­i­dent Trump col­luded with the en­emy, the Democrats. Well why would he talk to them when the stink­ing RINOs wouldn’t do a darn thing he wanted? They for­got it was the peo­ple that put him in there but they can’t stand that be­cause it wasn’t them. He wasn’t be­holden to them and we’re go­ing to re­mem­ber this all come Novem­ber.

Thank you Mr. Gale for all you are try­ing to do against the evil hap­pen­ing in Mont­gomery County. You have an up­hill bat­tle be­cause as Alek­sandr Solzhen­it­syn said “The prin­ci­pal trait of the en­tire 20th cen­tury is that peo­ple have for­got­ten God.”

Jay Miller, you said in Sound Off that 90 Repub­li­cans voted against the Har­vey Re­lief Fund Bill. How could that be? The bill was passed by a count of 419 to 3. The ac­count was in The Mer­cury and on the news net­works. Do you think we can’t read or lis­ten to the news? The next time you call Sound Off try some­thing new, the truth.

If Pottstown wants to put up mu­rals they should put up some­thing classy like they have in Phoenixville in­stead of the child­ish ones they have pro­posed.

Sound Off is a fo­rum to spur di­a­logue from res­i­dents of the com­mu­ni­ties we serve on top­ics of in­ter­est in those com­mu­ni­ties. Fair game are com­ments that raise is­sues of note or am­plify on­go­ing de­bates. We will not pub­lish com­ments that are po­ten­tially li­belous, slan­der­ous, mean-spir­ited, vul­gar or in­ap­pro­pri­ate. Pub­li­ca­tions of Sound Off com­ments are at the sole dis­cre­tion of the pub­lisher.

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