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The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - FRONT PAGE - —The Funny Man —A Home­owner

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I take my hat off to the women that were run­ning for of­fice. More of them won the way I un­der­stand. They cer­tainly can’t do any worse than the men be­cause the men have the whole world screwed up with all their crazi­ness and stuff so like I said they can’t do any worse. I’m glad the ladies won be­cause it’s dom­i­nated by men and that shouldn’t be.

If you’re all in fa­vor of the car­a­van com­ing up from South Amer­ica then you need to sign up to be a spon­sor for that per­son. Ev­ery­body who’s in fa­vor of that they can all be spon­sors and that way if that per­son can’t make his way you’re re­spon­si­ble to pay up and do what is needed for that per­son. So if you want to have il­le­gal im­mi­gra­tion that’s a dif­fer­ent story but most im­mi­grants are spon­sored.

Ac­cord­ing to Jay Miller, six Amer­i­cans won the No­bel Peace Prize this year, all of whom are im­mi­grants. What he fails to in­form you is that they are all le­gal im­mi­grants who did not sneak into our coun­try il­le­gally. The whole truth and noth­ing but the truth.

Mr. Jim Fitch, you fell from the sec­ond rung of your lad­der? It’s a good thing you didn’t have the lad­der up­side down. A lit­tle joc­u­lar­ity here I hope. —Sanatoga Sam

If any of our Found­ing Fa­thers were as pompous as Mr. Trump, to­day we would be drink­ing tea in the morn­ing in­stead of cof­fee, tak­ing the Tube to work not the sub­way and us­ing the lift not the el­e­va­tor to get to our of­fice. We don’t have to say “God Save the Queen” but please shut up the king. —Rofo D.

To the Amer­i­cans who took off their red caps and put on your think­ing caps, my grat­i­tude. You have made Amer­ica proud again. —Betsy Ross

First time voter for West Potts­grove mu­nic­i­pal­ity build­ing, did they not be­lieve in turn­ing on the out­side lights for where the side­walk meets the park­ing lot? Vot­ing in the dark is an ex­pe­ri­ence.

Blue wave huh? Well you know los­ing seats in the midterm for a sit­ting pres­i­dent is fairly nor­mal. Clin­ton lost 56, Obama lost 69, Trump lost 27. Maybe he’ll get a chance to ap­point an­other Supreme Court nom­i­nee be­cause he did win a cou­ple seats in the Se­nate by the way. I guess the Ka­vanaugh de­ba­cle back­fired on the left­ists.

Thank God the blue wave came on Nov. 6. With Democrats now hold­ing the House maybe things can be ad­dressed. Health care, im­mi­gra­tion and in­fra­struc­ture will be a great start. Re­mem­ber elec­tions have con­se­quences. There might even be a few in­ves­ti­ga­tions along the way. —Lefty

Jim Fitch, you make fun of the peo­ple in the car­a­van. Think how blessed you are that you’re not one of them.

I re­cently heard that there was an in­gre­di­ent in McDon­ald’s french fries that not only in­hibits hair loss but ac­tu­ally stim­u­lates hair growth. I find this to be false ad­ver­tis­ing. For the last six weeks I’ve been rub­bing those french fries on my bald spot and no­ticed no dif­fer­ence. I saw that when Scott Wag­ner called Gov. Wolf to con­grat­u­late him on his vic­tory he asked him to do some­thing for the peo­ple es­pe­cially the se­niors about prop­erty tax. That was nice of him to do that es­pe­cially since a lot of us know that it doesn’t seem to be on Gov. Wolf’s radar to do any­thing about prop­erty taxes. So the peo­ple have spo­ken, they voted for Gov. Wolf again. I didn’t but we’ll see what hap­pens this time with our prop­erty taxes. —Al

I’d like to thank the guys in the Bor­ough of Pottstown for clean­ing up the storm drains all week. You’re do­ing a won­der­ful job. I do ap­pre­ci­ate it. I know it’s over­whelm­ing since there’s no street sweeper so thank you for what you’re do­ing.

A ques­tion I have about vot­ing. When you hand the at­ten­dant your ticket and they turn on the ma­chine why are all the lights on the left hand side lit up green on the Demo­crat side of the ticket? They’re lit up ahead of time be­fore you even touch any­thing.

Head­ing into the midterm elec­tions, Don­ald Trump was telling peo­ple to vote as if he was on the ticket. Looks like they did. That’s why Repub­li­cans lost the House. 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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