Sound Off

Published: 2/14/2017 11:00 AM
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Big con

Trump told you he was for the little guy and against Wall Street. Trump wants to repeal Dodd-Frank and eliminate the Fiduciary Rule, which will allow Wall Street to return to their old ways which destroyed the world economy in 2008. Trump filled his cabinet with billionaires, and he’s taking away your health insurance so he can give them a multi-million-dollar tax break. The voters were conned.

Headphones, please!

This is for the person blasting music on Locust Street in Mount Carmel for over 12-plus hours on Sunday. Get some headphones. Next time you blast any music the police and your landlord are being informed and a petition to get you out of the neighborhood. The rest of us are sick of hearing it.

Sound smart

People have the right to protest. It doesn’t mean that they don’t have jobs, it means they have an opinion. And most people aren’t afraid of losing Obamacare, they’re afraid of not having something to replace it. Lastly, if you’re going to rant and rave to make yourself sound smart, at least check your grammar. Using the proper form of “their” is something I learned in third grade. Peace.

Buddy system

Curious how we will vote for mayor this time. Everyone has the chance to change and be better than they were. But we need someone with a lifetime of getting it right the first time for a change.


One question: Who decides to deep fry Twinkies at 11 at night?

Short circuit

Fake news, fake news, you are false and fake news. False and fake news. You are fake and fake news. Fake news, fake news. Editor’s note: Cyborg-President Trump, is that you?

Aye, aye, captain

This is for the caller for the “invitation” Sound Off. The caller asked, “What did Obama do?” President Obama saved the country from the brink of economic destruction. President Obama saved the ship from sinking.

New reps

Someone called in about the governor wanting to raise the taxes by $1 million. We need to vote in new state representatives.

Let them have fun

As a mother of a child who was in the “elderly” class as you classified it in Thursday’s paper: The school was representing the 100th day of school. They dressed up to look 100. Let the kids be kids. They were having fun. They were not making fun of anything.

Smartphone, dumb user

I always said people who use gadgets are brain dead. Fifty-four percent in The News-Item poll said why go to the library and read when you have a gadget. The gadget may be smart, but you are dumb.

Over and over

Every day I notice there usually two or three comments that are anti-Trump. Over and over, come on, put someone else’s stuff in already.

Align me

I’m calling about the bad roads in Shamokin. I think the city should give everyone money to get their cars realigned. This is ridiculous.

You take them

I came up with a good idea for what to do with the illegals: All these people who are complaining about them being deported, you take them in and pay for them.

Try prayer

Four years ago, after 66 years of marriage, my wife passed away. I had a hard time getting over it. I remember going up the Natalie mountain and there was a sign that said, “When all else fails, try prayer.” It works.

Wooly bully

This is to our so-called president: He just degrades, judges and insults and acts like a fifth-grade bully. This is the most untruthful administration that has ever been in office in the history of government.

Work your core

The repeal and replace that was to take place on day one hasn’t happened. The health insurance changes that are being fielded disadvantage the 45 to 65 age group. The Republicans know this is their core base, now they are getting nervous.

What’s the point?

To expect the press not to report the news defies the purpose for it to exist. For the Sound Off callers who want only their opinion printed defies the purpose of that column.

Deport mission

I hope ICE comes to Shamokin and get the illegals deported. No protests will happen here.

Thanks, both of you

The Democrats got us so deep in debt and so did liberal Republicans.

Chicken little

I see the liberal media is quick to defend Nordstrom. Can you image the name Sasha or Malia instead of Ivanka? The world would end, the sky would fall.

Welcome to Shamokin

Another parking ticket? How do you expect me to put money in the meter on Lincoln Street when the meter is blocked by snow. What a way to welcome someone.

Thank you

I’d like to thank the person who found my wallet in McDonald’s. There are some people in this country who are good people. Thank you, McDonald’s.


I would like to know why The News-Item doesn’t print the daily number and the Powerball numbers. They don’t have to print them the following day. Editor’s note: It’s not feasible with our deadline. We apologize.

Trust fall

I know it’s only Sound Off, but to edit calls to fit your narrative is why people don’t trust the media. They have no one to blame but themselves.

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