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Hard to believe

While we are all shivering, it seems impossible to believe that 2017 will be one of the hottest years on record, but alas, it is true. 2017 was filled with hurricanes and devastating storms all caused by our changing climate. When we need them most, 200 scientists are leaving the EPA.

Pipe dreams 

I’m calling in about the fire out in Trevorton. You don’t use an electric heater for frozen pipes. Go down to the hardware store or wherever and buy yourself a heat tape, wrap it around and keep it plugged in. It will keep your pipes thawed for the winter.

Down the tubes

I see that Harry’s is closing and it is a shame. Here is a long-standing local business with high-quality food at reasonable prices, but local people would rather drive eight to 10 miles out of town and get similar food at higher prices. It’s a testament to the way this area is going down the tubes.


Upon the suggestion of a Sound Off caller to watch Fox News for “fair and balanced” news, I decided to watch a little of it every day and what I have seen is a vigorous defense of the indefensible.

Changing table 

Over at the White House daycare center whose job is it to change diapers? Jeff Sessions?

Art of balance 

I would like to thank the guys that helped me in front of the CVS on Jan. 4. I have real bad balance and I fell. About four guys came running over to help me, the one guy even gave me a cane from out of his vehicle and wouldn’t let me go until I took the cane. I just wanted to give a shout out to all the guys that came over and helped me.

My global mind

For the caller saying about the global warming hurting his heating bill. It’s global warming. You people need to stop thinking so local. Get out of Walmart, the liquor store and the tattoo parlor. Think global.

No pickup

Regarding the Purple Heart not picking up in Shamokin, I called that number myself today to find out if they pick up in Shamokin and the said they do not, so I’m really sorry for the wrong information. I live in Ranshaw and they pick up in Coal Township. I have no idea why they wouldn’t pick up in Shamokin. It doesn’t make sense to me. Sorry for the wrong information.


How could someone so unhinged, deranged and unstable to mention a few beat 16 Republicans, the Clinton machine, the DNC, the print media, the broadcast media and the internet media. Also, people were paid to disrupt his rallies and claim sexual harassment along with the Russian collusion story. How could he win the electoral college 306 to 232? It sure must be embarrassing to lose to someone like that. Imagine after losing a football game the losing coach said he lost because the other coach was unhinged. Don’t you think it is time to get over it?


look, if you got to run around and try to convince people you are not crazy, guess what? You’re crazy.

Out of work

So Vinny Clausi is complaining that the Trevorton Senior Action Center is closing. Wait a minute, Vinny, didn’t you close the Northumberland County Adult Daycare? Come on! If it was up to you all the Northumberland County employees would be out of work. Come on, already!

Answer 1

My answer to the riddle is 4. The difference between two numbers should always be 3.

No tax dollars 

Please understand no public money is ever used for abortion. No tax dollars. Planned Parenthood gets Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements for legal medical procedures they perform such as prenatal care, breast cancer screenings, biopsies and family planning. You are entitled to your opinion, but you are not entitled to your own set of facts. The facts are that no tax money funds abortions ever.

Answer 2

I would like to respond to “riddle me this.” The answer is 3. You have to count how many letters are in the number,  personally, I would have said, hey, do you have change for a twenty?

Go fund me

I was wondering if someone can call up and tell me if there is like a fundraiser for Dr. Kraynak in his defense. I am sure there is lots of people that would like to donate to him seeing with all his problems lately. If anyone has any information, please pass it along.

Old saying 

There is an old saying, you know by the company you keep. Oprah Winfrey’s friends are Jeremiah Wright, Clinton and Harvey Weinstein.

Naming names 

The list is very interesting, however, there are several that obviously are not qualified, a couple that I think would do very well, but the problem with the ones that will do very well is they have got the wrong name. Come on, folks, we all know who is going to get picked.


To all you liberal minded people who espouse gun control and immigration reform, please consider the following: Chicago has been in Democratic control for years, it has been a sanctuary city for years, and it has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, a liberal utopia if you will. Why then does it have the most shootings/murders in the country? My conservative mind just doesn’t understand this.

Clear and present

Never do I recall a President’s mental stability questioned. Trump’s fitness to serve is even a concern for those in the White House who work for him. The new book about Trump is additional evidence that he is unfit to be President. Donald Trump is a clear and present danger to this country.