President to make stop in Sandusky

President Barack Obama will visit Sandusky this Thursday in Washington Park.
Sandusky Register Staff
Jul 3, 2012


President Barack Obama will visit Sandusky this Thursday in Washington Park.

The visit is part of a two-day "Betting on America" bus tour through Northern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania. Stops are also scheduled in Maumee, Parma and Pittsburgh. The time for the President's stop in Sandusky is set for 3:40 p.m. according to a release from the campaign.

The Register filmed the above invitation, which we then shared with the campaigns, earlier this year.


EDITOR'S NOTE: We currently do not have information on how residents can attend the event, but we will post it here as soon as we get it.


The city has announced the following street closures for the event.

Due to a special event taking place in downtown Sandusky on Thursday, July 5, the following road closures will be in effect from 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.:

The parameters of the road closures will include:
Jackson Street to the West,
Hancock Street to the East,
Market Street to the North,
and Adams Street to the South

There will be restricted access to Washington Park.

Parking will not be available in these areas between 12 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.,  including the Key Bank parking lot on Washington Row.

Residents who live in this area will be able to travel to and from their homes with a valid ID only.

Be sure to check the Sandusky Register and back here at for more information and live coverage of the event on Thursday.





You will get a VOUCHER if you can not afford medical card




Save the taxpayers some money:

Just send the teleprompter and a cardboard cut out of Pres. Obama grinning from ear-to-ear.

Swamp Fox

According to another area newspaper, this is by invitation only stop,

7/4/12 Morning Journal, "Event organizers were planning details on Tuesday. It appears the president will visit at an invitation-only event, and it was unclear how there might be public participation.  Despite a lack of details, Sandusky officials said they are proud to host Obama. “I’m excited that he’s going to be here,” Ex-Officio Mayor John Hamilton said. “I offered to give him a key to the city,” he added, but he was not invited to the event. “I’m not a Democrat, I’m an independent,” Hamilton said."

    This event is for party & union hacks, hey the rest of us can pay the tab for the security and lose of county employees being sent home with pay Thursday afternoon, the court house was ordered closed for the event.  Four years ago McCain, who wasn't a great candidate at least did a public event in the park open to anyone willing to stand in line.  Seems like Obama is the one catering to the upper 1% of Erie County....

the office cat


A.   four years ago McCain was NOT the POTUS.

B,  300 people who have volunteered for Mr. Obama have tickets to be inside the ring around the Gazebo... that's a controllable crowd who can be closely watched - since Ohio has conceal carry and since TPisserz have been known to show up with Second Amendment guns strapped to their legs.

C.  Hundreds of others can gather on the streets and sidewalks and hear the speech or carry their signs.

D. Closing the courthouse.... remember the Texas Schoolbook Depository?

Finally... read all the violent, scathing, namecalling posts on here and then ask why security has to be so stringent.



C'mon Swamp Fox, everybody knows the headshot came from the grassy knoll. 

Swamp Fox

office cat;

1.) All major presidential candidates are given secret service protection although much smaller than for the president.  With less agents the perimeter was larger for McCain..

2.)Of the 300 people the majority are party officials and union hacks. The White House is calling this bus tour official government business which means we the taxpayers are paying for it, yet only the political top 1% of Erie County will have any access.  The mayor of Sandusky wasn't invited, he is an independent.

3.) The hundreds who can gather outside the area will be two blocks away, hope they have really good hearing.

4.) Closing the court house and giving county employees a free 1/2 day off, how about the private business that front Washington Row?

When you bring up the "violent, scathing, name calling "  I disagree with the name calling but it is  minor league compared to what was said about President Bush and still is by many supporters of the present president..


how did the chick with th pink hair get a ticket?  She is a DJ at Kalahari.



Tmm said: "how did the chick with th pink hair get a ticket?  She is a DJ at Kalahari."

Nope I was just one of the first 300 to ask!


Reese; You did it again! Fantastic post (pointing out the total Obstructionist position of the Radical Republican position). Their policies are two fold; (1) get Obama out office, (2) get Obama out of office so they more easily and quickly can get back to their prime focus. That prime focus is to complete their U.S. and world domination of democracy (New World Order). They envision some form of a fiefdom with peasants, Dukes, Earls, Kings and the one "Man at the Top". (That will be one sad dog-eat-dog system and the little dogs, us, will simply be snacks.)

If necessary...I'll sharpen my pitchfork tines, practice setting booby traps but before hand...get politically active so I don't have to resort to the former.














LOL!! They had to get it down to one word slogans for thier supporters to understand the campaign.

The Big Dog's back

 dunny, why not talk about your candidate?


get a room!


I would LOVE to be able to go down there and see and speak to this guy.....just for 10 min.  And be honest people, if you had ten minutes to talk to Obama would that give you enough time to get your tongue straight before you could even speak????   I wonder.  You are all on here yelling and staying things about how you won't bother....blah, blah, blah, but if you could, wouldn't you really LOVE it if you could spend 10 minutes up close to this guy?  I would LOVE IT........and no I do not mean with a gun, that wouldn't take 10 min.  


  If I was scheduled, for whatever reason, to hear Him speak in 90 degree heat I'd pay 50 dollars if I didn't have to be present.  Say what you want "President" or Professional Campaign Speaker.  He is campaigning and I will show no respect for Him and His constant attacks on America and our Constitution.  Maybe better said, Lack of respect for the Constitution.  The man is a habitial liar, lies don't exsist in the Islam Faith so I shouldn't call Him a liar,  and if you go to listen to Him speaking you I wouldn't drink the Kool Aid if it is offered to You.


Sarah Tonin,

      You totally lack any "Common Sense."  This will be My last Post directed at You.  I'll give you One more time to not attack me but what I have stood for My entire life.  I have been stopped by the Police many times.  The officer generally greets me with something like, How do you do Sir, may I see your drivers license."  If it's at night I always have my window down and make sure they can see my hands.  I reply, "It's in my wallet which is in my pocket or on the dash.  I am going to get it out. "SIR."  My point is that He has already addressed me in a positive way and by the tone of His voice.

  I have lived in my house for close to 40 years and I am one of the best neighbors anyone could have living around them.  I don't think you'd fit to well in our neighborhood, we are all different and naturally live different lives.  We are all very different around here in one way or another.  I don't think you'd fit well not having us adhere to your way of thinking.


Sal Dali

I for one am proud and honored the President of the United States is visiting Sandusky. Shame on the nay sayers, what ever happened to patriotism and supporting our president? Being so unpatriotic is un-American. Get over yourselves and your biased political views, everyone here does not agree with them. It's always the same ole same ole when you post and some comments are borderline racist. The President has faced the same problems with conservatives in Washington, they want to keep what they have and don't want the middle class or people living in dire poverty to ever get ahead. I do not see a problem having a little Egalitarianism in this country. If everyone were afforded the same opportunities in this country we would probably have less crime and  a more productive society.


Patroitizm????   I guess a lot of you really don't know what Michelle and the President think about our Flag.  Why don't one of You Party goers just ask Him?  Michelle said, "All this for a stupid Flag."  The Preidents Response, "YEP"   The Marines were forced to attend his speach at either Camp Legune or Camp Pendleton.  You don't respect our Flag or our Military a You can all go to H$#@!!  and all this with His Crotch salutes.  Why don't you attack Him on His unpatriotic views He continues to support?


it is funny as hel that you fools rip romney for his days at bain capital and outsourcing jobs, which i disagree with, but there was no taxpayer dollars involved unlike gm building plants in china and chrysler being bought by a foreign company.  yeah!! just where i wanted MY tax dollars to go.  but, i guess obumbles has to pay back the chinese for all they have done for him!



Do you really believe that no taxpayers dollars were spent or lost when Bain Capital outsourced jobs and devasted American companies? People lost their jobs and their benefits, including their retirements which were picked up by the American government.  Whose dollars do you think paid for that? 


You need to read the whole story on the Bain Capital buyouts. If if wasn't for Bain Capital those companies would have closed two years earlier and those jobs and benefits lost. The outsourceing was done to try and save what was left of the American jobs by keeping those plants open as long as they could. No investment firm will buy a plant to lose money, they invest to turn them around and make money. That is what they do. That is what should have happened to GM. Let them go banckrupt and sell off all their holdings, which would have been picked up by other buyers, and continue leaner and more in tune with the rest of the population. They would still have been building cars but they would have saved millions by purchaseing from those companys that bought those holdings. Less overpaid union workers would have made them leaner and more profitable. Obama bailed them out to pay back the unions who helped get him elected. GM is still in trouble and will continue in trouble until the break up and get real. Too big to fail is just a Democrat way of saying we need to help them so they can vote for me. By the way, when all this supposed bad things were happening at Bain, Mitt was no longer a part of it.


to all of my fans on here i wish you a happy independence day and will take great strides to enjoy one of our last days of freedom from total gov't control!

    July 4th History   Have you ever wondered what happened to the 56 men who signed the Declaration of Independence?

              Five lost their sons serving in the Revolutionary Army; another
had two sons captured.

              Nine of the 56 fought and died from wounds or hardships of the
Revolutionary War.

            They signed and they pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.

            What kind of men were they?

              Twenty-four were lawyers and jurists.
                Eleven were merchants,
                Nine were farmers and large plantation owners; men of means, well
                educated, but they signed the Declaration of Independence knowing
                full well that the penalty would be death if they were captured.
                Carter Braxton of Virginia, a wealthy planter and trader, saw his ships
                swept from the seas by the British Navy. He sold his home and                 properties to pay his debts, and died in rags.

                Thomas McKeam was so hounded by the British that he was forced
                to move his family almost constantly. He served in the Congress with-
                out pay, and his family was kept in hiding. His possessions were taken
                from him, and poverty was his reward.

              Vandals or soldiers looted the properties of Dillery, Hall, Clymer, Walton,
              Gwinnett, Heyward, Ruttledge, and Middleton.

              At the battle of Yorktown, Thomas Nelson, Jr., noted that the British
              General Cornwallis had taken over the Nelson home for his headquarters.
              He quietly urged General George Washington to open fire.  The home was
              destroyed, and Nelson died bankrupt.

              Francis Lewis had his home and properties destroyed. The enemy jailed
              his wife, and she died within a few months.

              John Hart was driven from his wife's bedside as she was dying.  Their 13
              children fled for their lives. His fields and his gristmill were laid to waste.
              For more than a year he lived in forests and caves, returning home to find
              his wife dead and his children vanished.

            So, take a few minutes while enjoying your 4th of July holiday and
            silently thank these patriots. It's not much to ask for the price they paid.

              Remember: freedom is never free!

              I hope you will show your support by sending this to as many people as
              you can, please. It's time we get the word out that patriotism
              is NOT a sin, and the Fourth of July has more to it than beer, picnics,
              and baseball games.


HEY Ohio, remember this:  "He fooled you once, shame on you.  Dont' let him fool you twice." 


reese - the same people that picked the tens of thousands of uaw workers that lost their pension when gm and chrysler went into bankruptcy.  the fed gov't.


STAND UP to OBAMA - TODAY, Obama will be SANDUSKY Ice Cream Social. The Erie County Republican Party will be holding a Rally for America to counter our "Regulator-in-Chief." At 2:00pm we will be rallying at Shoreline Park in downtown Sandusky (right next to Battery Park). At 3:00pm we will be leaving Shoreline Park to walk as close as we can to the event.

If you feel you are not better off than you were 4 years ago, if you aren't happy about the largest tax increase in our history being passed, if you don't believe Obama is taking this country in the right direction (socialism) then PLEASE SHOW UP.

If you've been talking the talk, its now time to walk the walk. Take 2 hours out of your day, bring your kids, explain to them why we are rallying/protesting and why it is so important to not just complain, but sometimes you need to act.

I will be there with my kids. I hope to see you there too.

The Big Dog's back

 rick, you should be protesting your own party for being a do nothing House of Representatives.


Right on Big Dog!

Here’s just a short list of some of the bills that Republicans have blocked, or attempted to block, since Obama became President:

Tax on Companies that ship jobs overseas- A bill that would have eliminated a tax break that companies get when they ship jobs overseas. Republicans blocked this, allowing companies to keep the tax break they receive when they ship jobs to other countries.

Political Ad disclosure bill- Would have required all donors to political campaigns to reveal themselves. Republicans blocked this, not once but twice.

Subpoena Power for the Committee investigating the BP Oil Spill – Give subpoena power to the independent committee responsible for investigating BP’s roll in the oil spill. Republicans attempted to block this.

The Small Business Jobs Act -would give LOCAL, community banks access to billions of dollars to loan to small businesses. Republicans blocked this, then attempted to block it a second time and failed.

The DREAM Act- Gives immigrant youth who were brought here as children a path to citizenship by earning a college degree or serving the military for 2 years. Republicans blocked this.

Repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”- Would have repealed the law that forces gay and lesbian services members to lie about their sexuality and gives the military the right to discharge soldiers based on their sexuality. Republicans blocked this many times and Democrats were finally able to pass it with the support of just two Republicans. 


From Crooks and Liars - When John McCain led the filibuster of the Defense Appropriations Act yesterday, he blocked far more than the DREAM Act and repeal of DADT. Here are just a few of the other blocked provisions, courtesy of Mother Jones.


No permanent military bases in Afghanistan. Report identifying hybrid or electric propulsion systems and other fuel-saving technologies for incorporation into tactical motor vehicles. Protection of child custody arrangements for parents who are members of the Armed Forces deployed in support of a contingency operation. Improvements to Department of Defense domestic violence programs. Department of Defense recognition of spouses of members of the Armed Forces. Department of Defense recognition of children of members of the Armed Forces. Enhancements to the Troops-to-Teachers Program. Fiscal year 2011 increase in military basic pay. Improving aural protection for members of the Armed Forces. Comprehensive policy on neurocognitive assessment by the military health care system. Authority to make excess nonlethal supplies available for domestic emergency assistance.

And those were just some of the progressive provisions. On the conservative side, there are these, and more:

Prohibition on the use of funds for the transfer or release of individuals detained at United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Prohibition on the use of funds to modify or construct facilities in the United States to house detainees transferred from United States Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Prohibition on use of funds to give Miranda warnings to Al Qaeda terrorists.

And here’s the bills that Republicans had blocked when we compiled our first list;

Senator Franken’s Anti-Rape Amendment to the Defense Appropriations Bill – Makes it so that women raped overseas while working for foreign contractors have the right to have their case heard in an American court instead of having their case mediated by the company they work for. Only Republican men voted against this, but it passed.

Benefits for Homeless Veterans- Would have expanded benefits to homeless veterans and homeless veterans with children. Republicans blocked this.

Affordable Health Care For America Act- Prevents insurance companies from discriminating against you on the basis of “pre-existing conditions”. Requires that insurance companies spend 85 cents of every dollar that you pay on your actual health care. Limits health insurance companies profit margins. Republicans blocked this for months before it finally passed and have vowed to repeal it if they are elected.

Health Care for the 9/11 First Responders who got sick from being at Ground Zero- Would provide billions of dollars in health care to help the 9/11 First Responders who were at Ground Zero on 9/11 and are now sick because of it. Republicans blocked this.

The Jobs Bill- Offsets the payroll tax for 1 year for companies that hire new employees, or people receiving unemployment insurance. Also gives other tax incentives to companies hiring new employees. Republicans attempted to block this.

Wall Street Reform- Puts stricter regulations on the banks, preventing them from becoming “too big to fail”. Curbs reckless spending practices that caused the banking crisis. Republicans attempted to block this.

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act- Pumped billions of dollars into state and local Governments to prevent us from sinking into a second Great Depression. Republicans opposed this but now want to take credit for the parts of it that we know are successful.

Oil Spill Liability- Raises the liability on what companies can be made to pay to clean up after an oil spill. Republicans blocked this.

Immigration Reform- Republican suggested comprehensive immigration reform until Obama supported it. Now they’re rabidly opposed to it and even voted against their own legislation. Republicans blocked this.

Unemployment extension bill HR-4213- Would provide additional aid to the millions of Americans still on unemployment who are just trying to support themselves and their families. Republicans blocked this bill for 8 weeks before it finally passed. Republicans blocked this for 8 weeks before it finally passed.

Fair Pay Act of 2009- Also called the Lily Ledbetter bill. Requires that women receive equal compensation to men for doing the same work. Republicans attempted to block this.

The next time someone tells you that the Republicans care about the American people just give them this list of all the bill Republicans wanted to fail.

The Big Dog's back

 Reese, this is what it's like talking to right wingers.

At about the 90 second mark it starts.


OMG, I am laughing so hard I am crying!  It is really so sad. 

I don't post on here trying to change the minds of people who have already been indoctrinated by simple political slogans, rhetoric, talking points and lies.  I hope that those who are not sure how to vote will at least think about some of the real things that have happened and continue to happen.  Try to give them a bigger picture beyond whether they were invited to the ice cream social. 


Great work, Reece.  Unfortunately "they" would rather listen to Limbaugh than do their homework.


Darrell Opfer


   Isn't it sad that our democracy has evolved into such a campaign?  The goal of the "right" seems to be to eliminate democracy and substitute rule by corporatiions and the elite.  They have already invested in  "contributions" to buy control of OUR government.  Voters are bring urged Instead of doing their own thinking and voting in their own interests to follow right wing " prophets" like Limbaugh. 

   After stealing the Republican Party from its democratic principles and moderate leaders, these propagandists and those who follow blindly are now determined to seek total control the country and world for 100 years (Karl Rove). Can you recognize the name-calling ("tyrant" and Obamacare) and frequent repetition of lies ("socialism") and rote acceptance of radio and TV "leaders"  earning millions by "entertaining"?.   They  want to "take back" or return to government by an aristocracy of the wealthiest one-tenth of one percent -  exactly what the Founding Fathers and Mothers fought AGAINST.  The "Tea Partiers" of those days demanded British troops to protect their homes and property (which included the tea destroyed in Boston Harbor} and/or fled back to England or to Canada.  Rewriting history is a favorite propaganda technique used to maintain control over the history-challenged.

Using "code" is another popular technique to deceive voters.  "Socialism" is their current favorite which any one who knows what "socialism" is can easily refute.  "Big government" is code for let's eliminate all restrictions on business (such as reguired payment of overtime, 40 hour workweek, minimum wage and unmions) and recreate working conditions they like in China, India and Viet Nam.  Ditto for health and safety regulations, enviromental standards and the right to sue corporations.  

Instead of demonstrating against something you are told to believe, why not spend the time listening and researching what is really happening and what is in your best interest?  The goals of the corporations, ultrarich, and their political allies are NOT! 

Darrell Opfer ... 



Thanks for taking the time to post here.  It is a rough crowd sometimes.  I keep hoping putting some facts out there for people to see will help those who haven't been indoctinated with the right wing rhetoric will think some of this through.  I think Americans should have access to the facts before they vote.


All a person has to do is look at the people Nobama has surrounded himself with and they can judge his character. As Momma always said: "You are judged by the company you keep".

The Big Dog's back

 Name the people.



Oh my! Thanks for that clip Big Dog's Back. I'm still trying to get off of the floor!

reese ... give up! What you're doing is like sticking a note up a dog's ARF! or feed him a pill! hahahaha

Free Man

to bad he didnt go to nasa plumbrook and see the waste of tax payer money !

Free Man

to bad he didnt go to nasa plumbrook and see the waste of tax payer money !


Politicians have two goals, Number (1) To get elected, Number (2) Get re-elected.  O'Bama has fulfilled His number one goal, let's see How He does on number two.  He's been campaigning for 31/2 years to accomlish goal number two.  How many vacations? How many rounds of Golf?  How many days spent campaigning, not only for Himself but for the Health Care Bill and for important Democratic in the Primaries?  How many days has He actually spent in Washington D.C.?

The Big Dog's back

   O'Bama has succeeded in dividing this country, His visions of what He thinks of America has clearly been stated in not only words but in his book.  If you are both deaf and blind one could excuse that person but to not pay attention to what this Man says is unbelievable.  Win or lose come November this Country is doomed and it will be a lot worse before it gets better.  People can argue all they want but the "Free" money is going to run out and there is no "Free" health care.  People will realize this all to well in the next couple of years and they'll still be blaming Bush.  Most of us know the 8.2% unemployment figure is really closer to the 14.9% that has been reported.  The 8.2% is on the people who applied for benefits in the last month where as the 14.9 figure is accounting for most who benefits have run out.  The number of un-employed continues to increase and all this from a President who promised to lower un-employment or be a one term President.  I can't say it any better than Hillary Clinton, He really don't know how to tell the truth, "Drink the Cool-Aid".

The Big Dog's back

 Obama divided the country? Really? The tea baggers had nothing to do with it right, let alone your regular racists?

Super Judge

 liberals hate America and most of them are happy that Sept 11 2001 happened!


"Citizens United" is the death kneel for Democracy. It MUST be repealed and the sooner the better.

Super Judge;

(If "Liberals hate America and are happy that Sept 11 happened"...then Radical Republicans must have plotted the attack.) (How _reakin' stupid Super Judge for you to post something like that.) Your bias, prejudice and ignorance say a lot about you's all bad.)


They're ALL crooked!  

One party is just as bad as the  other (s).

'Nuff  Said.