Charlie Sams can handle a yo-yo

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

His testimony in the Nuessegate hearings is laughable, but here's a comment from a reader that accuses Charlie Sams of being a dead-ringer for famous 1960s humorist Tommy Smothers.

Interim Sandusky police chief Charlie Sams testifies on the second day of Nuesse's civil service hearing. Tommy Smothers works his yo-yos.

       


         


         


         


         

re heres wrote on Oct 14, 2008 1:19 PM:

" I think he looks more like Tommy Smothers "

You decide. Tommy Smothers or Johnny Carson.

Comments

Anonymous

Tommy Smothers

Anonymous

Caustic wit used to expose folly, vice or stupidity. The use of ridicule to expose incompetance, evil or corruption. Imagine that!

Anonymous

me thinks random drug testing should be ordered for the entire crazy lot--spd, city commissioners, prosecutor, city manager, judges, lawyers, law director, etc. ya all ain't right....

Anonymous

A liar and a whiner and a Baxter wanna be.

Anonymous

Just when I think Sandusky could not get any worse or any more embarrassing it does. They bar the press from reporting on what has to be the biggest joke of the century---an expensive pretense of a trial complete with a pretend judge and a bunch of grown men whining about their ex-boss and why she should have been fired. Sandusky is done, washed up, kaput. Call Chief Justice Moyer and thank him for its decay and then make plans to get out. Let the GOBs and Moyer have it.

Anonymous

That's run, don't walk to the nearest south/east/west route out of town! I believe in setting goals, that's goal #1 on my list! However, due to the current un-employment rate here in Erie County, it'll take a little longer than anticipated.

Anonymous

Is this what they pay Westerhold to do all day. The higher ups at Market and Jackson should wake up and demote his to a route boy.

Anonymous

I agree that Sams looks like Tommy Smothers, but if you look even closer he is a dead ringer for the kid from the movie in the 70's DELIVERANCE, that was playing the banjo at the beginning of the movie. Dualing banjos.

Anonymous

Dead ringer for Pee-Wee Herman, Mattie Westerhold

Anonymous

Matt,
Keep up the good work in bringing out the truth. A lot of us are counting on you as we as citizens do not have the clout such as a newspaper to expose corruption. Many of us tried to expose the truth and bring transparency back into government and the court system. But we have been stonewalled for years because nobody wants to help. It appears that almost all of the crooks are Democrats. And Democrats protect Democrats. It would be nice to start up a "grass roots" organization for citizens demanding change to the status quo.

A newspaper was responsible for exposing Nixon and his GOBs. Matt, like Woodward and Bernstein, is working to expose corruption in our area. The Plain Dealer is reporting all that is going on with the continuing FBI raids in Cuyahoga County, the PD is NOT "sweeping it under the rug" like they did in the past. It is informing people what is REALLY going on in Cleveland and the surrounding areas. The Plain Dealer and its affiliated online websites is posting news that should have been reported years ago.

It's about time that newspapers begin to keep the citizens informed about the TRUTH. In the past, politicians and GOBs used the newspapers to spread lies, rumors, misinformation and other BS to keep the people in the dark. They (GOBs) used the newspaper and news media to discredit people and whistleblowers who dared to stand up against the crooks. Looks to me like the newspapers are getting their act together and will no longer print the propaganda of the GOBs.
Recall Chris Redfern when he admonished Matt a few months ago for "being cute" because Matt will not allow the politicians and GOBs to control what gets printed or not reported or printed. Where has Chris Redfern been lately? He sure has been quiet since the FBI raided Cleveland. The GOBs object to anything that Matt prints now because the GOBS want to keep secrets. Not reporting what is really happening will only keep the citizens uninformed. The GOBs want everything to be a secret and make people believe that everything is just fine and dandy. Well, those days are coming to an end.

Watergate was exposed because two reporters from the Washington Post went on to report the TRUTH and to inform the people. Nixon wanted to keep things under wraps but in the end, the TRUTH prevailed.

Matt, once again, KUDOS to you and keep up the good work. If the GOBs threaten you, let us the citizens know. When you were not allowed to attend that "closed door meeting," you told us about it and kept us informed. You could have just as easily said nothing and the citizens would not have known a thing. That is what the GOBs wanted because they only work in the veil of secrecy and behind closed doors or in the dark.

Margaret Cannon is from Cuyahoga County? That figures and explains a lot of things. Did you know that just the other day, there was another FBI raid in Cuyahoga County that involved 100 agents? The corruption of Cuyahoga County has long tentacles that control what happens in Erie and Ottawa Counties.

Looking back, Elsebeth made a lot of sense now. The GOBs through newspapers, including the Sandusky Register, Port Clinton News-Herald and even the Plain Dealer spread a lot of lies about Elsebeth. The GOBs used the newspapers to spread a lot of lies and misinformation about Elsebeth and others. The reason was to poison the minds of citizens and to control the peoples opinions about whistleblowers who attempt to expose corruption.

I see that the Plain Dealer will no longer cater to the GOBs to spread lies and propaganda. People in Cuyahoga County are becoming informed and corruption is being exposed for a change. And now Matt, through the Sandusky Register, is exposing corruption. But the Port Clinton News-Herald still prefers to cater to the GOBs from what I have seen and read. I have heard that many people in Port Clinton dropped the News-Herald and are now subscribing to the Sandusky Register.

I am looking for the FBI to raid the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's office soon. All those involved in the corruption are Democrats and Democrats control what happens in Cuyahoga. I had thought about voting for Obama but will not because Obama will call off the FBI investigations. I will vote for McCain instead. I see where one lawyer in Cuyahoga was a state senator, ran for congress but was convicted of extorting money from businesses. He was not disbarred like he should have been. Instead he recently ran for Tubbs Jones vacated seat. Wow, only in Cuyahoga County. And now Cuyahoga County GOBs have their hands in the Nuesse hearings.

And the GOBs of Erie County and Sandusky? They cannot use the Sandusky Register as their propaganda machine. So they all banned together here on the news blobs to attack Matt, the Sandusky Register and keep spreading lies to anyone stupid enough to believe them.

Matt, thank you for what you are doing. It's the right thing to do.

Anonymous

Applause, applause. It's only a matter of time!!

Anonymous

I would bar this press also since they are so one sided. How can anyone think that that is fair and then to believe all he prints to top it all off. A bunch of DUH'S.

Anonymous

Looks like you really spent alot of time preplanning your blog. Yet another who thinks just because THIS newspaper printed it, it's the truth. Geeeeeeez!

Anonymous

it's a matter of interpretation..
don c. icsman: age 61
occupation: sandusky law director

Anonymous

Matt Westerhold is exposing the TRUTH about this county---the TRUTH that not too many people will ever know UNTIL they become a VICTIM. And if anybody thinks that they never WILL become an innocent victim of the CORRUPTION in this county don't be so sure-----I never thought I would either. When I say these GOBS are despicable it's an understatement. And I have all documentation to prove it.

Anonymous

someone trying to ACT like a writer. I see the new format with a different picture of you Matt....but you have the same boring (ZZZZZZ) columns. Does Kim like the new picture? Did she dress you that day? Matt you are such a coward that it is laughable!!! Yea you have a few followers on here (thought I am not convinced those posts arent just you writing about yourself), but most people see you for what you really are....a sad pathetic joke with no backbone. I bet you get up every morning, dress up in your nicest clothes, just knowing youre gonna go see Kimmie.....is she your "special person" Matt. Is she your "dream girl"?? LOL, this crush is also pathetic Matt. Yes Charlie Sams looks like Tommy Smothers or Johnny Carson or whatever....but Matt can you bring yourself to get past this?? No matter what he looks like, you will never be the man that he is....or for that matter you will never be a man period. I have talked to other people in your profession who know you and they all agree you are a joke. LOL!!! I almost feel sorry for you Matt, but it you are so dumb that you bring all this on yourself.....good luck and maybe someday if you work really hard you may find your backbone....but i doubt it.

Anonymous

You’re so quick to try and demean and belittle Charlie Sams. You're quite a man Matt! It really takes quite an intellect to cut another down with verbal assaults. I'll bet you feel REAL big!!!
Where were you when Sams was involved in a serious injury accident, attempting to stop a fleeing motorist? Where were you and you’re fabulous reporting when he had to enter a house filled with natural gas? The doorway blocked by a suicidal man wielding a butcher knife at him, to keep that man from blowing up his home with his children in it. Where were you when he was working the street on the task force, and was almost cut up by a crack addict on Pearl Street?
I'm not going to sit here and tell you he is perfect, because he isn't. Trust me, he does have his faults. He’s a man like any other, but I'll say this for him. At times he's put his butt on the line, and that’s more than anyone will ever be able to say for a pencil pushing Remington Raider like you. Go peddle your personal propaganda somewhere else, because as far as I'm concerned you’re not any better than that laying former chief you so 'valiantly defend'.

Anonymous

Best post EVER!!!!!! Great Job!!!

Anonymous

WHAT????? Matt is exposing WHAT???? All he has written is how Charlie Sams looks like celebrites, is this the great "truth" he has uncovered?? You really need to get out more!! Are you a relative of Matt's?? Who with half a brain would leave such a post, based on this column?? Matt is spineless, he is a coward and the only thing he offers to his fellow man is.....well nothing!!! Yet he sits on his perch and casts dispersions on officers who put their lives on the line every day to protect nobodys like him. How can anyone, who isnt some kind of a cop hater, like this loser?? Matt, have you done ANYTHING that would warrant someone thinking youre something special?? I am guessing not. Turn off the computer, turn off the light at your cubicle and get out and do....SOMETHING Matt....

Anonymous

Considering how OFFENDED some of you people were over the fact that Mr. Sams looks like Tommy Smothers (so?) you sure are capable of making some very demeaning and belittling attacks upon Mr. Westerhold.........I believe there's a word for that.

Anonymous

BRAVO! Very well said! Probably the best yet. Good for you! And thanx to Chief Sams for protecting me as I sleep and all that you and the SPD do.

Anonymous

You know, that is what makes me so sick about the Nuesse/Westerhold supporter's. You all can go on and on and on about everybody in this city blog after blog after blog but as soon as anyone makes a comment on their opinion that differs from all of yours....you get BENT! You people are pathetic. Don't get too bent...nothing to worry about, Westerhold deletes all of the comments against he and Nuesse so it looks like eveyone sides with him. Don't worry....Be Happy.

Anonymous

But I guess you cant put a picture of that on the website

Anonymous

Tommy Smoothers...SMOOCHY

Anonymous

Okay, sounds like someone is having a Hissy! Just exactly what don't you get and what's it gonna take for you to get it, one of those flying 10# pcs. of metal? It isn't a question of picking sides, Mattie/Nuessie, the City/SPD, or being what some refer to as a "Cop Hater". It's about the absolute look of impropriety that surrounds this matter, as well as past, and now even more present situations. You are mistaken if you think this all just came about, with no reason at all. What slays my soul, is how the Anti-Nuessie/Mattie bloggers can rant and rave, say the most vile things about this woman, or man, yet cry foul when a few pounds of your own medicine is given back. Just read of a few of the posts, they're not to flattering towards Mr. Westerhold or Nuesse, and they're still up. See, that's why I don't call names, I just state personal opinions from personal experience. Now, you wanna call me a liar, go right ahead. You wanna call me a Nuessie/Mattie supporter, go ahead. Just keep in mind, if you're going to get into or already are in the field of public service, be you a politician, judge, police officer, fire-fighter, etc., there really is a thing called a Code of Ethics to follow and it's there for a reason. If you can't do that, you don't deserve the trust of the public, let alone your postion. Pretty simple, if ya ask me!

Anonymous

Where is Buff, Buff Fan, Buff Fan 2, Buff Fan 4, Buff Fan 5, Buff Fan 19, Grace, al, Ms. Supreme, other Buff Fans and the others that were constantly attacking Elsebeth on these news boards?

I see that some are referring to Matt as "spineless" "coward" and other names.
Matt has his photo posted and has his full name on his blog. Elsebeth used her real name as did her family members. But anonymous posters slammed Elsebeth and her family. Now, they are slamming Matt.

Personally, I think that Matt is very courageous and has a strong backbone to state what he believes in. I didn't care for Matt when he published that CCW permit list but I have forgiven him since he began to uncover the truth and expose the GOBS. I don't always agree with Matt but I respect him.

Back to my original question. Where is Buff and his fans? They are still here using other names. Now, they are attacking Matt and anyone who supports Matt in exposing what really is. Buff in reality is a GOB as are his cronies.
I wonder what those 10 lawyers at the prosecutor's office do all day? What does Icsman do all day?

Anonymous

When is the real tommy smothers going to show up at the state theater? Maybe we can have him report to duty at the SPD to see how many people notice who the real tommy smothers is...then again, we are likely to move on to learning about the three stooges at some point in the future when the three commissioners from the " Inquisition meeting" are called to testify!

Anonymous

Wow, journalism at its finest.

Anonymous

Charile looks like a nut-case waiting to happen....

Anonymous

I suppose you could say the same regarding some in our PD, Judicial System, City leaders, etc.? To all you honest public servants out there, thank you for your dedication.

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