It's all about agenda, Bud

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

Sometimes some paragraphs in Register stories just aren't as descriptive or as precise as they might be. Here are a few examples:

Headline: County dispatch study is delayed

Fourth paragraph: (County commissioner Tom) Ferrell, who chairs a committee of officials looking at the possible merger (into a county controlled dispatch center) was not happy about the delay.

A committee? Really? Strikes me the group Tom Ferrell put together to push his dispatch agenda could more aptly be described as "a group of buds," or GOBs. Some people also refer to this group as the Good Old Boys. The closed-door secret GOB meetings on dispatch took place at the Market Street fire station, or the sheriff's office over coffee. The open meetings for the group probably were at Manny's restaurant.

Many have long believed the Democrats hold all the political power locally. But anyone in the know always knew it was the GOB.

Seventh paragraph: Ferrell said the company (doing the study) needed more time to collect data on the number of emergency calls dispatchers receive compared to the number of business calls.

Say what? Seven months wasn't enough time to secure this vital information? C'mon Tom. We might not be members of the GOB, but that doesn't mean we're stupid.

It's all about agenda, Bud. All about agenda.

Yours.

Comments

Anonymous

The SR will continue to lose customers until Matt Westerhold is gone. I hear the SR is trying to get it's customers to come back. Suggestion, get rid of Westerhold. Customers will come back. If you don't care, fine, keep losing customers.

Anonymous

You just can't let that "GOB" obsession you have go can you Westerhold? The only thing I can come up with is jealousy. After all, what else could it be to be THAT obsessed? I know for me personally, I absolutely hate the SR anymore. Most people I speak with feel the same way. I have never seen such a biased newspaper in my life. Seems to be a little bit too "republican" for my blood also. I used to get the paper home delivered...quit that...I used to buy one every morning once I got to work...quit that...now I buy the "Morning Journal". They aren't biased in the least they simply report the news truthfully. Seems to have more news also. So, Mr. Westerhold, keep up the good work! Hopefully you will seek help soon for your obsession.

Anonymous

Who, exactly are you calling Bud? I think you really need to watch what you are saying and who you are trying to intimidate and rile. It might just come back to bite you in the rear!

Anonymous

It seems to me that when truth starts to hit home the guilty complain the loudest. Keep up the good work Matt, we need to expose more of this GOB network that has infested our government. We all know it is out there and some are afraid to expose it, so when you expose it in the paper it will tend to hold more truth to it. If the bloggers below don't like it don't come on the site. Simple

Anonymous

Just because Matt write's things in the paper doesn't mean it's the truth. Most cases it isn't. It is the only way most citizens get info so some HAVE to believe it (like you)that's why he does it.

Anonymous

Personally I think Matt and the SR are doing an excellent job and everybody I know thinks the same. As for the first three comments below---you sure do get testy.... Maybe you are one of the Good Old Boys?

Anonymous

If they aren't GOBS they have their nose stuck up the GOBS areses.

Anonymous

You would be truly amazed at the amount of public officials and attorneys from other counties that make comments about the CORRUPTION in Erie County. It stands to reason these people KNOW things or they wouldn't make these comments. I know several attorneys right here in Erie County that say the very same thing. I applaud the SR and Matt Westerhold for finally exposing some of this infestation because it's getting WORSE...

Anonymous

Go to bed. We are entitled to our opinion just like you are yours. Now you can continue to talk to yourself and answer yourself again in the morning. Tell Nuesse we said hello. See you tomorrow. Nighty night ;)
Not a GOB by the way. Are you Nuesse herself? Relative? Husband? Sue Daugherty? Or let me guess...Nuesse's nutty friend Mary Blatnik. They make a good pair I might add. Explains alot of these ignorant comments by the supporters anyway.

Anonymous

Nuesse, Matt Westerhold, Mary Blatnik, Orpha McGee, Sue Daugherty...GOD help us...I'd rather be a "GOB" anyday. Maybe I should think about joining the GOB club.

Anonymous

That explains it all.

Anonymous

you say...nah, not testy at all...just honest. Honesty goes a long way.

Anonymous

So are you trying to tell us Erie County Commissioner Tom Ferrell Jr. is one of the (GOBs) Good Old Boys.Does the skeezer/sleaze still hangout at Manny's.

Anonymous

Hope you aren't female, a person of color or have an open mind or you won't be approved for admission into that rather "exclusive" club. Sorry!

Anonymous

I sit back and read these comments and find it funny that:

1) TRULY AMAZING wrote on Jul 25, 2008 9:01 PM: "... I absolutely hate the SR anymore. Most people I speak with feel the same way."

2) EXPOSURE wrote on Jul 25, 2008 11:13 PM: "Personally I think Matt and the SR are doing an excellent job and everybody I know thinks the same."

Now here we have 2 different posters who claim "Most people" or "Everybody" they know either hates the SR, or loves the SR.

So, how does that work? Either: 1) one or both posters do not know very many people, or 2) one of them is lying or exagerating; or 3) this city is really split 50/50 on their opinion of the SR.

Personally, everybody I know (which is everyone on the planet earth) doesn't have an opinion on this subject. :)

Anonymous

Matt, Matt, Matt - You never fail to amaze me! When are they gonna finally get some gonads down there at the SR and fire you anyhow?

Anonymous

I agree that the town is split 50/50. For the SR, that is not good. Because I know a lot of the 50% that do not share the hate that Matt Westerhold spews. I also know a lot of the former customers of the SR that have canceled the SR. And every customer that cancels the SR, it takes money from a business that is in business to make money. So for all those that do not share Matt's views, cancel the SR. When he is gone, then consider becoming a customer again.

Anonymous

I THINK WE CAN GET RID OF ALL GOVERMENT OFFICIALS AND JUST HAVE WESTERHOLD RUN EVERYTHING. IT APPEARS HE IS AN EXPERT ON JUST ABOUT ANY TOPIC. LORD KNOWS HE HAS AN OPINION ABOUT EVERYTHING

Anonymous

Matt I appreciate you and the SR's efforts to hold our public officials accountable. The citizens of this community are too apathetic to do it for themselves. You are the last line of defense against the corruption that every officials in the state seems to know about. Thank you for your courage!

Anonymous

Place your vote against the SR by canceling your subscription now. Money talks and the SR is a business. Without customers, they will close.

Anonymous

What happened to my comments?? Why do you continue to have cummunity comments and you delete the ones that speak the truth? Why is that SR? You delete mine all of the time! I never use foul language or anything like that. I see TRASH written in these blogs all the time and you keep them there forever. Oh well, I must have hit a nerve with Westerhold...thats all that counts...he HATES the truth.

Anonymous

You just can't let that "GOB" obsession you have go can you Westerhold? The only thing I can come up with is jealousy. After all, what else could it be to be THAT obsessed? I know for me personally, I absolutely hate the SR anymore. Most people I speak with feel the same way. I have never seen such a biased newspaper in my life. Seems to be a little bit too "republican" for my blood also. I used to get the paper home delivered...quit that...I used to buy one every morning once I got to work...quit that...now I buy the "Morning Journal". They aren't biased in the least they simply report the news truthfully. Seems to have more news also. So, Mr. Westerhold, keep up the good work! Hopefully you will seek help soon for your obsession.

Anonymous

You say COURAGE? I have a few other choice words to call it.

Anonymous

Stop your crying. You are such a tool. Everyone that won't talk to your Toolness has to be a GOB. Your mind is so skewed. It will not stop until you get yourslef fired.

Anonymous

Westerhold writes most of these blogs himself trying to make himself look good. Most people don't even want to look at what he and Nuesse have to say or think anymore anywayz.

Anonymous

Stop your crying. You are such a tool. Everyone that won't talk to your Toolness has to be a GOB. Your mind is so skewed. It will not stop until you get yourslef fired. "

Anonymous

You just can't let that "GOB" obsession you have go can you Westerhold? The only thing I can come up with is jealousy. After all, what else could it be to be THAT obsessed? I know for me personally, I absolutely hate the SR anymore. Most people I speak with feel the same way. I have never seen such a biased newspaper in my life. Seems to be a little bit too "republican" for my blood also. I used to get the paper home delivered...quit that...I used to buy one every morning once I got to work...quit that...now I buy the "Morning Journal". They aren't biased in the least they simply report the news truthfully. Seems to have more news also. So, Mr. Westerhold, keep up the good work! Hopefully you will seek help soon for your obsession.

Anonymous

Not what you wanted to read?

Anonymous

You missed a comment that was not on your side. You better get to deleting that one before anyone sees it.

Anonymous

You just can't let that "GOB" obsession you have go can you Westerhold? The only thing I can come up with is jealousy. After all, what else could it be to be THAT obsessed? I know for me personally, I absolutely hate the SR anymore. Most people I speak with feel the same way. I have never seen such a biased newspaper in my life. Seems to be a little bit too "republican" for my blood also. I used to get the paper home delivered...quit that...I used to buy one every morning once I got to work...quit that...now I buy the "Morning Journal". They aren't biased in the least they simply report the news truthfully. Seems to have more news also. So, Mr. Westerhold, keep up the good work! Hopefully you will seek help soon for your obsession.

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