Watch Baxter squirm

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

The Nuesse-gate hearings begin later this month, and we'll hit this story as hard as ever. One of the stars on the city's long list of witnesses is none other than the old wise man himself, Kevin Baxter.

I'm not sure the hearings will even come off. At this point the city likely is looking for any way possible to extricate from this Murman report debacle, and Baxter's looking for a way out, too. There's just no way he wants to be cross-examined about his Murman statement. He already took a big lame-o shot at making some corrections to it after the Register questioned inaccuracies, but his cross-outs and new notations in the margins of the Murman report were nonsensical and almost incomprehensible.

Baxter will squirm under cross-examination from attorney K. Ronald Bailey, or he will squirm away from being forced to testify. His Murman statement is riddled with misstatements and holes you could drive a Hummer through.

Look for some hot Dog Days come Aug. 25 if the hearings do go forward as scheduled. The Nuesse-gate special section at sanduskyregister.com will be updated throughout each day of the hearings with live blogging from city commission chambers and video coverage of the testimony.

This is going to be interesting.

Comments

Anonymous

these political posts have nothing to do with Matt's blog...and isn't THAT refreshing! ! !

Anonymous

To: RE RE dont blame the dem congress post on Aug 4, 2008 4:54 PM:

What's wrong? We haven't heard from you in almost 2 days now. Can't think of anything to say without name calling? Or have we converted you? Oh well, I guess there are other liberals / Socialist out there who need our help as well. That's what we do is silence (or convert) them - one Socialist at a time.

Also, the poster below is correct. These politcal blogs are a breath of fresh air from the Nuesse blogs. I do have to thank "Cobbwebb" and "Don't Blame the Dem Congress" for getting this one started! :)

Nobody cares about Nuesse anymore anyway except for Matt.

Gotta go...Tootles!

Anonymous

I'm voting Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.
I'm voting Democrat because I believe oil companies' profits of 4% on
a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.
I'm voting Democrat because freedom of speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.
I'm voting Democrat because when we pull out of Iraq I trust that the bad guys will stop what they're doing because they now think we're good people.
I'm voting Democrat because I believe that people who can't tell us if it will rain on Friday CAN tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don't start driving a Prius.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe discussing Christ in our schools is offensive but atheism, Islam, Buddhism, Occultism & any other religion is OK because these religions are peaceful & Christians are warlike.
I'm voting Democrat because I'm not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.
I'm voting Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves. They need to break even and give the rest away to the government for redistribution as THEY see fit.
I'm voting Democrat because I believe three or four pointy headed elitist liberals need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe kooks who would NEVER get their agendas past the voters.
I'm voting Democrat because I believe that when the terrorists don't have to hide from us over there, when they come over here
I don't want to have any guns in the house to fight them off with.
I'm voting Democrat because I love the fact that I can now marry whatever I want. I've decided to marry my horse.

Anonymous

So since you like to self proclaim that you are a good person, is it safe to assume that you will be paying the county back the $179,000 you owe the taxpayers that you and the Murrat thought we wouldn't find out about?
Hopefully in the up coming trial, we can dwell into his past and examine his present works along with a hair follicle drug test. Then we can put Shawn, and maybe your sister on the stand and find out if the stories that have been told are a farce or not. Then get testimony from Elesbeth, and Krista Harris.
One more thing, I am having a difficult time with you saying QUOTE:(As far as Kevin goes,He was charged with carrying out the wishes of his parents.): If this being the case how do you explain Kevin modifying the Murmon report. Don't you think if he thought he could get away with that he might in fact have done something similar on the family will? Hopefully there will be a judge that isn't in his back pocket or affiliated with any other GOBS here and finally put the issue to bed, or should I say OUT OF OFFICE!!

Anonymous

What is the real difference between a Dumbocrat and a Republican? Answer: A Dumbocrat believes that he is entitled to what a Republican has earned!

Anonymous

I got wood just thinking about it.

Anonymous

Now the house republicans are making another grand stand play to give their supporters something to crow about. Reminds me of the Terry Schaivo grand stand play -- didn't amount to a hill of beans. For some reason people who vote for republicans are real suckers for dog and pony shows. Their president ADDS to the strategic oil reserve when oil is at an all-time high, effectively increasing demand and boosting the price of oil. Dubya's people manipulate the markets the same way they manipulate their supporters. Terry Schaivo died with more brain cells left than most republican start out with.

Geez

I don't know what's worse...Matt's biased blogging or all you off-topic Dem/Repub extremists.

Anonymous

While bringing up Terry Schaivo reminds me that the Dumbocrats are not only socialist, but also do not support life! Terry S was left to die through starvation and withdrawal of liquids, something we would never accept for our pets! Way to go DONT you remind everyone that Dumbocrats also support premature death of loved ones.....something to take pride in if one is a member of the Death party...

Anonymous

At least the off-topic Dem/Repub extremism writting is a break from Matt's biased blogging. That's something I find rather refreshing for a change......and a little more interesting reading......at least for now.

Anonymous

Bravo on your post! Excellently written! !

I noticed that "Don't Blame the Dem Congress" had no comment on that one!! He just shows up with some made up jibbirish.

Anonymous

Let's face it, you people [ I am speaking to white Democrats] just dont want a president that you know has black blood in him. If there was a white boy that was head of his law school class at Harvard, shunned Wall Street to help poor people, beat Hillary in a primary, you all would find nothing wrong with him.

We now hear "staunch" democrats finding piddly little issues on why they will not vote for the Big O.

America, for once do something right.

Anonymous

You are absolutely 100% correct!

We DON'T want a president with black blood in him in the White House.
Thank you for pointing that out to all of us.
To quote you, "America, for once do someting right."
I hope you are not offended by my agreeing with your statement. This is (for now) still America.

Anonymous

First,re don't blame congress, Bush suspended putting oil in the reserves months ago, I suggest you get you sources from something other than the main stream drive by media or the DNC talking points

Anonymous

Shunned wall street to help poor people, give me a break he has three whole years as a senator, before that he was in cahoots with the whole corrupt democratic machine that is chicago, the only way he helps poor people is that he raises taxes on the good working people to get more money to people that are on welfare that won't work for a living

Anonymous

He didn't beat hillary it's just that the good ole boys at the DNC threw out the delegates in Michigan and Florida. By the way, Hillary won those states. This is too easy it's like shooting lawyers in a barrel

Anonymous

I believe that any body clinging to live should. The democrats wanted here dead, how many people that were in a lot better shape died at the hands of the left wing socialist Adolph Hitler. I believe in the sanctity of all human life, I guess that makes me an evil conservative

Anonymous

The autistic child that was strapped to the toilet has no right to live, because like terry schiavo, they have no quality of life

Anonymous

the last five posts were mine, now lets rock with your lame rebuttals!

Anonymous

Because this newspaper is leftist oriented, my posts will probably go bye bye. But I would have love debated all you erie county Hufftards

Anonymous

I Am the Liberal-Progressives Worst Nightmare. I am an American.
I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some Liberal governmental functionary be it Democratic or Republican!
I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way!
I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer, it makes you a smart American.
I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything.
I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, do it in English.
I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.
My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and whoever canceled Jerry Springer.
I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time watching or arguing about it.
I've never owned a slave, or was a slave, I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks and neither have you! So, shut up already.
I believe if you don't like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country! This is AMERICA.
If you were born here and don't like it you are free to move to any Socialist country that will have you.
I want to know which church is it exactly where the Reverend Jesse Jackson preaches, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution. Can I get an AMEN on that one?
I think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry rear if you're running from them..
I also think they have the right to pull you over if you're breaking the law, regardless of what color you are.
And, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my drivers license. I think it's good..... And I'm proud that 'God' is written on my money.
I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.
I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making 'donations' to their cause.
I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents.
I believe 'illegal' is illegal no matter what the lawyers think.
I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA!
If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American.
If you are a BAD American too, please forward this to everyone you know.
We want our country back!

Anonymous

Here are some facts about Obama taken from his own words from his books "Dreams of My Father" and "Audacity of Hope."

From Dreams of My Father: 'I ceased to advertise my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'

From Dreams of My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'

From Dreams of My Father: 'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa , that I'd packed all the attri butes I sought in myself , the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

And FINALLY the Most Damming one of ALL of them!!!

From Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'

How could anyone in their right mind want this guy as the next president of the U.S.A. ? ? ? ? ? ? ?

Anonymous

I will tell you what is worse. Your comments!!

Bob

to Cobbwebb:

I like that Idea of video taping the examination of prosecutor Baxter, that would be very interesting seeing how well he does on the other side of the bench. You could use Youtube if band width is an issue.

I don't know much about that family, I wonder how much money is causing all this trouble and why.

Anonymous

so why is it that we euthanize our pets when they have no quality of life. But we can't put down the old farts and the 'tards?

Anonymous

personally, I am sick and tired of hearing about all this.

In past posts there has been reference to the $137K being from an incorperated business that Kevin was part owner in. It was explained how coperations work on this matter. Has anyone including the Sandusky Register looked into the matter to find the proof(incorperation papers) as to whether this was true or not? NO.

Lets do some research and clear this one. Shouldn't take more then an hour.

Anonymous

This huge national debt, costly war, recession, etc, this is the Democrats fault??? Just what did Bush and the republican controlled congress do his first term??? That is why we now have a democrat controlled congress - too bad not a bigger majority to overrule W's vetos or his threat of a veto.

Anonymous

A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale hits Mexico. Two million Mexicans have died and over a million are injured.
The country is totally ruined and the government doesn't know where to start and is asking for help to rebuild. The rest of the world is in shock.

Canada is sending troopers to help the Mexican army control the riots.
Saudi Arabia is sending oil.
Other Latin American countries are sending supplies.

The European community (except France) is sending food and money.
The United States, not to be outdone, is sending two million Mexicans to replace the dead ones.

God bless America!!!!

Anonymous

I Am the Liberal-Progressives Worst Nightmare. I am an American.
I believe the money I make belongs to me and my family, not some Liberal governmental functionary be it Democratic or Republican!
I'm in touch with my feelings and I like it that way!
I think owning a gun doesn't make you a killer, it makes you a smart American.
I think being a minority does not make you noble or victimized, and does not entitle you to anything.
I believe that if you are selling me a Big Mac, do it in English.
I believe everyone has a right to pray to his or her God when and where they want to.
My heroes are John Wayne, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers, and whoever canceled Jerry Springer.
I know wrestling is fake and I don't waste my time watching or arguing about it.
I've never owned a slave, or was a slave, I haven't burned any witches or been persecuted by the Turks and neither have you! So, shut up already.
I believe if you don't like the way things are here, go back to where you came from and change your own country! This is AMERICA.
If you were born here and don't like it you are free to move to any Socialist country that will have you.
I want to know which church is it exactly where the Reverend Jesse Jackson preaches, where he gets his money, and why he is always part of the problem and not the solution. Can I get an AMEN on that one?
I think the cops have every right to shoot your sorry rear if you're running from them..
I also think they have the right to pull you over if you're breaking the law, regardless of what color you are.
And, no, I don't mind having my face shown on my drivers license. I think it's good..... And I'm proud that 'God' is written on my money.
I think if you are too stupid to know how a ballot works, I don't want you deciding who should be running the most powerful nation in the world for the next four years.
I dislike those people standing in the intersections trying to sell me stuff or trying to guilt me into making 'donations' to their cause.
I believe that it doesn't take a village to raise a child, it takes two parents.
I believe 'illegal' is illegal no matter what the lawyers think.
I believe the American flag should be the only one allowed in AMERICA!
If this makes me a BAD American, then yes, I'm a BAD American. "

Anonymous

matt, I have to laugh at you. Normally, I have to say that I love to read what you write, however, something struck a chord with me this time. I do not defend Ferrell or Baxter, nor do I like ANY of these two GOB'S actions while in office, however, you do use your position of power as well. Look at how you slam them EACH and EVERY chance you get, lets not mention your strong views on Nuesse to boot, but is there any way that you can write an article about these two men that is not so objective? As I stated, I can't stand these two men, but it only lessons the publics view on YOU when you stoop so low!

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