Change is good

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

The last paragraph from the Murman report executive summary recommends Kim Nuesse not be reinstated as Sandusky police chief "unless the city is prepared for the wholesale replacement of the command and support staff."

So be it.

Comments

Anonymous

What is the point of having a casino if there are a small number of living wage jobs. Walmart employees can not affort to gamble and if they do, they will fall back into pverty and have to beg for gas and food money....that is the point. Of course no one has ever claimed that smarter people support casinos...but it is obvious that dumber people go to casinos given that the odds are all in favor of the casinos!!!

Anonymous

if hillary get the nomination, then takes strikland as VP, then I, chris "$400 haircuts in columbus twice a month" redfern, can get appointed gov like i did as state rep and county com! yipee! oh and trust me i know about 10% unemployment in my district, thats why i got a job in government to begin with, oh and my wife only pretends to be a lobbyist, she's actually inherated wealth so she plays at being a consultant to pass the time

Anonymous

Walmart employees already gamble because they buy Ohio Lottery tickets. Casinos have a better payout than the Ohio Lottery does. You have better odds in a casino than with the Ohio Lottery.

Anonymous

Yes, it's his second marriage for appearences and no kids in the first one. Was a neighbor and used to get some of his mail by mistake...all sorts of interestng magazines. Not the kind of stuff a healthy red blooded male reads if you catch my drift.

Anonymous

Not always the sharpest pencils in the box stores as evidenced by lottery sales and casino dreams....wake up!

Anonymous

Businesses such as Cedar Point, Las Vegas, Atlantic City, Kalahari, casinos and other businesses look to the outside people with money. How could a Walmart employees afford to go to Las Vegas, Cedar Point, Kalahari and other expensive businesses? Casinos would draw in people from out of state and from areas within the state. I cannot afford to go to Las Vegas and blow over $1000 on air fare and hotels but I can afford to blow $20 in a casino once in a while. Of course, I could blow my entire paycheck on drugs or credit card debt if I want. Maybe Ohio ought to outlaw credit cards with interest rates over 10%. I heard some credit card interest rates are over 24% and the poor people get saddled with these huge rates. Poor people will blow their money on drugs, booze, the lottery, credit cards or just legal crooks like predatory lenders.

Anonymous

He can't be appointed Governor you moron. The Lt. Gov would take over. Per the constitution of the State.

Anonymous

Redfern is in Columbus not Washington.

You guys prove the average American is pretty stupid when it comes to their own government and operates. Go back and take a government class would you please so at least if you make your stupid comments they would be correct.

Anonymous

What about the comments about the person in the Kelleys Island fire not having a smoke alarm? Why would you delete them?

Anonymous

...The stalwart 007 asked to have stuff deleted? So, she can attack whomever she pleases and be cool? But when someone 'outs' her, you delete those comments, at her request? That is garbage! Who is with me???

Anonymous

Credit card rates are currently being listed as high as 34.99% according to bankrate.com. If Redfern was a leader instead of a political stooge, we would have a usury cap at 12% as some other states do.

TT

I don't know. I should probably be on the fence here, but I think I'm going to have to go with you, "Wait..." I'm "on the fence" because I have used the "Report Abuse" option liberally since its inception. The thing is, I've used it almost everywhere I've found racism, personal attack/threats, unprintable words or phrases, or anything off topic - not just ones agaisnt me specifically. If 007, whoever they are, can ask once or twice to have a small handful of posts that unmask him/her, then I don't see why someone who has endured mountains of attacks (libel, slurs, threats, rude jokes) - like, say, Dr. E.B., must look at said mountain of evil day after day even after innumerable polite requests.

I was outed once; if you look hard on the Forums, you'll find it. I took more than my turn attacking Dr. Baumgartner, something for which I will ever be sorry and of which I will ever be ashamed. Only after I was outed by her that I decided to educate myself on who she really was and for what she really stood. The moral is: if you're going to make inflammatory posts (and sometimes I still do, I'm still learning), slander someone's name, and attack a person or a belief constantly, then you should prepare yourself for consequences beyond your control.

Anonymous

Well written, and yes this is a learning and self-restraint lesson. I do believe Dr. E.B. has much to offer and we should at least be listening. Once you go against the system, the system has a way of getting you out of it's way. Those who take a moral stand for what is right as opposed to what THEY want us to do, are the ones we should listen to. They've paid the ultimate price by being removed from their jobs, so they obviously stood up to the system.

Anonymous

If Murray is a Refern clone, then does he also support casino gambling in the Sandusky Marina District?

Anonymous

@ tt: First of all I have big shoulders and to set the record straight, I requested nothing. I am a firm believer of registering username and email address. If you remember crackhead asked why the posts directed towards me were deleted. I never actually saw them myself.Also tt, maybe the Register perceives you as the proverbial crying wolf, therefore ignoring your requests, since you state you use the report abuse liberally, just a thought. @wait: Why not pick something a little more suited as a user name other than a command, it makes conversation a little less strenuous.

Anonymous

I too have the up most respect for Dr.E.B. and can honestly say that I never bashed her verbally on the blogs or in public for that matter and feel for one that she was railroaded, and offers more knowledge than most of us can comprehend through all of her experience. I will admit sometimes I get a little caught up in the postings and sometimes maybe a little rough on opinions, but who hasn't. It's very aggravating when you have a constant level of grade school rants and finally enough is enough. I think the Register should implement

1. Constant username

2.Register email for them only

3.By implementing these standards, you alleviate people using your user name, which all of us that have one have been subjected to this. Plus all the replies with the annoying user name duh, or the first word in the paragraph. Then and only then will you see the blogs clean up and true intelligent debating will occur.

Anonymous

Cute? I'm a nobody? Why, because I work in customer service? So a golf pro is a nobody? Redfern is an idiot, the MOST unfriendly person that I've ever met. Period. He should be a grade school principal, not a politician(that's joke, in case you couldn't tell).

Anonymous

How about a new topic Matty Boy you and your fans have pretty much bashed this one to death don't you think. How about some new wisdom from that creative(?) mind of yours and Phares.

Anonymous

I have to agree that being forced to use a constant username and/or registering as a requirement to post of the blogs would be most beneficial. I also think certain stories should be blocked from comment. For example, the trash that was posted on the Calvin Harper stories was shameful. The Jensen tragedy also comes to mind. I realize what stories to 'block' would be aa subjective call, but something needs to be done. If Mr. Harper or Mrs. Jensen were a relative ofmine, I would be crushed to read some of the filth posted in the stories involving them.

Anonymous

People post comments because both reading and writing comments is entertainment. Some of the entertainment is good and some is straight garbage. Nevertheless, they're both entertainment.

2 EZ

Anonymous

The question is , will lameduck Chris Redfern endorse ringmaster Tomas Ferrell Jr.

Anonymous

Re to Lucille: Please explain Redfern endorsing Tom Ferrrell, for what may I ask? I thought it was funny that Ferrell would give up his county seat after all these years. What kind of democracy is it that all these people leave their seats only to get appointed without an election being held.

Joe

Redfern is the kid everybody hated in school, and wanted to beat up.

Anonymous

Both Tommy Ferrell and Chris Redfern have skelitons in the closet more than most politicians.

Anonymous

Tom is a old wolf in sheep clothing.

Anonymous

I think we have have seen the last of Redfern. He used his office and the people of this district to only take care of himself.He left a loving and loyal wife and children to marry a lobbyist, a Republican at that.Redfern has charged his living expense in Columbus to the Ohio Democratic Party. He has disloyal to a lot of people. It will catch up with him, it always does. He reminds me of Dave Geist a former Erie County Democratic Chairman who down in flames. Whatever happen to good and decent Dems.

Anonymous

Why would Redfern step down, He's been sponging off the system for years. I doubt if he's qualified to be anything but a politition.

Anonymous

Re: to Long Time Democrat : I agree with you on Redfern fading fast . I heard that the local Democratic party is split , being the real true blue Democrats using the name Country Club Democrats to the wanna be Republican -Democrats that use the party to get in office.

Anonymous

Isn't Redfern's wife a reporter for the Port Clinton paper? Or was that a past wife?

Anonymous

Redfern would make a good used car salesmen. Those used cars would be junkers that are bought at auctions, especially those cars salvaged from flood areas, dried out and sold. Imagine Chris running out after you to sell you a used car telling you to buy now because the car may not last long. Or maybe he could do those long info commercials on television at 3 in the morning trying to sell you courses on how to get rich.

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