E-mail to Commissioner Dennis Miller Jr.

Matt Westerhold
Mar 23, 2010

 

Dear Commissioner Dennis Miller:

I am sorry that we have never had the opportunity to meet, but I wanted to take a moment to urge you to very carefully read the above captioned report. I hope you take the time to do that and question if this was indeed a fair and impartial investigation of the facts, or whether it followed the dictates of an agenda.

I also wanted to mention to you that I met a man at the city commission meeting on Thursday who shared with me his thoughts about this issue and others. He also mentioned he's lived in his home in the 1500 block of Shelby Street for 67 years and said there are eight vacant houses surrounding his home. I drove to his neighborhood earlier today, and sadly, it appears the information he gave me is exactly correct.

I wonder if the more than $40,000 spent so far on the Murman investigation and related expenses would have been better spent to protect our neighborhoods and secure our city's future.

Please feel free to call me anytime. There are a great many other concerns I have regarding this issue, and it would be nice to meet and talk with you about them. Thank you for taking the time to consider my request.

Sincerely,

Matt Westhover

Managing editor

Sandusky Register

Ofc. 419-609-5866

Comments

Anonymous

What does Moyer have to do with the State Bar. What in the he@# are these people pulling off anyway. OHIO better get off of their dead rear ends and start doing something about this CR#P.

Anonymous

The city can come up with money when the want to and they are not as poor as they say, just want you to believe they are. We do not seem to have money for streets, and other services but seem to find money to hand out when it comes to the housing and Nuessee cases. The city has money when it comes to their own projects, but no money when it comes to servicing the taxpayer. The housing problem alone has cost the general fund a little under $700,000 and still counting with no reimbursements in sight.

Anonymous

Unfortunately, that libertarian political and economic star Harry Browne is no longer with us and the Libertarian Party is stuck with Barr.

Never the less, his political philosophy is undoubtedly more fiscally conservative than the candidates of Marxist and the Fascist parties.

At least Barr has perhaps ‘seen the light’ and is more of a beacon that the backslider Ron Paul. Paul makes people believe that there’s hope among the fascists.

Anonymous

For in depth articles about the views of the Austrian School of Economics check out:

http://mises.org/

I miss listening to the wit and wisdom of Milton Friedman. At this current economic time in our nation's history, I could REALLY use a dose of 'Uncle' Milton.

Anonymous

What about the $500.000 of tax payers money that the idiot Stahl, DBA (SMOOCHY) gave to the YMCA towards the new facility, when in fact the old YMCA was already paid off. Yet the city has no money for their electric bill, or anything else for that matter.
Rember this at election time for the commissioners, especially Murray. He can't even make logical decisions for the city, yet alone State Representive's job!!

VOTE ENDERLE!!!

Anonymous

The people that vote for all these levies will only be the ones with the good government jobs that will get raises if they pass. This will cover THEIR INCREASE in taxes but what about us that are living on a FIXED INCOME?

Anonymous

Attorney Patrick Mason worked independently, he never worked for a firm in Sandusky.

Anonymous

One article said that Patrick Mason was a Toledo attorney who practiced in both Toledo and Sandusky and another said he was a Sandusky attorney. So where was his office located in Sandusky? What was the name of his law firm in Toledo or did he work independently there, too? What did Chief Justice Moyer have to do with his disbarrment? Does Moyer now work for the State Bar, TOO? Did K. Ronald Bailey play any part in Mason's disbarrment like he did the other BLACK attorney from Sandusky? What about Baxter? Was he involved? (sure bet)
Has there EVER been any WHITE ATTORNEYS that have been disbarred in Sandusky?

Anonymous

The damage is done so why should Ohio bother to get off there dead rear ends at this stage of the game? They all got their pockets lined good by now so everything hereafter is just an added bonus compliments of the taxpayers.

Anonymous

Why do I have to live on a budget when the city officials can spend my tax dollars anyway they want? There should be a law against this! Who do I contact about this anyway?

Anonymous

Unfortunatly you gave them this almighty power when you elected them to office. There is nothing in the charter that prohibits them from spending all the money the city has, including the millions they have in bonds or seperate accounts.

Anonymous

The Libertarian Party's motto is the "Party of Principle", so what are those principles? Below is the LP's Statement of Principles:

"We, the members of the Libertarian Party, challenge the cult of the omnipotent state and defend the rights of the individual.

We hold that all individuals have the right to exercise sole dominion over their own lives, and have the right to live in whatever manner they choose, so long as they do not forcibly interfere with the equal right of others to live in whatever manner they choose.

Governments throughout history have regularly operated on the opposite principle, that the State has the right to dispose of the lives of individuals and the fruits of their labor without their consent.

We, on the contrary, deny the right of any government to do these things, and hold that where governments exist, they must not violate the rights of any individual: namely, 1) the right to life - accordingly we support prohibition of the initiation of physical force against others; 2) the right to liberty of speech and press - accordingly we oppose all attempts by government to abridge the freedom of speech and press, as well as government censorship in any form; and 3) the right to property - accordingly we oppose all government interference with private property, such as confiscation, nationalization, and eminent domain, and support the prohibition of robbery, trespass, fraud, and misrepresentation.

Since governments, when instituted, must not violate individual rights, we oppose all interference by government in the areas of voluntary and contractual relations among individuals. People should not be forced to sacrifice their lives and property for the benefit of others. They should be left free by government to deal with one another as free traders; and the resultant economic system, the only one compatible with the protection of individual rights, is the free market" [the free market is not the government-generated competitive business cycle that is often mistakenly referred to today as 'the free market'].

Anonymous

The Constitution is based on the principle of limited government. Sounds good to me.

Let's put it into practice!

It hasn’t been tried in almost 150 years, ever since the election of Lincoln and his abuse of it.

Anonymous

I'm not a politician. Like you, I am sick of seeing government take half the national income and then dole it back to us as though we are children on an allowance. And I'm not fooled by a bail out bill that doesn't change anything, or by other government action that add up to a bigger government budget.

Most politicians believe in just one thing - winning elections. They'll say anything to get in office and stay there. Today they believe saying 'bailout' will get them elected, but the last thing they really want is to give up the power that comes from big government.

For decades the Demo-publican Party has dominated the government. And every year government grows larger and interfers further in our lives.

The Libertarian Party says "Enough!" They have constructed a realistic blueprint for restoring the American Dream.

Anonymous

If they have millions in bonds or seperate accounts why don't they give it to the Erie County Care Facility and the schools?

Anonymous

602 Comments! I can't help but believe that somewhere Elsebeth Baumgartner is smiling....

Anonymous

Actually, such views put them in the majority. However, due to the stranglehold our two party system has on people it is almost impossible for a third party to be heard. Politics in this country are a joke. Democrat or Republican, you still get the same cronyism regardless of who you elect with these two parties. You all can talk about change, but there will be none until a third party is able to finally take away the power that the Democrats and Republicans hold.

Anonymous

It is their rainy day fund for the MD project, but they do not want you to know this. They are pleading poor so they can push this project down the throats of the citizens on the claim it will pull us out of the financial problems we are in. See how devious and crooked these commissioners really are. This is like Bill Gates standing on the corner with a cup in his hand asking for donations.

Anonymous

The Libertarian Party is much stronger in the Western U.S., where one can find many that share a sense of individual responsibility, as opposed to the collectivist mentality of the East.

I've always found the county voter map of the 2000 Presidential election to be very enlightening. It shows rural and city collar counties going for Bush and the urban areas largely for Gore:

See: http://www.usatoday.com/news/pol...

(Did you know that the originator of the red state/blue state color system had the Dems as ‘red’? CBS reversed it when they first adopted it and it's since become the standard. Wonder why the Dems don't like to be associated with the color red???)

tinayak

What the price-tag for today will be? Since the Taxpayers aren't paying for it we needn't be concerned, right? What would you expect from a city that won't even accept financial responsiblity, other than covering a priv. citizens $500 deduc., when a SPD Officer t-bones your car, doing $3 grande in damages? Good thing they passed that new law to cover their assets!

mike

Life is better when the busybodies and gossip mongers are kept at bay. Good for the city and thanks judge!

Anonymous

The taxpayers will be paying for it. That's was just a bunch of bull they came up with because of the election. Notice how they ignored the SR when they asked for proof. These guys are so obvious in their corruption their pathetic.

Anonymous

attorney Gaye Harris was suspended from the practice of law and John Vogel.

Anonymous

You should be booted out the door of the SR also (Erie county too). I get tired of your opinions, you are all about drama not the news.

Anonymous

You should have been allowed to stay- I think you speak alot of truth about what goes on in the good ole boy network... Keep up the good work- and hey, maybe you'll get lucky and they WILL let you testify- oh, the things you could tell them.. if only anyone would listen...

joe baumgartner

Dear Matt. Was this a private hearing, or did they just make it that way for their benefit. Do not listen to the neysayers that have commented above. Trust your instincts and find out rhy the Press is not allowed to sit in on the hearing. The same act was followed when my wife was in the Erie County Common Pleas Court. I was barred from sitting in on the procedings. They will do anything that they can get away with behind closed doors, and it is not reported to the public. Where in the USSR are we anyhow?

Anonymous

You seem to know a lot about these people. Are you an attorney? If so have you ever heard of an attorney for an insurance company filing a protective order against a COMPLAINTANT in a Probate Estate requesting that the Judge allow them to NOT PRODUCE THE RECORDS that were requested? I mean gee, why don't they just ADMIT TO THE FRAUD instead of filing something as stupid as that? Not to mention, I thought it was ILLEGAL to withhold and conceal records..............

Sam

Matt, you never heard of separation of witness? I thought you were so knowledgeable about the criminal justice system. Why complain, just assign another reporter to cover the story. Maybe now is the time to start with your resume, just in case. I hear the Journal has an opening on a morning motor route. What calls did you make with Nusse and what did you know and when? Maybe you should consult an attorney.

Anonymous

This was the right move by the City. Good for them. The SR can easily put another reporter in there. Quit crying and whining and go do something useful for a change.

resident

Matt quit your crying. Seperation of witnessess is an every day occurence in law proceedings. If you would not have involved yourself in such a biased way, maybe you would have been just that average reporter, and allowed to stay. Your in it deep now, so you might as well grin and bare it.

Anonymous

Having just moved here from the west (Utah), I certainly know what you are talking about. I just can't believe the entitlement mentality of people here. Maybe that's why I rarely see a smile on peoples face here.

Anonymous

I see that the GOBs are up to their tricks to cover their butts and keep the truth buried. Matt, have other reporters take your place. The reason why they don't want you there is because they don't want you to report all that went on. The GOBs want the truth to remain hidden.

Keep up the good work, Matt. Many of us support you and want to see the TRUTH to come forward. It is time for the GOBs to answer to their bosses, WE THE PEOPLE.

Hey Matt, could the Sandusky Register get outside help like the FBI to investigate here like in Cleveland? Newspapers have a lot of clout in getting corruption exposed. If the GOBs have nothing to hide, then they would welcome a Federal investigation.

Are these hearings open to the public? If so, I would like to be there to support the TRUTH. But GOBs love to keep everything quiet and secret.

Anonymous

Looks like the GOBs are really busy posting anti-Matt comments. I hope that they are not posting on taxpayer time.

It would be nice if all of the comments had IP addresses assigned and posted for all to read. What is the IP address of city hall and the prosecutor's office?

Anonymous

Wasn't Judge Joey Toothbrush Cirigliano in the Baxter family probate case. When Joey Toothbrush isn’t letting child molesters roam free on the advice of his real estate partners – he’s conspiring with his favorite County Prosecutor Kevin Baxter so that Kevin can steal money from his own brothers and sisters! Ejay was represented by Schumakes Loop and Kedrick Attorney Thomas Pletz. This was a great write-up !

Anonymous

Isn't it convenient that the lying and crooked city attorney, led by Icsman, didn't already have Matt on the witness list before the trial began. He was put on the list to keep things quiet and not get reported on. If they would have let Matt know beforehand he could have had another reporter there to represent the SR and the people. This judge is about as honest as Al Capone was. He should have thrown this request out and told the city attorney they had plenty of time before the trial began to put Matt on the witness list. Instead he cowtows to the GOB's again. When will we ever get an honest judge involved in this.

Anonymous

Yes, unfortunately I know more about these corrupt officials than I care to. Needless to say, it is very important that we all seek justice in a civilized and legal manner. Never allow your feelings to get the best of you. Now, it very common for an attorney to file for a protective order. Basically, that will allow them some time so that they do not have to produce the requested documentation. Well, at least until the judge rules for or against them. Furthermore, attorneys withhold and conceal records all the time. There really isn't to much that you can about it other than filing a motion to have them held in contempt of court. If you do that you will only further p*ss off the judge and the opposition. So be very careful of your actions. As you know, they are quick to retaliate once you are perceived you as a threat.

Anonymous

....Make me nauseous. Seems to be just a few of them making blog after blog. Nothing better to do with your life? Be careful, you may find yourself in the same boat as Westerhold if you keep spewing your venom.

Anonymous

It seems to be that no one is capable of covering Nuesse gate but Matt because he was an imbedded reporter from the beginning of this fiasco. His alleged unethical behavior of being at Nuesse's house listening to commissioner conversations is going to come out. Hope your ready Matty

Taxpayer

Westerhold how many times were you at Nusse's house and her lawyers office sharing information? Whos is biased.
The GOB, Westerhold, Nusses and friends.

Anonymous

Typical "GOBs" maneuver. Makes me think, What are they hiding.

Anonymous

Well I already DID file a motion to hold them in comtempt of court. Buy some time so they don't have to produce the documentation? These crooks have been pulling this off forever........And why would it p*ss the judge off? One would think it would p*ss her off more that they keep dragging it on and on and on. And I can tell you something else---what was done in this case went way beyond FRAUD---it was flat-out CRIMINAL and attorneys were part of it. (not to mention a Judge)

Anonymous

Sorry---spelled CONTEMPT wrong.

Anonymous

dont feel like smiling and dont like it when someone tells me to smile. its none of their god dam business if I smile or not. so F off!

Anonymous

How can you seek justice in a civilized manner in Erie County when the Erie County Courts are uncivilized?

Anonymous

Who cares if Matt listened in. I have a speaker phone and others in my home also listen in to my phone conversations. Why all of the secrecy?
I am sick and tired of all of these secrets. Unless the call was "strictly confidential" such as confidentiality between a lawyer and client, who gives a crap if others listened in onto phone conversations. If BIG BROTHER can listen in to my phone conversations or hack into my computer, let them. I HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE. Only crooks get upset when others listen in to their LIES.

Call in the FBI to investigate Sandusky, the Erie County Court system along with all judges, prosecutors and lawyers. While they are at it, they may want to investigate the Ottawa County prosecutor's office too.

my 2 cents

I've noticed the quality of the register has gone down hill since Westerhold has taken charge.

The writing has become hackneyed
the comics s u c k
and I get fresher news from either TV or the Morning Journsl.

I actually saw a story hit the front page 2 weeks after channel 11 out of Toledo did a piece on the exact same thing.

NineMM

Hey Matt...............Heard Sean B was dropping off some paperwork or "evidence" to the SR last week concerning the ongoing Baxter feud. You, Sean, and Ejay gonna gang up on Kevin? I'm on your side on this one as well as Nuessegate. You don't have to delete my comments from the other page. We'll find out eventually. I'm not trying to "scoop" you either. If that's what you think then you should change your front page format from blue to yellow. Afraid that brother Kevin will find out you are helping Sean and Ejay expose him. Give em he11.

hmmmmm

What happened to the "Just In" story about Nuesse and her hearing? Was Matt told to remove it or what? If not he should have been. Strange.

NineMM

RE: Hmmmmm................Yeah, I was on that page making a comment and got the old page not available or has been moved page. Strange is right. Maybe there will be another just in scoop to blog about. Maybe the Baxter feud since Sean was seen at the SR dropping off "evidence", and that cat is out of the bag.

Anonymous

I was thinking just the opposite. I thought there was too much truth coming out in them about Westerhold and Nuesse and SR or Weseterhold himself didn't like it. Got spooked.

Anonymous

Is it also a ploy that Sams and Frost were also barred? It's tough being the ceter of the universe, isn't it?

Anonymous

Absoutely right on the money. Matt just how many times were you at Nuesse's residence? Maybe you shouldn't be allowed int he hearings could be simply based on the witness issue. Not your little selfish issue of not being able to report the matter. You involved yourself by befriending her spinning the register in her favor. Now you're going to have to answer to it. You make the comment, The city really don't want you to testify. Make sure you don't lie under oath or maybe youir friend Kevin Baxter will be prosecuting your next hearing..............

Anonymous

Why were two of these comments deleted? They certainly weren't offensive. I think the kind of judges we have in this COUNTY should be known to one and all so people can see how the unfair, hyprocrite legal system in this county REALLY works.

Anonymous

Same ole same ole. This is what the low-down dirty tactic boys are known for-- playing dirty. That's why it took so long to get this thing rolling. They had to conspire behind closed doors on how they were going to work it. Lord, I hate this system here in Erie County not to mention Kevin Baxter. That guy is the epitome of all evil.

Anonymous

I've got a Summary Judgement done by Baxter's Lorain County attorney BUDS that I showed the Court DOCUMENTED PROOF was full of LIES. One even lied in an affadavit signed under oath and I PROVED it was a LIE yet Binette and McGookey ignored it. So I am now calling Baxter's office. I want these crooks PROSECUTED. And Mr. Baxter better do his job........

Anonymous

I predicted that they would do something to keep Matt from reporting on this and I was right! And you better believe Bailey was part of it....I know how these GOBS work.

Anonymous

They certainly didn't want Matt to do the reporting did they.

Anonymous

Lord, I really DO BELIEVE now what the community has been complaining about. Mr. Baxter is going to get a good tongue-lashing from me for ruining THIS COMMUNITY! His mother must be turning over in her grave.

Anonymous

You don't help your case that there is nothing underhanded going on when you post what amounts to a threat... taken from below

THE WESTERHOLD AND NUESSE SUPPORTERS wrote on Oct 13, 2008 6:58 PM:

" ....Make me nauseous. Seems to be just a few of them making blog after blog. Nothing better to do with your life? Be careful, you may find yourself in the same boat as Westerhold if you keep spewing your venom. "

Anonymous

TO THE BLOGGER ON OCTOBER 13, 2008 AT 6:58 PM
Oh really? And what exactly is the "boat" that Westerhold is in? Is that suppose to be some kind of threat that nobody DARE EXPOSE THE SH*T THAT'S GOING ON IN THIS COUNTY? If it is then you can go straight to the pits honey because I'll spout the SH*T WITH PROOF TO ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO LISTEN! What are you trying to say---that Baxter and his gob club are suppose to be HITLER or something and everybody should be shaking in their boots? You seem to forget sweetie that these tyrant morons were ELECTED by the people and the people have every right to GET RID OF THEM WHEN THEY TURN CORRUPT! AND THEY SURE ARE CORRUPT!!! SO COOL IT WITH YOUR JOKE THREATS, HONEY.

Anonymous

Considering that the retired judge was involved in the Baxter's probate estate wonder why Bailey never objected to his being the mediator in this? Any comment from Mr. Bailey over this matter would be very much appreciated.
I also heard the rumor that Kevin Baxter used our tax dollars to pay for his defense against his brother's allegations in the Baxters estate. I find it very hard to believe that was LEGAL. Any comments from the retired Judge over this matter would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

Anonymous

You scream about the first amendment, but yet you censor this crap rag on here. How does it feel to get a taste of your own medicine? Well, do you care to answer that Westerhold? Oh I know you are not sure how to do that. Mr Westerhold, if I want another one of your spewing opinions I'll sit on my behind and fart. At least you can't censor that! Cry like a baby because your first amendment rights are being violated! What about mine and the others on here that are being barred from what we have to say because you think the rules should only apply to us! You are a jack a s s!

Anonymous

Hang in there, Matt!
Win Big, Kim!

Anonymous

If people can't see by now how that Baumgartner woman got railroaded they never will.....

Anonymous

One would think these guys would be well, maybe a little embarrassed barring the Editor Matt Westerhold from the hearings. I mean come on guys even high school kids would have had more brains than to pull off an obvious move like that.

joe baumgartner

Oh Yes, billable hours for lawyers. If you want to see the basic game-plan and playbook for prosecuting innocent people and either having the government pay for it, or better yet maybe the spouse of the accused,and then seal the records so that no one can see what the $26,000.00 judgement actualy paid for (that would be legal fees for the GOB lawyers), sorry I got off track a little there. Google David Palmer and you will find many examples of our legal system at work. The clock is ticking, hold on to your wallet! Believe me I have personal knowledge of these actions, once again usually done in closed session, away from public scrutiny. Keep Going Matt

Anonymous

They did not uncover any new evidence this past weekend. This was just a ploy by this crooked lawyer Cannon and her team to pad the expense. They do not have any intention of calling Matt as a witness as they know if he does it will completely ruin their witch-hunt agenda.

Anonymous

DID SHE EVER REPRESENT ELSEBETH? ...AND WHAT ABOUT THE BLACK ATTORNEY FROM COLUMBUS THAT WAS DISBARRED SHORTLY AFTER TAKING ELSRBETH'S CASE. LET'S KEEP THIS FIRE BURNING!!!

Elsebeth

WILL ALWAYS BE SMILING BECAUSE SHE'S TOUGHER THAN THE SCUM-BAGS ARE CORRUPT.

Anonymous

A threat? What are you talking about? I am not sure who you think you are talking to but I see no threat there. Did I use the word "may" in there someplace? Geez.....eeeeaaaaasy. You Nuesse, Westerhold supporters are so paranoid! What is up with that? Talk about threats, that is all you people do in every single blog since this has been going on is threaten our city leaders. Give me a break. Remember when I said "make me naseous"? Thanx for proving my point. ;)

Anonymous

Oklahoma had a vibrant Libertarian Party movement two decades ago. There were campus rallies at the Univ of Oklahoma against the nasty Soloman Amendment that forced students to sign-up for the inactive draft; education seminars in Slaughterville against zoning that culminated in a successful lawsuit against the municipalty's attempt to introduce zoning to a 45-square mile rural area that incorporated in the first place to avoid being annexed and zoned by neighboring municipalites; and active local Libertarian parties in the City and Tulsa that ran candidates and campaigns for local and state offices.

Today, Oklahoma is the most inactive state in the Libertarian Party. If Buckeye Libertarians aren't careful, Ohio will be next!

Bob Barr is an ex-CIA official from the '70s, when Daddy Bush was Director of the CIA. Bob Barr is now the LP's candidate for president! How could a man who used to be part of the problem hoodwink Libertarians into thinking he could be part of the solution? I guess the same way Republicans can fall for the Bushes.

We're all in trouble if we can't see that 3 months from now no matter who is in the Oval Office - McCain, Obama, or Barr (M.O.B.), the New World Order will still be rolling.

As voters we must find a better way than an ex-CIA man who became Congressman and then crafted the all-seeing Patriot Act while publicly proclaiming they're for privacy. I wonder how many Libertarian Party members today are really ex-government employees collecting a government pension?

Cheryl

Did you see who McCain is involving in his campaign? look up Timmins and see his connection with Sadam Hussein and you tell me who associates with criminals and terrorists.
GO OBAMA

Anonymous

Matt, this is about the coffee, not you. Check out the video, it's the coffee.

How about the blogger that said you were a Kevin Baxter butt kisser. Your fan base is impressive, and knowledgable, and they are all yours.

Anonymous

Go do something useful like maybe volunteer your time out to the Erie County Care facility preferably in Cluster 4 because you certainly won't change my opinion about these wonderful city leaders. I know how they work. The fraud in Probate alone proves they have no respect for the living, no respect for the dead, no respect for the LAW and if the truth were known they don't even have any respect for GOD.

Anonymous

As a matter of fact, I work in a nursing home tpye facility. I take care of people every single day of my life, have been for quite some time now. Alot of politics there also. So much for that theory of yours. You sound like a very angry person. All over a person like Nuesse? Wow! Nuesse is my problem in all of this. The reason being....why is she causing all of this hatred and turmoil throughout our town? I always thought that if your boss fired you, he fired you. Wasn't that the city managers right? Why would she even want her job back? Well, in my opnion, she is not even thinking about wanting her job back. She just wants to TRY and take every single penny she THINKS she can get her hands on from the city that I was born and raised in and have been here all of my life. She needs to go cause all of this hatred and turmoil in her town where she came from. That, sir, is MY problem. What is yours? Life is too short to be that angry just because of her!

Sam

Matt when you need a lawyer for your part of Nussegate, I suggest you don't get Baumgartner's attorney.

Anonymous

Louis Farrakhan calls Obama 'The Messiah':

See: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O...

Taxpayer

Obama, dangerous for America.

Anonymous

You are dead wrong if you think Kim Nuesse is the cause behind my anger. You are also dead wrong if you think Kim Nuesse is the cause of all the hate and turmoil throughout this town. Kim Nuesse instead is the straw that broke the camel's back.

Anonymous

It's a bunch of bogus junk to keep Matt from reporting. They had it all planned out. Hang in there, Matt. The GOB's are pulling off one of their sneaky little games that won't go anywhere. I know how they work.

Anonymous

I have the PERFECT lawyers for you, Sam. Would you like me to mention ALL their names, Kevin.....oh sorry, I meant Sam.

Anonymous

How does a Cuyahoga County attorney come into this County and get away with filing FRAUD PRELIMINARY JUDICIAL REPORTS ON BEHALF OF A NON-CLIENT? Is this a NEW PRECEDENT here in ERIE COUNTY? If so, then you best be informing the RESIDENTS of this County about it.

Anonymous

Wow! Moyer sure must be busy!

Anonymous

BAXTER HAS GOT TO GO!!

Sam

Matt, you seem a little defensive. You have nothing to hide, do you?

Anonymous

The African-American attorney's name is Derek Farmer. He only represented Elsebeth for a brief period of time. I do believe that Elsebeth did have some reprentation from the law firm of Don Harris and Loretta Riddle. I'm sure that she would definitely be pleased to know that this blog is running at full speed about the corruption in Erie County.

Anonymous

Has anyone heard about a motorcycle crash that happened in Sandusky Monday? 2 people, a man and a woman.

Anonymous

I know everyone has a different opinion on the war and our current President. But, this article makes a lot of sense; take 2 minutes, read it and give it some thought.
When electing the next President, 'the only decision you have to make is who you want sitting in that seat in the White House when - not if - WHEN we get hit again and millions of American lives are put at risk!'
This is from: 'You ain't gonna like losing.'

Author unknown.

President Bush did make a bad mistake in the war on terrorism. But the mistake was not his decision to go to war in Iraq . Bush's mistake came in his belief that this country is the same one his father fought for in WWII. It is not.
Back then, they had just come out of a vicious depression. The country was steeled by the hardship of that depression, but they still believed fervently in this country. They knew that the people had elected their leaders, so it was the people's duty to back those leaders.
Therefore, when the war broke out the people came together, rallied behind, and stuck with their leaders, whether they had voted for them or not or whether the war was going badly or not.
War was just as distasteful and the anguish just as great then as it is today. Often there were more casualties in one day in WWII than we have had in the entire Iraq war. But that did not matter. The people stuck with the Pres ident because it was their patriotic duty. Americans put aside their differences in WWII and worked together to win that war.
Everyone from every strata of society, from young to old pitched in. Small children pulled little wagons around to gather scrap metal for the war effort. Grade school students saved their pennies to buy stamps for war bonds to help the effort.
Men who were too old or medically 4F lied about their age or condition trying their best to join the military. Women doubled their work to keep things going at home. Harsh rationing of everything from gasoline to soap, to butter was imposed, yet there was very little complaining.
You never heard prominent people on the radio belittling the President. Interestingly enough in those days there were no fat cat actors and entertainers who ran off to visit and fawn over dictators of hostile countries and complain to them about our President. Instead, they made upbeat films and entertained our troops to help the troops' morale. A bunch even enlisted.
Imagine this: Teachers in schools actually started the day off with a Pledge of Allegiance and with prayers for our country and our troops!
Back then, no newspaper would have dared point out certain weak spots in our cities where bombs could be set off to cause the maximum damage. No newspaper would have dared complain about what we were doing to catch spies. A newspaper would have been laughed out of existence if it had complained that German or Japanese soldiers were being 'tortured' by being forced to wear women's underwear or subjected to interrogation by a woman or being scared by a dog or did not have air conditioning.
There were a lot of things different back then. We were not subjected to a constant bombardment of pornography, perversion and promiscuity in movies or on radio. We did not have legions of crack heads, dope pushers and armed gangs roaming our streets.
No, President Bush did not make a mistake in his handling of terrorism. He made the mistake of believing that we still had the courage and fortitude of our fathers. He believed that this was still the country that our fathers fought so dearly to preserve.
It is not the same country. It is now a cross between Sodom and Gomorra and the land of Oz. We did unite for a short while after 9/11, but our attitude changed when we found out that defending our country would require some sacrifices.
We are in great danger. The terrorists are fanatic Muslims. They believe that it is okay, even their duty, to kill anyone who will not convert to Islam. It has been estimated that about one third or over three hundred million Muslims are sympathetic to the terrorists cause... Hitler and Tojo combined did not ha ve nearly that many potential recruits. So... we either win it - or lose it - and you ain't gonna like losing.
America is not at war. The military is at war. America is at the mall, or watching the movie stars.

(Remember Obama said in his book 'Audacity of Hope', 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction'.....what better place for the Muslins to control our country, than in the office of the President of USA .

Anonymous

" About six months ago, I started thinking "where did the money come from for Obama". I have four daughters who went to College, and we were middle class, and money was tight. We (including my girls) worked hard and there were lots of student loans.

I started looking into Obama's life.

Around 1979 Obama started college at Occidental in California. He is very open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time but, even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies. "Barry" (that was the name he used all his life) during this time had two roommates, Muhammad Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, both from Pakistan. During the summer of 1981, after his second year in college, he made a "round the world" trip. Stopping to see his mother in Indonesia, next Hyderabad in India, three weeks in Karachi, Pakistan where he stayed with his roommate's family, then off to Africa to visit his father's family. My question - Where did he get the money for this trip? Nether I, nor any one of my children would have had money for a trip like this when they where in college.

When he came back he started school at Columbia University in New York. It is at this time he wants everyone to call him Barack - not Barry. Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia? It's not cheap! to say the least. Where did he get money for tuition? Student Loans? Maybe. After Columbia, he went to Chicago to work as a Community Organizer for only $12,000. a year. Why Chicago? Why not New York? He was already living in New York.

By "chance" he met Antoin "Tony" Rezko, born in Aleppo Syria, and a real estate developer in Chicago. Rezko has been convicted of fraud and bribery this year. Rezko, was named "Entrepreneur of the Decade" by the Arab-American Business and Professional Association". About two years later, Obama entered Harvard Law School. Do you have any idea what tuition is for Harvard Law School? Where did he get the money for Law School? More student loans?

After Law school, he went back to Chicago. Rezko offered him a job, which he turned down. But, he did take a job with Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland. Guess what? They represented "Rezar" which Rezko's firm. Rezko was one of Obama's first major financial contributors when he ran for office in Chicago. In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama which Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was instrumental in p roviding Obama with "seed money" for his U.S. Senate race. In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in Kenwoood District of Chicago for $1.65 million (less than asking price). With ALL those Student Loans - Where did he get the money for the property?

On the same day Rezko's wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot for full price. The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obama's new home was purchased. Obama met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.

Now, we have Obama running for President. Valerie Jarrett, was Michele Obama's boss. She is now Obama's chief advisor and he does not make any major decisions without talking to her first. Where was Jarrett born? Ready for this? Shiraz, Iran! Do we see a pattern here? Or am I going crazy?

On May 10, 2008 The Times reported, Robert Malley advisor to Obama was "sacked" after the press found out he was having regular contacts with "Hamas", which controls Gaza and is connected with Iran. This past week, buried in the back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers reported that during Obama's visit to Iraq, he asked their leaders to do nothing about the war until after he is elected, and he will "Take care of things".

Oh, and by the way, remember the college roommates that where born in Pakistan? They are in charge of all those "small" Internet campaign contribution for Obama. Where is that money coming from? The poor and middle class in this country? Or could it be from the Middle East?

And the final bit of news. On September 7, 2008, The Washington Times posted a verbal slip that was made on "This Week" with George Stephanapoulos. Obama on talking about his religion said, "My Muslim faith". When questioned, "he make a mistake". Some mistake!

All of the above information I got on line. If you would like to check it - Wikipedia, encyclopedia, Barack Obama; Tony Rezko; Valerie Jarrett: Daily Times - Obama visited Pakistan in 1981; The Washington Times - September 7, 2008; The Times May 10, 2008.

Now the BIG question - If I found out all this information on my own, Why haven't all of our "intelligent" members of the press been reporting this?

A phrase that keeps ringing in my ear - "Beware of the enemy from within"!!! "

Anonymous

I think everyone should settle down and buy a clue here. This isn't rocket science. As we have seen Mr. Westerhold has been very biased on his reportings of Ms. Nuesse. There have been too many questions in regards to leaked stories to the press by Ms. Nuesse as well as supposedly private conversations between Ms. Nuesse and the commissioners being listened in on by Mr. Westerhold. By calling Mr. Westerhold as a witness it will place him into a position to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, where before we have only received vague answers. Remember the question and answer at the State Theater where things got heated between Mr. Westerhold and Ms. Farrar? I for one would like to know how far this ex-chief went, I am sure it is not against the law to leak city information, however to me it would make her very unethical and a poor choice of a leader.

Anonymous

Exactly!

Taxpayer

Good move, attack the attackers, deflect the attention and your involvment away from you Westerhold. If you have nothing to hide, why worry, just have another reporter cover the story. Your bias has shown in this entire event from day one. You do not allow the facts to get in your way or spin your version of the event. Maybe the real GOB are Nusse, Westerhold and friends!

Anonymous

Good move, Baxter. How long did it take you and your BUDS to come up with this sneaky move on Matt & the SR? About as long as it took you and your sneaky BUDS to figure out how to get a ERIE COUNTY PROBATE ESTATE case filed in the jurisdiction of Cuyahoga County for a Cuyahoga County judge to FIX?

Anonymous

Will you just give it up on the ERIE CTY. PROBATE ESTATE & CUYAHOGA CTY. thing????? What does that have to do with anything here? No one cares about whatever that issue was? Stay on the article - watch the videos - you can clearly see Ms. Nuesse isn't comfortable. Great job Sams!

Anonymous

Good move, Baxter! So how come we couldn't find a way to get the illegal transfer of real estate that caused defects in the title filed in the wrong jurisdiction of Cuyahoga County? Oh, that's right. That would have been difficult because the property was situated in ERIE COUNTY. Is that why we arranged for it to be handled by the Erie County Common Pleas Court instead of Probate? Fantastic! Impressive! Cuyahoga County attorney crook files Oral Motions and Fraud Prliminary Judicial Reports on behalf of a NON-CLIENT! Fantastic! Impressive!

Anonymous

Absolutely correct! Sarah should fess-up and put it to rest. However,"Troopergate" and the abuse of power pale in comparison the Obama's "lie"arrhea regarding his associations with these (3) men. Why is it that he can not bring himself to expose the truth.

Obama continues to downplay his association with Bill Ayers one of the Underground Weathermen. His shady dealings with now convicted business man Tony Rezko are suspect And Reverend Wright? How can one sit through 500+ sermons and not hear the radical racial rants towards "White America". He stayed 20+ years before denouncing Wrights tirades.

And as for Obama's honesty; I leave you with these comforting words:

1.) Selma Got Me Born - NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 - Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965. (Google' Obama Selma ' for his full March 4, 2007 speech and articles about its various untruths.)

2.) Father Was A Goat Herder - NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.

3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter - NOT EXACTLY, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.

4.) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom - NOT EXACTLY; your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya. It is the first widespread violence in decades. The current government is p ro-American but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim ! Sharia law. Your half-brother, Abongo Obama, is Odinga's follower. You interrupted your New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone.

Obama's cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president and tried to get Sharia muslim law in place there. When Odinga lost the elections, his followers have burned Christians' homes and then burned men, women and children alive in a Christian church where they took shelter.. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin before the election process here started. Google Obama and Odinga and see what you get. No one wants to know the truth.

5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian - NOT EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldn't allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.

6.) My Name is African Swahili - NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and 'Baraka' (from which Barack came) means 'blessed' in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.

Barack Hussein Obama is not half black. If elected, he would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother's side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side. While Barack Hussein Obama's father was from Kenya, his father's family was mainly Arabs.. Barack Hussein Obama's father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father's birth certificate even states he's Arab, not African Negro). From....and for more....go to.....

http://www.arcadeathome.com/n ewsboy.phtml?Barack_Hussein_Obama_-_Arab-American,_only! _6.25%2 5_African

7.) I Never Practiced Islam - NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change, so you could run for office.

4-3-08 Article 'Obama was 'quite religious in islam'' http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=...

8.) My School In Indonesia was Christian - NOT EXACTLY, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book).

February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times a year ago: Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, re citing them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that! seemed delightfully uncalculated (it'll give Alabama voters heart attacks, 0); Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as 'one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.' This is just one example of what Pamela is talking about when she says 'Obama's narrative is being altered, enhanced and manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.'

9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian - NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says you could speak the language.

10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia, I Have More Foreign Experience - NOT EXACTLY, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn't even speak the language. What did you learn, how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.

11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs - NOT EXACTLY, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise, 0); you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies.

12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion - NOT EXACTLY, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify - your classmates said you were just fine.

13.) An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office - NOT EXACTLY, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn't, and never did, exist.

14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My outlook on Life - NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn't, and never did, exist.

15.) I Won't Run On A National Ticket In '08 - NOT EXACTLY, here you are, despite saying, live on TV,
that you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.

16.) Voting 'Present' is Common In Illinois Senate - NOT EXACTLY, they are common for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.

17.) Oops, I Misvoted - NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by church groups and Democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.

18.) I Was A Professor Of Law - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill - NOT EXACTLY, you didn't write it, introduce it, change it, or create it.

21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass - NOT EXACTLY, it took just 14 days from start to finish.

22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill - NOT EXACTLY, your bill was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation - mainly because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.

23.) I Have Released My State Records - NOT EXACTLY, as of March, 2008, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interes! ts pork hidden within.

24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess - NOT EXACTLY, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens. You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.

25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America - NOT EXACTLY, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.

26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois - NOT EXACTLY, even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.

27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year - NOT EXACTLY, they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.

28.) No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA - NOT EXACTLY, the Canadian Government issued th e names and a memo of the conversation your campaign had with them.

29.) ! I Am Tough On Terrorism - NOT EXACTLY, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction of Israel .

30.) I Want All Votes To Count - NOT EXACTLY; you said let the delegates decide.

31.) I Want Americans To Decide - NOT EXACTLY, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.

32.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate - NOT EXACTLY, you passed 26, most of which you didn't write yourself.

33.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics - NOT EXACTLY, you used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.

34.) I Don't Take PAC Money - NOT EXACTLY, you take loads of it.

35.) I don't Have Lobbyists - NOT EXACTLY, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.

36.) My Ca mpaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad - NOT EXACTLY, your own campaign ! worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.

37.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq - NOT EXACTLY, you weren't in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time.

38.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care - NOT EXACTLY, your plan leaves us all to pay for the 15,000,000 who don't have to buy it

GOD HELP US IF WE JUST SIT IDLY BY AND LET THIS PERSON BECOME OUR NEXT PRESIDENT. IT WOULD BE SUICIDAL FOR US TO DO NOTHING TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING. PASS THIS ON TO ALL THE ONES YOU VALUE, JUST AS I AM DOING. IT'S TIME THE 'SILENT MAJORITY' TAKES A STAND! GET OUT AND VOTE! PLEASE!

This guy wants to be our President and control our government. Pay close
attention to the last comment!!
Below are a few lines from Obama's books . his words:

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 mothers 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 attributes I sought in myself,
the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

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

This is not exactly a stellar commentary of a man running for the POTUS!

Anonymous

Oh my gosh your right! He's a dead ringer for Tommy Smothers! He's even a humorist. A grown man whining like a 2 year-old over a website.....

Anonymous

Preventing Matt Westerhold from reporting was a FIX, too.

Anonymous

I think Johnny, but not that photo. This photo looks more like him.

http://www.johnny-carson.com/joh...

Anonymous

TO COMMENT AT 12:07 PM:
What does that have to do with anything here? A LOT! It shows how Lorain County lawyers, retired Lorain County judges, Cuyohoga County judges and Cuyahoga County attorneys are all intertwined with ERIE COUNTY when it comes to ILLEGAL FIXES. Any more questions?

Anonymous

I think he looks like flat-out shifty......

Anonymous

Regarding Obama - follow the money.

The media giants need viewers and readers.

Obama is an interesting 'rags to riches' story. McCain is a boring old white guy.

With the news media, it ain't about politics; it's about ratings and MONEY.

They're doing what they did to Clinton; they're gonna help build him up, get him elected and later, they'll make tabloid fodder out him.

They’ll be like Capt. Renault in the movie ‘Casablanca.’ They’ll be shocked, shocked that there’s gambling in Casablanca!

The media gets him going up and they get him coming down. Talk about a win-win!

Question: Who investigates the news media?

Answer: NOBODY. To do so would tend to breach the First Amendment.

joe baumgartner

For the record, Loretta Riddle did represent Elsebeth Baumgartner for a short period. She abruptly stopped working for Elsebeth (I WONDER WHY) and after repeated requests, she failed to return over $6,000.00 that she owes me for work not completed. Anybody know who to contact in this situation?

Anonymous

This is the kind of stuff they pay you for Matt.... You are the whinning laughing stock. Why don't you start doing something with your job.

Anonymous

He's right---it shows a pattern of corruption exists amongst the court systems. And don't forget Ottawa County.

Anonymous

Who thinks Matt looks like Pee-Wee Herman? Sorry Pee-Wee

Anonymous

Wasn't it three journalists from the Cleveland Plain Dealer that got the credit for exposing the wide-spread corruption going on in Cuyahoga County?

bill

Does anyone know how Obama got the 1/2 point mortgage reduction on his Super Jumbo ($1.3 Million) mortgage from Northern Trust?

Was it taken out of a pool of loans that was supposed to go to poor African Americans? If that's the case then that amount of money could have helped 10 to 15 poor African Americans buy a new home and instead the money went to Obama. Someone should look into the ethics of this.

voter

Perhaps there should be more people worried about what's really a threat!
The following is a narrative taken from Sunday Morning's televised 'Meet The Press'. and the author is employed by none other than the Washington Post!! Yeah......the Washington Post of New York and Los Angeles Times fame!! Must say that I'm dually impressed..................

From Sunday's Televised 'Meet the Press' Senator Obama was asked

about his stance on the American Flag. Obama Explains National Anthem Stance

Sun, 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, General Bill Ginn' USAF (ret.) asked Obama
to explain why he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

The General also stated to the Senator that according to the United States Code,

Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171... During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. At the very least, 'Stand and Face It'

Senator Obama Live on Sunday states, 'As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides, Obama said. 'There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.'We should consider to reinvent our National Anthem as well as to redesign our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we as a Nation of warring people, should conduct ourselves as the nations of Islam, whereas peace prevails. Perhaps a state or period of mutual concord between our governments. When I become President, I will seek a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from
disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation have placed upon the nations of Islam an unfair injustice. My wife disrespects the Flag for many personal reasons. Together she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past, many years ago. She has her views and I have mine'. Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put aside my hatred. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path of hope. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America.

WHAAAAAAAT the Heck people !!!

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you read it right. This could possibly be our next President.

I, for one, am worried.

Anonymous

better than researching what the village idiots do---how to spend the taxpayers money to cover their own arse holes

Anonymous

You continue to make a fool of yourself over your enchantment with Nuesse. I bet if "she" was a "he", you'd be able to behave like a professional journalist instead of an infatuated, lovesick boy who cannot see the truth about your gal Kimmy.

Anonymous

She'll never admit to anything because 1.) She's a liar. 2.) She is too busy lying about Obama at McCain rallies and inciting the crowds into hatred and fear.

Anonymous

I am very disappointed John McCain chose Governor Palin as his running mate.

There were many qualified women in the GOP who would have made excellent running mates.

The choice of Palin was catering to the far right wing of the Republican party. By doing so, Senator McCain has lost the middle of the road independents and has lost the election.

reader

Matt, you greatly disappoint me with your remarks.

If lies were told, do the tough work of good reporting and expose them.

Stooping to making fun of someone's appearance is immature and irresponsible.

Not what I expect from an editor !

Anonymous

Just when I think this guy, Westerhold, can't get any worse.... he does something like this. I am in shock! I can't believe that the SR would stoop to this level. Why in the world would you do something like this Westerhold? I wouldn't even think of embarrassing you here like I could by telling YOU what I think YOU look like. I would NEVER stoop to the level that you just did. TOTAL AMAZEMENT HERE! You suppoter's will stop at nothing. Try the T-R-U-T-H for a change.

voter

They should spend less time worring about her and look at OB. I came across this today.

Perhaps there are SOME out there who are beginning to get 'the picture'. The following is a narrative taken from Sunday Morning's televised 'Meet The Press'. and the author is employed by none other than the Washington Post!! Yeah......the Washington Post of New York and Los Angeles Times fame!! Must say that I'm dually impressed..................

From Sunday's Televised 'Meet the Press' Senator Obama was asked

about his stance on the American Flag. Obama Explains National Anthem Stance

Sun, 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, General Bill Ginn' USAF (ret.) asked Obama
to explain why he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.

The General also stated to the Senator that according to the United States Code,

Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171... During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. At the very least, 'Stand and Face It'

Senator Obama Live on Sunday states, 'As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides, Obama said. 'There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.'We should consider to reinvent our National Anthem as well as to redesign our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we as a Nation of warring people, should conduct ourselves as the nations of Islam, whereas peace prevails. Perhaps a state or period of mutual concord between our governments. When I become President, I will seek a pact or agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from
disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation have placed upon the nations of Islam an unfair injustice. My wife disrespects the Flag for many personal reasons. Together she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past, many years ago. She has her views and I have mine'. Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put aside my hatred. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path of hope. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America.

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, you read it right. This could possibly be our next President.

I, for one, am worried.

Wow

If this doesn't tell the citizens of Sandusky what you are all about Westerhold, nothing will.

Anonymous

didn't go there. What a jerk!

Allen

Voter. You are quoting something Obama never said. It is a smear. Wake up. It simply didn't happen.

Anonymous

great job. A sense of humor is totally lacking in sandumpy. You post one little comment about Sams living in huron and was 'facetiously' the bartender at the bickleys, and you get deleted.

Anonymous

Childish....VERY childish. This sounds very cry babyish Mr. Westerhold. Are you still pouting over the fact you are to be called as a witness, thereby having to remove yourself from all future hearings?

Matt

I loved it, but I'm getting tired of being deleted for some humor I write, what is it that satire is deleted here at the register, when you use it's ok but not the bloggers

Anonymous

Ah, wait a minute here. I don't agree. Do you know the level of unfairness that this city and this county has stooped to? Do you know of the dishonest and illegal practices that have been going on in this county for years? Do you know how many people have been unlawfully cheated in this county by these corrupt public servants that are getting paid with your tax dollars and mine to UPHOLD THE LAW?
Do you think it was right to ruin Kim Nuesse's reputation? Do you think it was right to put her family through all this stress because of a bunch of crybabies at the SPD, Kevin Baxter and these idiot city officials? Do you think it's right what's going on now with a case that EVERYBODY knows is FIXED? Do you think it's right that these city officials are making fools out of and robbing the taxpayers blind?
Funny, but I never saw one comment---not even ONE---that was concerned when somebody kept making nasty remarks about Nuesse's looks so why are you becoming so hostile about this? Are we supposed to RESPECT who YOU tell us to RESPECT? Well, sorry, but I don't respect any of them least of all Charlie Sams----because LIARS don't DESERVE RESPECT! (I'm also willing to bet that YOU were the one making nasty remarks about Nuesse's looks)

Anonymous

Don't mention sams lives in Huron, the bickleys party, or bartender

Anonymous

WESTERHOLD DIDN'T SAY HE WAS A DEAD RINGER FOR TOMMY SMOTHERS---A BLOGGER DID. AND SO WHAT? HE DOES. THAT DOESN'T MEAN ITS AN INSULT LIKE THE TEEN-AGE CATTY REMARKS MADE ABOUT KIM NUESSE WERE MEANT TO BE.

Anonymous

So why was my post (of the same name) removed? This was information that had been posted numerous times before by other bloggers. Is this your true colors showing through?

Sam

The Registerag strikes again. Personal attacks against Officer Sams. Mattie the facts are not going your way now, so you stoop to even a new low for you. Time for you to go. Maybe you and Kim both can apply at OVH.

Anonymous

Either way, he's in good company, right? Both were very funny, very smart men.

reader

Kevin, you greatly disappoint me with what you have done to this city.

If you didn't have so many lies to conceal there would be no need for you to feel threatened by exposure.

Anonymous

Why do so many feel the stories about O'Bama ar lie's. The facts are in get real...... He his NOT good.

Anonymous

WE ALL KNOW THE PEOPLE YOU SHOULD GET SATISFACTION FROM IN THE RIDDLE CASE(AND MANY OTHERS) ARE THE SAME BUNCH THAT HAVE F***ED YOU AND ELSE OVER FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. SAD, BUT AT LEAST THIS SITE CONTINUES TO GET THE MESSAGE OUT.

Anonymous

Great job Sams? Some of you people in Sandumpy are as wacko as your city officials and your court system are! Nuesse should be glad to get out of that evil city.

Anonymous

big as* deal if Charlie looks like Smothers and Carson------people say I look like Mel Gibson and I don't take offense.

Anonymous

RE: HONEST, FAIR, non-GOOD OL' BOY, and totally ethical Judge Cirigliano:

REALLY, HE'S NONE OF THE ABOVE!!!

How many future dates has he set for "hearings?" How much is he making per hour? (I honestly forget, but something like $200). I'm sure someone will correct me. If left alone, he will rule in favor of the city and then retire completely.

Anyhow, I predict --- with sound and credible knowledge --- that before this fiasco is even close to being over. Att. K. Ronald Bailey will request that Judge Cirigliano "Recuse" (step down) himself, but the reason will probably not surface.

That is, unless I share with all of you, what the honorable judge did which is absolutely illegal, arrogant, irresponsible, and does violate the ethics of a common pleas court judge, active OR retired.

To those advocates of the judge, have at it. Challenge me, hate me, do your worst. I have written the Register's managing editor about this, ID'd myself, and, so, we both are sitting on this yet-to-be ignited fireworks.

Oh, yes. Another culprit who violated "her" code of ethics as an accomplice, is a county commissioner.

We've only just begin.

Tiger II

Anonymous

Welcome to the insanity outside of the sports section! I enjoy your photos and look forward to reading your blog.

Anonymous

Absolutely, Sarah Palin should fess-up and Obama should do the same. Obama has been dishonset when it comes to Ayers, Wright and Rezko. How can you sit in Church 500 or more times and not pick up on the radical, racial overtones spewed by Reverend Wright? At 40 years old how do you not know that Bill Ayers (a self-confessed terrorist)was one of the Underground Weathermen?

Obama has "lie"arrhea and won't come clean! Here are more statements made or written by Obama:

1.) Selma Got Me Born - NOT EXACTLY, your parents felt safe enough to have you in 1961 - Selma had no effect on your birth, as Selma was in 1965. (Google' Obama Selma ' for his full March 4, 2007 speech and articles about its various untruths.)

2.) Father Was A Goat Herder - NOT EXACTLY, he was a privileged, well educated youth, who went on to work with the Kenyan Government.

3.) Father Was A Proud Freedom Fighter - NOT EXACTLY, he was part of one of the most corrupt and violent governments Kenya has ever had.

4.) My Family Has Strong Ties To African Freedom - NOT EXACTLY; your cousin Raila Odinga has created mass violence in attempting to overturn a legitimate election in 2007, in Kenya. It is the first widespread violence in decades. The current government is p ro-American but Odinga wants to overthrow it and establish Muslim ! Sharia law. Your half-brother, Abongo Obama, is Odinga's follower. You interrupted your New Hampshire campaigning to speak to Odinga on the phone.

Obama's cousin Odinga in Kenya ran for president and tried to get Sharia muslim law in place there. When Odinga lost the elections, his followers have burned Christians' homes and then burned men, women and children alive in a Christian church where they took shelter.. Obama SUPPORTED his cousin before the election process here started. Google Obama and Odinga and see what you get. No one wants to know the truth.

5.) My Grandmother Has Always Been A Christian - NOT EXACTLY, she does her daily Salat prayers at 5am according to her own interviews. Not to mention, Christianity wouldn't allow her to have been one of 14 wives to 1 man.

6.) My Name is African Swahili - NOT EXACTLY, your name is Arabic and 'Baraka' (from which Barack came) means 'blessed' in that language. Hussein is also Arabic and so is Obama.

Barack Hussein Obama is not half black. If elected, he would be the first Arab-American President, not the first black President. Barack Hussein Obama is 50% Caucasian from his mother's side and 43.75% Arabic and 6.25% African Negro from his father's side. While Barack Hussein Obama's father was from Kenya, his father's family was mainly Arabs.. Barack Hussein Obama's father was only 12.5% African Negro and 87.5% Arab (his father's birth certificate even states he's Arab, not African Negro). From....and for more....go to.....

http://www.arcadeathome.com/n ewsboy.phtml?Barack_Hussein_Obama_-_Arab-American,_only! _6.25%2 5_African

7.) I Never Practiced Islam - NOT EXACTLY, you practiced it daily at school, where you were registered as a Muslim and kept that faith for 31 years, until your wife made you change, so you could run for office.

4-3-08 Article 'Obama was 'quite religious in islam'' http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=...

8.) My School In Indonesia was Christian - NOT EXACTLY, you were registered as Muslim there and got in trouble in Koranic Studies for making faces (check your own book).

February 28, 2008. Kristoff from the New York Times a year ago: Mr. Obama recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, re citing them with a first-rate accent. In a remark that! seemed delightfully uncalculated (it'll give Alabama voters heart attacks, 0); Mr. Obama described the call to prayer as 'one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.' This is just one example of what Pamela is talking about when she says 'Obama's narrative is being altered, enhanced and manipulated to whitewash troubling facts.'

9.) I Was Fluent In Indonesian - NOT EXACTLY, not one teacher says you could speak the language.

10.) Because I Lived In Indonesia, I Have More Foreign Experience - NOT EXACTLY, you were there from the ages of 6 to 10, and couldn't even speak the language. What did you learn, how to study the Koran and watch cartoons.

11.) I Am Stronger On Foreign Affairs - NOT EXACTLY, except for Africa (surprise) and the Middle East (bigger surprise, 0); you have never been anywhere else on the planet and thus have NO experience with our closest allies.

12.) I Blame My Early Drug Use On Ethnic Confusion - NOT EXACTLY, you were quite content in high school to be Barry Obama, no mention of Kenya and no mention of struggle to identify - your classmates said you were just fine.

13.) An Ebony Article Moved Me To Run For Office - NOT EXACTLY, Ebony has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn't, and never did, exist.

14.) A Life Magazine Article Changed My outlook on Life - NOT EXACTLY, Life has yet to find the article you mention in your book. It doesn't, and never did, exist.

15.) I Won't Run On A National Ticket In '08 - NOT EXACTLY, here you are, despite saying, live on TV,
that you would not have enough experience by then, and you are all about having experience first.

16.) Voting 'Present' is Common In Illinois Senate - NOT EXACTLY, they are common for YOU, but not many others have 130 NO VOTES.

17.) Oops, I Misvoted - NOT EXACTLY, only when caught by church groups and Democrats, did you beg to change your misvote.

18.) I Was A Professor Of Law - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

19.) I Was A Constitutional Lawyer - NOT EXACTLY, you were a senior lecturer ON LEAVE.

20.) Without Me, There Would Be No Ethics Bill - NOT EXACTLY, you didn't write it, introduce it, change it, or create it.

21.) The Ethics Bill Was Hard To Pass - NOT EXACTLY, it took just 14 days from start to finish.

22.) I Wrote A Tough Nuclear Bill - NOT EXACTLY, your bill was rejected by your own party for its pandering and lack of all regulation - mainly because of your Nuclear donor, Exelon, from which David Axelrod came.

23.) I Have Released My State Records - NOT EXACTLY, as of March, 2008, state bills you sponsored or voted for have yet to be released, exposing all the special interes! ts pork hidden within.

24.) I Took On The Asbestos Altgeld Gardens Mess - NOT EXACTLY, you were part of a large group of people who remedied Altgeld Gardens. You failed to mention anyone else but yourself, in your books.

25.) My Economics Bill Will Help America - NOT EXACTLY, your 111 economic policies were just combined into a proposal which lost 99-0, and even YOU voted against your own bill.

26.) I Have Been A Bold Leader In Illinois - NOT EXACTLY, even your own supporters claim to have not seen BOLD action on your part.

27.) I Passed 26 Of My Own Bills In One Year - NOT EXACTLY, they were not YOUR bills, but rather handed to you, after their creation by a fellow Senator, to assist you in a future bid for higher office.

28.) No One on my campaign contacted Canada about NAFTA - NOT EXACTLY, the Canadian Government issued th e names and a memo of the conversation your campaign had with them.

29.) ! I Am Tough On Terrorism - NOT EXACTLY, you missed the Iran Resolution vote on terrorism and your good friend Ali Abunimah supports the destruction of Israel .

30.) I Want All Votes To Count - NOT EXACTLY; you said let the delegates decide.

31.) I Want Americans To Decide - NOT EXACTLY, you prefer caucuses that limit the vote, confuse the voters, force a public vote, and only operate during small windows of time.

32.) I passed 900 Bills in the State Senate - NOT EXACTLY, you passed 26, most of which you didn't write yourself.

33.) I Believe In Fairness, Not Tactics - NOT EXACTLY, you used tactics to eliminate Alice Palmer from running against you.

34.) I Don't Take PAC Money - NOT EXACTLY, you take loads of it.

35.) I don't Have Lobbyists - NOT EXACTLY, you have over 47 lobbyists, and counting.

36.) My Ca mpaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad - NOT EXACTLY, your own campaign ! worker made the ad on his Apple in one afternoon.

37.) I Have Always Been Against Iraq - NOT EXACTLY, you weren't in office to vote against it AND you have voted to fund it every single time.

38.) I Have Always Supported Universal Health Care - NOT EXACTLY, your plan leaves us all to pay for the 15,000,000 who don't have to buy it

GOD HELP US IF WE JUST SIT IDLY BY AND LET THIS PERSON BECOME OUR NEXT PRESIDENT. IT WOULD BE SUICIDAL FOR US TO DO NOTHING TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING. PASS THIS ON TO ALL THE ONES YOU VALUE, JUST AS I AM DOING. IT'S TIME THE 'SILENT MAJORITY' TAKES A STAND! GET OUT AND VOTE! PLEASE! "

This guy wants to be our President and control our government. Pay close
attention to the last comment!!
Below are a few lines from Obama's books . his words:

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 mothers 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 attributes I sought in myself,
the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

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

This man wants to socialize our country. He will s*uck the desire from the honest entrepinuer to press forward by "Spreading their wealth". This is pure out-and-out WELFARE at its worst. I thought the dems were going to fix that 40 years ago.

The Gov't wants to control our personal lives more and more every day. Obama and a Dem Legislative branch will put the final nails in our Capitalist Society coffin.

Anonymous

Please, don't wish that on OVH. We don't need it, believe me.

Anonymous

Oh, it's you again, the very angry person. Tell me something, where do you get all of your information from? The SR? Westerhold? Who says that what they have written is the gospel? How would you know that Nuesse didn't bring this on herself? You are very wrong, I made no nasty remarks about Kim's looks. If you read my blog, I said I don't stoop to those levels like Westerhold and the SR just did. Tells me ALOT about the way they are.

Anonymous

Why don't you fearmongering, gullible, racist idiots quit wasting space with that "not exactly" garbage you keep posting on here? Don't you see this crap is not working with the American people?! McCain's campaign is in a death spiral because he and Palin and their ignorant followers (like you) keep spewing out falsehoods and inciting hatred. It ain't working, nimrod!

Anonymous

This is by far way off base Mattie. You are so distraught about this you had to remove the first story. You know the one with all the comments about Kimmie lying. Oh yeah, it's coming. You're in deep too, I don't know how you'll have a job after all the ethics violations you've made in reporting this story. The firing will be upheld, she's already been caught under oath with at least three lies and the city won't end up paying a penny......watch and see!!! She should have took the deal!!!

Joe

I WAS DELETED WHEN COMMENTING ON "WHO SHOULD CONTACT." THIS RAG HASN'T CHANGED.

Anonymous

" Why don't you fearmongering, gullible, racist idiots quit wasting space with that "not exactly" garbage you keep posting on here? Don't you see this crap is not working with the American people?! McCain's campaign is in a death spiral because he and Palin and their ignorant followers (like you) keep spewing out falsehoods and inciting hatred. It ain't working, nimrod! "

And your response is supposed to neutralize the hate? A typical liberal perpetuating double standards!

The problem with braindead party line liberals such as yourself, is that you believe only what is promoted by the Democratic machine. Open your eyes Bozo, Obama is nothing more than a clever used car salesman and you bought it all!

Anonymous

do something about the edison band. i heard you liked them

Anonymous

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.'

Racism? Not to htb

Anonymous

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

Racism? Not to htb.

Anonymous

Cancel the register until westerhold is gone!

Anonymous

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

Racism? Not to htb.

Anonymous

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 attributes I sought in myself,
the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

Radical extremeism? Not to htb.

Anonymous

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

Anti American? Not to htb.

He wrote..open your EYES!

Anonymous

Still laughiung at you Matt Westerhold. You are so in love with her. Does Jim Nuesse understand your love?

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