Soon, we’ll all be Canadians, Russian scholar says

Tom Jackson
Mar 23, 2010

I like Canadians, so if Ohio really becomes part of Canada, I’ll try to deal with the situation with good grace, although I refuse to become an ice hockey fan or to learn how to speak French.

The Wall Street Journal reports that a Russian academic, Igor Panarin, is predicting that the U.S. will suffer economic and moral collapse, suffer a civil war and break up into several parts. All this will happen in 2010, Panarin says.

Once the breakup comes, Alaska will be part of Russia again, he says. A color map that helpfully accompanies the article shows that Ohio will likely become part of the “The Central North-American Republic,” which is likely to be “part of Canada or under Canadian influence.”

Panarin sounds like a crackpot, but his theory is being widely aired in Russia’s state-controlled media, the WSJ piece says.

What’s the best (or worst) thing about becoming a Canadian in the next couple of years?

online.wsj.com/article/SB123051100709638419.html

Comments

Anonymous

We'll have a national health care system.

And we can all say, "eh", after every sentence, eh?

Gulliver

The worst thning about becoming part of Canada is that our winters will be colder. :)

A Sovereign American

He may, or may not be nuts. However, I do know that there have been "talks" of a "North American Union" = The U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Go to YouTube and type in Marcy Kaptur North American Union, watch all 7 minutes and 24 seconds, you will get very mad. Crack pot, wack job, conspiracy theorist, or any other name the main stream media uses to keep people from listening to those who speak the truth, Marcy Kaptur is one of our representatives, and this was on c-span. But who watches c-span. Alternative news networks talk about this also, but everyone has been trained, to only watch Fox, ABC, NBC, etc., so people have no idea what is going on.

Anonymous

so what do we do with all of our negroes?

Crackhead

all i can say is----

arm yourselves and stockpile food and medicine.

Anonymous

Go buy Walter Cronkite's autobiography, better yet get one for every one of your reporters. Whatever form the SR takes you need to have some actual news. Your reporting is becoming so biased that you are losing all credibility. The occasional editorial is fine, but they should be the exception, not the rule. The SR should focus on getting information and passing it onto the public, not taking sides (i.e. dispatching, police chiefs, etc.)

Anonymous

I will second My Advice's comment below. At one point a reporter came out to our neighborhood to interview some of my neighbors for a story and the photographer came in and acted as if SHE was the reporter. The photographer was so negative and biased on the topic that it left a very bad taste in everyones mouth in regards to the "professionalism" of the Sandusky Register employees. I honestly do not know where you hire these people from, but perhaps they should have a bit more life experience before jumping into this career?

Anonymous

I think that www.northcoast.tv is more of a local tv station than the commercial ladden fluff jobs the register does.

Anonymous

Mr. White, you are undoubtedly onto something.

I recently read an article quoting the Audit Bureau of Circulation’s (ABC) stats regarding a 2.1% year over year decline in the circulation of weeklies.

The rate has been accelerating for over twenty years. Television news was undoubtedly the original culprit for the decline and now the Internet.

To most observers, the evidence is a clear sign that there is a significant migration of readership to online.

SR has a good, solid brand name and should fair well with the proper guidance in the ever-changing face of information in the media Best wishes for much success in this brave new world.

Wow

One of the few articles of yours that I
agree with.

Anonymous

Nick -

After a 2 weeks of skipping my class, this is the best topic you could come up with? This is just an extension of your previous assignment (post) - and a bad one at that! Come on Nick, I know you; you can do better than that! Sorry Nick, but as your journalism professor, I'm going to have to give you an "F" on this assignment.

Next time either call me or see me after class and I will give you a list of topics to write about.

Anonymous

if the taxpayers, administrators, & legislators want to cleanse the air and breath hope into the city it's quite simple. remove one name from the public's tax burden: DON ICSMAN. it's up to the seven elected commissioners. if four say go then sandusky has a chance; if not, the city will continue to fall deeper into the abyss. his record speaks for itself. it really is that simple....

Anonymous

it'll never happen... icsman controls everyone. kline never had a chance & the commission has been lead around by the nose. so sad, but so very true.

Anonymous

I agree with the other posts. As a long time resident of Sandusky it has amazed me to watch the power that Don Icsman has consolidated. Whenever there has been issues with people working in the administration, (some names I recall are Mulvin, Schee, Poggiali, to name a few)
Icsman is there in the beginning and then he disappears. Don Iscman has proven over his ten years at city hall that he is the one in charge. Just ask the 3 city managers that Sandusky has gone through during his tenure. To bad, Matt Kline will be the 4th to leave under Don Icsman's watch.

Anonymous

Many Santa Clara residents in California are becoming so frustrated with Cedar Fair that a petition to call for a natinal boycott of Cedar Fair parks is underway. Rumor has it that petition signatures were gathered near shopping centers calling for the boycott of Great America by Santa Clara residents due to the actions by the national leadership of Cedar Fair to impact Silicon Valley businesses by trying to ram a noisy roller coaster down the throats of the Santa Clara Planning Commission, and Cedar Fair's attempt to block the 49er stadium.

Anonymous

Good points Matt. You nailed it right on the head. There are reputations at stake here with the five that are involved. I expect to see five heads roll on this sooner or later. I think a deal was made with Crandall and I am sure there is more to come. As for the local judge deciding all this, I think it should be taken to another venue because all the people in town are tied together. This whole matter of dispatch has opened pandora's box. Sooner or later this has to come out because they can't sit on it forever.

Mikey

Don't forget "I've been working on dispatch for ten years" Meinzer!

Anonymous

Matt, Keep track of the total cost. My estimate is $150,000.00 when you add up unproductive hours, lawyer fees, investigation costs and wages paid while on leave.

Anonymous

you use the "whisper" in point # 3. if memory serves me correct the word "whisper" was used when don icsman, gerald lechner, bob shultz, and mike kresser dispatched dave mulvin out the door. the only one left fron the original "whisper campaign" is don c. icsman. i wonder who the author is on nuesse's "whisper scam"?

Anonymous

Matt, what is your reason for sticking your nose into this? Its obvious you have no idea what is going on. You're supposed to be this hot shot newsman, so shouldnt you know that an investigation like this, until completed, can not be told to the public. It is your paper that has made such a fiasco out of this and now you are the ones stirring up all these questions. If I were you, I would quit while you're ahead on this. You are fighting a losing battle as is she....you obviously have no integrity and all you are looking for is to sell papers, all the while you are hanging the PD out to dry....good looking out Matt and I will be anxiously awaiting your reply when this all comes out.

Anonymous

When daddy is one of the owners of the paper, you can bring the kids to work and let them play. He does what he wants cause daddy says so. Hey Nick, do you have to remove that gold spoon when you sit to write your new blogs?

Anonymous

Re: Your angle. It is the job of a newspaper to ask questions and attempt to keep the public informed. It is one of the few things that help to keep us a somewhat free society. We cannot depend upon any facet of government to be truthful; hence the need for a free press to help assure some semblance of transparency....it is unfortunate that the mindset of a lot of those posting here is that this paper is sub-standard and has its own agenda. Of course they want to sell papers, it is a requirement to remain in business. Beyond that, if they ask questions and probe for the truth we may have a chance at continued free society.

Anonymous

The author is a city employee in management who is involved in dispatch.

Please

Re: Matt not Westerhold. It is the newspaper's job to keep the readers informed (of the facts!). However, Mr. Westerhold doesn't report the facts, he only reports his opinion(which really isn't worth all that much, especially the $.50 I pay for the paper).

Anonymous

Hey,
Nobody makes you buy the paper.

Anonymous

I HATE nick white.

Anonymous

If one connects the dots it appears that the all three city commissioners and the city manager may be all liable in a potential defamation lawsuit if there is nothing to this investigation other than an effort to trap the police chief in some kind of trumped up witch hunt charges perhaps linked to some unhappy SPD staff concerned about losing some cushy dispatch jobs....that may explain why Murry reversed his direction on the dispatch timeline. If there are no criminal charges forthcoming, the police chief needs to take all of the "good ol boys" to task based on what was disclosed in this editorial if indeed a the criminal threat charge comment was made by Murman as reported above....who gave him that idea...who?

What

This is all the better Nick can do? This is worse than pathetic! I suppose this too will remain up for over 2 weeks. Reading this one was a real waste of my time. I won't bother any more. It's just not worth it. Sorry Nick. Why not try another profession. Professor Al is 100% correct - this post does deserve an "F."

Anonymous

Maybe Don Icsman is the only fair person sitting on that board, that looks at every angle. I believe what I know of the man, he has a matern of thinking for others good, not for himself.

Anonymous

In the past, TV, Radio & Print journalism were all separate mediums.

In today's fast-changing world, the internet is TV/radio/print all in ONE media. Those entities that understand this and strike quickly will corner the market and render the slow movers as obsolete.

As everyone can see, the Register is trying to be "all 3" mediums in one website, with print journalism, video, and blogs. Not that I'm saying it is good or bad, but not all newspapers have moved in this direction yet.

Anonymous

Well, SR, where is the story on the ruling?

Anonymous

SR, did it not go her way or what? Is that why there is no story?

Anonymous

Wait What: I looked at www.northcoast.tv and was not impressed. It looks like a site in search of an audience and a theme.

It also is a company prospecting for clients.

What is it about the site that appeals to you?

Anonymous

Oh, and by the way TT... get over yourself. Im the most important ever.

Anonymous

SM imposter, go tell your mommy you’re bored.

Anonymous

Yes, I am an impostor. I can't be the real sage, or can I? Thanks crappy paper for not making me register! With the current format of this flawed website, I'm free to be a humorous doppleganger.

Anonymous

TT,

Someone has been posting under my name that is clearly not me. I haven't even been on these blogs for some time. I'd like to apologize for the comments posted by this faker and hope to bury the perverbial hatchet with you, kind sir.

Anonymous

SM imposter: Haven't spoken with your mommy as yet have you?

Tell her also that it's time for your medication.

Anonymous

As you can see, I continue to suffer from split-personality disorder.

Anonymous

To re-whisper: You obviously do not know Icsman as well as you think you do. Using fair and Icsman in the same sentence is the greatest oxymoron in the english language. I have talked to this person and I feel slimey after getting through with him. He would work out fine working for the mafia, oh wait, he is. The two commissioners who think they are gods of this city.

Anonymous

Soon Matt you will have egg all over that face of yours and I will be LAUGHING!!!! So Very Hard!!!!!!!!!! Then what will you write about??? I have a pot hole outside my house that needs filled maybe you can interrogate the street department and interview the pot hole and see how neglected it has been and then Don Lee can draw a picture of street workers...uhm...not filling the pot hole.....

Anonymous

Can you tell me why we have to click on post comment a number of times before the image verification will actually show some numbers or letters to allow us to post a comment. Most all the stories will show a red X in the image verification area and you have to go through a number of clicks on post comment to get an actual code in there.

Anonymous

Enough already. Let the woman do her job and they should do theirs--competently!

observer

Thanks Matt. You are closer to the truth than you know on 95% of your city remblings.

Anonymous

If she broke the law, why haven't they arrested her instead of fooling around with an investigation? If someone broke the law, they do an arrest and have your day in court. Why are we wasting all these taxdollars?

bunny

The judge said there is a second, uncharged person. Why is that being withheld. If there truly is another 'phantom' in this mess, why is it taking so long to have them charged? This entire thing is a witch hunt and those who are involved should just drop it and let this woman go back to work. It seems to me the taxpayers money could be better spent than on this nonsense. Either charge her, tell us all what is going on or back off.

Anonymous

Don't you have anything else to write about?

Anonymous

Are you serious? Fooling around with an investigation??? I think you have finally posted the DUMBEST blog ever!!!

Anonymous

Ok......I can't believe whatI just read. I hardly know where to begin. First I will address Matt.Whenever I read your articals I think I am reading some very unprofessional rag. Not a supposed real newspaper. How can you honestly say that there is nothing there and accuse others, without any evidence, that they will lie to convict another of a criminal act. Completely discusting journalism!

To Go figure. What do you mean "fooling around with an investigation"? Nuesse is the one costing us taxpayers. She is the one that has stalled the investigation. She is the one who has used legal manuvers she as a police officer should have known were not valid. No uncharged person is entitled to the investigation prior to questioning. If she would be charged with any offense without a proper investigation, then I might agree that this is a "witchhunt" as others have claimed. But that is not the case.This investigation has really not taken that long. It only seems that way because it is in the paper everyday. Many investigations take years. Just ask a real cop. And that would not be Nuesse.

Bunny....If Nuesse conspired with someone in the course of any offense then that will come out in time. I can't believe the poeple that think that this investigation must be shared with the public every step of the way. Talk about compromising a case.

Anonymous

What are your journalistic credentials? Please post them because I can't believe that you actually attended an accredited college or university with a real school of journalism.

Anonymous

Dear SR stockholders,

Are you aware of the trash that Matt publishes in your paper? Please review.

Reader

Anonymous

Are we going to give Murman five or more months to investigate this like the housing situation? Murman is laughing all the way to the bank at the taxpayers' expense. Never have I seen an investigation conducted in this manner or for this length of time. The city is flying under the radar with increment billing. The city has money to burn.

Anonymous

I don't agree with everything that Matt writes-come to think about it I usually do not agree with him. But there are those that do agree with the "trash"
that he writes but since you have the inside track to all that is true I should definitely defer to you.

Anonymous

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA poor baby Matt. He sure likes to cry for his friends kimmie and timmie.

Anonymous

may be fatkowski

Anonymous

dolla dolla dolla dolla bill you all...
dolla bill you all.... 222 meigs st. has gone to far, they must remove nuesse regardless of the cost. it is imperative that she leave. don iicsman's reputation (not his job) as a legal scholar is on the line. matt kline must remove the chief. money is no object. thy will ne done.

Anonymous

would someone please stand up and defend don icsman. over the past few weeks i have read with interest about what a bad person and attorney he is. can someone give a positive review of him?

Anonymous

Are you serious about Don Icsman ?? Who, in their right mind, would give any credibility to an attorney! Furthermore, he is working as an official of the goverment, which disqualifies him in any realm of honesty, accountability or genuine care for his constituents.

Anonymous

Matt, you keep referring to this investigation as unsubstantiated witch hunting with no evidence of wrongdoing. Is there something you aren't sharing with your readers? Some information you know that we don't? As far as I can tell you keep saying there isn't any evidence against her, but I have yet to see whether there is or isn't. The general public hasn't been given any evidence either way. As far as I am concerned, you aren't any more forthcoming than the commissioners you criticize. If you know something that needs to be shared with the public so we can form our own opinion, please do so.

Anonymous

HERE HERE!!!

Anonymous

Don Icsman is not going according to the City Charter when he circumvented the commissioners and hired Murman. The newest revision of Section 25 of the Charter states: When it is anticipated an expenditure will exceed $10,000, FORMAL competitive bidding shall be required; NO such expenditure shall be split up for the sole purpose of evading this requirment. (Amended on 11-7-00) Had Icsman gone to the commissioners, they would have asked Icsman what evidence he has to warrant bringing in an investigatior. Murman was handpicked and there was no competive bidding for the services of an investigator.

Anonymous

Kim Nuesse should have listened to County commissioner Tomas Ferrell Jr. Remember Tom told Kim that she should do what her bosses tell her to do.So the moral to the story is that Kim should have listened to Mr. Ferrell.

Anonymous

What Matt does in his blogs and columns is called "editorializing". An editorial is based on the writer's opinion, not necessarily hard facts. This is Matt's opinion. As managing editor, this falls within his job description. Since you're all about professional journalism, you should have known this.

Anonymous

Matt, (Westerhold that is) What in the world is wrong with you? You just CAN'T get it! I would watch what you say.............

Anonymous

On second thought, I think it's too late.

Anonymous

MATT HAS EVERY RIGHT TO HIS OPINION. HE PROBABLY GOT FIRST HAND INFORMATION FROM KIMMIE. AND YOU KNOW HOW GUYS ARE. THEY GET SIDETRACKED WHEN A WOMAN SAYS WHAT A BIG MAN HE IS AND MATT PROBABLY ATE IT UP JUST LIKE MOST MEN DO. SO OF COURSE HE IS GOING TO BELIEVE ANYTHING KIMMIE SAYS. HE MUST BE THE PROTECTIVE TYPE, AND SHE FED HIM ALL THAT BALONEY HOW EVERYONE IS PICKING ON HER AND SHE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG AND THEY JUST DON'T LIKE A WOMAN IN THE JOB. WAY TO KIMMIE! YOU KNOW HOW TO ACT. MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE AN ACTRESS. SHE WILL GET HER WAY NO MATTER WHAT SHE HAS TO LIE ABOUT OR WHAT SHE HAS TO DO TO GET WHAT SHE WANTS.

Anonymous

All we can hope for is she isn't able to lie her way out this time.

Anonymous

I wonder if Icsman is getting a kickback from Murman.

Anonymous

Once again I do not know what Nuesse has done or not done but it appears there are a number of people that seem to know. PLEASE, give Murmann and his staff the information.Or is it that you have a personal vendetta as many here do?

Anonymous

I do not agree with Matt the vast majority of the time. However, I must give him credit for having the courage or stupidity of giving everyone the opportunity to personally attack him or others.
However, there are some that understand the dialectic process and choose this form of communication.

Anonymous

Matt is the freakin editor of the newspaper, he can say what he wants.

Anonymous

Matt isn't there ANYTHING else going on in your sad pathetic life that you can write about other than this?? I mean what will you do when this is all over and Kim is looking for a job? What will you write about then? Actually before this, I had never heard of you. Is this it from you?? Isnt there a cat stuck in a tree somewhere you can go can report on? C'mon Matt move on already....

Anonymous

Very interesting post Nick. And don't listen to all the negative comments about the paper. People who live in towns like Sandusky, where the education level is extremely low, always tend to gripe about the newspaper. They're not smart enough to understand its purpose. So keep up the good work!

Anonymous

Matt must have a crush on her. (have no idea what else it could be)

ks

I think the sad pathetic lives belong to those of you who have to degrade everything and everybody.

Anonymous

He has a death wish or something?

Anonymous

Meaning...he is committing suicide

Anonymous

hey matt IMA video well done.it was something to notice peoples body language ,I'd say it was very descriptive.i feel like i attended the town hall meeting .alot of energy in that room.nice work

Anonymous

Good work?? By whom? Matt got put in his place by the female commissioner, it was a thing of beauty.....also bad move calling the City Manager a "Bad Guy".........

Anonymous

It is because you probably have a cheap computer. All the computers I use throughout a day do not have this problem.

Anonymous

Go buy Walter Cronkite's autobiography, better yet get one for every one of your reporters. Whatever form the SR takes you need to have some actual news. Your reporting is becoming so biased that you are losing all credibility. The occasional editorial is fine, but they should be the exception, not the rule. The SR should focus on getting information and passing it onto the public, not taking sides (i.e. dispatching, police chiefs, etc.)

Anonymous

I will second My Advice's comment below. At one point a reporter came out to our neighborhood to interview some of my neighbors for a story and the photographer came in and acted as if SHE was the reporter. The photographer was so negative and biased on the topic that it left a very bad taste in everyones mouth in regards to the "professionalism" of the Sandusky Register employees. I honestly do not know where you hire these people from, but perhaps they should have a bit more life experience before jumping into this career?

Anonymous

I think that www.northcoast.tv is more of a local tv station than the commercial ladden fluff jobs the register does.

Anonymous

Mr. White, you are undoubtedly onto something.

I recently read an article quoting the Audit Bureau of Circulation’s (ABC) stats regarding a 2.1% year over year decline in the circulation of weeklies.

The rate has been accelerating for over twenty years. Television news was undoubtedly the original culprit for the decline and now the Internet.

To most observers, the evidence is a clear sign that there is a significant migration of readership to online.

SR has a good, solid brand name and should fair well with the proper guidance in the ever-changing face of information in the media Best wishes for much success in this brave new world.

Wow

One of the few articles of yours that I
agree with.

Anonymous

Nick -

After a 2 weeks of skipping my class, this is the best topic you could come up with? This is just an extension of your previous assignment (post) - and a bad one at that! Come on Nick, I know you; you can do better than that! Sorry Nick, but as your journalism professor, I'm going to have to give you an "F" on this assignment.

Next time either call me or see me after class and I will give you a list of topics to write about.

Anonymous

if the taxpayers, administrators, & legislators want to cleanse the air and breath hope into the city it's quite simple. remove one name from the public's tax burden: DON ICSMAN. it's up to the seven elected commissioners. if four say go then sandusky has a chance; if not, the city will continue to fall deeper into the abyss. his record speaks for itself. it really is that simple....

Anonymous

it'll never happen... icsman controls everyone. kline never had a chance & the commission has been lead around by the nose. so sad, but so very true.

Anonymous

I agree with the other posts. As a long time resident of Sandusky it has amazed me to watch the power that Don Icsman has consolidated. Whenever there has been issues with people working in the administration, (some names I recall are Mulvin, Schee, Poggiali, to name a few)
Icsman is there in the beginning and then he disappears. Don Iscman has proven over his ten years at city hall that he is the one in charge. Just ask the 3 city managers that Sandusky has gone through during his tenure. To bad, Matt Kline will be the 4th to leave under Don Icsman's watch.

Anonymous

Many Santa Clara residents in California are becoming so frustrated with Cedar Fair that a petition to call for a natinal boycott of Cedar Fair parks is underway. Rumor has it that petition signatures were gathered near shopping centers calling for the boycott of Great America by Santa Clara residents due to the actions by the national leadership of Cedar Fair to impact Silicon Valley businesses by trying to ram a noisy roller coaster down the throats of the Santa Clara Planning Commission, and Cedar Fair's attempt to block the 49er stadium.

Anonymous

Good points Matt. You nailed it right on the head. There are reputations at stake here with the five that are involved. I expect to see five heads roll on this sooner or later. I think a deal was made with Crandall and I am sure there is more to come. As for the local judge deciding all this, I think it should be taken to another venue because all the people in town are tied together. This whole matter of dispatch has opened pandora's box. Sooner or later this has to come out because they can't sit on it forever.

Mikey

Don't forget "I've been working on dispatch for ten years" Meinzer!

Anonymous

Matt, Keep track of the total cost. My estimate is $150,000.00 when you add up unproductive hours, lawyer fees, investigation costs and wages paid while on leave.

Anonymous

you use the "whisper" in point # 3. if memory serves me correct the word "whisper" was used when don icsman, gerald lechner, bob shultz, and mike kresser dispatched dave mulvin out the door. the only one left fron the original "whisper campaign" is don c. icsman. i wonder who the author is on nuesse's "whisper scam"?

Anonymous

Matt, what is your reason for sticking your nose into this? Its obvious you have no idea what is going on. You're supposed to be this hot shot newsman, so shouldnt you know that an investigation like this, until completed, can not be told to the public. It is your paper that has made such a fiasco out of this and now you are the ones stirring up all these questions. If I were you, I would quit while you're ahead on this. You are fighting a losing battle as is she....you obviously have no integrity and all you are looking for is to sell papers, all the while you are hanging the PD out to dry....good looking out Matt and I will be anxiously awaiting your reply when this all comes out.

Anonymous

When daddy is one of the owners of the paper, you can bring the kids to work and let them play. He does what he wants cause daddy says so. Hey Nick, do you have to remove that gold spoon when you sit to write your new blogs?

Anonymous

Re: Your angle. It is the job of a newspaper to ask questions and attempt to keep the public informed. It is one of the few things that help to keep us a somewhat free society. We cannot depend upon any facet of government to be truthful; hence the need for a free press to help assure some semblance of transparency....it is unfortunate that the mindset of a lot of those posting here is that this paper is sub-standard and has its own agenda. Of course they want to sell papers, it is a requirement to remain in business. Beyond that, if they ask questions and probe for the truth we may have a chance at continued free society.

Anonymous

The author is a city employee in management who is involved in dispatch.

Please

Re: Matt not Westerhold. It is the newspaper's job to keep the readers informed (of the facts!). However, Mr. Westerhold doesn't report the facts, he only reports his opinion(which really isn't worth all that much, especially the $.50 I pay for the paper).

Anonymous

Hey,
Nobody makes you buy the paper.

Anonymous

I HATE nick white.

Anonymous

If one connects the dots it appears that the all three city commissioners and the city manager may be all liable in a potential defamation lawsuit if there is nothing to this investigation other than an effort to trap the police chief in some kind of trumped up witch hunt charges perhaps linked to some unhappy SPD staff concerned about losing some cushy dispatch jobs....that may explain why Murry reversed his direction on the dispatch timeline. If there are no criminal charges forthcoming, the police chief needs to take all of the "good ol boys" to task based on what was disclosed in this editorial if indeed a the criminal threat charge comment was made by Murman as reported above....who gave him that idea...who?

What

This is all the better Nick can do? This is worse than pathetic! I suppose this too will remain up for over 2 weeks. Reading this one was a real waste of my time. I won't bother any more. It's just not worth it. Sorry Nick. Why not try another profession. Professor Al is 100% correct - this post does deserve an "F."

Anonymous

Maybe Don Icsman is the only fair person sitting on that board, that looks at every angle. I believe what I know of the man, he has a matern of thinking for others good, not for himself.

Anonymous

In the past, TV, Radio & Print journalism were all separate mediums.

In today's fast-changing world, the internet is TV/radio/print all in ONE media. Those entities that understand this and strike quickly will corner the market and render the slow movers as obsolete.

As everyone can see, the Register is trying to be "all 3" mediums in one website, with print journalism, video, and blogs. Not that I'm saying it is good or bad, but not all newspapers have moved in this direction yet.

Anonymous

Well, SR, where is the story on the ruling?

Anonymous

SR, did it not go her way or what? Is that why there is no story?

Anonymous

Wait What: I looked at www.northcoast.tv and was not impressed. It looks like a site in search of an audience and a theme.

It also is a company prospecting for clients.

What is it about the site that appeals to you?

Anonymous

Oh, and by the way TT... get over yourself. Im the most important ever.

Anonymous

SM imposter, go tell your mommy you’re bored.

Anonymous

Yes, I am an impostor. I can't be the real sage, or can I? Thanks crappy paper for not making me register! With the current format of this flawed website, I'm free to be a humorous doppleganger.

Anonymous

TT,

Someone has been posting under my name that is clearly not me. I haven't even been on these blogs for some time. I'd like to apologize for the comments posted by this faker and hope to bury the perverbial hatchet with you, kind sir.

Anonymous

SM imposter: Haven't spoken with your mommy as yet have you?

Tell her also that it's time for your medication.

Anonymous

As you can see, I continue to suffer from split-personality disorder.

Anonymous

To re-whisper: You obviously do not know Icsman as well as you think you do. Using fair and Icsman in the same sentence is the greatest oxymoron in the english language. I have talked to this person and I feel slimey after getting through with him. He would work out fine working for the mafia, oh wait, he is. The two commissioners who think they are gods of this city.

Anonymous

Soon Matt you will have egg all over that face of yours and I will be LAUGHING!!!! So Very Hard!!!!!!!!!! Then what will you write about??? I have a pot hole outside my house that needs filled maybe you can interrogate the street department and interview the pot hole and see how neglected it has been and then Don Lee can draw a picture of street workers...uhm...not filling the pot hole.....

Anonymous

Can you tell me why we have to click on post comment a number of times before the image verification will actually show some numbers or letters to allow us to post a comment. Most all the stories will show a red X in the image verification area and you have to go through a number of clicks on post comment to get an actual code in there.

Anonymous

Enough already. Let the woman do her job and they should do theirs--competently!

observer

Thanks Matt. You are closer to the truth than you know on 95% of your city remblings.

Anonymous

If she broke the law, why haven't they arrested her instead of fooling around with an investigation? If someone broke the law, they do an arrest and have your day in court. Why are we wasting all these taxdollars?

bunny

The judge said there is a second, uncharged person. Why is that being withheld. If there truly is another 'phantom' in this mess, why is it taking so long to have them charged? This entire thing is a witch hunt and those who are involved should just drop it and let this woman go back to work. It seems to me the taxpayers money could be better spent than on this nonsense. Either charge her, tell us all what is going on or back off.

Anonymous

Don't you have anything else to write about?

Anonymous

Are you serious? Fooling around with an investigation??? I think you have finally posted the DUMBEST blog ever!!!

Anonymous

Ok......I can't believe whatI just read. I hardly know where to begin. First I will address Matt.Whenever I read your articals I think I am reading some very unprofessional rag. Not a supposed real newspaper. How can you honestly say that there is nothing there and accuse others, without any evidence, that they will lie to convict another of a criminal act. Completely discusting journalism!

To Go figure. What do you mean "fooling around with an investigation"? Nuesse is the one costing us taxpayers. She is the one that has stalled the investigation. She is the one who has used legal manuvers she as a police officer should have known were not valid. No uncharged person is entitled to the investigation prior to questioning. If she would be charged with any offense without a proper investigation, then I might agree that this is a "witchhunt" as others have claimed. But that is not the case.This investigation has really not taken that long. It only seems that way because it is in the paper everyday. Many investigations take years. Just ask a real cop. And that would not be Nuesse.

Bunny....If Nuesse conspired with someone in the course of any offense then that will come out in time. I can't believe the poeple that think that this investigation must be shared with the public every step of the way. Talk about compromising a case.

Anonymous

What are your journalistic credentials? Please post them because I can't believe that you actually attended an accredited college or university with a real school of journalism.

Anonymous

Dear SR stockholders,

Are you aware of the trash that Matt publishes in your paper? Please review.

Reader

Anonymous

Are we going to give Murman five or more months to investigate this like the housing situation? Murman is laughing all the way to the bank at the taxpayers' expense. Never have I seen an investigation conducted in this manner or for this length of time. The city is flying under the radar with increment billing. The city has money to burn.

Anonymous

I don't agree with everything that Matt writes-come to think about it I usually do not agree with him. But there are those that do agree with the "trash"
that he writes but since you have the inside track to all that is true I should definitely defer to you.

Anonymous

WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA poor baby Matt. He sure likes to cry for his friends kimmie and timmie.

Anonymous

may be fatkowski

Anonymous

dolla dolla dolla dolla bill you all...
dolla bill you all.... 222 meigs st. has gone to far, they must remove nuesse regardless of the cost. it is imperative that she leave. don iicsman's reputation (not his job) as a legal scholar is on the line. matt kline must remove the chief. money is no object. thy will ne done.

Anonymous

would someone please stand up and defend don icsman. over the past few weeks i have read with interest about what a bad person and attorney he is. can someone give a positive review of him?

Anonymous

Are you serious about Don Icsman ?? Who, in their right mind, would give any credibility to an attorney! Furthermore, he is working as an official of the goverment, which disqualifies him in any realm of honesty, accountability or genuine care for his constituents.

Anonymous

Matt, you keep referring to this investigation as unsubstantiated witch hunting with no evidence of wrongdoing. Is there something you aren't sharing with your readers? Some information you know that we don't? As far as I can tell you keep saying there isn't any evidence against her, but I have yet to see whether there is or isn't. The general public hasn't been given any evidence either way. As far as I am concerned, you aren't any more forthcoming than the commissioners you criticize. If you know something that needs to be shared with the public so we can form our own opinion, please do so.

Anonymous

HERE HERE!!!

Anonymous

Don Icsman is not going according to the City Charter when he circumvented the commissioners and hired Murman. The newest revision of Section 25 of the Charter states: When it is anticipated an expenditure will exceed $10,000, FORMAL competitive bidding shall be required; NO such expenditure shall be split up for the sole purpose of evading this requirment. (Amended on 11-7-00) Had Icsman gone to the commissioners, they would have asked Icsman what evidence he has to warrant bringing in an investigatior. Murman was handpicked and there was no competive bidding for the services of an investigator.

Anonymous

Kim Nuesse should have listened to County commissioner Tomas Ferrell Jr. Remember Tom told Kim that she should do what her bosses tell her to do.So the moral to the story is that Kim should have listened to Mr. Ferrell.

Anonymous

What Matt does in his blogs and columns is called "editorializing". An editorial is based on the writer's opinion, not necessarily hard facts. This is Matt's opinion. As managing editor, this falls within his job description. Since you're all about professional journalism, you should have known this.

Anonymous

Matt, (Westerhold that is) What in the world is wrong with you? You just CAN'T get it! I would watch what you say.............

Anonymous

On second thought, I think it's too late.

Anonymous

MATT HAS EVERY RIGHT TO HIS OPINION. HE PROBABLY GOT FIRST HAND INFORMATION FROM KIMMIE. AND YOU KNOW HOW GUYS ARE. THEY GET SIDETRACKED WHEN A WOMAN SAYS WHAT A BIG MAN HE IS AND MATT PROBABLY ATE IT UP JUST LIKE MOST MEN DO. SO OF COURSE HE IS GOING TO BELIEVE ANYTHING KIMMIE SAYS. HE MUST BE THE PROTECTIVE TYPE, AND SHE FED HIM ALL THAT BALONEY HOW EVERYONE IS PICKING ON HER AND SHE DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG AND THEY JUST DON'T LIKE A WOMAN IN THE JOB. WAY TO KIMMIE! YOU KNOW HOW TO ACT. MAYBE YOU SHOULD BE AN ACTRESS. SHE WILL GET HER WAY NO MATTER WHAT SHE HAS TO LIE ABOUT OR WHAT SHE HAS TO DO TO GET WHAT SHE WANTS.

Anonymous

All we can hope for is she isn't able to lie her way out this time.

Anonymous

I wonder if Icsman is getting a kickback from Murman.

Anonymous

Once again I do not know what Nuesse has done or not done but it appears there are a number of people that seem to know. PLEASE, give Murmann and his staff the information.Or is it that you have a personal vendetta as many here do?

Anonymous

I do not agree with Matt the vast majority of the time. However, I must give him credit for having the courage or stupidity of giving everyone the opportunity to personally attack him or others.
However, there are some that understand the dialectic process and choose this form of communication.

Anonymous

Matt is the freakin editor of the newspaper, he can say what he wants.

Anonymous

Matt isn't there ANYTHING else going on in your sad pathetic life that you can write about other than this?? I mean what will you do when this is all over and Kim is looking for a job? What will you write about then? Actually before this, I had never heard of you. Is this it from you?? Isnt there a cat stuck in a tree somewhere you can go can report on? C'mon Matt move on already....

Anonymous

Very interesting post Nick. And don't listen to all the negative comments about the paper. People who live in towns like Sandusky, where the education level is extremely low, always tend to gripe about the newspaper. They're not smart enough to understand its purpose. So keep up the good work!

Anonymous

Matt must have a crush on her. (have no idea what else it could be)

ks

I think the sad pathetic lives belong to those of you who have to degrade everything and everybody.

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