Friday, November 03, 2006

Cincinnati Enquirer Endorses Kimberly Hale

Hale, Silver in Ohio House races

Call it A Tale of Two Districts: Cincinnati's 32nd Ohio House District long has been held by Democrats, while the 34th District is traditional Republican turf. This year, however, voters in both districts would do well to switch allegiances and elect the better candidates in these races.


Democrat Dale Mallory, brother of Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory and son of former House Majority Leader William Mallory Sr., is bidding for the seat his family held for 32 of the past 40 years. But he has run an under-the-radar campaign, virtually silent and invisible, relying on the esteem in which his family is held to get him elected.

Because of questions about his role in the CityLink social services proposal, he was impeached and removed as president of the West End Community Council. He faces various legal and ethical questions, and could have limited effectiveness as a lawmaker.

There's a better alternative for voters in this district of central Cincinnati neighborhoods. Kim Hale, a West End neighbor of Mallory, decided to run after GOP candidate Mike Poast discovered he wasn't really a resident of district. She also was motivated by what she saw as Mallory's attempt to ram CityLink through without debate.

A progressive-minded community activist, she's not a typical Republican but is a very good fit for this district - bright, hard-working, good at networking and collaboration with various community groups.

She is president of the Dayton Street Neighborhood Association and member of the Cincinnati Human Services Advisory Committee. She would focus on attracting and encouraging small businesses, and she has specific ideas on combating crime and on increasing residency in the district. We endorse Kim Hale in the 32nd House District race.

Here is what CityBeat said about the thought of Endorsing Dale Mallory:

As much as we'd like to see Democrats level the legislative playing field in Columbus, Dale Mallory is too tainted and too invisible to deserve this open seat.

Enquirer Endorsement: Link
CityBeat Link: Dale's Deals

I couldn't agree more.


Blogger The Dean of Cincinnati said...

Totally in line with their habit of cutting on all politicians affiliated with Chris Finney...

7:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
It's about time!
Endorsing Kim Hale was the easiest call ever.
Dale belongs in jail. He's an unemployed thief and bum.
Kim is a bright, honest, energetic lady that is so far better than Dale, anyone that is minimally observant can see it.
CityBeat said "Dale's TAINTED"....that's kind. Dale is TOXIC!

7:39 AM  
Anonymous Carstairs said...

My prayers have been answered thus far for Kim Hale. For that, I'm happy for her. Hopefully, this will give her a measure of peace going into the final push, so she can keep her thoughts & goals on track.

This is a big win for the 32nd!

Woo Hoo!

8:19 AM  
Anonymous Carstairs said...

My prayers have been answered! Let's now get ready for that last big push!!!

Oh cridy. I'm sure Scotty had a tremendous mess to clean up at the MalloryBilly mansion up on Mt. Pilot this morning. Big Daddy probably needed a whiff of oxygen before he started ringing phones.

Hale YES! Woo Hoo!

8:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


8:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OOOPs he crapped his pants.
Poppa Bill choked on his Cheerio's
in Mallorybillie HQ today too.
A spike in DEPENDS sales in Mt. Airy today for sure.

9:25 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"I was NOT impeached!!!!!!!"
Your Pal,
The Future HONORABLE Dale B(for Bulls**t) Mallory

9:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Local news

Cincinnati.Com » The Enquirer » Local news » Citylink backers, foes in court

Last Updated: 7:39 am | Friday, November 3, 2006

Citylink backers, foes in court
Planners await judge's ruling
Planners for the proposed Citylink must wait at least two weeks to learn if they can go ahead with plans to build the one-stop social service center for ex-convicts, recovering addicts, the low-income and unemployed.

Lawyers for the city, Citylink, West End Community Council, and some residents argued over the project for more than an hour in Common Pleas Judge Ralph Winkler's courtroom Thursday.

Winkler said he would rule in several weeks.

Tim Burke, lawyer for Citylink, argued that a letter from the city Department of Housing and Building Inspections, dated Dec. 5, assured Citylink that all services planned for the center were allowable under the zoning code for the area.

Richard Ganulin, from the City Solicitor's Office, argued that the code clearly prohibited nonprofit church groups from operating in an area zoned manufacturing general, the zoning for the Bank Street site where Citylink is planned.

Citylink would be owned and operated by a group of churches.

After Citylink purchased the site last year for $1.4 million, it ran into several roadblocks.

Last February, the Zoning Board of Appeals voted against building Citylink on the property, ruling that it was a community service facility and was barred from locating in a manufacturing zone.

In August, a Hamilton County magistrate upheld the zoning board ruling, so Citylink supporters appealed to Common Pleas Court.

Planners of Citylink say the center would allow people to get a haircut, find job mentoring, and get drug treatment and other services under one roof.

West End residents who objected to the plan last year said the center would hinder the area's revitalization.

"All the services Citylink says it will provide, we already have it," West End resident Maggie Moon said after the hearing.


9:35 AM  
Anonymous Mina said...

Congrats! It took the Enquirer long enough, but at least they finally got the deed done. Good work Carstairs and everyone else.

10:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no joy in Thugville, for good ol D4S STRUCK OUT!

2:04 PM  
Anonymous Muffet said...

I hope you guys really keep your eye on the ball. City Link is still a possibility. I hope the judge affirms what the Board of Zoning Appeals did. Keep it out.

That's why I originally started reading this blog. I don't live in the West End, but I am opposed to City Link. Keep working on that, please. Let them put it in Mason. Let them put it on the grounds where they are going to build a big new church, in Indian Hill.

2:38 PM  
Anonymous Carstairs said...

Hey kids! Back after trotting around the communities with our Enquirer-endorsed girl!

Here's some Friday Funnies from the Saturday edition of the Whistleblower:

The most telling line in Friday's Fishwrap was on the idiotorial page:
"Note: Mallory and Brinkman did not respond to our requests for an endorsement interview."

Now here’s more bad news for Ken “Mad Dawg” Lawson: Just yesterday there was a judgment for over $10,000 filed against him in the malpractice case of a former client he screwed over. She tried to get her money earlier, but there was none in the bank. And another big malpractice judgment is on the way from football player Vinnie Clark: That one will be behind the other judgment against him over the money used to buy that boat auctioned off by the IRS.

(Side note - I sent the lady who sicced the Deputies loose in the law poodle's offices for goods to equal the money that's due her & they came out empty handed. I gave her specific instructions on what to do next. When you can't get your money, then you up the stakes.)

I'm sure there's several people making messes today, upset over things not going their way. Kroger's & Walgreen's are probably out of paper pants & paper bed pads by now.

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Winkler bought and paid for by Lindner and the rich, white mega church crowd?
Any suspicious campaign contributions?
Just curious.
That crew has thrown money at Mallorys et al.
Just want to be sure the judge doesn't have any conflict of interest.

3:41 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

sounds like a bad day for the drama dwarf who's so-called "work" is pimping for law-pooch and D4S.

looks like it's back to demonstrations & rioting for N8.

4:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I saw a huge advertising truck rolling down Hamilton Ave. this afternoon. The Hale Yes team has out done themselves. A great picture of Ms. Hale adorns the side, along with the usual high quality, clever info. I'll be looking for the parade tomorrow. It certainly out does those cheesy homemade Mallory signs we have seen for years now. This voter likes the change!
Go Hale !!

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon, 8:32.
That truck is da bomb!
I was lucky enough to hitch a ride this afternoon.
The driver had just stopped by Dayton Street. Fannie and D4S were outside and their jaws dropped when it passed by.
D4S was pointing to his raggity old Mallory T-shirt.....he was shocked to see that beautiful Hale truck.
We cruised Clifton. Northside and the Mallorybillie abode in Mt. Airy.
Then off to a Friday TS party at BabaBudans.

9:08 PM  
Anonymous Carstairs said...

Glad many of you have already got a sneak preview of the truck. That is totally swish.

Going into the final stretch, that's the heavy artillery.

It'll be in a neighborhood near you very soon. Be watching! Give it a shout & remember, Nov. 7 it's Hale YES!

(All Dale has is a ratty T-shirt. And he probably had to get more Pampers. A mess was made in the West End.)

Another quick note Truth Squaders - the Judge at the Ohio Supreme Court overruled Ken Blackwell. The absentee ballots can be fed into the machines now. That means the minute the polls close, you'll be able to see the real-time totals on absentee ballots, & there were thousands of them that went out. Hopefully, those absentees are going to give our girl a clear distance on the Dayton St. T-shirt. Let's pray for a big victory by 11PM on Tuesday night!

10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

De Nile is Dale's favorite river.
He's swimin de Nile and just can't find a thing to say except "the 32nd is a black seat and I'm a Mallory."
He's a shameless lying POS thief that has been caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
The voters have been warned by the press. DO NOT ALLOW D4S to go to Columbus.

7:09 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic:
Thursday's trial was mostly a rehash. Judge Wink had not read the briefs and will need a few weeks to decide and write his opinion.
One factoid Burke pushed and Wink acknowledged was "the CLOSE 3-2 zoning appeal vote."
When I heard this, my mind flashed back to THADDIUS DAWSON. Old Thaddius owed the EZ a ton of money and was going to vote the way the EZ told him to. Thaddeus should have recused himself.
Thaddeus was bought and paid for by EZ/CityLink/Mallorybillie interests.
The zoning appeal vote ruled AGAINST CITYLINK despite corrupt Thaddeus's vote. I hope this ugly little chapter of EZ corruption some day will see the light of day.

7:31 AM  
Anonymous Muffet said...

I'm very concerned. I am not in this district. (Go, Steve Silver.) Anyway, Dale certainly may not be the best, but I am afraid of what the Republican party in Hamilton County will do to a neophyte like Kim Hale. She just may become their lap dog. I'm not saying that will happen. It is just a very serious concern. Honestly.

7:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


hats off to you and the TS. Before the TS people didnt know there was a 32nd district. The Mallorybillies skated in because people got to the pool and recognized the name. All the hard work the TS has done will pay off big. I heard the buzz today Dale is desprit enough to let his buddies at the buzz break campaign laws allowing dale to have 1 hour of air time cleverly disquised as popa mallory time. I have already set a complaint to the election board to disclose this improper behavior. I encourge the TS do the same. Popa Mallorybilly is on the election board he will have to excuse himself due to conflict of interest. i say it is worth a shot

9:56 PM  
Anonymous The Kaiser Soze said...

Muffet I wouldn't be concerned. Kim Hale plays it straight. She would probably be better suited to be a Democrat than a republican. I can't see her taking orders from anyone. She is a free thinker who cares about her community.

12:59 AM  
Anonymous Carstairs said...

Anon 9:56, you were reading my mind. I heard the program while I was with the Hale YES! car caravan today.

I just finished a thesis on that buffoon Jim O'Reilly, who's running against our beloved Judge Dink.

I'll get another cup of strong tea & get whapping on that. Anything at this juncture is worth a try. Anything to take the wheels off the Mallory deceit wagon!!

Note to Muffet: don't confuse Kim Hale with Jeannette Cissell, who was a Republican puppet on City Council years ago. Kim's a very savvy lady & speaks very honestly & frankly. She'll be able to hold her own in Columbus because she's not afraid to work with others while still getting her working points up on the table.

Kim's had a great group of volunteers, from all walks of life, very knowledgable on many, many topics. She has an excellent foundation of what matters most to people in the 32nd & what these folks want to see accomplished.

After years & years of neglect, not seeing anything tangible for our tax dollar here in the 32nd, other than UC blowing the entire pot of money, we will get things moving & shaking in this District. Kim will make that happen.

Muffet, being a newby on board is a very good thing. New ideas, a fresh perspective.

1:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 9:56,
I missed the Buzz show you mentioned.
I encourage you and anyone else to report any violations that occurred.

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some random thoughts about the 32nd race:
Had Eve won in May, she would be unopposed today.
If Dale wins on Tuesday, the following will almost certainly happen:
-The TS will watch his every move and report ALL misconduct.
-The TS will find and back a viable Democrat for the next primary.
-The TS will find and back Hale or another viable Republican next go round if needed.
-The TS will shine a light on all D4S criminal enablers (e.g. EZ, lobbyists, Tim Burka, Beattys).
-TS will help alter Hamilton Cty Democratic party from within.
This note is fair warning to loyal Democrats that want to vote a straight Democratic ticket.
Dale's more than "tainted" as CityBeat says. Dale's TOXIC. Dale in Columbus is your worst dream. Dale has shown he's a crooked thug and thief. Dale has burned the entire inner city. These people are damned angry and will shine a light on Dale and his thugs and enablers. The TS will not go away until Dale is no threat to be an elected or appointed public official. The TS will not go away because we have learned much of the corrupt story and we are sick and tired of a 40 years Mallory dictatorship.

7:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How long before Nate(rhymes with hate) changes his tune? He is about due to jump ship and start supporting Hale...

7:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you smoking?
That must be some good s**t.
The DD is chained to the D4S and Lawson sinking ships.

10:26 AM  
Anonymous Wolverine Jr said...

The Hale-For-The-People Tour and DaBomb Sign truck was prominent and folks waving and placing the thumbs-up made it all worthwhile.
We drove through areas where Democrats that still have some confusion are no longer.

Hale was focused as a citizen who wanted betterment for all of her neighbors, and I would say that that even includes D4S and his family. She could not stand down and watch a walk on by someone who has, in official record, the deceptivity to lie to his neighbors then have his brothers' mouths contrive "all he has done" for the community" in his bogus boos^&t claims.The decades long coverups of the old 31st that became what we now call the 32nd are part and parcel of both major parties depriving the area of real leadership. The Luken made more major development in their westend work than the hollow-tree dwellers.

Think of it this way. For the last 8 years the 32nd was lead by a woman who was not popular with Burke. While she had Mallory support, she worked on issues urgent to women and healtcare and the aged. When the Mallorys did not rule her they decided she was too old, not of Mark's youth movement, and just was not loyal only to Mallory. So they had to bring in their Port Authority pawn and Harold leader. Therefore, it's a woman's district. Barrett is black, but is an inclusionist, asking many to take part in many proceeding. And while some of us may not be able to see the whole underpinings of the parties', the reality is women have played the MOST viable roles in the 32nd during the last 10 years. So it is just logical that HALE build upon what was done by a woman and make it much more inclusive for all 32nd Citizens. Hale Yes will bridge the gaps. Mark should be proud of Kim!!!

Saw Pops Wolverine out on the campaign trail yesterday, looking all full of smiles. That was some gussied up truck that got the message out and the whole TS group was primed to take this through to the Victory on Tuesday. Pops said the almost five hour ride-along was hard on his posterior (at his age it seems appropriate to all parts of Pops) but not as much as that POP D4$. Probably send the grandkids down to stare at Dale on election day or something. His idea is that the CityBeat CLEAN SWEEP MESSAGE was the biggy in that it broomed D4$ but could not get it's props off the fence to support Hale. Wonder how/who Fox and Flannery owe to keep that one on fence.

Off to clean the Big Rig before back on Road Wednesday. A clean sweep including Hale to Columbus. Pops and the whole 32nd will be in rare form. These rigs and the Hale Signs are true blue.

I am wondering who in 3Ms office is taking so much time off to be out of the office to work on the D4$ campaign? Is the whole office roaming out to "help". Isn't this some violation like the Ward Chair voting with Joe Mallory from the Board of Elections holding the D4$ ward vote in Dale's house under the sanction of TimboBurke? State's watching Burke's steps. In more ways than one. Joe overstepped his bounds as a paid Board of Elections Official running a meeting to appoint a chair.Fruit takes some time to ripen, this will be good.

12:47 PM  
Anonymous The King said...

"That's why I originally started reading this blog. I don't live in the West End, but I am opposed to City Link. Keep working on that, please. Let them put it in Mason. Let them put it on the grounds where they are going to build a big new church, in Indian Hill."

That church is not going in Indian Hill. The Dean got it wrong as usual. They currently hold mass at Cincinnati Country Day school but the church's site will be in Newtown where the Indian Valley Golf club currently resides.

9:19 PM  

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