Monday, December 04, 2006


Great week for the Bengals. An awesome defensive performance before a packed crowd on Thursday night. Then today both Denver and Kansas City Lose. The stars are in alignment. If the season ended today, your Cincinnati Bengals would be in the playoffs. It is nice to control your own destiny in the National Football League.

I know it is offtopic but I don't care. As this city is closing in on the murder record with a do-nothing Mayor and no new jail in site, it is comforting to point out a bright light. The Bengals are going to make the next few weeks interesting, and the chase for the playoffs looks like it is going to go down to the wire.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah it's off topic, but it's fun to be a Bengal fan today.
The AFC wildcard is a 5 team race (all are with 7-5 records), with Jacksonville and KC longshots due to tough remaining games and tiebreak rules.
Jets look like a lock to me with 4 remaining cupcake games.
The last slot likely goes to the winner of Denver v.Cincinnati on Christmas eve night game. It's tough to beat Denver in Mile High Stadium. If the Bengals do that.....they are in. If not, Denver gets the last slot. That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Special Fred said...

Who dey!

The Jets play three 5-7 teams, with two of them being division rivals. The Jets aren't all that to begin with. I wouldn't be putting them in just yet.

I predict that both wildcard teams will be 10-6. I don't think that one of the five teams will win their remaining four games.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Special"......are u a tard?
10-6 is just the beginning. Bengals need the Denver game for a tiebreak with Denver. Face it, it's a likely loss to Indy in the dome.
The game in Denver is the key.

11:10 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lets talk about the mayors inability to deliver

Reducing crime 56%? Comon this was the work of the vortex team and the Sheriff. It is laughable that the mayor take any credit for any crime prevention. And we have a long way to go before this City is where it needs to be in terms of crime reduction. Keep in mind this mayor supports CityLink. He stood by as his brother wrote checks to withdraw funds from his own community council after he was removed from office. This mayor stood by as his own brother tried to push CityLink into the West End againt the community and City residents wishes.
Restoring a sense of professionalism to City hall? All we had to do is get rid of Smitherman and Reece
Meeting residence twice a month? Give me a break this mayor is harder to reach than any before him.
Working with the county to create a Banks working group? Ok Ill give a little credit here. From my point of view he did nothing but by doing nothing he is staying out of the way and there may be some progress yet.
Selling Blue Ash airport? This was something the mayor wanted to do but lets be fair Chris Bortz drove this. Hats off to Chris the mayor doesnt get credit for making it happen in my book.
Meeting with region leaders? I dont know enough about this but I havent seen anything I would call progress that seems to have come from this. I like this concept and would like to see it materialize.
Meeting quarterly with community council presidents? I have not attended these meetings but the feedback I have gotten from folks that have attended find these meetings worthless.
Hiring of the City Manger? Well I can give the mayor credit he found ways to circumvent council and pull in his hand picked guy.

On this mayors watch
1. He has raised the salary range in order to pay Carla Walker to be his staffer
2. He has paid 6.5 million dollars out of our general fund to the parents of Ownesby. Both police officers in the case were aquited, it is very unclear why the City paid this money.
3. He has hired a personal driver/bodygaurd as a result removed one police officer from the streets.
Mallory calls first year a success
Cincinnati Business Courier - 10:47 AM EST Friday
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Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory today released a 10-page report on his accomplishments during his first year as mayor.

Mallory cites his relationship building as key to making progress in moving the city in a new direction.

He notes that his focus on public safety has led to a 56 percent increase in tips to Crime Stoppers and the creation of a special task force to target crime hot spots. That unit made 2,619 arrests and confiscated more than 64 firearms through September.

Among the mayor's other accomplishments:

Restoring a sense of professionalism to City Hall.
Meeting with residents twice monthly at Mayor's Night In.
Working with the county to create The Banks Working Group.
Selling the Blue Ash Airport for $37.5 million.
Meeting regularly with mayors from cities in Hamilton County and Northern Kentucky to build regional cooperation.
Meeting quarterly with community council presidents.
Mallory said he also counts the hiring of City Manager Milton Dohoney, Jr. as a success.

"Cincinnati is starting to head in the right direction. By believing in our people and empowering them to help us make positive change, we have been able to make progress on many of the most important issues facing the city," Mallory said. "There is still a lot of work to do to keep this momentum going, but we have laid the foundation for even greater progress next year."

5:25 PM  
Anonymous Jimmy Carter said...

Don't forget his Get out of the Crossfire campaign!

7:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the Enquirer one year article Mr. Mallory's bio information states that his residence is the WestEnd.It says a tremendous amount about a persons character when a lie is repeatedly told for some perceived political advantage.The media refuses to make a big deal out of this, but everyone in the City political arena laughs behind his back. Come out of the closet and admit that you live with your parents in Mt.Airy. Honesty is my first measurement of an individuals worth. Telling a lie gets real easy when you make a habit of doing it on a regular basis. What must Scotty think?

8:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Scotty thinks he will get a VERY big retirement check.
He can hold his nose to the stench for a while as he dreams of his big payday at our expense.

9:20 AM  
Anonymous the meat said...

Who dey

6:03 PM  

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