Is Andrea Dray Honest?


I have no experience with her so I don’t know.  I do know that the fat sow, Susan Dotson-Smith, is NOT.  Neither is Julie Kepple, or Patty Kauffmann-Young.


Here’s a little more at another site:

One reason why I posted Andrea’s photo is that she appears to believe she can copyright it so that fair use is impossible.  She is, after all, a public figure.   So many aloof insolent judges who become narcissists the moment they don that black silk robe.  And people are scared shitless of them when they should be keeping them under surveillance.  Remember Lord Acton’s warning about power?

Another judge, an ex-judge (thankfully), Sharon Tracey Barrett, thinks she has a copyright lock on her photo.  She will soon learn that she does NOT.  This crooked old hag was propitiously removed from the bench by the NC legislature.

Let’s just go ahead and show the old crook now:


Women, how about sticking with the gender studies, nursing, sociology, veterinary degrees, home economics, journalism, elementary education, and culinary science.

Please, no more female doctors, dentists, or lawyers.  I’ve had my fill ad nauseam of them. And I have to be frank with you women and warn you that men are not going to tolerate you crazy bitches fucking with the law or donning black robes and tampering with the judiciary as so many like Susan “man-hater” Renfer, Julie “blinking spoliator” Kepple, Victoria “debtors’ prisons” Roemer, Patty “Seize him and feel of his balls!” Kaufmann-Young, Sharon Tracey “crooked sphere” Barrett, Zoe “You can’t cross-examine her in my courtroom” Bush, Nancy “Bind and gag him!” Sivilli, Aletha “chicanery and man-hating are fun!” Fields, Ana “I’m fucking the prosecutor” Gardiner, Cynthia “I’m drunk” Imperato, Lynn “I’m drunk too” Rosenthal, Kelly S. “I Fix Cases and my Tickets” Ballentine, and Jacqueline “Wacky Jackie” Schwartz. (to name just a few)

Photo of Brother, Sister, and Me


This photo in memory of my dear brother, David Leonard Smith, who would this year have been seventy-eight years old.  The photo was made circa 1946. I am in the middle.

Leonard died in a car wreck in 1966.  He was a wonderful big brother, and a day does not go by that I don’t think of him and miss him.  Some anonymous person puts beautiful flowers on his grave every year, year after year after year.    Rest in peace, my beloved brother!

My sister and I have reconciled and (I hope) forgiven one another.  She has been lately very kind to me.

Coming soon.  More family photos.

Development Services Director, Jason Nortz, Quits

Hold your horses, folks. Jason Nortz hasn’t been here a year and now he’s leaving. Do you suppose he figured out the running of the city is an ongoing scandal of dishonesty and low morale? I just got an email from him saying he is leaving employment with the city as of Dec. 19. Well, that was quick, wasn’t it?  jn

Here’s the email:

Jason Nortz

As of December 19 I know longer work for the City of Asheville. If you need immediate assistance please contact DSD Interim Director, Diane Meek at (828) 259-5670.

For specific inquiries please refer to the contact below:

planning/zoning: Ricky Hurley – 828-259-5674
building safety: Mark Matheny- 828-259-5667
stormwater: Sonya Dawson- 828-259-5569
permit center: Russell Roe – 828-259-5671

Try calling Diane Meek.  You won’t get her.   All you’ll get is the voicemail of an underling who doesn’t care whether you live or die and would make a good death panelist.  Someone like Shannon Morgan, for example, who is an incarnation of fraud, deceit, and sloth.

Try calling any of the rest of these numbers listed above.  You will not get a human being.  And if you leave a number, they will not call back.  I remember the time when I could call City Hall and get my neighbor, Roy Trantham, on the phone.  He was the mayor, and a good one.

What I wanted to do was ask Diane Meek if the email City Manager Gary Jackson sent her was what he really wanted her to do, or if, off the record, he advised her to do nothing, which is what Jason Nortz suggested to me is a sleazy practice of Gary Jackson.  Here is the email, and I just received a copy of it today.

Gary Jackson

12:27 PM (4 hours ago)
to Diane, councilgroup, me, Cathy
Please assign for appropriate inspection and enforcement action.

Sent from my iPhone

The email is in response to my email to City Council and the City Manager Gary Jackson and others bringing to their attention that my neighbor, Martha Grist, is operating an illegal short-term rental, i. e., a motel, under a homestay permit.  She runs her AirBnB ads for $89 per night, then puts up a sign (which you can see on my blawg) in her yard with an arrow pointing to her separate apartment with a hidden rear entrance, a jerry-built mess she cobbled up in her basement without a building permit.

Now not all of the time but with many of her rentals, she has relied on that sign to direct her new “motel” customers to the key-coded apartment with locked separate rear entrance while she has been gone for days, usually on the weekend.  She tries to make it look as though she’s there inside the house by having her old red Kia parked in front with the rear hidden, when she is off traveling in a late-model black Prius.  This she has often done.  The woman is a rollicking example of wanderlust.  And fraud.  And mendacity.  And larceny.   She even has someone like her neighbor, Vanessa Bell, or one of her daughters, April or Rose, come and move the Kia to make it look like she’s there.  These amusing shenanigans of deviousness are easy for me across the street to watch and see.

Now I am tired of having to replace the mailbox here on this side of Aurora Drive, after her customers knock it down.  And we have had drunks come crashing into her premises in the middle of the night singing vulgar songs, yelling and hollering, pretending to brawl, throwing cans and bottles, and waking all of us up.  I’m 72 and Jean Oakes is in her late sixties, so we are too old for this.  And I can assure you the elderly Chalnicks at 198 Aurora get in on the din of noise and commotion too.  What about OUR quality of life?  Isn’t that what zoning laws are for?  The mayor thinks they are there to protect your investment.  Well, that too, but we deserve the quiet enjoyment of this home and a neighborhood of people who are not stressed by the commercial hubbub of noisy transients in and out who don’t give a damn for the neighborhood.

Here is the email I sent City Council, et al.:

to Esther, gwenwisler, cecilbothwell, Julie, gordonsmith, Keith, rcurrin, cball, pfetherston, gjackson, smorgan

CHETC Is Baaaaaaaack!  CHETC — vanity tag on car of short-term renter

These are previous scofflaw tenants at the illegal AirBnB flophouse of Martha Grist.  Creeps like these and the jerks at AirBnB are the reason why the city’s laws against this violation of community zoning *must* also incriminate the customers and AirBnB as violators.  All three have conspired to violate Asheville’s zoning laws, as well as its recent ordinance with $500-per-day fine.

Ignorance of the law is no excuse.

That’s the best way to stop these unconscionable lawbreakers.
That’s right, CHETC.  Now that you’re on notice that the premises you and your shackup are renting by the night are violations of Asheville’s city ordinances, you are doubly accountable for violation of our criminal laws.

Did Martha Grist tell you she has a permit?  Well, she does but it’s for homestay.  So if you can google and you can read, she is not doing “homestay” with you; she’s perpetrating an illegal short-term rental.  Are you too stupid to know the difference?

Mark my word.  If these nuisances are not abated, there will be some very vigorous litigation by multiple parties, probably a class action.   We’re working on it right now.  Projected litigation includes mandamus to require Asheville to get its head out of the sand and enforce its ordinances.

tags:  Martha Grist, Marty Grist, Martha Elizabeth Tackitt-Grist, AirBnB, $500 fine per night for violation of Asheville’s city ordinances, 200 Aurora Drive, Asheville, illegal motel,, homestay, short-term rental, city council, city manager Gary Jackson, Mayor Esther Manheimer

A Few of the Hundreds of Illegal Motels in Asheville

Eric and Sara are running an illegal motel in the area of Wyoming Rd. and Norfolk St.
Jennifer is running an illegal motel on Warwick Rd.

Jan is running an illegal motel on Warwick Rd.
Bryan and Amy are running an illegal motel in the Unadilla/Kenilworth area

Don is running an illegal motel in the area of Hillendale/Kirkman Rds. in Kenilworth
Don is running an illegal motel on Cummins Rd./Wayside area in Kenilworth

Dorothy is running an illegal motel on Beaucatcher Rd. in Kenilworth

David is running an illegal motel on top of Beaucatcher Mountain, on Windswept Dr.

Valorie is running an illegal motel in the area of Vance Gap Rd. in Kenilworth
Michael and Tami are outsiders living in Fletcher, who run an illegal motel in the MLK, Jr. Blvd./Miller St. area, and yes you do need a burglar alarm in this area of Asheville.  Pack heat too.
Check out scofflaw, Mike Smith, running an illegal motel on Town Mountain Rd. at $362 per night.
Here is another illegal motel run by creepy Mike Smith from San Francisco.  Bring loads of money, this one is costly like the other one:    $435 per night.
Pack heat if you crash here. Host Sarah is an obvious outsider looking for quick illegal bucks. Maxwell St. is a high-crime area.  $150/night and enjoy the mini frig.  Oh, and the $5.00 ipa beers (POUR it back in the horse!), when you can drink high-quality Heineken lager beer (yum tasty!) for $1 apiece, compliments of the local grocery store.  (Well, I do enjoy IPA beer but not for $5 for a 12-oz. glass- plus tip)
Pack heat while staying here at $128/night, another high-crime area

Sly owner who won’t name herself is operating an illegal motel inside the Asheville’s city limits in a nice neighborhood.

And take a look at conversation between anonymous female owner and tenant:

This property should be rated as EXTREMELY POOR, and it was not up standards we have experienced from VRBO in the past. The house was in an abominable condition upon our arrival. All the carpets were dirty and spotted. All HVAC vents needed cleaning. There was trash behind beds in bedrooms. The refrigerator water filter needed replacing. The rear porch had to be cleaned before using. The upstairs bath did not have wash cloths and there was no shower soap in any bathroom. This situation was disappointing to us and has created reluctance to use VRBO in the future.

Submitted: Jun 17, 2016 Stayed: Jun 2016 Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Owner’s Response: What a sad review. It is interesting that all of the other reviews on this house are 5 stars over the last year. I was never informed of any problems during this stay. We have had VRBO’s in 5 properties for over 5 yrs all with 5 star reviews. Sorry the property did not meet your standards.

Party down!  At the illegal flophouse motel of Shawn Hicks in West Asheville, better known as Worst Asheville.
Scofflaw Monica Tilhou wants you to flop at $406 per night at her illegal flophouse in Beaucatcher/Chunns Cove area

Kathryn Is a Criminal

Heeeere’s Kathryn, the criminal, posing with her son:

Kathryn lives in Black Mountain so she’s not really concerned about ruining a nice family neighborhood in N. Asheville.  Kathryn, be prepared to receive shortly your notice of violation of the laws of Asheville, NC, for which you have little or no respect.

The city says it is proactively enforcing the laws against illegal motels in the city.  Do you really believe that bullshit?

Terri Is a Criminal

Here is Terri:

Terri is operating an illegal motel in the Murdock/Edwin Place vicinity.  Terri, be looking for your notice of violation from the city.  The city needs your $500 per day fine.  After all the city will take a disabled person’s tax refund because she got parking tickets downtown when she was unable to find a disabled person’s parking place, typical of the avaricious assholes who run the city of Asheville:  they look the other way on illicit motel violations and stick it to the poor.   Are you hearing me,  million-dollar-home mayoress and Gary “Fort Worth” Jackson?

Sleazy Martha Grist Begs Out-of-State Facebook Group for Their Prayers

The material below involves a cry-for-help Facebook message from Mad Martha Grist,  during the morning of April 7, 2015, the day she got thrown out of court by Judge David K. Fox.  He also told her she had come into court with “unclean hands.”  That’s after she admitted to malicious libel, and after Judge Fox caught her during her testimony at 3 counts of perjury.   Yes, she lied under oath, even admitted to it in open court; yet she has never been indicted.

April 07, 2015
Mad Martha says:  “Requesting prayers as I go to court this morning with my psychopathic neighbor.  Please pray that this four year nightmare will end for me.  Can’t take much more…”

[Perhaps the common scold should have enlightened her sympathizers that she is the initiating force in this and many other court actions she whines about.  She makes it sound like she –SHE!– is being dragged through court, when it is she –SHE!– who has sworn out two arrest warrants (both dismissed), filed four perjured show-cause affidavits (all dismissed), and made countless frivolous 911 calls to police, all of which ended “unfounded.”]
 Here are the responding recipients of Mad Martha’s whining:

Elizabeth Heyward O’Reilly (who died in 2016 despite relying on hypnotherapy for a cure) says:  “Sending you calming energy and prayers for successful resolution of the problem  <3”

[You will notice that although the parasitic suck, Martha Grist, begged for and received empathies and emotional support from this dying woman, she never sent one word of condolences to her family when she  died just a few weeks later.]

Dinah Estrada Townsend (an old hippie)  says:  “Prayers for your highest good”

Darlene Horn (another ancient hippie from out of the 60’s) says:  “Prayers for the best outcome..”

Janet Marooney says:  “Sending love for the highest good of all”

Brenda Levesque Semple (intuitive reader at Blissful Wellbeing, Ontario, Canada) says:  “Asking Archangel Michael to protect you and help you cut the cords of negativity surrounding you.  Namaste.”

Pat Ward (Reiki master) says:  “Sending for your greatest good.”

Martha Grist says:  “Thanks, it turned out well, at least for now… ”

Martha Grist says: ” It’s so wonder-full to have all of your support! <3″


Now just in case you don’t know, this was her last narcissistic heyday with me in court.  She had me there under threat of arrest in her second charge of “cyberstalking.”  And yes, the first charge was thrown out too.   I could have been fined and thrown in jail if convicted.

The judge warned her not to ever perpetrate this foolishness again.  Then he threw her out on her ass, and she and her ex-shackup — Greenwood, SC village idiot Dale Owen Shaffer — sulked crestfallen out of the courtroom.

But liar that she is, she tells all these “support” women she sucks on for their emotional support that “It turned out well.”  (at least for now)

With a little googling using her name and the names of a couple of her “supporters,” you can pull all this garbage up from Facebook.

Here is the testimony of Mad Martha in the second cyberstalking case she initiated.  It is rife with her perjury; and by the way, perjury is a felony and there is no statute of limitations on perjury in North Carolina:!searchin/alt.appalachian/martha$20grist$20testimony%7Csort:relevance/alt.appalachian/asMPFcliwt8/aH7wFTiFFAAJ!topic/alt.appalachian/asMPFcliwt8

Martha Grist Illicit Motel Advertised on AirBNB

Breaking the law is nothing new to amoral old thief, Mad Martha, but here is the latest:–NC-Aurora-Drive?page=1&source=header&airbnb_plus_only=false&allow_override%5B%5D=&s_tag=8pvf9MtF

The top right photo* is a view of her basement apartment she’s using as an illegal motel.  New suckers just came in from Connecticut in a red Mazda with CHETC on the license tag, and of course there will be more comments and photos about this latest rash of dishonesty by the old beldam here at the blawg.

*Not any more.  She’s had it moved as of today, 10/24.  So go to the $67 (Kenilworth) on the map to the right and click on it and it will show you Mad Martha’s basement nest ad– 9 photos including stove, fridge, and toilet that’s always malfunctioning because it is 10′ below the level of the sewer line.

[Update:  The ad is now removed as of 28 October 2016.  I made hard copies of her pages before she took them down from AirBNB, in case they are needed as evidence in a lawsuit contemplated by several organizations and me.  I want to thank Mayor Manheimer, City Manager Gary Jackson, and Jason Nortz, Development Services Director, for their punctual responses to my emails.  On or about the 28th, Martha Grist received a notice of violation of city ordinances transmitted to her by Mr. Nortz.

She has 30 days to comply before subjecting herself to fines of $500 per day.   Now I suspect what she will do is convert her flophouse into a homestay, which means she will be required to apply for a license, application fee of $208 and have her premises inspected by city officials.  This means if she does go the homestay route that guests will live in her quarters, something she has grown to intensely dislike, since when she is off on one of her trips her guests have been known to bring in pals and do all their dirty laundry with her washer and dryer.]

Luckily for Mad Martha Grist a drought has occupied Asheville all summer and continues to prevail.  Otherwise, some of her AirBNB customers would have been flooded.   There was a flood back in the early summer and a wet mattress lay out in her yard for a week until she illegally dumped it onto the ground by the dumpsters at Star Lanes Bowling Center.  You can see it below.  This woman is endowed with the ethics of a cockroach.

Back in May, her particular swarm of scruffy, tattoo-covered millenials renting by the night were in and out and in and out and in and out in hoopties constantly with new faces and tattoos showing up every day, especially when Mad Martha was gone.  When the cat’s away the mice play, and it looked as though as many as 8 of those mutts crashed there at all hours of the night…until she ran them off.  And they just happened to be such poor drivers one of them backed into our mailbox and knocked it halfway over.  We had to hire a man to dig it up and reset it so that it was plumb again.

Now go over to the map and click on the $67 figure (over “Kenilworth Rd.”) for a display of her violations, including 9 photos.  Check out the photo of her jerry-built steep walkway between her messy place and the nice home of the Chalnicks just to the south of her.  Somewhere along this steep unlit incline her former tenant, Kerry Evans, fell in the night and broke her arm a couple of years ago.   But Kerry moved on to a habitable apartment.  There is no love lost between Kerry Evans and Mad Martha.  You can be sure that Kerry was stiffed for her medical bills.

Notice also that Martha Grist slickly evades using her last name since to call herself “Martha Grist” on her AirBNB advertisement would open her up to an internet search that would be quite revealing.  Incriminating even.  Perish the thought in her rotten little mind that she’d be exposed as an open and notorious perjurer and vexatious litigant in court filings and false testimony in courts of law.

[I’m going to publish here soon a funny series of FB posts in which Mad Martha whines like a sick mule to a number of new-age pals, begging them for prayers and support in her “dispute with my neighbor.”    Typically cunning and deceitful, she fails to report to these sympathizers that SHE is the litigatrix in all these malicious civil and criminal matters she has fired up in our poor sullied courthouse, a place well-named as a whited sepulchre.]

And finally, several weeks ago I phoned Shannon Morgan in the city’s zoning department, who is charged with enforcing the zoning laws against the sleazy people who open motels in family residence neighborhoods.  Fine is $500 per day.  This is a piddling fine when you consider that AirBNB violations in New York City draw $7500 fines and will be enforced, while corrupt mopes in our city building look the other way.

Monday, 10 October 2016, Morgan called me to whine that he had searched and searched and could not find Martha Grist’s advertising.  Then he said, “We can’t enforce against her unless we find her online ads.”  He was trying to head me off.  And  I don’t believe a word he says.  The city is infested with Scottie Shuford types.  All that was necessary was to google “Asheville AirBNB” and then stick “Aurora Drive” into AirBNB’s search window.  And VOILA!  Do this for your street and see how many illegal motels pop up.

There are a few legal B&B’s and homestays.  I saw an AirBNB homestay ad for Kenilworth where the homeowner courteously posted a copy of the homestay license for the premises.

Over ten years ago all I needed to do to prove a cathouse was rocking on Aurora Drive when skanky Scottie Shuford was still griming Asheville was to google “198 Aurora Drive, Asheville,” and it popped right up, fancy outdoor spa and all.  That’s after sleazy liar Scottie Shuford swore to me over and over again that he and his staff had searched for the ad and could find none.  That little sonofabitch threatened me with Asheville police.   Before city council threw Shuford out of his office, they should have taken him down to Pack Square and administered a public flogging.

Here is  a photo of the filthy mattress Mad Martha dumped on Star Lanes Bowling Center:


Martha Grist Illegal Motel Booming at 200 Aurora Drive, Asheville


Marty Tackitt-Grist, also known as Martha Grist, has not worried one of her limited brain cells over the $500 per day fine for operating an illegal motel in violation of Asheville’s laws.  “What the heck!” she figures.  She’s been a common criminal for years and never been prosecuted yet — felony perjury, tax evasion, mail fraud, civil conspiracy, conspiracy to practice law without a license, larceny, illegal dumping, criminal violations of Asheville’s Building Code, numerous frivolous 911 call crimes, cruelty to animals, criminal assault, and now criminally operating an illegal motel in plain sight in a residential neighborhood zoned for families, not commercial use like motels.

So this is the weekend beginning Friday, October 7, 2016,  and yesterday about 5 p. m., travelers drove in, got out of their car (a gray-haired man with a pony tail and a woman) and carried their “motel” luggage around the side of Mad Martha’s house and settled into her illicit basement “motel” unit.  This morning I made photos of their car, a grey Kia, NC license tag no. AFK-1957 and a Chris Leith Kia ad on the tag cover and trunk lid.  Chris Leith Kia is located in Raleigh, NC.

I noticed this past Monday, October 3, 2016, that someone with the city cruised by a couple of times after the report of last weekend’s motel guests.  I can assure you that Shannon Morgan who is salaried for and paid by the taxpayers to investigate this crime and prosecute it has been provided with a full report about this and other illegal motels on Aurora Drive.

More to come, including photos of motel guests and a mattress that lay in Mad Martha’s yard for weeks until she illegally dumped it beside a dumpster at Star Lanes Bowling Center, a block down the street.