Photo of Brother, Sister, and Me

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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.

My conniving sister, who turned out to be one of the most perfidious wretches I have ever known, and who always thought herself better than us and abused me and my brothers, sits to my left.  Notice her eyes.  As always one gleams with affection, and the other leers with calculation.  Typical hypocrites cuddle and identify with this aberration.

The photo used to be in a frame and sit on the mantle or on a table has been removed from its frame and vandalized, probably by Marilyn, now the divorcee known as Marilyn Turner Smith Barr of Jefferson City, Tennessee, or one of her vicious little whelps, Robin and Jeff.

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.

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
Diane:
Please assign for appropriate inspection and enforcement action.
Gary

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.  http://sogpubs.unc.edu/electronicversions/pdfs/lglb132.pdf

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, buncyblawg.com, 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.
https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/47736276
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12990118?s=21qImnW9
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Jennifer is running an illegal motel on Warwick Rd.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6464780?s=-hZabOum
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Jan is running an illegal motel on Warwick Rd.
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6335114?s=-hZabOum
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Bryan and Amy are running an illegal motel in the Unadilla/Kenilworth area
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6487537
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Don is running an illegal motel in the area of Hillendale/Kirkman Rds. in Kenilworth
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/8799413?s=YYkfYBwY
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Don is running an illegal motel on Cummins Rd./Wayside area in Kenilworth
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1370539?s=Ea-EQs7Q
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Dorothy is running an illegal motel on Beaucatcher Rd. in Kenilworth
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6290666?s=SU_yGftH
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David is running an illegal motel on top of Beaucatcher Mountain, on Windswept Dr.
https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/40784975
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Valorie is running an illegal motel in the area of Vance Gap Rd. in Kenilworth
https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/405981?s=ZRuYWrVm
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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.
https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/17363326
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Check out scofflaw, Mike Smith, running an illegal motel on Town Mountain Rd. at $362 per night.
https://www.vrbo.com/710321
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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:
https://www.vrbo.com/641454    $435 per night.
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https://www.vrbo.com/639820
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)
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Pack heat while staying here at $128/night, another high-crime area
https://www.vrbo.com/469253
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Sly owner who won’t name herself is operating an illegal motel inside the Asheville’s city limits in a nice neighborhood.
https://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p702397vb

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.
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Party down!  At the illegal flophouse motel of Shawn Hicks in West Asheville, better known as Worst Asheville.
https://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p688221vb
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Scofflaw Monica Tilhou wants you to flop at $406 per night at her illegal flophouse in Beaucatcher/Chunns Cove area
https://www.vacationrentals.com/listing/p4095025

Kathryn Is a Criminal

Heeeere’s Kathryn, the criminal, posing with her son:  https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/12685614?s=unk7pZTG

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:  https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/97256862

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?

https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/15282347?s=u13MxkEW

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″

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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:
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/alt.appalachian/martha$20grist$20testimony%7Csort:relevance/alt.appalachian/asMPFcliwt8/aH7wFTiFFAAJ

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/alt.appalachian/asMPFcliwt8