My good friend Darlene Watts is an amazing writer and person. She has a great heart and who helps many. At one time she did the same as Evan Jensens long time cohost, and wrote the blogs for him. She stood by him, defended him, and was a good friend to him, like many co hosts and friends had in the past before her and since her. But his tirades, disrespect for woman including her, the verbal abuse, the lies and deceit one day became too much and Darlene parted ways after trying for a long time to help him be a better person. We have seen this very pattern with each and every co host he has had also so it is clear he will never change. I too was his friend at one time. Before I got to know the real him and also parted ways and severed my friendship with this deranged man. I learned that he would never change as he is comfortable with who he is, a liar, scammer, fraud, and just plain deranged. He seems to have a obsession with peoples children and when you don’t allow him to control you he goes for your heart…yes your children, with porn, sending sex toys to them, photo shopping pics that are sexual for children to see and with pics of their parents face on it, just plan sick and twisted is his mind. One minute he is caring, the next he is lying and stalking you, and trying to hurt you.
But my friend Darlene Watts wrote this amazing blog and although she did not give names those of us in the paranormal communities know exactly who she was speaking of in between the lines in her blog. Evan Jensen and Kelly Griffin his newest co host after burning so many others. Just another pawn we know.
Now most know I am not a friend or fan of Judi Giramonti because I believe she abused our friendship and did me wrong in the past leaving me leery of trusting her. As I was taught trust is earned. Do I believe people can change and make mistakes ….yes they are human. I know I have made them over my 47 years. And although not my favorite person I wish her the best on getting her life together and that rumors should not be spread without facts that back up what is being said. I myself feel guilty as I heard things and went to Darlene with what I had heard out of concern for her and Brian, not to start rumors but still none the less I guess it could have been construed as that if Darlene hadn’t actually heard herself the tirant of Judi’s landlord first hand. My friend Darlene and her husband despite the terms when Judi left the relationship she had with them in when they offered to help her with an apartment etc and once Evan yet again got to Judi and used her to retaliate against Darlene, my friends Darlene and Brian extended the olive branch to Judi and to put the past behind as they knew the source was Evan who yet again used her. But none the less they are still willing to assist her which I commend and trust they know what they are doing and it is their business.
So here is a great blog that Darlene Watts wrote on the facts and her perspective of things surrounding this.
Furthermore, I have had a great many tenants in my building here in Ishpeming. Some of them were awesome, some of them were unbelievably bad and most of the time, things didn’t work out rather quickly with those types of people. They are small apartments with no yard. Most people that take them are in a transition. So there is naturally an overturn. A few people, take them because it actually suits them. Those are the ones that work out the best.
I’ve had my share of disasters ranging from bedbugs (probably the most disgusting to deal with) to high water bills and yet, we always manage to pull it all together. We have been through a lot more recently due to incorrect reporting on the local news channels and paper. No matter how you try to correct the mistakes, the news media doesn’t care and will never make one effort to change their original report or even to post a correction.
Let me just clarify. The city was never tearing down my shop because it was in bad repair. They simply wanted to see the pretty building (Mather Inn) from Hematite Ave as you come into town. Their excuse was the back wall, which to some, is unsightly. However, in comparison to many buildings in town and even some that have had grant money of a significant amount, it really is not so outstanding as they would like people to think. Furthermore, I am willing to bet that most buildings, whether having the grant money or not, do not have newer wiring like this building does. We even updated the heating system from electric to gas boiler. The back wall was insulated, although, for obvious reasons, an interior wall that was shared with a restaurant wasn’t. This is because the restaurant still had OLD wiring and we didn’t know where that wiring was. To some on the DDA, this seemed to be horrendous. LOL
The hallway, for what ever reason there was, was done in paneling, that is now outdated and we wish to bring it back to what it once was and lose the paneling. Likewise, some hanky drop ceiling that is just plain old ugly shortening the tall ceilings in the hallway by far. But…that’s aesthetics and considerably less expensive to deal with then plumbing and electrical. The apartments are not that bad. There is forever repair when you have tenants. It may of served the city well to call this place blighted and ACT like it needed to be torn down, but, they NEVER once came in and saw what was inside… nor cared and to them, the value of the building was that of one they wanted to tear down and erase.
Well, as it turns out, I did not receive an offer that covered my own expenses for leaving here and going somewhere else. As a matter of fact, it didn’t cover my mortgage on the place, never mind going somewhere else to do my art. It meant all my work over the years from 2009 would of been for nothing. Soooo…. I said no to the city. I just never saw erasing a building to make another building be seen as a valid reason to do that. I certainly wasn’t going to pay for the privilege of losing everything.
Now, to some, we don’t have the money to have this place. Well, on that argument, from those saying it, neither do they. If you need grants to do something with your building, it means you don’t have the money yourself. It means, tax payer money is going to fixing up YOUR building. I never asked any money from any tax payers, except to repair the wall that the city damaged by removing a whole building. Like many people in this city, I work hard and do what I can when I can. Same with my husband, who is disabled and can’t do what he use to. But, in this city, you don’t get to put me down when you take big chunks of money from grants that is tax payers money to repair your own building. Just saying…
Now, there is the subject of whom are my tenants. Perhaps it would interest some to know that I have a camera in the hallway of my building. There are no drug dealers or druggies or any type of bad person here. I know how some that have ulterior motives spread rumors. It really never mattered who was up there, I heard that rumor over and over again. AND no, there are no cameras in people’s apartments like some have tried to say in the past. People doing illegal things do not last long here. It’s just to close to the police station and the police pay attention and we have a camera in the hallway. I wonder how many other places have a camera in the hallway even. Hmmmm
No… I’m not going anywhere. The windows are empty… so that I can make things to put in them. Not because we are moving. The ceiling is down, so that I could assess what was there and to my chagrin, it is all conduit wiring, which means, I can use the full 12 foot height of the ceilings, as they were meant to be. I personally don’t have a problem with some pipes and some older style tongue and grove boards on the ceiling. I like the height, because it means I can create TALL things. It means less limitations on any type of commissioned work. It’s not because we are leaving. (A few people knocked on the door to ask.)
Now, I do have a person who lived here that is moving back. Some know her online. Her name is Judi Giramonti. I have this to say. If I do not have a problem with her, no one else should have a problem with me wanting her to move back. Right? Yes, she said some things. So did I. I just think that Judi and I have come through some totally over the top petty drama that we both agree, we want to avoid. We are both looking for something more stable. Me with a stable tenant that pays their rent and know what to expect and her with wanting her own place that she can be at home in and make her own. (Judi always paid her rent and left with owing us nothing.) I think we are both done with the over the top drama that people pull us into.
And… I’m going to say this… for someone to act like they are the fault for another’s behavior and/or have some control over someone else is ludicrous. I know on both sides, some are blaming Judi, instead of where the blame goes. Want to know my side… there isn’t one. I don’t care about the drama and petty bull crap that is going on out there that people promise the other side is going to be arrested. (Yep… said on both sides.) I do not want to be drug into it anymore. I’m done. I have another goal these days. I believe Judi does too and she’s looking ahead, not behind. I’m not getting Judi back here to have some war going. Neither is she and it’s NOT how she thinks. She just wants to get along with everyone and at times forgives way easier than I ever would. That is just who she is. I don’t care what she’s doing online or whom she gets involved in or what she does. That is her business. I can say here that she has no ulterior motives for moving here and isn’t doing so to do anything to anyone else. We are talking about her shows and doing up dolls, not online wars.
I’ll say this to the person who has a bunch of blogs on me. Have at it. To this date, you have not affected anything I have done. Not affected one iota of anything. If I was affected, it was through my own blogs I WROTE. I do not read your blogs for the most part and could care less of your ramblings and whining about me and the paranormal and I believe, that after all this time, it’s old to a lot of people anyway. Little by little, you whittle away at your audience by offending them and after a while there isn’t to many left that even care. Let’s just say I’m wrong on that point… well… then you’ll drive people to me.
Now, just to clarify one instance of idiocy, boldly threatening by use of another person who is in the same area as if to use them as a weapon to physically do something to Judi is really stretching it. IF anything happens to her, I WILL BE SURE TO ALERT Police and the same goes for your bouncer, whom you use as a weapon. I don’t get that her landlord is that unreasonable. In fact, while she wants her place to herself, I don’t get that she’s being so hateful she’ll destroy her or hurt her. If I see ANYTHING else like that, I will be contacting police myself locally where you both live. THAT is a promise. She’s leaving when she gets her check. If I had the money, I’d of sent it to her for her to leave sooner. Unfortunately, I don’t and neither does she until she gets her check. Still, I don’t see her landlord being that unreasonable. It’s just over a week. She has a place here. It’s all set up.
As for laughing about being arrested… I remember one time you not thinking it so funny when you were served locally and wanting to erase everything. I do not really think you are to smug or stupid not to realize just what path you are on and what CAN happen in this situation with the constant blogs, intimidation tactics, harassment, conjecture, guesses and hostility that it will lead to MANY people being against you and not only a few against you legally, but, many by the very act you are doing. There are laws against much of what you are doing on that “blog” and it goes way further than what I did with you. It’s over the top by far to the point of idiocy. If your writer enjoys ruining her reputation as well as her credibility and risking legally paying for what it is you are doing as you so obviously do, go for it. But… I’m thinking when the shit hits the fan, you all might not find it all so funny. That’s a friendly warning. As it’s apparent to me it’s getting to be a bubble ready to burst and so much worse than it ever was with what you are doing and how many you are affecting. There is a line… and you have blown past it long ago.
Your inability to even understand what is going against you thinking it’s Judi or that she has anything to do with it shows that you really do not have a grasp on how your tirades affect people and whom is involved in trying to shut you down. I know you at least know that Judi by herself did not have the ability to shut off blogtalk. However, so many of the same people that you constantly are fighting that shut that down before, that have connections and then you so obviously advertise on places you KNOW they even comment on and then you wonder how it gets turned off. Should it be no surprise to you? Really? I’m still blocked from blogtalk myself. What makes you think you can do a show if they not only took my show off, but, blocked me permanently just for THINKING I was helping you. Get a clue. Blogtalk hates you and they are friends with the people you are slamming. DUH
Yes… it’s really that simple. It’s Not Judi. Just like some other’s think it’s Judi controlling the blogs that slam everyone. She doesn’t… never did. I don’t know… people must really think Judi has some amazing powers.
So… let’s recap here. If you go after people over and over, they will get pissed and react and try to do something to stop you. They don’t have to be together. But, many complaints together, add up to real actions against you. It’s YOUR fault that they do by your very actions and what ever happens on your end to you is going to be what you deserve. Whether it’s being arrested or having your show taken off… it’s because of YOUR actions that people are reacting back. AND… that’s exactly what I do not want to be involved in… the stupid petty drama that is turning into some legal nightmare with the constancy it has become in over the top ramblings, guesses, tirades, satire and just plain harassment of people.
As for me going against anyone… there is a few people that will know who I mean. Everyone else… won’t. Same as for those the area here, starting rumors. This blog… squelches many against Judi, as well as against this building. At the same time…. this is it. No names for a reason. I have better things to do then to fight rumors locally and online bull from people who just like to tell stories.
As for your writer… you might want to reread what it is you write carefully, as much of it comes off as unintelligible. Your satire has much to be desired in the way of comedic strength and lacks any true points other than being insulting to a few people, of which comes off as harsh. Instead of quantity, it is far better to have quality.
Thank you Darlene!!!