Thursday, November 13, 2014

Make A Deal With John Hoff and Get Stung Like A Bee Every Time

Parody comparison of a Bee and John Hoff AKA Johnny Northside

I got an email the other day from a person who has been crucified by John Hoff AKA Johnny Northsider in the past. I had sent them an earlier email to tell them Hoff was once again, going after attorney Jill Clark. Or at least posted the lawsuit that Clark had recently filed in Hennepin County.
For a guy who is wanting to get licensed to practice law... Following up on the most published, attacked subject in blog history, Jill Clark.... Is not the choice many other people would choose to write about.

During the years this blog has existed, there have been countless comparisons made involving Hoff when trying to explain so many of his mis-deeds. Some of the comparisons include: A slug, a yellow journalist (lower than Geraldo Rivera, a member of the Mafia, skid marks, etc., etc., etc.

The comparison that I was given in the email is simply outstanding and I think it deserves to be showcased with a post of its own.

Here is the comparison that was sent to me about John Hoff.
There once was a bee and an alligator that needed to cross the river that was flooding on the side they were on.
The bee couldn’t make it that far and the alligator wasn’t tall enough to navigate the river as it was near the waterfall.
They are mortal enemies that have fought for ages.  Finally when the river was just about to swallow them up they cut a deal.  They agreed that the bee wouldn’t give a deadly sting to the alligator while the alligator promised not to go under and drown the bee.
Soon they were off with the bee riding on the top of the alligator’s head navigating successfully across the river.  They were about half way across but, neither of them were in the safe zone where their individual abilities could save then alone.  All of the sudden the alligator felt the bee give him the deadly sting.
The Alligator yelled to the bee: “what are you thinking?  We were going to make it but, now we both will die?  What gives?”
The bee replies: “I’m sorry, I just couldn’t help myself….I am a bee and that is what I do.”

John Hoff can be compared to the bee. The alligator is like most people and usually don't bother with other people's issues and they make good on their word.
Not the bee.
John Hoff  is stuck on the other side of the river and no one will give him a ride because, they all know what will happen to them if they try to reason with him. 

HE cannot help himself….it is what he is.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Tom Balko Takes Page From John Hoff's Book on Friendship

Photo of Tom Balko from Facebook

Readers of this blog know that I rarely publish anything of a personal nature about myself. This post is an exception.
This post is about the harsh lesson I have learned about friendship. It is ironic because, it was this friendship that was part of the motivation to start and continue this blog since it started back in 2008. It was John Hoff aka Johnny Northside who surfaced back in 2007 and began his online assault on my "friend", Tom Balko who was being attacked by the media for his real estate dealings.

I am not going to go into the details of what all happened with his legal battle, other than to say that I still believe he and his business partner were scape-goats for the City of Minneapolis and was unfairly targeted. The proof that he was set up by the city came from the source of the witch hunt, City Council President Barbara Johnson, at the sentencing hearing. While under oath, Johnson stated how she became aware of my friend and what caused her to pursue exposing his company. The problem was... She flat-out lied. The transcript proved it.
Enough about that.

From the start of his public lynching by the media and John Hoff, thru to the end when the dust settled... I was the only friend who gave support, stood by him and defended him in public.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Johnny Northside Blog Owner Uses Self as Anonymous Source. Raises Major Credibility Questions

If you give a blogger like John Hoff enough time, eventually he will hang himself.
The north Minneapolis "blog wars" have been going on now for over six years, going back to 2008. While the Misadventures blog was never intended to "compete" with John Hoff's blog, The Adventures of Johnny Northside as Hoff has suggested over the years. I have long maintained that the purpose of this blog was to inform the public about John Hoff by posting facts about his past, his present and how he uses the first amendment as a weapon against anyone who merely rubs him the wrong way.
I have endured countless online attacks from Hoff and I have stuck with it. I have believed that sooner or later, John Hoff's actions will come back to bite him and I suspect his judgement day is near. VERY near. More on that later.

One thing Hoff has been accused of has been his unwillingness to reveal the identity of his "anonymous sources." Hoff's blog is full of posts that have relied on an anonymous source in order for it to appear to have any credibility. When the identity of a source has been questioned, Hoff has fed the public with journalistic fluff that mostly consists of Hoff saying we just have to trust him about his source being an expert or having first hand information. Part of his September 2012 attacks against me and his attempts to ruin my real estate reputation were based on a source that Hoff has refused to give up and he even claimed that he was "protecting them from being stalked."

The anonymous source is... JOHN HOFF aka JOHNNY NORTHSIDE of the Adventures of Johnny Northside Blog! 
This is no allegation either. This is a fact and the proof has been provided by one of the biggest bully bloggers on the Internet. JOHN HOFF has provided the proof that he has given some of his posts credibility by claiming his source is an expert but, that is now known to be a lie. 

On November 22, 2012, Hoff posted an article on his blog about TJ Waconia and he posted the link to the PDF file of the sentencing hearing transcript. Here is what he had to say about where the transcript came from and how it was paid for. Click here to see that post on AJNS
It was more than a month ago when I subscribed to the federal PACER system at the urging of a local attorney, who wanted me to get my own federal court system documents instead of begging them off him all the time. When I first took a whirl around PACER-o-topia, one of the first cases I wanted to explore was the plea deal and prison sentence for Helgason and Balko...
The coolest document in the bunch has to be the transcript of their hearing, which cost a pretty penny but, hey, PayPal donations. Not that many, but enough for a document now and then. Click here for the transcript, which is fairly long. (109 pages!) 
Fast forward to July 29, 2014. Hoff published the proof that he is actually his own anonymous source by going into a detailed lie about where the transcript came from and no mention of how it was paid for.
Here is the big title to his post along with a good portion of the text from the post I have copied directly from his blog.

"FREEDOM!!!! Looms Next Month For The T.J. Waconia Fraudsters After A Half Decade Stretch In Federal Prison! Now For The First Time Online, Freely Available To All, Here Is The 109-Page Transcript Of Their Sentencing..."
Click here to view the 109-page transcript of the sentencing hearing from Thomas J. Balko and Jonathan Helgason, the "TJ Waconia" fraudsters who were sentenced to prison for their fraudulent activities involving scores of houses in North Minneapolis.
Thank You, Belatedly, Anonymous Source
A source who said he or she was "cleaning out their office computer" sent me this document, like, I think it was at least a year ago, maybe more. 
But it was only recently I figured out how to make a PDF link for this document. Every other time I tried to make a link I had a problem and I presume it was because the document was LONG and my connection was SLOW. 
Hey, I'm grassroots media. Often enough I freely admit my little technical struggles and why stories got delayed. 
Allow me to provide the readers with the link to Johnny Northside's post:
John Hoff identified as own anonymous source

In case Hoff tries to back out of his lie, here is a screen shot from the TJ Waconia victims blog where Hoff left comments about publishing victims' names.
Click on image to view larger

This sort of revelation is really disturbing to me because, aside from his own self-promoting as an award winning blog and his comments to the public that he is a journalist who prides himself in publishing the truth, he has the nerve to insult the public by looking them in the eye and... LYING!
No legitimate journalist would try to lie to the public like Hoff has and only a bottom dwelling liar would be so bold as to publish the proof of their lie.

I have a question for Mr. John Hoff.
If you lied about the information in this post, why should we believe a single thing that you have written about since you began blogging?

Mr. Hoff? WHY?

Monday, July 14, 2014

John Hoff Oklahoma Law License Update

Parody of God questioning John Hoff

I have to apologize to readers of this blog for not adding any content or updates until today. Actually, I don't have much to add but, that doesn't mean that there is nothing going on regarding John Hoff.
People and commenters have been asking what the current status is with Hoff and his application to become a licensed attorney in the State of Oklahoma.

Here is what I am able to say at this time...
Hoff's name was listed on the list of people who had taken the Bar Exam in February and passed. Those people attended a function where they were sworn in and given a license to practice law in Oklahoma. However, John Hoff was NOT among those who were sworn in because, the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners continues to investigate Hoff's character and fitness and respect for the law. Until the board gives their approval to the Oklahoma Bar Association, Hoff will not be given his license regardless of the fact that he has passed the Bar Exam. The status of the investigation has not been made public and I can't offer more information at this time.

I will post updates as information becomes available and is considered public information.

This is only my opinion but, my feeling is that John Hoff will end up being denied for a license to practice law. I think that with the number of unethical acts Hoff has committed in his recent past, it will be enough to finally catch up to him and pull him back off of his self-serving perch he has placed himself upon.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Seattle Arrest Records for John Hoff AKA Johnny Northside Found

John Hoff AKA Johnny Northside loves to exploit people on his blog The Adventures of Johnny Northside by copying the Hennepin County Jail Roster and posting it on his blog. Hennepin County only leaves the data online for one week before it is removed however, Hoff leaves it on his blog permanently.
Hoff takes it one step further by offering to remove names from the list if requested... For a fee! The Jail Roster lists names of people who were arrested. Charges might have been dropped, dismissed or the arrest might have been by mistake. Hoff doesn't care. He reasons that if the person was arrested then they must have been doing something wrong.

Hoff has been a public "pain" for most of his adult life and while many of his wrong-doings have been documented on this blog, the suspicion that he has been arrested at one time or another has never been verified one way or another....  Until now.

Searches into King County, Washington and Seattle municipal records have turned up several incidents involving Hoff in the mid-90's, when he lived in Seattle. One of the incidents was the hyped up sidewalk sitting citation that Hoff appealed as far as he could before finally losing but, two of the records uncovered show that Hoff was arrested... TWICE!

One arrest was for PROPERTY DESTRUCTION - 1ST DEGREE DAMAGE GREATER $50 and the other was for CRIMINAL TRESPASS - 1ST DEGREE.

Here is the link to the Seattle website where you can search using his name Click Here

And here are a few screen shots that show the information. Click the images to see larger.






This arrest information is very timely actually. Just in time for the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners to take into consideration for deciding whether or not they will approve his application to become a member of the Oklahoma Bar, regardless of the fact that he has taken the Bar Exam. 

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Blogger John Hoff Completed Oklahoma Bar Exam But, Status Under Review, Regardless of Test Results

Cartoon parody of John Hoff as a lawyer with his own rules


The Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners held the Bar Exam on February 25-26, 2014.
John Willard Hoff was one of the names published as an out of state applicant prior to the test dates.
I received an email response from the Director of the Board of Bar Examiners on March 5, 2014 that stated John Hoff attended and completed the exam that was held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

I had sent a package to the board containing information that suggested John Hoff does not have the moral character to become a licensed attorney in Oklahoma. I have been told that I was not the only person that sent them information however, up until the confirmation was received, it was not known if Hoff attended or if he was allowed to take the test.
The results to the exams will not be known or made public for several months.

The board director informed me of the following...
"An applicant is allowed to take a bar exam in Oklahoma even if the character and fitness portion of their application has not yet been approved.  However, should they pass the exam, the applicant is not eligible for admission until the Board has approved their application."
The amount of Hoff material that I submitted was substantial and no date was selected for when the board will complete their investigation and decide if Hoff's application will be approved or denied.
This blog will keep the status updated as information is received.

I do not envy the position the Bar Examiners are in with deciding to approve or deny his application because, I think they could regret it if they let Hoff become a lawyer as his history suggests it will be a matter of time before complaints begin to pile against him.
At the same time though, if they deny the application, they should expect to be made into a spectacle circus because of Hoff's history of appealing and fighting every ruling that went against him.

My hope is that Hoff will be denied a license because, John as a lawyer would mean no one is safe from his attacks. A crazed Hoff with access to court records that are not available to non-lawyers is frankly a very disturbing situation that I hope will never happen.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

John Hoff's Employer Identified As Colclazier & Associates of Seminole, Oklahoma


Sorry for the delay in posting this information but, I have been dealing with another matter that continues to take up most of my time.

I have been able to confirm that John Hoff aka Johnny Northside has been staying in Oklahoma in recent months while working for Colclazier and Associates in a undetermined capacity. The law firm is located in Seminole, Oklahoma which is near the city of Ada.

Hoff submitted an application to the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners in early September 2013 to be allowed to take the Oklahoma Bar exam in hopes of becoming a licensed attorney  in the State of Oklahoma. Yes.... Oklahoma.
He has claimed on his blog that he has no plans to move from Minnesota so, I can only speculate that he has been maintaining his north Minneapolis address for residency while working in Oklahoma perhaps on a contract basis.

The law firm Hoff has been working for also employs Lloyd Palmer who is an attorney. Palmer is likely the person who encouraged Hoff to try to make use of his law degree that he obtained from the University of North Dakota nearly 10 years ago.
Hoff made mention of a buddy in one of his articles that was determined to be Sgt. Lloyd Palmer who was also in the same National Guard unit with Hoff,  the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
Here is a link to an audio interview with Palmer:
Lloyd Palmer interview

Here is the information on the law firm Hoff is believed to still be working for...

Colclazier and Associates

404 N Main St
SeminoleOK 74868
(405) 382-1212


A reminder to all readers:
The next time the Bar exam will be offered in Oklahoma is February 2014. In order for John Hoff to be allowed to take the exam, he must pass a character fitness and background check by the Board of Examiners. They will look into the background for the moral character of Hoff and it is my belief that under no circumstances should John Hoff be allowed to take that exam nor should he be allowed the opportunity to become a licensed attorney in any State.
If you have documentation of past Hoff behavior that you believe the Board of Examiners should consider in their investigation, please click the following link for instructions.
OK Board of Examiners info for Hoff

Monday, September 16, 2013

Blogger Hoff Pursuing License to Practice Law in Oklahoma, Must Pass Moral & Character Fitness Check

Photo of Hoff obtained from FaceBook page in public domain.
This blog entry is very unique because of the information it contains. Rather than the usual build up about John Hoff’s history before getting to the point of the post, I want to get right to the meat of the story and make the following announcement.

It has been confirmed that John Willard Hoff AKA Johnny Northside of the Adventures of Johnny Northside.com blog, has submitted an application recently with the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners to take the Bar exam to become a licensed attorney in the State of Oklahoma.

Up until this past week it had only been speculation that Hoff had been working in Oklahoma but, unclear in what capacity or for what purpose. I personally can’t claim to be 100% certain of how long he has been working there or who exactly he has been working there. A few sources have given me more specific information but, I decided to focus my attention on getting proof that John Hoff is trying to become a licensed attorney and I am now the first to report the news which was verified by the Oklahoma Board of Bar Examiners. Now on with the story…