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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Johnny Northside Makes Good On Threat...Ends Friendship of 30+ Years

The title may be confusing to some people who are new to this blog. Here is a brief summary of the MisAdventures of Johnny Northside that should help readers understand the meaning of this blog post.

John Hoff aka John Hoffman (pen name used to author, "The Art & Science of Dumpster Diving") aka John Willard Hoff aka Johnny Northside has been engaged in a battle that began in 2007 against the author of this blog, Jim Watkins aka the "Anti-Johnny" (the nick-name was given to me by John Hoff himself).

The battle between us all started when John manipulated the publicity of my best friend, Tom Balko who (at the time) was being slaughtered by the media after the Minneapolis City Council decided that he, his partner Jon Helgason and their company, TJ Waconia were responsible for the increased crime and real estate foreclosure crisis in North Minneapolis.
The city filed a law suit against them that was front page news when it was announced at a press conference by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak. TJ Waconia was dropped from the law suit after SunTrust Mortgage counter sued after the city was awarded the right to manage the TJ Waconia Houses. The reason SunTrust countered was because, they actually owned the houses and the city never bothered to research who owned them in their rush to cash in on the headlines while TJ Waconia was still news

John Hoff got the name Johnny Northside and the blog started partially by riding the TJ Waconia same coat tails as the city did and ever since it has been a public battle between John Hoff and myself. I started and maintain the Misadventures of Johnny Northside because, it was clear to me way back that John operated by his own set of rules and double standards. He has made several threats against me that have been well documented on this blog, the Mplsmirror and on the Adventures of Jordan Hawkman.

Which brings us to the topic of this post.

Last year, John sent me several text messages warning me that if I didn't back off of my efforts of reporting all of his current and past misdeeds, threats, attempts to manipulate others (and the list goes on), that he would go after the one thing he knew I cared about... My friend. Part of the reason I have kept up with Johns "adventures" is because of the fact that he has made threats to me before and I have the same policy as the United States does against terrorism... I will not negotiate with John Hoff and I will not stand down to his blackmail attempts.

The text message John sent said that I had "an incredible opportunity to BACK THE HELL OFF" or he would go after Tom and Jon by trying to make their lives as miserable as possible. He promised to write letters to the prison they are located at, the authorities at the prison itself as well as the parole board. He ended the threat by stating, "By the time I am done with them, the entire Balko family will HATE YOU... Now BACK OFF, JIM!"

I didn't back off. John carried out his threat by writing letters to Tom and Jon as well as to the prison, if not more.

I am writing this post to let people know that John Hoff has made good on his threat. He has accomplished his goal. John has effectively driven a wedge between me and my life-long best friend, Tom. I hereby congratulate John Hoff! John can add ending a 30+ year friendship between two people to his list of accomplishments and in doing so, has lost the one effective "weapon" that he has used against me since this all began.

Last fall, I got a call from one of Tom's relatives and they told me that John had been sending letters to both Tom and Jon as well as the prison. They told me that I will not be hearing from Tom in the future and they thanked me for the support I gave him through the entire ordeal.
I have not been contacted by Tom since.

The worst thing John has been able to slander me with in his attempts to discredit and humiliate me in public has been by telling everyone that I am the "self proclaimed best friend of TJ Waconia fraudster, Tom Balko." (the quote is from John that he has used over and over again.)
That's all, though.

John went after my former friend because, he has not been able to find anything about me that he could use to tarnish or ruin me with by blogging about it. Class act, huh?

I made a promise to John that I would not stop my efforts of notifying the public and people John associates with about his shady, two-faced and bullying ways. Now that John has caused my friendship with Tom Balko to end... John has NOTHING he can threaten me with and I will NOT back down from the self proclaimed "800 pound Gorilla" that John has called himself.

If anyone reading this post has had a personal run-in with John or knows about other John Hoff related incidents, please contact me by leaving a message in the comments. Be sure to tell if you want your words to be published or not. Or you can email me.


Anonymous said...

I'm sure John Hoff will enjoy hearing this news, since he is a sociopathic predator who feed on the misery he inflicts on others..

Anonymous said...

Do you think maybe you lost your friend because of your own damn behavior? Think about it, if what John Hoff was doing/writing to your friend was worthless nonsense then your friend would ignore it and be your friend. But if there is some kind of truth to Hoff writing and complaining that you are trying to carry some kind of torch or retaliate against Hoff or stalk Hoff or whatever it was that you were being accused of in those letters then perhaps your friend is no longer your friend because of your own fault? You are always touting personal responsibility so where is your personal responsibility Jim Watkins?

Anti-Johnny said...

To Anon 10:14
I did notice that there were two big "IF's" in your theory. Thats what your comments were. THEORY!

About the rest of your crap, here is a summary:
*Hoff makes threat to force Jim to shut up.
*Jim doesn't respond to Hoff threat.
*Hoff makes good on threat.
*Hoff's threat gets intended results.
*Jim is to claim personal responsibility for results

You MUST work for the government, somewhere?

You reminded me of a joke though...
How do you piss off a Liberal?
A: Claim personal responsibility

Anonymous said...

Maybe your "friends" just don't like or appreciate or condone what you are doing with your anti-johnny blog.

Or maybe they just don't like you anymore.

Or maybe they were using you and since they are in prison they don't need you anymore, you are useless to them now?

A million reasons, but doubtful that any credit can go to John Hoff, even that contradicts what you have been claiming that he is worthless and ineffective.

Anonymous said...

Scanning the internet tonight, link by link, I'm sitting here chuckling about good ol' John Hoff.

I first met him in 2003 when he was living in a trailer (literally) in a parking lot, going to school. He liked to ask me to grab a bite to eat then and conveniently forget his wallet at home. Um... sure... the first time I believed him. The second was the last...

He talked himself up back then - and a little research brought to air his Dakota adventures. It's so good to see I made a good choice in 2003. What an ass! Sometimes disassociation is the best association.

Anti-Johnny said...

To Anon 6:32
3 "Maybe's" and then you said,

"A million reasons, but doubtful that any credit can go to John Hoff, even that contradicts what you have been claiming that he is worthless and ineffective."

I tell you what is innefective and worthless... You. Your opinion.
One thing I actually respect John Hoff for and that is, he always backed up his words, however they were meant, by putting his name with them (as far as I know anyway). I clearly do not agree with most of what he has said but, he has the balls to sign his name to his comments, right or wrong.
You follow your "If's" up with "Maybe's" and since I put my name next to my comments, I say.... MAYBE you have no balls?
Pfffft! I'll post your anonymous comments that are worth nothing of value because, well... LOL whatever. Hey! I hear a Trekkie convention is coming to town soon! Gonna hide behind a mask there too?

Anti-Johnny said...

One nice thing about life is you can change your mind. Yesterday I commented that I will publish the useless comments submitted by some anonymous jackass (10:14 & 6:32) but, I have changed my mind.
They submitted more of the the same comments again today as the ones listed above and so... I changed my mind.
If they want to attempt to get their opinions considered by others, they can submit them to another blog or start their own. The Hobbit aka Hawthorne Hawkman aka Jeff Skrenes has a policy on his blog (rarely sticks to it though) that he won't publish anonymous comments so, unless you are Jeff, I guess you will have to mosey on along with your useless crap.
Hey! Maybe you could volunteer to help with the Clean Sweep?