A Big Kerfuffle

Well, that caused a bit of a stir, didn’t it?

Here’s some explanation.

First, I didn’t do this.  Lisa did this. It’s Lisa’s business.  She set it up, paid for it, you name it.  I didn’t even help.  Deb did make the logo.

Nicole is, of course, having a shit fit, and whining about how she just doesn’t understand any of this.

Consider a point that Deb made in a comment.

That, for those who don’t get it, is a knock-off of my son’s logo.  My son is dead.  Nicole likes to mock that fact.

Here’s Nathan’s logo so you can see what I mean.

Note: there was a question raised as to who created the logo first. I laughed. I created that logo below in the late fall of 2006. I used a web font called “Big Noodle Titling” which is copyright free.  I also used a piece of clip art (again copyright free) of a hat. I took both into Illustrator (a vector graphics program) and messed with them, a lot.  I pushed the hat to the point that it’s unrecognizable from the original, and roughed up the typefont.  I probably made 25 versions before settling on one.

The idea I had is that the “D” is a wall.  Nathan (the “N”) is sitting with his back to the wall and his knees bent and the hat pulled down over his head.

I showed Nicole’s ridiculous mock of it to Dave without comment.  He knew immediately what she’d done.

Nicole is very aware of this logo.  Al Wilson made us a large metal version of it and she knows this. She reads every word written here.

She does this kind of thing to be hurtful, to mock me, to hurt me.  It doesn’t.  I couldn’t care less.  She’s unoriginal, steals logos, steals names (you don’t think she actually invented “Blessed Little Grooming Company” or “Blessed Little Homestead,” do you?), and unimaginative.

We run a website for our son’s music.  Rest assured, I keep track of the renewal of both the domain name and the hosting service.

But that’s not even the teensy tip of the iceberg.  She costs people money in real life.  Real life damages. Ask Lisa.  Hell, don’t ask her. Go here and see for yourself.

It’s in five parts.  It’s video and a transcript of the bogus IPO claim that Nicole tried to put on Lisa.  You can see Nicole in action in real life.  Consider that the whole episode cost Nicole exactly nothing, but cost Lisa $5000 in lawyer fees.  Imagine how  you’d feel if it were you in Lisa’s seat.

Consider Al.  He’s had a situation ongoing where Nicole has contacted his employer, anyone who will listen to her, trying to have him fired for doing absolutely nothing except flying a helicopter along a prescribed flight path at a prescribed altitude. When she was told by his company that they had records of every move he’s made, that didn’t stop her. She has continued actively to try to have him fired.

And I could go on and on.  Well checks called on Lisa over made-up stuff, with enough facts incorrect that we know for certain Nicole initiated it. More calls to employers. Contacts made to elderly parents.  Taunting any critic who has lost a child. One of my favorites was the time she had a newborn baby gift set sent to a woman who was unsuccessfully trying to get pregnant.

So, yeah, Nicole is a bitch, and utterly deserves this.

But beyond that, there’s this stuff.

Jenifer is obviously new. She doesn’t know what she is talking about.

Nicole has not been “doing business” under the BLGC name “for years.”

Well, technically, maybe.  Two years.  More than one.

See the organization date?  February 6, 2015.

By law, Nicole was supposed to file an annual report once a year. That’s what “annual” means.  That means that the annual report for 2016 was due in February of 2016.

When did she file it, finally?

July 5, 2016.

Wanna know why it was so late?

It was late because she forgot.  She forgot and one of her critics reminded her about it, so she ran and did it.

This year, she forgot again.  Nobody told her.  Hell, I didn’t even know it.  This is not something I stay glued to by any means.  But along about October, I heard about this neglecting to file the annual report and started paying attention.  I wondered, frankly, if she was letting it go because maybe they were going to move or something.

However, it’s quite clear if you look at the state website what happened.

Nicole quit getting mail at the address listed on her account and when they sent her the notice, it was returned as undeliverable.  They tried to contact her three times. Each time it was returned.

Her annual report was due on June 30, 2017.  Read that again. That was six months ago.

A couple of years ago, I failed to get a notice to renew our vehicle insurance. I don’t know if it got lost in the mail, or if we misplaced it, or what happened, but I never saw it.  And I failed to renew our vehicle insurance.

It was terminated, and we got the message that had happened.

Dave went down to the insurance company, red-faced, and paid it and had it reinstated.

But you know what?  We’d been grandfathered in to a much lower deductible, a policy that they no longer write.  We lost that. We had to pay a reinstatement fee, and we lost our low deductible.

Shit happens.  I know that.  Everyone has done it at one time or another.

But this is Nicole’s livelihood. In addition, she is busy writing blogs telling us all how to manage fucking money, yet she doesn’t seem to be able to keep up with something that is very simple and very cheap ($15). She’s been obligated, since starting her business, to file an annual report twice and she’s forgotten to do both times.

In the comments on the other page, somebody used the dead baby as an excuse.  See why that won’t work?  June 30.  That’s when it was due.  The baby was still born on July 21.

We did not get to explain to our insurance company that we never got the renewal notice.  It’s not up to them to keep track of shit. It’s up to us.

Here’s a grand excuse.

Their property, the shitstead, is the address that Nicole used to register her business. I assume that’s because when she did it, she didn’t have a business address yet.

But this is a dubious claim.

For one thing, the shitstead’s mailbox is not at the shitstead.

See the little row of mailboxes on the road there.  That’s right at the intersection of the road the Nauglers live on and the main paved highway. Everyone’s mailbox is right there.  They don’t deliver to houses along that road.

Remember?  The Nauglers live in the wilderness.

When you live in the wilderness, mail delivery is not as convenient as when you live in town.  (By the way, I didn’t know this about their mail. I had to find out today just to write this.  I suspected it because there are no mailboxes along that road, but it took a call to the local post office to be sure.)

And then she accuses a “local” (wonder who?) of stealing their mail.  That’s the first time I’ve ever seen that particular accusation, and I highly doubt it.

At any rate, they quit getting mail at their house.

This is not fault of the state of Kentucky.  Nicole’s responsibility, as a business owner, is to let the state know if her address changes. On that website, they even tell you how to go about doing so.  She didn’t, so when they tried to send her annual report reminders, well, they couldn’t be delivered.

For months, they couldn’t be delivered.

As a result, Nicole’s registration and LLC went kaput.

You’ll notice, though, that nobody pounced on this the day it happened.  This all happened three months or so ago.  Nobody really noticed, frankly.

The name Nicole registered has been available to anyone who wanted it for quite some time now.

Lisa finally took it.  Why shouldn’t she? Nicole has nothing of value beyond a very used garden shed or two.

It’s not “being resolved.”  Lisa owns the name, legally.  Nicole let it lapse.  It was entirely Nicole’s fault.  They don’t forward mail forever.  And nobody “jumped on it.” It has been lapsed now for a long time.

See how she paints a very different picture of what happened? Nothing is her fault. It’s the mean post office that didn’t forward her mail forever. It’s the bad state that didn’t make sure she got the paperwork and hold her hand while she filled it in.  And it’s “being resolved.”

It will be resolved when Nicole changes her business name, since right now, she’s illegal.  For one thing, she is not an LLC registered with the state of Kentucky and hasn’t been for several months.

But that sort of crap, Nicole’s spin, starts the negative reviews on Lisa’s new page.

Lisa left the reviews up on purpose, to let Nicole’s humpers do what she knew they would do, flock over and leave negative reviews.

There’s more, but  you get the idea.

Remember when she threatened to kill Ranger?

When that happened, a few rescue groups found out that this woman was online threatening to kill her dog if somebody didn’t adopt it, and raced to the rescue.  That’s what they do.

When Nicole was, to put it mildly, less than responsive, they got very angry with her, and some of them went over to the business page and left some hilarious, quite obviously fake reviews.  They were absolutely funny.

Nicole was outraged.

She turned that into “the trolls are trying to destroy my business with fake reviews.”

But here are her humpers leaving fake reviews of a business that hasn’t even begun doing business yet.

One other thing.  I did, in fact, call the Kentucky Department of Revenue and speak with a guy there about sole proprietorships.  I asked him specifically about pet grooming.  He told me that if you operate as a sole proprietorship and you sell nothing tangible, you don’t need a tax number and you don’t have to register, but that if, as a sole proprietor, you sell so much as a bottle of shampoo, it’s a whole different story, and that you would need to establish an LLC at that point.

I was a little surprised, frankly, as I’d thought it would be very different.  Lisa was surprised, too.  It appears the law is different now, and yes, they are pushing people to form LLCs.  I’m not sure why.

Frankly, I am more inclined to believe the guy at the Department of Revenue who actually works there than Sonja Lear on Facebook. Or, you can just read Nicole’s blog and learn all about money management from her.

So, no, there is no lie being told. If you think I was told incorrectly, call and ask yourself.

But I suppose we’ll find out, since Nicole is getting all this “resolved.”

Sigh.  No stealing. The name was abandoned.

So what, Nicole?  The only thing that can help your kids is the state. I can’t do a god-damned thing for them, and you sure aren’t.  Want me to say it again?

The only thing that can help your kids is the state of Kentucky.

Just to finish it off, Larisa Baraldi cannot shut up and has to make another threat.  Noted.





Blessed Little Grooming Company, LLC

Here’s the link to this page.

And here’s the story.

This is a new page for a new business.  It is a legitimate, legally registered LLC in the state of Kentucky.  Lisa Luthi has gone into business with some friends.  They believe that they have found a niche market for unique, often hard-to-find beauty products and cosmetics for both people and pets.

From her statement to me:

We will also be carrying unique one of a kind items to help life be just a little bit more fabulous. We will be donating a portion of our profits to organizations who support the teen LGBTQIAPK community because everyone should feel loved and everyone should feel beautiful.

Bare bones for now, the business is expected to launch in March, 2018.

Now then, before you ask, as I know you will ask.

What about the name?

The name of the business, as I mentioned, is legally registered with the state of Kentucky. What this means is that anyone else trying to do business in Kentucky using that name is doing so illegally.

I happen to know first-hand about this because I spoke with a representative from the Kentucky Department of Revenue. If you operate a business in Kentucky, and sell anything at all, any tangible item, you must collect sales tax. To do that, you have to have a tax number and be registered with the Department of Revenue.  If you sell stuff, whether online or out of your storefront, and you don’t collect and submit sales tax, you are breaking the law.

Furthermore, only one business can have a particular name at a time.  Once a business name is registered, nobody else can use it.  The LLC part isn’t what I’m talking about.  It’s the whole name with or without the LLC.

So go give Lisa’s new business page a look and a like.  The logo was designed by Deb Whitehouse.

UPDATE:  Here’s some more.