Monday, March 3, 2008

Hello, Martina's Martini. We Meet Again.

“When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bonds which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.”

These are the opening lines of the Declaration of Independence, signed by 57 brave men, on July 4, 1776, setting into motion a chain of events that led to the formation of the greatest county this world has ever known (sorry to my non-American friends, but I do have a bias here!). Our forefathers believed that our rights – specifically those of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, were worth dying for. Many men did just that.

Many men and women continue to this day to risk their lives for the cause of freedom around the world. I value their sacrifice. I appreciate their sacrifice. I honor their memories.

It is after considerable contemplation, and because of the level of respect that I have for the office of soldier that I have decided to post this comment which the person known to most of us as Martina’s Martini sent to me last night. Those of you reading may not understand the connection that I make with the great ideals of our beginnings with these matters. I believe that it is in the distortion of those rights, and the belittling of the sacrifices that brave men and women have made, that the likes of Heidi Diaz are born. Hopefully, as you read further, you will understand my point.

From early on, MM, I gave you the benefit of the doubt. I accepted your presentation of who you are. I accepted your stated purpose and motives. I do feel that you betrayed that trust, but I will let others judge for themselves. The case of Heidi Diaz is one with its foundation steeped in fraud and deception. I have never wavered in my belief that you are NOT Heidi Diaz – that you are who you told me you are, in spite of the fact that it would 100% consistent with the past actions of Heidi to fabricate a person such as Martina’s Martini. In truth, many of the behaviors that you, as MM, presented are 100% consistent with the past behaviors of Heidi herself. Apparently that acceptance that another person extended to you was meaningless, if your actions are to be used as the measuring stick.

I post this so that you, my blog visitors, may hear him in his own words.

I know that there are many questions that others have – questions like, why, if what you say here was your true intention, did you explode onto the scene in the Fascination With Kimmer thread in such an abrupt and condescending manner? Were you mocking the Ducks you claim to admire when you posted cryptic messages on your Martina’s Martini blog? Why the mind games? If you choose to answer those questions, feel free to address them, or to invite others to ask whatever questions they have right here in this blog. I’ll post the questions and all comments, including yours.

But for me, there is only one question that I have that I would appreciate you answering. Why, if what you say here is indeed true, did you correspond with Heidi Diaz, giving to her information that pertained to one of the principals in this lawsuit? Please do not bother to deny that you did that. It has been proven to my complete satisfaction that you did, in fact, do so. That is the one part of this that I am having the most difficulty with - reconciling that action with the person you presented yourself to be. When people do what you have done to another person, that person's ability to trust and willingness to reach out to other hurting human beings becomes diminished. I'd like to believe that you are the type of person for whom that matters.

Remember that we talked about your legacy, and writing your story? Well, here is your opportunity to clean up some of what you either intentionally or inadvertantly left for those behind you to find.

I assure, you, MM, that I certainly WILL continue to fight. I will do what I can to reach out to victims of the deception of Heidi Diaz. I will continue to fight with the resources available to me to see to it that justice is served in this case. And I am not alone in that quest – not by a long shot. There is a day of reckoning coming to Heidi Diaz. Count on it. It remains to be seen who will be found culpable alongside her.

Here follows the comment that Martina’s Martini posted to my blog last night in response to the entry, Was I Duped?

“Actually, eh, it had nothing to do with any of this. See in this situation, you always need to know what someones motives are. Mine was never money, far from or helping Heidi. It wasn't for attention. Systems have certain drawbacks. Even when people try to flock and gather information from ever corner of reason. Psychology is and always will be the study of human behaviors. See. I had something that needed to be discussed with someone in this world. Messages flew. See Pru, I found resolution in all of this. The other person also found a resolution in the ongoing situation. When you think or feel you have been duped, it kinda makes me feel bad, but at the same time. You continue to drive on...and make this matter a human fight. See, quite honestly, if it wasn't for "The Ducks, and this issue not discussed on the internet, then I would have never never really known what the world had been happening with this person. See..YOU may hate me, and in some small matter rightly so. The actions though, prooved to me that they are good people in this world. My dealings with this person, completely are now at a total end. She has found a resolution, and so have I. You have no clue to what end though I had wanted things to be over. This whole Kimkins mess did have impact on this person. I knew what these people were looking for months ago when the calls did start happening. They wanted an edge, they didnt get an edge. What they got was something THEY THOUGHT they were going to be able to use. I am a broken down old soldier, my face is half gone, my foot isnt there anymore. Now to conclude. They would never..never be a day in this world history, I would ever say anything bad about the other person. Although, we had a bad past, The recent events, changed that. Pru, she found a resolution....and so did I. The system of gathering information though, has flaws, has drawbacks for you guys. They are con people, and bad people, and weirdos out there. They are people wanting 15 to 30 minutes of fame. I didn't want any of that. I came across this whole mess by accident. You take care Pru, be well and do keep up the good fight.”


McKenzie brothers said...

Prudentia as usual you've said some profound things here, and said them eloquently. If "Martina's Martini" is who you and several other people believe "he" is, hopefully "he" will accept your challenge -- hopefully he will show courage, tell the truth, and stop dishonoring the name of Soldier of the United States of America by associating with the evil sadistic scammer Heidi K. Diaz.

Anonymous said...

From the material at Yucky's place and here can we say that Martina's Martini is John Essex? That Mr. Essex is the ex-husband of Trista Essex, a principal in the Kimkins lawsuit? That he was a soldier and has lost a foot and part of his face as a result of his service? That he was in direct contact with Kimmer? That he has a great deal of difficulty speaking clearly about anything?

Prudentia said...

Those would be fair statements, yes. I opted not to reveal his identity to protect Trista. Jeanessa must feel that at this time that it is okay to confirm his identity. Though he has certainly left enough clues of his own for all to see, not just in our private conversations.

McKenzie brothers said...

hey Anonymous -- personally I'm still hoping that "Martina's Martini" is really Heidi. I would hate to think that a Soldier would pull this kind of sick prank on Heidi's behalf OR of his own volition.

Yucky (McKenzie bros.) said...

Prudentia says "Jeanessa must feel that at this time that it is okay to confirm his identity."

It was actually a surprise to me that Jeanessa even participated in the public discussion taking place in the comments section of the po sledam Martina's Martini story at Yucky's. But the fact that Jeanessa has done so means, I'm assuming, that such public discussion of this mystery doesn't endanger the lawsuit or interfere with ongoing investigations?

jeanessa said...

Yuckster: No, it doesn't impede the lawsuit. None of the information that Martina's Martini could provide for the opposing counsel would have been worth their time or effort. I've said it before and I'll say it again, this lawsuit is about Heidi's actions. Not mine or any of the principals. When someone attempts to terrorize another person, being quiet is the worst thing that anybody can do. I want him to know that we see and hear him, loud and clear. As far as the public discussion, I am trying to be as transparent as I can be, I think we all know that us duckies don't do secrets very well.

Prudentia said...

Anonymous who requested your comment not be published ... I would very much like to address your concern. Please leave me an email address where I may contact you to do so.

Kat said...

I think John's aproach just hurts the memory of our brave men fighting for us. Past and present. He could have gone about it in a different way but obviously, the seems to be a mental issue on his part too. Sad, just sad. And to be fighting with the enemy...what does that tell ya?

Heidi, try as you might...there is nothing you can find or do to stop the lawsuit so I guess as'll have to make up lies to CYA.

Prudentia said...

I don't agree with you, Kat. While I wish he had done things differently, I don't think it is fair to judge him. I don't know about you, but I can't even imagine what having sustained his injuries in the environment he was in would do to me and the way I think. I am thankful for his service, and am very sad that service came at such a high price. I would very much like to hear his why for his responding to Heidi's contact. And his when, frankly. If he operated out of malice, rather than some misguided attempt to protect Trista, then he will pay those consequences in the long run.

None of that, though, minimizes the price that he has paid and the debt I owe him for that.

Anonymous said...

Not only did he come across -finally!- clear as a bell, but if he is as beatup as he says, we can extend compassion towards him. Possibly he is now feeling sullied by the approach he chose and regrets it. But boy, am I glad to see something concrete instead of a mishmash of Canadianized looniness.

Medusa said...

anonymous? What, pray tell, is "Canadianized looniness"?

Just wondering, you know, being Canadian and all, eh? :^)

My blog: Medusa

Anonymous said...

For Medusa - loonieness, love of Canadian dollar.
Eh? A word whisker to end questions with, eh?
Put them together and you have a money-loving screwed up Canadian, eh?
(Not you, Medusa.:-))

Medusa said...

Phew, thanks anonymous. I was getting worried for a minute that your comment was directed at me...


Love loonies...check.

Overuses "eh"...check (PS. LOVE the expression "word whisker").

Screwed up...ah, I'm pleading the Fifth on that one.

So help me here. Who's the screwed-up, money-loving Canadian? Celine Dion?

You're killin' me here. Spill. I'm all ears. E-mail me at and quench my insatiable curiosity. Ta.

My blog: Medusa

Anonymous said...

Wow. Hi John. You've been busy I see.
I can assure all of you that it is NOT Heidi that has been writing.
~ Trista (formerly Essex)

Prudentia said...

Hi Trista! Thank you very much for taking the time to address this. I trust you are doing well.


Anonymous said...

I am good. I had no idea this was even going on. LOL. I have been dealing with my ex for the last few weeks, over a private issue.
I can spot John's writing style anywhere, and can verify that it is not Heidi. In fact as I was browsing last night at LCF, I saw his posts under the name MM, and thought that it MUST be him. LOL.
Also, nothing that John knows, has any bearing on the case. Heidi is dead in the water and she knows it. I heard that she offerred $ for info. LOL. NOTE TO HEIDI: Next time you try to find dirt on someone, make sure the person actually has dirt to dig up. Silly girl!
Since our matters are settled, I'm expecting that John won't have much else to say.
Take care and God bless, Trista

Prudentia said...

I'm sorry, I thought you'd been told. The email address I have for you must not be good anymore ...

Well, I'm glad that matters are settled. And I do hope he finds some peace. If it matters, he never said a bad word about you.

Sorry, Heidi. The bag you hold is empty.

Take care, Trista. Let us know if there is ever any way we can help.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Prudentia. Take care, T.

Anonymous said...

For Medusa:
Before John Essex was completely identified, I suspected that he was a Canadian - a soused or otherwise drugged up citizen. Since then I have concluded that he was just returning a post to a Canadian and "ehed" her because he was feeling snarky. And he says it wasn't "loonieness", that money wasn't a motivating factor. So the big mystery whittles down to just a clue misunderstood. Sorry.:-)

OhYeahBabe said...

Trista, I'm glad you're doing OK.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Ohyeahbabe. Life goes on! :) I'm always the last one to know when something is brewing. LOL. It happened at KK too. I was clueless till someone emailed me. Thank you sosumi! I would have still been at KK, minding my business. LOL. ~ Trista

Medusa said...

"Anonymous said...
For Medusa:
Before John Essex was completely identified, I suspected that he was a Canadian - a soused or otherwise drugged up citizen. Since then I have concluded that he was just returning a post to a Canadian and "ehed" her because he was feeling snarky. And he says it wasn't "loonieness", that money wasn't a motivating factor. So the big mystery whittles down to just a clue misunderstood. Sorry.:-)

March 5, 2008 3:11 PM"

Thanks, anonymous! I appreciate you getting back to me. All these mysterious clues are making my head hurt :^)

My blog: Medusa

Prudentia said...

Trista, did you not get my email? If you didn't I wonder where it went, because it didn't bounce back ...

Prudentia said...

Trista, I received your comment, but when I attempted to email you at the address you left me, it bounced back service unavailable. Error message says you don't have an account. If you will email me at, I can reply to you.

BTW, it is a different address than I had for you.
Thanks! Prudentia

Anonymous said...

I personally know John, and let me tell you, he is nothing but a snake in the grass. Do not believe a word this sob has to say.
He does stuff like this all the time, he enjoys hurting people and screwing with thier minds. His mind is very twisted. I've known him for 15 years and he to me is nothing but a disgrace to the uniform.