You’re a total idiot, who I promised myself I wouldn’t respond to. The day you elected not to renew your InterNACHI membership was indeed a hallowed day for me but, alas, I was foolish enough to believe that we’d heard the last from you. I don’t share Nick’s views regarding freedom of speech and the message board, and would have filed an ethics complaint against you years ago until I learned that you were actually on the Ethics Committee. If that’s not a laughable irony, I don’t know what is.
I joined NACHI at the request of Nick Gromicko, after I’d been mistreated by NAHI, a story that I told publically on NACHI’s message board for all to read. Nick had read one or two of my articles that were published in CREIA’s magazine, The Inspector, and darn near begged me to join and share my experiences with “his” members. You too wrote about NAHI, and specifically about one of its directors, Mallory Anderson, but in a quasi-sexual and juvenile manner appropriate to your nature and limited intelligence, but which sadly tarnished the good name of NACHI. This does not mean that I condoned Nick’s characterization of NAHI as a “scumbag organization.” As far as I’m concerned, Nick is NACHI. Regardless, why you were not censured for such juvenilia is beyond me, but the fact that you were not censored induced me to spend less time on the message board.
When I was a software vendor you publically accused me of trying to alarm inspectors in order to sell my software (InspectVue), and denigrated it for its disclaimers. Of course, any fool would understand that a disclaimer, and any other narrative in the software library for that matter, could be deleted with a single click of a mouse. Regardless, if you had any merit as a scholar, you could just as easily have learned that my software actually came into existence after I’d been repeatedly and unjustly sued, and for that reason alone. Of course, I’m no longer a software vendor. My history and that of InspectVue software at that particular juncture was also readily available for anyone to read on the message board, as were the history of the lawsuits. In fact, other than you, not one NACHI member and no software vendor ever accused me of anything other than being an open, honest, and helpful person. As for the lawsuits, the membership deserved to know about them, and to-date I’m the only one I know that is talking about how the law is victimizing inspectors. In fact, the lawsuits were so bizarre that even NACHI’s own legal counsel, Joe Ferry, did not believe me until he actually read the cases for himself, at which point he publically acknowledged that I had indeed been unjustly sued, but with the lame observation that I was not the first in line. Inspect and Protect tells the entire story. I won’t repeat my criticism of the NACHI SOP’s, and only remind members of your virulent attack upon my character. Anyone who wants to can compare CalNACHI SOP’s to the original NACHI SOP’s and come to their own conclusion, not that I give a damn what standards and contracts an inspector chooses to use. I chart my own course.
Significantly, as Nick can confirm, I did complain about your behavior privately, and shared with him what I thought your words revealed about yourself. I told him that they revealed that you were an extremely negative and dis-eased person who would blindly accuse and condemn others rather than support an accusation with proof, someone who no doubt really wanted to be an attorney, but just wasn’t smart enough. Nick was amused to see that words are indeed revelatory, and confided that you’d actually spent a career as a law clerk, or in some similar subservient role.
As a vendor at that time, I also profited from writing and selling Inspect and Protect and Manual for a Happy Home. However, both these publications were Nick’s idea, and he’s not made one penny from them, and I’ve made very little. (I’m foremost a humanist who desires to help others, but I’m also a clean capitalist, and my financial records are an open book for anyone that wants to see).
In a similar negative and short-sighted way you’ve shared your views about “regulations,” characterizing them in one instance as a devious means for companies to “sell E&O insurance”, whereas an ethical person would never dream of inspecting properties without having insurance, any more than they would think of driving without insurance. I’m not fond of regulations myself and have shared my views publically, but I am able to allow that there are indeed ethical and logical arguments on both sides of most disputes. As for NACHI, I actually don’t like organizations, finding in most of them fools like you whose private life must be so empty that they spend their time spewing their hatred publically.
You are not totally without worth, however, but you do need to understand that whereas Nick is no saint he is a truly remarkable man. At least I had the strength of character to wait until I was alone with him to tell him exactly what I thought about some of his actions, but I’ll stay on record as saying that he’s done more for inspectors than anyone in the history of the inspection industry. He’s never accepted one penny for me, and has actually picked up the tab on more occasions than I can remember. I also know that he’s generous to a fault and has privately given to those in need. Can you say the same thing, Bushart? Who have you helped recently? I hope Nick’s stinking rich, and grows richer by the day, while you, Sir, are poor indeed, and deservedly so.