Aug 22, 2008

Nitwit Tidbits

Live from the lake house, it is scathing commentary on Philip R. Klein's Nitwit Tidbits from the Southeast Texas Political Review:

Quote of the Week :

Out of the mouths of babes: - insight into why Philip insists upon referring to himself as "we:"

Want More - "Does a guy...really want to have a debate about who’s in touch with regular Americans?

Perhaps this is an example of why Philip is unwilling to discuss these inconsistent statements over the past months:

  • Jefferson County has a fund balance of $25 million (shhhhhhhh.....really $37)
  • Your Jefferson County Commissioners have laid the ground work to a fiscal budget of over $120 million (shhhhhh really $130 with the rainy day fund <slush>)....
  • That leads to what we reported over a year ago that the Jefferson County Budget will top $120 million (shhhh really $136 because of the rainy day fund).
  • They came out with the number $122, then they said that they must subtract some costs to around $114 million. And hold the contingency fund (slush fund or over taxation fund) at $20 million.
  • And give a reason to have a $20 million dollar (yes it is $20 mill story next week the media missed it) fund balance. Get this....$20 million of your tax dollars waiting to be spent...

Depending upon the moon phase and what the spirits happen to be telling him that day, Philip believes the unreserved fund balance is 12 million, 10 million 6, million, or 20 million.

Here's a question for Philip: in percentages (if he knows what that is), how much is the unreserved fund balance in PRK's business account, or does he run his business on credit cards?

Fun - We here at the Review do not like either of them. But we like war!!! 

This is an interesting comment from someone who never served in the Armed Forces.

Global Warming - 2008 has been the coolest year since 2000. Darn! Al?

Readers can find more here, but this is an excellent example of how short-sighted Philip typically is.  While 2008 may well be the coolest average mean temperature of the past five,  Klein somehow missed this:

The global mean temperature to end-July was 0.28 degrees Celsius above the 1961-1990 average.

That's still a substantial increase in the average temperature, but if Philip is confused over simple concepts like basic finance, we really can't expect him to be conversant on climate science, can we?

Orleck - To Louisiana. Texas could not get it done. History?

Isn't it interesting that Philip failed to mention the financial loss to the City of Orange?  As I recall, the city bankrolled the move .  Perhaps they could move the USS Orleck to the Neches River as the centerpiece of Beaumont's downtown development project?

Poll Results - Can you say WOW?

Wow! Last week, Philip's poll attracted 52 votes. This week, only 33 votes were cast, and that includes the multiple votes that Klein himself cast.  

Not example a reliable sample and not exactly representative of the thousands of people that visit the Southeast Texas Political Review each week, according to Philip's claims.

Port Arthur News - Finally - one media paper did a gig on Foulk. Funny stuff.

Oh, look!  Philip finally spelled her name correctly!

Her sentence: 10 years adjudicated probation. Philip's original complaint on May 10, 2008:

You can tell Judge Walker that if she gets probation we will throw his a** out of office. I will lead the charge...This women, who fed kids alcohol and tried to have sex with them should be put in jail for 10 years. It is that simple. Enough said."

Philip's new position:

Our take is pretty simple - good job Judge! Egg on Maness's face AGAIN! And maybe a new District Attorney for Jefferson County?


Ed Cain - We love him.

I know Ed Cain personally and he doesn't swing that way, Philip.

Joke Of The Week - Our fearless leader is adopted. Funny stuff on the bloggers. So gullible.

So, what's wrong with adoption, Philip?  

By the way, if you're really so fearless, why won't you discuss any of your many gaffes website-to-website? 

Blogger Report : The three Klein's are still in the top 10. Want to make your blog popular - say Klein.

See the first item in this week's Nitwit Tidbits.

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