Jul 26, 2009

What Really Happened

In his latest article on the Southeast Texas Political Review, Philip R. Klein writes of a party involving MIPs and the daughter of Assistant District Attorney Ed Shettle:

Here are some of you that are asking yourself - why is this story so important to the SET Political Review? And the answer is simple - it is just ANOTHER EXAMPLE of the Good Old Boy system in Jefferson County that overlooks the law - is selective on how the law is enforced - based not upon case - but upon who you are and who you know. Which makes Jefferson County THE MOST CORRUPT COUNTY IN TEXAS - BARR NONE.

"BARR NONE?" Is that Rosanna or Candy Barr?  I've long suspected that Philip is simply jealous because he wasn't invited to the party, hence his allegations concerning the good ol' boy system. 

Philip's evidence is hearsay and rumor:

According to officers that were not at the scene - they were told that Shettle asked them to leave and they did.

If the officers were not at the scene, how could Ed Shettle tell them anything?  Philip reveals the true nature of Assistant District Attorney Ed Shettle later in his story:

One of the young women told one of the officers that their father was assistant district attorney chief Ed Shettle's home.

Philip claims that Ed Shettle is not really a person, but a sentient building. According to a "friend who told a friend who told me," this isn't politics, it's gibberish. Note the irony in Sheriff Wood's note concerning "Bayou Din Drive off of Blewett."

Philip concludes that this alleged MIP incident involving Ed's daughter is a contributing cause to the ills of Jefferson County:

And you wonder why there is 12% unemployment, no businesses that want to move here, big city crime, and government who takes and takes and takes from you making themselves millions. Not to mention corruption in the unions that "helped build Jefferson County."

Fact check time.

The unemployment rate for June 2009 in Jefferson County is 10 percent, not 12 percent. This is only a half-percentage point higher than the national average and 2.5 percentage points higher than the state average of 7.5 percent. In the past, the state average generally runs about 4 percentage points lower than Southeast Texas. On an ancillary note, the Dallas/Plano/Irving unemployment rate is 8.1 percent.

Concerning "big city crime," here are the crime rates from the Texas Department of Public Safety for 2007 (the latest published):

Location Crimes per 100,000
Jefferson County 1,481.2
Harris County 4,017.6
Plano 3,334.4

Philip also clams that no businesses want to move here, but he's apparently unaware of the developing recycling industry in Southeast Texas. Another Houston firm is considering a $40 million dollar plant. Nor did Philip mention the LPG industry. While he initially made fun, those terminals are filling up.  The greatest evidence: hotel construction is growing in a recessionary economy.

Bottom line: Despite Philip's loose interpretation of what constitutes politics, his latest article is playground gossip written at middle school level. This hypocrite has frequently complained about publishing hearsay and rumor concerning his children, but someone else's kids are "front page news" on The Southeast Texas Political Review.

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23 comments :

Anonymous said...

Appears Philip R. Kleins needs to take care of his own drinking problem.

Anonymous said...

I heard he had anger issues as well

Anonymous said...

welcome back Gus. missed you.

Anonymous said...

Check out http://www.samtheeagleusa.blogspot.com/
Sam has more insight about Klien hating Tom Maness. I would think Klien should thank Tom for not prosecuting Klien's son for beating up on his mother. Hey Klien, Tom is more man than you ever thought about being.

Anonymous said...

What's this anonymous link stuff?

Anonymous said...

He comes honestly by it.

Anonymous said...

Gus, welcome back.

Anonymous said...

Great to see you back on the job, Gus! Phil didn't miss you but we did.

Anonymous said...

So glad you are back!!

Anonymous said...

Phillip Klein is a mental midget who thrives on attacking people who have the respect that he will never have. He is a complete failure in life and he's mad about it. Sad thing is, his children will be the one's that forever suffer for his ignorance.

Patrick McDermott said...

I always use those anonymous proxies when visiting Philip's website.

Judge T.G. said...

I like Philip after he gave me that $30,000 settlement for slander and libel.

Anonymous said...

How much are you asking for the jackass in the brown suit?

Anonymous said...

That's a rumor on 30K settlement. I heard it was 50K.

Anonymous said...

WOO-WOO! GUS IS BACK!

Anonymous said...

Ask anyone at the courthouse and they will tell you that Phil is a joke. Funny that Maness doesn't read SETPR.

Anonymous said...

99.99 percent of the rest of Jefferson County doesn't read SETPR either.

Anonymous said...

Thank God you are back to combat the Nederland village idiot.

Anonymous said...

WELCOME BACK ONLINE.
BEST REGARDS,
A LAW FIRM

Anonymous said...

Hell of a putdown as always. So glad you're back!

The Jefferson County Courthouse said...

Thank you so much for taking up for my little brother, Ed Shettle's house.

Anonymous said...

Welcome Back Gus !!!
We Sure Missed You!!!

I find it amusing how Klein gets angry when his kids are mentioned on certain sites but he does not hesitate to throw Ed's step-daughter under the bus to help his own twisted cause. A real man would confront Mr. Maness face to face instead of hiding behind a 17 year old girl. What a coward!!

H2SO4 said...

Welcome back! It is so good to have someone keeping Phil's feet to the fire. I am just amazed at what he writes and how there hasn't been more defamaton suits. Keep up the good work Mr. Gus!