I've also addressed his spurious allegations of sex with farm animals, copyright infringement, malice, and posting false information before in several different articles (if anyone has photos of Philip R. Klein entertaining a goat, I'll pay cash). The bottom line is this; Klein has never offered any real evidence whatsoever to support these bizarre claims. See for yourself.
Despite Philip's obfuscation, the case before the court is clear: Klein can't overturn our most fundamental Constitutional right of free speech, including anonymous criticism and ridicule, with a simple pre-discovery motion under the procedures set forth in Rule 202 of Texas Civil Code, based on vague and unsubstantiated allegations that we talk trash about him, his relationship with farm animals, and his family on the Internets.
Philip does this same thing in most postings on the Southeast Texas Political Review, all based on "anonymous sources who wish to remain anonymous." See Gillam v. Klein. So, where's the beef, Philip? This, too, is symptomatic of Philip's mental illness.
While debunking all of Klein's latest lies would take more time than I'm willing to invest, let's examine a few.
On Philip's lawsuit update page:
As the information was being prepared for counsel for Klein, on June 4, 2010, the new counsel for the defendants, Mr. Dorrell of Houston, Texas files an emergency request for a stay to Judge Floyd in the supreme court. The stay is granted with one hour before the information is to be released to the plaintiffs.As documented in the filings on the Texas Supreme Court efile site, our attorney filed our Writ of Mandamus and Motion for Emergency Stay on May 20, 2010, not June 4, 2010, as Klein claims. Neither has Google ever agreed to release any information whatsoever until Klein's Rule 202 petition has run its course. From Google's Response to our Mandamus, filed with the Texas Supreme Court:
As discussed in the Petition, there are First Amendment issues potentially implicated with Klein's request of Google. Google takes no position on those First Amendment Issues, but agrees that those issues should be resolved prior to Google providing any identifying information to Klein. In fact, that was the reasoning behind the two Rule 11 agreements entered into between Klein and Google.Judge Donald Floyd confirmed this on May 21, 2010, when he granted Google's Motion for Protective Order and Motion to Quash, two weeks before the Supreme Court granted our Motion for an Emergency Stay. Ironically, Philip R. Klein has never mentioned Judge Floyd's decision regarding Google on The Southeast Texas Political Review.
Deception is Philip's standard operating procedure. On his lawsuit page devoted to the Gillam v. Klein suit two years ago, Philip posted documents from his appeal of the PAISD suit to mislead readers into believing the 9th Court of Appeals had ruled on the Gillam case. This is one example; here are more.
On Philip's editorial page:
In the last hour before our attorney's were going to obtain the information from Google - and we were set to file suit in federal court - Mr. Dorrell filed his stay and it was granted one hour later because the issues were complex. And that is fine with me - I knew that this case would write case law. And that is good. It has been one of our goals besides the damages that myself and my family has incurred.Sounds familiar, doesn't it? Lawyers are in a conspiracy to get Philip! Been there, done that, Gillam won.
"Imagine that" - I said. Simply Imagine that. We have Harrison from Vidor, we have Coon from Vidor and now we have Dorrell from Vidor. It is personal. And now you can assume where the money is coming from to fund their side of these appeals. My guess is that STE and OKW are not paying a dime out of pocket.
During the Gillam suit, Klein claimed that Operation Kleinwatch was funded by attorneys working for Tom Gillam. From his lawsuit page devoted to Gillam V. Klein, Philip wrote:
April – May of 2007 – A new web site appears on the Internet. It is named “The Decline of Klein.” The site is written anonymously by a pen name of “Gus Pillsbury.” The site is originally headed according to Google Security from Lamar University Systems computer.At the time, Philip alleged that a retired Lamar University political science professor, Dr. Bruce Drury, lead a double life as Gus Pillsbury. Since PRK is now suing Google, we know for sure that his statements were blatant lies. I can't think of anyone in Southeast Texas who deserves to be made fun of more than Philip R. Klein.
The site abruptly changes its name to “Operation Kleinwatch” post enquiry [sic] from Google Security. The site keeps the following themes through all stories : (1) made up [sic] sources, (2) liable [sic] issues towards individuals or governments, (3) the purposeful inability to get stories correct, (4) and that “Klein lies.” The “writer” notes themselves as a retired professor.
On this subject of ridicule, special thanks to Sam the Eagle for discovering the connections in the New Jersey Pentangle. According to anonymous sources very close to Philip R. Klein who demand anonymity, the anonymous source, though dead for 10 years, anonymously claimed that Philip was the ringleader in a plot to bilk the public of charitable donations for his notorious Gadfly 2001 Trust, Inc (AKA The Gadfly Foundation), under the guise of Jacob's House (snicker).
Applying Occam's razor to Philip's conspiracy charges, the real explanation is the simplest. I don't like the way Philip R. Klein manipulates the truth to argue poorly-formed and indefensible opinions. Nor do I like the way he attacks people personally for their opinions with which he disagrees. And I don't think Philip has the mental capacity to discuss an issue rationally on its merit, hence the lies, distortions, half-truths, manufactured facts and sources, and omission of pertinent information.
On his Reader Mail page:
From Houston:Presumably, a "leading Constitutional law scholar in the state of Texas" would understand basic grammar rules, like object/verb agreement. A "leading Constitutional law scholar" would also recognize that Philip hasn't posted the main document before the Texas Supreme Court, our Writ of Mandamus. I'm also pretty sure that no "leading Constitutional law scholar" in Texas would refer to our attorney as a member of Philip's paranoid conspiracy theory, the Vidor Triad.
"As one of the leading constitutional law scholars in the state of Texas, I would like your readers to know that I read the Supreme Court briefs in your lawsuit with special pleasure. In fact, the briefing by Vidor Triad member Jeffrey L. Dorrell was some of the most brilliant legal argument and analysis I have ever had the pleasure to peruse. What a towering intellect!"
Answer : Well - we will see and it will be interesting to have this go up. I have not read much on Dorrell - or his writings - but we will be doing that over the weeks ahead. It is always nice to know who you deal with.
This, too, is part of Philip's standard operating procedure, where he first posts a manufactured and somewhat positive message to his reader mail page about a targeted individual. In coming days, watch as PRK starts throwing mud.
Read more about our attorney, Jeffrey L. Dorrell, here. For the record, it's no secret that he is gay and as leader of the Houston Chapter of the Log Cabin Republicans, he was instrumental in striking anti-gay language from the Texas GOP platform. He also sued a sitting Texas Supreme Court Justice as assistant foreman on a grand jury who tried to indict the Justice on a charge of arson. Read more about that action in the New York Times and on Law.com. Mr. Dorrell indeed served as a page in the U.S. House of Representatives, even though Philip has already admitted that he's too inept to document this because he couldn't find Dorrell's name on this website.
Worst of all, our attorney is from Vidor (snicker).
While I could reciprocate by commenting on Philip's cut-throat attorney, John Morgan, Esq., none of this is relevant to my First Amendment right to criticize and ridicule Philip R. Klein anonymously.
On my apologies (collateral damage): To Neil Harrison, Wayne Wilbur, Brent Coon, Joe Deshotel, Jr., Beverly and Carl Parker, Dr. Bruce Drury, and all of the other people who Philip R. Klein has associated with my little blog over the past years, I'm truly sorry that Klein has made these libelous accusations. This happens when one repeatedly engages a narcissist (see below) with the truth concerning his self-aggrandizing statements.
On my personal observations about Philip's mental illness: As both Sam the Eagle and I have mentioned, Philip R. Klein is very self-conscious about his social status and rages when he's not given the respect he feels he deserves. Philip's response is a textbook example of narcissistic personality disorder. What has clearly irritated Philip Klein more than his loss in the Supreme Court of Texas is our attorney's observation that Klein deserves ridicule.
In order for a person to be diagnosed with narcissistic personality disorder (NPD) they must meet five or more of the following symptoms:In Klein's case, nine symptoms represent a perfect score. Thus, we come to the crux of the real factor driving Philip R. Klein's nuisance lawsuit: Sam the Eagle and I have wounded Philip's ego through criticism. Since he's unable to differentiate between criticism and personal attacks, Philip lashes out at everyone he thinks has wronged him.
- Has a grandiose sense of self-importance (e.g., exaggerates achievements and talents, expects to be recognized as superior without commensurate achievements)
- Is preoccupied with fantasies of unlimited success, power, brilliance, beauty, or ideal love
- Believes that he or she is "special" and unique and can only be understood by, or should associate with, other special or high-status people (or institutions)
- Requires excessive admiration
- Has a very strong sense of entitlement, e.g., unreasonable expectations of especially favorable treatment or automatic compliance with his or her expectations
- Is exploitative of others, e.g., takes advantage of others to achieve his or her own ends
- Lacks empathy, e.g., is unwilling to recognize or identify with the feelings and needs of others
- Is often envious of others or believes that others are envious of him or her
- Regularly shows arrogant, haughty behaviors or attitudes
So he indulges in name-calling and mudslinging, so-called investigations that are nothing more than incidents of stalking, nuisance lawsuits, and dogmatically recounts a veritable litany of imagined sins dating back for years. You can see this repeatedly in his writings about people who engage him directly.
As other examples, consider Klein's past exchange with Jefferson County Commissioner Eddie Arnold or Klein's one-sided feud with Channel 6 and the Beaumont Enterprise, both of whom simply ignore him. The more he's ignored, the more shrill his attacks become. This is why Philip regularly manufactures charges that both are on the verge of closing, even when most rational people know that's not the case.
Even Philip's career path is highly indicative of this illness. After his initial foray into business as a fast food failure, Philip gravitated into a profession that fed his weak sense of ego. As a private investigator, Philip is able to attach himself to the fringes of high-profile cases, which bolsters his own feelings of superiority. And this is the reason that Philip continues to publish the Southeast Texas Political Review. Long after most people would have given up for lack of new content, Philip continues to reiterate the same tired charges since it feeds his ego.
Since Sam and I are anonymous, Philip R. Klein is prevented from attacking us personally, so he has simply filled in the blanks with the most convenient targets possible.
Philip, you should be ashamed of yourself.