Aug 17, 2010

Rut-roooooooo

Rut-roo? Philip R. Klein can't even properly quote Scooby-Doo. This particular misquote falls under the purview of the Sam the Eagle Political Review, so I'll let Sam handle this one.

The rest of the article is more of Klein's "same old think, over and over and over again."  
The Southeast Texas Political Review has learned late this afternoon that the Jefferson County Commissioners, especially elected member Eddie Arnold may have violated the Fair Labor Standards act and that serious consideration is being given to filing a federal lawsuit against the county for the violation (s).

So we called the Labor Board and described the situation without using Jefferson County's name. The response?

"If this were to happen it would be a clear violation of the law," the agent in the Houston office told us.
Been there, done that, remember this:
The Southeast Texas Political Review has learned late this afternoon that local elections may be overturned with a little known law called the "Hatch Act. So we called Washington DC - and asked the question at the United States Attorneys office. "The Hatch act clearly states that if federal funds are being used by a government agency any employee is precluded from running for office unless they take a leave or quit," said the spokesperson.

The bottom line - now that we know - IF YOU RUN FOR OFFICE IN JEFFERSON COUNTY AND YOU ARE AN EMPLOYEE OF A GOVERNMENT AGENCY IN EITHER AN ELECTED FORM OR HIRED FORM YOU MUST RESIGN FROM YOUR POST WHILE YOU ARE RUNNING FOR OFFICE IF YOUR OFFICE AND OR COUNTY RECEIVES A DIME IN FEDERAL FUNDS.
After I pointed out that the Office of Special Counsel, not the the U.S. Attorney General, administered the Hatch Act, PRK then claimed: 
The Review has been in direct contact with the Office of Special Counsel who has asked us for a list of names and counties.
Apparently, the Office of Special Counsel declined to pursue the investigation. Klein resurrected this dead horse last week:
GOP Sources say there is no doubt that they will have a primary on Eddie Arnold's seat.
Those same GOP sources told Klein in 2008:
Two are waiting in the wings to run the only GOPER for any seat - being Eddie Arnold.  Arnold we are told is getting a fundraiser together with some local democrats.
In reality, Commissioner Arnold won reelection by default, since no one ran against him in the party primaries and the general election.

And then there as this investigation from two weeks ago:
As well, the Review is taking a look at the campaign contribution laws. As Derouen accused Reid of irregularities - apparently Derouen accepted corporate funds which is a violation of State Election Laws.
Find the real facts here.

Special note to Mike McNeil: When Philip spouts this garbage on your show tomorrow, why don't you show some intestinal fortitude and question Klein objectively about some of these past statements? Find more here - I'm sure you can get enough material for the rest of the year.
 
Or you can play the fool and wait until Klein is sued again for defamation with your station as a named party in the suit. See Gillam v. Klein.

13 comments :

Anonymous said...

Mike McNeil doesn't have the balls to call out Klein...much less the smarts.

Anonymous said...

Look on the bright side, if Klein's bullshit was true, they could have paid for 10 Ford Parks with all of the taxpayer money spent. What a crock.

Anonymous said...

I agree, Mike overly lacks in testicular fortitude...

Anonymous said...

who is providing the funds for the lawsuits that klein and morgan file

surely morgan or the firm that he lists, hatfield do not have that deep pockets to fund kleins follies

maybe the sba is paying for another home improvement

why do more people not hold klein accountable for his comments and hit him in the pocketbook


word of the day -indingent

Anonymous said...

KBTV-4 is nothing but a joke with McNeil/Klein falsehood team. I'm waiting for Klein to start rapping his lies and untruths.

Anonymous said...

Klein can't understand "a 50% reduction in workload". Judge Walker and Commissioners still support the Constables but they cannot get past such a significant drop in workload. It's common business sense. You can't keep people on the payroll if there isn't the work to justify it.

Anonymous said...

I agree....Ch. 4 sucks big time...it didn't years ago. You expect the media to tell you the truth and only 1/2 truths come from Ch. 4.

Anonymous said...

Anybody (Constables included) that align themselves with Klein ,like channel 4 has, has no credibility in anybodys book.

Anonymous said...

He never had much personality anyway and what he did have was all bad.

Anonymous said...

Thought I'd get a chuckle by watching KBTV's video of the Mikey & Phil Comedy Show but the link directed me to "Take your dog to the park."
Wonder who's holding the leash and who's wearing the collar?

Anonymous said...

I wonder what a businessman staying in a Beaumont Hotel must think about Fil when he turns on KBTV and listens to his crap!

Anonymous said...

Anyone want to bet if Klein will say anything about 4 interviewing Rhonda Dugas about the constables the other night?

And yeah, know Mike. He's not got the smarts or the testicular fortitude to question Klein.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
I wonder what a businessman staying in a Beaumont Hotel must think about Fil when he turns on KBTV and listens to his crap!
Answer:
"Hey that fat dumbass looks like the p i from dateline, the one looking for Barbra Streisand's dead boyfriend."