Feb 23, 2011

Message from a "Scared Little Girl"

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From the Southeast Texas Record:
Judge denies Philip Klein's motion to compel Google to produce documents
2/23/2011 11:19 AM By David Yates


Beaumont blogger and political commentator Philip Klein on Tuesday had his motion to compel Google to produce documents denied by a local judge.

Through his companies, Klein sued the Operation Kleinwatch and Sam the Eagle blogs, as well as Google and its subsidiary, blogger.com, on Aug. 26, 2009, in Jefferson County District Court.

In his suit, Klein alleges Operation Kleinwatch and Sam the Eagle have engaged in a pattern of libel and defamation, invasion of privacy and use of copyrighted images.

Klein claims the bloggers defamed him by posting a parody of Dog Fancy magazine in which he was depicted under the caption, "Fat Men Who Love Their Dogs Too Much."

As the Southeast Texas Record previously reported, the Texas Supreme Court stayed the case against the bloggers in June.

Meanwhile, Klein filed a motion to compel Feb. 8, arguing that Google "has not produced any documents," court records show.

"Additionally, plaintiffs seek to compel the production of this information because the websites at issue continue to defame Mr. Phillip Klein," the motion states.

Google filed a response Feb. 21, stating that Klein's motion failed to inform the court that the Texas Supreme Court has stayed the court's order on the motion to quash while the mandamus proceeding is pending in the Texas Supreme Court.

Judge Donald Floyd, 172nd District Court, denied the motion Feb. 22.

Beaumont attorney John Morgan represents Klein.

Houston attorney Dennis Lynch represents Google.

Case No. E184-784
We also learned in court yesterday that Philip is having a hard time selling his stories from the Southeast Texas Political Review to other media. Klein alleges this is because Operation Kleinwatch and the Sam The Eagle Political Review have damaged Philip's credibility.

No comment necessary.

Feb 17, 2011

BREAKING NEWS: He Just Made It Up!

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In a posting on the Southeast Texas Political Review, Philip R. Klein wrote on June 1, 2010:
The Southeast Texas Political Review has learned that initial censes [sic] figures show an almost 5% decrease in population in Jefferson County Texas. Meaning? That almost 12,000 people have left Jefferson County Texas in the past 10 years.
As promised,  let's revisit Phillip's 2010 "Censes" report. KFDM reported on today's release by the U.S. Census Bureau:
They show the population in 2010 in Jefferson County was 252,273, an increase of 0.1% from 2000, when the population was 252,051.
When PRK next referenced the "Censes" report, 12,000 people in 10 years had evolved into 120 families per month (5,700 people annually).

Just the facts, please:
Here are the facts - people are leaving Jefferson County to the tune of 120 families a month...The perfect storm is on the horizon.
Oops, he missed again.

Philip isn't a rocket scientist, but he sometimes plays one on Channel 4. Here's what PRK, operating under the assumed name of Klein and Associates Political Relations, missed.

According to the Houston Chronicle:
Ethnic minorities accounted for 89 percent of the staggering growth in Texas over the past decade, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau that support projections putting Hispanics on pace to soon outnumber whites in the nation's second-largest state.

The explosive Latino growth, confirmed by the long-awaited release of the local 2010 Census numbers for Texas, immediately sparked calls from Hispanic leaders for the creation of new Hispanic-dominated seats in Congress and the Legislature.

Draw your own conclusions, but don't believe Philip R. Klein's take. More to come.