Apr 26, 2012

Nitwit Tidbits™

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Special of the Day: purchase Philip’s new book on eBay for just $5.99. No bids, so no hurry – I’m sure it will be there for a while.

172nd District Court Hearing: The court is still scheduled to hear our Motion to Modify Judgment regarding sanctions tomorrow (Friday, April 27) at 2 pm. However, the outcome of negotiations still in progress may determine whether the hearing actually occurs. Best guess: it won’t happen.

Cop Talk: It seems that there was a drug bust the other night.
In the end - you have a young lady arrested in Jefferson County with drug stuff - that works in a JP court - and will continue to work in the JP court until....
…until she’s been arraigned and proven guilty in a court of law for a misdemeanor paraphernalia charge. Even drug possession charges are fairly common – many people have marijuana busts on their record, yet go on to lead productive lives in society as used car salesmen. Philip’s bias against Jefferson County is showing again.

Full Court Press: Busses, trains, cars and rides from friends from the church - it has begun and the black community in Southeast Texas is fired up and they are organized as they say to "elect the first black sheriff in the history of Jefferson County."
Philip’s racism is showing again. 

Unemployable t was announced this past week - that Coon's will begin the corporate move to Houston in the next three months. Over 50 high paying jobs and support staff will move to Houston. These are executive jobs with big income guys moving. Leaving another part of Jefferson County - this time Beaumont losing 50 citizens.
What an interesting faux pas (snicker). Philip meant “Conn’s.”
We go back to quote to a good friend of the Review - "Jefferson County and its citizens are simply unemployable."As well : "Jefferson County is business unfriendly."
Philip didn’t mention that the company also closed five stores in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Edmond, OK. Although the firm closed stores in Houston, all four Conn’s locations in Beaumont (two), Port Arthur, and Orange are still open for business and showing very good YoY gains. I hope Philip’s idle, irresponsible speculation and idiot conclusions don’t start rumors that may damage their business.  

Nor did Philip mention that Conn’s named a new COO and CFO at the same time, Liquidating those stores contributed to the company’s good profits in the first quarter 2012.  Looking at the facts surrounding the announcement puts Klein’s conclusion jumping in proper perspective.

Note to Philip: why don’t you post some financials from Klein Publishing, PRK Enterprises, Klein Investments, Klein Political Relations, and Klein Investigations. I’d especially like to see the financials from your charity, the Gadfly Foundation. - are you still collecting money “for the children?”

Nightmare on Nederland Avenue: Anyway you look at it - Mandy Rogers White has nothing to do with it… - and her name should be cleared and not be tagged with the suggestion that she is stepping in and blocking anything.
Wrote Philip Rogers Klein.

Political Gods: Well - even we thought that they would wait a little while - but according to well placed sources in the Texas Republican Party - the political Gods have spoken.
And the political gods say that Philip R. Klein is an idiot. Political commentary from someone who predicted that Fred Thompson would win the 2008 Presidential race bears closer scrutiny. As I remember from eleven months ago, PRK predicted that Steve Stockman would be in jail now.

The Spring Moon: it is Spring Fever and the Spring Political Moon has arisen.
What sophomoric drivel!  Philip apparently wrote this hogwash between howling spells.

Apr 22, 2012

PRK: "Sit down and shut up!"

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In today’s posting:
  • All apologies
  • This week’s developments
  • An open letter to Wayne Reaud and Associates
  • Another take on a Nitwit Tidbit
  • Fun facts about NPD
Let’s visit each of these items in detail.

All apologies


Firstly, I’d like to apologize for those readers who attended the hearing on Friday, April 20, 2012, in Judge Donald Floyd’s courtroom.


Typically, Philip was a no-show concerning our motion on sanctions.
I’ll detail the circumstances below, but to those who came to throw tomatoes, I’m sincerely sorry. The hearing has been tentatively rescheduled for this Friday, April 27, 2012. The situation is extremely fluid, so I’ll post an update on Thursday evening, April 26.

This week’s developments


Here’s what happened.

On Thursday, April 19, our attorney, Jeffrey Dorrell, received a letter from Reaud and Associates.
In this letter, Wayne Reaud and his associate claim that Philip R. Klein is now their client. Since Jeffrey did not respond to the letter, George Michael Jamail, as a representative of Wayne Reaud,personally phoned Jeffrey only a few hours before the hearing.

After checking with Google’s attorney David Lynch, Jeffrey agreed to postpone the hearing to give Mr. Reaud’s firm adequate time to prepare. Philip has filed multiple motions to dismiss the suit and named parties.
From these developments, I deduce that Philip has thrown John Morgan, his former attorney, under the bus to distance himself from sanctions and charges of grand perjury for lying under oath.  As previously discussed, Philip concocted all of that gibberish about tracking email and IP addresses.

I feel some sympathy for John Morgan – after faithfully serving as Klein’s attack poodle for several years, he now joins a growing list of attorneys who PRK has kicked to the curb. These attorneys include Mark Faggard, J. Keith Stanley, and Bruce Hoffer.

Based on legal precedence, John Morgan is responsible for the improper notice that led to our motion for sanctions, even though I firmly believe that John did so under Philip’s direction. In some cases, Philip drafted the pleading and Morgan simply affixed his signature in the proper place.

Lessons learned: Don’t trust Philip R. Klein, especially if you’re an attorney, and always check the spelling if your client writes the brief.

P.R. Klein has now retained one of the top law firms in Jefferson County to make all of this go away. Sam and I have side bets as to how many other attorneys will surface that claim to represent Philip Klein. I win everything if the Texas Hammer, Jim Adler, joins the party.

In this letter, Wayne Reaud and his subordinate argue that after reviewing our motion, they determined that “no hearing was necessary at this time.” The letter also references a “radical breakdown in communications” between our attorneys, and argues that the defect in service which forms the basis for this motion could have been cured with a phone call. Not true.

These conclusions are incredibly presumptuous and other statements in the letter reveal their attention to detail. For example:

In any case, Mr. Reaud and/or I will be in Court along with Mr. Klein tomorrow morning.

Since the hearing was scheduled for 2 pm, I’m not sure if they intended to make Philip sit in a corner of the 172nd District Court with a dunce cap throughout the morning until the real hearing began Friday afternoon. 

However, it’s obvious that Philip now wants out of the proceeding he initiated:

Mr. Reaud and I see no reason to continually aggravate the circumstances that seem to have spiraled beyond the control of your clients and Mr. Klein.
For your information, Mr. Reaud and I have counseled Mr. Klein and our understanding is that the majority of misunderstandings which lead to this litigation have either been mooted or tempered to the extent that neither your clients nor Mr. Klein have any real reason to keep aggravating the circumstances.

Wayne Reaud presumably told Philip “to sit down and shut up” in Klein-speak. From Friday’s Nitwit Tidbits on the Southeast Texas Political Review (SETPR):

We shut [the lawsuit] down because the court and frankly the honesty of the law dictates that Mr. Klein is a public person. A book, TV contracts and this web site now meets the legal standing. The web sites are free to say what they want without any truth to it - and as well as you the public can say anything about Mr. Klein that you wish - truth or no truth. He is now declared legally a public person. That is the law.

I’m not quite sure what Klein meant by “the honesty of the law,” but as noted in our pleadings, Klein first claimed he was a public figure (see Klein v. PAISD) before he claimed he wasn’t (see In Re John Does 1 and 2). He now claims he is. Which way is the wind blowing today?

Readers can decide for themselves what is truth and what is not. Credibility comes not from signing your name, but from the veracity of your facts.

Neither has Klein "shut this suit down." The matter is still before the courts, as this pending hearing and our motion for sanctions clearly show.

Even more ironic, Klein claims he can’t get a fair trial in Jefferson County. From the SETPR:

The two blog sites have protection from the Jefferson County democratic party and the courts. We cannot get a fair trial or a fair hearing. We already know what is going to happen before we go into the courtroom. So - let's go in and all pretend like the Jefferson County Civil Courts are really by the law. And let's let the judges get their shot at me. It is only money - who cares. We know what Judge Floyd is going to do before we walk in.

Typically, Philip is the one now seeking sanctuary with the Jefferson County Democratic Party and the Jefferson County Courts.

For the record, neither Sam or I are associated in any way with the Jefferson County Democratic Party, nor are we enjoying any special protection from the Jefferson County Courts. We have a big lawyer bill as evidence. This is another of Philip’s wild conspiracy theories intended to obfuscate the real issue.

As another example, I’m not Brent Coon, Sam the Eagle is not Michael Harrison, and Brent Hodgeston (sic) doesn’t upload our content.

But for those unfamiliar with the background of this case, Judge Floyd improperly allowed Klein to subpoena Google for our account records. Philip petitioned the court through a motion under Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 202.

This statute allows a person to petition a court for an order authorizing depositions for use in an anticipated suit or to investigate a potential claim. In Philip's case, this was merely an end-run around the U.S. Constitution to discover our true identities and as a frivolous SLAPP suit meant to intimidate us into silence. The rule does not provide for subpoenas.

We were not a party to the negotiations, nor did Judge Floyd even read our first objections, filed pro se, before granting Klein’s subpoena. The Ninth Court of Appeals in Beaumont affirmed Judge Floyd’s decision.

It was only after we mandamused Judge Floyd in the Texas Supreme Court that the nine justices, all Republicans and all elected statewide, reversed Judge Floyd’s decision in Jefferson County’s 172nd District Court.
The number of judgments to which Philip has been a grantee also belies Klein’s claim that “he can’t get a fair trial in Jefferson County.” Regular readers will immediately see the irony, since Philip started this proceeding with unfounded allegations to intimidate and silence us. That didn’t work, and Philip now has a tiger by the tail.

On another ancillary note, I also dispute the notion that events have spiraled out of our control. While Philip has indeed lost control of this frivolous action, we have consistently maintained our focus. As evidence, those things I predicted in July of 2011 have come to pass exactly as outlined. Read them here


An open letter to Wayne Reaud


To Wayne Reaud and his associate:

Welcome to the party! I sincerely hope that you can impress upon your new client the importance of ethical behavior. I’ve seen some evidence of that in Philip's recent postings, so your efforts are recognized and greatly appreciated. Thanks!

As a late arrival, your strategy seems to be mitigating Klein's self-inflicted damage. In your associate's call with our attorney, he asked about what it would take to make all of this go away for PRK

I cannot speak for our attorney or Sam the Eagle, but I have two non-negotiable demands:

1) Philip must post direct links to our blogs on the front page of the Southeast Texas Political Review with no comment. These links are to be placed in a special section entitled,”Other Viewpoints."

2) Philip must publicly apologize to our attorney, Jeffrey L. Dorrell, with a posting on the top story page of the Southeast Texas Political Review. Philip has filed two grievances against him with the Texas State Bar and sent a complaint to his firm. While the state bar found that Klein’s claims had no merit and filed them as inquiries, PRK continues to assert that our attorney has lied. He has not, but Philip’s claim is just one of many false statements that Klein made during this proceeding.

As part of this demand, Philip must also write an apology letter to Jeffrey’s firm and to the state bar for wasting their time on these frivolous grievances. Jeffrey's review of Philip’s poorly written, badly researched, and self-published book is not germane to this case. Really, PRK should be ecstatic that someone with a post-graduate degree actually tried to read the book, but that’s just my opinion.

I considered a third demand, which would have required Philip to take a class in journalism ethics at Lamar University. I decided that was a waste of time – I don’t think PRK’s comprehension skills are up to this challenge and from his past performance,  I also suspect he’d drop out after the first week of class.

I truly hope you'll use your influence with Philip to help him separate fact from fiction, and avoid posting rumor and falsehoods to further his own personal agenda. His message deserves to be heard, but not with reckless disregard for the truth of his statements.

In closing, I look forward to your continued help in moderating Philip’s outrageous postings. I appreciate your dedication in taking on this herculean effort.

Sincerely,

Gus Pillsbury


Another Take on a Nitwit Tidbit


From Philip’s Nitwit Tidbits this week:

Rumor # 3 - Mr. Klein nor his companies have paid any money to anyone for anything in any lawsuit. One of Mr. Klein's companies did settle a lawsuit this last year and Mr. Klein was paid around $50k rising out of a media suit. Anything other is simply silly again.

This doesn’t ring true.

Although Klein claims to have been paid “around $50K” last year in settlement of claims he asserted in a “media suit,” the only “media suit” involving Klein and terminated in 2011 appears to be Cause No. 1:10-CV-410; Klein v. Crocmedia; in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. 

In that case, the court signed an order on April 20, 2011, taking judicial notice that Crocmedia News, Inc., did not exist at the time of the events that formed the basis for Klein’s complaint. Quoting the court, “...beyond doubt that [Klein] could prove no set of facts in support of his claim that would entitled him to relief.”  The court dismissed all of Klein’s claims against Crocmedia News, Inc.
I'm reminded of Philip's evidentiary hearing in his hearing in our case, where he introduced no evidence.

It’s entirely possible that perhaps Philip signed an agreement with other parties in the suit, but such agreements are almost always done in strict secrecy. If Philip really did receive an award of around $50,000, he probably just shot himself in the foot. I’ll follow up on this with Dylan Howard and let you know.


Fun Facts about NPD


In the past two weeks, Philip claimed that he’s still a conspiracy victim which has grown to include the Jefferson County Democratic Party and court system, that he's making tons of money from his court settlement, selling thousands of books, and that he’s more popular than sliced bread, with millions and millions of people who read his little blog everyday.

Apr 17, 2012

Philip R. Klein: Pants on Fire

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Philip R. Klein wrote in his latest article:
Now here is how really stupid the Record is – we never filed a lawsuit – we filed a 202 – which is not a lawsuit. It is a fact finding opportunity to see if there is a case for a lawsuit.
PRK finally got this correct – almost three  years after the fact.

Now here is how really stupid Philip R. Klein is. He now expects readers to believe that he never referenced this petition as a lawsuit.

As just one example, Klein put up a page on his site which ran throughout the proceedings. In the first paragraph, he wrote: :
This past September, PRK Enterprises, Inc., the parent company of the Southeast Texas Political Review, filed a lawsuit against Google, Inc., as well as the owners and operators of Blogger.com, Operation Kleinwatch blog, and Sam The Eagle (et.al.) blog. This lawsuit is a cumulative result post investigation and cooperation with the said investigation with the Federal Government regarding these said sites and those to who operate them.
Of course, we now know that the federal government never conducted an investigation and that Philip R. Klein never tracked email or IP addresses – he just made it up.

After we busted Philip for lying under oath and his whole case fell apart like a house of cards, he pulled the link.

Now here is how really stupid Philip R. Klein is. While the link to Philip’s lawsuit page  no longer exists, the page is still there. This is a direct and anonymous link to Philip’s lawsuit page, where readers can see for themselves who the real liar is.

You may want to check this quickly, because I’m sure Philip will pull the page completely as soon as he finds out I’ve busted him again.

Credibility doesn’t come from signing your name, especially if that name is Kleinzilla.

Apr 15, 2012

PRK: Big Update and Lawyers in Love

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I have so much ground to cover in this posting that I’ve put up a table of contents to keep track:
  • Sanctions in an unrelated case
  • Our motion on sanctions
  • Philip’s 2nd grievance
  • Jan. 13 full transcript
  • The Media Mikes Interview
  • The Southeast Texas Record Editorial
  • Kleinzilla’s special statement

Sanctions in an unrelated case


Philip R. Klein’s attorney, John S. Morgan, appeared before Judge Layne Walker in the 252nd District court last week. I've posted some of the transcript below, but first, some explanation.

This civil case is not related to Philip and John’s lawsuit against Google, Sam and I, and a number of innocent parties. These parties in our suit were included because of Philip R. Klein's bizarre conspiracy theory regarding our blogs - as such, the allegations are not true.

The particulars of this suit in the 252nd last week are not germane to my blog. For this reason, I’ve not posted the entire transcript to protect those innocents who were dragged into this lawsuit, just as Philip and John dragged other innocents into our lawsuit.

I’ve also redacted any reference to these parties, since the unfounded allegations that Morgan made during the trial are so egregious and inflammatory that they deserve no further mention. I strongly suspect that Philip R. Klein did the investigative work for John Morgan in this proceeding, since it follows PRK’s standard pattern for investigations. 

However, this pattern of deceit, perjury, vague allegations, and unfounded hearsay are common to both cases and the Southeast Texas Political Review.

In our suit, Attorney Brent Coon fought back and nailed Philip to the wall after Klein presented perjurious testimony and pleadings. See my postings here and here for more details. On our behalf, our attorney Jeffrey L. Dorrell filed a mandamus against Judge Donald Floyd, which was eventually decided by the Texas Supreme Court, styled In Re John Does 1 and 2. In the Supreme Court decision, the justices noted that Klein' and Morgan’s evidence was “sketchy” and reversed Judge Floyd’s decision. Read the Texas Supreme Court opinion here.

In the case last week, Judge Walker nobly protected these innocent parties and deserves recognition for a job well done.

Here is the first page of the transcript, where Judge Walker describes this egregious behavior. In this transcript of the Court’s Orders, Judge Walker is referenced as “The Court,” Leah Hayes is the court reporter,  and Pam French and  Ms. Johnson-Todd are opposing counsel.


As noted, Judge Walker referred the matter of Morgan’s grand perjury to Jefferson County District Attorney (DA) Tom Maness for criminal prosecution. According to hearsay and rumor around the courthouse, the DA is already investigating Klein’s testimony and John’s pleadings in our case.

Reiterating, this is hearsay and rumor, and we have no direct knowledge of the details behind the DA’s investigation.  However, this pattern of behavior is obvious – Judge Walker could be referring to almost any article on Philip’s Southeast Texas Political Review.

Judge Walker also ordered Morgan to pay all attorney fees incurred by the opposing counsel within 24 hours:


Philip R. Klein inserted himself when Judge Walker ordered a cell phone belonging to John Morgan seized during the proceedings:


According to rumor, Philip fired off an angry email to Judge Walker, where he threatened to file a grievance if the cell phone was not returned immediately. I’ll have more about Philip’s grievances below, but I wonder what incriminating evidence implicating Philip may be on that phone. 

Our motion for sanctions


This brings us to the hearing in our case, scheduled for this Friday, April 20, 2012, at 2:00 pm in Judge Donald Floyd’s 172nd District Court.

Our attorney, Jeffrey Dorrell, is seeking sanctions based on perjured filings and testimony in our case.

You can read the documents here:

Our First Amended Motion to Modify the Judgment

As you can see, this motion involves a false certification on a hearing that Morgan and Klein purportedly sent to one of the other innocent parties in our suit.  Our attorney is seeking fees and travel expenses.

The questionable practices here follow the same pattern of behavior that Judge Walker addressed – even though Klein and Morgan contend the respondent was properly noticed, he was not. According to Chapter 37 of the Texas Penal code, falsifying court documents, grand perjury, and tampering with governmental records are frowned upon in a court of law.

By the way, you’re invited to the hearing! We’re anxious to see if Judge Floyd follows Judge Walker’s lead and addresses this pattern of behavior. We may have some other surprises for Philip and John in this hearing, too, so bring a friend!

Philip’s 2nd grievance


As promised, Philip R. Klein did indeed file another grievance against our attorney Jeffrey Dorrell over his review of Philip’s book on Amazon.com. I posted his book report and commentary here, and followed with an update here.

In this review, Jeffrey compared Philip’s writing skills to those of Lucy Ricardo. As noted, Jeffrey got an A+ for his book report, but Philip got an F.

After sending a complaint to our attorney’s law firm at the wrong address (see update linked above), Philip filed a second grievance against our attorney with the State Bar of Texas. True to the pattern of behavior documented by Judge Walker, Philip Klein alleged that Jeffrey’s critical review of his book constituted stalking and is evidence of Jeffrey’s “concerted effort” to “slander” Philip and “further his stalking agenda.”

The State Bar found that Klein’s complaint was groundless and filed it as an “inquiry.”

Read the decision and Klein’s original complaint here.

Full transcript of Jan. 13 hearing


I’ve published a portion of this transcript before that contained Philip’s testimony. You can read that posting here

As noted, Philip apparently perjured himself in this testimony, since his story continues to evolve. 

Read the full transcript here.

The Media Mikes Interview


A relatively unknown website, Media Mikes, published an interview with Philip concerning his new book, Lost In Space: The Hunt for Philip Klein’s Brain. You can read the interview and all comments here.

The site allows comments, so when readers began questioning some of Philip’s conspiracy theories, he typically responded with gibberish to distract readers from the original questions.

One of my readers posted a link to the discussion (many thanks, Mr. or Ms. Anonymous) in my comments section. After I checked the thread, I posted my own comment.

Gus Pillsbury says:
April 13, 2012 at 3:48 pm

Hi, Philip! Someone posted a link to this discussion on my blog today – I’m sure you’ve seen the blog, since you’ve been actively trying to sue Sam and I for almost three years now.

How’s that grand perjury investigation going? I heard your attorney may be facing a grand perjury charge of his own, based on his performance in a Jefferson County courtroom this week. Of course, all of this is just hearsay and rumor at this point, at least until the grand jury meets.

I had to laugh at some of your responses – quite typical, don’t you think? If only these people knew you like those of us in Southeast Texas know you!

I see you’ve apparently invented some new details about your past experience. If there is interest, I’ll post the case numbers to the PRK Enterprises bankruptcies on those Dairy Queens, the defamation suits filed against you, and other litigation to which you’ve been a party. Oh, and there is the Texas Supreme Court decision concerning In Re John Does 1 and 2, where the justices determined that your evidence was “sketchy.” These background items put your responses in proper perspective.

Anyway, I digress. You wrote:

> What you are witnessing is a classic misinformation
> campaign by those that have an agenda.

What I’m witnessing is a classic attempt at changing the subject.

When questioned about several of your book’s central theses concerning the Coast Guard and DNA reports, you either referenced non-existent investigations or documents not available.

When questioned about the documents, you eventually posted some materials that don’t corroborate your claims.

When questioned about that, you now claim you are the victim of a conspiracy and a misinformation campaign.

Back to the original subjects, these are the questions you seem to be avoiding:

1) How did confirm that the original DNA sample sent from Mexico really belonged to Patrick McDermott? As far as I can tell, you took the word of an unidentified person who called you on the phone. This does not constitute a valid chain of evidence and would never stand up in any court of law.

2) The Coast Guard documents produced all agree that McDermott probably disappeared at sea. You even stated that the Coast Guard investigation was ongoing when all of the documents clearly say the investigation was over. If McDermott did indeed fall, slip, or jumped, there would be no body to confirm his death, hence the Coast Guard’s statement that McDermott was probably lost at sea.

3) While you’ve alleged that the motive behind the disappearance is a small 100K insurance policy, you also stated that no claim was ever made on the policy.
Since these are essential to the central theses of your book, you should have some sort of documentation that backs up your claims. On the other hand, you’ve never been big on actually investigating false rumors before publishing. Remember Klein v. Gillem?

Radar Online posted the original documents from the Coast Guard investigation. You can read them here:

http://www.radaronline.com/sites/default/files/Part1McDermott_0.pdf
http://www.radaronline.com/sites/default/files/Part2McDermott.pdf
http://www.radaronline.com/sites/default/files/Part3McDermott.pdf
http://www.radaronline.com/sites/default/files/Part4McDermott_0.pdf
http://www.radaronline.com/sites/default/files/Part5McDermott.pdf

As noted, they determined that “the evidence suggests that [McDermott] was lost at sea.”

Philip, I noticed that you didn’t publish that purported fax from “Cacma D.” Radar Online also published that:

http://www.radaronline.com/sites/default/files/Part1McDermott_0.pdf

Philip has a rather interesting approach to the English language with frequent misspellings and mangled sentence structures, as you can tell by his postings above. Ironically, the syntax of this fax is quite similar to Philip’s odd syntax, too. Draw your own conclusions.

How’s your little dog doing?

Philip immediately posted this response within 35 minutes:

Philip Klein says:
April 13, 2012 at 4:24 pm


To All :

Good afternoon – I am sad to announce that I have been advised by legal counsel that I must stop participating in this blog. We are in litigation with the pen name Gus Pillsbury and it would not be approprate for me to participate under the rules laid out by our new legal counsel. Thanks for the questions – I will not be monitoring this site nor will I be participating any longer. Thank you again.

Philip R. Klein

My response from yesterday:

Gus Pillsbury says:
April 14, 2012 at 9:07 am

Aw, Philip, come back and play. I hope it wasn’t something I said!

But, this is quite typical, too. One of your standard operating procedures when faced with questions you can’t answer is to take your toys and go home, then blame it on your attorney because you’re in a “lawsuit and can’t comment.” We can talk about it and so can you.

By the way, Philip, we’ll meet your new attorney at the hearing this Friday, Apr 20th. That’s the motion on sanctions we’re seeking against you and your former attorney for making up stuff. Will he be there, too, or do you think he may be in jail on that grand perjury charge?

Special note to Philip: We’re still waiting on those autographed copies of the book. You can send them to us in care of our attorney, Jeffrey Dorrell. Be sure and send them to the firm’s home office in Houston and not the satellite office in Laredo.

The Southeast Texas Record


The Southeast Texas Record published this editorial last week on related matters in Klein et al. v. Google. et al.:

King Coon versus Kleinzilla
4/10/2012 2:00 PM

It couldn't happen to two more deserving people.

It's kind of like watching King Kong and Godzilla square off. You don't know who to root for because they're both threatening, but you're hoping the battle lasts long enough for the monsters to destroy each other.

They lose, the world wins and it becomes a more pleasant place for ordinary people to live. Fade to black, roll credits.

What happened in this particular scenario was that Philip Klein went Coon-hunting, and now Brett Coon's hunting Klein. With luck, they'll both may be hunted down.

The problem is, Klein and Coon can dish it out, but neither one can take the reverse.
Klein once invoked the First Amendment to defend himself against a defamation suit relating to posts on his Southeast Texas Political Review blog. In a separate incident, he subsequently sued Google, et al. to ascertain the names of anonymous bloggers he claimed were posting defamatory comments about him.

Back in 2007, when we first launched the Southeast Texas Record, Beaumont attorney Coon, unaccustomed to having his legal gamesmanship scrutinized, began a campaign of harassment against us that included frivolous litigation. Now he's accusing Philip Klein of engaging in the very same kind of activity against him.

Priceless, isn't it?

Last May, Klein petitioned the court to have Coon included in his suit against Google, alleging that someone at Coon's firm had emailed the anonymous bloggers who had so infuriated Klein with negative attacks on the immense but shoddy fortress of his self-esteem.

Recently, Coon filed a motion for sanctions against Klein because of that petition, calling the litigation frivolous. He's seeking $6,000 in attorney's fees and court costs, plus $4,000 for inconvenience and harassment, and $257.45 in out-of-pocket expenses. Every penny of that 45 cents is important.

Klein insists the petition is not frivolous.

We will wait patiently to see how it turns out. We're looking forward to the sequels, featuring alleged victims of frivolous lawsuits filed by King Coon and Kleinzilla.

Comparing Philip to a giant lizard with a reptilian sense of morality is indeed priceless – the staff at the Southeast Texas Record have outdone themselves.

As it turned out, Klein approached Coon and the two parties settled out of court. Read more about that here.  You may have noticed that Philip has purged any mention of Brent Coon from the pages of The Southeast Texas Political review.

Kleinzilla’s special statement


Today, Philip posted this special statement on the Southeast Texas Political Review, where he announced that he’s dropping his lawsuit against Sam the Eagle and me. Sam has his own take and I’ll not presume to speak for Sam. You can read Sam’s commentary here on the Sam the Eagle Political Review.

While Philip is dropping this lawsuit, we are not – we fully intend to pursue the sanctions mentioned above and perhaps more. Join us in Judge Floyd’s courtroom on Friday and see for yourself.

I suspect that with the developments over the past two weeks, PRK thinks he can circumvent these investigations into the perjured testimony and forged documents by pulling the suit. 

Special - From The Editor

Over three years ago - myself and the Southeast Texas Political Review began a legal attempt to uncover the persons responsible for two sites being Operation Kleinwatch and Sam The Eagle. Both sites posted pictures, reposted copyrighted photos and articles - as well as attacked my family, took photos of my home, my back yard and suggested other vile things about not only myself - but my family. All because I have a differing opinion in politics.

The facts of the case are simple. We petitioned the court to allow us to give us the IP addresses of the two from Google. And in fact, Google agreed. Then the two blogspots jumped into the suit and blocked it. Thus started an up and down fight in the district courts to the appeals courts and back and forth for three years.

The blogspots hired a good lawyer. In fact, he is a very smart lawyer that we recognize will keep the suit up and down in the justice system for years to come. Why? Well read on. Jeff Dorrell has done a masterful job. But he too has crossed many lines - of which he will answer for some day - not with the state bar - because they are about as useful as a nail in the road. But a larger power than me or this site. Again - as a lawyer he has done a masterful job and should be patted on the back. He has found a way to keep it in court for years to come.

You learn really quickly if you last name is Klein that there are some things that are going happen - and some things that are not.

There are two reasons today that I announce that we will be dismissing our 202 this week as soon as our lawyers can file the paperwork. And I will list them for you without fear :

1) There is no way that myself, my firm, my family or anything associated with me can get a fair trial in Jefferson County Texas under any judge. No way - no how. With the exception of maybe one - who I hold a firm dear respect for - none of them would ever represent themselves fairly towards me. Whether it is political pressure - or whether it is simply a hate of me for exposing what goes on in Jefferson County - I cannot get a fair shake based upon the law. I am friends with many judges around Texas that laugh at what goes on Jefferson County. The Jefferson County justice system is a joke that is about who you know - and NOT the law. Or the law is bent to shape it to you. All I can say is thank God for the 9th.

2) As much as I don't see myself as a public figure - I may in fact be a public person at this point. The web site is now hitting over 5 million page views a year. I am editorial contributor to FOX local, have contacts with CNN and FOX and other national media companies. I have now written a book. This in itself opens the door to a new legal world for me. And opens the door for the two blogsites to say and do what they want. I understand that.

So with that - the end is here. Thanks to John S. Morgan and other lawyers who worked on this case from Austin to Houston. Abberline Group for the internet advice and monitoring. And most of all my family.

As the Klein's got together Saturday and I told everyone the news they all looked down and said : "Oh boy here we go." And I told them "yes" here we go. We will be attacked by two spineless persons that have more to lose by giving their names than they do by being honest. And I told them that many really really get that in the community. They will continue to attack me, the family and our companies and I am told since I am a public figure I am now fair game. So let it begin.

As for the copywrite issues on images - that will be fought in New York upcoming. We will talk about that in a few months.

Lastly, one other announcement.

The justice system does not work for me - being a citizen with a web blog. In another county or state - it would. Even some other countries. So the way I look at it - if the justice system does not work - it is time to fix the justice system. And I will be a part of that in a movement that has begun in the grassroots in Jefferson County with the black community, the tea party and a few other special interest groups that have had enough of the court system (s) in Jefferson County.

There will be more on that later this year. In the meantime - thank you for reading - and as we said when we announced the lawsuit over the years ago - thank you for your support and readership. I cannot say that enough.

As you can see, Klein’s messiah complex and NPD are showing again, but I’d especially like to address a couple of points.

This blog does not exist because I differ with Philip on politics - in fact, there are times that I agree with him. As I have maintained from the very beginning, this blog exists to document the falsehoods and hearsay rumor stated as fact by Philip Klein. A secondary mission is to satirize his statements and ridicule the village idiot. In the time-honored political tradition of anonymous criticism, this is done under my nom de plume, Gus Pillsbury.

Regarding this statement:

Both sites posted pictures, reposted copyrighted photos and articles - as well as attacked my family, took photos of my home, my back yard and suggested other vile things about not only myself - but my family. All because I have a differing opinion in politics.

As noted at the beginning of this long posting, PRK’s statement is another example of a pattern of deceit and vague allegations not supported by evidence. The real reason that Klein’s petition failed is that he could produce no examples whatsoever that we attacked his family, took pictures of his home, and suggested vile things about him and his family.

There are two instances where I referenced Philip’s family.

In the early days of this blog, I posted a disclaimer that I was not associated in any way with Philip, his family, his many legal entities, or any other organizations with whom he is involved.  I listed these individually including his family members, Jacob’s House, and PRK Enterprises. I did this to underscore my lack of involvement with anyone associated with Philip R. Klein. 

When Caroline Klein entered the public arena with an editorial posted to the Southeast Texas Political Review, I responded with an open letter to Caroline (read it here). Readers can decide for themselves whether I attacked Caroline personally, or whether I simply offered a rebuttal from another perspective. I’ve referenced that letter in several other postings and included as evidence in our pleadings concerning Klein et al. v. Google, et al.

On those “vile things” that Philip referenced, the only example he offered during the proceedings had to do with my satire concerning his “Pet Lover” segment on the MSNBC webcast. It’s linked on the sidebar. I originally posted a parody of Dog Fancy magazine with Philip and his little dog on the cover. The caption: “Fat men who love their dogs too much.” Actually, I introduced this as evidence in my original response to his petition to counter Klein’s vague allegations.

I’ve since updated this parody to reflect Philip’s concern. You can see the updated version in the sidebar. I think I captured PRK’s position fairly, but you can decide for yourself.

Readers can freely comment on the rest of Klein’s special statement in the comments section.

Apr 4, 2012

Philip R. Klein: Mr. Crawfish

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Philip R. Klein is a liar
This afternoon, Brent Coon and his attorney, Jason Cansler, agreed to a resolution concerning their motion for sanctions against Philip R. Klein. The hearing originally scheduled for April 5, 2012, has been canceled.

Read the notice of cancellation here.

We’re not allowed to talk about the settlement brokered between Brent and Philip at this point, but we’re quite satisfied with the agreement - even more so since Brent Coon and his associates have nothing to do with our blogs and has been an innocent victim of PRK’s rabid imagination.

Apparently, Philip felt a bit uncomfortable appearing in court, armed with perjurious prior testimony and tampered-with documentary evidence.

While we’re very happy with the terms, I confess that I’m a little disappointed – I was looking forward to an old-fashioned tar and feathering tomorrow, but instead we’ll only see a dead skunk in the middle of the road.

However, the party isn't over just yet - Philip is awaiting a list of demands from our attorney.

Apr 3, 2012

A Special Invitation to my Readers!

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IMPORTANT NOTE:  I had the wrong time in the original version that I posted last night. Philip and his cutthroat attorney, John Morgan, change the times and dates on these hearings more frequently than they change their underwear, so that we'll get confused and miss the hearing. It almost worked this time, but fortunately, our attorney caught the mistake. Note the correct time is 8:45 am.

Sam the Eagle and I cordially invite you to attend a hearing this  Thursday, April 5, 2012, at 8:45 am in the 172nd District Courtroom of the Hon. Judge Donald Floyd.

Philip R. Klein will testify as to how he allegedly tracked an email purportedly sent from Brent Coon’s law offices.

Here’s your official invitation.

In this motion, Brent Coon and his attorney Jason Cansler are seeking sanctions against Philip R. Klein amounting to approximately $10,000 in attorney fees, costs for inconvenience and harassment, and out of pocket expenses. 

Note the evidence concerning the spurious email which formed the basis for Philip’s Third Amended Petition.

After PRK’s attorney, John Morgan, requested more time to prepare, the original hearing date was moved from March 30, 2012, to this Thursday. This afternoon, Philip and Morgan filed this response.

You’ll see misspellings and mangled grammar throughout the document. Philip wrote this, not his attorney. The logical fallacies, circular reasoning, and lack of legal citations corroborate this. Furthermore, after studying PRK's writing technique for years, I'm absolutely certain that Philip was in meltdown mode when he wrote this piece of garbage.

Typically, Philip has changed his story again:
Mr. Klein never alleged that this email originated from Brent Coon & Associates, but instead he alleged that the act of defamation has been traced to the IP address for Brent Coon and Associates.
From Klein’s Third Amended petition:
The petitioners also seek to depose Shon Hodgeston of the Brent Coon & Associates law firm (B.C. Law Firm), who sent undersigned counsel an email stating that he was working on behalf of the "B.C", the man behind the B.C. Bloggers; and he was reporting to B.C. for direction on this matter. This email has been traced directly to the B.C. Law Firm.
From Klein’s sworn testimony during the January 13, 2012, hearing (transcript is here):
I think Mr. Coon needs to explain why e-mails from Operation Klein Watch are coming out of his facility and why one of his employees is working on the Operation Klein Watch site.
Klein has previously alleged that I am Brent Coon, Sam is Michael Harrison, and Shon Hodgeston (sic) uploads all of our blogs.

None of this is true, nor does Brent Coon and his associates have anything whatsoever to do with Operation Kleinwatch and The Sam The Eagle Political Review. Instead, Philip just made all of this up as you will see during this joyful celebration of Klein's stupidity. We also suspect that Philip may have forged this entire email, so don’t miss this hearing - spectators are welcome!

Sam posted a commentary on the nature of grand perjury and what it could mean. Read that here. I’m not sure what a perjury conviction would ultimately mean to Philip’s license as a private investigator, but I’m pretty sure the State of Texas doesn’t like felons who allegedly pass themselves off as FBI agents.

So, please make your plans to attend and bring a friend! I suspect you may see a few more surprises dropped on Philip during this hearing.

Special note to Philip: You’ll soon receive a bill from Jeffrey L. Dorrell, our attorney. We’re waiting to see whether you’ll be stamping license plates to raise the money, but Jeffrey has always wanted to own a seedy, broken-down private detective office in Nederland. He’s a big fan of Raymond Chandler.

Special note to my readers: Regardless of the rumors at the courthouse, neither Brent Coon nor Brian Sutton are involved in any capacity with our blogs. Reiterating, they have nothing to do with either Operation Kleinwatch or the Sam the Eagle Political Review.

Instead, we’re simply two old men who enjoy picking on bullies and fools who try to push themselves onto the public stage to express their vacuous and obtuse opinions.  We do have an edge on Philip, however - both of us  finished our college education and have real degrees.