alt= alt= alt=

The latest from Pratt on Texas

Sad sack Seliger and claims of “phony” legislative scorecards

One of the constant targets of the politically disgraced Senator Kel Seliger, the sad sack soap opera of the session, has been my friends at Empower Texans. Seliger once authored … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 1/23/2019

Items that make the show stack or upon which I wish to comment: Speaker Bonnen Announces House Committee Assignments Bonnen Announces Committee Assignments for Texas House, … [Read More...]

Maybe to understand Leftists we must ditch rationalism and results

Possibly we should completely set aside our ideas of sanity, productivity, and rationalism in order that we can consider the idea that Leftists do not care if they are … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 1/22/2019

Items that make the show stack or upon which I wish to comment: Senator Seliger makes himself first sad sack soap opera story of legislative session 'Her lips and my back … [Read More...]

Senator Seliger makes himself first sad sack soap opera story of legislative session

Last week I reported that the head of the Texas Senate, our Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick, had released committee assignments for the 86th Regular Session of the Texas … [Read More...]

Texana 1/21/2018

‘Chuck Norris, Texas Ranger’ gives ‘extra security’ at Greg Abbott, Dan Patrick’s inauguration VIDEO 7 women, from Laura Bush to Vikki Carr, inducted into Texas Women’s Hall of … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Homeowner kills 3, injures 1 in home invasion

KHOU reports: "[Houston] Police say four men forced their way into a home on Sherman at 71st around 12:45 a.m. Saturday. Detectives said the homeowner grabbed his gun and shot all … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 1/21/2019

Items that make the show stack or upon which I wish to comment: Texas court addresses cellphone tracking in digital age privacy case Governor Abbott Appoints 20 To Texas … [Read More...]

Legislators are often less “up” on issues than you think; you must help ’em out

You likely think all these guys and gals know what our issues are, you are wrong. And let me surprise you more: I’m talking about our elected legislators. A few times I have … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 1/18/2019

Items that make the show stack or upon which I wish to comment: Trump administration opposes a return to federal oversight for Texas redistricting, reversing Obama-era … [Read More...]

Lubbock County Medical Examiner: Is this the invasion of the baby body snatchers?

By L. Scott Mann, the Sandstorm Scholar The newly seated Lubbock County Commissioners Court faces many challenges but nothing looms larger than the questions coming out of the … [Read More...]

Mills: Not much optimism for increase in oil prices

By Alex Mills Accurately predicting the price of oil and natural gas can be as difficult as predicting the weather in West Texas. In some cases, the weather can have a large … [Read More...]

More from Pratt on Texas...

These folks help bring you Pratt on Texas

Paul Fredrick MenStyle

On Virtue & the Republic

Republics are created by the virtue, public spirit, and intelligence of the citizens. They fall, when the wise are banished from the public councils, because they dare to be honest, and the profligate are rewarded, because they flatter the people, in order to betray them. -- Edwin Meese III

On Political Pessimism

Defeatist cynicism is an arrogance that we too know an outcome – we do not. Our Creator expects us to fight for good until He ends the game, not us. -- Robert W. Pratt, Pratt on Texas

On Liberty

I would rather be exposed to the inconveniences attending too much liberty than to those attending too small a degree of it. -- Thomas Jefferson to Archibald Stuart

On Right

The fool is disturbed not when they tell him that his ideas are false, but when they suggest that they have gone out of style. -- Nicolás Gómez Dávila

On Political Correctness

Political correctness never rears its ugly head independently. It always shows up as a series of actions designed, to this observer, to crush the souls of those blessed with common sense. -- Milo Yiannopoulos

On pessimism and difficulty

When you encounter difficulties, you need to be optimistic. The pessimists tend to die. --Zhou Youguang

On American Liberals

Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, but then are shocked and offended to discover that there are other views. -- William F. Buckley, Jr.

On universities

Universities have become a place to provide economic and political protection for those who hold economically and politically unpalatable ideas. — Robert Pratt

© Pratt on Texas / Perstruo Texas, Inc.