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Lubbock dirt-floor event center appears to enrich outgoing commissioner Patti Jones

I don’t know if it is crooked, unethical, or dirty in fact, but I sure know how it smells, so to speak. Take a look at the map of property where the group leading the effort to … [Read More...]

Beto Pancho’s powder puff fist lands nowhere near Ted Cruz

The Cruz versus O’Rourke debate in San Antonio produced near universal agreement on a couple of things. First, as was expected Beto Pancho Lefty dropped his above-it-all … [Read More...]

Texana 10/18/2018

First Lady Cecilia Abbott Honors Winners Of The 2018 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Plan To Redesign San Antonio’s Alamo Plaza Clears Hurdle AUDIO Reimagining The Alamo: Master … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 10/18/2018

Muddy alleyways causing trash problems VIDEO Residents fed up with 10-inch potholes on county roads Some community members complain of muddy county roads VIDEO Major road … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 10/18/2018

High water closes Abilene State Park - roads in Taylor County, flood across the Big Country City of Abilene announces multiple road closures due to high water Water going … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 10/18/2018

WFISD responds to complaints made by parents of special needs students VIDEO Eastside Community Coalition and WFPD to host a seminar this weekend WF Mayoral candidate’s … [Read More...]

Listener: Plethora of sexual & other identities allows for economic leapfrogging

Pratt, I appreciate your commentary when I get to hear it if I'm driving during your show. Regarding the various sexual orientations, I've learned (in the business world at … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 10/17/2018

Lubbock dirt-floor event center appears to enrich outgoing commissioner Does new Federal law ban Lubbock County Expo Center Projec from using rental car taxes? - I'm not so … [Read More...]

Abilene-area news for 10/17/2018

Proposed school bond, with big tax increase, splits Abilene voters VIDEO Water Levels: Lakes in Abilene, Big Country flooding after recent rains Former head track coach at … [Read More...]

Wichita Falls-area news for 10/17/2018

Community service organizations receive money from City of WF - sounds like the “community,” aka taxpayers, are serving them! Raise your own money. WFPD, WFFD to get new … [Read More...]

Dallas finally makes move that may actually affect “gun-violence”

For decades gun rights advocates have pointed out what this headline from 2013 says: “Gun Control Facts: Existing Gun Laws Would Reduce Crime, But These Are Not Enforced.” This … [Read More...]

Lubbock-area news for 10/16/2018

Public gives input on Lubbock’s comprehensive plan Citizens ask for delay, more details and enforcement in Lubbock's comprehensive plan State investigates Lubbock Co. gun … [Read More...]

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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

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