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Contact local officials NOW to say “no property tax increase.”

“While Commissioner Gilbert Flores [Democrat-Precinct 3] was on board with raising the current tax rate- which is currently 0.348086 cents per $100 of value – others voiced that … [Read More...]

Contact information: Lubbock County Commissioners Court

Curtis Parrish, county judge [The Proven Liar] Phone: 806-775-1679 Fax: 806-775-7950 E-mail: cparrish@co.lubbock.tx.us Bill McCay, county commissioner, Precinct #1 Phone: … [Read More...]

Socialism Sucks: Two Economists Drink Their Way Through the Unfree World by Lawson & Powell

Most people seem somehow to have missed Economics 101 and don’t understand that socialism isn’t nice, cuddly government that takes care of everything for you so that you can remain … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 8/16/2019

Gov. Abbott: No special session on guns, red flag laws During town hall, governor promises laws to keep Texans safe VIDEO Texas Gov. holds up Lubbock as example of how to … [Read More...]

Mills: Battery issues confront development of electric vehicles

By Alex Mills The automobile industry has searched for several decades for the solutions to the many problems it faces in developing vehicles powered by batteries … [Read More...]

Lubbock Co. commissioner ignorantly claims adopting Effective Tax Rate would increase taxes!

Some may wonder why I have referred to a Lubbock County commissioner as all hat and no cattle for years. For the first many years he held office, Lubbock’s Precinct 1 … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 8/15/2019

TONIGHT: Statewide Town Hall with Greg Abbott Right caves, left sues anyway over Texas election administration San Antonio City Council asks Gov. Greg Abbott to call a … [Read More...]

Doc’s Cigar Corner: El Centurion H-2K-CT Toro

The featured cigar is the El Centurion H-2K-CT Toro (6" x 52) by My Father Cigars. One of the new blends from the Garcia family of Nicaragua, this very attractive cigar features … [Read More...]

Lubbock County’s new “conservatives” propose a tax increase in first at bat

“Chad Seay, [Lubbock] county commissioner for Precinct 4, said he wants to see a rate lower than the current tax rate. He campaigned keeping the effective tax rate, but said he … [Read More...]

Texana 8/14/2019

August 25 last date to visit Battleship Texas before repairs Alamo’s oldest wall being studied in ‘unprecedented’ digs Alamo Dig Uncovers Musket Balls Believed From 1800s … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 8/14/2019

Abbott forms Domestic Terrorism Task Force after El Paso shooting, more Gov. Abbott calls for more resources to combat neo-Nazi, white nationalist groups - this is ridiculous … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 8/13/2019

House Investigating Committee asks Texas Rangers to look into Bonnen-Sullivan meeting Bonnen Spokesperson Promotes Defense of Alleged Behavior Lawmakers Continue to Sound Off … [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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