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Pratt’s Lubbock mayoral & other election recommendations

Yesterday I mentioned the similarities of the mayoral races in Lubbock, Abilene, and Wichita Falls. Three incumbent mayors are being challenged by folks running as consummate … [Read More...]

Pratt recommendation in Abilene & Wichita Falls mayoral race

There is an interesting similarity in the mayoral races in Lubbock, Abilene, and Wichita Falls. Three incumbent mayors are being challenged by folks running as consummate … [Read More...]

Anti-Wimp: Armed homeowner stopped home invasion; indictments made

KWTX reported: The break-in was reported just after 6:20 p.m. Aug. 17 in the 3800 block of Stillhouse Drive. The caller said “a resident of the home was upstairs and heard what … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 10/21/2020

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick on Tucker Carlson's show VIDEO Dan Patrick claims 'almost everyone in office' knows mail-ballot fraud is real - he means people with brains, not Dems and … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 10/20/2020

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick Appoints Sen. Birdwell to Senate Redistricting Committee ALEC calls Abbott best governor in the nation, more AG Paxton sues Google for illegally … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 10/19/2020

Sid Miller to Greg Abbott: ‘End the lockdown immediately’, more Rinaldi: The Forgotten House Speaker Race Quorum: The first symptoms of a speaker race Unraveling a Scandal … [Read More...]

Joe Biden embraces the radical Left; Supports young children being “transgender”

One of the things that has long mystified me about some folk is their ability to simply assert, or believe, an individual to actually be different from what that individual says, … [Read More...]

Texana 10/16/2020

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: Full Alamo story focuses on battle of 1836 - told you so (what the real agenda is…) Remember That Time a Nuclear Weapons Bunker Blew Up in San Antonio? … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 10/16/2020

Malone: Last Call for Citizen Input on Texas Gun Rights before House Committee Both the Right and the Left Are Unhappy With Abbott Texas residents pay 8.7% of their [per … [Read More...]

Our democratic process is under threat – from the Left and its tech oligarchs

The headline “Tech Despots Censor Bombshell Story About Biden Grift” retells the old tale of how the Left is usually engaged in what they accuse others of. We’ve been treated to a … [Read More...]

Pratt’s post for 10/15/2020

Gov. Greg Abbott picks Rebeca Huddle for Texas Supreme Court vacancy Paxton says former first assistant faced investigative leave right before resignation, quit to set … [Read More...]

M.J. Hegar’s “problem with black folks” includes Royce West

I reported on Monday that after the snoozer of a “debate” telecast statewide last Friday between Senator Cornyn and M.J. “Big Mama” Hegar, in which she claimed to have her primary … [Read More...]

More from Pratt on Texas...

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

On Rush Limbaugh

William F. Buckley is the esteemed father of the American conservative movement and gave it meaning; Ronald Reagan took conservatism to the public, showed it worked, and made it popular; Rush Limbaugh is the man who embedded political conservatism into our culture. — Robert Pratt

On mistakes in politics

Politics, as opposed to science, does not reward the correction of mistakes, given that correcting a mistake also entails admitting to having made one. Worse, the bigger the mistake, the greater the political urgency of defending it at all costs. — Lionel Shriver

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