If we'd have had a Pat Buchanan as president in 1992, how much better off would we be now? The Clintons would have never have happened. There would have been no George W. Bush, and therefore there almost assuredly would have been no Obama. The border would be walled, factory and construction jobs would still be held by blacks & whites. Many jobs would still be here, and would pay high enough (H1B probably being dismantled) to be worth doing. Real estate prices would be lower, and thus homes more affordable. We wouldn't have had the two recent middle eastern wars because terrorists wouldn't have been able to gain entry here in the first place to make 9/11 happen. The treasury would therefore not have been bankrupted. The Bushes (and their friends like Vicente Fox) have been a disaster for America. The Bushes have hurt America more than the Clintons did. Lets make sure no more of them ever get elected by always donating to their opponents.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.