Romney hit the trifecta this time by saying that 47 percent of Americans believe they are victims, think "government has a responsibility to care for them" and are unwilling to step up and support themselves. He may seem doomed to relearn the same loose-lips lesson over and over again in 2012.No, he's not relearning, nor learning the first time. That's the real problem with Romney. He's just stone-solid dumb. Brainless. Incapable of processing input. He says all this crap about bathing in data, but in fact he's completely unwashed. Like the aristocrats of Elizabethan times who applied layers and layers of perfume and powder instead of soap and water, Romney uses layers and layers of ghost-written scripts instead of knowledge. In the end it doesn't matter, because he was never meant to be a winning candidate. At least two years ago, Goldman decided that Goldman's "Obama" brand would serve a second term as CEO of Goldman's "USA" brand, so the sane and intelligent candidates for Goldman's "Republican" brand sanely and intelligently stayed home.... leaving only a pack of dummies and self-promoters who figured the publicity and cash would be nice.
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.