Spokane County deputies responded to the area of 31 Avenue and Glenrose Road just after 4:30 a.m. Friday. According to deputies at the scene, the woman crashed her car into two power poles and then stopped in someone's front yard. Deputies said the woman told them she was robbed at gunpoint at 2nd Avenue and Crestline Street, and was speeding away from the robber. She claims the robber took her purse and then asked for her number so the two of them can go on a date sometime.Bravissima! We're back in the running!
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.