The crime spree began mid-morning when Pryor and three other alleged accomplices stole a Honda from Automotive Specialties at 2903 N. Madelia Street... Pryor high-tailed out of the lot toward N. Ash St. And W. York Ave. and nearly struck an officer, who happened to be driving by in the area, which prompted a police chase for reckless driving. Pryor stayed at speeds of around 40 miles an hour until he began to significantly pick up speed in the West Central neighborhood. Once Pryor reached the 800 block of N. Nettleton, three of the passengers jumped out of the car. Officers nabbed all three and detained them. Soon after, Pryor stopped the car near the Maple Street bridge, jumped out and took down the embankment toward the Spokane River. To get away from officers who were hot on his trail, Pryor jumped into the icy waters of the river. Water rescue crews from the Spokane Fire Department were standing by but the water was so freezing cold that officers were able to convince him to come to shore. ... Pryor was only in the water for about three minutes but that was all it took for him to need treatment for hypothermia. Police covered Pryor in blankets as well as hand warmers they got from a nearby homeless camp. In fact, one of the officers bear-hugged Pryor so that he could warm-up his core body temperature. They walked him back up the embankment and sent him to the hospital.Yup, that's Spokane. You got your idiot druggy stealing cars and running wild, and you got your (literally) warm-hearted tramps. Idiot druggy Pryor, with a newfound reputation for getting hugged by the cops, is going to have a special time in jail. Bring it on. = = = = = Meanwhile the idiot druggies in DC have avoided the fake stage-set "fiscal cliff" that they painted to fool us, and instead have run the country straight off the real fiscal embankment into the Yangtze River. Missed a chance to start solving problems, continued to commit infinite evil. Continued zero taxes and infinite spending. Continued perfect enslavement to China, continued hopeless addiction to Bugsy Bernanke's counterfeit crack. No reform, no jail, no warm-hearted tramps, no special time. China is happy, so Congress is happy. Fucking pea-brained psychopaths. How to reform? 100 megatons on DC, 100 megatons on NY, 100 on Palm Beach. Surgically remove everything east of the Appalachians. Ought to be about right.
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.