We live in extraordinary times where our country’s economic stability and global competitiveness is under perpetual threat by those we have placed in office. Families and students are feeling the sharp edge of broken policy and austerity economics.Constants and variables, fuckhead. What's constant? Insane federal regs based on the suicidal leftist idea that all humans are identical. What's variable? Federal payments intended to compensate for the insane federal regs. Even at the max, these payments don't come anywhere near the cost of the insane regs. Now that Congress has finally and SANELY started to cut the payments, local schools are feeling the pinch. In engineering terms, the load is constant and the power source is discharging. Both political "sides" are focusing only on the battery. The Krugmanite "progressives" insist on more more more more more more more more more more more more more more more batteries, and the Randian "conservatives" want to remove all the batteries. Both wrong. Focus on the load. Part of it is needed for normal public education, but 1/3 of it is suicidal, planted by black-robed Soviet saboteurs in a deliberate and calculated attempt to SMASH civilization. Correct solution: Remove the unnecessary part of the load. Disobey federal regulations unless the feds pay 100% of the cost.
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.