A Spokane jury took less than four hours to find Gail Gerlach not guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of Brendon Kaluza-Graham. Shortly after the jury's verdict was read, Gail and his wife Sharon embraced in the courtroom, looking visibly relieved.Civilization 1, Satan 0. A few hours later, the jury separately decided that the self-defense shooting was justified, which requires the idiot state to reimburse Gerlach for his legal costs. Civilization 2, Satan 0. It won't change things in the illegitimate "court" system. Persecuting Attorney Tucker will continue to serve Satan loyally. He is permanently and totally devoted to raw evil. But criminals, who are generally sane and capable of learning, will notice that their loyal accomplice and consigliere Tucker doesn't have the community on his side. I'm proud of this city.
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.