Trump, in an escalating feud with Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush, continued his assault on the legacy of former President George W. Bush. "Jeb said 'we were safe with my brother.' 'We were safe.' Well, the World Trade Center just fell down," Trump continued. "Now, am I trying to blame him? I'm not blaming anybody. But the World Trade Center came down. So when he said, 'we were safe' -- that's not safe. We lost 3,000 people."For the FIRST FUCKING TIME IN THIRTY FUCKING YEARS, major politicians are ACTUALLY DEBATING. They are making ARGUMENTS ON OPPOSITE SIDES of a hugely important question. This is not the universal Robust Debate, where both "sides" implicitly accept the same absolute genocidal lies and argue about how many trillions we must spend and how many millions we must kill to "solve" the infinitely false "problem". Trump is (as usual!) saying something TRUE. Jeb is (as always!) defending absolute lies. Jeb still doesn't know how to deal with .... Okay, okay, it's trite but unavoidable: Jeb, you can't handle the truth. Or more precisely, you've never encountered a truth-TELLER and you don't know how to handle a truth-TELLER. = = = = = Semi-related barking/nonbarking: I notice the mediasatans have tamped down their Two Centuries Hate against Trump. They're no longer using the word GAFFE for every true thing he says. Still CONTROVERSIAL, which means the same thing, but not GAFFE. But the brand-R talkers have NOT changed their tune in response to Trump's correct reading of the public mood. They're still running full Rand. I just heard a second-string Repoof talker say specifically and explicitly that you are a LOSER if you aren't making 50 million dollars. You're lazy and untalented. Of course it's fun to watch evil politicians choking on their own toxic goo, but I still keep hoping for a tiny twitch of intelligence from one "side" or the other. Stupid hope.
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.