The streets no longer roll up at 6 p.m., but some residents on the South Hill say Spokane is becoming the City that Never Sleeps – because it’s too bright. “You walk out in the street and it’s like a football stadium,” said Chris Oxford, a homeowner in the Rockwood neighborhood. On Monday, Avista replaced the sodium orange streetlight outside his house with a brighter, whiter LED bulb. “It just feels like you’re in a prison exercise yard,” Oxford said.You've never been in a prison exercise yard, richass Rockwood fuckhead. Prison exercise yards are not lit at all because inmates are kept inside at night. You're just an ungrateful richass Rockwood fuckhead. If it's too bright, you can easily afford shades or blinds. Install them. Use them. Or instruct your servants to install and use them. Of course ungrateful and richass and Rockwood and fuckhead are all the same word, so I'm a little inefficient here. Given the choice, NORMAL HUMANS prefer good clear white light. Orange makes things harder to recognize and creates a gloomy mood. Regardless of color, ANY streetlight is BETTER than NO streetlight. NORMAL HUMANS are grateful for streetlights regardless of color. Many bankrupt cities are turning off their streetlights because they can't afford the electricity. Why do I call this idiot classic? Listen and learn. Fibber, 1948. Same idiocy.
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.