Jean-Claude Juncker has given members of the European Commission strict instructions — he called it an “edict from the Mufti” when speaking to MEPs — not to hold any talks with Britain or visit the country until the U.K. government launches formal proceedings to leave the EU.You suspect that I'm colluding with ISIS to send terrorists into your midst? Well, by god, I'll show you who's ISIS! I'm the Mufti! = = = = = HOWEVER: Some refreshing exceptions to the rule are starting to appear, in small countries where the leaders are physically closer to reality. The prime ministers of Holland, Lithuania and even BELGIUM seem to understand the problem, at least verbally. Belgium's PM says: "We have to show that Europe brings a real added value that can be felt by our fellow citizens."
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.