The Seattle judge derided by President Donald Trump on Twitter after blocking Trump's executive order on immigration is known for his conservative legal views, for a record of helping disadvantaged children that includes fostering six of them, and for dramatically declaring "black lives matter" during a hearing on police reform in 2015. Judge James L. Robart, 69, was appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush in 2004, following a distinguished 30-year career in private practice that included his selection to the American College of Trial Lawyers, an honor bestowed on less than 1 percent of lawyers. The judge made the most high-profile ruling of his tenure Friday when he temporarily invalidated Trump's ban on travel to the U.S. from seven primarily Muslim nations. The ruling did not sit well with the president.The author seems to think there's something ironic or contradictory about a "conservative" opposing Trump. Nonsense. Trump is NOT a "conservative" and he's EXACTLY not a Bushian. Hillary was the "conservative" Bushian in this election. Hillary and Bush agreed with Soros on everything, and this "judge" agrees with Soros on everything. Trump disagrees with Soros on most things. There's no irony or contradiction at all. This perfectly Sorosian "judge" is following the BushClinton line. Immigration is wonderful because it starves and disemploys and rapes and kills Deplorables. Immigration is wonderful because it provides free disposable servants for Insatiables and free boytoys for priests and "foster parents".
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.