Part of the Standing Rock reservation is in Bishop David Kagan’s Diocese of Bismarck. Christopher Dodson, executive director of the North Dakota Catholic Conference, said the bishop did not have a position on the protests or the pipeline, because it was not a black-and-white issue with a clear Catholic angle. The underlying issues were enormously complicated, he added, and the main issue was to solve them in a way that was peaceful and respected the rights of everybody. However, he said Bishop Kagan was deeply concerned about the diocese’s school on the reservation, which had seen a 60% drop in donations since the protests started, and the welfare of the Lakota children.Demonic "bishops", receiving their beloved demonsilver from Soros and serving Soros loyally as always, failed to notice that MOST of their money comes from normal sane non-demonic Catholics who don't like to see their "bishops" sucking Satan's long redhot dick. Thanks, Ralph! The protest is NOT about "sacred firstses nationses indigenous religions" anyway. It's just an attempt by the rich Standing Rock tribe to maximize tourist dollars at its casinos and marinas.
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.