New Zealand's Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse said in a speech that the government was unapologetic that industries relying on overseas workers are finding it harder to recruit people from abroad. "We are absolutely committed to the principle of kiwis first," he said, using an informal term for New Zealanders.Hmm. I thought NZ and AU were havens for Globalist fuckheads. All the fashionable people who hated "Trump" were planning to emigrate to NZ and AU, where all borders are open. Now that "Trump" has turned out to be Hillary, the fuckheads can stay here without being hypocrites for once. Bad for us, good for NZ and AU.
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.