White flight — to Russia?

Russia may well be the last country that says, “We’re white and that’s the way we’re staying.”  This gets me to thinking, how can Putin put that situation to his most disruptive advantage?  You just know Putin is wondering the same thing, if he hasn’t already settled on an answer to that question.

Here is one possible idea: A special whites-only program to encourage immigration from the U.S. to Russia.  This could include special help in finding jobs and housing as well as Russian literacy classes.  You think I am nuts?  Sure, I might be.  But consider these tidbits: Russia is the largest country in the world by area, but ranks only ninth in population.  They have lots of space.  That population rank is misleading though, as Russia is one of the few countries with a declining population.  Its population has dropped by an estimated 2.3 million people in just the last three years.

Putin could even enhance the program by giving special preferences to would-be immigrants with specific knowledge and skills that would help the Russian economy.  People with backgrounds in areas like computer technology and fossil fuel exploration and drilling might find themselves receiving additional signing bonuses and accelerated paths to full citizenship.  There are many ways the Russians could sweeten the pot and drain away some skills and brains from the U.S.  It might be quite easy to make a bunch of white supremacist Americans feel quite happy and comfortable in comparatively lily-white Russia.

Of course, this is pure speculation.  However, as the U.S. population becomes ever less white, Trump’s racist base may find themselves embracing Putin and Russia even more than Trump has.

How Republicans do math

So my local congressional representative, one Vern Buchanan, sent an email out to constituents asking how they feel about Trump’s latest Supreme Court nominee.  After responding, this is the summary I was sent of the responses to date.  This image is a screen grab and has not been edited in any way.

Vern Buchanan SCOTUS Poll Results

This math must have been done by the same folks who figured out the tax cut that helped al the wealthy, screwed the average person, and is driving the deficit up by over a trillion dollars.  Have I mentioned lately that Buchanan loves to submit a balanced budget amendment every year?  Who does he think he is fooling?

Buchanan needs to go.  We need a new representative.

The main reasons Trump will meet with Kim

It is my belief that there are two primary reasons why Trump has agreed to meet with Kim Jong Un.  I believe the timing worked out well for Trump, allowing him to use the announcement as a distraction from the latest round of chaos and malfeasance associated with both his own behavior and the troubles associated with those surrounding him.

Secondly, I think he finds the idea of meeting with Kim Jong Un rather attractive.  Kim is one of the handful of world leaders that Trump truly admires and respects.  Trump has always praised Putin, and recently expressed his approval for China’s removing term limits from President Xi.  But Kim Jong Un is the autocrat’s autocrat.  I have no doubt that Trump is jealous of Kim being to dispose of opponents by having them executed on a whim (by anti-aircraft gun, no less).  Don’t you think he would have fired that gun at Jeff Sessions and Robert Mueller by now if he could?  You know he would.

Anyway, the point is that Trump wants to hang with people who already have what he aspires to.  Trump has to contend with the rule of law, he envies people like Kim who can say “My word is law.”