Friday, January 12, 2007

Late to the New Year's Party (Predictions)

Okay so I did okay last year. This year my sports predictions will likely not be so rosy. There is no way I would have picked the Tigers to do as well as they did. Even though they did not win it all, beating the Yankees was pretty nice to watch. So, anyway, let's give it a go.

World: Pat Robertson is wrong! The world will likely still be here next year. (If you are reading this in January of 2008, then this prediction holds.) [Note from LAguy: And if you're wrong, no one will be around to read it--pretty safe.]

Politics: Democrats get a lot of what they want accomplished. Repubs are accommodating on most fronts and only fight one or two issues. Bush threatens but still does not use his veto.

Economics: Good year for business. Soft landing as they say. Stock market looking beyond 2007 to the election year takes a breather through the summer.

Sports: Pistons don't even make the playoffs. Tigers have a commendable but not pennant winning year. Wolverine fans again awake with a hangover for the New Year.

Religion: The religion of peace keeps making new humans at a pace faster than anyone else and their influence spreads. Flash points continue everytime anyone says anything true about them.

Medicine: Major breakthrough in genetic therapy (for a specific disease) is announced. World awaits breathlessly to see if it will have practical value. Health care politics do not result in any reform.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nightmare last words: "Not only is the world ending but sadly Pat Robertson was right."

10:41 AM, January 13, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I disagree on just one point: I do think Bush will veto a stem-cell bill.

But I'm not certain. One of the biggest mysteries for me is Bush's real interior convictions on matters of faith and the "social conservative" issues. I would bet that he's sincere (indeed, I suppose I have), but I can't say I'm certain about this. I can't rule out the idea that the Bush family cynically staged his entire conversion two decades ago.

7:47 PM, January 14, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pistons don't make the playoffs? Would you like to put money on that?

7:51 PM, January 14, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone else think, Pat Robertson made a self-fulfilling prophecy- he's sitting on a ton of nutcake money- er, contributions from persons with deeply held spiritual views- and he could at least take Virginia Beach down if he doesn't like what Nancy P and the boys are doing..

9:35 AM, January 15, 2007  

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