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Offline franksolich

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primitives gaze into crystal ball
« on: July 29, 2008, 04:21:54 PM »
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Oh my.

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onenote  Donating Member  (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-29-08 11:40 AM
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Predictions. And feel free to add your own.
   
Over the past couple of weeks, I've seen any number of predictions posted here on DU. So why shouldn't I get in on the fun. Here are a set of predictions. Feel free to comment. And add your own if you'd like:

1. Chimpy will not stay in office past the scheduled end of his term in January 2009.

2. The US will not attack Iran with nuclear weapons between now and the end of chimpy's term. Neither will Israel.

3. Chimpy will not be impeached, before he leaves office or after. And he won't be indicted or charged with any criminal acts here in the US and he will never be required to stand trial before any international tribunal. Same goes for Cheney.

4. Gas prices will not drop below $3.00 between now and election day.

5. Obama will not win all 50 states. I pray that he wins the election, but its too early to predict the outcome other than to predict that it will be relatively close (i.e. closer than 1980 and 1984 and probably closer than 1988).

6. The Democrats will make substantial gains in the House and Senate. Pelosi will remain as speaker and Reid will remain Majority Leader.

7. The stock market will not drop below 9000 between now and the end of the year. It probably won't even drop below 10,000.

8. The Washington Nationals will not win the World Series.

There you go. Have at it.

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Warpy  Donating Member  (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-29-08 11:42 AM
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1. I think the market is likely to dip below 10,000 but I find the rest of your predictions to be likely--some of them depressingly so.

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BOSSHOG  Donating Member  (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-29-08 11:44 AM
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3. Trent Lott's Senate seat will go Big (D) in November

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Tandalayo_Scheisskopf  Donating Member  (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-29-08 11:45 AM
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4. I am gonna have to disagree on gas prices:
   
NYMEX Oil is down 4.10 today, to 120.63, Gas is at 3.00, both dropping, for August delivery. It ain't even lunchtime.

The air is leaving the energy bubble, because the air is leaving the large institutional investors, they recognize they have trashed the economy, and they need cash. Now.

On edit, regarding Obama: Something moved this week. Something changed with the MSM, when we found Andrea Mitchell, the NYT and others calling McCain a liar, essentially. Because the McCain campaign was calling the press liars on stories they had reported. In watching clips of Mitchell on TV, you could see real smoldering anger behind her eyes. Somehow, some way, something changed with this and it changed, subtly, the perceptions of the MSM.

Don't discount this. Mitchell is a tone-setter in the press. She has far more power than she deserves. But there you go.

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El Pinko  Donating Member  (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-29-08 11:48 AM
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8. I agree with all your predictions except the stock market.
   
The market is going to go in the crapper big-time, but not as badly as our overall economy.

Sadly, if Obama wins, he will get much of the blame, even though he doesn't deserve it.

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scheming daemons  Donating Member  (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-29-08 03:42 PM
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16. Wow... all of your predictions are actually probable events... way to go out on a limb
   
I predict the sun will come up tomorrow

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QuestionAll  Donating Member  (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-29-08 04:34 PM
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20. john mccain will not be the republican candidate by election day.

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onenote  Donating Member  (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-29-08 04:41 PM
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23. Damn, I forgot that one. My prediction: McCain will be the candidate on election day.
   
Thanks for reminding me!!

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laststeamtrain  Donating Member  (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-29-08 04:45 PM
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27. I don't know what it will be called but...
   
...there will be a Social Democratic (or Democratic Socialist) political party in the US.

Once established it will very quickly become a major force in American politics.

Next year? Five years? Ten? Don't know. But it'll happen.

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Tierra_y_Libertad  Donating Member  (1000+ posts) Tue Jul-29-08 04:46 PM
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28. Obama will pick another moderate as VP.
   
Unfortunately.

Now, the terror primitive confuses me.

Barry "Goldwater" Obama already picked one person, a moderate, to run with him?

And Barry "Goldwater" Obama's going to pick another person, another moderate, to run with him?

Surely the terror primitive does not mean to suggest the rabid wild-eyed extremist left-wing Barry "Goldwater" Obama is a "moderate".  Surely not.
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Re: primitives gaze into crystal ball
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 04:59:42 PM »
I predict that no matter what predictions come to pass, the DUmbasses will still be angry, hateful, resentful losers.


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Re: primitives gaze into crystal ball
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2008, 05:02:44 PM »
I predict sometimes next March or April Obama Hussein will be ask to move out of the way after he accidentally walks into a photo shoot taking place in a hallway in the Capitol building.  

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Re: primitives gaze into crystal ball
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 05:57:54 PM »
I predict sometimes next March or April Obama Hussein will be ask to move out of the way after he accidentally walks into a photo shoot taking place in a hallway in the Capitol building. 

That's funny!!  I don't care who you are.


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Re: primitives gaze into crystal ball
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 06:01:50 PM »
One Note seems to be, at least, rational. Wrong, but rational nonetheless. Seems like it's a veiled attempt to slam all of the conspiracy theorists at the DUmp.
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