New Year’s Open Thread

I’ll make some predictions for 2013:

Does the fact that we’re entering the teens mean we’ll become moody and easily depressed?

Just wait till next year!  A thing always said by Chargers fans.  As they went 7-9 this season, they are keeping to their usual level.  But, the other thing all Chargers fans say – next year we’ll be 14-2 and go on to win the Super Bowl!

Chris Christie will be re-elected governor of New Jersey.  He’ll immediately be talked up as the front-runner for the 2016 GOP nomination.  This will be completely ignored by the Republican leadership who will be on the lookout for someone much more moderate and centrist than those crazy, TEA Party right-wingers we nominated in 2008 and 2012.

New York City Council Speaker (its that large that it needs a Speaker?) Christine Quinn, if she decides to run, will be elected Mayor of New York…unless she winds up squaring off with potential GOP candidate, and former Madam, Kristin M. Davis.  Given a choice between a political hack who will run on the fact that she’s gay and a madam, I think New Yorkers might go for the madam.

It will be announced some time in March or April that we are back in recession…just about the time we start to emerge from it (it started back in July or so).

When the I-pad 5 gets released I’ll once again fail to rush out and buy it.

The Syrian Civil War will come to a (temporary) end as the Assad regime crumbles…Civil War II will involve a battle between barbarians to decide who gets to rule over the carcass.

Hillary will be forced to cancel her Benghazi testimony over a terrible case of the hiccups.

In an effort to stave off bankruptcy, California will offer to sell Bakersfield to Nevada. Nevada will counter with an offer to cut cards for double or nothing.

In order to keep his promise for openness and transparency in his Administration, Obama will propose the creation of a Ministry of Truth.

Iran will announce that the earth-shattering kaboom was most emphatically not a nuclear test.

Obama will believe them.

The Department of Health and Human Services will announce that celibate religious orders will be required to provide health insurance covering birth control.  Oh, wait…that was a 2012 prediction.

Did the 2012 apocalypse disappoint you?  Well, cheer up:  only 3 years left until the Gorpocalypse!

What are your predictions for 2013?

28 thoughts on “New Year’s Open Thread

  1. Retired Spook December 31, 2012 / 12:34 am

    Hillary will be forced to cancel her Benghazi testimony over a terrible case of the hiccups.

    The hiccups will have to wait till her blood clot is cleared up.

    I predict that the Fed will continue to monetize the debt, but since the Fed also controls the interest rate, interest rates will stay at zero, and there will be no inflation. Everything will be sunshine and roses, and Obama will issue an executive order repealing the 22nd Amendment.

    • M. Noonan December 31, 2012 / 12:53 am

      …and Republicans will put a plank in the 2016 platform stating that next time they’ll oppose Obama running for a 4th term…

    • neocon01 December 31, 2012 / 6:04 pm

      . He would not elaborate on the location of the clot but said Clinton

      I predict she cant sit for the next week….LOL

  2. GMB December 31, 2012 / 1:34 am

    The first two, seriously doubt them.

    Last four, assuredly.

    Gan si du!!!

  3. M. Noonan December 31, 2012 / 9:18 am

    And ObamaCare will lower healthcare costs and the Islamists will start to love us…

  4. Retired Spook December 31, 2012 / 10:23 am


    The first one is actually doable. All BLS has to do is remove another 10 million people from the workforce.

    • neocon01 December 31, 2012 / 5:41 pm

      I predict …….
      al Ubama will publicly, on national television -admit he is a marxist, muslim, usurper, who fraudulently ran for office, is gay, engineered the destruction of our economy through cloward-piven strategy, and RESIGNS.

      I also predicted the end of the world on 12/21/12 🙂

  5. J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock) December 31, 2012 / 10:45 am

    I predict the most popular (by far) bumper sticker in 2013 will be:


  6. Retired Spook December 31, 2012 / 12:16 pm

    I see James’ predictions have been deleted, but I’d like to respond to his prediction that unemployment would be down to 6% and economic growth would be at 3% by this time next year. James displays incredible economic ignorance with such a prediction. Economists general agree that sustained GDP growth of 5% is necessary to reduce unemployment by 1%. To get the unemployment rate from 7.7% to 6% by next January, economic growth would have to be over 8% for all of 2013.

    James had several posts deleted for various reasons including profanity, racism and constant personal attacks, with repeated warnings that this would become permanent if he continued. He would return with a mild post or two and when these were accepted he would return to the things that got him deleted. He was finally told that no post of his would be allowed to remain. //Moderator

  7. dbschmidt December 31, 2012 / 3:10 pm

    That Liberals have an “awakening” where they actually read, understand, and want to uphold the US Constitution, Bill of Rights, and other founding documents against the tyranny that has been overrunning those same documents since Woodrow Wilson.

    • dbschmidt December 31, 2012 / 3:11 pm

      Oops, sorry ~ this is an open thread for predictions and not a wish list. Oh Well.

  8. dbschmidt December 31, 2012 / 3:24 pm

    For a prediction (although doubtful) is that the MSM, Congresscritters, and Liberals in general get schooled in the terminology of weapons. e.g. “assault weapon” does not mean a scary looking semi-automatic–it requires a fire selector switch that goes safe-single fire-three round burst-full automatic. These are not part of the general population (IIRC, around 1932); however, if you have approximately $15,000 in application fees, can withstand a six-month investigation into every aspect of your miserable life, and are approved–you might be able to buy one~if you can afford the price.

    • neocon01 December 31, 2012 / 6:09 pm


      I predict none of the MSM or congress critter morons will ever understand … NONE other than the M1 have “CLIPS”, ALL the rest have MAGAZINES…..

    • tiredoflibbs January 1, 2013 / 8:27 am

      DB, there you go again using LOGIC and FACT against the Democrats and their mindless drones for their emotionally charged “never let a crisis go to waste” agenda!

      From day one, obAMATEUR has POLITICIZED these isolated tragedies. And it is just as sickening that the democrats, the leftist propaganda media and the mindless lemmings go along with it. Anyone who tries to object, with logic and reason, is labeled as heartless and is politicizing this tragedy!

      This divisive administration is following Alinsky to the letter!

    • neocon01 December 31, 2012 / 6:01 pm

      RBP has left the house………

  9. J. R. Babcock (@JRBabcock) December 31, 2012 / 5:26 pm

    Forget about the fiscal cliff. Forget about the truth behind Benghazi. Kimmie is having Kanye’s baby.

    • neocon01 December 31, 2012 / 5:35 pm


      DAMN ya beat me to it LOL

      Kimmie is having Kanye’s baby.

  10. Jeremiah December 31, 2012 / 7:20 pm

    For most of us, tomorrow is New Year’s day, but for Congress, especially the Democrats and the President, its Ram-A-Sham.

    I predict that in 2013 the Democrats and Obama will do away with the Constitution, and replace it with the Communist Manifesto.

    And, as others have said, they will ram through gun control.

    And, we will look like Syria, or Somolia, or someplace like that within the next 4 years.

    • Jeremiah January 1, 2013 / 11:56 pm

      Awesome video, Spook, Awesome! 🙂

  11. Jeremiah January 2, 2013 / 3:07 am

    “Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do same.
    I have a saying, that “the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide.” No president in history has spent millions of dollars to keep his records and his past sealed.

    And what the two of them have shared has been proved to be lies. He lied about when and how they met, he lied about his mother’s death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father’s military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nausea. He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today.

    He opposed rulings that protected women and children that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to Israel. His wife treats being the First Lady as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement – as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.

    I don’t like them, and I neither apologize nor retreat from my public condemnation of them and of his policies. We should condemn them for the disrespect they show our people, for his willful and unconstitutional actions pursuant to obeying the Constitutional parameters he is bound by, and his willful disregard for Congressional authority.

    Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their constantly playing the race card.

    It is my intention to do all within my ability to ensure their reign is one term. I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them, as they did President Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people, as these two are permitted out of fear for their color.

    As I wrote in a syndicated column titled, “Nero In The White House” – “Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood…

    Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation, and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement – while America’s people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.”

    Please attribute quotes and when possible provide links. There is no indication of who wrote this or when. //Moderator

    • Jeremiah January 2, 2013 / 11:57 am

      This was written by Mychal Massie. And I wholeheartedly agree.

      Sorry I could not find a link.

      • Amazona January 2, 2013 / 8:14 pm

        Jeremiah, I had read this somewhere and am glad to have its authorship confirmed and a link to it.

      • Jeremiah January 2, 2013 / 8:30 pm

        Not a problem, Amazona. I’ll be sure and do that in the future. I’m sorry I could not find a link to the other.

  12. ricorun January 3, 2013 / 6:36 pm

    And now for something totally different, and completely apolitical: if you’re like me and have invested in a gazillion festive mini lights over the years, and especially if you don’t have the time and/or inclination to sit down and test every freakin’ string of lights, bulb-by-bulb, but still can’t bring yourself to throw away the strings that don’t work, this thing is amazing!

    FWIW, I bought mine at Home Depot for $9.95 in an after-Christmas clearance. But even if I had to pay the Amazon price I’d still think it was worth it.

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