December 31, 2009
What's Coming in 2010
In an effort to improve the prediction technology used here at Craigorian Chant, I was reviewing previous predictions posts, all of which can be accessed with this handy label. I think this one from last year holds up very well:
The Obama administration will do four things to annoy the crap out of me, and will do 15 things that just tickle me pink.
Too bad this one didn't:
I will miss the comic stylings of Sarah Palin, especial in these hard economic times.
How can I miss her if she never leaves!
I was strangely certain at the start of 2006 that Phil Angelides was going to become Governor of California in 2006, but otherwise my 2006 election prediction remains my best to date.
So what's next?
Avatar wins every special effect, sound, and technical Oscar available. They will even create new awards to give it. Screenplay? Not so much.
I will get a new job. Or become homeless. Could go either way at this point.
The Obama Administration will continue to tickle and annoy in the same ratio as in 2009.
Frozen Concentrated Orange Juice Futures. Invest now. You heard it here first.
The 2010 mid-terms elections are going to be largely a wash. Hundreds of millions spent, millions of words written, and the Congress is going to look pretty much the same, before and after.
Jerry Brown is going to become Governor. Again. Oh boy.
David Simon is going to have a new show. I'm going to be looking forward to it.
Very good public policy will continue to die a slow death in the Senate.
I will continue to get conservative bullshit e-mails forwarded to me, and I will try to not respond. I won't be able to help myself.
We will leave Iraq. It will be so anti-climatic you won't even believe it happened.
My apartment is getting clean. Today. It will not stay that way.
We will stay in Afghanistan. That's going to get dramatic.
Finally pushed to far, an aroused and heavily armed citizenry will finally fight back against the tyranny of the SociNaziTerrBama Administration. Hopefully the FBI arrests all three before they hurt anybody.
All Craigorian Chant readers will have a safe and happy New Year.
What do you think is going to happen?