Archive for the ‘Predictions’ Category

The Tinfoil Hat Crowd Now Controls the GOP

“We have a problem in this country, it’s called Muslims.” proclaimed an angry bigoted man man at a Trump campaign event last Thursday. “We know our current president IS one” he snarks. “Right!”, responds the current GOP front-runner. “Wasn’t even born in America, YOU know THAT!” continues the supporter. “We have Training Camps growing, where […]


September 21, 2015
Posted in: Election, General, Predictions, Racism, Right-wing Facism, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me

21 Things I (Re)learned From the GOP Debates

All SEVENTEEN Republican presidential candidates took part in at least one of three GOP debates last week (one on CSPAN & two on Fox.) I don’t know how many of you also watched the full 2-hour Prime Time GOP debate on Fox last Thursday, but I definitely wasn’t surprised by anything I heard (other than the […]


August 10, 2015
Posted in: Election, Party of Life, Politics, Predictions, Religion, rewriting history, Taxes

Party That Swift-Boated John Kerry in 2004 is Outraged By Trump’s Attack on McCain

Maybe you remember this from 2004:   Attendees at the 2004 RNC Convention mocking Sen John Kerry’s Purple Heart by wearing “Purple Heart Band-Aids” and claiming his injuries were little more than a scratch. Campaign officials told Conventioneers to stop, but Bush/Cheney never publicly condemned them.   “Donald Trump Slams John McCain’s Military Service!”  The […]


July 20, 2015
Posted in: Election, Politics, Predictions, Right-Wing Hypocrisy

Beginning of the End for Religious Bigotry Laws

Last weeks’ historic Supreme Court ruling declaring no legal basis to justify discrimination against Same-Sex couples was condemned by every single GOP presidential hopeful (sans Rand Paul who has a history of waiting to test the political mood before commenting on controversial issues) as being in violation of “religious liberty” laws protecting the right of bigots to […]


June 29, 2015
Posted in: Civil Rights, Partisanship, Predictions, Religion, Seems Obvious to Me, Unconstitutional

Mugsy’s Annual Predictions for 2015

This is arguably my favorite posting duty of the year, where I get to ridicule the so-called “psychics”, blast Conservative prognosticators, a look back at my own routinely successful record of predicting (averaging around 60%), followed by my own predictions for the coming year. Sure, I’ve had my good years (75% in 2008) and my bad (20% […]


December 29, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Election, General, Money, Predictions

Plunge in Oil Prices Foretells Looming Economic Disaster. Aribrary pricing can go up easier than it came down.

During the 2000 presidential campaign, after oil climbed a whopping 72cents in one day (yes, that’s sarcasm) to $33.05/barrel, causing gasoline prices to hit an “unthinkable” $1.68/gallon nationally, Interstate “long-haul” truckers across the country threatened to go on strike saying that the soaring price of fuel was putting them out of business. Naturally, the leading […]


December 8, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Greed, Money, Predictions, Seems Obvious to Me

Electorate Votes Big for Progressive Policies (and the people least likely to implement them)

What conclusions can be drawn from an electorate that voted overwhelmingly for Progressive policies in last Tuesday’s election only to also vote for the people LEAST likely to implement them? In EVERY state where raising the Minimum Wage was on the ballot, all Deep-RED states, it won. In EVERY state where marijuana legalization was on the […]


November 10, 2014
Posted in: Election, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Rants, Seems Obvious to Me, voting

Is Anyone Surprised Republicans Are Talking Impeachment?

I had been thinking it for years before I tweeted last January: “Reminder on importance of 2014 mid-terms: GOP impeached Clinton his final two years. #MtP”. And like swallows returning to Capistrano, the GOP seems to think that “impeachment” is a perfectly acceptable response to circumventing every Democratic presidency in its sixth year. They’ve been looking […]


July 28, 2014
Posted in: Election, fake scandals, Middle East, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Right-Wing Insanity, Seems Obvious to Me, Unconstitutional

Ukraine in Chaos. Could Syria Become a Proxy War?

Ukraine exploded in violence last week. At the same time, a chemical gas attack against rebels may or may not have been committed by Syria (we must consider the possibility that some psychotic and/or desperate rebel faction/individual released a homemade chemical weapon against their own people in order to draw the U.S. into the Syrian conflict (now […]


April 14, 2014
Posted in: Middle East, National Security, Predictions, Right-Wing Insanity, War

Let’s Not Be So Quick to Vilify the Flight 370 Pilots Before the Facts Are In

I‘ve been quite bothered these past few weeks over the way everyone… both on the Right AND the Left… seems to be leaping to conclusions about what exactly happened to Malaysia Flight370 that disappeared without a trace nearly two weeks ago (as I write this, ships & spotter planes are racing to the Indian Ocean to examine what […]


March 24, 2014
Posted in: fake scandals, Predictions, Rants

Mugsy’s Annual Predictions for 2014: No more predictions for Syria (kinda)

I never put any stock in “13” being an “unlucky number”, but after the year I just had, one can’t help but wonder. My predictions for 2013 were a bit rushed. I cranked them out at the last minute as I spent my days preoccupied trying to save the life of my beloved cat “Lefty”. One year […]


December 30, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Election, General, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Religion, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes, voting, War

Guest Op/Ed: The Hunting Of Yet Another President

They’re going to impeach President Obama. I don’t know what their justification will be yet. The right is still obsessed with Benghazi so it might be that (wanna have some fun, ask a winger exactly what happened at Benghazi that they’re pissed about). It might be something to do with the budget. Maybe they’ll find […]


October 23, 2013
Posted in: Guest Blogger, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Right-wing Facism