Archive for the ‘Predictions’ Category

Will Trump Resolve His Business Conflicts Before His Inauguration? Doubtful.

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During the primaries, Trump dismissed potential conflicts of interest between his business and being president by minimizing the importance of his business. Yet, he can’t bring himself to liquidate his empire.

 
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November 28, 2016
Posted in: Greed, Money, myth busting, National Security, Predictions, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, Unconstitutional

Mugsy’s Electoral Predictions (2016 edition)

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There are 12 states labeled “toss ups”. But really, there are only four, and Trump’s only path to victory is if he sweeps them.

 
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November 7, 2016
Posted in: Election, Predictions, Seems Obvious to Me, voting

The Most Frightening Thing This Election is that One Of Them Will Win

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Happy Halloween. And with the latest round of “scandals” ping-ponging between the candidates each week (Trump’s sexual misconduct, now Hillary’s emails), the more I dread what’s in store for us over the next four years (notice I did NOT say “four to eight” years.) Last February, despite being an enthusiastic Bernie supporter, I conceded that if the choice […]

 
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October 31, 2016
Posted in: Election, Politics, Predictions, Rants

CNN Poll: 51 Percent of Hillary Vote is Just Anti-Trump. What happens if Romney goes indie?

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Republicans are actively courting Mitt Romney to run as an Independent just as a new poll reveals more than half of Clinton’s support comes from the “anti-Trump” vote.

 
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May 9, 2016
Posted in: Election, Politics, Predictions

Claims Hillary Has Better Chance of Winning Not Only False, but now moot amid GOP chaos

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For months now, many Clinton supporters have been citing Hillary’s chances of defeating Trump in the General election in November as their reason for voting for her. They just don’t believe that an admitted “Democratic Socialist” can win the election. As far as I’m aware, there has never been an official poll taken of Clinton supporters […]

 
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March 21, 2016
Posted in: Election, myth busting, Predictions, Seems Obvious to Me

Cruz Comfortably Beats Trump in Iowa. Dems still too close to call. Suspicious Clinton bounce repealed.

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Going into the wee hours of the morning, I was watching Hillary Clinton’s delegate lead shrink all night, when around 9pm CST, with 18% of precincts left to go, leading by only 11 delegates, the Clinton campaign declared victory despite all the pollsters saying it was “too close to call.” Her lead continued to shrink with every update. By […]

 
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February 2, 2016
Posted in: Election, General, Politics, Predictions, voting

Predictions for 2016

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Our annual “Predictions for the Coming Year” edition. A little schadenfreude as we laugh at the predictions of others, grade how I did last year, and prognosticate what’s to come in 2016.

 
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December 28, 2015
Posted in: Election, Politics, Predictions

CORRECTION UPDATE on Last Week’s Jobs Report

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I‘m on sabbatical this week, but a quick follow-up on last weeks “expectation” that the October Jobs Report was going to be “disappointing” to say the least, only for it to in fact be spectacular. Serves me right for listening to pundits of the Obama Administration. One of the main reasons for the pundits expecting a […]

 
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November 9, 2015
Posted in: Economy, Jobs, Predictions

The Tinfoil Hat Crowd Now Controls the GOP

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“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 […]

 
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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

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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 […]

 
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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

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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 […]

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

Beginning of the End for Religious Bigotry Laws

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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 […]

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