Archive for the ‘Predictions’ Category

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 Suspicious Clinton bounce repealed.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

Mugsy’s Annual Predictions for 2015

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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% […]

 
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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.

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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 […]

 
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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)

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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 […]

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

Is Anyone Surprised Republicans Are Talking Impeachment?

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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 […]

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