Saturday, December 24, 2011

Christmas Eve Stocking Stuffers

Better than Hanes and tube socks
President Obama will defeat Mitt Romney 310-228 as the President offsets the losses of Indiana, Ohio, New Hampshire, and North Carolina by carrying the battleground western states of Nevada, New Mexico, and Colorado while holding onto Florida, thanks Rick Scott, and Virginia.
The Republican nomination picture will appear be cloudier at the end of January than it really is.  While Rom Paul, Mitt Romney, and Newt Gingrich will all claim victory during the early contests, Romney’s war chest, organization, and party backing will win the war of attrition long before the Florida convention.
Al-Assad will not be in power for long in Syria and neither will Saleh in Yemen.  Egypt will compete its parliamentary elections and then the battle will ensue as the military will resist giving up any control while the Muslim Brotherhood fights a two front battle with the military and the militant Salafists. 
The Netanyahu government in Israel will continue to be a disservice to the people of Israel as its anti-Palestinian policies will further isolate Israel. 
Sadly the U.S. news media will pay more attention to the Kardashians, American Idol, Justin Bieber, J-Lo, and other celebrity bullshit instead of covering critical issues like education, the environment, voter suppression, and poverty.
Things will be looking up in Arizona in 2012 as Jon Kyl retires and America’s Worst Sheriff Joe Arpaio resigns in discgrace.
The Supreme Court will uphold the Affordable Care Act while striking down key provisions of the Arizona anti-immigration law, also known as SB-1070.  The rationale will be based solely on precedence for the former and the constitution for the latter.
The U.S. economy will chug along at 2-2.5 % GDP growth while unemployment hovers around 8.3%;this is in spite of strong economic headwinds form the Eurozone recession.
What won’t happen:  Criminal charges against any Wall Street or GSE executives for their part in the financial collapse of 2008?
Turkey will be the most significant party in the Middle East with respect to containing Iran and brokering the leadership of transition in Syria.
Tiger will win the Masters, the Saints will win the Super Bowl, the Angels will win the World Series, the Heat will win the NBA title, the Bruins will win the Stanley Cup, and at least 10 professional athletes will get charged with a violent crime.
Hollywood will continue to make big budget comic book based films written by teenage boys on an iPad.
I will continue to mock, snark, tweet, blog, comment, challenge, argue, and debate with the usual concoction of sarcasm, cynicism, realism, optimism, and secularism.
…and to all a good night.

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