Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

Over at RightWisconsin, they asked for sixteen predictions for 2016. With tongue planted firmly in cheek, I joined other RightWisconsin contributors in trying to see the future. Among the predictions: Justice Rebecca Bradley will defeat JoAnne Kloppenburg. Liberals will blame redistricting. I wonder how many liberals will get the joke. By the way, I checked […]

Political pundits often make political predictions and are never held accountable for them. My predictions are often no better than anyone else’s predictions and they’re often made tongue-in-cheek. However, every year I review the previous year’s predictions because physical self-mortification in public is frowned upon while in it’s written form it is considered entertainment. At […]

RightWisconsin contributors were asked to make three predictions regarding the coming year. I looked into the crystal ball and made predictions about Kevin Kennedy, right-to-work and Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate. CJ Szafir of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty makes the following prediction, and I hope he is right: New laws passed in […]

Each year I consult the magic martini shaker to make a list of predictions and then, because I’m a masochist, I revisit them at the end of the year to see how well I did. This year I did better than most. Any better, and TLC channel will offer me a reality television show as […]

Every year I make a list of predictions, and every year we check last year’s predictions. This year I consulted my spirit guide Joan, a bartender I knew in a previous life, to help me see deep into the future (or at least the next few months). After rubbing the magic martini shaker, I began […]

Each year I make a list of predictions, and each year we examine where I went wrong. Unfortunately the end of the Mayan calendar did not mean the end of the world, so we have 50 predictions to sort through. It might be easier to don the sackcloth and walk barefoot through Canterbury while being […]

Time for predictions. Every year I make them and then (unlike  most other pundits) we check them again at the end of the year to see just how good they were. It’s hard to imagine a year more fraught with peril for prognosticators than 2012. The good news is the world is going to end […]

Every year I make a list of predictions for the coming year. The idea is to create a list of things that have a reasonable probability of occurring to provoke discussion on things that interest me, only to watch my predictions fall apart by the end of the year. Time once again to look at […]

Time once again to look back at the predictions of last January.  Robert Heinlein’s character Lazarus Long said that Cassandra did not get nearly the kicking she deserved.  Well, I hope I deserve better. My predictions, 29 for 2009, are below, and the results are in italics. 1. Beer and alcohol prices will increase substantially […]

29 for 2009 Each year I make a set of predictions and at the end of the year we get to make fun of them. As usual, these are for entertainment purposes only. Using them for wagering or making life-critical decisions is not only not recommended, but may also be hazardous. As I gaze in […]