Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Prediction Contest

Since every talking head is into making prognostications for the new year, we might as well jump on the bandwagon. Reverend Pat Robertson has chimed in with his prediction of a catastrophic terrorist attack on US soil in the latter part of the year. God has told him so.

I would like to invite you to post your predictions for the year 2007.

These are mine. No, God hasn't told me any of these.

  • John Edwards will emerge as the front runner for the Democratic nomination and John McCain for the Republican party. Yawn...

  • NASDAQ will approach a whopping 2,600 while DOW struggles to harbor around 12,700 before dipping to 12,000 (Note to investors: This means you should dump all of your NASDAQ stocks and load up on DOW. My market predictions are always wrong, and if you do the exact opposite, you are guaranteed to double your portfolio in no time).

  • So I predict that my market predictions will be wrong again.

  • We will see more of the same in Iraq (too depressing to elaborate on why)

  • Every single one of Nicole Kidman movies will be a blockbuster. God has told me so. In the offing are (pay attention now)

    • The Invasion: Kidman is a psychiatrist who through her brilliance uncovers the origin of an alien epidemic. This jaw dropping release will leave you stunned and begging for more of Nicole.

    • His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass: This is an adaptation of the first volume in , you guested it, the His Dark Materials trilogy. I have no idea what role Nicole Kidman will be playing, but I am sure it will be yet another breathtaking epic performance from this epic actress.

  • Pat Robertson's dire prediction of a massive terrorist attack on US soil will crash and burn (pardon the pun).

  • If, heaven forbid, a terrorist attack materializes, Pat will of course pat himself on the back for making that call (excuse the lame pun).

  • If not, he will credit himself for having pleaded with God and changing His mind at the last minute to spare the country the trauma of another 9-11 style attack.

  • Either way, we will hear from him again.


At January 03, 2007 6:18 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

John Edwards knows a lot about poverty, after all, he's helped throw a lot of people into it with:

- his co-sponsorship of H-1b visas,

- his support for illegal aliens,

- his vote for MFN-China

but what about stuff like iraq war and the patriot act?

well, he voted for them too

About the only think you can say for Edwards is, he spent so much time running for president that he didnt have time to do more damage as senator

You've got to ask yourself - 'what did he do, with the power he had, when he had it?

At January 03, 2007 7:57 AM, Blogger Jeje said...

I predict Nicole Kidman will be playing Mrs. Coulter in that movie.
That's all.

At January 03, 2007 8:09 AM, Blogger Mike said...

I think your predictions are probably going to be on the money-- especially the Pat Robertson ones ;)

At January 03, 2007 8:31 AM, Blogger David Cho said...

Ah, it was you, Jeje. I was struggling to remember where I had heard of His Dark Materials first, and you blogged about it.

Thanks Mike. Any predictions of your own?

At January 03, 2007 8:56 AM, Blogger A thinker said...

Maybe I've said it before, but happy new year, David.

Well, we'll see if any of your predictions come true...

At January 03, 2007 9:07 AM, Blogger DaveShack said...

I predict Barak Obama will be the Democratic nominee.

I predict only mild rises in DOW and Nasdaq this year.

I predict a mild decline in SoCal property values by the end of the year.

I predict cooling relations between N. Korea and China, perhaps some threats from NK against China.

I predict that Nicole Kidman will play the role of an clever and terrible child-stealer that works for a shadow arm of the church.

I predict a counter-revolution in Iran.

At January 03, 2007 9:53 AM, Blogger Amber said...

Two predictions ... one that you will be proved right on the Pat R. thing, and 2, that "the Best Dog in the World" blog will break all records for the most number of readers.

At January 03, 2007 10:33 AM, Blogger Gary Means said...

I predict that Hillary will eventually beat out the other Democratic candidates because she has so much money, is a brilliant and ruthless politician, and because I believe she has hidden political capital that she will leverage. Did I already mention that she's ruthless?

I predict that George W. Bush will go through 2007 never once correctly pronouncing the word "nuclear".

Our troop level in Iraq will escalate, but it will not be the temporary "surge" that Bush's advisors are advocating.

Obama's earlier writings will harm him as the Hillary dirty tricks team exploits that weakness. Here's a quote about him where Obama acknowledges that he used cocaine as a high school student but rejected heroin. "Pot had helped, and booze; maybe a little blow when you could afford it. Not smack, though," he says.

Rosie O'Donnell will be an obnoxious loudmouth and Britney Spears will behave like an ignorant slut.

Rosie O'Donnell will star in the upcoming made-for-tv movie, "The Roseanne Barr story".

At January 03, 2007 11:37 AM, Blogger J.OTIS MERSTER said...

Because of TrimFit, or TrimSlim, or whatever she endorses to loose weight (and apparently brain cells), I think Anna Nicole Smith will grow a beard.

At January 03, 2007 4:54 PM, Blogger David Cho said...

Gary, if Hillary could be as ruthless with terrorists as she is in politics, she gets my vote. Bush took his eyes off Afghanistan and Al Queda, and he has been ruthless with the most inconsequential things you can ever imagine...like ruthlessly handing out multi-billion dollar contracts to Haliburton.

Merster, Anna Nicole has brain cells to lose?

At January 04, 2007 6:56 AM, Blogger Gary Means said...

Hillary will devote her full attention, even fury, at Al Queda if, and when, they get between her and her desired throne at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I don't think she gives a rip about much of anything, except maybe universal health care, other than returning to the White House, but this time with Bill in tow. I wonder what foolishness he would get into with time on his hands and not being in the spotlight? Hopefully, he can continue his humanitarian work. I know that his name was suggested as a possible candidate for Secretary General of the United Nations.

Yes, Bush dropped the ball in many areas. To be honest, I am ashamed to have him as our president. 3,000 men and women of our military have died because of his incompetence and/or arrogance as a leader. And of course, there are over 12,000 Iraqis who died in 2006 alone, many of them civilian women and children.

To continue with predictions, I believe that GW will present his new course of action in Iraq and it will not really be much of a change. All changes proposed will be primarily cosmetic, and do little if anything to quell the growing civil war and the continued massive erosion of our support in the region. The civil war will escalate and our influence in the region will continue to deteriorate. Hopefully, I will dead wrong on these predictions.

At January 04, 2007 7:11 AM, Blogger Bruce said...

Since 7 is considered the "perfect" number, I predict Jesus will come back on 07/07/07. Check back on my blog on 07/08/07 to see if I was right.

Happy New Year to you!


At January 04, 2007 10:43 AM, Blogger David Cho said...

Gary, if Hillary can come up with viable solutions other than Bush's more of the same approach, I will listen to her. That is what 6 years of GWB can do to this life-long Republican.

Bruce, that is cool. At what time? 07:07? Which timezone would that be?

At January 04, 2007 1:17 PM, Blogger Gary Means said...

When I was a young man I was a socialist. Then after becoming a fundamentalist Christian, of course I also became a conservative Republican. I've voted Republican for years even though my politics have gradually changed. I'm actually a registered Democrat just because they made us chose in Washington State recently. I wanted to be able to vote in Democratic primaries.

But now, I don't know. I agree with the you about the six years. I even sent Obama an email encouraging him to run. But that was before I learned that he had a meth lab in his condo. Oh wait, the media didn't quite say that yet, did they. He only did a little pot and coke in High School. He's older now, although many pundits think he's way too inexperienced. I can't remember if Kennedy had much more experience when he got elected.

I'd be more inclined to go with Obama because of his inexperience in Washington. Less time to get jaded and totally lose his moral/ethical compass like all the rest of the liars there.

It will be an interesting campaign, especially now that Gulianni's strategy book was boosted and published.

At January 04, 2007 5:42 PM, Blogger Elevated said...

1 - Dave will make me laugh more than once this year....on purpose that is, not at him.

2 - He will be over at least once to eat (Bachelors are never hard to convince to come over for homemade food)

At January 05, 2007 2:12 AM, Blogger Brian Buriff said...

I tuned Pat Robertson out after I heard him claim to leg press 2000 pounds. I can leg press 470 lbs - and that's a well loaded leg press machine. You can't even get the other 1500 lbs on the machine - unless you have 7 people stacked on top of it. Maybe Pat Robertson meant he leg pressed 2000 pounds cumulative - in 50 pound increments - in which case I could believe him. And maybe the next big terrorist hit will come incrementally as well - in which case I could believe him.

At January 06, 2007 8:10 AM, Blogger Brotha Buck said...

As far as Pats prediction, I've wondered about that myself. I mean, we, our military is so spread thin, and if we were attacked, I wonder if we could defend ourselves. Do we have enough trained fighters?

At January 07, 2007 6:37 PM, Blogger J.OTIS MERSTER said...

I predict that I will watch "12 Angry Men" and enjoy it a lot.

Wait . . I just did that. Thanks for the recommendation.

At January 10, 2007 1:11 PM, Blogger Oricon Ailin said...

Well, I'm with you on the Iraq thing. We will see more of that, as well as in other countries, such as Iran, Somalia, Afghanistan, Pakistan and anywhere else Senor Bush feels like. *sighs*

And...the only other thing I'll predict on...

I will continue to be tortured with tomatoes on my food, no matter how many times I tell the waitress' that I don't want them because I'm allergic. Ugg!

At January 12, 2007 10:22 PM, Blogger Worried said...

I predict that http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article16140.htm will be informative about the REAL rulers of America to anyone who can stay the course and read it all, word by word. Ofcourse it only skims the surface and the whole mess is more involved and complicated, but this is a good primer.

At January 14, 2007 11:33 AM, Blogger grace said...

I predict that after the New Year, you will become incredibly busy at work and not post anything on your blog for almost two weeks!

At January 15, 2007 1:13 PM, Blogger David Cho said...

That's a good one, grace.

At February 03, 2007 5:05 PM, Anonymous A.K. said...



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