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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

2014 is almost here -- what do you predict for the new year? From politics to culture to your personal life, make a bold prediction about what will happen in 2014.

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Comments [9]

Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

RUCB-

"@MC
Give it a rest, Martin."

LOL, this is what Lefties resort to when they have no rebuttal. They want to change the subject.

Give it a rest, indeed. So many self-righteous leftie punk arguments, so little time to address them all.

Dec. 18 2013 09:53 PM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

@RUCB-
LOL, on CNN, yes she said she was proud of the (supposedly) great, great, great grandparent who MAY have been American Indian, but allowed her to BE LISTED ON THE UNIVERSITY WEBSITE AS A DIVERSITY HIRE !!
Do YOU guys ever give up?

I won't give it a rest.

Dec. 18 2013 09:48 PM

@MC

Give it a rest, Martin. Senator Warren's family lore is that they are of Cherokee heritage but there is no evidence that she used the connection for affirmative action.

"Warren has doubled down on her description of her background and dismissed suggestions she was ever an affirmative action hire as preposterous. "I'm proud of my Native American heritage," she said Monday in an appearance on CNN. "I'm proud of my family.""

http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/05/is-elizabeth-warren-native-american-or-what/257415/

Dec. 18 2013 12:56 PM

The 'Two Americas' narrative was started by John Edwards and as such will only go so far before the Right tries to hang the taint of his infidelities around the movement. The narrative is essentially true. Average salary of 50 years ago is equivalent to $105,000 in today's economy.

If the GOP holds onto the same 'austerity' budget strategy, I predict an induced recession caused by the low/no growth in consumption spending. The GOP will, of course, blame the recession on BHO's mishandling of the economy. Some voters will believe them but the Democratic parry will be extended high unemployment, not ObamaCare caused the recession.

Which narrative will the voters believe?

Dec. 18 2013 12:13 PM
Joe Mirsky from Pompton Lakes, NJ


From my book Ornamentally Incorrect
Back to the Future

What we shall be like in 1950 is the title of an article in the Literary Digest January 10, 1931.

…Tomorrow's Business (New York), published by the Shaw-Walker Company, presents twenty definite prophecies made by the National Educational Association. Here are some of the predictions for life in 1950.

— A system of health and safety that will practically wipe out preventable accidents and contagious diseases.

— Universal air transportation at low cost.

— The perfection of the insurance system to give universal protection from disaster, unemployment, and old age.

— The organization of industry, business and agriculture to minimize uncertainty and depression.

— Hospitalization and medical care will be available for all who need them.

— Educational service, free or at small cost, will be available from the earliest years of childhood throughout life.

— The free public library v/ill grow in importance, leading the way toward higher standards of maintained intelligence.

— Crime will be virtually abolished by transferring to the preventive processes of the school- and education the problems of conduct which police, courts, and prisons now seek to remedy when it is too late.

— A system of housing that will provide for the masses homes surrounded by beauty, privacy, quiet, sun, fresh air, and play space.

— There will be a quickened appreciation of the home as a center of personal growth and happiness.

— The shorter working week and day, so extended that there will be work for all.

— Ethical standards will rise to keep pace with new needs in business, industry, and international relations.

— The religious awakening will grow in strength until most of our citizens will appreciate the importance of religion in the well-ordered daily life.

— A flat telephone rate for the entire country at moderate cost.

Dec. 18 2013 11:58 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

@ANTONIO -

Yes, Elizabeth Warren, another liar. Let's not forget that she has admitted to using a bogus claim of being "Native American" to get her jobs at Penn and Harvard. (Well, uh, she thinks that she might be 1/32 American Indian.)

Dec. 18 2013 11:56 AM
Za from Manhattan

I predict people will strongly object to the use of animals in entertainment - because of fils like Blackfish and Lion Ark.

Dec. 18 2013 11:55 AM
Truth & Beauty from Brooklyn

I predict that celebrity "news" will overtake real news on all internet news services.

Dec. 18 2013 11:47 AM
antonio from baySide

The composition of congress will stay the same, however the two main parties will fracture because of it. The delineation between the GOP and the Tea Party will be marked to have begun by the current stances of the Speaker of the House and Paul Ryan.
On the left, members (particularly Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Sherrod Brown, Rush Holt etc.) become more visible (and viable) mostly because the population resinates more with the 'tale of two cities' narrative, which gets better understood by its new leader 'Elizabeth Warren' who becomes well renowned for her plain common sense way of speaking.

Dec. 18 2013 10:47 AM

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