A Prediction

I am always reluctant to put such things in writing because I am certainly no prognosticator, but Romney will win this decisively.

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11 Responses to A Prediction

  1. So Romney lost pretty soundly, there were several victories for marriage equality, Todd Akin got trounced, a couple states passed laws legalizing weed, and we’ve elected our first openly gay senator.

    Oh well. The Lord works in mysterious ways that are indistinguishable from non-existence.

  2. jackhudson says:

    I did say I wasn’t a prognosticator.

    But I appreciate your magnanimity Mike. 🙂 I think it gives us a pretty good indication that the next four years will go pretty much like the last four years with regard to political dialogue (as well as everything else).

    The irony is that it’s no skin off my nose. I have done quite well the last four years and actually stand to benefit from Obama’s reelection oddly enough. And I am old enough where all the entitlements you will be paying for will probably be available to me the remainder of my life. So I and my family are going to do fine because I have planned and provided for a variety of possible events. Others will pay for the debt which grows by the second, and I can guarantee it won’t be ‘the 1%’ who have the means to escape the pickpockets.

    And while I prefer that things get better for everyone, I also know that some people (perhaps an increasing number these days) only learn when a bat is applied to the side of their collective heads, metaphorically speaking. As we start off on day one with the stock market dropping over 300pts, the country facing a fiscal cliff and absolutely no indication anything will improve or go ‘forward’ it isn’t going to be me facing regrets. I am old enough remember this all being done before, folks wading through the malaise, poverty, and violence of the seventies which followed the last attempts to remake our society according to secularist ideologies. It simply proved to that generation how bereft such ideologies are of any meaningful solutions. Of course they knew enough not to re-elect Jimmy Carter. This generation of useful idiots come along worshiping their political leader, who is supposed to move them ‘forward’ to some imagined panacea and they end up where large swaths of Europe are today.

    So enjoy it while you can, you are going to be paying for it for a long time.

  3. Yeah, plus THE GAYS WILL BE MARRYING!

  4. jackhudson says:

    I am sure you think this is significant, but what history will record is that while the country headed for the fiscal cliff that plunged them into a deeper economic crisis and ignored the looming debt, the left focused on making sure people could get high in Colorado and men could marry each other in three additional states.

  5. James Bradshaw says:

    @Jack, do you believe Social Security and/or Medicare/Medicaid are “entitlements” that you should be opposed on principle? If so, I assume you will be returning those checks when you qualify for them?

    “History will record is that while the country headed for the fiscal cliff that plunged them into a deeper economic crisis and ignored the looming debt, the left focused on making sure people could get high in Colorado and men could marry each other in three additional states.”

    Seriously? Do you know how much time, effort and money was spent on *fighting* gay marriage by groups like NOM as well as the Catholic Church? How many of your own blog posts over the last two years had to do with your opposition to gay marriage (as opposed to the “fiscal cliff” you just now seem so concerned about)? In any rate, heterosexuals will continue to marry (and divorce) at the same rate as before. Your concern is noted, but it’s unwarranted.

    I still recall the near euphoria of conservative, religious talk-show hosts when King George was elected the first time. This was supposed to be both a sign of America’s embrace of religious morality as well as a hopeful indicator of God’s desire to bless us with prosperity and safety.

    Then came 9/11 – the greatest terrorist attack on US soil — along with the Great Recession which could have rivaled the Great Depression in its severity and depth.

    Honestly, I sat this election out. Our debt is indeed too high and politicians on both sides of the aisle are simply buying us time from what may eventually involve a certain amount of “austerity measures” not unlike what’s been seen in some other countries.
    Mitt did nothing … nothing … to inspire any confidence in me that he had a handle on this anymore than Obama does. I sensed no sober reflection or proof of having a detailed and wide-reaching knowledge about our economy to suggest that he would be anything but blindsided were he to be given the office he so desperately seemed to want.

  6. jackhudson says:

    @Jack, do you believe Social Security and/or Medicare/Medicaid are “entitlements” that you should be opposed on principle? If so, I assume you will be returning those checks when you qualify for them?

    This is like asking, “Do you oppose theft on principle? If so, I assume if a portion of money that was stolen from you was returned, that you would refuse to take it?”

    What?!

    Seriously? Do you know how much time, effort and money was spent on *fighting* gay marriage by groups like NOM as well as the Catholic Church? How many of your own blog posts over the last two years had to do with your opposition to gay marriage (as opposed to the “fiscal cliff” you just now seem so concerned about)? In any rate, heterosexuals will continue to marry (and divorce) at the same rate as before. Your concern is noted, but it’s unwarranted.

    If you think I am just now concerned about our financial health, then you haven’t been reading my blog very often. I blog about both because I consider both to be important to the wellbeing ofour society. If families fail in our country, then no economic policy is going to help it. But given the fact that certain folks only respond to my posts on gay marriage, I have to assume they are oblivious to the economics issues we face as well – in fact, this election seems to confirm how oblivious the electorate is on those issues.

    I still recall the near euphoria of conservative, religious talk-show hosts when King George was elected the first time. This was supposed to be both a sign of America’s embrace of religious morality as well as a hopeful indicator of God’s desire to bless us with prosperity and safety.

    I certainly was no blind supporter of George Bush, but whatever adoration there was it wasn’t even close to the embarrassing the idolatry of Obama.

    Then came 9/11 – the greatest terrorist attack on US soil — along with the Great Recession which could have rivaled the Great Depression in its severity and depth.

    My parents lived through the Great Depression – you have no idea what you are talking about. In fact that statement alone makes me question the seriousness of everything you have said thus far.

    Honestly, I sat this election out. Our debt is indeed too high and politicians on both sides of the aisle are simply buying us time from what may eventually involve a certain amount of “austerity measures” not unlike what’s been seen in some other countries.

    Mitt did nothing … nothing … to inspire any confidence in me that he had a handle on this anymore than Obama does. I sensed no sober reflection or proof of having a detailed and wide-reaching knowledge about our economy to suggest that he would be anything but blindsided were he to be given the office he so desperately seemed to want.

    Even if this were true, and I have reasons to believe it’s not, the fact is if administrations change at least in that there is the opportunity to go a new direction – Obama has already verified he will do absolutely nothing different. It was never going to be easy to begin dealing with some of these problems, but know we know nothing will change for the next four years – and the months ahead are critical.

  7. Bettawrekonize says:

    It’s amazing, Mike Brown messed up like four basketball games and he gets fired. Obama (and Bush) ruin (ruined) the country and they get re-elected (not that Romney would have done any better).

    This shows you the difference between the private sector and government. In the private sector, you do poorly, you lose your job. In government doing poorly is grounds for a promotion.

  8. Bettawrekonize writes: “In the private sector, you do poorly, you lose your job.”

    Depends who you are. If you’re a waitress making $1.50/hour before tips, sure … you lose your job if your performance isn’t up to par.

    If you’re a Wall Street CEO. however, compensation seems to be almost inversely related to performance at times.

    Take Robert Kelly of Bank of New York Mellon, for example: he left with a $17+ million severance package after being forced to resign. Carol Bartz of Yahoo must have been oh-so-sad to have left with a $10 million golden parachute after she was fired.

    There are literally dozens of stories like this.

    Are these things we should even be concerned about? If so, how would you address them?

  9. jackhudson says:

    Hey, Bartz used to support herself…as a waitress. So I guess the rules apply to waitresses as well. 😉

  10. Bettawrekonize says:

    James Bradshaw, you make some good points, and the private sector isn’t always perfect. My post was partly exaggerated sarcasm, there was likely more (ie: politics, etc..) that went into what happened to Mike Brown than simply the fact that he lost four games.

    For the most part I think government shouldn’t get involved with the private sector. This also includes things like bailouts. A company can do whatever it wants with its money, donate it to charity or, preferably, give it to me 🙂 (well, there are laws that require public corporations to protect shareholder interests to some extent). But when a company mismanages its money the government should allow it to fail.

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