Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Predictions (How Did He Do In '09?)

Everybody does a prediction list. Here's a few of mine for O-Nine. Let's check the record. This list published 12/30/08

Jeff Wood will find out what the real meaning of "Independent" is. He and Joe Lieberman will form a club that gets together to throw stones at pictures of John McCain and Mark Pocan. He'll not be resigning.
Both Wood and Lieberman are feeling the lonesome right now but Wood is steadfastly doing the wrong thing so, call it 50/50.

Mexico will be declared a "Failed State" and the State Department will issue travel warnings to American tourists to avoid Guadalajara and Nuevo Laredo.
I missed this one but only on a technicality. I guess the President doesn't have to be able to speak Spanish to do good things along the border. 0%

Brett Favre plays another season starting in August after waffling for 4 months.
He signed the contract on 8/16. 100%

Colin Farrel's eyebrows will get a three picture deal of their own. At the conclusion of the third film it will be learned that the right eyebrow really wants to direct.
Too soon to tell. Farrell did 4 films in 2009 and I bet you can't name one of them. Might as well be true but 0%

Norm Coleman gets to trial before Blagojevich, neither in 2009.
Not wrong, not yet. No trials for either one and Coleman is looking bullet-proof on the DMT charges. I heard he's talking with Jethro Tull about getting back with the band on the road.

Scott Walker starts runnning for Governor. Again. No one in Barron, Pepin or Iron Counties knows who he is. Again.
96% Of course he's running again. He's a career politician. But now there's a guy up in Mercer who got an email from his brother-in-law in Pewaukee about Scott. The guy in Mercer still thinks he's a utility infielder for the Brew Crew.

No Triple Crown winner this year, either.
Some of these just aren't that tough. 100%

Newsbuster's #1 story of 2009? President Obama's Selective Service record. Debbie Schlussel stakes her credibility on the story. The ghost of Jessica Savitch can be heard laughing if you stand really still.
It's always hard to tell with NB but it looks as if the big story is, Science Is Hard. 0%

Hollywood will be stunned by the death of a young star in a traffic accident. Drugs will be involved. Everyone will say they saw it coming.
I've got two weeks but it's not looking good. 0%

Barbara Lawton gets a Golden Ticket to Washington. And you thought Doyle was just asking for money.
Wow! Almost as wrong as Jerry Bader 0%

Bob Sanders and Mike Stock will join the job market right after New Year's Day.
Sanders and 5 more on 1/5. Stock retired on 1/17. Call that 100%

A new basic cable TV franchise will start starring a 15 year-old serial killer named Hannibal Montana. Roger Ebert will love it. Siskel? Not so much.
Not a worse premise than Accidentally, On Purpose but wrong

Rose Fernandez will run a campaign steeped in ACM money. WEAC spends so much on ads against her that they are only a minor player in the SCoW race.
I'm thinking that this was close enough to call my way.

Brewers? 83-79.
80-82 Missed it by a homestand. 96.4%

In 2009 we will not see an effort to reinstate the Fairness Doctrine or the The Assault Weapons Ban at the Federal level. That won't stop the incessant drumbeats.
Like I said, almost too easy. 100%

A minor scandal breaks out when it's discovered that American Idol has been using the same twelve contestants for the last four years and no one has noticed. It turns out that David Archuletta was just Taylor Hicks with the hair color out.
Prove I'm wrong. I dare you.

Fred Thompson's radio show has a shorter run than The Texas Wheelers when Grampy just can't be bothered to do two hours a day. Mike Huckabee's show will rattle around on the ABC schedule without reaching a single listener until April. When it does find an audience it will fail.
I was wrong about Grampy. He's plugging along with a couple hundred AM stations and you can follow him on Twitter. As for Huck; I'm just sorry I missed the episode where he jammed with Danny Aiello's band. 0%

Supreme Court Justice Gabelman wins his case that confirms his right to make stuff up in campaign commercials regardless of the facts. He wins a major year-end award from a Burlington civic group.
Sadly, 100%

Madonna gets new boy toys in January, March, June, July and October. Oprah and Steadman don't tie the knot.
My little clicker-counter is busted but I'm call it confirmed.

Abrahamson retains her seat by 52-48.
The Badger Herald called it 60-40. Koschnick was an even bigger hump than we thought

The number of bloggers falls just as the GOP makes up their mind to start putting them to good use. Sean Hackbarth gets to pop each of them on the back of the head and call them, "Dummy." Just once.
I hope this was true. The GOP New Media campaign has been very very amusing this year.

Well, what did you think was going to happen?
I'm calling it 12/20 with a split on the embarrassment that is Jeff Wood. 60% ain't that bad. Predictions for 2010 will be out soon.


Anonymous said...

Brett will not play another season. Whoever takes over for the Jets will decide not to inherit the mistake that cost his predecessor his job. That will be one of the first decisions the new coach will make. No other team will be willing to make the same mistake. As the new season opens Brett will be playing golf in Mississippi.

Wood will not resign. Unless he finds a job that pays as well and where he has to take a fraction of the crap he gets in his current one. Then he is gone. If certain bloggers want him to leave early they should help him find a different job.

Anonymous said...

Boy, everyone says the Brewers will have a winning season. Why? If they finish 70-92, that'll be a good season for them.

Anonymous said...

I know. I know. I live in Barron County and I know who Scott Walker is!

Anyone from Pepin or Iron County out there who can say the same?