New Year Prophecies And Predictions Open Comments

We tend to get inundated this time of year with “Best of” and “Worst of” lists. We also get lists of different predictions made by some pundit, reporter, dude hanging out in his mama’s basement smoking weed all day, and other miscellaneous soothsayers.

Some are at least somewhat serious.

Some involve “sports”. Those where people drive real fast and turn left a lot. Others that are vaguely homoerotic and feature sweaty men rolling around on the floor. All things Olympics. Plus lots of boutique sports that people outside of the UK, India, & Australia cannot even fathom.

Then we have the “psychics”. Also some kooks.

Lastly, we have the Gold Standard of Predictors – The Weekly World News.

I don’t know how much any of this matters. We have less than a year as it is until December 21, 2012 (12/21/12 – tell me that is merely a coincidence).

Some of you people may have predictions of your own, so put on your wizard hats, dig up the mayonnaise jar from under Funk & Wagnall’s porch, massage your inner sooth, and prophesy. Let us all know what to expect.

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88 thoughts on “New Year Prophecies And Predictions Open Comments

  1. For his second term, Obama will undergo a sex change operation in order to “make history” again by becoming the first female President. That’s the only thing that will make headlines for the next 12 months in the MSM, while the U. S. and the rest of the world are crushed by our own debt.

  2. Here’s some guesses:
    1) The goat-rapers in Iran are finally gonna go too far and get slammed militarily by the civilized world.
    2) Israel will come under increasing attacks from Gaza and from the Syrian menace, none will succeed in destroying Israel, but they will have the effect of chastising her.
    3) Egypt will descend into a Islamic fascist state and will basically implode
    4) The drought we saw here in the central USA will be visited on other areas of the USA and perhaps around the globe. We may get it again. Some areas will experience dramatic flooding while this is happening. Man made global warming will be blamed.
    5) Inflation will rear its very ugly head in the USA. This must happen as we have printed way too much money with nothing to back it up.
    6) Gold will top $2500 by 31Dec2012
    7) Oil will be at least $150/bbl.
    8) Women and children will be affected the most by the above
    9) The foul O and his willing accomplices in the press will blame all the problems on Bush, but the people will know better.
    10) The foul O and the demo-nazi hordes will be beaten back in landslide elections in Nov2012.
    11) It is possible that the anti-christ or his mouthpiece will be revealed to a few folks and the number who become aware will grow.
    12) The isamo-crazies will become even more so as we get closer to the end.

  3. This is really scary.

    • General Motors is recalling almost 4,300 of its new 2012 Chevrolet Sonics because they might be missing “the front brake inner or outer pad.”

    In a filing with the safety agency, G.M. said this could “produce noise when the brakes are applied, result in reduced brake system performance and require a longer distance to stop the vehicle.”

    missing a wissin brake pad may result in reduced brake system performance?? Really, ya think that might happen???
    We are so much better off now that Obama bought Gm. Those union employees were so deserving of gaining more of the company than the bond holders, I mean, after all haven’t they produced such a quality product that no other car maker could even compete with them?? Especially not some stooopid foreign company like Toyota, or Mercedes or Hyundai, right?? Oh wait, that didn’t happen did it?
    /cusses spits and pukes

  4. from the inbox of wisdom:

    Salary of retired US Presidents ………….$180,000 FOR LIFE + BENEFITS
    Salary of House/Senate …………………..$174,000 FOR LIFE + BENEFITS
    Salary of Speaker of the House ………….$223,500 FOR LIFE +BENEFITS
    Salary of Majority/Minority Leaders ……. $193,400 FOR LIFE + BENEFITS
    Average Salary of a teacher ……………. $40,065
    Average Salary of Soldier DEPLOYED IN AFGHANISTAN……………….. $38,000
    I think we found where the cuts should be made!

  5. one more :>)

    > Subject: Splinters in Her Crotch
    >
    > A woman from Los Angeles who was a tree hugger, a liberal Democrat, and an
    > anti-hunter, purchased a piece of timberland near Colville, WA .
    >
    > There was a large tree on one of the highest points in the tract. She wanted
    > a good view of the natural splendor of her land, so she started to climb the
    > big tree. As she neared the top, she encountered a spotted owl that attacked
    > her. In her haste to escape, the woman slid down the tree to the ground and
    > got many splinters in her crotch.
    >
    > In considerable pain, she hurried to a local ER to see a doctor. She told
    > him she was an environmentalist, a democrat, and an anti-hunter and how she
    > came to get all the splinters. The doctor listened to her story with great
    > patience and then told her to go wait in the examining room and he would see
    > if he could help her.
    >
    > She sat and waited three hours before the doctor reappeared. The angry woman
    > demanded, “What took you so long?” He smiled and then told her, “Well, I had
    > to get permits from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Forest Service,
    > and the Bureau of Land Management before I could remove old-growth timber
    > from a “recreational area” so close to a waste treatment facility. I’m
    > sorry, but due to Obama Care they turned me down.”
    >
    > IT SHOULD ALSO TEACH HER NOT TO DISTURB A PROTECTED SPECIES LIKE THE SPOTTED OWL!!!!!!

  6. At Christmas, my Dad said he was just getting really good vibes about the upcoming year. May his predictions of a happy and prosperous new year come true!

  7. Good News Year’s Eve afternoon Hamsters. Lotsa fog on the moors out here on both banks of the Brazos at Richmond most of the morning, everything dripping with dew or condensation on colder spots. Now that’s fled before a southerly breeze and skies clearing to partly cloudy.

    Thousands more red oak leaves flutter down to join the carpet on the yards, but thousands yet remain on the trees, and some are still green. Strange is a drought year. The pecans are finally bare, some husks still aboard their branches and perhaps a few nuts remain. Red and live oak acorns litter the ground by the thousands, a hazard to the unseeing person walking on hard surfaces camouflaged with leaves. They easily roll underfoot and can cause a slight slip to a big slip. On the grass they pretty much sink in the now soft soil, but you know you’ve stepped on one. Currently a flock of blackbirds is dining on them. No acorn eaters will go hungry this winter.

    On the last day of the year, various clerical duties must been seen to, tying up the odds and ends of the one exiting to make way for the one entering. That includes transferring important dates and appointments to the new calendar when you keep a paper calendar and manually enter info as we do. Then there are the last-minute charitable donations to be made dated December 31 to be deductible for this year’s taxes.

    And then–good grief it’s upon us–we hit the election season full force. The Silly Year begins January 3 in Iowa, a state of 3 million or so people that has no primaries per se but rather essentially precinct meetings called caucuses to which apparently anyone can show up to either party’s shindig ( or both?) and vote delegates to pick the national convention delgates. And for this rather elastic method the media at all levels, the candidates and support staff, and the citizens who bother to attend the meetings become temporarily insane in assessing the entire significance. Ya know the Paulbearers will show up in droves. Does one dare ask how many are actually Iowans? Wonder if James Tiberius Kirk will appear. Probably the most famous Iowan of all. :)

  8. Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is intervening in the Virginia presidential primary dispute and plans to file emergency legislation to address the inability of most Republican presidential candidates to get their name on the ballot, Fox News has learned.

    I don’t mind at all if Virginia changes its election rules but in the middle of an election campaign? Huh? It’s veruy Liberal thinking to change rules so that those who at first didn’t qualify can qualify. The two who worked to qualify, Romney and Paul, should reap the rewards of their efforts, not thwart their efforts, rendering them in vain. If Virginia wants to change the rules then changethe rules, just wait until this campaign cycle is over. I wouldn’t be surprised if those behind this recent effort back Perry or Gingrich. I think Bachman and Santorum didn’t make it neither.

    Virginia Attorney General Intervenes in GOP Primary Ballot Dispute

  9. I predict that if Obumma is reelected he will become more Castro/Chavez like and the Malcontented Streamed Media, which includes Hollyweird, most all local news stations and newspapers, and of course the MSNBC Spitter, will continue to display their skills as honor graduates of the Joseph Goebbels School of Journalism.

  10. Well, since we are going to end the year with lists, then let me compose a “Top Ten” list of things that Obummer has to worry about if he wants to get reelected in 2012:

    1) The economy and will it recover in time.

    2) The unemployment numbers and will it improve in time.

    3) The collapsing housing market which is the foundation of any recovery.

    4) The collapse of Europe and what socialism will really do to a government.

    5) The Middle East governments and the price of oil.

    6) The Solyndra scandal and other federally funded green investments.

    7) The LightSquare scandal and will it interfere with the current GPS systems.

    8) The Fast and Furious scandal and how many more guns will end up at crime scenes.

    9) The ever growing federal debt and will we ever address the problem.

    10) Some author writing a book that actually chronicles Obummer’s early years.

    These are but a few of Obummer’s problems that we know of, there could obviously be more. He has about ten months to survive in order to get reelected.

  11. Everyone have a safe and happy New Year’s Eve.

    Tipsy Tow offered by AAA: You don’t have to be a AAA member, from 6pm-6am on New Year’s Eve/Day they will take your drunk self and your car home for FREE. Save this number… 1-800-222-4357.

    If you’re in Houston, METRO will offer free rides on its regularly scheduled bus and rail service between the hours of 6pm New Year’s Eve (Dec. 31) and 6am New Year’s Day (Jan. 1).

    http://www.ridemetro.org/News/Pdfs/NewYearsFreeFare-flyer_en.pdf

  12. I’m watching an old Lethal Weapon movie. Dang, Mel was good looking when he was younger! It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long, but I guess it has. /sigh

  13. #25 Robert M
    The book I want to see someone write is the real story of who said “Let’s Roll” on the Get-Bin-Laden mission. I do not believe it was Obammy. Could that book come out in time for Obammy to look foolish if he campaigns on that — I mean just deciding YES, DO IT — as his personal accomplishment? Never mind that it is known already that water boarding on G.W.’s watch provided the key intel that made the mission possible.

  14. It’s me, the eternal optimist here, looking forward to 2012. Now seriously for just one moment, if we assume that Obama will continue as our President during the coming year, and we further assume that Congress will remain Congress during the coming year, is there really any reason to expect things to get better? What’s that definition of insanity – “Doing the same things over and over again expecting different results” I see just more of the same in my crystal ball – more debt, more unemployment (except for the government sector, which includes just about everything now), more socialism, more Sharia law, more coddling of the Mooselums, and more loss of freedom. I could go on, but that’s enough from the optimist side – the pessimist things might really get bad.

  15. I don’t mind at all if Virginia changes its election rules but in the middle of an election campaign? Huh? It’s veruy Liberal thinking to change rules so that those who at first didn’t qualify can qualify. The two who worked to qualify, Romney and Paul, should reap the rewards of their efforts, not thwart their efforts, rendering them in vain. If Virginia wants to change the rules then changethe rules, just wait until this campaign cycle is over. I wouldn’t be surprised if those behind this recent effort back Perry or Gingrich. I think Bachman and Santorum didn’t make it neither.

    Golly.

    This might mean that Newt’s not be done, finished, over. Pretty bad news for Romney supporters, though.

    I bet they’re pretty upset.

  16. Former Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) found an open mic and performed Tuesday at a Philadelphia comedy club to tell “some of the inside stories” of Washington.

    When Snarlin’ Arlen’s constituents boo’d him out of a townhall meeting a couple years ago — “I don’t have to be here, I don’t get paid extra to be here” — who’d have guessed that anyone would ever pay money to hear this disgraceful old fraud and party-hopper run his mouth?

  17. #29

    To the contrary, I believe a movie is being made about the Bin Laden raid to be released near the 2012 election. The writers have (had) unprecedented WH access. I’m confident it will be fairly presented. :D

  18. Years ago I lost my first wedding ring in the neighborhood dumpster. Perhaps if I was more diligent in taking the garbage out it will pop up.

    A Swedish woman’s recent toiling in her garden turned up a rather unexpected harvest when she pulled a carrot out of the ground ‘wearing’ the wedding ring she had lost back in 1995.

    Swede pulls up carrot bearing long-lost ring

  19. This might mean that Newt’s not be done, finished, over.

    Hail to liberalism.

    (Newt is still done though)

  20. Watching the AMC zombie marathon, they are running a movie trailer for John Carter. Looks like somebody blew a lot of money for a movie buying ticket demographic that never heard of Barsoom or tried to play Jetan. Pity, I thought that was E.R Burroughs at his best.

  21. Arrived back home shortly after 7 from the 5 pm dinner seating at the wonderful neighborhood restaurant that has such great holiday buffets. Very full we were and toting carryout boxes with much of my entree and two desserts. We can probably manage the cheesecake shortly before the witching hour, but the main course remains will have to wait until tomorrow. The mares were quite annoyed that their dinner wasn’t ready before we left and they had to wait in the dark for us to come home. They did survive however.

    Plenty of fireworks booming through the neighborhood now, though the ones on sticks or with fins are verboten in Fort Bend County this year. Gratefully the grass is still wet from the fog this morning and linerging humidity, and everything outside is still damp.

    A happy and productive 2012 to one and all. And to all a good night.

  22. #43 TT

    I feel so neglected.

    My dear Tedtam, might I be so bold as to suggest you try a hint as to the contents under a link? “This is so cool” with no intriguing hint about rings and carrots, unicorn diet, buckyballs or whatever, needs a pick-me-up to get more hits. I know when I am in a hurry, I don’t go to links where I can’t tell what the payoff might be.

  23. #47 Mharper

    Yes, I agree. I was thinking this earlier. I shall make a resolution to try not to be so cryptic with my links…..

    ….unless I want to trap some unsuspecting soul in weird link hell…..

    /heh heh heh

  24. “As 2011 comes to an end and we look forward to 2012, I want to wish everyone a happy and healthy New Year.”

  25. With guests over I have to “sneek” in this message in to my online friends. Happy New Year, hamsters. You’re one spectacular group of people.

  26. To each of you and all of yours from me and mine, thank you for the enlightenment and entertainment of the past year and our very best wishes for your prosperity and health throughout the days ahead in accordance His will.

  27. As we awake with eyes so bleary,
    From the year past, feeling weary,
    We turn our eyes toward the year emerging,
    With Gingrich falling and Santorum surging,
    Potential vote splitting
    And Occupiers sitting -
    What will the future bring?

    Will there be a brokered convention?
    The Mayan “forecast” bring apprehension,
    The Middle East becomes more contentious,
    While the Obamas become more pretentious,
    Economies failing,
    Families wailing -
    What will the future bring?

    Despite the problems we face, I wish the very best for all the members and lurkers on Hammy’s Big Comfy Couch. May your personal life be your personal best, may peace and prosperity rule in your lives, and may God bless us, each and every one!

  28. Good morning 2012 and Hamsters. Cleared off overnight and dried up the misty stuff thanks to another real front coming through so it was 53 and crisp at 6. A perfect winter day awaits. Thank you, Lord.

  29. Government stooopidity on full display.

    HEADLINE: Mt. Washington (Pittsburg) Parking Space Assessed At Nearly $300,000
    /SNIP
    The value of his 18-by-10-foot parking space on Mt. Washington jumped from $5,000 to more than $287,000.
    /snip
    The parking space, assessed at nearly $300,000, is attached to his condo with an amazing view of downtown Pittsburgh just upstairs. The newly assessed value of his condo is less than $230,000.

    OK, so the city made an error, no big deal, right? Not true. Now the guy has to hire a lawyer and fight the city to get a more reasonable value on his parking space. In the article, he calls it prima facia evidence that the city is not paying attention; no kidding. Why can’t this guy simply go to the tax office and show them the paperwork and have the thing corrected? Because, the system is so rigged and plagued by corruption that the entire procedure has to be followed and the only ones who win are the wissin liars lawyers.

  30. Happy New Year and don’t be a loser (defined at about the 6:20 minute mark) in 2012.

    I want my own personal Genie as long as she looks like Barbara Eden did in I Dream of Jeannie

  31. I really dig the word usage error. That would garner an instant “F” in Professor JP Morgan’s English class.

  32. My new year got off to a stumbling start, as on my way out for some groceries early this morning, I stopped by the home of an HOA nazi, to drop off the subdivision Christmas signs, as I am now an ex-board-Nazi. Jumped out, locking my purse and keys in my truck. My spare car key was in my purse, from recent shop visit for oil change & checkup. Called David to bring over what we thought was my complete set of spare keys on the kitchen key holder. I don’t know what the obvious car key on that ring opens but it ain’t my truck. We had to go back home and rummage in the kitchen drawers to come up a loose unlabelled Toyota key that did fit. Fortunately my friend was not inconvenienced by having her driveway blocked for half an hour.

    It will be great if this is the worst thing that happens to me this year.
    :)

  33. Happy New Year everyone. :grin:

    How come the logo on that church sign looks like Bobo42′s gravatar?

    I wondered the same thing, and I think that Bob used that same sign in the past. ~ Interesting.

  34. In my attempt to find the church, I turned up Our Blessed Lady of Nativity Church on 8th Avenue in Mount Vernon, NY with meeting schedules posted for Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous. So I can see why Bobo would be interested in them.

  35. RE: #52

    Shamaal put scare quotes around his New Year’s greeting.

    I can tell he is already up to something and we know it is no good.

  36. Well I have the lap-top in the kitchen so I can cook my black-eyed peas with ham hock and cabbage with deer, Polish sausage, rice and corn bread. Yum-Yum! :grin:

  37. I thought I was one of a small group of people who actually hate the song “Imagine” by John Lennon.

    Then I read this piece.

    Best quote:

    And how about “Imagine all the people/Living for today?” Yeah, he’s put his finger on our problem – too many people planning ahead and preparing for the future. This is the kind of powerful, incisive reasoning that led a guy who could take his pick of pretty much any woman in the world to shack up with Yoko Ono. Let me put it another way for emphasis – this guy chose to see Yoko Ono naked. Many times. The only response to someone with that kind of judgment is to listen carefully to what he says and then do the exact opposite.

    Exactly.

  38. I just heard that our latest starting quarterback, TJ Yates, went down with an injury today.

    I think that being a quarterback for the Texans is like being a red shirt on Star Trek.

  39. Hamous should be proud. Apparently, Attorney General Kevin Cuccinelli reads his stie and read my misgivings (bold below is mine):

    Yesterday, Virginia’s Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli injected himself into the controversy over the failure of several Republican candidates to access the presidential primary ballot. Cuccinelli planned to petition the state legislature to change the rules to allow anyone who qualifies for federal matching funds to get listed on the March 6th ballot. Today, it seems that Cuccinelli has had a change of heart, according to a statement released less than an hour ago and e-mailed to us from his office:

    Statement from Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli on changing Virginia’s ballot access law for the March primary:

    “I obviously feel very strongly that Virginia needs to change its ballot access requirements for our statewide elections. However, after working through different scenarios with Republican and Democratic leaders to attempt to make changes in time for the 2012 Presidential election, my concern grows that we cannot find a way to make such changes fair to the Romney and Paul campaigns that qualified even with Virginia’s burdensome system. A further critical factor that I must consider is that changing the rules midstream is inconsistent with respecting and preserving the rule of law – something I am particularly sensitive to as Virginia’s attorney general.

    “My intentions have never focused on which candidates would be benefited or harmed, rather I have focused on what is best for Virginia’s citizens, as hundreds of thousands of Virginians who should have been able to make their choices among the full field of presidential primary contenders have had their number of choices reduced significantly.

    “My primary responsibility is to the people of Virginia, and how best to fulfill that responsibility in these particular circumstances has been a very difficult question for me. I believe consistency on the part of public officials is an important attribute. And I believe that Virginians are best served by an attorney general who consistently supports the rule of law. That leads to my conclusion that while I will vigorously support efforts to reduce the hurdles to ballot access in Virginia for all candidates, I will not support efforts to apply such changes to the 2012 Presidential election.

    “I do not change position on issues of public policy often or lightly. But when convinced that my position is wrong, I think it necessary to concede as much and adjust accordingly.”

    Virginia AG: On second thought, maybe we shouldn’t change the rules in the middle of the election

  40. Ya can’t make this stuff up

    Two former participants in the CIA’s Mars visitation program of the early 1980’s have confirmed that U.S. President Barack H. Obama was enrolled in their Mars training class in 1980 and was among the young Americans from the program who they later encountered on the Martian surface after reaching Mars via “jump room.”

    Hard to guess whether they are angling for an hour on Fox News or a spot on the Republican ticket.

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