Predictions for 2019

A collection of predictions for the coming year, one per month. Keep them handy, let’s all be aware of my uncanny ability to be wrong, oh, so wrong!

My predictions for 2019, one per month.

  • January – The Democrats file subpoenas for President Trump’s tax records and assorted other business filings.
  • February – The honorable Ruth Bader Ginsberg resigns due for health reasons from the US Supreme Court.
  • March – WalMart buys Sears/Kmart after Lampert’s bid is rejected and the company began liquidation of assets.
  • April – Earthquake greater than 4.5 strikes the coast of Peru and at least 50 people die.
  • May – Mark Zuckerberg steps down as chairman of Facebook to focus on philanthropic and other projects.
  • June – The Oakland Raiders announce that they will play the 2018 season at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
  • July – Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1.35 billion and continues to grow!
  • August – On Jeopardy, a player surpasses total winnings of $2.1 million dollars in 65 or fewer appearances.
  • September – A student in St. Louis, MO kills 21 students and teachers in a well-planned and coordinated attack on two or more schools.
  • October – President Donald Trump announces he will not seek re-election and Vice President Mike Pence announces his intention to be the Republican candidate in 2020.
  • November – One year from the 2020 election, the number of Democrats confirmed in the running stands at 12.
  • December – A new coldest tempeturature record in the USA is set at the summit of Mt. Washington, NH.

What are your predictions and/or resolutions?

Sunday funday

It was a number of years ago that I first learned of the crazy funny brother duo at JibJab with their hilarious end-of-year animations set to music. They even invited the public to upload our faces to their unique website and, using their hosted software, the ability to create fantastic cards and music videos and many hundreds were included in the year-end video that was publicised on the evening news! Now, they have this fun app, where, for a few bucks, you can share and download a clip, card, music video, or more that includes your and friends’ faces. Very cool, fun, and entirely addictive.

Election 2018: The Mid-Term

Trump claims victory, even though he has lost the House. I guess maintaining control of the Senate and gaining a few governorships is a partial win. 

What is our purpose for conducting elections? We have a republic, with representatives chosen by the people, for the people, and elections are seemingly the best way to do that. We “elect” these people. We vote. But, what does it truly mean to vote, to choose from amongst ourselves someone who speaks for many?

For what it is worth, I consider voting to be fun and nothing more. It is meaningless in the grand scheme and could be improved, but no one is willing to listen, so nothing will change. That is all.