Well, as the end of the year looms, it is time for me to review the predictions for the year 2011 that I made at the end of 2010. Predictions for 2012 will be forthcoming after I eat some crow here:
1. The global warming scam/sham will continue to unravel. I only hope we recall this episode the next time elites around the globe use junk science as an excuse in order to attempt to remake civilization.
True. We had the second release of e-mails on climate gate. Canada withdrew from the Kyoto accords and almost all other nations appear to be ignoring them. The UN Climate Conference which recently concluded put off doing anything to reduce carbon levels until 2020.
2. The Republicans in the House will put a halt to Obama’s legislative agenda, and Obama will veto most bills originating in the House that make it to his desk.
Yes and No. The House Republicans have put a stop to Obama’s legislative agenda, but they have not been able to get any of their own agenda through the Senate.
3. There will be considerable friction between the GOP in the House and the Republican Rinos in the Senate.
Yes, and you can triple underline that prediction!
4. The economy will begin to improve with unemployment ending the year around 7.5%.
Perhaps a very slight improvement, but unemployment is still at a ghastly 8.6%.
5. Either the North Korean or the Iranian government will be toppled in a violent overthrow.
Not yet, but the signs are not good for either regime. In the spring Iraq weathered a bout of huge protest marches and riots. Now, Iran is undergoing constant huge explosions and sabotage. Who is behind this? Israel, the US, internal opposition, all of the above? No one knows, but the inability of the Iranian regime to put a stop to it is a hot topic of conversation throughout Iran.
In regard to North Korea the latest Fearless Leader has bitten the dust, and his son, Fearless Leader III, is apparently not completely in control yet. North Korea could blow at any time, or it could remain a Stalin museum peace for decades. One safe prediction is that when it falls, it will be swift and bloody: think Ceaucescu in Romania in 1989. The problem for us with that analogy is that Ceaucescu, unlike the Stalinists in charge in North Korea, did not have nuclear weapons at his beck and call. I hope the South Koreans have been attempting to bribe the relevant North Korean generals to act to keep the powers that be in North Korea from taking Seoul with them when they go.
6. Republican controlled legislative chambers around the country will pass pro-life bills, continuing the process of chipping away at Roe.