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Old 11-20-2008, 07:54 AM   #21
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Whats your thought process on this prediction considering his mom is still alive?
My thinking is that a presidential campaign is just too grueling for a 72-year-old body, no matter how good the genes. Add to that the disappointment of not winning, and the sudden lack of a future to-do list item that's in the same league as "become leader of the free world."
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Sarah Palin will ghost write a best seller and first dude will be caught in a compromising position with a snowmobile saleswoman .
Close, I heard she was offered a $7 million advance for her autobiography yesterday.........
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At a global warming convention Al Gore will teach Obama the Macarena, causing Obama's popularity polling to drop 20 points

As umemployment passes 10%, John McCain will announce that the economy is fundamentally sound.

A new ice age will cause ocean levels to drop, confusing both sides debating off shore drilling.

John McCain will attempt to resolve the confusion by announcing the climate is fundamentally sound.
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A few predictions that didnt turn out as expected
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You can't be serious! The older of the two Obama daughters is only ten, and the younger is barely school age.
i have no idea when might occur the second mccoming of mccain. perhaps if you restricted your presumptions of timing to your own mcposts...
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McCain will die within the next four years, reincarnating as obama's first grandchild.
You can't be serious! The older of the two Obama daughters is only ten, and the younger is barely school age.
(snip) i have no idea when might occur the second mccoming of mccain. perhaps if you restricted your presumptions of timing to your own mcposts...
I admit that I have always supposed that reincarnation means immediate rebirth into another body. However, if delays in the soul's return to earth are said to occur, I apologize and withdraw the comment.
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- Stock market drops to 6,500 then steadily climbs to 14,000 by 2012
- Housing values stabilize in 2009 then show 8% annual increases
- Obama girls promote the adoption of shelter animals and spay/neuter programs
- Cute Fuzzy Bunny makes a triumphant return
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- Stock market drops to 6,500 then steadily climbs to 14,000 by 2012
And when it reaches 14,000, I predict I will sell all my stocks and live happily ever after.
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Old 11-20-2008, 03:01 PM   #34
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  • McCain will die within the next four years.
  • Oil will go above $150/barrel within three years.
  • There will be a major US earthquake before 2015.
  • The stock market will have made a dramatic recovery by Sept 2009.
  • GM's Chevy Volt will be a top selling car, even if GM goes under.
My prediction (singular - winner take's all):

within the next four years - John McCain will be run over and killed by his own Mother. She was fleeing a major US earthquake at the time, driving a Chevy Volt (built by Honda after they bought it out from GM), which she purchased with her stock market profits in the big Sept 2009 Bull Market (paid more than sticker, due to high demand), to avoid high gas prices which had returned after oil rose above $150/barrel.

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Cute Fuzzy Bunny will become a gazillionaire trading (what else?) pork bellies.

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And when it reaches 14,000, I predict I will sell all my stocks and live happily ever after.
You may not be able to. What do you think inflation will be in 2012? :confused:
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My thinking is that a presidential campaign is just too grueling for a 72-year-old body, no matter how good the genes. Add to that the disappointment of not winning, and the sudden lack of a future to-do list item that's in the same league as "become leader of the free world."
Jerry Coffee (another Vietnam POW) had a heart attack in 2006 during his political campaign. When he wrote about his recovery, he mentioned that the Vietnam-era POWs are off the charts for cardiac issues.

Besides, any beneficial potential of McCain's genes was pretty much neutralized by his midshipman & aviator lifestyle...

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  • McCain will die within the next four years.
  • Oil will go above $150/barrel within three years.
  • There will be a major US earthquake before 2015.
  • The stock market will have made a dramatic recovery by Sept 2009.
  • GM's Chevy Volt will be a top selling car, even if GM goes under.
I was looking to see whether people made year end predictions for 2009 and found this thread. Good job Al on the stock market call. The rest, you still have time.
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Sarah Palin will ghost write a best seller and first dude will be caught in a compromising position with a snowmobile saleswoman .

Glad you revived this thread . Looks like I was at least 50% right for 2009 and maybe more .
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  • Oil will go above $150/barrel within three years.
  • There will be a major US earthquake before 2015.
  • The stock market will have made a dramatic recovery by Sept 2009.
  • GM's Chevy Volt will be a top selling car, even if GM goes under.
Only one wrong so far.
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