Intolerant Catholic

“In the world it is called Tolerance, but in hell it is called Despair, the sin that believes in nothing, cares for nothing, seeks to know nothing, interferes with nothing, enjoys nothing, hates nothing, finds purpose in nothing, lives for nothing, and remains alive because there is nothing for which it will die.” --Dorothy Sayres

Monday, January 08, 2007

Predictions for 2007

It is customary, at the beginning of the year, for those who are actually smarter than the rest of humanity to show off our greater perspicacity by making predictions of upcoming events. Unfortunately, it is also customary for the deceitful, the arrogant, the self-important and the clueless to do exactly the same thing. The only way to tell the difference is check the predictions against actual events. Since this is a first for me, you have no record to check against. So assign me to one of the above categories and read my:

Predictions for 2007

1. Oil prices, while still volatile, will continue to increase
2. The Bush Administration will try to attack Iran. I think that Congressional Democrats will actually try to stop them. If they manage to get congressional approval (or worse yet, act without congressional approval), we will lose Iraq utterly and for at least a generation.
3. Microsoft Vista will fall flat in the market
4. Some company will actually start marketing an easy-to-install, legally irreproachable media player for Linux. This is the last piece in the puzzle which will lead to world domination for a real and secure operating system.
5. Thanks to and internet marketing, a band will break out and make huge sales without having a recording contract with a record company.
6. Contrary to Republican scare-mongering, the socialists leading the Democrat party will not be able to nationalize health care.
7. No-one will watch television on their cell phone
8. The blogosphere will continue to make no real difference, except for the productivity impact of millions of people talking to each other on company time.
9. Our liberty will continue to be chipped away by the Democrats as it was by the Republicans.

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