Skip to main content

It's almost 2014. There were a few moments in 2013 when I thought I might not make it to 2014. But I'm still here.

If you started reading this post because you want to know what I'm predicting for the coming 12 months, I'm sorry for the trickery. Because I rarely make predictions. And when I do they include a lot of hemming and hawwing and ifs and buts. So not really predictions worthy of the name.

Psychics, however, especially Psychics® and Psychics™, are again hard at work telling us what they "see" through the veils of time and whatever other gobbledegook they blanket their forecasts with.

The smart ones and dumb ones alike offer up lots of predictions so that maybe, just maybe, they'll hit one that they can then use to market the "accuracy" of their skills to whomever drops by for a "reading." Everybody gets one right occasionally. Predict enough times that the Pope will die or a recession will start or a movie star will be murdered and eventually: Bullseye! Just get the masses to ignore the hundreds of misses. Absolutely no embarrassment from the failed psychics as long as the cash flows.

In case you wanna keep score anyway, here are some selected psychic predictions for 2014. And remember, if any of these turn out to be true, you read it here first and I didn't even ask for your bank account PIN.

Sidney Friedman:

• Edward Snowden will return to the United States and will NOT face trial.

• Chivalry returns.

• Most improbably, the 2014 elections see Texas turning blue.

• With sincere hopes the following does not occur, I sense two natural disasters striking nearly simultaneously in the United States.

Charles Cox:

• Queen Elizabeth will no longer reign (not sure if that’s attributed to declined health or just time to let the throne go). We will lose Prince Philip in 2014 and this may be the event which motivates her to abdicate.

•  Earthquakes in the Midwest, perhaps along the New Madrid fault. The Mississippi River changing course could be a result of such activity.

• NASA reveals that their data shows that there is currently life on Mars.

• There will be food safety scares again in 2014 surrounding fresh fruits and vegetables.

Tara Greene:

• The Occupy movement becomes the “WE1” we, one, movement. Mass protests worldwide will inevitably have to be televised. Huge civil blockades, strikes, on major highways, in every major city will be synchronized.

• Has a very strong show at the Olympics. Putin is in his glory. There are many technological problems at the Olympics too and some unfortunate accidents. Terrorist attacks and protests are high.

• Kim Kardashian and Kanye West over the top wedding watched by millions. But Kanye West sinks his career. He is trying to control her totally. I don't think they will last.

Karl Rove:

• Republicans will keep the House with a modest pickup of 4-6 seats. The GOP will most likely end up with 50 or 51 Senate seats (in the former case, keeping Vice President Joe Biden fully occupied for two years presiding over the chamber). Control of the Senate may not be decided until December's Louisiana runoff.

• Every Republican senator and virtually every representative challenged in a primary as insufficiently conservative will win.

• The administration will resign itself to a nuclear Iran and shift to "containment," further eroding U.S. credibility with Middle East allies.

• "Duck Dynasty" will set another cable viewership record. Miley Cyrus will fade as a cultural phenomenon.

Okay, fortune tellers, squirt some Windex on your crystal balls and lay your forecasts on your fellow Kossacks.

Originally posted to Meteor Blades on Tue Dec 31, 2013 at 01:51 PM PST.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

Tags

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site