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The Official Free Republic 2003 Predictions Thread
Me, Myself and I | December 31, 2002

Posted on 12/31/2002 1:19:56 PM PST by Timesink

This is it folks, the place where we all gather 'round once a year to prognosticate about the year to come, for the sole purpose of hopefully being able to come back and gloat in 365 days.

So without further adieu, I'll get it started:

1) Hillary Clinton will not become president in 2003.


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1 posted on 12/31/2002 1:19:56 PM PST by Timesink
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To: Timesink
Iraq II commences in January; occupation continues throughout the year and beyond.

The WoD continues in 2003 without success.

The WoT continues in 2003 with some successes.
2 posted on 12/31/2002 1:23:24 PM PST by Fred Mertz
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To: Timesink
Well, there's going to be a very long and annoying mediafest when those two snipers go on trial(s).

Anything from which can you gloat from last year?
3 posted on 12/31/2002 1:26:15 PM PST by lainie
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To: Timesink
1) Hillary Clinton will not become president in 2003.

Thank the Good Lord above. Although I'm sure if there was any way she could try, she would.

4 posted on 12/31/2002 1:27:00 PM PST by upchuck
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To: Timesink; BigWaveBetty
BWB - are you collecting some of these already from another thread?
5 posted on 12/31/2002 1:27:41 PM PST by anniegetyourgun
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To: sphinx; Toirdhealbheach Beucail; curmudgeonII; roderick; Notforprophet; river rat; csvset; ...
2003 Predictions ping!!!

If you want on or off the Western Civilization Military History ping list, let me know.
6 posted on 12/31/2002 1:27:56 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Timesink
The male side of Billary will announce he has HIV and is donating his brain to the Raellians for cloning experiements. The female side of Billary admits publicly she has been using a chainsaw to shave her legs for the last 20 years.

In the real world, 2003 will be the year Saddam is killed, gasoline prices fall, the economy picks up despite the *rats best efforts to talk it into the ground and most importantly, we catch more Al Qaeda before they can kill us. America will remain the land of the free and the home of the brave in 2003!!!
7 posted on 12/31/2002 1:28:05 PM PST by TheStickman
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To: Fred Mertz
The WoD continues in 2003 without success.

They're just not trying hard enough!

8 posted on 12/31/2002 1:28:43 PM PST by Senator Pardek
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To: Timesink
(1) The Axis of Evil is finished by the end of '03
(2) Bush grows some testicles and pushes for a flat tax
(3) The Patriot Act will be weakened
(4) The borders will finally be addressed
(5) The WOD continues with no success
(6) Walters won't be fired
(7) China and US will be in a showdown by the end of '03
9 posted on 12/31/2002 1:30:23 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Timesink
There will be increasing interest in the "Fair Tax," a national sales tax proposal.

There may be, hopefully, some serious discussion about this in Congress.

10 posted on 12/31/2002 1:30:34 PM PST by upchuck
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To: Timesink
Tent Lott while attempting to drown his sorrows by drinking his new brand of hair shellac discovers his backbone under the bathroom sink.
11 posted on 12/31/2002 1:31:03 PM PST by Fzob
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To: Senator Pardek
I wouldn't want to be a cop when the people start fighting back against the crap you just linked to.
12 posted on 12/31/2002 1:31:30 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Timesink
President Bush will complete the war on Al-Queda and not prove that Canadian women correct by invading Iraq and ignoring the more important problems for the United States from NK and the economy.

HAPPY NEW YEAR !

13 posted on 12/31/2002 1:31:42 PM PST by ex-snook
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To: anniegetyourgun
BWB - are you collecting some of these already from another thread?

I've started a separate thread for bragging rights regarding 2002 predictions.

14 posted on 12/31/2002 1:31:56 PM PST by Timesink
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To: Timesink
DOW 6000

S & P 500 700

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16 posted on 12/31/2002 1:32:56 PM PST by antaresequity
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To: Timesink
From the Iconoclast:

1. Fox TV's new reality show, The Incest Challenge, will become the year's top-rated television show, followed by CBS's new Wednesday night hit, CSI Cincinnati.

2. Mexico will announce the construction of a massive new "Gringo Wall" across its border with the U.S., to keep out illegal American immigrants trying to sneak into Mexico. As intended, everyone in the U.S. and Mexico will have a good laugh.

3. Al Gore will announce he is planning to run for governor of Florida in 2004. A mass emigration from Florida to other states will begin immediately.

4. Noam Chomsky will write his penultimate America-hating diatribe in The Nation -- "Fortress America, The Dung Heap of History" -- comparing the United States with Sparta and arguing that Spartans were a more peaceful people than Americans. Most insulting of all, he will argue that Spartans had a keener fashion sense, arguing that "tunics are so much more chichi than blue jeans or polyester pants."

5. James Brolin will ask for a divorce from wife Barbra Streisand, citing Bab's irreconcilable ego and "damn big nose."

6. Michael Jackson will dangle Sony executive Tommy Mottola from the window of a New York apartment building until Mottola reluctantly comes up with a new 35-million-dollar recording contract for the Demented One.

7. Pete Rose proudly travels to Cooperstown (Wyoming) to be inducted into the Gambler's Anonymous Hall of Fame.

8. The once-tight Friends cast will have a falling out over salary demands and end their popular TV series. But they'll return in a brand new prime-time NBC sitcom, Enemies.

9. Shaq O'Neil will put on another 100 pounds and will lumber down basketball courts on fast breaks in a golf cart. He will carry a lightweight aluminum ladder with him to help him still score his soaring gorilla dunks.

10. Eminem will confess to Barbara Walters that he is gay and that he has had a life-long crush on Elton John. For the first time ever, Barbara Walters will throw up in prime time.

17 posted on 12/31/2002 1:34:20 PM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
"4. Noam Chomsky will write his penultimate America-hating diatribe in The Nation -- "Fortress America, The Dung Heap of History" -- comparing the United States with Sparta and arguing that Spartans were a more peaceful people than Americans. Most insulting of all, he will argue that Spartans had a keener fashion sense, arguing that "tunics are so much more chichi than blue jeans or polyester pants."

Hey!!!!
18 posted on 12/31/2002 1:37:51 PM PST by Sparta
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To: Timesink
Saddam Hussein will be deposed.

The stock markets will finish up for the year, but only marginally (up less than 2.5%).

John McCain will resign from the Senate for medical reasons.

States will begin assessing special taxes/surcharges on internet service provider access charges.

Acceleration of federal income tax rate cuts will fail.

The current federal income tax rate cuts will be made "permanent", i.e. they will go right back up if a RAT gets elected prez in '04 or '08.

Dividend tax cut legislation will be passed but it will be written so poorly that investors who could really use it to stimulate the economy will see no actual benefit.
19 posted on 12/31/2002 1:38:46 PM PST by nhoward14
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To: Timesink
Last year's predictions for 2002
20 posted on 12/31/2002 1:39:02 PM PST by martin_fierro
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To: Sparta
1)The Iraqi's collapse like a house of cards;

2)The terrorists hit us big time with massive casualties;

3)The liberals try and use the terrorist attack on Bush saying he has not done enough;

4)Use Rove-Jitsu, the public rallies around GW causing the Dems to self destruct even further;5)Gw, realizing he has not done enough, starts to use military checkpoints along our borders and harbors.

21 posted on 12/31/2002 1:39:06 PM PST by MattinNJ
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To: Timesink; Thinkin' Gal; aculeus; general_re; BlueLancer
Rosie what's-her-name, desperately trying to forestall oblivion, will confess that her "coming out" was a publicity stunt. As proof, she'll marry Michael Jackson.
22 posted on 12/31/2002 1:40:29 PM PST by dighton
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To: Timesink
It will be a mess in the Mid-East. OK. That's easy. It will be a worse mess in the Mid-East, but may be heading towards resolution towards the end of the year because.

1. The U.S. will attack Iraq, successfully, during which.
2. Iraq will attack Israel, causing Israel to respond, which, in combination with
3. The assassination of Yassir Arafat, by even more radial Arab terrorists.
4. Will cause an all out war in and around Israel.
5. Just to make things interesting, Iran will have a Democratic uprising; even money whether it succeeds before the year's end.

But, if the U.S. and Israel can win big and quick and if Iran turns Democratic, things by the end of the year will actually seem promising.

Some more easy ones:
1. Barbara Streisand will say something stupid.
2. Alec Baldwin will say something stupid.
3. Cher will retain the one brain cell she shares with Babs and Alec and keep her trap shut.

The tough one:
Sean Penn will seethe over how the Iraqi government used him and, sometime in late summer or early autumn, apologize to President Bush.

A few more:
1. The Democratic party will start to split, between anti-war and pro-war factions. By the end of the year, there will be noises that several more left-wing representative are considering joining the Greens.

2. A serious terrorist attack will be prevented, because a private citizen had her gun and knew how to use it.

3. India will have serious Muslim riots. Russia will have even more Muslim terrorism. Both of these will draw them closer with the U.S. and Israel.

4. France will have Muslim riots and subsidize the sale of matches.

5. South Korea will pay Dane-Geld to North Korea, to keep them from continuing their nuclear program. Not that it will actually stop the North Koreans. Diplomatic tension between South Korea and the U.S. will lead to serious discussion of the U.S. military leaving Korea and Bush will have to back-off on the issue. Until Hell breaks loose there in '04 or '05.

One more:

I will actually finish the rewrite of one of my novels and submit one of them somewhere.

That’ll do for now.
23 posted on 12/31/2002 1:42:12 PM PST by Celtjew Libertarian
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To: Sparta
Oh yeah, I forgot, the G-Men win the Super Bowl.
24 posted on 12/31/2002 1:42:24 PM PST by MattinNJ
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To: Timesink
Another one million illegal immigrants will make their way into our country, no doubt including a handful of dangerous terrorists. The federal government will do nothing...until the next large successful attack.
25 posted on 12/31/2002 1:43:45 PM PST by jpl
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To: MattinNJ
"Oh yeah, I forgot, the G-Men win the Super Bowl."

Not a chance. The Saints will actually win enough games to get to the playoffs and come alive in the playoffs.
26 posted on 12/31/2002 1:44:32 PM PST by Sparta
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To: MattinNJ
As much as I'll be cheering for the Giants, it's going to be the Raiders. They have the hotter hand right now, even with the Giants' winning streak.
27 posted on 12/31/2002 1:44:37 PM PST by Celtjew Libertarian
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To: Timesink
Fin's Fearless Forecast For '03

28 posted on 12/31/2002 1:47:44 PM PST by Fintan
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To: Timesink
1. The Islamic government in Iran falls in a mostly nonviolent revolution.

2. The Chavez government in Venezuela does not last out the year.
29 posted on 12/31/2002 1:47:58 PM PST by denydenydeny
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To: nhoward14
John McCain will resign from the Senate for medical reasons.

And retire to Vietnam.

30 posted on 12/31/2002 1:48:09 PM PST by lainie
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To: Timesink
From my post on the other 'predictions' thread:

At least one more terrorist atrocity will be carried out on U.S. soil. I dunno whether it will be chem, bio, or nuke, but I'd bet a dinner it's coming.

Hillary Clinton will announce or be drafted for President or possibly Veep if she is convinced the VP post will position her for some 'tragic' ascendency to power.

Evidence will accumulate that Osama Bin Laden is still alive.

Public schools will continue to get worse, as test scores get better.

Tort reform will fail, and massive class-action lawsuits will continue against fast-food makers, gun manufacturers, you name it.

Illegal immigration will continue and the government will do nothing to stop it. The INS will remain a quagmire of incompetent/corrupt bureaucrats.

The 'movement' to outlaw the death penalty will continue to roll forward, and may even reach its culmination in 2003-04.

The Bill of Rights will continue to be attacked and degraded.

Clintonite hold-overs in government will remain safely in their sinecures.

Some of Bush's nominations will leak past the Democrats but they will Bork all of the important ones.

Just a few from the fertile(?) mind of Boris.

31 posted on 12/31/2002 1:50:11 PM PST by boris
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All arms of the Democratic party (gays, gals, greenies, shysters, unions and all unfortunate minorities still in bondage on their plantation) will unite in calling for the re-instatement of the draft - clearly defining our military personnel as enslaved members of the underclass ruled by rich, white...you get the picture - instead of the free, brave, patriotic and honorable individuals that they CHOOSE to be.

This pathetic movement, a scantily disguised further attempt at class warfare and race-baiting will be dramatically embarassed as our troops easily depose Sadaam and proceed to whup the rest of the Axis of Evil.

32 posted on 12/31/2002 1:50:24 PM PST by LisaFab
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1. Bill Clinton will still not go away

2. Hillary will make a lot of noise about running for President but it turns out to be a smoke screen to make some other Democrat look like something other than a socialist pig compared to Hillary.
33 posted on 12/31/2002 1:51:13 PM PST by Fzob
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Long term prediction for next year, the longest possible in fact:

On December 31 2003 there will be a thread on Free Republic containing predictions for 2004. On this thread Revolting cat! will issue the following prediction:

"On December 31 2004 there will be a thread on Free Republic containing predictions for 2005. On this thread Revolting cat! will issue the following prediction:"

"On December 31 2005 there will be a thread on Free Republic containing predictions for 2006. On this thread Revolting cat! will issue the following prediction:"

"On December 31 2006 there will be a thread on Free Republic containing predictions for 2007. On this thread Revolting cat! will issue the following prediction:"

34 posted on 12/31/2002 1:51:34 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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Trent Lott discovers his moral compass was bugged by the nytimes and he is walking in parallel circles with jimmy carter!
35 posted on 12/31/2002 1:53:50 PM PST by f.Christian
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To: Timesink
President George W. Bush will make TWO appointments to the Supreme Court, both conservative to right-of-moderate.
36 posted on 12/31/2002 1:57:51 PM PST by TommyDale
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To: Timesink
Not one of Jean Dixon's predictions will come true!
37 posted on 12/31/2002 1:58:43 PM PST by Revolting cat!
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To: ScottBuck
My prediction: The Big Nine will hold for the Plaintiffs in Grutter v. Bollinger (the U of M AA cases) by a bitterly divided 5-4 court.

If that happens, the media will make endless references to the 5-4 decision, "the same breakdown in the decision that appointed Bush president in the 2000 election."

38 posted on 12/31/2002 1:59:51 PM PST by alnick
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The Amazing Kreskin predicts 2003
39 posted on 12/31/2002 2:01:39 PM PST by lainie
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To: Timesink
The revolution in Iran will commence before the last bomb falls on Iraq. Iranians will be free by the end of the year with no effort required of the US.
40 posted on 12/31/2002 2:03:02 PM PST by Uncle Miltie
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To: Timesink
I'm going to take a big risk and say that I think it will snow in Buffalo next year.
41 posted on 12/31/2002 2:03:42 PM PST by Sungirl
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To: Fzob
Tent Lott while attempting to drown his sorrows by drinking his new brand of hair shellac discovers his backbone under the bathroom sink.

No, Lott will learn that he was cloned from a jelly-fish and has never had a backbone.

42 posted on 12/31/2002 2:04:07 PM PST by lonestar
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To: Timesink
More harm than good will be done on the matter of Illegals, and the culprits will be bipartisan.
Someone will attempt to ignore the American people and slip an Amnesty through.

If they fail, they won't be discouraged; if they succeed, they will be emboldened.



43 posted on 12/31/2002 2:04:13 PM PST by Sabertooth
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To: Timesink
Transferring a post:

Since Bush is cutting costs and fanfare in the WhiteHouse currently, we will find that both the Senate and House of Representatives have cut all the pork out of all the bills in 2003.

OK so maybe I am dreaming.

Rudy Guiliani will be appointed to take over the INS/Border Patrol/Visa Clearing House, and other messes withing the Homeland Security Department, etc. Heck, maybe he will even take Tom Ridge's job in the course of events.

44 posted on 12/31/2002 2:05:59 PM PST by Salvation
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To: LisaFab
In return for assistance with his oil industry and help in the Chechnyan mess, Vladimir Putin will release certain heretofore unknown KGB files, documenting Bill Clinton's efforts to sell out his nation to the USSR.

In a related development, a technical team from the CIA tracks certain computer messages to a certain senator's home in DC, where she is discovered to have been passing information to anti-US factions abroad.

Jesse Jackson's ties to arms smuggling are discovered when the SEC begins tracing mysterious transfers of cash from Wall Street firms.

John Edwards and John Kerry are both mysteriously stricken with hair loss unrelated to radiation, and both withdraw from the presidential race.

Note: If even one of these actually happens, I will buy drinks for everyone! LOL!

45 posted on 12/31/2002 2:06:29 PM PST by Miss Marple
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To: Timesink
The Catholic Church will continue down the road of healing with many returning to their once abandoned Catholic faith.

"Out of every adversity comes an equal or greater opportunity."
47 posted on 12/31/2002 2:06:51 PM PST by Salvation
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1. Saddam Hussein and his sons Uday and Qusay will be assassinated in a military coup towards the end of the second Gulf War.

2. Three former Presidents of the United States will die in 2003.

3. Hispanic irredentists seeking the return of the Southwestern United States to Mexico, led by a prominent Hispanic Democrat, will found a political party to run candidates in state and congressional elections

4. A Cardinal embroiled in the American Catholic Church's homosexual scandal will be forced out of the closet in court.

5. A well-known Hollywood actress will make a public conversion to Islam during the war against Iraq, and just as quickly renounce Islam following Iraq's defeat.

6. After resoundingly rejecting the Euro in a referendum, Britain will face economic and diplomatic sanctions from the European Union.

7. Canada will face a constitutional crisis when Jean Chretien attempts to call an election in the spring to prevent former Finance Minister Paul Martin's succession, and the Governor General refuses a dissolution of Parliament.

8. McDonald's will post losses in all four quarters, leading to a management purge and the closure of several hundred restaurants.

9. The first military dictator of the United States will be born.

10. An obscure state governor will emerge as the leading contender for the 2004 Democratic presidential nomination.
49 posted on 12/31/2002 2:11:33 PM PST by Loyalist
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To: Timesink
Hillary Clinton will not become president in 2003 or a woman. She will be found to be that strange type that
is in-Vince-able.
50 posted on 12/31/2002 2:12:22 PM PST by hgro
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