I want a do-over!
In my 2020 Predictions post, one of the predictions was that President Trump would face a second impeachment. Well, I counted that as a missed prediction since there was no second impeachment …in 2020, but almost immediately into the New Year, guess what?
We had a second impeachment.
Now technically, it didn’t happen within the 2020 calendar year, but it was so close, mid-January; how can this not be an accurate prediction? And therefore I have declared it so! My 2020 prediction score is now 6 out of 8 predictions, giving me a grade of 75%. That’s a solid gentleman’s C, so I’ll take that.
So while I’m updating my predictions, I thought I would gift a few bonus predictions. These are just off the top of my head but let’s see..
The Derek Chauvin trial begins this week. Chauvin, is charged with killing the sainted George Floyd (PBUH). Watching the video, I came to the same conclusion that the rest of the country did, Chauvin murdered Floyd. But then the autopsy was released showing a fatal amount of fentanyl in his system, and I had to reconsider my priors. Chauvin is charged with second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter charges. I don’t know which charge is going to stick, but in spite of the autopsy results, I’m confidently predicting that Chauvin will be convicted on one of those three charges. If you were on that jury, would you want to put you and your family’s life in danger by adhering strictly to the evidence? Would you want to be responsible for setting off new rioting? Chauvin is getting the shaft on this one.
In economic news, I think we are facing a future stock market crash and real estate market crash, within the next 18 months. I do have a criteria that I use to determine this, which I’m keeping close to the vest for now, but handle your investments with this in mind.
Also a little far afield, but I’m predicting that the Republicans, as hopelessly messed up as they are, take back a majority in the House of Representatives in 2022. I know it’s a little early for that, and if HR 1 passes, all bets are off, but right now it’s about the only national level place the GOP can win.