Sunday, December 31, 2006

Question Of The Week, 12/31/06

Good morning. Another year has come and gone, well it's down to the final hours anyway. If you plan on celebrating tonight please be safe and sensible. Would anyone care to take a look at some predictions that were made by some visitors to a Republic, if you can keep it and I on January, 1, 2006? Looks to me like we came close or got some of them right. You might have guessed. This weeks Question Of The Week will be a multiple question.

(1) What was the biggest success of 2006?
(2) What was the biggest failure of 2006?
(3) What issues and events will be the big news stories of 2007? Your predictions please.

I'll post my answers in the Comment Section Monday night.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.


Blogger American Crusader said...

Looks like Iran and stock market crashing was on most people's minds one year ago. Not much on Iran has changed but the stock market fared fairly well.
Biggest success of 2006..NASA.
Three successful space shuttle missions.
Mars Rover and Orbiter Team continued bringing exciting information and pictures including the possibility of water on Mars.
NASA also reinvented itself by declaring its goal of landing a man on Mars by 2040. Included in this was returning man to the moon and building a lunar station.

Biggest failure...complete failure to rein in Iran. If anything, Iran is more powerful and more influential than ever before (at least since the end of the Persian Empire).

Biggest story in 2007...the devaluation of the dollar.

8:18 AM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

Ah, time for the big picture. Here goes...

"(1) What was the biggest success of 2006?"

I'm trying to think back to some really remarkable success, and I have to go with the anti-incumbent movement that handed Congress to the Dems. Not that I'm for the Dems, but anti-incumbent is good.

"(2) What was the biggest failure of 2006?"

Israel's attack of Lebenon and the world's failure to do anything productive about. Either that or Darfur, which started before 2006 and so I'm not sure it counts. Though, continuing to do virtually nothing in Darfur would count in my book, but it's a toss up betwix those two.

"(3) What issues and events will be the big news stories of 2007? Your predictions please."

I think Iran and North Korea will continue playing for dominance in the "pain in our ass and we can't do nuthin' 'bout it" arena. China will continue to grow while we're blind to it, and become more and more [potentially] troublesome. The U.S.-Mexican border will reach a hot-point, people will die (in greater quantities) and we might even reach the point where we're wishing we kept more of our, um, National Guard here at home.

Oh, and my blog will become an absolutely famous site for the discussion of neurodiversity politics!

8:50 AM  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

I just took a look at my predictions last year. I was somewhat correct on two: the danger which Iran poses and the burst of the real-estate bubble. My own sale fell through when the housing market took a downturn.

I'm with Crusader as to the biggest failure, although the dhimmitude of the West with regard to naming the enemy runs a close second.

The biggest success of 2006? A leveling-off of oil prices. I had a terrible time meeting my bills when gas and oil prices were sky high!

As for 2007...

1. We're going to see China's economy strengthen even more. And with that, the American dollar will continue its downward spiral.

2. CAIR will grow even stronger and stifle dissenters. The new Congress will push for hate-speech legislation; if that legislation passes, surely GWB will veto it.

3. Further escalation of the worldwide jihad. Today saw Bangkok cancel New Year's festivities.

PS: I'm terrible at predictions!

8:57 AM  
Blogger small town girl said...

Success in 2006?

Replacement of incumbants. My district saw a man, who although did a good job in office, ended his 30 year career in the House.

Failure in 2006?

The US lossing even more international respect.

For 2007?

Who really knows?

11:32 AM  
Blogger David Schantz said...

First I want to thank everyone for stopping by to answer this weeks question and to wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2007. "What was the biggest success of 2006?" I'm going with AOW with the oil prices. It's supposed to get down to 18 degrees here tonight. "What was the biggest failure of 2006?" The United States House of Representatives took some steps in the right direction but, our borders are still wide opened and our broken immigration policy needs lots of work. "What issues and events will be the big news stories of 2007? Your predictions please."In early to mid 2007 Cuba will announce Fidel Castro has passed away. Fidel's brother Raul will announce plans to change some of Cuba's policies giving Cuban citizens more freedom. By late 2007 there will be talk in Washington D.C. about lifting sanctions against Cuba. Legislation will be introduced to reinstate the assault weapons ban.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

9:32 PM  
Blogger Gun-Toting Liberal said...

Happy New Year, my brother!!!

(1) What was the biggest success of 2006?

The Democratic takeover of the Senate, the House, and the Governorships. Not because I love Democrats, but because I despise what the Republican Party has become.

(2) What was the biggest failure of 2006?

The renewal of the Patriot Act!

(3) What issues and events will be the big news stories of 2007?

I PRAY that it will be the emergence of a viable third party or independent candidate for the Presidency in '08...

10:34 PM  
Blogger Katherine Thayer said...

The biggest success in 2006? Iraq dictator Saddam Hussein is executed

The biggest failure in 2006? As of December 31, 2006 there's over 3,000 US troops died.

In 2007? Gen. David Petraeus will surely become a commanding officer in Iraq.

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