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October 23, 2005

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1. From your mouth to God's ear.
2. I fear DeLay may be able to get a Republican judge -- and that judge will face tremendous party pressure to dismiss or acquit.
3. I'm not ready for Harriet to go away. I enjoy watching conservatives wake up from the long dream of Bush competence and loyalty. She has been kicked around so much that I feel sorry for her. And her replacement could be much, much worse.

All in all, I'd say you're on the money.

1. Michelle Malkin's head will implode, and evil spirits will escape it in threads of gray smoke, while the snakes writhe in agony.

2. Delay will wet his pants.

3. Karl Rove will spill his guts and tattle on the madministration, including his steamy affair with Jeff Guckert/Gannon.

I will just go along with your predictions and pray real hard that number one is correct. I must say, I do not think DeLay will get a new Judge. I don't know why, but I predict the Judge doing the review will have to say that since all Judges run for office that it would be unjustified to switch Judges based on the political party they donate too. If he does get a new one, it would be hilarious if he got a raving liberal.

You're probably right on. Nothing ventured, nothing gained, or so they say. So here are my guesses:

1) Fitzgerald will announce indictments on Tuesday.

2) Cheney will announce his resignation on Friday.

3) The Chimp will make two separate trips to Florida after Hurricane Wilma hits, and Condoleeza Rice will accompany him on at least one of those trips

I fear DeLay may be able to get a Republican judge -- and that judge will face tremendous party pressure to dismiss or acquit.

I know nothing about the Texas criminal procedure rules, but a jury would be the one to acquit. If DeLay can get a bench trial, then the judge could acquit, but he might not be able to opt out of a jury. And a lot of courts assign cases on a wheel (randomly), so he might get someone "worse" than the current judge. Finally, while he might get a different result from a Repug judge, if you go after your first judge, the rest of them, of whatever stripe, tend to look on you less charitably.

1. Right on but I beleve Dirty Dick will also be among the ones indicted.

2.Delay will not get a new judge.

3.Miers will not withdraw. She's from Texas and you know they can do no wrong. Even fiddling the scratch card books is allowed down that way.

My prediction, as hurricane Wilma makes landfall and the indictments are handed out like Halloween candy, Bush and others in his "madministration" (nice one Helen) will begin preparations for a record breaking vacation.

1) Katherine Harris exposes her breasts on The O'Reilly Factor in an attempt to woo bored Florida voters.

2) Miers will not withdraw; rather, she will be Borked by Congress.

3) Dick Cheney will develop two more aneurysms in his knees causing him to order a pre-emptive nuclear assault on Tehran.

P.S. check this out:

http://fredbieling.blogspot.com/2005/10/all-kings-horses.html

My guess is that the first and the third ones won't pan out, but the second will (I'm kind of a pessimist).

My guess is that the first and the third ones won't pan out, but the second will (I'm kind of a pessimist).

Marie, if just #2 is right, I would take it. If the Dear [Former Majority] Leader's case stays in Austin, he's screwed.

"I know nothing about the Texas criminal procedure rules, but a jury would be the one to acquit. If DeLay can get a bench trial, then the judge could acquit, but he might not be able to opt out of a jury."

I know nothing about criminal procedure that I didn't learn from Law and Order; I was assuming that the judge might be able to influence the jury toward an acquittal with rulings and instructions, but that may all be TV nonsense. I sincerely hope that any judge assigned to DeLay's case will bend over backwards to be impartial, but I do fear pressure. I live in Alabama, where we also elect judges, and they have the power to override jury recommendations in capital cases. Our judges have to be "tough on crime" in order to be re-elected; a judge in the DeLay case would face pressure to be just the opposite.

There's just too much information out there now for those folks in Texas to keep bending over for DeLay and his ilk. Out here in Washington State, after our gubernatorial voting debacle and subsequent day in court insisted upon by DINO Rossi - Dino? - who the FUCK would want a governor named Dino?? - the Repub loser, there was a judge from Eastern Washington, a Repub himself, in charge of the final decision about re-voting or not, who stepped up to the plate and ruled against Dino and his Rovian wannabes. Now, I could be too hopeful on the DeLay case, but I will predict he doesn't get things his way, or even if they change judges, things still won't go his way. He looks crappy in any color, but orange is good.
If I'm wrong, I'll go down there and throw him off a short pier into a Super Fund site myself!!
Hmm, that ain't really a prediction. Well, to continue in my typical Cassandra-like vein of calling the future, I don't think anyone other than Scooter Libby will get nailed.
About Miers. I agree, she won't make it, and someone far worse will be put up. Once again, I volunteer to sink these folks in some latterday La Brea tarpit...
How easy would it be for W. to declare martial law? Wondering...

The Nostradamus in me says that Fitzmas comes early. I smell it in the air as the cooler weather comes ...

My prediction is Dick Cheney will become really sick all of the sudden.

1. Bill Frist will come out and directly challenge the Miers nomination, to distance himself from the White House with an eye on 2008 and to draw attention away from the SEC investigation.


2. Patrick Fitzgerald will begin receiving death threats, or it will come to light that he's been receiving them all along.


3. Someone on the VP's staff will commit suicide.


Crap. I'm dark today.

My predictions (not realizing I should have had these in yesterday):

1) Wilma will collide with TD Alpha over the Atlantic Ocean and turn into a Nor'easter the likes of which the east coast has never seen before, making Katrina look like a practice session.

2) George Bush will correctly be viewed as partisan when his response to Katrina is compared to Rita and Wilma (including sending cruise ships down to Cancun to pick up stranded rich white American tourists).

3) The indictments will be handed out Wednesday in the PlameGate matter. Included will be Rove, Libby, Judith Miller, and John Bolton.

My predictions (not realizing I should have had these in yesterday) ....

There is no time limit as long as you don't make the prediction after the event.

I think we'll also see the American casualty list cross 2,000 this week. Sadly.

Well, I'm down one, despite the fact that the northeast is being slammed by a nor'easter. It's just not Alpha and Wilma coming together.

I'm down one too - I said DeLay would get a new judge this week - hearing isn't until Nov. 1 - wheels of justice grind slow & c.

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