SCC's Predictions for 2006
Well, quite a few of you posted predictions. We'd like to post a few of our own. Make of them what you will:
- Politics - Local - more indictments for Daley's machine. Segal or "Quarters" will crack and at least one member of the inner circle will start telling tales. Bad year locally.
- Politics - State - former governor Ryan (may he rot in hell for eternity for commuting sentences of cop killers) will be convicted. Good riddance.
- Politics - National and International - Scooter will be convicted, Delay will be cleared. The republicans will lose 2 seats in the Senate, but gain a handful in the House. Bush's popularity will range in the high 50's low 60's all year, especially after Zarqawi and bin Laden are captured or killed. Iran and China will kill thousands of their citizens as social upheaval shakes them, Iraq will be more peaceful, Syria will crumble and groundwork will begin for a new Mid-East war. European countries will riot and burn more than ever.
- Sports - Bears will fall short. Bulls will make the playoffs, but fall short. Cubs will tread water, the Blackhawks will sink and the Sox better live up to the potential of a World Series Champ (Repeat? We say yes.)
- Department - Starks has spent his last Christmas on the job. Grau or Maher will be the new First. Lieutenant test will be this year, and a particular Sergeant will do very well on it. Noelle Brennan will have something to say about the "merit" process, but not much will change - unless Daley leaves, then all bets are off.
- General - Economy will keep on rolling; Hollywood will post another losing year; General Motors will lose more money, jobs and it's place on the Dow Jones Industrial Average. Tookie will still be dead and Jimmy Hoffa will still be missing. SecondCityCop.Blogpsot will pass a million page views before Fall and might be mentioned by either Kass or Brown, but not Jesse or Junior.
And we shall keep on posting throughout the year. Thanks to everyone for an excellent run so far: 6 months operating, almost 120,000 visits, over 633,000 page views, countless comments and e-mails to encouraging us to keep it going. A Happy New Year to everyone.