Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Predictions for the Year 2008

Any Predictions for 2009?
Giuliani Tops Clinton In 2008 Presidential Race, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Republican Runs Strong In Red, Blue And Purple States.

"If [Hillary Clinton] gets a race against John Edwards and Barack Obama, she's going to be the nominee. Gore is the only threat to her, then... Barack Obama is not going to beat Hillary Clinton in a single Democratic primary. I'll predict that right now." -William Kristol, Fox News Sunday, Dec. 17, 2006

"How Clinton Will Win the Nomination by Losing S.C." - Dick Morris, Fox

"Americans will elect our first female president." -City Council Speaker Christine Quinn

"Right now it's a Clinton blowout," -columnist Jack Germond, McLaughlin Group

"Hillary Clinton could win 24% of Republican women in the general election this fall."
-Mark Penn, consultant to Clinton

"Goldman Sachs (GS) makes more money than every other brokerage firm in New York combined and finishes the year at $300 a share. Oil goes much higher, maybe as much as $125 a barrel... No! No! No! Bear Stearns is not in trouble." -Jim Kramer, CNBC commentator, 2007

"The economic success New York City is having must be shared with the poor and working class. In the coming year we need to invest in housing— not just luxury housing, but affordable housing." -Representative Charles Rangel, 2007

“In today’s regulatory environment, it’s virtually impossible to violate rules.” — Bernard Madoff, money manager, Oct. 20, 2007

"The U.S. economy is resilient and diverse. It's been remarkably robust and it will be again."
- U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

"I don't think we're headed to recession." President Bush

Charles H. Duell, Office of Patents, 1899: "Everything that can be invented has been invented."

Albert Einstein, 1932: "There is not the slightest indication that nuclear energy will ever be obtainable. It would mean that the atom would have to be shattered at will."

Blagojevich names Burris for Obama seat *** CHICAGOLAND: Indicted Governor Names Obama Replacement... The Race Card is Played *** Blagojevich's appointment of Roland Burris sets stage for political, legal turmoil *** The Democratic Party's Senate soap opera.

Albany Board of Elections rejects ballots in Padavan vs. Gennaro *** Frank wins, but Gennaro won't concede *** MTA is trackin' down state aid *** All aboard for Albany in bid for transit aid *** Carl Andrews leaves Paterson administration *** Why Carl "Gang of 3" Kruger is Immune.

Washington SLIM LEAD FOR AL FRANKEN, But Fighting Lingers *** Obamas to move to D.C. immediately *** Gaza Strip invasion is right thing to do, Bloomberg says *** Clinton is the DN's New Yorker of the Year ***

Senate Campaign MAYOR TAKES 'UM'BRAGE AT KENNEDY CRITICS *** MIKE'S AIDE SHEEKEY COOLING HIS CAROLINE PUSH *** For Kennedy, Self-Promotion Is Unfamiliar *** The Mayor, You Know, Says He Can Relate *** Kennedy camp reigns in Bloomberg adviser Sheekey’s lobbying efforts *** Mayor cozies up to Clintons, other Democrats *** Bloomberg: No Cozier With Dems Than Republicans *** Speaker Sheldon Silver says Caroline Kennedy hasn’t shown the “chutzpa of a Chuck Schumer to go out there and advocate for New York” *** City Hall: Sheekey's Kennedy Role Hasn't Changed. *** Paterson's best move was to appoint himself to the Senate

Tweeding Profiles in Tweeding: Eric Gioia - Queens Crap Blog *** Tweeding Press City writes a dumb story about councilmember's press release on hot playground mats as not one elected official is asked to explain how Wall Street melted down, why the crime rate is higher with elected officials then with the general public, and how they will provide leadership to balance the city and state budgets, not to mention keeping fares from going to $5 a ride *** Times sued over lusty Mac story *** The SEC and the press were unable to catch Bernie Madoff after receiving a specific written complaint

City Hall Controller: Budget could cost NY $1B in aid State Budget Ax Hits City Hard *** NYC Homeowner Rebates Are in the Mail *** City Hall: City Nears Deadline to Raise Day Care Pay or Lose Subsidy *** 'SOFT' DRINK SALES CITY YANKING SNAPPLE *** DESPITE ECONOMY, TAX INCREASE CITY DUE FOR NEW HOTEL OPENINGS *** FISCAL CRISIS HITS HOME AS LOCAL PRICES FALL 7.5% *** A Renter’s Market for Manhattan Offices ***Council Speaker Christine Quinn's home Democratic club is upset with her about-face on term limits *** City Starts Saying Bye to Snapple (Vending Machines).
Top 10 Lists Stupid is as stupid does: Knucklehead of the Year Awards *** The Good and Bad List of 2008 *** 2008 Economic Hall of Blame *** 10 Most Viewed Stories at NYPOST.COM *** Top Ten Funniest Political Quotes Of 2008 *** Top 10 Political Turkeys of 2008 *** Top 10 political scoops of 2008 *** The Top 10 Political Upsets Of 2008 *** Palin tops list of memorable quotes *** Top 10 Political Quotes of 2008 *** Daily Intel's People of the Year *** Katie Couric's Notebook: Year In Review