What does the new year have in store for us? I predict:
2) With the success last year of the Tea Party movement, new political parties will be launched, including the Coffee Klatch (decaffeinated and regular). These groups will form primarily in "Blue" states, meeting in organizers' kitchens or neighborhood Starbucks and calling for a return to the traditional family values of the Clinton White House.
3) Public employee union members in major cities, already reeling in the backlash of citizens finally catching on that civil servants were receiving higher pay with greater benefits then private sector workers, will agree that taxes are too high where they work and move to lower-cost, union-free communities.
4) Gwinnett County will finally settle its dispute with its 15 municipalities over the Service Deliver Strategy (SDS) by trading chief financial officer Aaron Bovos to the Gwinnett Braves for a yet to be named utility infielder.
6) The housing market will finally show signs of recovery with home prices returning to the level they were at in 1956.
7) Having won three union organizing elections, the top managers at Delta Airlines, in an effort to ensure their own job security, will vote to join a union.
8) The Evermore CID will elect an entirely new board.
9) The City of Suwanee will announce that it won an award, for something or other.
10) All the remaining Democrats in the Georgia legislature will switch to the Republican party, leaving no one to blame if the session ends with nothing being accomplished.
11) Learning from the experience of clogged streets and expressway and virtual shutdown resulting from the record January snowstorm, the City of Atlanta will buy a snow shovel.
12) The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners will move its public meetings back to Gwinnett County in the hope of getting a friendlier audience.