Punxsutawney Phil, the King of the Groundhogs, Seer of Seers, Prognosticator
, Weather Prophet without Peer, was awakened from his borrow at 7:28 a.
Larry Sabato said in an interview with Great Falls, Montana's Tribune, "While he's not necessarily toast, but you can smell the bread burning.
Nancy started out by admitting "I've never been a prognosticator
," and then explained how the whole thing began, looking back to CIL's days as a mimeographed newsletter.
We don't want to slow you down, but before you go, take a moment to look through our annual prognosticator
Every year on Candlemas Day in early February, millions of eyes are focused on a strange activity in a small Pennsylvania town that calls itself the Weather Capital of the World: A 15-pound rodent named Punxsutawney Phil ("Seer of Seers, Sage of Sages, Prognosticator
, and Weather Prophet Extraordinary") emerges from a simulated tree stump and either sees or fails to see his shadow, hence giving us a definitive forecast of the length of the remaining winter.
Despite his lengthy green-left credentials and his terrible track record as a prognosticator
, NBC contracted with Ehrlich in 1990 to produce a 12-part series on global ecological issues for NBC News.
While often viewed as a great prognosticator
, Moynihan long ago recognized that the failure of social policy occurred well before the Great Society.
It was also considered a useful prognosticator
of our future success with the HMO.
A widely respected economic prognosticator
, Steve Forbes campaigned vigorously for the Republican nomination for the Presidency in 1996 and 2000.
In the days leading up to the decision between incumbent President Barack Obama and GOP challenger Mitt Romney, when Silver put President Obama's odds for re-election at over 90%, the prognosticator
became one of the hottest pre-election buzz topics -- largely due to criticism from more moderate prognosticators
who felt Silver's predictions were reckless and off the mark.
Called the "Penetration Prognosticator
," it is available from AFS.
Although the forecast varies depending upon the part of the technological elephant in which the prognosticator
has a vested interest (fax, E-mail, wireless communication, etc.
Visitors to Groundhog's surreal world watch as the ultimate prognosticator
gets lost in a string of seemingly never-ending nightmares.
The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation, a generally reliable fiscal prognosticator
, delivered its state revenue forecast this week.
But as many have heard the doomsday conversation, few seem to know much about the prognosticator