Sybill Trelawney as political pundit.

According to this Financial Times article, China has announced that they intend to send a manned mission to the moon in the next decade or so.

But what scares me about this news is that it is an eerie harbinger that John McLaughlin, host of the political talk show The McLaughlin Group, made an accurate prediction several years ago when he said “the next man or woman to walk on the moon will be Chinese.” If you watch the show, you know why the idea of him making an accurate prediction is disturbing.

Also, I would be remiss if I did not note that Mr. McLaughlin’s prediction has formed the theme of a good but bizarre (how could it be otherwise?) song by Andrew WK:

What's your stake in this, cowboy?

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