Sydney Australia is the first major metropolitan center across the International Date Line and so, kicks off the New Year's celebration every year with a HUGE fireworks display in the harbor. The Sydney Morning Herald has a photo wrap up with fantastic images. There's a video of the display here.
I'm looking forward to the adults being back in charge of both houses of the U.S. Congress. Finally, we can take at least a few steps to contain the damage of Obama's reckless presidency. But, warped, naive and rigid ideological perspective will continue to cause problems for the U.S. at home and abroad. To paraphrase Obama's Rev. Wright, the chickens are coming home to roost. I don't see many bright spots as I look around the globe or at home.
Still, with every good wish for the New Year....
HAPPY NEW YEAR