Did we go over the fiscal cliff or not? All I know is that the deadline passed, the Republican senators made a deal, the Senate voted on it, and now the House is talking about it. So what's the deal?
Yes! According to one report it is $620 billion in tax increases and $ 15 billion in spending cuts. Now that's balance!
The income limit for tax increases has reportedly gone from $250,000 to $450,000 a year, which makes Democrats like Tom Harkin apoplectic.
So what was the Countdown all about if the House can agree on it today?
Pakistan rang in the New Year with another massacre. Five female schoolteachers and two schoolgirls were killed in a daring ambush by courageous mujihadeen in that country's "troubled tribal region" (which one?)
Stay tuned for tomorrow's massacre.
And not to be outdone, 16 were killed in the past 24 hours in "sectarian" violence. Translation: Sunnis killing Shi'ites.
2013 also means that my Cubbies will once again be wearing new uniforms.
The good news is that Alfonso Soriano will be back with two more years to go on that 8-year contract.
I think I'll make like Pawxatawnty Phil and go back to bed. I know that's not the way it's spelled, but spell check doesn't cover it, and I know Siarlys will correct it anyway.