pt the reason for the season

Just weeks after Joe Miller’s stunning midterm loss, facial hair has finally returned to the Senate, as Tom Coburn has, heroically, suddenly grown the goatee (“Van Dyke”) of Santa Claus’ evil twin or whatever. And, powered by a churning gizzard full of holiday douchenog, he managed to single-handedly slash today’s 9/11 first-responder health benefits bill […]

Hooray, at exactly 12:47 p.m., it is Winter Solstice! Look outside. Does it look “wintry”? Congratulations, that is how it is supposed to look. And because it’s the shortest day of the year, go ahead and start drinking now. Perfectly legal! [National Geographic, Annapolis Capital]