Weekend link dump for December 28

Hope Santa was good to you this year.

Like Yglesias, I’m happy that the mainstream position in the Democratic Party has moved away from gun control. That said, the NRA is still full of douchebags.

My sis-in-law suffers through a Santa scare.

Three branches of government are enough, thank you very much.

Lockerbie, 20 years later.

And the winner for Most Inane Punditry of the 2008 presidential campaign is…

Some day, people like Oklahoma Senator James Inhofe will be universally reviled as liars and fools. That day cannot come soon enough.

Read to your kids! It’s one of the many unsung pleasures of being a parent. As much as I know I’m going to miss Olivia and Audrey being little, I can’t wait for them to be old enough for me to start reading chapter books to them. If nothing else, it’ll be a great opportunity to finally actually read a lot of classic children’s literature that I managed to avoid reading when I was a kid. And may I just say, reliving one’s childhood in a myriad of ways, such as that, is an even bigger unsung joy of parenthood.

Yes We Can (Hold Babies). Looks like it has serious time-wasting potential. And it must be noted, not all of us are so capable.

Yeah, yeah, Pottersville may well have been a more happening, and ultimately more long-term-financially-sustainable place than Bedford Falls. I still love “It’s a Wonderful Life”.

The inner workings of the North Pole, via Unqualified Offerings.

They can have him.

The Star Wars Holiday Special. Need I say more?

The war on Christmas, the early years.

Hair Balls talks to Greg about politics, high school football, and goofy videos. They should have asked him more questions about cheesy 80s hair bands, but you can’t have everything.

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