202. Mr. Zelensky Comes to Washington. An Early $1.B Hannukah and Christmas Gift for Ukraine from Biden Claus. Jason Alexander Extra Content Festivus Surprise. World Cup Amazingness. I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas.

As 2022 winds down, we’re all ready for a little break. And as we recognize the festival of lights, and get ready for Santa, we’re getting one more holiday surprise this year. And that means it’s STILL time to stay vigilant.

Ahead of Zelensky’s historic and important visit Wednesday, December 21, 2022 to our Capitol to talk about the current war, veterans of our last war were camping outside to beg our government to honor its commitment to us and our allies. To demand passage of the #AfghanAdjustmentAct.

Maybe Zelensky can visit with our veterans and allies camped outside. And maybe he can get President Biden to do the same. Since he still hasn’t yet. Our politicians have failed to get this done. Zelensky is a man of action. Maybe he can get it done. #WTF #SaveOurAllies

It would be an amazing holiday surprise–and a winter blast of joy!

Which is what the world cup final turned out to be!

What a beautiful thing. That was the greatest sporting event we’ve ever seen. The quality, drama and magnitude was unprecedented.

It’s been a long time since something has given so much of the world so much joy and positive excitement.

And a truly incredible global moment. The most globally shared thing we’ve had on Earth in a long while. Let’s all try to keep this feeling for as long as possible. 

And before we close the door on another amazing year we’ve got a special gift-wrapped Christmas classic from Rieckhoff Claus and the whole team of hard-working elves at Righteous Media. It’s one of our “‘best of the bonus” episodes featuring Jason Alexander (@IJasonAlexander). It’s content that is normally only for members of our Patreon community. But since it’s that time of year (and the elves are tired as hell) we’re dropping this gift down your chimney. We hope you love it as much as we do.

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