GAMING: My life in “ranked” play.

This is the story of my life in ranked play: winning/crushing lane but ultimately losing the game because I draw teams of the most inept players to ever hit the rift. How do people carry themselves out of Silver?  I just don’t see how it’s possible. [Read more...]

Craig James fired for being an anti-gay bigot, not for being a Christian.

Former ESPN commentator Craig James was fired after one week with FOX Sports.  He claims it was because he is religious: “I was shocked that my personal religious beliefs were not only the reason for Fox Sports firing me but I was completely floored when I read stories quoting Fox Sports representatives essentially saying that [Read More...]

The government shutdown is a travesty that has been orchestrated by the GOP.

So the government has shut down.  Why has this happened?  It’s actually more simple and transparent than you might think. After the passing of the Affordable Care Act (which has done wonders for my parents) the GOP decided to campaign on opposing it.  This was for a number of reasons: 1.  They’d built their platform [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: lose-lose situation.

If you’re like me, you awoke to see that the GOP is willing to burn the country to the ground.  So, for your morning happiness, I present you with a lose-lose situation. *sigh*  I don’t feel better. [Read more...]

Matt Dillahunty on religious news writing.

Matt Dillahunty gave a talk at the Religious Newswriters Convention this past weekend.  He was asked to give his perspective on the issues as a ten-minute opener.  He has sent me the text of his talk in case I wanted to post it on my blog. How could I resist?  Here it is: “When then-candidate [Read More...]

Christians accuse god of caring less about others.

The initial title for this piece was “Christians say god saves them from gunman”, but I changed it for purposes of accuracy.  A guy went to rob a McDonalds and his gun malfunctioned.  And because guns never malfunction (which makes a person wonder why our soldiers, who are presumably in possession of high-quality firearms, receive [Read More...]

Who said low-hanging fruit can’t be delicious?

“Coach” Dave Daubenmire is a hoot.  Don’t remember him?  He’s the guy who is sick of “being sodomized by the left”.  He’s got a new video out in which he talks about the Westboro Baptist Church asking who we are to judge them.  After all, god might really have told them to do the horrible [Read More...]

No jail time for pastor who raped young boys to cure them of homosexuality.

Earlier this month I wrote about Brent Girouex.  Girouex is a pastor who would rape boys in his congregation, as he tells it, to purge them of sexual impurity.  This sounds like binge eating to lose weight to me… Turns out he won’t be serving a day of jail time unless he breaks probation: Girouex [Read More...]

House Republican compares fighting to de-fund ACA to fighting terrorists.

You guys know me.  When someone says something dumb I generally say “Hey, that was dumb” and proceed to explain why I think it was dumb.  But sometimes a person says something so dumb that no additional explanation is necessary. Sometimes those people are our leaders. Rep. John Culberson of Texas essentially compared the fight [Read More...]

CFI launches new “Living Happily Without Religion” campaign.

This is pretty nifty.  I’m all for advertising the happiness that comes with godlessness.  We can have sex the way we want.  We don’t have to live with the constant reminder that we’re not good enough or spoiled by birth.  There are no taboo curiosities for us, and no avenue to happiness that is forbidden. [Read More...]

The GOP looking an awful lot like terrorists.

Ok, so the GOP is willing to shut down our whole government if the Affordable Care Act goes into effect.  But their talking point on it is so absurd as to be offensive: Even Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.), despite his previous criticism of attempts to defund Obamacare through a continuing resolution to fund the government, [Read More...]

Your morning happiness: POE TAY TOOOOooooooOOOOoooooe!

Michaelyn and I may or may not have had this song playing pretty much all day yesterday. [Read more...]

GAMING: I’m cursed. Ezreal ownage not enough.

I’m so cursed.  I outfarmed Draven by over 100 in lane.  Michaelyn played one of the best Sona games I’ve seen her play.  It wasn’t enough. [Read more...]

Your morning happiness: lead us to victory!

I will follow you to the ends of the earth, General.   [Read more...]