In 1991, Bill Hicks *nailed it* about Iraq War in 2011

I'm amazed at how much of this routine works for both wars. It's uncanny. http://www.youtube.com/embed/u4CQ_1GWn4w? That was 20 years ago. This was about the first Iraq War. Notice how long it takes for his routine to give away the difference? Even the SCUD Missile stuff at 3:30 really is just like a vehicle born IED. "A war is between two armies." 1991, 2011... This is utterly timeless. We lost a genius early. Bill Hicks was on the verge of real household name recognition … [Read more...]

Kurt Vonnegut on Atheists in Foxholes

A friend left this quote on my facebook wall. "The sermon was based on what he claimed was a well-known fact, that there were no Atheists in foxholes. I asked Jack what he thought of the sermon afterwards, and he said, "There's a chaplain who never visited the front." -Kurt Vonnegut Hocus Pocus … [Read more...]

This is why CaTURDay is really just embarrassing

Animals are great. Memes can be fun. But look what happened to this one: http://www.youtube.com/embed/dKVI2_Dl00Y? and that was in 2008! Thanks for skipping Caturday this week, Jen! … [Read more...]

This is why a government computer should never be left unattended.

Seriously, you must click this to embiggen. You've just gotta see what I did. Okay, well this is actually even more epic than it looks. We have a policy that keeps people from leaving their computers unlocked for various obvious reasons (and some not so obvious). Offenders can sometimes get dealt with in fun ways, usually teaching them a lesson. I've seen it all: Facebook posts about deep disturbing love for a random girly subject, letters to the rest of the command about the Army 'not … [Read more...]

Inspirational video of Megan Hurwitt, America’s newest Foxhole Atheist

Megan Hurwitt joined the military last week. This 44 second video of the ceremony is pretty awesome. Megan Hurwitt just joined the Texas Army National Guard. Her ceremony was in Houston, and it went like this: "I, your name." I, Megan Hurwitt. "Do solemnly swear." Do solemnly affirm.*pause* "To support and defend" To support and defend "The Constitution of the United States" the Constitution of the United States, "And the state of Texas" and the state of Texas, "against … [Read more...]

Why don’t you just get out of the Army if you hate it?

Spoiler: I don't hate it...? Fred English is a super-troll who goes out of his way to harass foxhole atheists. He found me on Facebook and has been saying dumb things to me ever since. Like this: "why dont you get out? if you dont like what the army does you damn sure joined and i know you did not get drafted" - Fred English, ignorant troll My reply: ‎Fred English, why would I get out of the Army? I love the Army, I love this country, and I follow my oath to serve and defend the … [Read more...]

Out of Iraq, Finally.

The A.P. just released a story that claims to know that we are abandoning the concept of troops in Iraq in 2012. I wish I could comment further, but this is welcome news personally. BAGHDAD (AP) -- The U.S. is abandoning plans to keep U.S. troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline, The Associated Press has learned. The decision to pull out fully by January will effectively end more than eight years of U.S. involvement in the Iraq war, despite ongoing concerns about its security … [Read more...]

Penn Jillette misses the point about Atheists and the Chaplaincy

I still love you, Penn - but I have to rebut you here. Penn released this video in May: http://www.youtube.com/embed/ozj8QRr9Fe8? Penn Jillette mentioned my activism's news coverage in the New York Times and the Rock Beyond Belief festival (which is most certainly 'back on', but was not at the time of this video.) This is a turning point in the push for respect and equality in the military for the atheist community, and he clearly appreciates this. In fact, a few months back he even … [Read more...]

Transcript of Army training reveals 83 instances of bypassing US Constitution

SGT Dustin Chalker, my friend and fellow foxhole atheist, wrote to me with exact figures from the mandatory Spiritual Fitness remedial training. Keep in mind, when reporters and lawyers are around - Spiritual Fitness is only about 'team spirit' and 'human spirit'. They emphatically declare that it has nothing to do with religion (clearly an admission that they understand such a thing would be illegal). This violates the No Religious Tests and Establishment Clauses of the U.S. … [Read more...]

U.S. Army forces Soldiers to learn Wiccan rituals, Christians need to fight back!

Sergeant Poe's Law Firm has been alerted. "Here is undeniable pictorial evidence that the Army is forcing me to learn Wiccan rituals." Sergeant Poe Here is the link to the Virtual Spiritual Fitness Center... act quickly before the new world order deletes the page. They even control Google Cache! Christians, are you thinking to yourself, "I can't believe the Army is forcibly teaching our soldiers about Wiccan rituals! That is un-American!" But they are. It's all part of the … [Read more...]