SSA at the Reason Rally!

The Reason Rally is coming up and the student atheists are going to be there!

In building the page for the SSA @ The Reason Rally, I decided to make an image for the page.

Nice, simple.  But it was missing the non-campus organizing people on the SSA staff.  So I made a fix.

Better.  But Sarah Moglia told me I could do more…

Booyah!!!  Nothin’ put patriotism up in this hizzy.  But if you’re going to push the patriotism envelope, why not crank it up to eleven?

Now we’re talkin’!!!

Sadly, Lyz put on her queen of no-fun crown and vetoed the eagle for the image that went on the site, but I pursued that age-old political gambit of seeking compromise and got to keep the stars and stripes.  Critical thinking is patriotic, suckahs!  I rule.

I’m five years old sometimes and it’s awesome.  :)

About JT Eberhard

When not defending the planet from inevitable apocalypse at the rotting hands of the undead, JT is a writer and public speaker about atheism, gay rights, and more. He spent two and a half years with the Secular Student Alliance as their first high school organizer. During that time he built the SSA’s high school program and oversaw the development of groups nationwide. JT is also the co-founder of the popular Skepticon conference and served as the events lead organizer during its first three years.

  • Jen

    I love you guys

  • Parse

    If you want a patriotic eagle, you need it to be crying (crying flag-patterned tears, obviously). Otherwise, how can we tell that the eagle is patriotic, and not just some random, giant bird that just happened to be flying by?

    • Sarah

      That’s what I told him!!

    • Midnight Rambler

      It needs to be crying glitter tears. But you might get sued if you do that.

      • Lou Doench

        But…but… but…
        Thats not the same image…

  • Ibis3, denizen of a spiteful ghetto

    They’re all so white. Aside from the eagle I mean.

    • grumblekitty

      But everybody’s going to just look away from that little “problem” and pretend it doesn’t exist…

  • Eric RoM

    Lyz made a bad call: the eagle rocked.

  • TV200

    It’s true that one does not simply walk into DC. I think I need that eagle as my new commuting vehicle. That way I can enter DC every day in style and patriotism, instead of just slinking in on a German motorcycle.

    I have signed up to be a volunteer for the rally. I also have a 10,000 sq ft parking lot at my business in DC, if there is any downtime, I think I could be persuaded to have some sort of FTB cookout. As long as I can square it with my business partners, which shouldn’t be a problem. Not that I am trying to exclude anyone by any stretch of the imagination, but with that space I could only accommodate a couple hundred people.

  • Sideshow Bill

    So how can you get Lee Greenwood music to start on the page too?

  • Kelley

    Ooooh my FSM, I love you all

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  • PZ Myers

    So…you’ve just painted Lyz as the wicked sourpuss villain of SSA. Boy are you in trouble!

    • Kelley

      She takes the title of Queen of No Fun very seriously. :)

    • Lyz

      I do indeed. On the plus side, we’re re-negotiating the eagle. I run an input-based autocracy in my office.

  • Melanie

    When I thought you couldn’t get any more awesome… :)

  • Chas Warren

    I’m happy for SSA @ The Reason Rally, but I thought that you were joking about the flag. Then I clicked on the link, and saw that — indeed — the flag version was on the page.


    What does patriotism have to do with atheism?

  • Biodork

    You got paid to do this.


    Excuse me while I wipe tears of jealousy from between my keyboard keys.

    The image is AWESOME.

  • Cry4turtles

    I think the ad is cool with or without the eagle. Although, there is something about seeing an eagle in flight, something humbling. Maybe because of it’s awesome position at the top of the aerial food web. The Iroquois revered them because their heads turn white with age=wisdom. Yeah, maybe the eagle should stay. Just sayin’.

  • Chas Warren

    Sorry, but the image is better sans the flag, and sans the eagle. Reason has nothing to do with jingoism.