December 31, 2009. There is a full moon and I have weapons. Yet, I am predicting that should I shoot into the air at midnight the US Army will not respect my freedom to religious expression.
Our company motor sergeant told me of a new twist to an old saying. You may be familiar with "It takes 47 muscles to frown but only 11 to smile." Well, he added this twist - "It takes 47 muscles to frown, only 11 to smile, and only 4 to extend your arm and bitch slap someone."
That motto will probably serve me well as I finish this tour in Iraq.