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(Stars and Stripes)   The U.S. Marine Corps would like everyone to know that despite what you may have read on the internet, President Obama is not in fact forcing them to start wearing "girly hats"   (stripes.com ) divider line
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2013-10-25 10:07:24 PM  
I don't get this stupid 'scandal', and haven't gotten it for some days now.

BOTH SETS OF HATS LOOK EQUALLY RIDICULOUS. They're both horribly outdated early 19th century men's headwear that somehow failed to die out along with the stock and the culotte. WTF makes one more macho or less ugly than the other??
 
2013-10-25 10:24:54 PM  
Don't like something? Blame Obama.

Don't like Obama? Make up something you can blame him for.

win-win.
 
2013-10-25 10:31:17 PM  
Jesus Christ. Is there anything these bleating sheep won't use to baaaa about Obama?
 
2013-10-25 10:33:57 PM  
The idea is sort of hilarious though. "As your commander-in-chief, from this day forth you shall all wear flowers in your hair!"
 
2013-10-25 10:34:39 PM  

Confabulat: The idea is sort of hilarious though. "As your commander-in-chief, from this day forth you shall all wear flowers in your hair!"


images1.wikia.nocookie.net
 
2013-10-25 11:12:08 PM  
thenoob.net
 
2013-10-25 11:12:57 PM  
I heard Obama is forcing the Marines to check the religion of everyone they kill, and administer last rights in the victim's religion.

If I posted that on facebook, I can think of 5 friends who would repost it as true.
 
2013-10-25 11:13:18 PM  
Can't really be uniform if some have boobies and others have cocks.

Even if they have the same asshats.
 
2013-10-25 11:13:47 PM  
You should see what the pope makes his special forces wear before you complain about the hats.
 
2013-10-25 11:14:17 PM  
Those complaining are welcome to tell a platoon of Marines what they think of their hats.
 
2013-10-25 11:14:18 PM  
El bailarin de la muerta!
 
2013-10-25 11:14:29 PM  
RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: OBUMMA FORCEZ MARINES 2 WARE GURLY HATZ DERP!
 
2013-10-25 11:15:40 PM  
No!  Someone on Fark said because Obama is the CIC that it is ultimately his call on what hats Marines where and when!  This was a true Fark Independent, so it must be true!
 
2013-10-25 11:17:20 PM  
The hats aren't that bad. The hot pants, though....
 
2013-10-25 11:17:34 PM  
If you call it a "Hat," that means you don't know a damned thing about the Marine Corp.   A Marine would never call it a hat, they would only refer to it as a "Cover."

BTW, try calling this guy a "girly man"  I would say that his two separate Medals of Honor (earned 15 yrs apart) and his famous cry in another war about 12 yrs later (which led to him earning the Navy Cross) of "Come on you Sons of biatches:  Do you want to live forever?" as he lead his troops on an assault on a German position during WWI, earned him the right to rock this look -

https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/PublishingImages/Biography%2 0 Images/hi/Used/Daly_DJ.jpg
 
2013-10-25 11:17:40 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I heard Obama is forcing the Marines to check the religion of everyone they kill, and administer last rights in the victim's religion.

If I posted that on facebook, I can think of 5 friends who would repost it as true.


Please do this.  I so want to see it flourish.
 
2013-10-25 11:17:40 PM  
But, but, Facebook told me it was true!  Facebook posts can't lie, can they?
 
2013-10-25 11:18:18 PM  
At least they didn't have to wear those goddamn stupid assed berets like the Army did for a few years. Those things sucked ass.
 
2013-10-25 11:18:48 PM  
So, the Marine Corps Uniform Board, which meets quarterly, decided to gather feedback in advance of its meeting next week. Active and Reserve Marines were asked to vote on whether they believe women should adopt the current male cover, with some small modifications, or for all Marines to adopt what they call the Dan Daly cap.
Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly, a two-time Medal of Honor recipient who yelled, "Come on, you queens, do you want to live forever?" as he led Marines into the fight at Belleau Wood during World War I, wore a cap similar to the option proposed by the survey.


I'm not so sure about this Daly Cap thing....
 
2013-10-25 11:19:05 PM  
And yet nobody is biatching about the lame ass uniforms Navy enlisted ranks still have to wear.


upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-10-25 11:19:46 PM  

brilett: Those complaining are welcome to tell a platoon of Marines what they think of their hats.


Or one marine for that matter.
 
2013-10-25 11:19:48 PM  
Sorry, my earlier link to Dan Daly went nowhere apparently.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/48/DanielDaly.jpg
 
2013-10-25 11:19:54 PM  
Marine here.  You wouldn't believe the number of other Marines who posted all kinds of silly shiat about this on fb.  I said from the get go that this is not going to happen - be it a made up issue or just some silly proposal that won't go anywhere.

Who's going to post the biatch and her crackers picture first?
 
2013-10-25 11:20:37 PM  

whistleridge: I don't get this stupid 'scandal', and haven't gotten it for some days now.


It's all part of the right wings "Look at that Obama eatin' crackers like he owns the place" mentality.

img2.joyreactor.comi.imgur.com media.giphy.com
 
2013-10-25 11:21:12 PM  
One two three four United States Marie Corps!
 
2013-10-25 11:21:39 PM  

lawboy87: If you call it a "Hat," that means you don't know a damned thing about the Marine Corp.   A Marine would never call it a hat, they would only refer to it as a "Cover."

BTW, try calling this guy a "girly man"  I would say that his two separate Medals of Honor (earned 15 yrs apart) and his famous cry in another war about 12 yrs later (which led to him earning the Navy Cross) of "Come on you Sons of biatches:  Do you want to live forever?" as he lead his troops on an assault on a German position during WWI, earned him the right to rock this look -

https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/PublishingImages/Biography%2 0 Images/hi/Used/Daly_DJ.jpg


But I'm not I'm the marines. What it is - no matter what some people call it - is a hat.
 
2013-10-25 11:22:06 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I heard Obama is forcing the Marines to check the religion of everyone they kill, and administer last rights in the victim's religion.

If I posted that on facebook, I can think of 5 friends who would repost it as true.


Do it. Then I can link this article in the comments of whatever news story spawns from it - and we will all be accused of being part of the Obama conspiracy to hide the truth.
 
2013-10-25 11:22:08 PM  
www.bloomberg.com
 
2013-10-25 11:22:43 PM  

whistleridge: BOTH SETS OF HATS LOOK EQUALLY RIDICULOUS. They're both horribly outdated early 19th century men's headwear that somehow failed to die out along with the stock and the culotte. WTF makes one more macho or less ugly than the other??


I can't answer your question but I was inspired to do a gis for "19th century military hats."  And I bring you: a Christian taco with frilly sour cream topping or something to that effect.

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-25 11:23:23 PM  
So I herd U liek mudkipz miltiriary hats.

fc06.deviantart.net
 
2013-10-25 11:23:40 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I heard Obama is forcing the Marines to check the religion of everyone they kill, and administer last rights in the victim's religion.

If I posted that on facebook, I can think of 5 friends who would repost it as true.


Make it a graphic with a US flag, Jeebus, an eagle or two, and the tagline "Share if you love America!" and you've got a winner.
 
2013-10-25 11:24:06 PM  
Oh is that what that shiat was about...saw some numbass on my FB page post a shooped photo of GySgt Hartman dressing down Obama about respecting the Corps...that must have been what they were on about.

Not that GySgt Hartman would ever speak in such a way to his Commander in Chief, of course.
 
2013-10-25 11:24:40 PM  

Thunderboy: PC LOAD LETTER: I heard Obama is forcing the Marines to check the religion of everyone they kill, and administer last rights in the victim's religion.

If I posted that on facebook, I can think of 5 friends who would repost it as true.

Make it a graphic with a US flag, Jeebus, an eagle or two, and the tagline "Share if you love America!" and you've got a winner.


What? No myspace sparkles?
 
2013-10-25 11:25:08 PM  

lawboy87: If you call it a "Hat," that means you don't know a damned thing about the Marine Corp.   A Marine would never call it a hat, they would only refer to it as a "Cover."

BTW, try calling this guy a "girly man"  I would say that his two separate Medals of Honor (earned 15 yrs apart) and his famous cry in another war about 12 yrs later (which led to him earning the Navy Cross) of "Come on you Sons of biatches:  Do you want to live forever?" as he lead his troops on an assault on a German position during WWI, earned him the right to rock this look -

https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/PublishingImages/Biography%2 0 Images/hi/Used/Daly_DJ.jpg


No, it's a hat.  If you want to be associated with sleazy corporate project managers and their buzzwords, then go right ahead.  Ooze that sleaze right out of your pores.  Or call it a hat like a man.
 
2013-10-25 11:25:20 PM  
You whiner republicans can go to Best Korea to get your big hats.

i.imgur.com

/Limbaugh will deliver your viagra supplies on his private plane.
//After his trip to the Dominican
 
2013-10-25 11:25:51 PM  
All the marines I know are rednecks. They tend to believe some ... crazy things.
 
2013-10-25 11:26:36 PM  
JohnBigBootay

My comment was more in reference to the horrible reporter from the NY Post that originated this BS.

She supposedly got this info from a Marine involved in the process.  My point being that a Marine would never call it a "Hat" he/she would have referred to it as a "cover."   That was the first clue that she HAD NOT in fact spoken to anyone in the Corps.

It would be like claiming to have spoken to an Army guy who referred to his rifle or sidearm as a "gun" or a guy in the Navy, who refers to the bathroom as anything other than the "Head."
 
2013-10-25 11:29:18 PM  
Daniel Daly:
upload.wikimedia.org

Daly's decorations and medals includes two Medals of Honor; the Navy Cross; Distinguished Service Cross; three Letters of Commendation; Good Conduct Medal with two bronze stars; China Relief Expedition Medal; Philippine Campaign Medal; Expeditionary Medal with one bronze star; Mexican Service Medal; Haitian Campaign Medal; World War I Victory Medal with Aisne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne and Defensive-Sector clasps and Citation Star; Mdaille militaire; Croix de Guerre with Palm; and the Fourragre (the last three awards are from the French government; only the Croix de Guerre is authorized for wear by US personnel. A special exception is made for the 5th and 6th Marine Regiments, however. Those units are permitted to wear the Fourragere with their dress uniforms).
 
2013-10-25 11:31:12 PM  
What do you call this thing? "Girly" doesn't really come to mind.

media.liveauctiongroup.net
 
2013-10-25 11:35:31 PM  
Hey Sugartits,

The point I was making went right over your head didn't it?

Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."

The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations refer to the item as a "cover" (not a hat) and that is how any "real" Marine would refer to it.
 
2013-10-25 11:35:47 PM  
It's no use.  Consumers of News Corp crap can't be swayed by reality.  They're idiots and want to be treated like idiots.
 
2013-10-25 11:38:37 PM  
They're gonna end up gay anyway.
 
2013-10-25 11:38:48 PM  
www.girlgeniusonline.com
 
2013-10-25 11:39:01 PM  

lawboy87: If you call it a "Hat," that means you don't know a damned thing about the Marine Corp.


*facepalm*

It's spelled "Core," son. If you don't know that,  you don't know a damned thing about being a Marine Core Soldier.
 
2013-10-25 11:40:38 PM  

semiotix: lawboy87: If you call it a "Hat," that means you don't know a damned thing about the Marine Corp.

*facepalm*

It's spelled "Core," son. If you don't know that,  you don't know a damned thing about being a Marine Core Soldier.


Many people won't get this, but "Wife like typing detected".
 
2013-10-25 11:41:00 PM  

lawboy87: Hey Sugartits,

The point I was making went right over your head didn't it?

Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."

The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations refer to the item as a "cover" (not a hat) and that is how any "real" Marine would refer to it.


And then the reporter, if any good at their job, would change that term to "hat" because that's what the non-military audience would know it as.  Leaving it as "cover" without ever changing it at least once would confuse them, which would mean the reporter wouldn't have been doing what they're supposed to - facilitating knowledge of current events.
 
2013-10-25 11:41:56 PM  

lawboy87: Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."


It's Stars & Stripes, I imagine he or she has spoken to a Marine before. And if you read the article, "hat" is in quotes, while it's referred to as a "cover" the rest of the time.
 
2013-10-25 11:44:36 PM  
www.heruni.com
 
2013-10-25 11:45:02 PM  

whistleridge: I don't get this stupid 'scandal', and haven't gotten it for some days now.

BOTH SETS OF HATS LOOK EQUALLY RIDICULOUS. They're both horribly outdated early 19th century men's headwear that somehow failed to die out along with the stock and the culotte. WTF makes one more macho or less ugly than the other??


Maybe they can wear a baseball cap.  I know they could wear one backwards!  That would be awesome.  Fark tradition, they should just use whatever is currently popular for their uniform choices.
 
2013-10-25 11:45:31 PM  

Cpl.D: ... but everyone forgets Guy Galbadon


Yep, and the movie they did make about him, cast "all-american white boy" Jeffrey Hunter as Galbadon.  Instead of showing him as a Mexican-American kid who was taken in by a Japanese Family as a youth.

It's been quite a few years since I've seen it, but I don't recall them even bringing up the fact that he was Latino and obviously their casting choice wasn't going to lead anyone to presume that fact.
 
2013-10-25 11:45:58 PM  
Yes, it's called a "cover."  And yes, I've called it a "hat" before.  Lighten up Francises (Francii?)

/Because "hey, bring your green cover" doesn't have the same ring to it.
//Marines have never been known for their irreverence
 
2013-10-25 11:46:36 PM  
FTA: ""The president in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover," according to the Marine Corps statement. "We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: The former manufacturer went out of business. ... The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover."

From Fox "News": A retired female gunnery sergeant has blasted the Obama Administration's plan to create a "unisex" look for the Marine Corps by swapping out the Marines' iconic hats with a new hat that some have derided as "girly," telling Megyn Kelly Thursday that the uniform change is appalling, and risks masculinizing female soldiers.

Yep. Fair and balanced, as always.
 
2013-10-25 11:46:43 PM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I heard Obama is forcing the Marines to check the religion of everyone they kill, and administer last rights in the victim's religion.

If I posted that on facebook, I can think of 5 friends who would repost it as true.


That drone guy from the PTSD thread would be racking up hella airfare.
 
2013-10-25 11:48:27 PM  
Fox should for the Marines to be able to wear the skull and crossbone hats the Nazis used to wear.
 
2013-10-25 11:48:44 PM  

lawboy87: If you call it a "Hat," that means you don't know a damned thing about the Marine Corp.   A Marine would never call it a hat, they would only refer to it as a "Cover."


I've been in the Marine Corps for over seven years, and I call them hats because I'm not a robot. The day I realize I've adopted the organizational identity as my own is the day I need to euthanize myself because life is no longer worth living.

Confabulat: The idea is sort of hilarious though. "As your commander-in-chief, from this day forth you shall all wear flowers in your hair!"


This would be amazing and I hope it happens one day.
 
2013-10-25 11:49:13 PM  

lawboy87: Hey Sugartits,

The point I was making went right over your head didn't it?

Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."

The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations refer to the item as a "cover" (not a hat) and that is how any "real" Marine would refer to it.


Yeah because when you writing an article for laymen about hats it's best to use a descriptive name that only a small portion of the population is going to understand...
 
2013-10-25 11:49:14 PM  

hardinparamedic: Jesus Christ. Is there anything these bleating sheep won't use to baaaa about Obama?


They're mostly too embarrassed to just openly publicly admit that their problem is that he's black -- it makes them frustrated.
 
2013-10-25 11:51:24 PM  
I thought it was hilarious that the Kenyan-usurper seekrit Muslin empty-suit know-nothing nefarious mastermind Commisociafascist HUSSEIN was forcing those manly Marines to wear a girl's bonnet since he hates Murrica.  I guess the Marines aren't as tough as they want us to think!  They should totally stage a coup to regain their manhood and re-elevate themselves in the GOP-holes' estimation.
 
2013-10-25 11:51:41 PM  

Godscrack: They're gonna end up gay anyway.


Quoted for truth. Also, I just realized I definitely got trolled by the hat/cover thing, along with at least a dozen others, so 9/10 for that
 
2013-10-25 11:52:05 PM  

a particular individual: FTA: ""The president in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover," according to the Marine Corps statement. "We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: The former manufacturer went out of business. ... The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover."

From Fox "News": A retired female gunnery sergeant has blasted the Obama Administration's plan to create a "unisex" look for the Marine Corps by swapping out the Marines' iconic hats with a new hat that some have derided as "girly," telling Megyn Kelly Thursday that the uniform change is appalling, and risks masculinizing female soldiers.

Yep. Fair and balanced, as always.


Don't you know that Obama has appointed himself the duty of personally designing all of our armed forces uniforms?
 
2013-10-25 11:54:41 PM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-25 11:55:06 PM  

OhioKnight: hardinparamedic: Jesus Christ. Is there anything these bleating sheep won't use to baaaa about Obama?

They're mostly too embarrassed to just openly publicly admit that their problem is that he's black -- it makes them frustrated.


Which sucks because there are legitimate criticisms to be had about Obama, such as the NSA affair.

Which, when you talk about them around many people, goes from legitimate criticisms to him being a secret Kenyan Muslim islamic radical who is just moments away from taking our guns with his army of doctors, and selling us to the muslim brotherhood.
 
2013-10-25 11:55:24 PM  

Confabulat: lawboy87: Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."

It's Stars & Stripes, I imagine he or she has spoken to a Marine before. And if you read the article, "hat" is in quotes, while it's referred to as a "cover" the rest of the time.


Confabulat,

I am referring to the reporter for the NY Post - who originated this story.  (And Megan Kelly who ran with it.)

Not the Stars and Stripes article debunking it.  Notice, every Marine quoted called it a cover.  I don't know who the source for the NY Post reporter was, but I doubt very seriously it was a Marine.

And to others, hey I forgot the s at the end of corps because of a finger fumble, not because I don't know the difference.   I was 9 yrs old, when my oldest brother (who as like a father to me, after the death of my dad at 14 months) joined the Marine Corps and spent 3 yrs in service, two of them in-country in DaNang.  I have the flag from his funeral service, where the Marine Corps honor guard, gave it to my mother after my brother unexpectedly died due to a heart attack about 8 yrs ago.

Having idolized my brother I think I took it upon myself to learn just about everything I could about the Marine Corps.  Thus, it immediately hitting me that the NY Post story was almost certainly BS.   Much in the way that Marine Core and GED in Law was a dead giveaway about a couple of famous posters here.
 
2013-10-25 11:55:31 PM  
They should adopt the equally stupid bearskin hats the Brits wear.

img.dailymail.co.uk

The farking chin strap hits them all right under their lip. I think it's time for an update.
 
2013-10-25 11:56:18 PM  

chuggernaught: No!  Someone on Fark said because Obama is the CIC that it is ultimately his call on what hats Marines where and when!  This was a true Fark Independent, so it must be true!


"Independent" is code for "closeted right-wing fanatic."
 
2013-10-25 11:56:31 PM  
lol, and yet the comments are full of people insisting the story is/was true until brave americans/the marines stood up to obama
 
2013-10-25 11:56:44 PM  
what does flynavy think about this. I mean that is what enquiring minds want to know? marines are a part of the navy.
 
2013-10-25 11:57:50 PM  

ongbok: a particular individual: FTA: ""The president in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover," according to the Marine Corps statement. "We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: The former manufacturer went out of business. ... The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover."

From Fox "News": A retired female gunnery sergeant has blasted the Obama Administration's plan to create a "unisex" look for the Marine Corps by swapping out the Marines' iconic hats with a new hat that some have derided as "girly," telling Megyn Kelly Thursday that the uniform change is appalling, and risks masculinizing female soldiers.

Yep. Fair and balanced, as always.

Don't you know that Obama has appointed himself the duty of personally designing all of our armed forces uniforms?


I wouldn't know that if Fox "News" didn't present "both" "sides" of the "controversy."
 
2013-10-25 11:58:00 PM  
Not only has Obama insisted upon a dress code change to attempt to feminize the Marines to weaken our country's military strength, but now he has ordered the Marines to lie about the reason for the change. Evidently no depth exists to which that horrible man will not sink.

/This is what Tea Party members are actually saying in the comments of the leaked article.
 
2013-10-25 11:58:06 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: They should adopt the equally stupid bearskin hats the Brits wear.

[img.dailymail.co.uk image 468x299]

The farking chin strap hits them all right under their lip. I think it's time for an update.


Those hats come in handy in the winter when you run out of toilet paper.
 
2013-10-25 11:58:34 PM  
Go on. I'm listening.

3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-25 11:59:50 PM  

you are a puppet: lol, and yet the comments are full of people insisting the story is/was true until brave americans/the marines stood up to obama


Kind of like how the Church Universal and Triumphant prayed away the apocalypse Elizabeth Clair Prophet had warned them of.

/please don't make me look it up.
 
2013-10-26 12:01:23 AM  
Oh...he is President Obama now. Like President Bush and President Cleveland. Glad I got the memo.
 
2013-10-26 12:01:41 AM  

EvilEgg: You should see what the pope makes his special forces wear before you complain about the hats.


Ass-less leather chaps?
 
2013-10-26 12:02:09 AM  

Confabulat: What do you call this thing? "Girly" doesn't really come to mind.


i13.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-26 12:02:45 AM  
I turned 69 today. I joined The Corps in the summer of 62. I weighed 127 lbs. I have drawn a check for my service...from the government ...in one way or another, since then. 51 years on the governments dime. Hurrah for me.
 
2013-10-26 12:03:30 AM  

ongbok: a particular individual: FTA: ""The president in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover," according to the Marine Corps statement. "We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: The former manufacturer went out of business. ... The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover."

From Fox "News": A retired female gunnery sergeant has blasted the Obama Administration's plan to create a "unisex" look for the Marine Corps by swapping out the Marines' iconic hats with a new hat that some have derided as "girly," telling Megyn Kelly Thursday that the uniform change is appalling, and risks masculinizing female soldiers.

Yep. Fair and balanced, as always.

Don't you know that Obama has appointed himself the duty of personally designing all of our armed forces uniforms?


Maleficent Muslim master o' military millinery?
 
2013-10-26 12:03:33 AM  

lawboy87: Confabulat: lawboy87: Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."

It's Stars & Stripes, I imagine he or she has spoken to a Marine before. And if you read the article, "hat" is in quotes, while it's referred to as a "cover" the rest of the time.

Confabulat,

I am referring to the reporter for the NY Post - who originated this story.  (And Megan Kelly who ran with it.)

Not the Stars and Stripes article debunking it.  Notice, every Marine quoted called it a cover.  I don't know who the source for the NY Post reporter was, but I doubt very seriously it was a Marine.

And to others, hey I forgot the s at the end of corps because of a finger fumble, not because I don't know the difference.   I was 9 yrs old, when my oldest brother (who as like a father to me, after the death of my dad at 14 months) joined the Marine Corps and spent 3 yrs in service, two of them in-country in DaNang.  I have the flag from his funeral service, where the Marine Corps honor guard, gave it to my mother after my brother unexpectedly died due to a heart attack about 8 yrs ago.

Having idolized my brother I think I took it upon myself to learn just about everything I could about the Marine Corps.  Thus, it immediately hitting me that the NY Post story was almost certainly BS.   Much in the way that Marine Core and GED in Law was a dead giveaway about a couple of famous posters here.


Oh, my apologies. My knowledge of this story goes back exactly as far as TFA here.
 
2013-10-26 12:04:03 AM  
Obama wants Marines to wear 'girly' hats

Madame President Obama's nefarious multistep plan to "gay up" our men and women in uniform has reached its dreaded sartorial stage. First, Homo-bama repealed Don't Ask, Don't Tell and encouraged military gays to ask, tell, dance, work out, shop, brunch, take scenic drives in the country, maintain relationships with their mothers, and do whatever else it is Those People do. It is not enough to seem gay-not under our president's tasteful stainless steel fist-our troops must also dress gay.

Exhibit A: "Thanks to a plan by President Obama to create a 'unisex' look for the Corps, officials are on the verge of swapping out the Marines' iconic caps with a new hat that some have derided as so 'girly' that they would make the French blush," reports, naturally, The New York Post. You know the last time the French blushed? When we saved their asses-wearing god-fearing, woman-loving Christian hats-during WWII.

In the estimation of the Post, the new hats threaten to "take the hard-nosed Leathernecks from the Halls of Montezuma to the shops of Christopher Street"-real queer shops like Village Cigars (Christopher and 7th Avenue), St. Veronica's Catholic Church (153 Christopher), and Citibank (75 Christopher).
Marine officers vote on Friday whether they want to adopt the new hats and look like the cast of RENT eating a damn banana smoothie at a David Barton gym or whether they to keep the old hats and with them, their masculinity. [Spits chewing tobacco on ground.]
 
2013-10-26 12:04:05 AM  

sheep snorter: You whiner republicans can go to Best Korea to get your big hats.

[i.imgur.com image 800x600]

/Limbaugh will deliver your viagra supplies on his private plane.
//After his trip to the Dominican


That's not a hat.


This....

img10.imageshack.us

...is a hat.
 
2013-10-26 12:05:12 AM  

EvilEgg: You should see what the pope makes his special forces wear before you complain about the hats.


I bet that the Swiss guards are up to their fluffy neck things in pussy, though.
 
2013-10-26 12:05:14 AM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: The farking chin strap hits them all right under their lip. I think it's time for an update


At what point did the Brits think that was a good look, or a good idea? That's how you lose an Empire, right there, details like that.
 
2013-10-26 12:05:26 AM  
what said 'cover' will look like

www.jamiefarr.com

/should have used that first
 
2013-10-26 12:05:42 AM  

Egoy3k: Yeah because when you writing an article for laymen about hats it's best to use a descriptive name that only a small portion of the population is going to understand..


If you're an honest to goodness "Journalist" - you would follow protocol and enter any quotes exactly as your source provides them and then if you feel it necessary, you can use brackets to help your audience understand the meaning or context of any unfamiliar words and phrases.  Or at least that was how I was taught in J School.

Thus, the reporter should have used something along the lines of the following format:  ".........to change the Marine cover [hat]......"

What you are NOT supposed to do, is use quotation marks and then deviate by a single word, from EXACTLY what the person said.  To do otherwise is simply unprofessional and a violation of journalistic ethics.  But then again, WTF is a journalist from the NY Post likely to understand about either professionalism or ethics?
 
2013-10-26 12:06:35 AM  
Scrap them both and bring back the 1880's USMC white dress pith.
 
2013-10-26 12:07:07 AM  
I know this story about the Marines' cover is a lie.

If that seekrit halfbreed muslin commie fascist skull & bones shriner was going to change the Marines' dress uniforms, he'd make them wear this:


upload.wikimedia.org

/on a serious note, yes, there was a fez-wearing Nazi Muslim division in WW2
 
2013-10-26 12:08:51 AM  

lawboy87: Hey Sugartits,

The point I was making went right over your head didn't it?

Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."

The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations refer to the item as a "cover" (not a hat) and that is how any "real" Marine would refer to it.


heh.  you communal shower boys go right ahead with your organic paradigm shift selves.  Don't forget to leverage your human resources in combat.

/the rest of us normal god-fearing people will still call them "hats"
 
2013-10-26 12:10:53 AM  

Practical_Draconian: I know this story about the Marines' cover is a lie.

If that seekrit halfbreed muslin commie fascist skull & bones shriner was going to change the Marines' dress uniforms, he'd make them wear this:


[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x544]

/on a serious note, yes, there was a fez-wearing Nazi Muslim division in WW2


No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on
Oh no
No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on
Oh no
That's what I am
Please understand
I want to be your holy man

       --Steely "Barack Obama" Dan
 
2013-10-26 12:12:47 AM  
Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly, a two-time Medal of Honor recipient who yelled, "Come on, you sons of biatches, do you want to live forever?" as he led Marines into the fight at Belleau Wood during World War I, wore a cap similar to the option proposed by the survey.

Doesn't sound very girly.
 
2013-10-26 12:12:54 AM  
Can we just fast forward to 2016 when Hillary or the "Generic" Republican is President so we can put this bullshiat behind us.

Yea young people! You elected a turd. Congratu-farking-lations.
 
2013-10-26 12:13:19 AM  
Maybe somewhere in the middle? Look like a fry cook or a giant exploding marshmallow? Decisions, decisions.
 
2013-10-26 12:13:43 AM  

Practical_Draconian: I know this story about the Marines' cover is a lie.

If that seekrit halfbreed muslin commie fascist skull & bones shriner was going to change the Marines' dress uniforms, he'd make them wear this:


[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x544]

/on a serious note, yes, there was a fez-wearing Nazi Muslim division in WW2


NMP (not MY President) HUSSEIN is a Shriner?  IMPEACH!
 
2013-10-26 12:14:29 AM  
Semper Fabulous!
 
2013-10-26 12:14:30 AM  

ole prophet: Can we just fast forward to 2016 when Hillary or the "Generic" Republican is President so we can put this bullshiat behind us.

Yea young people! You elected a turd. Congratu-farking-lations.


HAHAHAHA, look how dumb you are.  LOOK!
 
2013-10-26 12:14:48 AM  
At least Obama didn't call them "CORPSE MEN" again when he denied his secret girly hat project.
 
2013-10-26 12:15:44 AM  
CINCs come and go. Marines are always there. Thanks, mom and dad. For telling me the difference.
 
2013-10-26 12:15:50 AM  

ole prophet: Can we just fast forward to 2016 when Hillary or the "Generic" Republican is President so we can put this bullshiat behind us.

Yea young people! You elected a turd. Congratu-farking-lations.


So it's Obama's fault that morons make shiat up about him?  I guess those animated gifs are right after all everything really is his fault!
 
2013-10-26 12:17:40 AM  

Egoy3k: ole prophet: Can we just fast forward to 2016 when Hillary or the "Generic" Republican is President so we can put this bullshiat behind us.

Yea young people! You elected a turd. Congratu-farking-lations.

So it's Obama's fault that morons make shiat up about him?  I guess those animated gifs are right after all everything really is his fault!


Jesus Christ you guys have really lost the plot haven't you? US politics is now decided by who has the best animated gifs?
 
2013-10-26 12:17:56 AM  
jumpingpolarbear.files.wordpress.com
there ya go
 
2013-10-26 12:19:56 AM  
What's the difference between a straight Marine and a gay Marine?

3 beers
 
2013-10-26 12:20:05 AM  
Sugartits,

Again, the farking point has flown over your pointy little head.

If the reporter from the NY Post (who originated this BS) had actually spoken to a ranking Marine who was in on any decision to change the Marine Corps headgear, that person would not have referred to them as "hats."   That was my first clue that she was making crap up and had not in fact actually talked to anyone within the Marine Uniform Committee.

Look at the Stars & Stripes article, every quotation on topic referred to them as "covers" as I would expect a Marine to do.   The term appeared nowhere in the NY Post article, which was a red flag.

It's not about what you and I or anyone else may call the damned things, it was about her sending a "tell" (or at least one I picked up on) that told me she was likely lying and had not spoken to anyone in the Marines.

Like I said in another post: If you are talking to someone who claims they're a sailor and they call the bathroom anything other than "Head" you are probably not really talking to someone who served in the Navy.  Much like someone serving in the Army isn't going to refer to their sidearm (pistol) or rifle as a "gun."  Those things aren't guarantees, but they're pretty damned big clues as to whether the person you are speaking to actually did the service they are claiming.
 
2013-10-26 12:20:55 AM  
How the hell do you go out of business supplying the Pentagon with USMC with uniforms?


Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly, a two-time Medal of Honor recipient who yelled, "Come on, you sons of biatches, do you want to live forever?" as he led Marines into the fight at Belleau Wood during World War I, wore a cap similar to the option proposed by the survey.

He sounds gay.
 
2013-10-26 12:22:16 AM  
Practical_Draconian: /on a serious note, yes, there was a fez-wearing Nazi Muslim division in WW2

Brain asplode.  Had to check the interwebs/wiki to verify, as it's rather unbelievable. Thanks for that WTF moment of the day!
 
2013-10-26 12:22:43 AM  
www.criticasm.com
 
2013-10-26 12:23:24 AM  

Confabulat: What do you call this thing? "Girly" doesn't really come to mind.

[media.liveauctiongroup.net image 850x850]


I'm 12 and what is this? A running start butt plug?
 
2013-10-26 12:23:48 AM  

Dimensio: Not only has Obama insisted upon a dress code change to attempt to feminize the Marines to weaken our country's military strength, but now he has ordered the Marines to lie about the reason for the change. Evidently no depth exists to which that horrible man will not sink.

/This is what Tea Party members are actually saying in the comments of the leaked linked article.


You have made a powerful enemy today, autocorrect.
 
2013-10-26 12:25:01 AM  

whistleridge: I don't get this stupid 'scandal', and haven't gotten it for some days now.

BOTH SETS OF HATS LOOK EQUALLY RIDICULOUS. They're both horribly outdated early 19th century men's headwear that somehow failed to die out along with the stock and the culotte. WTF makes one more macho or less ugly than the other??


Girls wear one hat. They have cooties. If boys have to wear a hat like the ones that girls wear, the boys will get cooties. It doesn't matter that the hat is one worn by one of the manliest Marines ever. Girl cooties have ruined it. The CDC is working on a cootie vaccine, but they are still years away.
 
2013-10-26 12:25:02 AM  
COVER, GODDAMNIT, NOT A HAT.

/former Marine
 
2013-10-26 12:25:12 AM  

Wool E Mammoth: [jumpingpolarbear.files.wordpress.com image 505x367]
there ya go


static.guim.co.uk
 
2013-10-26 12:27:31 AM  

lawboy87: JohnBigBootay

My comment was more in reference to the horrible reporter from the NY Post that originated this BS.

She supposedly got this info from a Marine involved in the process.  My point being that a Marine would never call it a "Hat" he/she would have referred to it as a "cover."   That was the first clue that she HAD NOT in fact spoken to anyone in the Corps.

It would be like claiming to have spoken to an Army guy who referred to his rifle or sidearm as a "gun" or a guy in the Navy, who refers to the bathroom as anything other than the "Head."


Sure. Most groups have their nomenclature quirks. I'm ok with that.
 
2013-10-26 12:33:30 AM  
lawboy87:

Like I said in another post: If you are talking to someone who claims they're a sailor and they call the bathroom anything other than "Head" you are probably not really talking to someone who served in the Navy.  Much like someone serving in the Army isn't going to refer to their sidearm (pistol) or rifle as a "gun."  Those things aren't guarantees, but they're pretty damned big clues as to whether the person you are speaking to actually did the service they are claiming.

Not everyone keeps using the terms they used in the military. I spent 9 years active duty Army. After I'd been out for 5-6 months or so of being a civilian again I stopped using "latrine" for bathroom, "chow" for mealtimes, stopped referring to flip flops as "shower shoes" and stopped wearing them in my own shower and so forth and so on.
 
2013-10-26 12:34:16 AM  

Confabulat: What do you call this thing? "Girly" doesn't really come to mind.

[media.liveauctiongroup.net image 850x850]


Ein pikelhaube.
 
2013-10-26 12:40:20 AM  

chuggernaught: No!  Someone on Fark said because Obama is the CIC that it is ultimately his call on what hats Marines where and when!  This was a true Fark Independent, so it must be true!


did he then somehow manage to turn it into a gun thread??
 
2013-10-26 12:45:16 AM  

lawboy87: If you call it a "Hat," that means you don't know a damned thing about the Marine Corp.   A Marine would never call it a hat, they would only refer to it as a "Cover."


Calm down.  It's a hat.
 
2013-10-26 12:45:47 AM  
Dingleberry,

Agreed, I understand that.  But the Reporter for the NY Post was claiming to speak to someone not only "active military" but specifically received this info from someone in the Marine Corps who was responsible for uniform regulations.  That would almost certainly be someone so steeped in Marine culture that they would not deviate from the script.

I point attention to the Stars & Stripes article, where the Marine that reporter spoke to clearly identified the items as "covers."  Then contrast that with the original NY Post story which never used the term.

BTW, when you are discussing your former service and you're telling that story about the one time the Drill Instructor singled you out to clean the latrine for a week: would you likely use the word "latrine" or "Bathroom"?

Both of my brothers pretty much dropped the military lingo after returning to civilian life, except when they might be talking about their time in the military.  Like I said, the failure to use military lingo and nomenclature is certainly not a guarantee that the person is lying about their service or status, like using "Marine Core Soldier" or "GED in Law" serves to out the lying, but it's something that would set my mind to "skeptical" status.
 
2013-10-26 12:48:23 AM  
1) Help spread some ridiculous claim tied to the current administration
2) Blog about how ridiculous it is that anyone believes it
3) ????
4) Profit
 
2013-10-26 12:50:46 AM  

trappedspirit: 1) Help spread some ridiculous claim tied to the current administration
2) Blog about how ridiculous it is that anyone believes it
3) ????
4) Profit


Please, don't try to make clever commentary about things more clever than you.
 
2013-10-26 12:50:47 AM  

Wool E Mammoth: [jumpingpolarbear.files.wordpress.com image 505x367]
there ya go


I was afraid I would have to be the one to post the kepi.
 
2013-10-26 12:50:48 AM  
The Indian and Pakistani armies got the hat thing all figured out. They can punt a football like 80 yards too.

i.crackedcdn.com
 
2013-10-26 12:53:44 AM  

lawboy87: BTW, when you are discussing your former service and you're telling that story about the one time the Drill Instructor singled you out to clean the latrine for a week: would you likely use the word "latrine" or "Bathroom"?


Depends on who I'm telling the story to. If I'm telling it to a civilian and I'm reasonably sober I typically remember to use the term they would be familiar with, although if I've been drinking a lot I may forget.

/it's Drill Sergeant in the Army
//Singled out? Basic was all about cohesion, if it wasn't your whole squad suffering with you, you at least had your battle buddy that suffered along side you no matter what.
 
2013-10-26 12:59:49 AM  
Dingleberry,

Thanks for the response.  Just using the "having to clean the latrine" thing as some sort of "generic" military story someone may tell to their grand kids.
 
2013-10-26 01:10:27 AM  
What about silly walks?
 
2013-10-26 01:14:38 AM  
I read online that Obama is forcing the Marines to check the religion of everyone they kill, and administer last rights in the victim's religion.

It's true!
 
2013-10-26 01:15:39 AM  
Covers? How about some boots, socks and blouses...

img.fark.net


http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/388764.html?1379372362
 
2013-10-26 01:24:37 AM  

Confabulat: trappedspirit: 1) Help spread some ridiculous claim tied to the current administration
2) Blog about how ridiculous it is that anyone believes it
3) ????
4) Profit

Please, don't try to make clever commentary about things more clever than you.


I think we have your hat ready for a test fitting
 
2013-10-26 01:26:22 AM  

studebaker hoch: I read online that Obama is forcing the Marines to check the religion of everyone they kill, and administer last rights in the victim's religion.

It's true!


Don't say that. I'm serious. If you keep saying that in a few weeks you will see some Fwdfwdfwd email claiming that and pointing to a confidential White House insider named studebaker hoch as the source. Then a week after that it will be a topic of discussion on Fox and Friends.
 
2013-10-26 01:29:04 AM  

Thunderboy: PC LOAD LETTER: I heard Obama is forcing the Marines to check the religion of everyone they kill, and administer last rights in the victim's religion.

If I posted that on facebook, I can think of 5 friends who would repost it as true.

Make it a graphic with a US flag, Jeebus, an eagle or two, and the tagline "Share if you love America!" and you've got a winner.



i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-26 01:29:15 AM  
Ye gods... I really hope that the torrent of DERP in the comments actually represents the people who we choose to give guns to and entrust with the safety of our nation... because if it does we are in SERIOUS F*CKING TROUBLE.

/former navy nuclear power electrician
//glad the DERP wasn't as deep among the people I worked with
 
2013-10-26 01:31:25 AM  
I really hope that the torrent of DERP in the comments doesn't actually represent ...

FTFM
/working late
//tired
 
2013-10-26 01:33:56 AM  
This was the fastest spreading bit of derpy poutrage I've seen on Facebook in a long while among my red-state friends.

Even when actual Marines chimed in to say that this wasn't true and that it's so tiring and sad to see these folks fall for the same lies from righty media manipulatiors for the 5000th time.

The reflexive response of course was "Your (sic) the one whose (sic) brain-washed!!" along with various cries of Benghazi-gate, fast and furious, end-times, jebus is coming, gotcha LSM drive-by media lies, etc etc.

Shake my head.
 
2013-10-26 01:43:03 AM  

lawboy87: you don't know a damned thing about the Marine Corp.


And if you can't spell it correctly, then...you're an idiot.

/Almost as bad as that asshat who spelled it "Marine Core"
 
2013-10-26 01:43:50 AM  

maram500: lawboy87: you don't know a damned thing about the Marine Corp.

And if you can't spell it correctly, then...you're an idiot.

/Almost as bad as that asshat who spelled it "Marine Core"


This ought to be good..
 
2013-10-26 01:46:01 AM  

sugardave: maram500: lawboy87: you don't know a damned thing about the Marine Corp.

And if you can't spell it correctly, then...you're an idiot.

/Almost as bad as that asshat who spelled it "Marine Core"

This ought to be good..


Nah, too late in the night to get a full blown funny out of it.
 
2013-10-26 01:49:39 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: sugardave: maram500: lawboy87: you don't know a damned thing about the Marine Corp.

And if you can't spell it correctly, then...you're an idiot.

/Almost as bad as that asshat who spelled it "Marine Core"

This ought to be good..

Nah, too late in the night to get a full blown funny out of it.


Dammit!  I'm sitting in the hotel room on my last night here, bored out of my mind.  Fark, entertain me!
 
2013-10-26 01:50:35 AM  

lawboy87: Hey Sugartits,

The point I was making went right over your head didn't it?

Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."

The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations refer to the item as a "cover" (not a hat) and that is how any "real" Marine would refer to it.


Hey, lookie over here: I can "use" "quotes," too. It's as "easy" as hitting a couple of "keys." You see how annoying "this" is?

For all your proclaimed "knowledge," you're coming up a bit short. See, the entirety of the United States' military refers to the thing that sits atop a head (or under the left arm) as a cover. That goes for combination caps, barracks covers, and watch caps.

Please shut up.
 
2013-10-26 01:54:45 AM  

acefox1: This was the fastest spreading bit of derpy poutrage I've seen on Facebook in a long while among my red-state friends.

Even when actual Marines chimed in to say that this wasn't true and that it's so tiring and sad to see these folks fall for the same lies from righty media manipulatiors for the 5000th time.

The reflexive response of course was "Your (sic) the one whose (sic) brain-washed!!" along with various cries of Benghazi-gate, fast and furious, end-times, jebus is coming, gotcha LSM drive-by media lies, etc etc.

Shake my head.


Obama is an empty suit, but at the same time that empty suit is able to manipulate his way to becoming POTUS with having an obviously fake birth certificate, he is able to use trickery and deceit to get Congress and the Supreme Court to do what he wants, he was single handedly able to cover up Benghazi and orchestrate Fast and Furious and he is able to manipulate the Armed Forces to deny the fact that he is feminizing them. Hate to se what he could do if he wasn't an empty suit.
 
2013-10-26 02:01:48 AM  

lawboy87: Hey Sugartits,

The point I was making went right over your head didn't it?

Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."

The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations refer to the item as a "cover" (not a hat) and that is how any "real" Marine would refer to it.



My best friend is a marine, and I'm prior navy. The last time I was at his house I pointed to his hat and said "what's that on your hat?", herecognized what I was referring to and took a look at his hat to see what it was. later he said "where's my other hat?" and Ipointed it out to him.

we both also say bathroom and wall instead of "the head" and "bulkhead".

anyway, what I'm, trying to say here is that you're stupid.
 
2013-10-26 02:03:01 AM  

maram500: lawboy87: Hey Sugartits,

The point I was making went right over your head didn't it?

Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."

The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations refer to the item as a "cover" (not a hat) and that is how any "real" Marine would refer to it.

Hey, lookie over here: I can "use" "quotes," too. It's as "easy" as hitting a couple of "keys." You see how annoying "this" is?

For all your proclaimed "knowledge," you're coming up a bit short. See, the entirety of the United States' military refers to the thing that sits atop a head (or under the left arm) as a cover. That goes for combination caps, barracks covers, and watch caps.

Please shut up.


Please can we get off of this cover or hat thing. Yes I know that active duty Marines will say cover and not hat. But I also figure a reporter that interviewed a Marine will also replace the terms that Marines use with words that civilians would understand for a story that is meant to be read by civilians. Maybe the reporter should have used the Marine's direct quotes and explained what the terms they used meant, but that is just lazy reporting. That isn't something that will make me not believe that an actual Marine made the quote. This should go to point out that their are Marines that actually drink the Tea Party's tea, and that is bad.
 
2013-10-26 02:07:30 AM  

ongbok: maram500: lawboy87: Hey Sugartits,

The point I was making went right over your head didn't it?

Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."

The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations refer to the item as a "cover" (not a hat) and that is how any "real" Marine would refer to it.

Hey, lookie over here: I can "use" "quotes," too. It's as "easy" as hitting a couple of "keys." You see how annoying "this" is?

For all your proclaimed "knowledge," you're coming up a bit short. See, the entirety of the United States' military refers to the thing that sits atop a head (or under the left arm) as a cover. That goes for combination caps, barracks covers, and watch caps.

Please shut up.

Please can we get off of this cover or hat thing. Yes I know that active duty Marines will say cover and not hat. But I also figure a reporter that interviewed a Marine will also replace the terms that Marines use with words that civilians would understand for a story that is meant to be read by civilians. Maybe the reporter should have used the Marine's direct quotes and explained what the terms they used meant, but that is just lazy reporting. That isn't something that will make me not believe that an actual Marine made the quote. This should go to point out that their are Marines that actually drink the Tea Party's tea, and that is bad.


I'm absolutely happy to get off the "cover vs hat" bit, but lawboy87 needs to recognize that he is, in fact, an idiot.
 
2013-10-26 02:08:17 AM  

PC LOAD LETTER: I heard Obama is forcing the Marines to check the religion of everyone they kill, and administer last rights in the victim's religion.

If I posted that on facebook, I can think of 5 friends who would repost it as true.


I'm going to start spreading that one, it's perfect!
 
2013-10-26 02:19:40 AM  

Larva Lump: [www.girlgeniusonline.com image 700x1070]


Damn, someone actually beat me to this.

Kudos.

As for the rest of you maggots, that silly little cover looks French. Even the War Hawgs shouldn't have to suffer it.

Semper Fidelis.
 
2013-10-26 02:22:59 AM  
My grandfathers cap in the Royal Canadian Engineers had a little pom pom on it and if anyone calls his manhood into question because of it they will have me to deal with.  Real talk.
 
2013-10-26 02:23:01 AM  

lawboy87: Sugartits,

Again, the farking point has flown over your pointy little head.

If the reporter from the NY Post (who originated this BS) had actually spoken to a ranking Marine who was in on any decision to change the Marine Corps headgear, that person would not have referred to them as "hats."   That was my first clue that she was making crap up and had not in fact actually talked to anyone within the Marine Uniform Committee.

Look at the Stars & Stripes article, every quotation on topic referred to them as "covers" as I would expect a Marine to do.   The term appeared nowhere in the NY Post article, which was a red flag.

It's not about what you and I or anyone else may call the damned things, it was about her sending a "tell" (or at least one I picked up on) that told me she was likely lying and had not spoken to anyone in the Marines.

Like I said in another post: If you are talking to someone who claims they're a sailor and they call the bathroom anything other than "Head" you are probably not really talking to someone who served in the Navy.  Much like someone serving in the Army isn't going to refer to their sidearm (pistol) or rifle as a "gun."  Those things aren't guarantees, but they're pretty damned big clues as to whether the person you are speaking to actually did the service they are claiming.


You are incredibly anal, and douchy about it to boot.

Believe it or not, not everyone in the armed services follows the official lingo 100%.
 
2013-10-26 02:24:27 AM  
I really don't think it matters what the top of the Can of American Whupass looks like.  It is a uniform and supposed to warn you of their presence.
The wide top of the hat is intended to indicate the wide reach of the force.

The navy cap is actually a stylized leather weather/fire hood folded up off the head.  Its farking awesome.
 
2013-10-26 02:29:54 AM  
Am I in before the french model from the commercial?
 
2013-10-26 02:30:47 AM  

Smackledorfer: You are incredibly anal, and douchy about it to boot.

Believe it or not, not everyone in the armed services follows the official lingo 100%.


especially when they're off duty and talking to a civilian reporter about their hat.
 
2013-10-26 02:30:59 AM  

Pointy Tail of Satan: The Indian and Pakistani armies got the hat thing all figured out. They can punt a football like 80 yards too.


Ministry of Silly walks.
 
Oak
2013-10-26 02:37:40 AM  

maram500: lawboy87: Hey Sugartits,

The point I was making went right over your head didn't it?

Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."

The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations refer to the item as a "cover" (not a hat) and that is how any "real" Marine would refer to it.

Hey, lookie over here: I can "use" "quotes," too. It's as "easy" as hitting a couple of "keys." You see how annoying "this" is?

For all your proclaimed "knowledge," you're coming up a bit short. See, the entirety of the United States' military refers to the thing that sits atop a head (or under the left arm) as a cover. That goes for combination caps, barracks covers, and watch caps.

Please shut up.


"Coont cap" is the preferred nomenclature.
 
2013-10-26 02:53:53 AM  
Gotta love a bunch of trust fund wanna be core soldiers telling me I should be offended about changes to regulations
 
2013-10-26 03:07:25 AM  

zerkalo: Gotta love a bunch of trust fund wanna be core soldiers telling me I should be offended about changes to regulations


mirror mirror on the wall (get it?) who out there is the fattest troll?

I live with my mom troll softer next time. i recommend pursuing the hat vs cover approach next time, it's been wildly successful in this thread.
 
2013-10-26 03:09:02 AM  

Smiledriver: My grandfathers cap in the Royal Canadian Engineers had a little pom pom on it and if anyone calls his manhood into question because of it they will have me to deal with.  Real talk.


I think that's sweet. It probably made them better fighters too, when they could have their little companions right there with them in battle. Good for morale.

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-10-26 03:09:16 AM  

mcnguyen: PC LOAD LETTER: I heard Obama is forcing the Marines to check the religion of everyone they kill, and administer last rights in the victim's religion.

If I posted that on facebook, I can think of 5 friends who would repost it as true.

I'm going to start spreading that one, it's perfect!


I'm bookmarking this thread just in case it actually takes off. Yes, I'm the Facebook Crusader (TM) - if people I know consistently spread urban legends I correct them until either they finally start checking snopes, or else I boot them off my friends list. I've had the 'drug testing welfare recipients DOES NOT SAVE MONEY' conversation twice with one person, but for the most part she's cool so she's about the only one I let slide.
 
2013-10-26 03:10:02 AM  
If it was up to Obama wouldn't he chose for them to all wear Muslim or Islamic garb?
 
2013-10-26 03:17:31 AM  

cryinoutloud: Smiledriver: My grandfathers cap in the Royal Canadian Engineers had a little pom pom on it and if anyone calls his manhood into question because of it they will have me to deal with.  Real talk.

I think that's sweet. It probably made them better fighters too, when they could have their little companions right there with them in battle. Good for morale.

[1.bp.blogspot.com image 231x282]


fark that.

Those things look cute, but they're vicious murder machines.
 
2013-10-26 03:25:34 AM  

MREbomber: zerkalo: Gotta love a bunch of trust fund wanna be core soldiers telling me I should be offended about changes to regulations

mirror mirror on the wall (get it?) who out there is the fattest troll?

I live with my mom troll softer next time. i recommend pursuing the hat vs cover approach next time, it's been wildly successful in this thread.


eh?

how was that a troll?
 
2013-10-26 03:33:13 AM  

log_jammin: MREbomber: zerkalo: Gotta love a bunch of trust fund wanna be core soldiers telling me I should be offended about changes to regulations

mirror mirror on the wall (get it?) who out there is the fattest troll?

I live with my mom troll softer next time. i recommend pursuing the hat vs cover approach next time, it's been wildly successful in this thread.

eh?

how was that a troll?


You want him on that wall.

You need him on that wall.

FLYNAVY is already on that wall. Defending your freedom to set here and talk, libtards.
 
2013-10-26 03:33:20 AM  
Seriously, I just heard that Obama is forcing Marine Core Soldiers to administer the last rights of Muslims on the Koran! Is this true? Can anyone confirm or deny?
 
2013-10-26 03:38:22 AM  

MustTryHarder: Seriously, I just heard that Obama is forcing Marine Core Soldiers to administer the last rights of Muslims on the Koran! Is this true? Can anyone confirm or deny?


Ask Limbaugh. The fat-ass knows everything.
 
2013-10-26 03:40:34 AM  

hardinparamedic: You want him on that wall.

You need him on that wall.

FLYNAVY is already on that wall. Defending your freedom to set here and talk, libtards.


you're just jealous that he was all buffed and shiat and you're not.

oh and he was Lt Cdr FLYNAVY, and don't you forget it mister!

MustTryHarder: Seriously, I just heard that Obama is forcing Marine Core Soldiers to administer the last rights of Muslims on the Koran! Is this true? Can anyone confirm or deny?


I just got an email say that very thing! It must be true!
 
2013-10-26 03:42:36 AM  

log_jammin: hardinparamedic: You want him on that wall.

You need him on that wall.

FLYNAVY is already on that wall. Defending your freedom to set here and talk, libtards.

you're just jealous that he was all buffed and shiat and you're not.

oh and he was Lt Cdr FLYNAVY, and don't you forget it mister!

MustTryHarder: Seriously, I just heard that Obama is forcing Marine Core Soldiers to administer the last rights of Muslims on the Koran! Is this true? Can anyone confirm or deny?

I just got an email say that very thing! It must be true!


The fact Zapp Brannigan doesn't post on FARK anymore makes me sad.
 
2013-10-26 03:49:22 AM  

lawboy87: If you call it a "Hat," that means you don't know a damned thing about the Marine Corp.   A Marine would never call it a hat, they would only refer to it as a "Cover."

BTW, try calling this guy a "girly man"  I would say that his two separate Medals of Honor (earned 15 yrs apart) and his famous cry in another war about 12 yrs later (which led to him earning the Navy Cross) of "Come on you Sons of biatches:  Do you want to live forever?" as he lead his troops on an assault on a German position during WWI, earned him the right to rock this look -

https://www.mcu.usmc.mil/historydivision/PublishingImages/Biography%2 0 Images/hi/Used/Daly_DJ.jpg


Dude. It's a hat.
 
2013-10-26 04:27:30 AM  

log_jammin: hardinparamedic: You want him on that wall.

You need him on that wall.

FLYNAVY is already on that wall. Defending your freedom to set here and talk, libtards.

you're just jealous that he was all buffed and shiat and you're not.

oh and he was Lt Cdr FLYNAVY, and don't you forget it mister!

MustTryHarder: Seriously, I just heard that Obama is forcing Marine Core Soldiers to administer the last rights of Muslims on the Koran! Is this true? Can anyone confirm or deny?

I just got an email say that very thing! It must be true!


I heard from my cousin's sister who's husband was a contractor in Afghanistan and heard from a Ranger that Obama is forcing Rangers to dress and preform traditional Islamic rites on every Mooslim they kill and personally deliver the bodies to Iran for burial just like they did in the movie the Three Kings.

Damn Obama!
 
2013-10-26 04:38:16 AM  

ongbok: heard from my cousin's sister who's husband was a contractor in Afghanistan and heard from a Ranger that Obama is forcing Rangers to dress and preform traditional Islamic rites on every Mooslim they kill and personally deliver the bodies to Iran for burial just like they did in the movie the Three Kings.


This just in! Sources report Osama bin Laden's body was mysteriously disposed at sea due to Navy SEALs refusing to bow to Obama's new rules about treating the Muslim dead.

...developing...
 
2013-10-26 04:40:40 AM  

grossmont: Thunderboy: PC LOAD LETTER: I heard Obama is forcing the Marines to check the religion of everyone they kill, and administer last rights in the victim's religion.

If I posted that on facebook, I can think of 5 friends who would repost it as true.

Make it a graphic with a US flag, Jeebus, an eagle or two, and the tagline "Share if you love America!" and you've got a winner.


[i.imgur.com image 800x543]


Also, don't forget to throw in some hurr-durr "Obama is trying to gay-ify America" derp in the body of the message. Using all caps and misspelling words is also important if you want the average, ignorant Obama hater to respond to your request "sending this message to 5 friends" to work.

I'm expecting the crazy "sent from my Ipad" email from my wife's crazy cousin to show up in our inbox any day now.
 
2013-10-26 04:41:09 AM  
Ladies and gentlemen, I refuse to speculate on the truthiness of this new information, but I ask you, doesn't it all make sense now?
 
2013-10-26 04:45:55 AM  

Confabulat: Ladies and gentlemen, I refuse to speculate on the truthiness of this new information, but I ask you, doesn't it all make sense now?


WAKE UP, SHEEPLE!!!

;)
 
2013-10-26 04:59:37 AM  

Practical_Draconian: I know this story about the Marines' cover is a lie.

If that seekrit halfbreed muslin commie fascist skull & bones shriner was going to change the Marines' dress uniforms, he'd make them wear this:


[upload.wikimedia.org image 800x544]

/on a serious note, yes, there was a fez-wearing Nazi Muslim division in WW2


lh5.ggpht.com
 
2013-10-26 05:16:06 AM  

lawboy87: Having idolized my brother I think I took it upon myself to learn just about everything I could about the Marine Corps.


OK, so you're not a marine and never have been a marine, you're just someone with an obsessive interest in marines who likes to sound as much as possible as what he thinks a marine sounds like. Glad we've got that sorted.
 
2013-10-26 05:55:35 AM  
And the Marine Corps has Obama's permission to say so
 
2013-10-26 05:59:17 AM  

hasty ambush: And the Marine Corps has Obama's permission to say so


Only because he forced them to do so under the treat that he would Benghazi them all.
 
2013-10-26 06:12:03 AM  

ongbok: hasty ambush: And the Marine Corps has Obama's permission to say so

Only because he forced them to do so under the treat that he would Benghazi them all.


right down their throats!
 
2013-10-26 07:00:50 AM  
When President Cruz is running the show our armed forces will be wearing the tri corner hat just like it says they must in the constitution.
Congress will have their powdered wigs and long tail coats too.
 
2013-10-26 07:15:29 AM  

skinink: Fox should for the Marines to be able to wear the skull and crossbone hats the Nazis used to wear.


But won't that make them the baddies?
 
2013-10-26 07:44:15 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: lawboy87:

Like I said in another post: If you are talking to someone who claims they're a sailor and they call the bathroom anything other than "Head" you are probably not really talking to someone who served in the Navy.  Much like someone serving in the Army isn't going to refer to their sidearm (pistol) or rifle as a "gun."  Those things aren't guarantees, but they're pretty damned big clues as to whether the person you are speaking to actually did the service they are claiming.

Not everyone keeps using the terms they used in the military. I spent 9 years active duty Army. After I'd been out for 5-6 months or so of being a civilian again I stopped using "latrine" for bathroom, "chow" for mealtimes, stopped referring to flip flops as "shower shoes" and stopped wearing them in my own shower and so forth and so on.


Same with my fil, 20 year career man with many deployments on ships.  I never caught him using the terms head or bulkhead during all the times he and I worked on the house.  We finished an addition together and he had plenty of opportunity to use both those terms.  I was more likely bring them up.
 
2013-10-26 07:47:13 AM  

lawboy87: Hey Sugartits,

The point I was making went right over your head didn't it?

Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."

The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations refer to the item as a "cover" (not a hat) and that is how any "real" Marine would refer to it.


No they don't.  They call it "headgear" just like all the other services do.
http://www.marines.mil/Portals/59/Publications/MCO%20P1020.34G%20W%2 0C H%201-5.pdf
 
2013-10-26 08:15:30 AM  
i477.photobucket.com
Stop that. This thread is getting very silly
 
2013-10-26 08:20:43 AM  
www.cameronians.siteiscentral.com

www.stonyridgeauction.com

www.johnnyg.westhost.com

Styling old school, baby.
 
2013-10-26 08:27:25 AM  

acefox1: This was the fastest spreading bit of derpy poutrage I've seen on Facebook in a long while among my red-state friends.

Even when actual Marines chimed in to say that this wasn't true and that it's so tiring and sad to see these folks fall for the same lies from righty media manipulatiors for the 5000th time.

The reflexive response of course was "Your (sic) the one whose (sic) brain-washed!!" along with various cries of Benghazi-gate, fast and furious, end-times, jebus is coming, gotcha LSM drive-by media lies, etc etc.

Shake my head.


Well, you can always take solace in the silence when you shake your head- unlike your (and my)derpy pals.
There is a distinct rattling sound when they 'sth'...
 
2013-10-26 08:30:24 AM  
At this point, the Administration really needs to come out in support of NASCAR, apple pie, football, baseball, and going to church on Sunday. Just to watch the folks at Fox and their fellow travelers work up their wroth over such "Un-American" activities...
 
2013-10-26 08:30:49 AM  

lawboy87: Hey Sugartits,

The point I was making went right over your head didn't it?

Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."

The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations refer to the item as a "cover" (not a hat) and that is how any "real" Marine would refer to it.


Married to a Naval officer, previous enlisted, and had 15 years in so far. And yeah, no one I've ever met in the military calls it a hat. If it's a head garment worn in uniform, it's a cover. Always had been.

Hell, the Exchanges all have signs designating the areas you must remove or return your cover. It's the way it's always been.
 
2013-10-26 08:35:16 AM  

verbivore: lawboy87: Hey Sugartits,

The point I was making went right over your head didn't it?

Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."

The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations refer to the item as a "cover" (not a hat) and that is how any "real" Marine would refer to it.

No they don't.  They call it "headgear" just like all the other services do.
http://www.marines.mil/Portals/59/Publications/MCO%20P1020.34G%20W%2 0C H%201-5.pdf


Only time I've heard anyone call it "headgear" is... Never. Maybe if they have a helmet.
 
2013-10-26 08:37:19 AM  
i26.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-26 08:42:16 AM  

orbister: lawboy87: Having idolized my brother I think I took it upon myself to learn just about everything I could about the Marine Corps.

OK, so you're not a marine and never have been a marine, you're just someone with an obsessive interest in marines who likes to sound as much as possible as what he thinks a marine sounds like. Glad we've got that sorted.


Like I said, I've been only married into the military the last decade and a half, and with a sister-in-law in the Marines to boot, but all the people I've ever known have referred to their uniform headpiece as a cover.

They're not as pedantic to correct me if I myself refer to it as a hat, but it's still a cover to them.
 
2013-10-26 08:48:42 AM  

whistleridge: I don't get this stupid 'scandal', and haven't gotten it for some days now.

BOTH SETS OF HATS LOOK EQUALLY RIDICULOUS. They're both horribly outdated early 19th century men's headwear that somehow failed to die out along with the stock and the culotte. WTF makes one more macho or less ugly than the other??


Dude, we're talking Marines here.  They could wear hats like Queen Elizabeth's and still make them look bad-ass.
 
2013-10-26 09:01:49 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: Daniel Daly:
[upload.wikimedia.org image 850x1065]

Daly's decorations and medals includes two Medals of Honor; the Navy Cross; Distinguished Service Cross; three Letters of Commendation; Good Conduct Medal with two bronze stars; China Relief Expedition Medal; Philippine Campaign Medal; Expeditionary Medal with one bronze star; Mexican Service Medal; Haitian Campaign Medal; World War I Victory Medal with Aisne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne and Defensive-Sector clasps and Citation Star; Mdaille militaire; Croix de Guerre with Palm; and the Fourragre (the last three awards are from the French government; only the Croix de Guerre is authorized for wear by US personnel. A special exception is made for the 5th and 6th Marine Regiments, however. Those units are permitted to wear the Fourragere with their dress uniforms).


Call him a girly, I dare ya
 
2013-10-26 09:17:48 AM  

Sugarbombs: whistleridge: BOTH SETS OF HATS LOOK EQUALLY RIDICULOUS. They're both horribly outdated early 19th century men's headwear that somehow failed to die out along with the stock and the culotte. WTF makes one more macho or less ugly than the other??

I can't answer your question but I was inspired to do a gis for "19th century military hats."  And I bring you: a Christian taco with frilly sour cream topping or something to that effect.


Hilarious.
 
2013-10-26 09:32:08 AM  
If the hat serves no functional purpose, it should not be considered as part of a uniform. Berets are not functional, both hats look ridiculous, and the Navy's dress uniforms need to be changed badly. I refused to join that branch based on THAT uniform.

/The brass needs to get their head out of their ass and start basing stuff in reality.
 
2013-10-26 09:59:39 AM  

Shadowknight: verbivore: lawboy87: Hey Sugartits,

Any reporter who called this a "hat" had almost certainly never spoken to a Marine, because they would use their own nomenclature to describe it, not use the "layman's" term "Hat."
The Marine Corps Uniform Regulations refer to the item as a "cover" (not a hat) and that is how any "real" Marine would refer to it.

No they don't.  They call it "headgear" just like all the other services do.
http://www.marines.mil/Portals/59/Publications/MCO%20P1020.34G%20W%2 0C H%201-5.pdf

Only time I've heard anyone call it "headgear" is... Never. Maybe if they have a helmet.


Correct, a marine calls it a cover. The "Marine Corps Uniform Regulations" do not. That's the part I was Mr. Smarty-Pantsing.
 
2013-10-26 10:09:50 AM  
Why do they have to be different, it's a hat, not like there's any physically difference between the male and female head that would require any special modification for either sexes.
 
2013-10-26 10:13:35 AM  

roadkillontheweb: When President Cruz is running the show our armed forces will be wearing the tri corner hat just like it says they must in the constitution.
Congress will have their powdered wigs and long tail coats too.


I would be ok if Congress had to appear on the floors of their respective debating chambers in the same dress used by the first Congress--tail coats, breeches, stockings, waistcoats, lace cravats, &c. While we're at it, they can forgo air conditioning (didn't have that in the eighteenth century), flush toilets, all writing instruments but quill pens, and all transport options but horse-drawn buggies. I imagine that in a very short period of time, Congress would get its collective crap together.
 
2013-10-26 10:17:54 AM  
0bama is going to force the Marines to wear girly umbrella hats, the better for them to protect him from the rain.

www.washingtonpost.com

This is the combat version:

i.imgur.com

And this is the politically correct, gay pride, dress uniform version:

i.imgur.com
 
2013-10-26 10:36:14 AM  
When I was in, we referred to the covers we normally wore as coont caps and didn't feel the least bit light in the loafers.
 
2013-10-26 10:37:07 AM  

The RIchest Man in Babylon: COVER, GODDAMNIT, NOT A HAT.

/former Marine


You're the first Marine I've ever seen call themselves a former Marine.

You friends with GoNavy?
 
2013-10-26 10:38:25 AM  
images.footballfanatics.com
 
2013-10-26 10:49:53 AM  

KidneyStone: The RIchest Man in Babylon: COVER, GODDAMNIT, NOT A HAT.

/former Marine

You're the first Marine I've ever seen call themselves a former Marine.

You friends with GoNavy?


You're thinking of the term "ex-Marine," dude.
 
2013-10-26 10:59:57 AM  

Confabulat: The idea is sort of hilarious though. "As your commander-in-chief, from this day forth you shall all wear flowers in your hair!"


fc01.deviantart.net
 
2013-10-26 11:40:54 AM  

Confabulat: The idea is sort of hilarious though. "As your commander-in-chief, from this day forth you shall all wear flowers in your hair!"


But only if you're base is in Saaannn Franciscoooo...
 
2013-10-26 12:02:47 PM  

Shadowknight: orbister: lawboy87: Having idolized my brother I think I took it upon myself to learn just about everything I could about the Marine Corps.

OK, so you're not a marine and never have been a marine, you're just someone with an obsessive interest in marines who likes to sound as much as possible as what he thinks a marine sounds like. Glad we've got that sorted.

Like I said, I've been only married into the military the last decade and a half, and with a sister-in-law in the Marines to boot, but all the people I've ever known have referred to their uniform headpiece as a cover.

They're not as pedantic to correct me if I myself refer to it as a hat, but it's still a cover to them.


Ya well I've only been on active duty in the MC for nearly 12 years and I've heard people call it a hat multiple times, myself included. Yes, it's typically done sarcastically. But no, hell no, will you catch me calling a baseball cap or such a "cover" outside of work.

This is such a silly topic of argument.

Care to argue any further absolutes?
 
2013-10-26 12:14:27 PM  

kabar: Shadowknight: orbister: lawboy87: Having idolized my brother I think I took it upon myself to learn just about everything I could about the Marine Corps.

OK, so you're not a marine and never have been a marine, you're just someone with an obsessive interest in marines who likes to sound as much as possible as what he thinks a marine sounds like. Glad we've got that sorted.

Like I said, I've been only married into the military the last decade and a half, and with a sister-in-law in the Marines to boot, but all the people I've ever known have referred to their uniform headpiece as a cover.

They're not as pedantic to correct me if I myself refer to it as a hat, but it's still a cover to them.

Ya well I've only been on active duty in the MC for nearly 12 years and I've heard people call it a hat multiple times, myself included. Yes, it's typically done sarcastically. But no, hell no, will you catch me calling a baseball cap or such a "cover" outside of work.

This is such a silly topic of argument.

Care to argue any further absolutes?


What I lol at here is people using anecdotes to prove an absolute and dismiss the only thing anecdotes (honest ones) really can do: disprove absolutes.
 
2013-10-26 12:23:55 PM  
kabar:

Ya well I've only been on active duty in the MC for nearly 12 years and I've heard people call it a hat multiple times, myself included. Yes, it's typically done sarcastically. But no, hell no, will you catch me calling a baseball cap or such a "cover" outside of work.

This is such a silly topic of argument.

Care to argue any further absolutes?


The dudes who call it a "cover" off-duty, and to civilians, are usually the same annoying assholes who think referring to their wife as "Household Six" is hilarious.
 
2013-10-26 12:38:52 PM  

Farking Canuck: EvilEgg: You should see what the pope makes his special forces wear before you complain about the hats.

Ass-less leather chaps?


All chaps are ass-less.
 
2013-10-26 01:41:08 PM  
It's just the latest move in Obama's scheme to turn the Marines gay.
 
2013-10-26 01:50:25 PM  
Just ditch the stupid hats already.
 
2013-10-26 02:02:48 PM  
Is Beretghazi a scandal yet?
 
2013-10-26 02:11:34 PM  
When the USMC starts calling you out on your derp, it's time throw in the towel, 'Merica.
 
2013-10-26 03:26:41 PM  

whistleridge: I don't get this stupid 'scandal', and haven't gotten it for some days now.

BOTH SETS OF HATS LOOK EQUALLY RIDICULOUS. They're both horribly outdated early 19th century men's headwear that somehow failed to die out along with the stock and the culotte. WTF makes one more macho or less ugly than the other??


Hell, I didn't get this "girly hat" conspiracy when it cropped up in his first term
 
2013-10-26 03:55:31 PM  
ongbok

studebaker hoch

I read online that Obama is forcing the Marines to check the religion of everyone they kill, and administer last rights in the victim's religion.

It's true!

Don't say that. I'm serious. If you keep saying that in a few weeks you will see some Fwdfwdfwd email claiming that and pointing to a confidential White House insider named studebaker hoch as the source. Then a week after that it will be a topic of discussion on Fox and Friends.


No I mean "it's true" that I read it online.  The English language is so ambiguous you can say anything and not lie.

Anyone who believes Faux Newbs deserves what they get.
 
2013-10-26 05:40:18 PM  
Aaaaaand then I find this:

img.fark.net

(not mine, no voting)
 
2013-10-26 05:55:58 PM  

studebaker hoch: Aaaaaand then I find this:


It was made by grossmont, who posted it above, based on my earlier comments.  I am so sorry.
 
2013-10-26 06:13:22 PM  
*covers
 
2013-10-26 06:49:35 PM  
Oopsie, looks like I didn't read the entire thread.

/did you hear that Obama swore in....on a Koran?
 
2013-10-26 08:02:39 PM  
Again, the point I was making about it being a cover was directed to detecting the BS from the original NY Post story (the one that the Marine Corps has completely refuted as being made up from air.)  The author of the NY Post article (the original one, not the one they replaced it with on their website) claimed to have spoken to a Marine Officer who served on the uniform committee and quoted that officer as referring to the item as a "hat."

I was calling into question the veracity of that reporter (or her ethics) as I found it very doubtful that a Marine Officer would refer to the item as a "hat" when the accepted practice is to call it a "cover."   If she was quoting him/her and wanted to make the term more identifiable to the public, the correct way to do it would have to use the quotes and then brackets:  "......cover (hat)....."    So either she likely never really spoke to a Marine Officer or, she breached ethics and altered their exact quote.

Notice again, when the reporter for the Stars & Stripes actually did contact a Marine on the uniform committee in response to the story - he repeatedly (as she quote him) referred to the item as a cover.

Given that fact of what a BS story the entire thing turned out to be, I would claim I was pretty damned prescient in noting the original reporter used a term that could be evidence she never even talked to a Marine.
 
2013-10-26 08:45:52 PM  
This could just be a cover story.
 
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