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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 214
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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  
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