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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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2013-10-26 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?

0/10 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?

0/10 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?

0/10 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.
 
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