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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 26
    More: Followup, President Obama, James Amos, Dan Daly  
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10218 clicks; posted to Main » on 25 Oct 2013 at 11:08 PM (47 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-10-25 11:14:17 PM
5 votes:
Those complaining are welcome to tell a platoon of Marines what they think of their hats.
2013-10-25 10:24:54 PM
5 votes:
Don't like something? Blame Obama.

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

win-win.
2013-10-25 11:12:57 PM
4 votes:
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 10:31:17 PM
4 votes:
Jesus Christ. Is there anything these bleating sheep won't use to baaaa about Obama?
2013-10-25 10:07:24 PM
4 votes:
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 They're both horribly outdated early 19th century men's headwear that somehow failed to die out along with the stock and the culotte.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 11:49:14 PM
3 votes:

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.
2013-10-26 12:50:48 AM
2 votes:
The Indian and Pakistani armies got the hat thing all figured out. They can punt a football like 80 yards too.

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2013-10-25 11:35:47 PM
2 votes:
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.
2013-10-26 02:01:48 AM
1 votes:

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 01:33:56 AM
1 votes:
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 12:07:07 AM
1 votes:
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
2013-10-25 11:46:36 PM
1 votes:
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 11:41:00 PM
1 votes:

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 11:39:01 PM
1 votes:

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 11:35:31 PM
1 votes:
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 11:29:18 PM
1 votes:
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 11:26:36 PM
1 votes:
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 11:22:06 PM
1 votes:

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 11:20:37 PM
1 votes:

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.

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2013-10-25 11:19:54 PM
1 votes:
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 11:19:48 PM
1 votes:
Sorry, my earlier link to Dan Daly went nowhere apparently.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/48/DanielDaly.jpg
2013-10-25 11:19:05 PM
1 votes:
And yet nobody is biatching about the lame ass uniforms Navy enlisted ranks still have to wear.


upload.wikimedia.org
2013-10-25 11:15:40 PM
1 votes:
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 11:14:29 PM
1 votes:
RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: RE: OBUMMA FORCEZ MARINES 2 WARE GURLY HATZ DERP!
2013-10-25 11:13:47 PM
1 votes:
You should see what the pope makes his special forces wear before you complain about the hats.
2013-10-25 11:12:08 PM
1 votes:
thenoob.net
 
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