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He's An Impostor, The Navy Says About Cap'n Crunch
National Public Radio ^ | June 20, 201312:01 PM | Eyder Peralta

Posted on 06/21/2013 8:39:04 AM PDT by haffast

We don't know how, but we missed a major scandal brewing in the Navy for decades. It's important, so even if we're a little late to the story we still wanted to point it out: Cap'n Crunch is an impostor.

The Cap'n , who noticed the uniform he wears on cereal boxes had the stripes of a commander, not a captain. That is: A captain has four stripes on his sleeve, while a commander has three.

As the story spread, the Navy confirmed what you might be fearing: Cap'n Crunch is a fraud, tricking innocent children since his introduction in 1963.

The Navy (paywall):

" 'You are correct that Cap'n Crunch appears to be wearing the rank of a U.S. Navy commander,' Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Flaherty, a U.S. Navy spokeswoman, tells Foreign Policy. 'Oddly, our personnel records do not show a "Cap'n Crunch" who currently serves or has served in the Navy.' "

What's more: We put our investigative reporter hat on and went digging. We pulled up and they showed that on some occasions he sported one stripe, on others two.

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Hard-core journalism from NPR covering cereal offenses.

Is there no end to these government scandals??!!

(As the Left mocks)

Commander In Crunch (CIC):

Three stripes, four stripes, five stripes, more stripes = more crunch.

1 posted on 06/21/2013 8:39:04 AM PDT by haffast
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To: haffast

A cartoon character for a brand of cereal is an imposter? You mean he’s not really a captain? You don’t say!!!!! LOL


2 posted on 06/21/2013 8:42:08 AM PDT by Durbin
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To: haffast

just wait until cap’n crunch comes out of the closet, and the navy (under pressure from the obamites) promotes him to admiral.


3 posted on 06/21/2013 8:45:26 AM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: haffast

what next, an expose on Popeye?


4 posted on 06/21/2013 8:46:17 AM PDT by schm0e ("we are in the midst of a coup.")
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To: haffast

I’m thrilled that the government is coming out with admissions that some of the top officials are not who they appear to be and have been fooling (some of) us for quite a few years. A truthful approach as to who these people really are is most welcome.

I certainly hope this trend continues.


5 posted on 06/21/2013 8:46:19 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: haffast

Isn’t the officer in charge of a ship ALWAYS called the Captain, regardless of his rank? Was LtJG Kennedy the Captain of PT109? Was the Skipper the captain of the Minnow even though he had no rank (or was rank, depending on your POV)? So it is with Captain Crunch, commanding cereal bowls across America.


6 posted on 06/21/2013 8:46:52 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: haffast

Commanders can be Captains of many vessels and are referred to as Captain.


7 posted on 06/21/2013 8:47:09 AM PDT by edcoil (When given a choice, take both.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Exactly. The term "Captain" is a title in addition to being a rank. Many smaller vessels are captained by officers of lower grade.

Captain Bligh of the Bounty held the permanent rank of Lieutenant in the Royal Navy at the time of his voyage.

8 posted on 06/21/2013 8:49:09 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: haffast

(sigh!) here we go again!


9 posted on 06/21/2013 8:55:57 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: edcoil

To: haffast
“Isn’t the officer in charge of a ship ALWAYS called the Captain, regardless of his rank?”..

Ding, Ding, Ding!!!!! We have a winner. Indeed a “Captain” of a U.S. Navel vessel can be any rank of commissioned officer such as Ensign, LTJG, Lt., LT. Commander, etc..


10 posted on 06/21/2013 8:56:25 AM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: JohnBrowdie
just wait until cap’n crunch comes out of the closet, and the navy (under pressure from the obamites) promotes him to admiral.

Rear Admiral, Lower Half.

11 posted on 06/21/2013 8:59:09 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: haffast

What next? Captain Crunch got purple hearts for scratches, committed treason, defended by the msm,and is one of the most despicable individuals to ever hold office? Now they’re trying to swift boat a Navy man who has has actually served honorably.


12 posted on 06/21/2013 9:01:34 AM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: Progov

And in case this comes up, a Lt. Commander or Lt. Colonel are always referred to as Commander or Colonel.

All ranks of Admiral are referred to as Admiral

Chief’s of all ranks called Chief except for the Master Chief. He is referred to as Master Chief.


13 posted on 06/21/2013 9:01:43 AM PDT by edcoil (When given a choice, take both.)
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To: haffast

I can’t help but think of the scene from in the movie ‘In Harm’s Way’ where the duty officer a Lieutenant JG on a destroyer Cassiday orders all boilers lit and to make flank speed as soon as possible out of Pearl Harbor rather than being a sitting duck or getting trapped by the wreckage of other stricken ships.

Lt. Cline: Captain Harding, sir, and the exec!

Commander Rafe Harding USN, Cassiday’s CO: [Standing on the bow of a pursuing motor whaleboat, frantically waving his hat up and down] Cassiday! Stop! Let us aboard!

Lt. Tom Agar: How the hell can we stop? It’ll take twenty minutes at this speed!

LTJG ‘Mac’ McConnel: [Making a decision not to stop] Does anyone on this bridge see anything back there?

Bosun’s Mate Chief Culpepper, USS Cassiday: Well, if they do, Mr. McConnell, I’ll guarantee you they won’t see nothin’ again.

Lt. Tom Agar: [Laughing] Let ‘er rip, Mac!

On that day a Lieutenant JG was the Captain of that ship and everyone on the bridge knew it.


14 posted on 06/21/2013 9:02:49 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: haffast
CaptnCrunch 3:58

He might be a stoner.

15 posted on 06/21/2013 9:03:01 AM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: haffast

I’ve had my doubts about Captain Kangaroo, as well.


16 posted on 06/21/2013 9:04:37 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Truth/Lies; Liberty/Tyranny--WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??)
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To: schm0e

They will vilify him because he was obviouly heterosexual.


17 posted on 06/21/2013 9:04:50 AM PDT by Freestate316 (Know what you believe and why you believe it.)
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To: haffast

DO NOT CLICK ON NPR LINK! VIRUS!
My anti-virus, Mic Essentials caught in time.


18 posted on 06/21/2013 9:04:51 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: haffast

Must be that the people at NPR are half-a**ed.


19 posted on 06/21/2013 9:06:09 AM PDT by wizr (We are "one Nation, under God " or "one nation, trod under ". Keep the Faith.)
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To: haffast

What about Captain Kangaroo?


20 posted on 06/21/2013 9:07:10 AM PDT by Gamecock ("Ultimately, Jesus died to save us from the wrath of God." ¬óR.C. Sproul)
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To: haffast
Its all good! We also have a major-league ball-player masquerading as a children's cereal.


21 posted on 06/21/2013 9:08:37 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: haffast

Clearly an attempt by the USN to create a distraction through the weekend news cycle from the renewed interest in whether one of their Aegis ships popped off a missile that shot down TWA 800 ...


22 posted on 06/21/2013 9:10:54 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Cap'n Crunch

Pinging the poseur....


23 posted on 06/21/2013 9:10:56 AM PDT by mikrofon (Explain! ;)
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To: haffast

Clearly an attempt by the USN to create a distraction through the weekend news cycle from the renewed interest in whether one of their Aegis ships popped off a missile that shot down TWA 800 ...


24 posted on 06/21/2013 9:12:17 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: haffast

Another childhood icon sullied. What’s this world coming to?


25 posted on 06/21/2013 9:18:43 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: haffast




He also only has 3 fingers on each hand.

Perhaps there is a relation.




26 posted on 06/21/2013 9:18:59 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

It’s worse than that. When he was with the Red Sox I saw him “fly” horizontally about 15 feet to catch a line drive. Coco Crisp is really Batman.


27 posted on 06/21/2013 9:20:48 AM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: edcoil
" Chief’s of all ranks called Chief except for the Master Chief. He is referred to as Master Chief."

Master Chief Sucks At HALO...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz3br1q5wIQ

28 posted on 06/21/2013 9:22:26 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: haffast

29 posted on 06/21/2013 9:24:26 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: Durbin

Next their going to be telling me Count Chocula isn’t real.


30 posted on 06/21/2013 9:24:29 AM PDT by Flick Lives (We're going to be just like the old Soviet Union, but with free cell phones!)
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To: haffast
Guess which Minnesota Senator was the inspiration for this:


31 posted on 06/21/2013 9:29:31 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: haffast

My question is... what scandal prevented Cap’n Crunch and Captain Kangaroo from being promoted?

And, dammit... what rank is Popeye?


32 posted on 06/21/2013 9:34:58 AM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: haffast

In addition he only has four fingers on each hand.


33 posted on 06/21/2013 9:42:44 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: haffast

Posted yesterday:

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3033639/posts


34 posted on 06/21/2013 9:48:48 AM PDT by DManA
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To: haffast

“That is: A captain has four stripes on his sleeve, while a commander has three.”

Yeah but the rest of his uniform looks legit.


35 posted on 06/21/2013 9:59:53 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: haffast

Obama will promote him to Rear Admiral .


36 posted on 06/21/2013 10:04:47 AM PDT by gigster (Cogito, Ergo, Ronaldus Magnus Conservatus)
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To: haffast
The Cap'n , who noticed the uniform he wears on cereal boxes had the stripes of a commander, not a captain. That is: A captain has four stripes on his sleeve, while a commander has three.

1. Cartoon character

2. Not a USN uniform

3. Captain is both formal and positional. An Ensign in charge of a ship is the captain, although the Captain on the dock is a Captain, but not the captain.

4. NPR must not have gotten any Lefty faxes today, so they had to research the cereal box.

37 posted on 06/21/2013 10:04:56 AM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

Is that Coco Crisp LOL


38 posted on 06/21/2013 10:06:10 AM PDT by angcat
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To: haffast

He’s the Captain of his ship.


39 posted on 06/21/2013 10:15:44 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: onedoug

So I guess the big C on his hat only stands for Crunch.
That explains why it is not CC


40 posted on 06/21/2013 11:04:46 AM PDT by shineon
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To: JohnBrowdie
just wait until cap’n crunch comes out of the closet, and the navy (under pressure from the obamites) promotes him to admiral.

The mind wobbles at how funny and "unfunny" this comment really is.
41 posted on 06/21/2013 11:18:50 AM PDT by BJ1
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To: NonValueAdded
True!

In addition Captains (select) are Commanders who have been promoted with the promotion scheduled for a future date. During the period between when the promotion is announced and when it actually occurs the Commander is called Captain (select) or just Captain for ease of use.

The good Capt crunch likely had a clerical error in his file which inadvertantly made his (select) period in the 2050s instead of the 1950s or thereabouts making him the longest serving (select) in Naval History - and thereby quite salty.

Being salty is also often referred to as being crusty, and as everyone knows crusty is just downright crunchy obtaining him his follow on sobriquet.

42 posted on 06/21/2013 11:34:41 AM PDT by reed13k (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
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To: haffast
A captain has four stripes on his sleeve, while a commander has three.

And a cartoonist somewhere, maybe even long dead, is thinking "I wondered how long it would take them to catch on..."

43 posted on 06/21/2013 12:16:31 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: edcoil

Don’t they now have a Command Master Chief rank?


44 posted on 06/21/2013 12:18:20 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Durbin

“A cartoon character for a brand of cereal is an imposter? You mean he’s not really a captain? You don’t say.”

If Beverly Crusher and Counselor Troi can be Starfleet commanders then a cartoon character can be a captain.


45 posted on 06/21/2013 1:46:32 PM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Obama being re-elected is the political equivalent of OJ being found not guilty.)
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To: NonValueAdded
Isn’t the officer in charge of a ship ALWAYS called the Captain, regardless of his rank?

But he's The Captain, or captain of the ..... . If his actual name is used it must be with his official rank.

46 posted on 06/21/2013 2:42:09 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy ("New Yorks Finest" are now "The Untouchables")
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To: edcoil

Yep, your talking to an old Navy Vet.


47 posted on 06/21/2013 2:46:46 PM PDT by DaveA37 (I'm for SMALLER , HONEST government)
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To: haffast
Next they're going to tell me that this guy isn't an alien!

48 posted on 06/21/2013 2:46:55 PM PDT by drew
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To: Hoodat

Walter Mondale?


49 posted on 06/22/2013 10:59:34 PM PDT by CougarGA7 ("War is an outcome based activity" - Dr. Robert Citino)
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To: CougarGA7

The name gives it away.


50 posted on 06/23/2013 6:12:25 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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