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Possible New Marines Uniform Dismissed as too 'Girly'
Yahoo News ^ | 10/24/13 | Sarah Weir

Posted on 10/25/2013 8:18:16 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

Crank up the defibrillator: The New York Post is having a coronary over what it says is "Obama's plan" to sissify the United States Marines. "A change to the Marine Corps' uniform hats could take the hard-nosed Leathernecks from the Halls of Montezuma to the shops of Christopher Street," gasps the tabloid in what it calls an "exclusive" article headlined "Obama wants marines to wear 'girly' hats." Christopher Street is a snarky reference to the historical and symbolic center of gay life in New York City. The Post goes on to claim that "officials are on the verge of swapping out the Marines' iconic caps…with a new version that some have derided as so 'girly' that they would make the French blush." Hats aside, from the derisive tone and language, clearly someone doesn't think that either gays or women are tough enough to serve, not to mention the insult to the entire nation of France and our commander in chief, who has nothing to do with this decision.

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A note from John Wayne to Obama...
1 posted on 10/25/2013 8:18:16 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Those new hats made the Marines look like sea going bellhops ... oh wait.

clamper1797 USN 1969-1973

2 posted on 10/25/2013 8:20:34 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

3 posted on 10/25/2013 8:20:53 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: clamper1797

Sea going bell hops sums it up (far right).


4 posted on 10/25/2013 8:21:42 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Yeah, he’s a muslim.


5 posted on 10/25/2013 8:21:59 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I remember Admiral ZumWalt ran the Navy the hundreds of millions on the debacle of the uniform changes then that were later reversed.


6 posted on 10/25/2013 8:22:57 AM PDT by edcoil (System now set up not to allow some to win but for no one to lose!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Besides being a stupid idea why would anyone think it was necessary to waste $8 million of the US taxpayers money to do this?


7 posted on 10/25/2013 8:25:01 AM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Are they pink?


8 posted on 10/25/2013 8:25:25 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: longfellow
"Oh stop it!...I like hats!"
9 posted on 10/25/2013 8:26:04 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

That’s a decades old joke between sailors and marines. Even my father in law ... retired WW2 USN used to call the Marines sea going bellhops for fun.


10 posted on 10/25/2013 8:26:07 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

They could team up with Amtrak and buy in larger bulk.


11 posted on 10/25/2013 8:26:22 AM PDT by posterchild
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I haven’t seen the obvious comment about that picture yet: It’s not the hat that looks gay as much as it’s the guy on the far right that’s modeling the hat that looks gay.


12 posted on 10/25/2013 8:28:19 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (We're At That Awkward Stage: It's too late to vote them out, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Marine models?...Oh brother!


13 posted on 10/25/2013 8:29:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I don’t think it looks girly. I think the new uniforms look banana republic. Something a Generalissimo Maximus would wear.

That’s consistent with America’s trajectory. So I guess we should just go with it.


14 posted on 10/25/2013 8:29:41 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: ModelBreaker

Maybe U.N.?


15 posted on 10/25/2013 8:31:28 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

That’s great. the head of the st. patrick’s gay parade. Homobama.


16 posted on 10/25/2013 8:32:35 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: ModelBreaker
Those stupid blazing blue helemts the U.N. use unfortunately make great targets.
17 posted on 10/25/2013 8:35:06 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Reminds me of the unsightly uniforms the USAF enlisted men wore in the 50’s with their summer tunics like the “bush jacket”. Winter blues were often referred to as a Greyhound busdrivers’ uniform.

Anyone with pride in their uniform, after basic training, bought the long-sleeved gabardines. It was rumored that some general’s wife came up with the design for the post WWII uniform.

Typical government attitude to allow an outsider to design something to be used by others that they themselves have no intention of using. Reminds me of 0-Care.


18 posted on 10/25/2013 8:35:22 AM PDT by 353FMG
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I would say fortunately ...


19 posted on 10/25/2013 8:36:28 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Evil WILL flourish when good men WILL not act)
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To: The Great RJ
"Besides being a stupid idea why would anyone think it was necessary to waste $8 million of the US taxpayers money to do this?"

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And they were probably were "Made in China" - I recall some flags or berets were changed some time ago (l.o.n.g. ago!) that were made in China.

I think they were ditched at great cost.

20 posted on 10/25/2013 8:37:01 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Obviously copied from the WWII, Women Army Corps:

http://blogs.defensenews.com/intercepts/files/2013/05/WomenArmyCorps.jpg


21 posted on 10/25/2013 8:38:56 AM PDT by A. Patriot ("I'm not a Republican, I'm a Conservative.")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The ongoing feminization of our military.


22 posted on 10/25/2013 8:39:13 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

0bama is emasculating the Marines to lower morale and drive down enlistments (except for gays who think the hats are ‘darling’).


23 posted on 10/25/2013 8:40:54 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
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To: A. Patriot

I guess the next thing from our Dear Leader, will be unisex underwear without a fly.


24 posted on 10/25/2013 8:40:56 AM PDT by A. Patriot ("I'm not a Republican, I'm a Conservative.")
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To: onedoug

Our military should be above politics but its up to its eyeballs in pc crap all thanks to Obango and his libtards...


25 posted on 10/25/2013 8:42:31 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

26 posted on 10/25/2013 8:43:11 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: ModelBreaker
"I don’t think it looks girly. I think the new uniforms look banana republic. Something a Generalissimo Maximus would wear."

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They look like the hat that the French policeman wore in Casablanca.

Is "Casablanca" a jab at the White House during the time of war in the movie?

27 posted on 10/25/2013 8:43:19 AM PDT by hummingbird (Don't be afraid of the big words.)
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To: hummingbird

My understanding is that years ago, the grey wool used in the West Point, VMI and Citadel uniforms, was made in the Soviet Union.


28 posted on 10/25/2013 8:43:28 AM PDT by Cowboy Bob (They are called "Liberals" because the word "parasite" was already taken.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
The writer's indignant tone cracks me up.

I can't wait for the Obama stooges to lose it completely.

29 posted on 10/25/2013 8:44:07 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Capt. Kangaroo was not a girlyman!


30 posted on 10/25/2013 8:44:57 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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31 posted on 10/25/2013 8:45:18 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: A. Patriot
I guess the next thing from our Dear Leader, will be unisex underwear without a fly.

Or an EO directing urinals be removed from Camps Pendleton and Lejeune.

32 posted on 10/25/2013 8:47:39 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: The_Media_never_lie

33 posted on 10/25/2013 8:48:10 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Put a rag around the back and it looks like a French Foreign Legion Kepi...

Just the sort of White Colonials an African Muslim might love to hate...

The usurper's roots are becoming more exposed every day.

34 posted on 10/25/2013 8:50:21 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: A. Patriot
Here's what 0's got going for the Navy...


35 posted on 10/25/2013 8:51:36 AM PDT by skimbell
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The new hats look “French”.


36 posted on 10/25/2013 8:52:19 AM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: clamper1797
Those new hats made the Marines look like sea going bellhops ... oh wait.

Very funny, clamper1797, very funny. I guess the world should thank the Navy for inventing dancing...and the Marines for introducing it to women :-P

37 posted on 10/25/2013 8:57:47 AM PDT by Turbo Pig (...to close with and destroy the enemy...)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The picture looks like two U.S. Marines, and two members of the French Foreign Legion wearing U.S. Marine uniforms. After the caps will come the 88 beats-per-minute marching.


38 posted on 10/25/2013 8:58:21 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: Neidermeyer
The new hats look “French”.

Makes it not so painful when you surrender, which The Won does all the time (except when the enemy is Americans - then he fights to the death).

39 posted on 10/25/2013 9:00:47 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: skimbell

Ewwwww!


40 posted on 10/25/2013 9:02:03 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: skimbell

Ewwwww!


41 posted on 10/25/2013 9:02:06 AM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: clamper1797

Weren’t the Village People in the Navy?


42 posted on 10/25/2013 9:05:06 AM PDT by righttackle44 (Take scalps. Leave the bodies as a warning.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I shall resist a sailor's temptation to make fun of the Marines. In some 25 years of working with them I have known dozens who weren't gay.

There is, as well, the inevitability of payback. What 0bama has in mind for the Navy might make The Village People look like a platoon of Spartans. Women in crackerjacks? (Sound of hyperventilating) WOMEN IN CRACKERJACKS??!?

Senior Chief, yer lookin' good this morning...

43 posted on 10/25/2013 9:09:01 AM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: skimbell
And don't you forget:

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44 posted on 10/25/2013 9:11:45 AM PDT by melancholy
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To: A. Patriot
Look more like an attempt to return to the older style of hat used back in the early 1900s.

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45 posted on 10/25/2013 9:17:55 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
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To: clamper1797

It’s the other way around. You squidlies are the sea going version of bus drivers! All kidding aside, Happy belated Navy Birthday Sailor!


46 posted on 10/25/2013 9:20:08 AM PDT by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: Billthedrill

I almost spit my lunch on my screen!


47 posted on 10/25/2013 9:21:03 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: The Great RJ

I believe these constant uniform changes are done to benefit the manufacturers.


48 posted on 10/25/2013 9:21:05 AM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: sean327

I am a squid, and this outrages and offends me.

I did my share of poking at Marines when I was in the USN, but I always had a huge amount of respect for them.

Just getting through USMC boot camp demands that, in my opinion, never mind having to go into places like Peleliu, Chosin, Hue and Fallujah.


49 posted on 10/25/2013 9:25:36 AM PDT by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

As the son of a Marine, and a bluejacket myself; the epic tennis match of insults that MUST fly between us never fails to lighten my mood. Absolutely hilarious, i love it.

As for the cover issue; whoever is pushing this needs a keelhauling. Don’t $#!% with the Corps.


50 posted on 10/25/2013 9:46:09 AM PDT by wheresmyusa (FTUN)
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