Skip to comments.Possible New Marines Uniform Dismissed as too 'Girly'
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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clamper1797 USN 1969-1973
Sea going bell hops sums it up (far right).
Yeah, he’s a muslim.
I remember Admiral ZumWalt ran the Navy the hundreds of millions on the debacle of the uniform changes then that were later reversed.
Besides being a stupid idea why would anyone think it was necessary to waste $8 million of the US taxpayers money to do this?
Are they pink?
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.
They could team up with Amtrak and buy in larger bulk.
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.
Marine models?...Oh brother!
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.
That’s great. the head of the st. patrick’s gay parade. Homobama.
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.
I would say fortunately ...
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.
Obviously copied from the WWII, Women Army Corps:
The ongoing feminization of our military.
0bama is emasculating the Marines to lower morale and drive down enlistments (except for gays who think the hats are ‘darling’).
I guess the next thing from our Dear Leader, will be unisex underwear without a fly.
Our military should be above politics but its up to its eyeballs in pc crap all thanks to Obango and his libtards...
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?
My understanding is that years ago, the grey wool used in the West Point, VMI and Citadel uniforms, was made in the Soviet Union.
I can't wait for the Obama stooges to lose it completely.
Capt. Kangaroo was not a girlyman!
Or an EO directing urinals be removed from Camps Pendleton and Lejeune.
Just the sort of White Colonials an African Muslim might love to hate...
The usurper's roots are becoming more exposed every day.
The new hats look “French”.
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
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.
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).
Weren’t the Village People in the Navy?
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...
It’s the other way around. You squidlies are the sea going version of bus drivers! All kidding aside, Happy belated Navy Birthday Sailor!
I almost spit my lunch on my screen!
I believe these constant uniform changes are done to benefit the manufacturers.
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.
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.