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Obama Wants Male Marines To Wear ‘Girly’ Covers

From the New York Post:

Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats

By Jeane MacIntosh | October 23, 2013

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.

Thanks to a plan by President Obama to create a “unisex” look for the Corps, officials are on the verge of swapping out the Marines’ iconic caps – known as “covers” — with a new version that some have derided as so “girly” that they would make the French blush.

“We don’t even have enough funding to buy bullets, and the DoD is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women’s hats!” one senior Marine source fumed to The Post. “The Marines deserve better. It makes them look ridiculous.”

Can’t the sequester stop this?

The thin new covers have a feminine line that some officials think would make them look just as good on female marines as on males — in keeping with the Obama directive.

“The Marine Corps is being ‘encouraged’ by DoD to standardize on a unisex/universal dress and service cap,” Marine brass noted in an internal memo obtained by The Post. Male and female Marines currently wear gender-specific caps.

And we can’t have people being able to tell men from women.

The controversial covers have been dubbed the “Dan Daly” hat, after a World War I sergeant from Long Island who twice won the Medal of Honor.

But some Marines love the old hat, which has been in use since 1922 and think the new hat is a glorified “porter’s cap.” The new Daly model is based on a style the Marines used from 1904 to 1918 – and then jettisoned…

As of now, the new covers are only in the proposal stage. Marines have until Friday to cast their votes on whether to adopt them or keep the old hat with modifications. Marine Corps head Gen. James Amos will make the final decision…

No, a liberal judge in some pokey district court somewhere will probably make the final decision.

According to the memo obtained by The Post, requiring all troops to use the Daly cover will cost $8,221,958. Going with the traditional cap will save $284,043, because the current female caps are more expensive…

Nitpickers. Feminizing our premier fighting force is priceless.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, October 25th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Obama Wants Male Marines To Wear ‘Girly’ Covers”

  1. captstubby

    The new recruiting slogan is
    “the few, the proud, the sassy ”

    1. Rude and disrespectful; impudent.
    2. Lively and spirited; jaunty.
    3. Stylish; chic: a sassy little hat.

  2. Rusty Shackleford

    I wonder how long it actually takes people who love barry to actually realize he’s having a lengthy tantrum and is using his office to piss off as many of his perceived “enemies” as possible.

    It’s just vandalism. He sees something he doesn’t like and goes about destroying it.

    Anger.

  3. captstubby

    well the Campaigner in Chief already claims the Worst President ever,(previously held by President one term Carter.) title.

    and it appears he is going to exceed the Lefts Folk tales image of President Nixon’s

    Paranoid and conspiracy theorist revelations about him.

    everyone by now is aware of my Not Real Science Psychiatry stance,

    but boy, its a hoot to read at times.

    Vamik D. Volkan, Norman Itzkowitz, Andrew W. Dod. Richard Nixon: A Psychobiography
    Richard Nixon called psychobiography “pure baloney,” (p. 143) and many scholars agree with him. At a 1987 conference on the presidency, Wilbur Cohen, who had served in every presidential administration since Herbert Hoover, told the group: “To be President, you need to have a good mother. The father doesn’t matter. You need a good mother” (p. 143). The audience burst out laughing.
    The authors of this psychoanalytic biography believe that Cohen was on the right track. They argue that psychoanalytic understanding of Nixon, or any president, is necessary to fully comprehend his administration: “A person’s actions, decisions, style, and speeches are all influenced by…unconscious drives and defenses against them, by personality organization, and by intelligence and physical condition. Social, legal, military, economic, and historical factors must, of course, be taken into account, in order to see how one’s internal world intertwines with external realities” (p. 144).
    The authors conclude: “Richard Nixon could have enjoyed greatness without challenge, but he lost sight of his priorities because of internal pressures that, paradoxically, had pushed him to excel as a historical figure in the first place. Only with psychoanalytic insight can we grasp why a powerful president would destroy himself when there was no need to do so” (p. 149). He was a Don Quixote tilting at nonexistent windmills, the authors say, and did not understand that he surely was his own worst enemy.”

    How Paranoid Was Nixon?

    “a release of 201 hours of tapes related to abuses of power. That release by NARA occurred after Nixon died. John Taylor in 1998 described the reaction to those disclosures in his article in the American Spectator:

    “The Nixon-haters have finally had their bacchanal. In November 1996, 201 hours of Watergate tapes–every minute of the 3,700 hours of Nixon White House recordings that archivists believed related to a presidential abuse of power–were opened to journalists and researchers by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Before a second of tape was heard about China, the Soviet Union, Vietnam, radical dissent, the Mideast, the Environmental Protection Agency, the economy, or obstreperous Democrats, we were invited once more to wallow in Watergate.”

    According to Taylor

    “The explosive release of the last Watergate tapes, with its grossly distorted coverage, was the high-water mark, the Pickett’s Charge, in a campaign to lay on Nixon all the iniquities of a troubled era. The scandal-only complexion of the release was a product of the time bomb planted by the Democratic Watergate Congress of 1975-76, which directed the National Archives to release all tapes about Watergate before anything else. This requirement turned archivists into junior prosecutors, listening to the tapes over and over for conversations that seemed to fit the bill. Until six years ago an informal understanding existed between President Nixon and NARA that the ‘abuse of power’ tapes would be defined as the 63 hours used by the Watergate special prosecutor in 1973-74. But then we were told that the Hardy Boys at NARA had kept a little list–201 additional fun-filled hours of their own greatest hits.”

  4. yadayada

    it really doesn’t help that the guy(?) on the far right side of the screen is wearing rouge and lipstick.
    think I’m joking?
    look closely.
    there’s your new marine in all it’s politically correct glory

    the few. the proud. the out.

    sorry, but being a former swab…..this is just too much ammo.

  5. yadayada

    PS that looks like the cover the girl Marines wore when I was a squid. I don’t remember the chicks ever wearing the one on the left. my opinion the one on the right looks better on the girls than the left one, anyway. just seems to fit their head shape better. besides don’t the women already have a different class A from the men’s ?

    be smart Gen. Amos – give the feminine hat to the chicks, leave the men’s alone

  6. canary

    Obama has chosen a common Muslim styled hat worn in Africa, for the US Marines to wear.

    It is meant to demean the US Marines who Obama envies and disdains for so many reasons.
    And you can bet China will make them.


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