Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    I laughed so hard I was crying. Can't believe this isn't The Onion.

    http://nypost.com/2013/10/23/obama-wants-marines-to-wear-girly-hats/
     
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  3. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Can't imagine a less important thing to worry about.
     
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    Don't you know a right wing circle jerk when you see it? If you search it, all you get are right wing blogs, Breitbart, FOX etc. whose only "source" is the NY Post article. I'm pretty sure no directive ever came from Obama on military uniforms.
     
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    While I wouldn't call it girly, I still don't like it. Don't care who wanted to change it, but they should keep the old one.
     
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    They'll save $284,043 by switching to the new cap? That's a too insignificant amount to warrant the change IMO.
     
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    I'm quite sure that with Syria embroiled in civil war; the economic recovery still tenuous; his landmark Affordable Care Act rolling out; etc. etc. President Obama likes nothing better to fill up his free time by conjuring up absurd and effeminate costumes in order to humiliate and weaken our fighting forces. I'll bet he and Michelle terrorist fist-bump each other, bent over with gales of laughter as each one sketches out a more outrageous and outlandish outfit to inflict on our brave war-fighters.

    Look for Navy SEALs to hit the beaches wearing high heels and ermine-trimmed capes! Air Force fighter pilots will soon be pulling Gs wearing pressure suits hand-crafted from spandex and renewably-sourced baby sealskin. Our GI's will soon be issued MOPP suits featuring hoods and spats printed with the latest forest-pattern digital camouflage.
     
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    And they'll source it all from etsy :eek:
     
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    And on an unrelated note, armed forces recruitment is expected to be down 30% next year...
     
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    Nothing wrong with the "French military". What an insulting thing to say.
     
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    Agreed. We should keep in mind that if it weren't for the French, the USA wouldn't exist.

    BL.
     
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    Care to write the rest of us taxpayers a check, in that case?
     
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    Yes but without the US France would be a large German-speaking province of the Soviet Union.

    I kid, I kid. :p
     
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    I, for one, can't wait to get my check for .00001 cents in the mail. I think I deserve it.
     
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    It's actually about $0.0009 per person, so almost a 10th of a penny each!

    WOOO!
     
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    Hey, money's money. Take what you can get is what I say.
     
  18. Peace macrumors Core

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    The U.S. Navy has been wearing "girlie hats" for almost 100 years.
     

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    lmao. what a stupid thing to care about. it's not like the wear them while they are charging into battle.
    plus, the old hats look girly too. :rolleyes:
     
  20. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    They don't look girly to me. They look easier to wear. Its hardly a massive issue really is it?
     
  21. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    This is the part I have the hardest time believing.

    I'm just not buying that Obama is sitting dreaming up uniform codes. A quick google search shows mostly conservative news sites headlining how Obama is trying feminize the military.

    Can anybody explain how this is being attributed directly to Obama?

    I smell a smear campaign.
     
  22. Shrink macrumors G3

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    Gee, and I thought "French Military" was an oxymoron...sort of like "jumbo shrimp" and "military intelligence".
     
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    what i dont understand is why they are still trying to demonize obama. he's been reelected already, not like he's gonna run again :confused:
     
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    You've smelled correctly. You should be well aware by now that some people can't stand to go even a week without finding something inane to blame Obama over.
     
  25. SMDBill macrumors 6502

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    Really? The survey goes to the Commandant of the USMC for final decision. Do you really think he would ask his Marines to wear those on his own? Especially when his budget has been hacked? Same for his boss, the SECDEF. So who then would have pushed for it? That's right....the administration.

    This isn't even a right wing or left wing issue. This is simple stupidity and I'm confident the Marines will vote it down in very heavy numbers, followed by the General stamping a big NO! on it, but able to tell them he did as he was told.

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    Probably because this move tried to embarrass one of our ground/air/sea fighting forces with a uniform not fitting their heritage and military might.
     

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