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Old 10-24-2013, 08:28   #1
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Obama wants Marines to wear Girly Hats?

The Okie Corral

Or "covers" in USMC lingo.
An $8 million dollar waste?
Not that there's anything wrong with that.

Obama Wants Marines To Wear Girly Hats

http://nypost.com/2013/10/23/obama-w...ar-girly-hats/

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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 with a new hat that some have derided as so “girly” that they would make the French blush.

Last year the women switched.

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Old 10-24-2013, 08:35   #2
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The women look better in the men's cover.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:37   #3
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The ones on the right look French. The others just look stupid. At least he's not making them wear berets.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:39   #4
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They look like they are delivering milk.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:40   #5
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The women look better in the men's cover.
Women always look better under my covers.

Well, most of them, anyhow.
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:47   #6
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The small hats look silly. I am sure there is tradition that prevents them from tossing them. After all tradition is more important than efficiency.

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Old 10-24-2013, 08:50   #7
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What kind of umbrellas will they be wielding?
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:09   #8
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While the USMC might be considering this (personally I question the credibility of the reporting), I find it incredibly difficult to believe ANY President gets involved in uniform decisions.


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Old 10-24-2013, 09:13   #9
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While the USMC might be considering this (personally I question the credibility of the reporting), I find it incredibly difficult to believe ANY President gets involved in uniform decisions.


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Old 10-24-2013, 09:18   #10
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I think the women look sharp in those small covers. The men should continue to wear the traditional caps however. YMMV. tom.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:21   #11
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Obama really should leave alone people who are better than him.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:29   #12
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The small hats look silly. I am sure there is tradition that prevents them from tossing them. After all tradition is more important than efficiency.

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Dress uniforms aren't made to be efficient, they are made for looks and tradition. If you want functionality then that is what cammo is for.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:31   #13
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Meh...looks pretty traditional to me. Actually the ones they currently wear remind me of a doorman at a hotel or a bus driver.

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Henry Lewis Hulbert, USMC, highly decorated for his actions in the Philippine-American War (Medal of Honor) and World War I (Navy Cross, Distinguished Service Cross, Croix de Guerre)

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http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/hhulbert.htm

He was anything but girly.

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Old 10-24-2013, 09:32   #14
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While the USMC might be considering this (personally I question the credibility of the reporting), I find it incredibly difficult to believe ANY President gets involved in uniform decisions.


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"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."


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Old 10-24-2013, 09:37   #15
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At least it's not a beret.

Talk about useless .....
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Are they required to wear the skirts, too?
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:26   #17
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Meh...looks pretty traditional to me. Actually the ones they currently wear remind me of a doorman at a hotel or a bus driver.

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I was going to say they look like the dress uniform hats worn by fire chiefs.
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Old 10-24-2013, 10:28   #18
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Dress uniforms aren't made to be efficient, they are made for looks and tradition. If you want functionality then that is what cammo is for.
Efficiency in purchasing.

Why make the men go to a small hat? There are far more men than women in the Marines. If anything the women should change.

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"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."
So... Obama is not involved with the specific uniform decisions at all. Got it.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:06   #21
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If anything the women should change.
I've been trying to tell women that all my life.
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Old 10-24-2013, 11:41   #22
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This is what happens from someone that has NO military experience, no regard for the military; he needs to step away...smartly
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he needs to step away...smartly
Yeah, that's going to happen...
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Old 10-24-2013, 12:32   #24
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They look like the covers worn at the turn of the century.
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People will find anything to complain about. A dress cover does not make a Marine... so what.

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