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    Quote Originally Posted by nosreme View Post
    Presidents don't get involved with military dress & appearance.
    That was my thought. Where is this REALLY originating from?

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    Actually, in the picture, the cover on the far right (starboard!) looks similar to the cover worn in World War 1, except that it's white.

    See from Wikipedia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clovis Man View Post
    Actually, in the picture, the cover on the far right (starboard!) looks similar to the cover worn in World War 1, except that it's white.

    See from Wikipedia.
    Interesting. Well, with having females in the Marines and having the similar type of hat that they wear being proposed that males wear too, lies the issue of the hat being "feminine". To which I agree. The Marine in the above picture however looks like he is ready and ever capable of chewing some ass regardless of hat style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nosreme View Post
    Presidents don't get involved with military dress & appearance.
    Presidents also don't usually get involved with professors being arrested or a teen being killed in self defense. This one has done both. I don't put anything past this president if he thinks it is going to further his agenda.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolf_fire View Post
    Here's an article that is actually written by the military concerning this issue and debunking it. The folks that have bought into the original article can continue to debate the errors of the President (seriously a President ordering a military command how to dress??) or you can read what the military has to say:

    Marines shoot down Internet story on Obama?s alleged push for ?girly hats? - U.S. - Stripes
    Thanks for clearing this up for us all.
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    You have to admit this type of move is something the King Obama would try to do just to say he has done something, no matter how insignificant.
    I'd rather be a Conservative Nutjob. Than a Liberal with NO Nuts & NO Job

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    A guy would have to be seriously insecure about his gender identification to have a hissy fit about a hat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogods View Post
    A guy would have to be seriously insecure about his gender identification to have a hissy fit about a hat.
    No, only extreme pride for his service, as well as gender identification, which is instilled in ALL Marines! From their initial entry into the Marines, until their death as an old man, Marines never lose that pride of service. They are definitely not inclined to the "unisex" look.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldgrunt View Post
    You can say one thing for Obama, he knows how to destroy morale in the military. Or was it Michelle?




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    Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats

    By Jeane MacIntosh

    October 23, 2013 | 10:30pm
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    Obama wants Marines to wear ‘girly’ hats
    The old hats (left) compared to the new ones (right).

    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.”

    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.
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    One of the new hats worn by a female Marine.

    Male and female Marines currently wear gender-specific caps.

    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.

    “The Dan Daly cap looks too French, and the last people we want to associate our Marines with would be the French military,” wrote one commenter on the Marine Times Web site.

    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.

    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.

    “Why are we even focused on this while we are laying troops off for no budget?” another Marine Times commenter asked.

    “None of the [members] liked the idea of a universal cover for all Marines,” the internal memo noted. “The group members did not like the appearance of the Dan Daly cap on the male Marine.”
    Army's looking at new headgear too: The Army?s Futuristic, ?Halo?-Like Helmet That Can Take a 14-Feet-Per-Second Impact | Video | TheBlaze.com
    Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man gainst his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia...Tenche Coxe, The Pennsylvania Gazette, Feb. 20, 1788.

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    Obama Wants Marines to Wear Girly Hats: Wussification Program?-newsweak-obama-wimp-not-romney.jpg

    POTUS is somewhat a GIRLIE MAN !

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    Now that kind of headgear I can appreciate. I have seen helicopter pilots wearing something similar (or maybe the same thing) of late. My problem with it is that I can not stand for my head to be completely covered, like a motorcycle helmet. I am too claustrophobic for that. Also, that is combat headgear, not dress, although it would look much better than a beret.

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