Obama to put Marines in “girly hats” UPDATE


UPDATE for the nay sayers. Form and update at below link:

“When they voted on a universal cap (either the Dan Daly cap or the male frame cap) it was a 50/50 split, with 6 members (5 males and 1 female) voting for the Dan Daly cap as the universal cap and 6 members (5 males and 1 female) voting for the male frame cap as the universal cap,” the memo noted.

“The Working Group head (a female) provided the tie breaking vote in favor of the Dan Daly cap.”

Confirmed story at http://nypost.com/2013/10/25/marines-fight-to-save-face-after-girly-hat-plan/

The form, obtained by The Post, clearly instructs the troops – both male and female — to choose one cap: either the new, slim, female-friendly “Dan Daly” style or the traditional cover that Marines have sported since 1922.

Vote was 6 to 5 in favor of unisex

As if the Marines don’t have enough to think about, how about this plan. Let’s have unisex hats for the Marines. They look more like porter hats than military, but whatever can be done to diminish the Marines let’s have at it. In case the pic gets cut off on your computer, the link to the full pic is here: NY Post

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.

The hats are thinner and smaller, aimed at looking equally good on  females as  well as males. They’re called the “Dan Daly” hat, in honor of  a Long Island  sergeant who earned the Medal of Honor during World War  I.

“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 hats 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.

H/T:NY Post

Two original hats on left, two on right are the suggested.

35 Responses to “Obama to put Marines in “girly hats” UPDATE”

  1. Harrison Lansing Says:

    Bunkerville, please cite the source that (other than Fox) points this prospective uniform change at the President. I earned the right to put the eagle, globe, and anchor on the collar of my dress blues and on my cover 40 years ago…but I also learned that we don’t slag our Commander in Chief, and we damned sure don’t do it without proof. My version of the Corps dates back to us all being pissed when starched utilities and covers we pinned to frames and painted with starch gave way to the era of Freddie Fluff Dry’s no-starch cammos, so that will tell you where I am coming from. President Ford didn’t make that decision, it came from Gen. Wilson and his staff.

    By the way, the change would be ridiculous and I am deeply opposed to it…I also know that the President doesn’t sit down and make uniform decisions for the armed forces. The CMC and his staff floated this as a trial, and if he did then General Amos is wrong and the change would be a disaster.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      There is a link in one of the comments below to abc news. They have not retracted the story to date. Obama? It is stated as part of “the directive” of the administration. Does he sit around and order the IRS scandal? Fast and furious? His minions know what he wants. Have you read about the firing of over seven generals? Did he personally order them? Doubt it. He warns clean hands. But I take your point and you make a good one. Thank you for your service, and your thoughtful comment. Stop by again.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      See link for confirmation:
      http://nypost.com/2013/10/25/marines-fight-to-save-face-after-girly-hat-plan/

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  2. Mustang Says:

    Passed along to you as an FYI

    25 Oct

    MILINET: CMC Intent On new Covers

    Just spoke to CMC. He wants to aggressively debunk the Post/Fox stories. 3 key points:

    1. The President in no way, shape or form directed the Marine Corps to change our uniform cover.

    2. We are looking for a new cover for our female Marines for one overriding reason: the former manufacturer went out of business.

    3. The Marine Corps has zero intention of changing the male cover.

    Please disseminate as widely as possible.

    Should you have questions.

    LtCol. David Nevers, USMC
    Public Affairs Officer
    Office of the Commandant

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Of course this fine fellow knows what happens to one’s career if one doesn’t tow the party line. I have read all that is out there, one from a gov site that confirmed this but now is gone. Wish I had captured a screen shot.

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      • Matt Langdon (@Montage_Matt) Says:

        Not true, bunkerville. There is no legit site you will find that tells you the Marines wanted to change the caps. Because they didn’t. Keep believing what you want to believe.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        Check out ABC news, there has been no retraction. Other major networks are carrying this. Let me know when you see the retraction and I will be happy to update my post
        http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/10/marines-thinking-about-switching-to-a-new-unisex-hat/

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      • Matt Langdon (@Montage_Matt) Says:

        So you believe ABC news over the Marines?
        Check two links below. The reason they are going unisex is because the manufacturer who makes the women’s caps is going out of business. So they are [or were] looking to change the women’s caps to be the same as men’s caps. Not the other way around. The story is has been debunked.
        http://www.stripes.com/news/us/marines-shoot-down-internet-story-on-obama-s-alleged-push-for-girly-hats-1.248963
        And here.
        http://blog.al.com/breaking/2013/10/marines_president_obama_isnt_m.html

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      • bunkerville Says:

        The survey went out. With the example. Yes, Obama didn’t direct it, of course not.

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      • bunkerville Says:

        See link for confirmation:
        http://nypost.com/2013/10/25/marines-fight-to-save-face-after-girly-hat-plan/

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  3. rjjrdq Says:

    I think people have a hard time believing that an individual would despise America so much that he would go to any lengths, not only to destroy (fundamentally transform) the country, but to inflict humiliation in the process.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      I agree totally. It goes to show what minds are at work to come up with this number. The Marines of all our forces.

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  4. T Says:

    http://www.stripes.com/news/us/marines-shoot-down-internet-story-on-obama-s-alleged-push-for-girly-hats-1.248963

    That you bought the NY Post angle speaks poorly of all of you. Did the complete lack of any evidence that the President was involved not occur to you?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Considering that more than more than seven Generals have been dismissed or demoted did you think that the commentator was going to say anything else? I confirmed this information from a site ending in gov. No, not Obama but Valerie Jarrett would find this of interest in order to rile us up, the old Alinsky way. Since it is claimed she is the other side of his brain, I give him credit as well. Note it says this is keeping with Obama’s directive.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      See link for confirmation:
      http://nypost.com/2013/10/25/marines-fight-to-save-face-after-girly-hat-plan/

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  5. Teresa Rice Says:

    That’s pitiful. The girly hats look awful. Obama’s change bites.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      It really speaks to the absurdity of this regime. With all the problems we have.

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  6. Retired Marine Says:

    I first thought this story was a hoax. WTF????? So people are killed in Afghanistan, ACA enrollment malfunctions, drone strikes across Arabia, government shutdowns, marathon bombings, school shootings, etc, but let’s stop, and change some hats at great taxpayer expense with money we don’t have, to fix another problem that isn’t a problem.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      This is just to rub our nose in it by Obama who wants to upset us at every opportunity. I checked with a gov website to confirm this outrage. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Conservatives on Fire Says:

    They look like bellboys and bellgirls. I’m surprised Obama didn’t demand that they be pink. I wonder what this change is going to cost us? Who is the crony friend that is going to get richer off of this?

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    • bunkerville Says:

      My same thought. I was thinking pink underwear.

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  8. Petermc3 Says:

    I prefer the Jackie Kennedy pill box hat myself.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Another astute observation. It rang a bell that I had seen this hat before some where.

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  9. American Patriot Says:

    Reblogged this on Reality Check and commented:
    Semper Feminis

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Well put. No more manly men in this regime.

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  10. Always On Watch Says:

    Pfffft!

    Obama doesn’t have the least idea what manly means. Obviously.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      He will never let up will he.

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  11. S Says:

    Why would anyone change the great look of the Marine Corps Dress Blues??? And to add that stupid looking little hat… DUH! Stay with what you have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Who dreams up this nonsense? Goes to show that shutting down the gov is the best idea.

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      • Petermc3 Says:

        This hat was the winning entry from one of the 800,000 non essential government employees with too much time on his/her hands during the shutdown. Its the republicans’ fault.

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  12. Brittius Says:

    Reblogged this on Brittius.com.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks again.

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      • Brittius Says:

        You’re welcome.

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  13. rmnixondeceased Says:

    Reblogged this on Dead Citizen's Rights Society.

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    • bunkerville Says:

      Thanks for the link!

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