Marines angered of Obama-mandated ‘girly’ hats

Obama's "Girly" covers that Marines hate

The Marine Corps doesn’t even have enough money to buy bullets…

America’s First to Fight is fighting mad over a decision by the Obama Administration to do away with the beloved Dress Blues Cover (hat) and replace it with a decidedly “girly” or even more insulting, one critic described it as looking particularly “French” in appearance, as reported by The Washington Times on Oct. 24, 2013.

Marines have a particular way of speaking that civilians or even members of the other Branches of the Armed Forces don’t always understand.

“Lollygag”, “ditty bop,” “old salt” and “s**t bird” usually draw quizzical looks from those unfortunate enough to never have served in the world’s premier fighting force. Case in point: Marines don’t wear hats. They wear covers.

And the amphibious warrior elite take their uniforms serious. Some would even say fanatically serious when it comes to gig-lines, razor-sharp creases and never so much as even loosening their ties when in public, regardless of how hot the weather is.

With their near-religious love of Corps, Marines are in a decidedly “call-in-arty-and-level-the-whole-(blanking)-village” frame of mind over the Obama Administration’s decision to replace the beloved “Barracks Cover”-style Dress Blues Cover with a uni-sex uniform article of headgear that’s been cited by The Washington Times as “feminine” according to more than a few anonymous Marines.

The new uni-sex cover also has a more than passing resemblance to Women Marines-only issued Blues Cover the Lady Leathernecks have been wearing for decades. Many claim that the ladies lid is exactly what the uni-sex cover is.

As one senior Marine, speaking in civilianese decried:

We don’t even have enough funding to buy bullets and the DoD [Department of Defense] is pushing to spend $8 million on covers that look like women’s hats.

Not quite done yet, the seasoned Teufelhundensaid of the soon to be disgraced Devil Dogs:

The Marines deserve better.

It makes them look ridiculous.

As one individual wrote to The Marine Corps Times (not officially affiliated with the US government) regarding the smaller, slimmer cover:

The new cover looks too French, and the last people we want to associate our Marines with would be the French military.

Only A Marine Can Rescue The Marines…

Yet there is hope for America’s Marines. The 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James “Jim” Amos reportedly has the final say-so later this week.

Gen. Amos is the first ever non-infantryman to ever be appointed to the Corps top position.

An aviator his entire career, Amos was nominated by Barack Obama to head the Corps in 2010.


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