Thursday, October 24, 2013

Today in Kenyan Muslim perfidy

Is nothing safe from his marauding Alinskyite touch?

A change to the Marine Corps' uniform hats could leave hard-nosed Leathernecks looking a lot less macho.

According to the New York Post, President Obama's plan to create a "unisex" look for the Corps has officials 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.

Well, iconic is as iconic does. As the Post reports (but Fox doesn't), the style you see at right in the illustration* is "based on a style the Marines used from 1904 to 1918"; it's apparently called a Dan Daly, after a Marine of that era whose insight on its alleged girliness might be welcome.**

Fashions change, of course, and this isn't the fashion section anyway. We do, though, maintain an active interest in the sort of question-begging that makes this "Obama's plan." Here's the Post:

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.

And we know it's Obama's plan because ... what's that, Fair 'n' Balanced Network?

"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.

And that's about as close as either Murdoch property gets to pinning the tail on the Kenyan. Wonder how the whole controversy looks over at the Marine Times?

The Marine Corps Uniform Board may recommend the adoption of a universal cover for men and women to be worn with dress and service uniforms.

The change could take one of two forms. Either women could begin wearing current male covers with slight modifications, or all Marines could begin wearing new “Dan Daly caps,” according to a Marine news release. Daly caps feature a smaller crown, similar to the cover worn by two-time Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Maj. Dan Daly, known best for his World War I exploits at Belleau Wood.

Uh -- you mean the cunning rascal is letting the Marine Corps decide? And if it does make a recommendation, it might want to keep the current cover rather than adopting a new one? The stuff you learn!

The Post goes a little farther than Fox in mining a few quotes from the comments on the Marine Times story -- where, as of this afternoon, one comment had indeed fingered ObaMao as the likely culprit. I'd be careful of drawing conclusions from that; come right down to it, I'd be surprised if any random sample of stories on public websites that had accrued more than a few dozen comments didn't have at least one blaming some facet of the Soros-Kenya-Alinsky plot for whatever ails the world. 

But if the Marine Times in general seems to be taking the matter in stride (decisions about uniforms get made, and some of them are unpopular, and nobody seems shy about letting it be known when one looks dumb), we might want to draw a conclusion from that: the Murdoch empire is making stuff up again. And it isn't being particularly clever about it, because once you've brought the Kenyan into play, who cares?

While we're at it? Somebody might want to remind the ur-patriotic Murdoch outlets that we generally avoid saying people "won" the Medal of Honor.

* Yes, of course it was a frontpage story. The top hed is from the story; the pic is the homepage presence.
** As long as we have the Ouija board out to talk to Sgt. Daly, Vo Nguyen Giap might still be a local call. Maybe we could ask him if that's a fair comparison 

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Anonymous Picky said...

Sorry, but I've obviously missed something. What's the stuff about the French? Are they particularly girly? America's oldest allies? Dear me. Over here in England we like to pride ourselves on being able to keep a war with the French going for more than a Hundred Years: doesn't seem much of a claim if it turns out they are a bunch of Violet Elizabeth Botts.

6:34 AM, October 25, 2013  
Blogger The Ridger, FCD said...

Lafayette notwithstanding, we all decided to hate the French ... when was that, exactly? When they ditched Vietnam (too bad they turned out to be right)? Or was it when they objected to invading Iraq (again, presciently)? I'm not sure if we think they're "girly" or just hate them being right all the time.

5:17 PM, October 25, 2013  
Anonymous Picky said...

Oh, just irrational prejudice? That's fine. We're not likely to be outclassed there. We've run out of ammunition a bit since we started eating garlic and a thousand varieties of cheese too, but we'd be happy to concentrate on their girly headwear. Berets indeed! Huh!

2:41 AM, October 26, 2013  

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