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  • Navy’s Famous 'Dixie Cup' Hats to Be Worn by Women

    04/06/2016 1:59:56 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Junior female sailors are not the only women to get new uniforms. Female officers and senior enlisted sailors will wear updated styles, such as new combination covers. By the fall of 2016, both enlisted men and women will receive new service dress blues, what the Navy calls “crackerjacks.” ... The “Dixie cup” style dates back to 1886 when it was first incorporated into Navy uniform regulations, according to the Navy’s historical site. “It can be squared, rolled, crushed, fitted with ‘gull wings’ or simply worn as it comes from small stores. It can be used as a flotation device or...
  • Remembering the Blizzard of ‘78, 35 years later [on the eve of Boston being buried, again]

    02/08/2015 3:00:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 8, 2015
    Snow surrounded a car on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester during early morning hours on Feb. 7, 1978. The 1978 blizzard blanketed much of the region with snow on Feb. 6 and 7, with 27.1 inches accumulating at Logan Airport. [snip] Gandolf, an Irish setter, watched Martine Carroll, 14, walk down Trenton Street. [snip]
  • High Street Stores 'Sold Cat Fur Hats'

    01/06/2014 3:10:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    The Local ^ | 06 Jan 2014
    Items made of cat fur have been found in two leading German high street chains, it emerged on Monday. Berlin doggy deli sparks howls of 'decadence' (03 Jan 14) Rare white stag shot and beheaded (02 Jan 14) Zoo gives apes choice of action or romance films (25 Nov 13) Animal protection group Animals' Liberty found clothes shop Tom Tailor was selling cat fur hats and drugstore chain Müller cat fur pompoms. Experts confirmed to the group that the fur was indeed cat in reports which can be seen on the Animals' Liberty Facebook page. The fur likely came from...
  • I Miss Women Wearing Hats and Veils in Church. A brief reminiscence of days gone by

    04/11/2012 5:08:39 PM PDT · by Salvation · 146 replies
    Archdiocese of Washington ^ | april 10th, 2012 | Msgr. Charles Pope
    I Miss Women Wearing Hats and Veils in Church. A brief reminiscence of days gone by.By: Msgr. Charles Pope I know, I know, I am so hopelessly old fashioned. But I want to say, I miss women wearing hats. I have written before (HERE) of how I miss them wearing the veil in Church. But even before the veil, the hat was more commonly worn by women in 1940s and before (See photo  below left, of my parish taken in the early 1950s, click photo for a larger view). Veils became popular in the later 1950s and 1960s before...
  • Marines shoot down Internet story on Obama's alleged push for ‘girly hats’ [isolated incident]

    10/25/2013 6:48:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 10-24-2013 | Jennifer Hlad
    The story is sweeping the Internet: President Barack Obama is trying to emasculate male Marines by making them wear a girly cover with their famed dress uniforms. The only problem? It’s not true. First, some background: Men and women in the Marine Corps currently wear different types of covers as part of their dress and service uniforms. The manufacturer of the women’s “bucket cover” – which has a distinctly different shape than the men’s cover – is going out of business and will not continue to make the cap, according to the Marine Corps. The Marine Corps also has been...
  • It’s Come to This… Obama Wants Marines to Wear Silly “Girly” Hats

    10/24/2013 9:57:25 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 2 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 10-24-2013 | Jim Hoft
    Barack Obama wants the US Marines to start wearing girly unisex hats. The New York Post reported: 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 with a new hat 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...
  • Why men should wear hats - Stylish, mature and respectful: It’s about time

    05/30/2013 5:58:17 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 106 replies
    Maclean's ^ | May 29, 2013
    “I needed a drink, I needed a lot of life insurance, I needed a vacation, I needed a home in the country,” Raymond Chandler’s famously precise private eye Philip Marlowe observed in 1940’s Farewell, My Lovely. “What I had was a coat, a hat and a gun.” The hat, a fedora most likely, was once as crucial to detective work as a sidearm and trench coat. And utterly masculine. The same could be said about the business of hockey. Archival black-and-white shots of famous National Hockey League coaches such as the Toronto Maple Leafs’ Punch Imlach or Toe Blake of...
  • Who Killed Men's Hats?

    05/13/2012 7:42:53 PM PDT · by Eyes Unclouded · 111 replies
    NPR ^ | May 4, 2012 | Robert Krulwich
    ... So what happened? Why did guys stop wearing headgear in midcentury America? The turning point, most people say, was John F. Kennedy's inauguration. Before Kennedy, all presidents wore top hats on their first day at work. Kennedy brought one, but hardly ever put it on. Fashionistas say Kennedy, one of our most charismatic presidents, made hats un-happen. And, chronologically speaking, after JFK, guys everywhere, even balding ones like astronaut John Glenn, went topless. But I am the son of a hat designer. And my father, Allen S. Krulwich, had a different explanation. The president who de-hatted America, he thought,...
  • Hot Air exclusive: Perry raises $17.1 million in Q3

    10/05/2011 5:51:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 113 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 5, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    A source on the Rick Perry campaign tells Hot Air that the Texas governor conducted some Texas-size fundraising in the third quarter. Coming in just a little over halfway through, Perry raised $17.1 million. That number would put Perry somewhere between $4-6 million ahead of Mitt Romney’s rumored total for Q3, according to this report last week from the Boston Globe. It’s also likely to far outpace Herman Cain’s fundraising or that of the other Republicans currently in the race. The pace is even more impressive. Perry had 49 days in which to raise funds, rather than the full 92...
  • Rep. Frederica Wilson Cites 'Racism' First To Explain Black Unemployment

    08/22/2011 5:52:51 PM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 26 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It's got to be the hat . . . In an entertaining interview with Tamron Hall on MSNBC this afternoon, Dem congresswoman Frederica Wilson of Florida cited "racism" first among causes of high black unemployment. She also: called for a second stimulus; said now is not the time to criticize President Obama; took a sideways swipe at Maxine Waters; and asserted President Obama would be defeated for re-election if he tried to help the black community. View video here.
  • MLB's Controversial Decision To Stop Nats From Wearing Military Tribute Hats

    No sport in America is more patriotic than Major League Baseball, so it was odd that the powers that be got in the way of a tribute to our fallen military heroes. The Washington Nationals, who play their home games just down the street from the Pentagon and the U.S. Capitol, wanted to wear special hats with military insignias during their game with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday night. This was the Nats' first home game since 30 soldiers riding in a helicopter were killed in Afghanistan on August 6th. But Commissioner Bud Selig's top executives stopped it from happening.
  • Are the resurgent communists attacking Free Republic?

    12/22/2010 9:50:06 AM PST · by starlifter · 24 replies
    Can't seem to FREEP today. No doubt the communists are attacking! To the barricades!!
  • Mad Hatter: Miami Congresswoman Angry Over House Hat Ban (Florida Democrat Alert)

    11/19/2010 6:37:25 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 97 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | 11/18/10 | Todd Wright
    For Frederica Wilson, style is substance when it comes to her hat collection. The former state legislator who was elected to replace Kendrick Meek in District 17 is as mad as a hatter that head dress is prohibited on the floor in the House of Representatives on Capitol Hill. Wilson, a Democrat from Miami, is known for having a hat for every outfit and every occasion. She's probably more known for her trademark style than any piece of legislation she pushed or voted for, so it's easy to understand why she would feel her identity is being stripped away. "Hats...
  • Horrible College Fashion: Both Professors And Students

    09/17/2010 3:53:22 AM PDT · by mattstat · 11 replies
    I told the kid about to take exam that if he could write an essay successfully justifying why he chose to wear his unusual hat and kept it on indoors, I would give him five extra credit points. It was a black, bumpy, skull-grabbing thing that appeared to have been extruded out the backside of some angry fowl. He did not write the essay. I told one student that I wanted to ask him a question but that I couldn’t look directly at him because his vivid florescent green sweater hurt my eyes. The sweater had a zipper in the...
  • The Etiquette Of Hats

    08/12/2010 5:33:02 AM PDT · by mattstat · 36 replies
    The giants, and also the midgets, of fashion are chirruping that “Hats are backs!” These fine people, who are ever discovering new ways of cladding themselves in black, are wrong. Hats never left us; hats never can leave us. But people can leave hats. Do you really want to look like this? Hipster hat People can also return to hats. And returning they are—at such a fast rate that even Walmart now sells pre-pressed small-brimmed fedoras of the type favored previously by Williamsburg hipsters. The Wall Street Journal is aware of the phenomenon and reported the lamentations of men who...
  • Discovering Hats, a New Generation Brims With Anxiety Over Etiquette

    08/11/2010 11:46:39 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 70 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 8-11-10 | RAY A. SMITH
    Old Rules Flummox Young Hipsters; 'I'm Wearing an $80 Fedora!' Hector Ramirez sort of knows, from watching old movies, that men are supposed to take off their hats when indoors. But the 19-year-old Brown University student wears fedoras in class—with jeans—anyway. "If I'm wearing a hat and it's part of my look, I don't think I should have to take it off," he says. On a recent trip to New York, an usher at a church had to remind him to take off his fedora. "I was wearing it all day and I guess I kind of just forgot I...
  • Good Fashion... [Dow < 10K]

    02/05/2010 10:17:51 AM PST · by the invisib1e hand · 3 replies · 332+ views
    The Only Blog I Read ^ | 020510 | trainofthoughts
    ...never really goes out of style. They should have colors coordinated for the seasons, though.
  • IN A WORD -- FUBO (Lonsberry-Must Read)

    02/20/2009 5:40:19 AM PST · by shortstop · 108 replies · 9,322+ views ^ | 02/20/09 | Bob Lonsberry
    I probably should have just listened to Paul Harvey. Though it wasn’t actually Paul Harvey. It was Ron Chapman. And that’s probably the problem. I understand Ron Chapman is a radio legend somewhere, but I don’t live there. So, to me, he’s just an insufferable bore. But I should have been listening anyway. Instead I got an idea. An idea that had been kind of simmering in my head for a week or so. I was trying to think of a way to show that I wasn’t happy. That I was tired of bailouts. That I didn’t want to pay...

    02/20/2009 7:42:27 AM PST · by FromLori · 21 replies · 1,257+ views
    Lonsberry ^ | 2/20/09 | Bob Lonsberry
    I probably should have just listened to Paul Harvey. Though it wasn’t actually Paul Harvey. It was Ron Chapman. And that’s probably the problem. I understand Ron Chapman is a radio legend somewhere, but I don’t live there. So, to me, he’s just an insufferable bore. But I should have been listening anyway. Instead I got an idea. An idea that had been kind of simmering in my head for a week or so. I was trying to think of a way to show that I wasn’t happy. That I was tired of bailouts. That I didn’t want to pay...
  • Face of Defense: Camp Victory Sheriff Wears Plenty of Hats

    11/05/2008 3:20:54 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 327+ views
    Face of Defence ^ | Staff Sgt. Michel Sauret, USA
    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq, Nov. 5, 2008 – One would think that with all the hats a camp sheriff has to wear, at least one of them would be a cowboy hat. Army 1st Sgt. Willoughby Mercer of Aberdeen, Md., is the Camp Victory sheriff and noncommissioned officer in charge of the mayor cell on Camp Victory, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Michel Sauret  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But the only headgear Army 1st Sgt. Willoughby Mercer wears around here is a patrol cap; all his other hats are tipped to the servicemembers living on Camp...