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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Navy says it is reviewing whether service members violated Defense Department policy or regulations by wearing a uniform patch with the words "Make Aircrews Great Again" during President Donald Trump's visit to their ship in Japan.

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Morale patches..

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-05-29 06:38 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Immoral patches.

#2 | Posted by Nixon at 2019-05-29 06:44 AM | Reply

Now this is the UnAmerican ---- that scares me. These sailors should be reminded daily that they serve no one person but the entire American population.

#3 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-05-29 08:22 AM | Reply

Morale patches..
#1 | POSTED BY GONOLES92

You should be ashamed to call yourself an American.

#4 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-05-29 08:23 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

You candyasses need to go find a safe space and have a good cry. If you think those patches are "offensive", you should see some of the patches in my collection. You do realize they are parodies, right? They say Make AIRCREWS Great Again.

#5 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-29 08:32 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

you should see some of the patches in my collection.

#5 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-29 08:32 AM | Reply | Flag:

Pick up line?

#6 | Posted by Zed at 2019-05-29 08:53 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

#6 I've used worse

#7 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-29 08:57 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

Uniform Parody Patches have no place on US service uniforms worn on-duty by Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen or Marines.

#8 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2019-05-29 09:56 AM | Reply

#8 In the Navy, flight suits aren't uniforms. They're "organizational clothing". Not subject to the dress code.

#9 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-29 10:02 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

Now this is the UnAmerican ---- that scares me. .
#3 | POSTED BY TFDNIHILIST

Why? How is a morale patch UnAmerican? Why does this patch scare you?

#10 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-29 10:20 AM | Reply

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"Why does this patch scare you?"

More to the point, why doesn't it scare you? Did you miss the salient sentence in the summary?

The military has dress codes and regulations against partisan political acts while in uniform.

#11 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-29 10:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#11 ....did you miss the salient sentence in #9?

#12 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-29 10:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"did you miss the salient sentence in #9?"

No, not at all. You can't just call it a "morale patch" and be done with your violation.

Are you actually being serious?

#13 | Posted by Danforth at 2019-05-29 10:48 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#13 Yes, I am. It's a parody, and a damned funny one. I've seen similar patches for Hope and Change, the Obama election symbol, Mission Accomplished, etc... no outcry. Go have a good cry and then man up. A shop full of AW's sporting an Aircrew morale patch is not going to hurt you.

#14 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-29 10:58 AM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 2

A quick search for Obama navy patch and Obama military patch returns 0 results

I suspect this is another lie, again

#15 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-29 01:17 PM | Reply

"I've seen similar patches for Hope and Change, the Obama election symbol"

link? I cant seem to find one anywhere

here is link I did find:

www.infowars.com

#16 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-29 01:20 PM | Reply

speaking of parody

"Obama Plans to Invade Texas, Kidnap George W. Bush and Create A New Kingdom of Liberal Darkness"

remember the "outcry"?

the DR podunks should, they participated in it right here on the DR

#17 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-29 01:24 PM | Reply

#15 I suspect you're an idiot with a Mustang-crush who thinks every patch ever created is available on Google.

#18 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-29 02:32 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

MAGA has become synonymous with the Swastika.

If you're a xenophobic white supremacist. Or a supporter of xenophobic white supremacists. Then MAGA merchandise is available for you.

#19 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-29 02:36 PM | Reply

I've seen similar patches for Hope and Change,

You've seen military personnel wearing the Shepard Fairey, Obama head, "Hope" patch? (There are no patches for "hope and change". Literally doesn't exist.)

Anyway. I'm calling out your bullshht.

Provide images of military personnel wearing anything "Hope and Change" related.

Otherwise. It's sad you had to attempt such a weak deflection.

#20 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-05-29 02:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#20 I'll see if I have one. Warning: it's not flattering.

#21 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-29 02:48 PM | Reply

Something like "scope and range"...

#22 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-29 02:49 PM | Reply

"I've seen similar patches for Hope and Change, the Obama election symbol, Mission Accomplished, etc" No you did not you liar. If you had seen any Obama patches the right wing, I mean white wingers would have gone crazy and demanded to have the men rightfully punished. These dumb squids or jarheads were wrong to do this and need to lose a stripe or a bar. And before you morons come on here and demand to see my service record and defend their actions, I will just write that yes, I am a disabled veteran from a Special Forces unit and no these guys are not allowed to wear that crap on their uniforms. And to the guy that wrote, "They're "organizational clothing". Not subject to the dress code." You have no clue as to what the hell you are writing about.

#23 | Posted by Tknees2 at 2019-05-29 03:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

#23 That was me. You should stop talking.

6801. GENERAL (ORGANIZATIONAL CLOTHING)

1. DEFINITION. Organizational clothing is defined as any clothing loaned to an individual by a naval activity, for which there is a requirement above and beyond authorized Navy uniforms. It remains the property of the Navy and is returned to the activity when the individual is transferred. Organizational clothing includes such items as foul weather jackets, green/brown flight jackets, flight suits, coveralls, Command ball cap, etc. Organizational clothing is worn with working uniforms only while performing duties for which the garments are designed.

www.public.navy.mil

#24 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-29 04:01 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 4

#23

LOL, I don't know about Hope patches but people sew all sorts of non-approved patches on their OC
coveralls, caps, jackets etc. My crew chief had an Alfred E. Newman "What Me Worry" patch on his coveralls for years (kind of appropriate on a flight line) and never caught grief for it.

#25 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-29 04:14 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#24

Exactly.

#26 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-29 04:16 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

#22

where is the patch, -------?

#27 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-29 04:35 PM | Reply

How about some of those cute Waffen SS Totenkopf patches or cap pins? Snappy. I'll bet Der Dotard would approve and maybe even get a 2cm woody upon viewing some borne by troops he inspects.

Want politics in the US Military? Don't forget where it got 'The Master Race'...

#28 | Posted by catdog at 2019-05-29 04:48 PM | Reply

#27 Untwist your panties, froot loop. I emailed a buddy. How about this one in the interim?

military-and-le-patches.myshopify.com

#29 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-29 05:09 PM | Reply

Funny thing, I emailed a buddy too. Quite serious the collector in addition

He says you are full of ----

He did turn me on to where someone would go to have one of these made, and low and behold, in the inventory, for sale, a trump patch

No record of an Obama patch ever being made. And when a branch/company/unit patch is made, this is where apparently it has been made for decades

You can even get reproduction patch's from the original designs pre dating ww1

#30 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-29 06:04 PM | Reply

There is no Obama patch, donkey

You are simply a liar

If Obama had a patch like that, you would have been here performing your well documented apocalyptic dust up routine

And when I say dust up, I means lots of dust, with 0 substance

#31 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2019-05-29 06:13 PM | Reply

I'll see if I have one. Warning: it's not flattering.

#21 | Posted by MUSTANG

So not a real patch that servicemen or women actually wore.

So you are padding a Fake patch.

"I've seen similar patches for Hope and Change, the Obama election symbol, Mission Accomplished, etc... no outcry."

Fake News.

So, did you also see thousands of New Jersey Muslims cheering for the fall of the Towers on 911?

If so, I think I see The Problem.

Deplorables mouth off crap and then when they are held accountable for what they said they hide behind, oh well, can't you take a "joke"?

This particular JOKE became very unfunny Jan 22 2017.

#32 | Posted by donnerboy at 2019-05-29 06:51 PM | Reply

#32 | Posted by donnerboy, I don' know about Queens, but they celebrated in the streets in Muslim areas of Europe,(Paris) and the ME.

#33 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-29 08:32 PM | Reply

Y'all should have seen some of the patches we wore with pride. The rules relax a lot down range, where the generals never venture and the press is seldom around.

#34 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-29 08:48 PM | Reply

WSJ reports that the destroyer USS John S McCain, which was docked in Japan had to cover their ship's name with a tarp so the pos traitor wouldn't be offended.

#35 | Posted by Badcat at 2019-05-29 08:51 PM | Reply

#35 | Posted by Badcat, Absurd, there have been three John S McCain's in naval service, that senator's father and grand father were both flag officers in the navy. This particular destroyer was named for his dad.

#36 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-05-29 08:58 PM | Reply

This particular destroyer was named for his dad.

It's named for all 3 of them.

#37 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-05-29 09:10 PM | Reply

I know it's fake news right? Are you denying that the white house insisted on moving the ship so it wouldn't be seen?

#38 | Posted by Badcat at 2019-05-29 09:16 PM | Reply

"A quick search for Obama navy patch and Obama military patch returns 0 results"

That's because it was made up by some meathead Lt, and then sent off to aviatorgear.com for a production run of about fifty. I did a quick search for the patch I designed for my USAF Weapons School class and couldn't find it either.

How many hours do you have in a flight suit?

I have about 4,000 hours. Flying. Far more just wearing the thing around.

#39 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-05-29 10:54 PM | Reply

"And before you morons come on here and demand to see my service record and defend their actions, I will just write that yes, I am a disabled veteran from a Special Forces unit and no these guys are not allowed to wear that crap on their uniforms. And to the guy that wrote, "They're "organizational clothing". Not subject to the dress code." You have no clue as to what the hell you are writing about."

I have a "Make Afghanistan Great Again" morale patch. Given to me by an O-6 on the Joint Staff for HQRS.

Should they place him in shackles? Should they place me in shackles? I wore it for a month or so, when I traded it out for a Kill ISIS patch that had JDAMs where the I's should be.

The AF has overarching guidance on what can be worn on a uniform, delegating further guidance down to lower echelons. Even then, patches generally weren't an issue unless they were completely over the top in some way.

#40 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-05-29 11:01 PM | Reply

The thing is...it's not even a Trump-supporting meme. There are all sorts of "Make xxxx great again" memes.

It would be almost as likely some equally retarded right-wing ------- would go after service members for turning the president's signature key phrase into an inside joke.

...almost.

#41 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-05-29 11:18 PM | Reply

Yet Cons cheer on rooting out government employees who vote Dem.

This is b. S.

#42 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2019-05-30 01:25 AM | Reply

#31/#32 Can't find it, nor can my old XO. We're pretty sure it was a CAC patch for one of the VP aircrews we supported in 2009. Doesn't matter.

#43 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-30 07:29 AM | Reply

"Yet Cons cheer on rooting out government employees who vote Dem."

What you're not getting is that this is a joke. It's not as if the dudes wearing the patches were doing so in support of Trump. Some likely are. Most don't care.

There are lost of Trump memes in the military. Or at least in the branches that fly. It's because he's so memeable.

#44 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-05-30 08:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I guess none of you idiots has ever seen the "infidel" tab. Some soldiers used to wear it all the time in theater. No one gave them grief about it. Patches like that have existed for years and just because they aren't on google doesn't mean they don't exist. There's no telling what patches came out when Obama visited war zones. Those are unit specific and usually made right before a visit and not published. Would the command know they were wearing them? Probably not.

I am a disabled veteran from a Special Forces unit

Are you tabbed? Or were you just a cook in a unit that supported a state-side SF unit? A lot of people claim connection to SF units and it means nothing. Hell, I was a Signal NCO, then officer at Special Operations Command in Tampa FL as well as FT. Benning GA. Try not to attach yourself to SF units unless you were tabbed. People in the know like myself, Mustang and Gonoles know you didn't go on missions with them or were Special Forces. They don't allow "soft" MOS's on missions.

#45 | Posted by boaz at 2019-05-30 08:06 AM | Reply

#45 I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt, Boaz. I don't have any reason to doubt him. My point to him was merely that each service handles those sorts of things differently, and that being SOF is irrelevant. A Navy operator has different uniform regs than an Army operator.

#46 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2019-05-30 11:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

WSJ reports that the destroyer USS John S McCain, which was docked in Japan had to cover their ship's name with a tarp so the pos traitor wouldn't be offended.
#35 | POSTED BY BADCAT

#FakeNews .. generated for those that can't think...

The Journal, citing photos it reviewed, reported that a tarp was placed over the USS John S. McCain's name before Trump's arrival and that sailors were instructed to remove any coverings from the ship that included its name.
Asked if the tarp was meant to block Trump's view of the ship, the officials said the tarp had been placed on the ship for maintenance and removed for the visit. U.S. Navy Cdr. Clay Doss, spokesman for U.S. 7th Fleet, told the AP that the tarp was on the ship on Friday but was removed by Saturday morning, the day Trump arrived.
"All ships remained in normal configuration during the President's visit," he said.
www.apnews.com

#47 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-30 11:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I know it's fake news right? Are you denying that the white house insisted on moving the ship so it wouldn't be seen?
#38 | POSTED BY BADCAT

Yes ..

#48 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-05-30 11:57 AM | Reply

Seriously, this is how easy it is to anger Liberals in the 21st century. Wearing a hat or patch will either anger them or force them to find a safe space. It's so so so so so so pathetic. You don't have to agree with it but, jesus christ, why do you have to take it as an affront to everything you deem holy? It's a freaking patch. Can you imagine if America ever did become 100% Liberal? Even Canada could send just 100 troops and take over the entire country.

#49 | Posted by humtake at 2019-05-30 12:08 PM | Reply

#46, got it Mustang.

#50 | Posted by boaz at 2019-05-30 01:41 PM | Reply

Why does this patch scare you?
#10 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS

It scares me because no one in the military should feel that their loyalty is to any one man or party, but to the USA.

#51 | Posted by TFDNihilist at 2019-05-30 05:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You should be ashamed to call yourself an American.
#4 | POSTED BY TFDNIHILIST

Omg u got me there

#52 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-05-30 09:06 PM | Reply

"Are you tabbed? Or were you just a cook in a unit that supported a state-side SF unit?"

Have you ever met a long tab who referred to himself as "assigned" to an SF unit?

Great dudes, but like fighter pilots, they all have awesome hair and don't shy away from telling you what they do for a living.

#53 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-05-30 09:21 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#53

I agree with 'Stang, no reason to doubt him, but I'm trying to figure out his prior posting name(s) since he signed up shortly after I did in 2005.

#54 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-30 11:06 PM | Reply

but I'm trying to figure out his prior posting name(s) since he signed up

RCADE should really just let everyone know who all the sock puppets are.

It was pretty funny the last time that idea went sideways. :-)

#55 | Posted by REDIAL at 2019-05-30 11:12 PM | Reply

#55

RCade historically just deletes known sockpuppets, but you can change your name at any time. Us oldtimers should know who this is but I really have no idea.

#56 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-05-30 11:44 PM | Reply

I've seen similar patches for Hope and Change, the Obama election symbol, Mission Accomplished, etc... no outcry.

So what link does Mustang provide as proof?

An FrightWinger anti-Obama patch!

I've met garden hoses smarter than Trump-Humpkins. Pity we're not this stupid, it might've worked.

Humpkins talking about Snowflakes when Fatso has an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer moved out of the way because he can't stand the image of someone with moral fiber and courage.

#57 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-05-31 12:14 AM | Reply

You candyasses need to go find a safe space and have a good cry. If you think those patches are "offensive", you should see some of the patches in my collection. You do realize they are parodies, right? They say Make AIRCREWS Great Again.

#5 | Posted by MUSTANG

Dear Mustang,
In your basic training, boot camp, whatever, you apparently missed the part about political action while in uniform. Wearing your uniform while being political may cause people to infer the military branch to which you belong endorses your activity. You likely ought not even be voting while in uniform, unless you are filling out an absentee ballot while on active duty! Article 134-56, for starters, of the UCMJ is quite clear about this!

#58 | Posted by john47 at 2019-05-31 11:38 AM | Reply

My objection to those patches is that we should not populate our military with total idiots. Those patches definitely indicate the wearer is too stupid to serve.

#59 | Posted by danni at 2019-05-31 11:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You candyasses need to go find a safe space and have a good cry. If you think those patches are "offensive", you should see some of the patches in my collection. You do realize they are parodies, right? They say Make AIRCREWS Great Again.

Still waiting for the "Hope and Change" Obama patch or anything remotely similar to the misguided point you apparently can't concede.

Your one example only highlights the apples-to-oranges comparison you attempted to make.

The only one whining is you, quit projecting.

#60 | Posted by zarnon at 2019-05-31 12:45 PM | Reply

Next y'all are going to say the "no step on snak" cartoon morale patch is offensive.

#61 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2019-05-31 08:26 PM | Reply

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