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GEICO voice actor fired after insulting tea parties
washingtonpost.com ^ | April 21, 2010 | David Weigel

Posted on 04/21/2010 10:03:25 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

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To: chimera

If that is Liberty Mutual, there are a great company. I’ve been with them since 1976.


51 posted on 04/21/2010 11:05:54 AM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: kidd

Just a guess . . .

He was probably fired for using the term ‘retard’ and not for suggesting that someone in the tea party movement would kill someone.


52 posted on 04/21/2010 11:06:10 AM PDT by Badray (sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Incorrigible

Dittos on GEICO’s spokeslady. I’m a Flo-phile too :)


53 posted on 04/21/2010 11:08:33 AM PDT by QuestionBoldly
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To: Old Teufel Hunden

He has no case. If he posted on his blog that he is the voice over for Geico and then also ranted about what he did to freedom works Geico is a buisness and doesn’t want any controversy to interfere with their profits. Dude should’ve realized that there are many other voice over actors who need a job.


54 posted on 04/21/2010 11:15:33 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Disambiguator

NO this guys does the voice at the end telling you how much you save.


55 posted on 04/21/2010 11:16:35 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I went over to the knuckleheads website earlier...screaming lefty. Admits what he did was stupid, BUT, Teabaggers are racists, homophobes, blah, blah, blah...freedom of speech...waaawaaa...they called my employer.

I left him a comment...you could too.

56 posted on 04/21/2010 11:17:36 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"the recent gay and racial slurs slung by Tea Party members at Congressman Barney Frank and Representative John Lewis during the Health Care Reform Weekend,"

Were these "Tea Party Members" or did he fall for the antics of infiltrators, and is now paying for it?

-PJ

57 posted on 04/21/2010 11:18:39 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too ("Comprehensive" reform bills only end up as incomprehensible messes.)
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To: Incorrigible
In either case, I’m liking Flo from the Progressive Insurance ads more and more!

Apparently you are not aware of what "Progressive" means. (hint. It ain't conservatism ...)

58 posted on 04/21/2010 11:19:50 AM PDT by ColdWater ("The theory of evolution really has no bearing on what I'm trying to accomplish with FR anyway. ")
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To: Incorrigible

“Progressive but I like Flo. And I’m not alone!”

Oh yes you are....


59 posted on 04/21/2010 11:21:35 AM PDT by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

>> Sometimes you have a headline that makes the rest of the story superfluous, but here’s the background...

LOL - ain’t that the truth.


60 posted on 04/21/2010 11:22:56 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Tanniker Smith; Disambiguator

>> Not him. That’s some British bloke.

British? I thought he was Australian...


61 posted on 04/21/2010 11:26:04 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Incorrigible
I’m liking Flo from the Progressive Insurance

Uh, Progressive is owned by one of the biggest contributors to liberal causes and candidates out there (Peter Lewis). So I wouldn't go there... Good for GEICO for recognizing this idiot's stupid remark.

62 posted on 04/21/2010 11:30:24 AM PDT by ReleaseTheHounds ("The problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people's money." M. Thatcher)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s not been fired for offending Tea Party members; he’s fired for interfering with his employers ability to sell insurance.


63 posted on 04/21/2010 11:31:07 AM PDT by carmody
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To: Gene Eric
No, I thought so, too, but e's British.
The creator of the GEICO spots was on Dennis Miller's program sometime ago (back when WOR-AM NYC carried him). I forget the actual region or dialect.
64 posted on 04/21/2010 11:37:24 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Is the difference between "anticipating" and "just waiting" the same as between "when" and "if"?)
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To: Tanniker Smith

>> No, I thought so, too, but e’s British.

The plot thickens.

So the guy imitating the gecko in the meeting was correct after all!


65 posted on 04/21/2010 11:42:15 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric
British? I thought he was Australian..

Total POMmie.

66 posted on 04/21/2010 11:51:04 AM PDT by Utilizer (What does not kill you... -can sometimes damage you QUITE severely.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The offensive phone message can be heard here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peKSo2n2hrA
67 posted on 04/21/2010 4:08:25 PM PDT by Ronaldus Magnus
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Fired Guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXXGTQV7an8


68 posted on 04/21/2010 6:42:20 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Badray

I know for a fact that Morgan Lucas is NOT a liberal.

69 posted on 04/21/2010 11:02:04 PM PDT by Loud Mime (initialpoints.net - - The Constitution as the center of politics -- Download the graph)
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To: steve8714
Actors are romantics, they want a king to adore. John Wilkes Booth was an actor.

"Think about it, Derek. Male models are genetically constructed to become assassins. They're in peak physical condition...They can gain entry to the most secure places in the world...And most important of all, models don't think for themselves. They do as they're told. The truth is male models have been assassinating world leaders for over 200 years. Abe Lincoln wanted to abolish slavery, right?....So they hired John Wilkes Booth to do Mr. Lincoln in. The first model/actor!"

70 posted on 04/22/2010 7:58:15 AM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: Alex Murphy

Zoolander quote?


71 posted on 04/22/2010 8:08:05 AM PDT by steve8714 (If Lindsay Graham is a conservative, I am not..)
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To: ReleaseTheHounds

Of course, wasn’t it GEICO that pulled all its advertising off Glenn Beck’s show last year in response to a call to arms from some Marxist group in Chicago? But they kept their advertising on MSNBC’s shows. If I recall correctly, at the time there were a lot of calls to agents, cancelling policies. I know a friend of mine did. She told he agent that since Glenn Beck wasn’t their sort of program, she was probably not their sort of client. Went to State Farm.


72 posted on 04/22/2010 2:37:05 PM PDT by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: steve8714
Zoolander quote?

Yep!

73 posted on 04/22/2010 6:13:19 PM PDT by Alex Murphy
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To: exit82
If that is Liberty Mutual, there are a great company. I’ve been with them since 1976.

Me too (since '84)

They have those heartwarming commercials featuring a wonderful band named 'Hem'. (You might remember the opening lyric of one..."I am holding half an acre, torn from the map of Michigan".

Great songs...great songstress.

And if I remember correctly, the band had out ads looking for a female singer when he overheard his babysitter sitter....and the rest is history

74 posted on 04/22/2010 9:37:00 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Craigon

check out Pekin through an independent. Stop buying direct, its expensive.


75 posted on 04/22/2010 9:59:24 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: Political Junkie Too

There’s something that’s been largely overlooked, mostly a technical point, but its worth mentioning.

Apparently what was said to Barney Frank, by whoever it was, was something along the lines of “homo communist.”

My question is: How is this a slur? He is in fact a homosexual, and if this is a supposedly a slur because someone is overemphasizing his political views, then in fact, its a political slur, not a slur against gays. The remark about his orientation, technically speaking, was simply correct.

I don’t get it.


76 posted on 04/22/2010 10:05:32 PM PDT by NYCslicker
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To: chris_bdba

Posting to an old topic, but I swear even the most recent commercials sound like the same guy (Geico pitchman). Are we sure they fired him?


77 posted on 10/18/2010 1:44:27 PM PDT by CharlieOK1 (m Ò_ó m)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Lance you hateful butt nut! It is not politically correct to say “mentally retarded” Try “mentally challenged” the next time you pick on a group of people who have no control over,and did not pick who they are.
78 posted on 10/18/2010 1:58:02 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (Why is it misery,you never speak softly?)
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