Skip to comments.EXCLUSIVE: R. Lee Ermey -- Geico FIRED ME for Bashing Barack
Posted on 08/26/2012 1:01:27 AM PDT by Sensei Ern
R. Lee Ermy says GEICO fired him for dissing Obama.
Australia is the continent where men are men and the sheep get nervous.
It is comes as no surprise that Geico would fire Ermy who was UNITED STATES MARINE where men are men and wherever the Marines be stationed from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli the sheep have no reason to be nervous.
“But R. Lee showed he’s capable of backin the Prez when it’s called for ... calling Megadeath frontman Dave Mustain’s theory that Obama staged the shootings in Aurora “ridiculous.”
The old guy is getting soft.
GEICO = Government Employees Insurance Company. Owned by Berkshire Hathaway - aka Warren Buffett.
I and other motorists have hated GEICO for a long time, even before Obama. It’s not even a political thing, believe it or not. It’s because GEICO thinks it is funny to hand out free radar guns to the police and ‘request’ that the police run more speed enforcement exercises instead of pursuing actual serious criminals.
GEICO has great commercials. The Caveman commercials were better entertainment than than whatever programming trash that they sponsored.
I have had State Farm Auto for over forty years. I do a price check every once in awhile I have not been able to get a lower price.
Thanks for the tip. My insurance comes due in three or four months and I will give USAA a look-see.
I think you would have to be military/former military to be able to use USAA.
That eliminates me. Athletic knee injuries disqualified me from ever serving in the military.
If you had a parent who served, then you qualify through their service.
My father who is diseased was paratrooper in the Big Red One during WWII.
I meant to say that my father was deceased not diseased. I am getting old and I type too quickly by sound and I do not carefully read what I have typed.
I am a disabled nam vet and state farm gives me a better rate than usaa
“I and other motorists have hated GEICO for a long time,”
Well, I do not know, but I started with Geico when I had my first car almost 50 years ago.
Their rates were very fair.
I had a number of claims. None of them were my fault.
They were either act of nature claims or claims when someone else was using my car.
They were always prompt in payment, and never a rate increase due to a claim.
I was quite satisfied with GEICO, but as I said, this was over 10 years ago.
I have heard nightmare stories about other national carriers, especially Allstate.
That’s very funny - I have not heard of GEICO here in Australia though. Sheep are only nervous at first - it’s the gum boots that scare them!
Ummmmmm -- I'm pretty sure I've seen his GEICO commercial more than once since December 2010. (For his marketing purposes, bashing Obama is no doubt a resume enhancer.)
Geico is across the street from me. we are allowed to eat in their cafeteria. every tv is Fox 24/7. draw your own conclusions
Time to ‘carbonite’ Geico.
How could he be a paratrooper in the 1st Infantry Division, when that division had no organice parachute battalions or regiments and appears to not have had parachute units as attachments either? Parachute infantry typically were organic ergiments of the Airborne divisions or independent parachute battalions and regiments attached to corps and army headquarters for an operational assignment. What parachute infantry, artillery, or other parachute unit was it?
“I have had State Farm Auto for over forty years. I do a price check every once in awhile I have not been able to get a lower price.”
Forty five years of super service with State Farm as of next week, even though that they are a big backer of the testing programs to put mandatory GPS technology into every car.
Which just goes to show: Say what you mean, mean what you say, and never apologize.
I think you mean your father is “deceased”, not “diseased” God rest his soul
Me too. USAA for all insurance. NFCU for all banking. (except a very small savings account in USAA that I started years ago and just kept it).
Watch your rates if Florida has some serious tropical storms this year!
We've had bears in the front yard too ~ speaking of close-in wilderness. GPS technology might be a good idea, or built in transponders to locate wrecks.
I have everything with USAA, however they farm out their boat insurance to the execrable Progressive. Just got done cancelling that policy, but so many insurers will only write policy for boats if they also have your auto and homeowners coverage. An independent agent found a company willing to write stand-alone boat insurance. Foremost Insurance in Grand Rapids, MI. Fast, easy, complete coverage. (cudos to Craig at Lohman Ins, Moline,IL)
What's with the obnoxious "ummmmmmm"? Ad campaigns are usually that--campaigns complete with multiple commercials of the same style or with a connecting theme. The fact that Ermy only did one spot (even though they air it more than once) is a result of them firing him and cancelling the campaign.
That’s the one that has the commercial where the people explain that they “got theirs” from some family members service.
Theirs being the ability to buy insurance because a relative was in the military.
Talk about welfare entitlement! That commecial pisses me off. They did nothing, but because grandpa or someone else did something they “get their’s”?
By the way, dad was in the Korean conflict, and great uncle was killed in WWI. Where’s my handout?/S
He could have been jump qualified prior to assignment to 1st MarDiv. Once you earn those wings, you keep them.
Strap the gecco to a watermelon, and head for the range......
They will take family members of military and ex military.
A flaw shared by me and a lot of other FReepers....never fear there is always some one who thrives on pointing out your errors!!!
Never thought of it as a “welfare entitlement” but you have an interesting take on it. It is true that I was the service member who served but I opened up accounts for all my children, wife, parents and brother and sister. I just thought it was a great bank and not really look at the service part. You do make a good point though I must agree (especially if USAA is using that commercial which I don’t particularly like). Thanks to all the service members in your family and for your support for all of them and today’s folks as well.
Thank-you. I enjoyed it and so do they sheep!
It’s a commercial insurance company, you give them money and they give you insurance. How is that a welfare entitlement/handout? If it upsets you so much just trot on down there and tell ‘em your dad was in Korea and get you some.
I called USAA last week for a car insurance quote for my son and they’re now outsourcing it to another insurance company.
Problem is, I can’t remember the name of the company.
Re: only military members can use USAA — not so.
If your father was in the military then you’re eligible as well.
I was under the impression that USAA is a private company. Am I incorrect?
So why did the History Channel dump him?
My husband was in a (thankfully minor) motorcycle accident caused by an SUV driver (who was ticketed by the state trooper). The driver was insured by GEICO, whose first reaction was to claim that he didn’t have a policy with them, and then to drag it out for weeks and weeks as they “investigated” whether this person was or wasn’t insured by them. It was beyond ridiculous and they were rude on top of it. Meanwhile, our State Farm agent cut a generous check for a new helmet, paid the doctor bill and threw in some extra for pain and suffering and paid the bike tow and repair bill all the while being very nice and assuring us not to worry that they would get things squared away with GEICO. It’s been a while and I don’t remember all the details but I think they had to threaten GEICO legally but they eventually admitted the guy did have a policy with them and they paid SF and if I remember right we may have gotten an additional small payment as part of that settlement.
My experience with SF customer service and claims has been nothing but stellar over the 20+ years I’ve had insurance with them.
We have had Allstate for over ten years. In that period, we had a couple of deer collisions and some parking lot fender benders where our car was still parked.
Allstate was prompt and fair. Customer service was flawless. Our agent always follows up and personally speaks to us to get our opinion. They also handle our homeowners, but we have never had a claim.
Once, I called the 800 number to try and decide if a pipe leak deserved a claim. I got a snarky person at the call center. I mentioned this at a later date to our agent, who was outraged and who reminded me to always call her office, not the national call center, for advice.
When I compare prices, ours seem to be average for the property values, miles driven and area.
Prior to Allstate, we had Auto Owners, where we had other deer collisions plus one property damage claim. They were also handled professionally and we received fair, prompt payment. However, after the property claim,for a record-setting rain/wind event, Auto Owners jacked up our premiums, so we switched.
It seems to me that every company has its detractors. The one I hear the worst stories about is State Farm, but I have no personal experience w/them.
I have had USAA for over 40 years. They also farm out motorcycle insurance to Progressive, at least here in Colorado. Took the motorcycles to Allstate. No problems with them so far.
A few years back, the guy who did the Brit-accented voiceover for the Geico gecko was fired for making derogatory comments against the Tea Party movement.
Interesting. GEICO is %100 owned by Warren Buffet, major Obama supporter and maybe the world’s biggest abortion supporter.
1stMarDiv and the Big Red One are two different animals in two different branches.