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'Full Metal Jacket' Star Says He Was Fired By GEICO for Bashing Obama
Newsbusters ^ | August 26, 2012

Posted on 08/26/2012 8:52:01 AM PDT by SMGFan

R. Lee Ermey, the actor best known for his role as the drill sergeant in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket," claims he was fired by GEICO for bashing President Obama.

During an impromptu interview with TMZ, Ermey also said, "If you’re a conservative in this town, you better watch out" (videos follow with transcribed highlights and commentary):

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/08/26/full-metal-jacket-star-says-he-was-fired-geico-bashing-obama#ixzz24fTLZE4g

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ermey; fired; geico; gunny; rleeermey
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1 posted on 08/26/2012 8:52:08 AM PDT by SMGFan
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To: SMGFan

No surprise. GEICO, Progressive, that’s how Soros makes lots of his money.


2 posted on 08/26/2012 8:54:34 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: originalbuckeye

I wonder how does Adam S. Baldwin get work? He tweets very much. He seems to get along with Joss Whedon .


3 posted on 08/26/2012 8:56:14 AM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: SMGFan

First mistake—working for commies. Not a career move.


4 posted on 08/26/2012 8:59:09 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer. FREEDOM OR FREE STUFF YOU GET ONE CHOICE CHOOSE WISELY)
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To: SMGFan

I think GEICO is a Warren Buffet company...


5 posted on 08/26/2012 9:00:57 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Flo seems to have prospered working for Progressive.....


6 posted on 08/26/2012 9:01:48 AM PDT by nascarnation (quit)
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To: SMGFan

Ancient news, is it not? Dec 2010. FR was all over it at the time IIRC.


7 posted on 08/26/2012 9:02:02 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Tantaros: "Plainly put, Romney and Ryan can't push granny off the cliff. Obama beat them to it.")
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R. Lee Ermey, the actor best known for his role as the drill sergeant(sic)

Drill Instructor

8 posted on 08/26/2012 9:02:11 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: originalbuckeye

Government Employees Insurance Company.

GEICO


9 posted on 08/26/2012 9:06:13 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds.)
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To: A.A. Cunningham

“Now, drop, and give me twenty push ups!”


10 posted on 08/26/2012 9:12:32 AM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (The world continues to be stuck in a "all leftist, all of the time" funk. BUNK THE FUNK!)
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To: SMGFan
R. Lee Ermey, the actor best known for his role as the drill sergeant
Marines do not have drill sergeants, they have Drill Instructors, as in ...

11 posted on 08/26/2012 9:14:40 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: originalbuckeye

It’s pretty poor bet to think a guy like R. Lee won’t speak his mind.


12 posted on 08/26/2012 9:25:23 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Drill Sergeant - An Army Sergeant that 'mentors' young soldiers to be "All that they can be", to be "An Army of One", and to be "Army Strong", and when necessary to provide a shoulder to cry on when the young soldier possesses a "Stress Card".

Drill Instructor - A Marine that transforms young men and women into Marines.

Do I need to say more?
-Semper Fidelis
13 posted on 08/26/2012 9:28:43 AM PDT by PJBankard (I told my friends I was heading to Octemocty for the weekend. They replied... "Wear the fox hat")
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To: SMGFan

Can companies and the media force people to love Obama?
It seems most are tired of seeing him lie on t.v. everyday and the media saying “it is o.k. because we picked him for you.” The media now has no credibility left and the companies who support this nonsense are doomed to failure.


14 posted on 08/26/2012 9:30:41 AM PDT by FreedBird
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To: oh8eleven
MUCH better movie than Full Metal Jacket. We watched it on Parris Island in 1989.
15 posted on 08/26/2012 9:31:24 AM PDT by real saxophonist (CTHULHU 2012 - Why vote for a Lesser Evil?)
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To: oh8eleven
Gunny Ermey is great . . . but Jack Webb was the definitive D.I.
16 posted on 08/26/2012 9:31:41 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
You are correct..it's warren Buffet that owns Geico..but they have been raising my rates lately so I switched USAA.

I am an excellent driver..have been for years but it has made no difference. Glad I switched now that know about the politics of the company.

17 posted on 08/26/2012 9:35:47 AM PDT by Banjoguy (The U.S. population are now the slaves of all taxing bodies in the country.)
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To: SMGFan; pookie18
OBAMA JACKWAGON, OBAMA JACKWAGON
18 posted on 08/26/2012 9:39:57 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: PJBankard
Drill Sergeant - An Army Sergeant that 'mentors' young soldiers to be "All that they can be", to be "An Army of One", and to be "Army Strong", and when necessary to provide a shoulder to cry on when the young soldier possesses a "Stress Card".

You obviously never met SGT Donald King nor SSG Freuhauf.I had the misfortune to have met both of them at Ft Knox,KY in 1969.I assure you that neither of them ever offered their shoulder to any recruits that *I* know of nor did they ever acknowledge the validity of any "stress card".And I'll wager that neither of them could even *spell* the word "mentor".

19 posted on 08/26/2012 9:43:00 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (The Word Is Out,Harry Reid's Into Child Porn.Release All Your Photos,Harry!)
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To: FrankR

Perfect!


20 posted on 08/26/2012 9:43:23 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: PJBankard

I think Cunningham knows the difference.


21 posted on 08/26/2012 9:44:49 AM PDT by real saxophonist (CTHULHU 2012 - Why vote for a Lesser Evil?)
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To: SMGFan

Yeah and this ins outfit constantly sends flyers to military personnel to select them...I toss it along with anything from Progressive.


22 posted on 08/26/2012 9:49:18 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: Gay State Conservative

“Stress card.”
Is that anything like a T. S. Ticket ?


23 posted on 08/26/2012 9:49:35 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: oh8eleven

Lee, in real life is the real deal...he was a DI, USMC...he is more than “ just an actor”
Another former Marine you see in the flicks and is an adviser is Capt Dale Dye USMC (ret).


24 posted on 08/26/2012 9:51:57 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: PJBankard

well defined! : )


25 posted on 08/26/2012 9:52:53 AM PDT by celtic gal
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To: real saxophonist
We watched it on Parris Island in 1989.
Movies? On Parris Island? For recruits? Say it ain't so.
26 posted on 08/26/2012 9:55:15 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven

We saw ‘The D.I.’, and ‘Sands of Iwo Jima’. Instructional material.


27 posted on 08/26/2012 9:58:01 AM PDT by real saxophonist (CTHULHU 2012 - Why vote for a Lesser Evil?)
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To: AnAmericanMother
Little known fact, Jack Webb was required to wear a girdle during the filming of The DI.

Never met a Marine DI who wore a girdle.

28 posted on 08/26/2012 10:04:15 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: PJBankard

I went through BCT/AIT at Ft. Benning as a Cav Scout about a year ago. We didn’t have any stress cards or anything like that.


29 posted on 08/26/2012 10:04:58 AM PDT by Svartalfiar
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To: celtic gal
Lee, in real life is the real deal.
I'm former Marine who went through PI about the same time Ermey was there.
When people ask if boot camp was as bad as he portrayed it, I always answer - No ........ it was a LOT worse.
His style of calling cadence was exactly the same as my DI's (and most others), and can be defined as almost "sing-song" like.
From what I see on TV the last few years, DIs sound like barking dogs with sore throats.
30 posted on 08/26/2012 10:05:22 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: FrankR

You spelled Forward wrong.


31 posted on 08/26/2012 10:06:59 AM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: SMGFan

So, GEICO is Progressive too?


32 posted on 08/26/2012 10:08:23 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: Gay State Conservative
...I'll wager that neither of them could even *spell* the word "mentor".

Oh, they could have spelled it- they just couldn't have DEFINED it!

33 posted on 08/26/2012 10:11:49 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham
Webb wasn't really a D.I. - he was an actor.

But he portrayed one well - which is an actor's job. And a support garment is faster than 10 years worth of situps when it comes to portraying that stiff-backed demeanor.

Ermey has the advantage of having been there, done that. But Webb, in my opinion, studying the type rather than drawing only on his personal experience, got closer to the archetypical D.I. than Ermey's more idiosyncratic performance.

I like them both, and Ermey is a hoot - they're just different.

34 posted on 08/26/2012 10:11:49 AM PDT by AnAmericanMother (Ministrix of ye Chasse, TTGS Ladies' Auxiliary (recess appointment))
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To: celtic gal
Another former Marine you see in the flicks and is an adviser is Capt Dale Dye USMC (ret).

My understanding is that "former" is not used when referring to a Marine. I have heard of "dishonored" or "disgraced" being applied to a few - but not "former"

35 posted on 08/26/2012 10:18:10 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: rabidralph

Feel free to edit it if you like.


36 posted on 08/26/2012 10:18:35 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: real saxophonist
Instructional material.
Are you $hittin' me Prive? LOL ...
On the other hand, at least you were still on the island (I hope!). I was watching a San Diego Padres baseball game last weekend and it was Military Appreciation Day.
In the bleachers were a couple of platoons of MC boots and their DIs. Upholding Hollywood Marine tradition I assumed.
In comparison, when we gave blood at PI, the Red Cross offered a half glass of Coke to help with any post event lightheadedness.
Our DI had warned us in no uncertain terms that pogey bait was verboten! But some drank anyway, were caught and paid a dear price whence back in the barn.
Semper Fi ...
37 posted on 08/26/2012 10:21:28 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: oh8eleven
Yeah, it was definitely worse.
When I was in, a lot of the senior officers and enlisted were Vietnam veterans.
We had a couple of DIs who could do the 'sing-song' cadence, and a couple who, as you say, sounded like 'barking dogs with sore throats'.
38 posted on 08/26/2012 10:24:01 AM PDT by real saxophonist (CTHULHU 2012 - Why vote for a Lesser Evil?)
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To: SMGFan
I wonder how does Adam S. Baldwin get work?

How often do you see him on anything? I remember once in the last few years. He played a killer in the first Jessie Stone TV Movie. I don't recall seeing him lately. Of course I watch very few shows and even less movies.

39 posted on 08/26/2012 10:25:21 AM PDT by itsahoot (Write in Palin in 2012, Just to pi$$ off the Romney botts.)
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To: oh8eleven

Fantasy Island where women become Marines.


40 posted on 08/26/2012 10:28:11 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: AnAmericanMother
Webb wasn't really a D.I. - he was an actor.

I'm well aware of that and as one who served in the Corps I also know that Webb, who was a fat body, was not the definitive DI.

But Webb, in my opinion, studying the type rather than drawing only on his personal experience, got closer to the archetypical D.I. than Ermey's more idiosyncratic performance.

What a load of nonsense. How much time have you spent around real DIs?

41 posted on 08/26/2012 10:32:50 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: SMGFan

Bunch of pansies and pantywaists.


42 posted on 08/26/2012 10:32:50 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: AnAmericanMother

When I think of DI’s portrayed in movies, I think of Darren McGavin in the Made-For-TV movie “Tribes.”


43 posted on 08/26/2012 10:34:50 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: oh8eleven

No $hit Sir. And re giving blood, we were asked many questions, one of them being have you had strep throat in the last 6 months. Well, I had, so I spent the day cleaning the area. That was fun.


44 posted on 08/26/2012 10:34:50 AM PDT by real saxophonist (CTHULHU 2012 - Why vote for a Lesser Evil?)
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To: don-o
My understanding is that "former" is not used when referring to a Marine.

As a former Marine I can tell you that you suffer from a misunderstanding.

I have heard of "dishonored" or "disgraced" being applied to a few - but not "former"

You've never heard of "ex"?

45 posted on 08/26/2012 10:36:22 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: SMGFan

GEICO is probably the worst insurance company in the country. That company will do anything to avoid paying a legitimate claim.


46 posted on 08/26/2012 10:37:30 AM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: All

With democrats on my mind.......”I’m gonna’ rip your ba**s off you can not contaminate the rest of the world.”

R. Lee Ermey

www.rleeermey.com/soundclips.php


47 posted on 08/26/2012 10:40:30 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: FrankR
And he doesn't even have the common decency to give a guy a reach-around.
48 posted on 08/26/2012 10:41:05 AM PDT by fhayek
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To: A.A. Cunningham

I heard what I heard from a Marine; perhaps there is a difference of opinion, eh?

When you swear the oath, is there a time limitation on it?


49 posted on 08/26/2012 10:49:38 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever.)
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To: rabidralph
jackwagon ii, Jackwagon

Hozzat? Better?
50 posted on 08/26/2012 11:40:10 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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