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'Full Metal Jacket' Star: 'GEICO Fired Me' for Criticizing Obama
newsbusters ^ | 8/26/12 | By Noel Sheppard

Posted on 08/26/2012 7:03:04 PM PDT by Mozilla

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 criticizing President Obama.

After being asked about his GEICO commercial wherein he played a psychiatrist calling his patient a "jackwagon," Ermey said, "GEICO fired me because I had, I wasn’t too kind about speaking with the, about the administration, so the present administration. So they fired me."

"So they fired you because of political reasons?" asked the TMZ representative.

"Yeah," Ermey answered. "If you’re a conservative in this town, you better watch out."

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ermey; fired; geico; jackwagon; jebbush; republicans; rino
This not unexpected but too bad. Hollywood is a joke. Kelsey Grammar feels he is being slighted because of his political beliefs as well.
1 posted on 08/26/2012 7:03:11 PM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

“There are more closet conservatives in Hollywood than closet homosexuals.” - Charlton Heston


2 posted on 08/26/2012 7:07:13 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mozilla
He portrayed a Drill Instructor - The Marines have DI's, the Army, Drill Sergeants.





Genuflectimus non ad principem sed ad Principem Pacis!

Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name. (Isaiah 49:1 KJV)

3 posted on 08/26/2012 7:08:52 PM PDT by ConorMacNessa (HM/2 USN, 3/5 Marines RVN 1969 - St. Michael the Archangel defend us in Battle!)
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To: Mozilla

Not to mention Jon Vight,Tom Selleck,Gary Sinise!I’m sure that there are MANY more,but they keep their yaps shut so they get”the gig”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 08/26/2012 7:14:09 PM PDT by bandleader
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To: dfwgator

Yeah That is true. A lot of them get slighted on jobs if they come out as conservative. This situation proves it. This is why people like Janine Turner, Kirk Cameron and others don’t get much work. There are some but very few.


5 posted on 08/26/2012 7:17:27 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: bandleader

Yeah They do have to keep quiet, Angie Harmon had enough and moved to Texas but has to fly in to do her TNT show.


6 posted on 08/26/2012 7:22:42 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: Mozilla

It’s McCarthyism in reverse.


7 posted on 08/26/2012 7:26:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Mozilla

You get what you deserve when you mess with a Gunnery Sergeant.

You tell ‘em, gunny!


8 posted on 08/26/2012 7:28:13 PM PDT by DNME (Tired of being polite about it? Time for action? Bring back the Sons of Liberty!)
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To: Mozilla

Hey Gunny.......screw’um, I’ll watch you no matter what.


9 posted on 08/26/2012 7:28:20 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: Mozilla

Yeah but he is very richly “slighted”

And why he left Camille...don’t get started


10 posted on 08/26/2012 7:29:00 PM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: Dapper 26

I won’t watch him in “Saving Silverman.”


11 posted on 08/26/2012 7:30:03 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Mozilla

FU-GEICO.

There are a few of still who remembered how you tried to get a nationwide Radar Detector ban enacted and only succeed in banning them from military bases. And don’t forget promoting the the now dead National Maximum Speed Limit (NMSL).


12 posted on 08/26/2012 7:35:39 PM PDT by CORedneck
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To: Mozilla
[Client]
"That’s why yellow makes me sad, I think."

[R. Lee Ermey - Therapist]
"That’s interesting. You know what makes me sad?
YOU DO!"

"MAYBE WE SHOULD CHUG ON OVER TO MAMBY-PAMBY LAND WHERE MAYBE WE CAN FIND SOME SELF -CONFIDENCE FOR YOU - YOU JACK WAGON!"

"Tissue?"
[throws the box at the client]
"Cry baby."
13 posted on 08/26/2012 7:43:58 PM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Funny as all get out.


14 posted on 08/26/2012 7:47:10 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

Government Employee Insurance COmpany.

You expected something different?


15 posted on 08/26/2012 7:52:52 PM PDT by ASOC (What are you doing now that Mexico has become OUR Chechnya?)
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To: SandRat
It’s McCarthyism in reverse

No...it's still McCarthyism; destroying/slandering conservatives........

In the beginning at Wheeling, WVA, McCarthy said he had a list of 57 names of people that should have their clearances looked into and loyalties validated. He didn't "out" anybody.

McCarthy was receiving his information from J. Edgar and other sources within the FBI and State Department. He learned of commie infiltration of the U.S. gov't and the cover up by FDR and Truman administrations, as well as, members of Congress. He learned that there had been a committee to investigate communist infiltrators, but the problems/perpetrators still posed a threat.

The leftists began to get worried and stated to openly attack Joe McCarthy and try to undermine him and the information. Eventually, the held censure hearings against him.

During his hearings, one of the panel members (Welch) was egging McCarthy on and telling him...'Senator, the next time you ID a communist, won't you please identify him post haste without delay.' And if you know of any communists why won't you name names?'

McCarthy wasn't trying to "out" or "smear" or "blacklist" anyone. He was trying to ensure due diligence in the investigation and make sure the Alger Hiss' of the world wouldn't sell out our Chinese allies to communist rebels, communist infiltrators wouldn't be given positions in Army SIGINT, or communists wouldn't get positions in the Code Room at the Pentagon.

When Welch was egging McCarthy on to name names, McCarthy stated the Senator could start with members in his own law firm; indicating an employee at Welch's law firm that was an identified commie.

This sounds like McCarthy "outed" or smeared someone; however, eight months prior to this, Welch had decided to leave this particular aide behind (in Mass.?) because it could be construed as a conflict of interest since it was known the aide was a communist.

Welch replied with the now famous "Have you no decency, sir?" Later, Welch asked another colleague what he thought of the performance....because that's what it was; a performance. It was akin to Valerie Plume and the leftist indignation that she was "outed" when she had been outed for quite some time.

The left refers to McCarthyism as hysteria to out/blacklist/attack people by accusing them of being commie sympathizers; however -

McCarthy was right

McCarthy was validated by the Venona Project

McCarthy was attempting to ensure Due Diligence

McCarthyism is actually slandering and attempting to destroy people that stand up to leftists (Allan West, Sarah Palin, Joe McCarthy)

Anyhow, check out "Blacklisted by History." It will make you sick inside.

16 posted on 08/26/2012 7:53:10 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded.)
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To: ASOC

I know what it means.


17 posted on 08/26/2012 7:55:10 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Mozilla

Makes me wish I was a GEICO customer, just so I could cancel them.


18 posted on 08/26/2012 7:56:52 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Mozilla

http://youtu.be/3woEDTUbDYg

Great voice-over video of the scene in the barracks with Disney characters.


19 posted on 08/26/2012 7:59:39 PM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
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To: wardaddy

True, But Kelsey claims since he turned outspoken about being a republican he did not get a Emmy nomination for his current show.


20 posted on 08/26/2012 8:03:17 PM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party)
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To: servo1969

I loved that commercial.


21 posted on 08/26/2012 8:05:15 PM PDT by Girlene
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To: Mozilla

GEICO is owned by leftist Warren Buffet.


22 posted on 08/26/2012 8:06:37 PM PDT by NKP_Vet
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To: NKP_Vet

Correct, it is in the Berkshire Hathaway family of funds under the symbol BRK.A and I have posted under stock fnd message boards how this support of communism is happening and is discusting coming from the GEICO tyrants. I would encourage others to do the same. There is nothing like poo in the face to make these elitists rethink their positions.


23 posted on 08/26/2012 8:25:06 PM PDT by MtnClimber (I did not vote for Zero. Someone else did that.)
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To: wastedyears
LOL!

From the comments: "QUAAAAAKKK!! THATS A WAR FACE!!"

24 posted on 08/26/2012 8:25:30 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Mozilla

Hopefully, this will cost GEICO some business. Get the word out.


25 posted on 08/26/2012 8:28:15 PM PDT by Hoodat ("As for God, His way is perfect" - Psalm 18:30)
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To: Mozilla

Ermey will never hurt for ad placement jobs. He is one of a kind.


26 posted on 08/26/2012 8:39:29 PM PDT by montag813
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To: Mozilla

So who is better than gieco? Id be more than happy to change


27 posted on 08/26/2012 8:43:35 PM PDT by ezoeni
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R. Lee Ermey, the actor best known for his role as the drill sergeant in Stanley Kubrick's "Full Metal Jacket,"

It is insane that he was not even NOMINATED for a supporting Oscar for that stunning role.

28 posted on 08/26/2012 8:45:47 PM PDT by montag813
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To: DNME
You get what you deserve when you mess with a Gunnery Sergeant.

Correction: You get what you deserve when you mess with an Honorary Gunnery Sergeant.

Ermey is actually a medically retired Staff Sergeant.

29 posted on 08/26/2012 9:08:27 PM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: ezoeni

Nationwide....especially if you have more than one car and bundle your homeowner’s policy all together


30 posted on 08/26/2012 9:16:18 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (Tosca, mi fai dimeticare Iddio!!!!!!)
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To: Mozilla

Send GEICO a letter and tell them why we are not supporting their product anymore.


31 posted on 08/26/2012 9:17:45 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: dfwgator

Gary Sinise says the conservatives are there too, just keeping a low profile.


32 posted on 08/26/2012 9:26:04 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: ConorMacNessa

Ermey did not just portray a Drill Instructor. He was a Drill Instructor. He was medicaled out as an S/Sgt and was “promoted” honorarily to Gy/Sgt.


33 posted on 08/26/2012 9:40:45 PM PDT by 98ZJ USMC
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To: Mozilla

Auto insurance and politics.. The two just seem to go hand in hand.. We FReepers need to a) Cancel GEICO if we have it (and DON’T get PROGRESSIVE because the owner is a full bore PROGRESSIVE) and/or b) Call GEICO and tell them to stuff it up their lizard’s ass!


34 posted on 08/26/2012 9:45:52 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: Mozilla

The “gunny” is just another egocentric Hollywood crybaby.

He’s also anti 2A. If he does appearances at any type
of event where concealed carry may be possible...say a
gun store in a big city or a gun show one of the conditions
of his appearing is that all concealed carry be prohibited
in the building while he is there. F**k that pencil necked
poser. He only does Glock ads cause he’s a prostitute who will do and say anything if he’s paid.


35 posted on 08/26/2012 9:59:47 PM PDT by nvscanman
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To: Mozilla

That little lizard better watch out.


36 posted on 08/26/2012 10:00:40 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Progressive also seems to have a lot of homosexuals in their commercials.


37 posted on 08/26/2012 10:02:49 PM PDT by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Mozilla

We need a whole new Conservative networking base, starting with news, and going on into entertainment. Why do we let leftist get away with trying to reign over so much in this country??? You would think that we were all broke, and the only ones with money were leftist. They have such poor quality that if we had any guts, and took over, we would triumph, because we do quality.


38 posted on 08/26/2012 10:45:34 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I don’t imagine this guy will be working for Progressive, either.

Peter B. Lewis is the head greedy socialist there. One of the rich guys the lefties like.


39 posted on 08/27/2012 2:33:13 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: wastedyears; Drumbo

Hilarious, especially the “war face” bit.


40 posted on 08/27/2012 3:13:32 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Mozilla

GEICO has a perfect right to hire and fire whomever they please. They want to sell insurance to moonbats and rightwingers and everyone else. They do not chose to appeal to a niche market. If one of their more prominent spokesmen appears to be criticizing a figure who is sacrosanct to about 30% of their potential customers, they should be expected to fire him.

You have a right to your opinions. You do not have a right to a job.


41 posted on 08/27/2012 4:28:17 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for necro-Americans!)
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To: CORedneck
There are a few of still who remembered how you tried to get a nationwide Radar Detector ban enacted and only succeed in banning them from military bases. And don’t forget promoting the the now dead National Maximum Speed Limit (NMSL).

I remember. Geico also donated radar guns to police departments around the country while having a strict policy of increasing insurance rates if you are caught speeding.

42 posted on 08/27/2012 5:28:01 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: ConorMacNessa

What is fascinating about his acting in Full Metal Jacket is that he never steps out of character, he is always the Drill Instructor.


43 posted on 08/27/2012 9:58:58 AM PDT by ops33 (Senior Master Sergeant, USAF (Retired))
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To: Mozilla

Time for a little conservative boycott of Government Employees Insurance COmpany (GEICO).

44 posted on 08/27/2012 9:39:52 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: anymouse
Stomp the Lizard FaceBook Page
45 posted on 08/27/2012 10:37:45 PM PDT by anymouse (God didn't write this sitcom we call life, he's just the critic.)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
GEICO has a perfect right to hire and fire whomever they please.

And Conservatives have a perfect right to buy insurance from somebody else, and let them know why. Let the wars begin, and may the righteous side win.

46 posted on 08/28/2012 9:45:51 PM PDT by Bellflower (The LORD is Holy, separated from all sin, perfect, righteous, high and lifted up.)
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