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Actor R. Lee Ermey, Geico's drill-sergeant-therapist...(shortened title)
Fox News.com ^ | August 27, 2012

Posted on 08/27/2012 7:34:12 AM PDT by Kaslin

“Full Metal Jacket” star and Geico's “Therapist Sarge” R. Lee Ermey said the insurance giant fired him from his commercial spot for speaking out against President Barack Obama, according to a report from TMZ.

Ermey played a former drill sergeant in the commercial, where he called a weeping man a “jackwagon” before throwing a box of tissues at the man in a hilarious and popular commercial for Geico.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ermey; geico; gunny; pretendgunny; ssgtermeyusmcret
If anyone is using GEICO this would be a perfect reason to either drop or boycott them
1 posted on 08/27/2012 7:34:16 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

GEICO=Government Employee Insurance Company

FReepers should have been avoiding them to begin with! ;-)


2 posted on 08/27/2012 7:36:01 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Kaslin

Another insurance company showing their political stripes, and alienating a large segment of their market base.

Just crossed them off the list...


3 posted on 08/27/2012 7:39:09 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: Kaslin

No Dice-o, Geico.


4 posted on 08/27/2012 7:39:35 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Funny but creepy!)
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To: Kaslin

Now I know why Geico hasn’t hired ME as a spokesman: I’ve called that nincompoop in the Oval Office every colorful word I can think of, from jackwagon and incompetent to ****** and **** **** and a ******.


5 posted on 08/27/2012 7:40:57 AM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: Kaslin

GEICO has seemed to have done away with that entire line of commercials and are back to the stupid British lizard.


6 posted on 08/27/2012 7:42:12 AM PDT by apillar
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To: Kaslin

Thanks Gunny for introducing “jackwagon’ to my vocabulary.


7 posted on 08/27/2012 7:42:12 AM PDT by shove_it (purge pandering progressive parasites)
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To: Kaslin

Geico is Berkshire Hathaway aka Warren Buffett.


8 posted on 08/27/2012 7:42:25 AM PDT by Darren McCarty (Holding my nose one more time to get rid of Eric Holder)
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To: Kaslin

Who would buy insurance from a company that has a gecko for their spokeslizard, makes their CEO look like a moron, and has no shame?..............


9 posted on 08/27/2012 7:42:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: Kaslin

I’m one of those who actualy stick to my word and actually do boycott places like HOMO depot, JC Penny, Amazon and yes this company.

Eever seen person of interest?
The guy who is the star has also said he woudl ave been given more roles in movies etc if he was not a devout Catholic and conservative.


10 posted on 08/27/2012 7:44:26 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Kaslin

Anyone who does business with either GEICO or PROGRESSIVE needs to have a brain MRI!


11 posted on 08/27/2012 7:45:54 AM PDT by texican01
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To: Kaslin
If anyone is using GEICO this would be a perfect reason to either drop or boycott them

And then what?

Let's not use the "b" word. That's a distraction manufactured and poisoned by the radicals.
Let's just say "alternate solutions," to our insurance needs.
But where? Nationwide has created their own deep hole which disgusted millions.

Start Farm Insurance has been professional with me for decades, but I've never been high risk and, like all prfessionals, their sales pitch is not that they will "save you hundreds," but service will be there when you need it. No mickey-mouse weaseling and leaving you high and dry.

12 posted on 08/27/2012 7:46:27 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Kaslin

No surprise. I’ve heard from two different media pros that their marketing director, Linda Thompson, is a nasty, condescending piece of work; symptom of a liberal organization.


13 posted on 08/27/2012 7:50:12 AM PDT by LittleBillyInfidel (This tagline has been formatted to fit the screen. Some content has been edited.)
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To: CSM

Indeed they should. When I bought my car in 2006 I shopped around for Insurance and Geico was one of them. What they quoted me was over $1000 per six month even though I had been over 65, and they claim they are lower then anyone else


14 posted on 08/27/2012 7:51:09 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: publius911

I too use state farm... they have never let me down and have always honored their commitments. They are a little more expensive sure enough but I would rather pay the few extra dollars than worry about coverage.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 7:51:51 AM PDT by SouthernBoyupNorth ("For my wings are made of Tungsten, my flesh of glass and steel..........")
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To: apillar

“GEICO has seemed to have done away with that entire line of commercials and are back to the stupid British lizard.”

I liked the caveman. They should update it and say “So easy Biden can do it!”


16 posted on 08/27/2012 7:51:51 AM PDT by jimmyo57
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To: Kaslin

Every insurance commercial appears to sell the idea they’re managed by complete idiots and only idiots need apply for policies... Either stupid ducks, progressive Marxists all dressed the same in white, idiotic talking Australian lizards, people being ‘channeled’ to talk like an agent or nimrods falling off roofs, I want nothing to do with clowns managing my insurance portfolio.


17 posted on 08/27/2012 7:52:32 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (And yet...we continue to tolerate this crap...)
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To: apillar

Correction:That is an Australian lizard


18 posted on 08/27/2012 7:53:22 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: publius911

Find another one. I went with Travelers for 5 years and was very pleased but I am now with USAA


19 posted on 08/27/2012 7:57:18 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: CSM
Government Employee Insurance Company??!!??

They didn't just shoot themselves in the foot, the blasted it clean off...

I see another business death spiral and eventual name change.

Stupid doesn't begin to describe it. Cute lizard or not.

20 posted on 08/27/2012 7:59:36 AM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Kaslin

Not that I’m a GEICO fan, but I believe that they also fired the original gecko voice when he expressed a political opinion from the liberal side. Sounds like they are just trying to be neutral.

Although, IMHO, any “neutral” persons in the era of the Obamadork deserves thrashing, derision, and f*rting in the general direction of.


21 posted on 08/27/2012 8:00:14 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: jimmyo57
I liked the caveman. They should update it and say “So easy Biden can do it!”

LOL! Now THAT would get my attention!

22 posted on 08/27/2012 8:15:44 AM PDT by GVnana
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To: Kaslin

I got a glimpse of their mentality back in the ‘90s when I worked for Brown & Williamson tobacco in Macon, GA. While our new building was going up, we rented a few floors in their building.

The next thing we knew, all their employees who smoked were gathered in the stairwell on our floors because GEICO didn’t allow smoking in their offices.

A week or so later they were all gone, now standing outside the building to smoke as GC banned smoking in the building as well.

A few weeks later the smokers were nowhere in sight. I asked someone where they went and they pointed to the far end of the property, just about in the woods, where the smokers were now standing just outside the property line. GC had banned smoking from the entire site.

I guess the next step would have been to fire all the smokers but mercifully we moved out.

At that time GC was flooding the TV with ads for people to work there. I talked with a few newbies, who all said the place was a Big Brother sweatshop with someone always monitoring you and that few lasted more than a month.


23 posted on 08/27/2012 8:16:47 AM PDT by Oatka (This is America. Assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: Kaslin

loved that commercial, laughed out loud everytime I saw it!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaFy0x_Uixo


24 posted on 08/27/2012 8:24:10 AM PDT by Archytekt
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To: Archytekt

This must explain Kelsey Grammer being replaced as the voice of the Gecco.


25 posted on 08/27/2012 8:31:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Da Coyote
GEICO voice actor fired after insulting tea parties
26 posted on 08/27/2012 8:41:08 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Barry Soetoro is a Kenyan communist)
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To: Kaslin

The “JackWagons” that run GEICO can fire anyone they want..
But there is no reason to continue using their company for insurance either..

They DO NOT have the best price for everybody anyway..
“JAckWagons” may be another term for democrats..


27 posted on 08/27/2012 8:47:15 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: apillar

It’s an Aussie lizard, not that it matters.


28 posted on 08/27/2012 8:48:28 AM PDT by JaguarXKE (If my Fluffy had a puppy, it would look like the puppy Obama ate!)
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To: texican01

I like farmers, they do science and with Cave Johnson, err I mean JK Simmons...


29 posted on 08/27/2012 8:54:36 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: shove_it

What exactly is a “jackwagon”? Does it have dirty connotations, or can a lady such as myself use it without impropriety? Yes, I know it was used on TV, but that doesn’t necessarily mean anything.


30 posted on 08/27/2012 8:59:58 AM PDT by MissNomer
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To: Kaslin

Greatest drill seargeant ever... “Eskimo pu**y is mighty cold!”

I’ve already dropped Geico.


31 posted on 08/27/2012 9:09:16 AM PDT by KingOfVagabonds
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To: shove_it

what was so great about that AD was how true it was.

The young modern day girlie boy lying there crying and the older more conservative guy basicaly saying get a grip of yourself you soft ass, what a little baby you and you were obviously raised off a mother with no father who wanted a girl.

How true that AD is of today and many of the student aged girlie boys we see today


32 posted on 08/27/2012 9:56:16 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Lazamataz; Kaslin

Geico is owned by America’s #1 hypocrite, Warren Buffet.

Yeah.....they guy who whines that his secretary pays a higher percentage of income taxes than he does.....but who owes over one BILLION in back taxes.


33 posted on 08/27/2012 9:58:30 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: publius911

Erie and Amica are great carriers, in my experience.


34 posted on 08/27/2012 10:01:33 AM PDT by wizzardude
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To: Kaslin

I heard the lizard hates biden too.


35 posted on 08/27/2012 10:12:29 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: shove_it

what was so great about that AD was how true it was.

The young modern day girlie boy lying there crying and the older more conservative guy basicaly saying get a grip of yourself you soft ass, what a little baby you and you were obviously raised off a mother with no father who wanted a girl.

How true that AD is of today and many of the student aged girlie boys we see today


36 posted on 08/27/2012 10:17:08 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

“Geico is owned by America’s #1 hypocrite, Warren Buffet.”

Actually, in my book he’s an unprosecuted criminal, though he’s getting competition from Jon Corzine.

The mortgage mess doesn’t happen if Moody’s rates MBC’s in an honest manner. Bonds backed by $750K loans to illegal immigrant strawberry farmers and hotel maids should have received the CCC rating they deserved. Someone still would have bought them, and there’s no way AIG would have insured them.

Warren’s Moody’s firm? He owned 20 percent at the time. They rated those bonds AAA - same as US treasuries, at least back then. AIG sold insurance on those bonds at the AAA rate, not the CCC rate.

What a scheme: “Hey Barney, take that out of your mouth for a second and listen. You can make loans to illegal aliens if you allow the banks to make bonds out of those and sell them so that they can dump it from their books. We’ll make the Dems a permanent majority by turning illegals into US homeowners. I’ll rate the bonds AAA and they can get good rates for swaps and we’ll create a virtuous cycle of Democrat prosperity the world has never before seen . . . “

I’m no conspiracy theorist, but S&P, Fitch, and Moody’s ALL rate those shitty bonds AAA, the statistics on that possibility are awful low.


37 posted on 08/27/2012 10:18:23 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: Kaslin
'shopped around for Insurance and Geico was one of them. What they quoted me was over $1000 per six month even though I had been over 65, and they claim they are lower then anyone else' YEP i had the same experience there is actually a gieco office not far from here i visited them once and they could never give me a quote under 15% more than i was already paying...i think it has something to do with A SPIKE IN THE price of LIZARD FOOD

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38 posted on 08/27/2012 10:20:54 AM PDT by jimsin (u)
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To: RinaseaofDs

” “Geico is owned by America’s #1 hypocrite, Warren Buffet.”

Actually, in my book he’s an unprosecuted criminal, though he’s getting competition from Jon Corzine.

The mortgage mess doesn’t happen if Moody’s rates MBC’s in an honest manner. Bonds backed by $750K loans to illegal immigrant strawberry farmers and hotel maids should have received the CCC rating they deserved. Someone still would have bought them, and there’s no way AIG would have insured them.”

Excellent post.


39 posted on 08/27/2012 10:32:52 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Kaslin

I like Ermy (sp) and I am un-opinionated on Geico.

In this day and age, no company can afford to have a spokesperson - of any political identity - going and out saying things like Ermy said.

Take what he said and replace “Obama” with “Bush” and I’d want him fired.

I’m trying to be objective.


40 posted on 08/27/2012 10:40:33 AM PDT by Noamie
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To: Kaslin
Was R. Lee Ermey a real drill instructor?


The pain you feel today is the strength you'll have tomorrow.

41 posted on 08/27/2012 12:15:44 PM PDT by rdb3 (Truth is Hate to those who Hate the Truth.)
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To: MissNomer
>>What exactly is a “jackwagon”?<<

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=jackwagon

42 posted on 08/27/2012 12:23:32 PM PDT by shove_it (purge pandering progressive parasites)
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To: rdb3

Yes.


43 posted on 08/27/2012 2:51:59 PM PDT by dcwusmc (A FREE People have no sovereign save Almighty GOD!!! III OK We are EVERYWHERE!!!)
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To: Kaslin

That was one of the better commercials.


44 posted on 08/27/2012 3:06:50 PM PDT by stevem
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To: CSM

Boycott GEICO

Did you know the Puff Ho called on GEICO to pull their ads from Glenn Beck because he dared tell the truth?

Well, they did. Now I ask you to pull your business from GEICO. Seriously. NOW.
GEICO Pulls Its Ads from Glenn Beck Show

Great news — yet another major company has acted in response to our campaign calling on Glenn Beck’s advertisers to stop supporting his show. GEICO told us that they will no longer run ads during Beck’s show.

This comes on the heels of news last week that four other advertisers — Lawyers.com, Progressive Insurance, Procter & Gamble, and SC Johnson — also distanced themselves from Beck. None of this would have been possible without the thousands of people — more than 75,000, now — who have taken action and signed our petition to Glenn Beck’s advertisers.

http://atlasshrugs2000.typepad.com/atlas_shrugs/2009/08/boycott-geico.html


45 posted on 08/28/2012 7:15:18 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Kaslin

Geico:

Tony Nicely

Chairman, President & CEO, Insurance Operations

E-mail: tnicely@geico.com

(301) 986-2462

(800) 861-8380

5260 Western Ave.

Chevy Chase, Md. 20815

Chris Tasher, GEICO

Media Relations

301-986-3271

E-mail: ctasher@geico.com

Tony Nicely From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Olza M. "Tony" Nicely is the current CEO of Government Employees Insurance Company, better known as "GEICO", an American auto insurance company. GEICO is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Before becoming CEO, Nicely was the company's chairman since at least 1993.[1] Nicely celebrated his 50th year as a GEICO employee in 2011.

46 posted on 08/28/2012 7:37:17 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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