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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

(Excerpt) Read more at newsbusters.org ...


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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