Monday, August 27, 2012

“Full Metal Jacket” Star Says Insurance Giant GEICO Gave Him A Pink Slip For Bashing Old Jug Ears

R. Lee Ermey, who played the iconic drill sergeant in ‘Full Metal Jacket,’ claims he was fired by Geico for his vocal opposition to the Obama Administration.

Who owns Geico? Why none other than Warren Buffett. Obama's wealthy pal and contributor.

“Gunny,” a retired US Marine, starred in a single commercial for the insurance company in 2010 in which he hilariously demonstrated why a former drill instructor makes a terrible psychiatrist.

Not long after the ad debuted, he was forced to apologize after saying President Barack Obama was bringing America to its knees and ‘imposing socialism’ during a Toys 4 Tots fundraiser that was broadcast live in the Chicago area.

Here’s what he said:
“The economy really sucks. Now I hate to point fingers at anybody, but the present administration probably had a lot to do with that. And the way I see it, they’re not going to quit doing it until they bring this country to its knees. So I think we should all rise up and we should stop this administration from what they’re doing because they’re destroying this country. They’re driving us into bankruptcy so that they can impose socialism on us and that’s exactly what they’re doing. And I’m sick and damn tired of it, and I know you are too. But I know that the Marine Corps will be here forever; this administration won’t. Semper Fi.”
“Yeah, I got fired… Geico fired me because I wasn’t too kind about speaking about the present administration,” Ermey told TMZ.

He said its part of a bigger problem in Hollywood.

‘If you’re a conservative in this town, you better watch out,’ he warned.

Ermey, who was a Marine drill instructor and served in the Vietnam War, has made an acting career out of playing hardened, angry military commanders.

His best-known role, though, is Gunnery Sergeant Hartman, the brutal Marine trainer, in the 1987 film “Full Metal Jacket.”


NOTE:  I chose that now famous “teleprompter obstruction” photo from Reuters to Photoshop™ Ermey into it doing what we all wish he could have actually done asking, "What's your major malfunction, numbnuts?"

3 comments:

  1. Given the specific features of the auto insurance market, R. Lee Ermey's claim that GEICO fired him for anti-Obama comments raise a legitimate question about whether GEICO's ultimate boss, Warren Buffett, is putting his liberal political preferences ahead of his fiduciary duties to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders:

    http://senatorjohnblutarsky.blogspot.com/2012/08/is-warren-buffett-putting-politics.html

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  2. @Senator Blutarsky,

    First let me say I dearly love the moniker. I agree totally that freedom of speech, religion, etc. are under attack.

    We must all stand guard over liberty. Obama MUST go!

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