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Monday, April 16, 2018

R Lee Ermey, (RIP)

For John, BLUFA great actor.  Nothing to see here; just move along.

From Breitbart, by Reporter John Note, 16 Apr 2018.

Here is the lede plus two:

Actor R. Lee Ermey, who died at 74 of pneumonia Sunday morning, was Exhibit A in the New Hollywood Blacklist.  After criticizing Barack Obama in 2010, Ermey’s thriving film career immediately dried up.  Even after apologizing, he was ostracized, fired by GEICO insurance and never did another commercial.  After disappearing completely for a few years, he managed to appear in a couple of C-grade reality shows in the last few years of his life.

Iconic and talented, Ermey was a walking-talking example of left-wing Hollywood’s intolerance toward those they condemn as thought criminals.

Ermey, who was known to his friends as “Gunny,” enlisted in the Marines in 1961 when he was only 17, and spent 14 months in Vietnam before earning a honorable discharge after 11 years of service.

I have never seen the movie Full Metal Jacket, but the character played by Mr Ermey is, even in the outtakes, iconic.

He voted for Senator Barack Obama for President and then two years later became disillusioned, and made the mistake of saying so publicly.  And thus he was blacklisted by Hollywood.

A Marine.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

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