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    This is relevant because the Tea-Party movements are big on liberty and generally 2A friendly.

    The voice of Geico was fired after he left an anti-tea-party rant on voice-mail.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4160728/g...lammatory-call


    It doesn't really seem like that much of a 'rant' as an ******* voice message.

    Whadduya think?
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    simmonsjoe wrote:
    This is relevant because the Tea-Party movements are big on liberty and generally 2A friendly.

    The voice of Geico was fired after he left an anti-tea-party rant on voice-mail.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4160728/g...lammatory-call


    It doesn't really seem like that much of a 'rant' as an @#$% voice message.

    Whadduya think?
    His tone may not have been a rant. His words were.

    If you believe in free speech, then

    1. The tea-partiers have a right to rally and say what they say at rallies.

    2. The voice-over guy had a right to make the (inane) call that he did.

    3. His employers had a right to fire him.

    Isn't freedom wonderful?

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    I don't understand.... He was using his normal voice, not the Geco's voice. Usually such people are banned from using their "made up" voice unless approved. Doesn't he have freedom of speech. Besides, how many people knew/cared who's voice was being used in the commercial?

    I think he has a valid legal case for being fired over this, assuming he called from his phone and on his time. Did he even leave his name?

    Well, the cavemen better watch out what they say. Otherwise Gieco will have to go back to there very stupid commercials they used in the past!

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    open4years wrote:
    I don't understand.... He was using his normal voice, not the Geco's voice. Usually such people are banned from using their "made up" voice unless approved. Doesn't he have freedom of speech. Besides, how many people knew/cared who's voice was being used in the commercial?

    I think he has a valid legal case for being fired over this, assuming he called from his phone and on his time. Did he even leave his name?

    Well, the cavemen better watch out what they say. Otherwise Gieco will have to go back to there very stupid commercials they used in the past!
    Yes. He has freedom of speech. The government cannot tell him that he may not make that call, or punish him for having made it. The Constitution says, "Congress shall make no law...," not, "The employer shall have no policy."

    He brought discredit upon his employer's product. They didn't just have the right to can him; they were wise to do so!

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    open4years wrote:
    I don't understand.... He was using his normal voice, not the Geco's voice. Usually such people are banned from using their "made up" voice unless approved. Doesn't he have freedom of speech. Besides, how many people knew/cared who's voice was being used in the commercial?

    I think he has a valid legal case for being fired over this, assuming he called from his phone and on his time. Did he even leave his name?

    Well, the cavemen better watch out what they say. Otherwise Gieco will have to go back to there very stupid commercials they used in the past!
    Most of these people (actors) have contracts. In those contracts are conditions of employment. If Geico had some sort of morality clause they are justified in termination of said contract. Just like the NFL can ban players from riding motorcycles.

    I personally dont give a carp.
    What part of "shall not be infringed" don't you understand?

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    Dang. Who's next? I hope it isn't Flo from Progessive!
    Please, for the love of all that is Holy, dump her!

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    open4years wrote:
    I don't understand.... He was using his normal voice, not the Geco's voice. Usually such people are banned from using their "made up" voice unless approved. Doesn't he have freedom of speech. Besides, how many people knew/cared who's voice was being used in the commercial?

    I think he has a valid legal case for being fired over this, assuming he called from his phone and on his time. Did he even leave his name?

    Well, the cavemen better watch out what they say. Otherwise Gieco will have to go back to there very stupid commercials they used in the past!
    He was NOT the voice of the Gecko.

    Heis the voice-over guythat says "Fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent on your car insurance!"

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    I think Flo the Progressive girl (Stephanie Courtney) is strangely, inexplicably, but TOTALLY hot.

    But my family has Geico, and they have done a great job for us for the last few years.

    OT, I know, but I had to chime in on that one...
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    Nothing to do with OpenCarry.


    simmonsjoe wrote:
    This is relevant because the Tea-Party movements are big on liberty and generally 2A friendly.

    The voice of Geico was fired after he left an anti-tea-party rant on voice-mail.

    http://video.foxnews.com/v/4160728/g...lammatory-call


    It doesn't really seem like that much of a 'rant' as an @#$% voice message.

    Whadduya think?

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    I do voice-overs. If there's anyone from GEICO looking to replace the guy, PM me; I'd love the gig. As a bonus, I have GEICO insurance.

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    I've seen Abby in something other than NCIS. When outfitted normally, she is attractive. Mildly.

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    NavyLT wrote:
    Dang. Who's next? I hope it isn't Flo from Progessive!
    Please, for the love of all that is Holy, dump her!

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    AAAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!

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    open4years wrote:
    I think he has a valid legal case for being fired over this, assuming he called from his phone and on his time. Did he even leave his name?
    Well, somebody had to have identified him.

    And, in 49 of the 50 states, an employer does not need a reason to fire you. As long as you aren't fired solely for being a member of a protected class (age, race, sex, religion, sexual orientation (well, in normal states) or other stated reasons) the employer can fire you for wearing a shirt s/he doesn't like.

    Most won't, because the lawsuits are prolific and time-consuming, but they have the right.
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