Video: Mellow librarian wants you to register to vote

posted at 2:01 pm on May 10, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

This isn’t new … but it is awesome.  Via Cam Edwards at NRA News, everyone’s favorite drill instructor has decided to mellow out in his golden years.  R. Lee Ermey embraces the quiet life as a librarian, providing peaceful reminders on decorum and PDAs, for those of you who remember your high-school years.  Gunny stays pretty calm and centered until he finds out that a gun-rights supporter hasn’t bothered to register as a voter, and then … all Kubrickian/Marine Corps hell breaks out in the library:

Over at Trigger the Vote, Gunny adds a personal message:

Listen up and hear me well! This is a critical time for our nation, and too many people are sitting back to let others do the hard work. So it’s time for all of us to put some gas in it and persuade all eligible gun owners to register. That’s why I volunteered my time to film the ad shown here.

Now it’s your turn and I want to see results! Start now by sending this message to everyone you know who supports the Second Amendment.

I expect 110% right now from everyone who values our freedoms! NO EXCUSES. And remember — pain is just weakness leaving the body!

If you haven’t registered to vote yet … what is your major malfunction?


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I expect 110% right now from everyone who values our freedoms!

Oh my God, Holder will pursue him for going over 100%.

That is something only for the lefties, with the dead, the dogs, the inmates, the illegals who get registered.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Ooooooooooraaaaahhhhh!

cartooner on May 10, 2012 at 2:06 PM

Does one actually have to register to cast the vote?! Someone better break this news to the residents of Newark, NJ…

Archivarix on May 10, 2012 at 2:07 PM

The knitter

tom daschle concerned on May 10, 2012 at 2:07 PM

Someone unleash Sgt. Hartman on the OWS crowd:

“You are pukes. You are the lowest form of life on earth. You are not even human f—ing beings! You are nothing more than unorganized grabbastic pieces of amphibian sh-t!”

Doughboy on May 10, 2012 at 2:07 PM

LMAO!

That is a great video.

belad on May 10, 2012 at 2:09 PM

Meh… It’s just not the same without Private Pile.

Washington Fancy on May 10, 2012 at 2:11 PM

“Cat Scratch Fever”. Ha ha.

matd on May 10, 2012 at 2:11 PM

Some good Thursday afternoon watching, for sure!

22044 on May 10, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Unfortunatley all kinds of chaf will be registered by the SEIU to double and triple vote for the Liar in Chief.

Schadenfreude on May 10, 2012 at 2:15 PM

The knitter

tom daschle concerned on May 10, 2012 at 2:07 PM

It’s supposed to work wonders for people with arthritis.

lorien1973 on May 10, 2012 at 2:15 PM

Let’s concentrate on those critical swing states…

Khun Joe on May 10, 2012 at 2:18 PM

Hartman/Highway 2012

50sGuy on May 10, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I expect 110% right now from everyone who values our freedoms! NO EXCUSES. And remember — pain is just weakness leaving the body!

Must be counting the Chicago voters.

Happy Nomad on May 10, 2012 at 2:18 PM

I expect 110% right now from everyone who values our freedoms!

Lou Ferrigno?

22044 on May 10, 2012 at 2:20 PM

The fact is, there are 80 million gun owners in America, if they voted for their guns, there would have been no 0bama regime or supermajority democrat party in 2008.

Time they woke up.

Rebar on May 10, 2012 at 2:20 PM

The fact is, there are 80 million gun owners in America, if they voted for their guns, there would have been no 0bama regime or supermajority democrat party in 2008.

Time they woke up.

Rebar on May 10, 2012 at 2:20 PM

Did my part … ever since I’ve been able.

Like the man said, “What about the rest of you?!”

IrishEyes on May 10, 2012 at 2:26 PM

“Pain is just weakness leaving the body.”

Oh how many times did I hear that in boot camp. And — you know what — they truly are wise words to live by for an entire lifetime.

That which does not kill me serves to make me stronger.

FlatFoot on May 10, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Say, here’s an idea. Each and every gun owner should take his or her weapon to the polling place in November. After all, we know from Eric Holder’s Department that it is perfectly fine to do so.

Happy Nomad on May 10, 2012 at 2:28 PM

As a former Marine, I just love this guy!

formerwm on May 10, 2012 at 2:28 PM

It will be sad awful day when R. Lee passes away.

vinceautmorire on May 10, 2012 at 2:29 PM

If only he could talk some sense into Private Snowball in the Oval Office.

NoDonkey on May 10, 2012 at 2:34 PM

If only he could talk some sense into Private Snowball in the Oval Office.

NoDonkey on May 10, 2012 at 2:34 PM

That’s a tall order, even with a Marine involved. After all, Private Snowball learned all about gay marriage from his daughters, can’t seem to find his college transcripts, and thinks the military fights on his behalf.

Happy Nomad on May 10, 2012 at 2:39 PM

This man definitely qualifies for a #1 man crush.

Wolfmoon on May 10, 2012 at 2:40 PM

That’s a tall order, even with a Marine involved. After all, Private Snowball learned all about gay marriage from his daughters, can’t seem to find his college transcripts, and thinks the military fights on his behalf.

Happy Nomad on May 10, 2012 at 2:39 PM

I tend to think Private Snowball would have collapsed into a pile of tears the first day of bootcamp.

Although to be fair, I doubt he would have made it through Air Force training either.

NoDonkey on May 10, 2012 at 2:43 PM

It will be sad awful day when R. Lee passes away.

vinceautmorire on May 10, 2012 at 2:29 PM

R. Lee would likely cheerfully scream, “NOT UNTIL THIS MARINE IS GIVEN PERMISSION TO DO SO!!!”

SnarkySam on May 10, 2012 at 2:44 PM

What?!? No disintegrating watermelons, must be an impostor.

antipc on May 10, 2012 at 2:47 PM

“Pain is just weakness leaving the body.”

FlatFoot on May 10, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Steven Tyler said last night: “Courage is just fear that’s said its prayers.”

John the Libertarian on May 10, 2012 at 2:47 PM

…let him loose in the White House!

KOOLAID2 on May 10, 2012 at 2:47 PM

The knitter

tom daschle concerned on May 10, 2012 at 2:07 PM

How did they get knitting needles on a plane?

Fallon on May 10, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Jesus, I love this guy. He was a man while he was still inside his momma.

teacherman on May 10, 2012 at 2:53 PM

He kicked the door in and I said “Look, I told y’all I knew Chuck Norris.”

I bet about 70% of HotGas would like to say that line.

LoganSix on May 10, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Although to be fair, I doubt he would have made it through Air Force training either.

NoDonkey on May 10, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Ha!
Good one.

-former Air Force-

freedomfirst on May 10, 2012 at 3:00 PM

It’s hard for me to watch Gunny push people to vote for a man who once talked about “weapons of unusual lethality”.

Make no mistake: Romney is as anti-gun as any other East Coast Republican. Ask Chris Christie about his support for the Assault Weapons Ban…or Romney, for that matter.

MadisonConservative on May 10, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Did my part … ever since I’ve been able.

Like the man said, “What about the rest of you?!”

IrishEyes on May 10, 2012 at 2:26 PM

God Bless you! As have I and my family.

But Like the man said, “What about the rest of you?!”

jackal40 on May 10, 2012 at 3:01 PM

How did they get knitting needles on a plane?

Fallon on May 10, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Funny thing, I was on a flight a while back and was seated next to this very pleasant older lady when all off a sudden she pulls out her knitting and needles from her bag and starts knitting away. These were like 10″ long needles that would definitely deliver a kill if plunged into the eyes or neck. So I asked her how she got them on the plane and she said that the TSA doesn’t prohibit carrying them on board! 5 oz. of shampoo: Bad. Deadly instruments: It’s good. None of this makes any sense!

Trafalgar on May 10, 2012 at 3:01 PM

How did they get knitting needles on a plane?

Fallon on May 10, 2012 at 2:50 PM

HAHA, I didn’t think about that! How did he get knitting needles on a plane?

tom daschle concerned on May 10, 2012 at 3:02 PM

From the TSA site:

Knitting needles are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage.

Items needed to pursue a Needlepoint project are permitted in your carry-on baggage or checked baggage with the exception of circular thread cutters or any cutter with a blade contained inside which cannot go through the checkpoint and must go in your checked baggage.

Trafalgar on May 10, 2012 at 3:04 PM

What is your major malfunction. You gotta love The Gunney.

My brother met him in Durango Colorado while Ermey was filming an episode on black powder muskets and they filmed how to use those muskets. He is a great guy.

dthorny on May 10, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Note the Voter registration card displayed is a PHOTO ID! Call Eric Holder; that man’s rights have been violated!

michaelo on May 10, 2012 at 3:09 PM

R. Lee will pass away on the same day as Michael Moore. Hell will need Sgt. Hartman to running Moore’s afterlife existence.

michaelo on May 10, 2012 at 3:12 PM

I liked Mr. Bookman much better.

Del Dolemonte on May 10, 2012 at 3:19 PM

As a former Marine, I just love this guy!

formerwm on May 10, 2012 at 2:28 PM

You should head over to the 10 page Romney Thread. angryed has been saying wonderful stuff about you military people.

Del Dolemonte on May 10, 2012 at 3:20 PM

Although to be fair, I doubt he would have made it through Air Force training either.

NoDonkey on May 10, 2012 at 2:43 PM

He wouldn’t last five minutes in the Civil Air Patrol. My son’s cub scout troop would haze the crap out of him.

CurtZHP on May 10, 2012 at 3:32 PM

“Pain is just weakness leaving the body.”

Oh how many times did I hear that in boot camp. And — you know what — they truly are wise words to live by for an entire lifetime.

That which does not kill me serves to make me stronger.

FlatFoot on May 10, 2012 at 2:27 PM

..never heard that in USAF ROTC Summer Camp. The most evil things we heard was, “The vending machines in the BX require exact change only.”

;-)

The War Planner on May 10, 2012 at 3:32 PM

You should head over to the 10 page Romney Thread. angryed has been saying wonderful stuff about you military people.

Del Dolemonte on May 10, 2012 at 3:20 PM

You just love to start sh-t, don’t you? ;-)

CurtZHP on May 10, 2012 at 3:32 PM

He wouldn’t last five minutes in the Civil Air Patrol. My son’s cub scout troop would haze the crap out of him.

CurtZHP on May 10, 2012 at 3:32 PM

..actually, I think the weenies at Maxwell will be all over you for that comment. Why you might have to re-take Level One, OBC, SLS, and CLC.

;-)

The War Planner on May 10, 2012 at 3:34 PM

You just love to start sh-t, don’t you? ;-)

CurtZHP on May 10, 2012 at 3:32 PM

..no, Del’s correct. It’s worth the price of admission: BellicoseEd is close to losing it over there.

The War Planner on May 10, 2012 at 3:35 PM

“..Kubrickian/Marine Corps hell breaks out..”, Ha haa, yeah. “You got a war face? Lemme see yer war face,.. ahhh, now that’s a war face..”, “Were you about to call me an a**hole?”. I replay that movie 3- 4 times a year. R. Lee thanks for your service, you must have squared away more young men in your time than I can count. errah!

jake49 on May 10, 2012 at 3:40 PM

-former Air Force-

freedomfirst on May 10, 2012 at 3:00 PM

..Bro!

The War Planner on May 10, 2012 at 3:40 PM

HAHA, I didn’t think about that! How did he get knitting needles on a plane?

tom daschle concerned on May 10, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Simple, he promised he wouldn’t knit afghans while on the plane.

Oldnuke on May 10, 2012 at 3:50 PM

I’m gonna let Holder go in and vote for me; I know he’ll vote properly.

Gordy on May 10, 2012 at 4:27 PM

If you’re a low or zero information individual, I have a better idea. Don’t vote. No one reading here fits that description, I just thought it needed to be said.

bbhack on May 10, 2012 at 7:28 PM

Man that was great.

multiuseless on May 10, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Romney is as anti-gun as any other East Coast Republican.
MadisonConservative on May 10, 2012 at 3:00 PM

I’m an east coast republican, I’m also armed to the teeth.

R. Lee Ermey’s eyebrows could knock a hippy out cold by the way.

V7_Sport on May 11, 2012 at 12:33 AM