In this day and age I am pretty careful about giving to Charities. Far too many spend most of what they get in donations on salaries and fundraising, with only a small percentage getting to the cause.
One of the charities which I fully support is the Marine Corps “Toys for Tots”. When you put the toys in those collection baskets you know they are going to get to the intended needy.
F. Lee Ermy is an actor who parlayed a bit role in a movie into a full time job on The Military Channel. His over the top depiction of a stereotypical Marine Drill Sergeant is masterful and pure comedy. In this appearance though – he does a huge disservice to the Marine Corps, and disgraces a fantastic charity – “Toys for Tots”.
Ermy appears on stage apparently inebriated. His job is to promote the Toys for Tots Charity. Instead the “jackwagon” launches into a political spiel about the Obama Administration and “socialism: and even gets in a promo for Glen Beck’s Faux News Show…
None of which has a damn thing to do with Toys for Tots.
Think it’s time for the fake Drill Sergeant meets a real Drill Sergeant for a review of “accomplishing mission objectives”. F. Lee Ermy comes off as a fraud – and that is a shame in his misrepresentation of such a great cause.