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Sep 01 2011

Gibson Guitar Told by Obama Regime Not to Use American Labor

When the boot of Obama’s Big Government came crashing down on the neck of Gibson Guitar for backing the wrong horse politically, it at least helped demonstrate the earnestness of President Downgrade’s repeatedly asserted devotion to American jobs:

The federal government seized wood, guitars and electronic records from Gibson’s Nashville warehouses in 2009 and again last week. According to [Gibson Guitar CEO Henry] Juszkiewicz, that’s when the Feds made an unusual request from the American manufacturer.

On KMJ airwaves, Juszkiewicz revealed that representatives of the US government told Gibson that their legal issues would “disappear” if they used Madagascar labor instead of American labor.

Gibson Guitar wouldn’t be the first company to learn that thanks to our grotesquely bloated rogue government, using American labor is not always feasible.

Too bad the leftist toadies that pass for journalists these days are unlikely to dig into what kind of favors are being done for Obama in Madagascar.

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Another piece of America that will be lucky to survive Hope & Change.

On tips from StanInTexas, Fiberal, and Wiggins.



  • tim

    could be some kind of deal to stop the flow of ilmenite used in making titanium dioxide, because white paint is racist?

  • Conan

    Can we start hunting bureauturds yet?

  • Secret Squirrel

    Wait till the moron comes on and blathers about the government only getting rid of low paying jobs nobody wants.

  • Fiberal

    BO and his posse won’t do anything that isn’t connected to money, power or race.

    One or all of these variables are involved in the hit on Gibson Guitars.

    It will be interesting to see in what key this plays out.

    (Man, that’s a sweet pic…you can hear Dickey play “One Way Out” just looking at it.

    Only a soul-less piece of phlegm like BO could go after this hallowed company – what American Icon is next? Harley Davidson?).

  • SPURWING PLOVER

    Frankly i hope this costs that reptile several hundreds of voters and the demacRATS to get their taills kicked next year

  • Cameraman

    This is just a preview of his JOBS speech, to A Joint session of Congress, Jobs for Foreign Campaign Contributors! What an Unamerican Asshat!

  • Obama will be exiled eventually… just wait till the turds start surfacing, Issa’s just scratching the surface now

  • Michelle

    Want some real irony…..

    Gibson makes fantastic guitars….

    Every big musician or group support commies + communist totalitarins = No more gutars for the dumb morons.

    Just think, Prince.. Kiss… Ozzy… Metalica… The Boss… Cindarella… ZZ Top… and more just lost their favorite gutars!!

    Liberals are simply the biggest idiots on the planet.

  • Spurwing Plover

    The unions need to abandon the demacRAT party

  • anon

    Hey look. More selective linking and half truths. I’m shocked.

  • anon

    I mean, I seriously see why you guys are such conspiracy theorists about just one party, when both suck. I would be as well if I didn’t research these lies on my own and accepted them.

    And don’t ask for the link. I linked it last time he wrote about this – look it up there. There were many others as well. Every time I do a tiny amount of research on any of Blount’s threads I find that it’s either an outright lie or omitting some important fact – he has a cause to push, truth be damned

    If you guys have 0 skepticism and are to lazy that’s on you.

  • anon

    “Can we start hunting bureauturds yet?”

    complete with tough guy idle threats. Wonderful…

  • metprof

    Obviously anon doesn’t work for, or hold stock in, Gibson.

    On the bright side he WAS smart enough to answer the security question.

  • anon

    “On the bright side he WAS smart enough to answer the security question.”

    Just looking statistically, the odds are I’m a lot brighter than you. Just sayin’.

  • son of a preacher man

    confirmation biased much?

  • Bob Roberts

    I’m just wondering… did anyone send this memo over to the SEIU and other unions that, foolishly, supported Obama?

  • Bob Roberts

    anon says:
    September 1, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Just looking statistically, the odds are I’m a lot brighter than you. Just sayin’.
    ————–

    Well I’m sure it’s STILL true that 100% of the people who have told me that were dead wrong.

    SO, statistically, I’m just sayin’…

    Well, you’re so smart, YOU FIGURE IT OUT!
    Well,

  • Bob Roberts

    Who is anon, anyway? Logan? Lao? One of the other proven nose picking, knuckle dragging, mouth-breathing “I still live in my parents’ basement”, “I’m so proud I finally scored in double digits on my IQ test” people?

  • PuddinTame

    What his administration is doing to Gibson is a case study of his true intentions. Gibson is one of the good guys. They have resisted temptations of lower regulations, lower taxes, and lower wages of foreign shores. They should be praised and held up as example, but Obama’s intentions are not American jobs and a healthy American economy.

    If you are not one of his crony capitalist companies like GE you will be punished, regulated and vexed out of business. He is not “focused on jobs” or “focused on the economy”. He is focused on fundamentally transforming America into a Marxist third world banana republic.

    Watch as he lies with impunity.
    http://youtu.be/Y3Y-owlgGG4

  • Fiberal

    Gibson Guitars is a premier American company envied around the world for decades.

    The smack down of Gibson Guitars is BO’s own personal version of an inner-city riot.

    Torch the guy’s business next to your crib.

  • Fiberal

    anon,

    I would be interested in seeing how you derived your probability sets and what your weighting factors were.

  • Spurwing Plover

    Frankly i hope obama comes on TV to give a spech about jobs and everyone turns him off

  • Sam Adams

    Our current president is, in a word, UnAmerican.

  • Hail The Amberlamps!

    Or you can purchase the real handmade axe made by commies in Kalamazoo on original worn-out tooling after Gibson relocated to a right-work-state, Tennessee.

    Make no mistake, that’s what is in play here. Revenge against individualists and whitey.

    BTW, Les Paul was a whitey and you can’t (c)rap on an overdriven electric guitar, metal is right out of course. Why? Rock and roll actually involves talent. Sampling and crapping aren’t talent, nor skill, nor melodic.

  • Well, its like Joe the plumber, kind of. O’turd only wants to make sure that ‘the next guy’ also gets a chance to share the wealth…..

    That guy is dumber than a ton of bricks and yet the lefturds think of him being ‘intelligent’.

    Doesn’t look like this kind of intelligence takes us anywhere but down the gurgler…..

  • GoY

    The “link” that anon previously cited as proof that the Feds aren’t harassing Gibson is a left-wing environmental whacko site with an agenda broadly opposing trade in hardwood. Naturally, they’re going to be on side the side of Big Government.

    And even at that the link in no way refutes the charge that Gibson was targeted for political reasons while its main competition… a big Democrat donor… is given a pass.

    Good thing I engaged my sketicism.

  • SidRamone

    Is it Jan 2013 yet?

  • John Knoefler

    So just how many freakin hard wood trees is Gibson going through in a year? Enough to level a forest? Or just a few trees? What’s the big deal? And why the guns and the confiscation? Did they actually break any USA laws? And if so what laws and why not just talk to them and fine them if they did something wrong and make sure it doesn’t happen again. And what of their competitors? They are perfectly legit? Smells like harrassment to me.

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