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Gibson Guitar CEO: We're Under Attack By Obama Administration
Human Events ^ | August 27, 2011 | Jim Hoft

Posted on 08/28/2011 5:57:32 PM PDT by Nachum

Henry Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson Guitars, Inc. was on The Dana Loesch Show on Friday. Gibson is under attack by the the Obama Justice Department for accusations that the company broke American Indian laws.

Juszkiewiz said the government suggested that the company's use of unfinished wood from India is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because of the Justice Department's interpretation of a law in India. The Holder Justice Department raided at least two Gibson manufacturing plants this week forcing hundreds of workers off their jobs. Juszkiewiz says the company lost a million dollars this week.

Finally, Henry Juszkiewicz told Dana, "The Obama Justice Department wants us to just shut our doors and go away." He says he will continue to fight for the Gibson company and its workers.

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1 posted on 08/28/2011 5:57:39 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 08/28/2011 5:59:06 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

wow. 2012 can’t come fast enough for me.


3 posted on 08/28/2011 6:00:03 PM PDT by GOP Poet (Obama is an OLYMPIC failure.)
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To: Nachum

Join the club...


4 posted on 08/28/2011 6:00:48 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead. BLOAT!)
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To: Nachum

i hope rush, hannity, or others pick this up and bring it to mass audiences.


5 posted on 08/28/2011 6:01:19 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: Nachum

Obama attacks the arts. No stone unturned in his hopey-changey.


6 posted on 08/28/2011 6:03:01 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: Nachum

Let the musician community speak up at last for something concrete, not pie in the sky globull worming! Doesn’t B.B. King pick a Gibson?


7 posted on 08/28/2011 6:03:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Nachum

This is just warming up. Imagine what it will be like with him in FULL DICTATOR mode.


8 posted on 08/28/2011 6:04:25 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Nachum
"...the company's use of unfinished wood from India is illegal, not because of U.S. law, but because of the Justice Department's interpretation of a law in India..."

What is the meaning of this? That they broke some damned Indian law? What law? Were no American laws broken?

9 posted on 08/28/2011 6:05:23 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: Nachum
The U.S. joined Mexico in suing one of its own states to coerce them into not enforcing both State and Federal immigration law. Now this?

This should surprise no one.

10 posted on 08/28/2011 6:05:54 PM PDT by Delta 21 (Make your choice ! There are NO civilians.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Let the musician community speak up at last for something concrete, not pie in the sky globull worming! Doesn’t B.B. King pick a Gibson?

Ha! Can you imagine a concert against a leftist?

Me either.

Good thing I play a strat, or it would be personal.

11 posted on 08/28/2011 6:05:58 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Nachum

Just curious.

Why not use American wood?

Must everything in the United States be imported?


12 posted on 08/28/2011 6:06:29 PM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network ("Cut the Crap and Balance!" -- Governor Sarah Palin , Friday August 12 2011, Iowa State Fair)
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To: Revolting cat!

They need to get to BB Kings estate and check.


13 posted on 08/28/2011 6:06:35 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: ken21

Wonder how al the leftwing musicians are going to take this? F this is Bush, they would be holding a concert in support of Gibson.


14 posted on 08/28/2011 6:06:54 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin 2012 - Nothing but Net)
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To: Nachum

“...then they came for the guitars, and kicked the ever loving sh!t out of them and left them quivering in a heap.”


15 posted on 08/28/2011 6:07:37 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: rlmorel
What is the meaning of this? That they broke some damned Indian law? What law? Were no American laws broken?

And remember that in 2009 the same DOJ raided them and took loads of stuff because of some wood from Madagascar. They have everything they needed from Madagascar saying that Gibson had the wood legally and complied with all laws but the DOJ is still holding onto their stuff. Once the presidency is taken by a conservative, there needs to be thorough investigations, prosecutions, and deep cauterizing.
16 posted on 08/28/2011 6:08:26 PM PDT by aruanan
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To: Don Corleone
I have it on good word that the vast majority of the Secret Service just hates the guy!
17 posted on 08/28/2011 6:09:12 PM PDT by WellyP (REAL)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

You’d have to ask Gibson Guitars.


18 posted on 08/28/2011 6:09:12 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: eyedigress

groups like... I don’t even know any these days, what, Radiohead? will be releasing statements saying they would never play guitars made out of wood that came from ...blah blah blah.


19 posted on 08/28/2011 6:09:33 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: Nachum

should be interesting to see how many artsy types handle all of this news.


20 posted on 08/28/2011 6:09:55 PM PDT by Scotswife
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To: eyedigress

Blues Boy is still breathing!


21 posted on 08/28/2011 6:11:35 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Nachum
CEO of Gibson Guitar a Republican donor; Democrat competitor uses same wood
22 posted on 08/28/2011 6:11:41 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: Nachum

This should be looked into. Who are Gibson’s competitors and have they contributed to Obama? Follow the money.


23 posted on 08/28/2011 6:12:06 PM PDT by AU72
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To: aruanan

I didn’t know that previous history.

This kind of thing raises my hackles, because it seems like a direct affront to our constitutional framework and our national sovereignty.

This whole infatuation by liberals with “Foreign Law” and trying to apply it to OUR citizens in OUR country really pisses me off.


24 posted on 08/28/2011 6:12:54 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: Nachum

Help spread the word. Post it on your Fakebook page. I did. Put the musicians on the spot.


25 posted on 08/28/2011 6:14:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Nachum

I guess the CEO of Gibson Guitars is not one of Eric Holders People.... Anyone that is not one of his people, has got it coming to them....


26 posted on 08/28/2011 6:19:06 PM PDT by Typical_Whitey (Ask a liberal to explain how tax increases create jobs in America)
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To: Nachum
There were a few Leftists who frequent one of the guitar forums I go saying that this was a good idea to screw with Gibson if they were breaking some law (ahem...Indian Law). I felt it necessary to remind these idiots that if the Feds can say that Madagascar varieties of fretboard woods are protected, then there's nothing stopping them from suddenly saying that basic Rosewood, or Ebony is protected as well.

I keep having this fantasy that Obama is tried for treason in a military tribunal and hung! What this POS is doing to the country far surpasses the punishment of impeachment!

27 posted on 08/28/2011 6:21:31 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: Nachum
Hey Henry....all you have to do is give Obama some MONEY and Holder will go away!!

THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is what the whole country will be going thru if Obama is re-elected. NO HEALTH SERVICE if you aren't a DEMOCRAT VOTER!!

28 posted on 08/28/2011 6:21:51 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: rlmorel
>"This whole infatuation by liberals with “Foreign Law” and trying to apply it to OUR citizens in OUR country really pisses me off."

Only some foreign laws they want to follow.

It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations


Who knew a Swiss cracker from the 1700's could be a Bammy hater?

29 posted on 08/28/2011 6:22:18 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (It is necessary that a person be born of a father who is a citizen; ~Vattel's Law of Nations)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

There’s no such thing as American Rosewood, for starters.


30 posted on 08/28/2011 6:23:15 PM PDT by moonhawk (The only problem I have with burying Bin Laden at sea is that he was already dead.)
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To: aruanan
Once the presidency is taken by a conservative, there needs to be thorough investigations, prosecutions, and deep cauterizing.

There is a tradition that new administrations don't investigate or prosecute previous administrations.

That needs to stop!

The Obama administration has operated in a lawless manner from the outset -- abusing the law...or perverting it...as their needs dictated. This simply cannot be allowed in a free society.

Investigate. Prosecute. Punish. Our government simply must abide the laws.

Those responsible for Fast & Furious were attempting an end-run on our constitutional rights. They cannot be allowed to go scot-free.

31 posted on 08/28/2011 6:25:10 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: the invisib1e hand

there’s enough country music folk who
see nobama for what he is
I own enough Gibsons, and I take it very personally


32 posted on 08/28/2011 6:26:06 PM PDT by paythefiddler (redefeat communism)
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To: Nachum

Just wondering....is Gibson Guitars unionized??


33 posted on 08/28/2011 6:26:33 PM PDT by thepatriot1 (...brought to you courtesy of the Red, White and Blue)
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To: Nachum

I’m a musician and a conservative. Believe it or not - the raid on Gibson and the changes in the Lacey Act requiring documentation of the origin of the wood used in musical instruments - no matter what their age, is actually waking musicians up. I for, for one, am glad to see it.

When I see a fellow musician is waking up to government corruption - I tell them about Fast and Furious, and the Food Safety Act. Musicians aren’t dummies. They can be very powerful allies.


34 posted on 08/28/2011 6:27:26 PM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: rlmorel

The Gibson company broke no laws in their purchase of the wood from East India. They have all the pertinent documents about the purchase and shipment, and customs declarations. In fact, someone in the comments to the story mentioned that Martin Guitars, in PA, uses the same wood from the same location, in East India, but hasn’t been bothered by the DOJ, neither have any of the other manufacturers of guitars in the US. The only difference between Gibson, and the others, is that Gibsons are made in TN, which is a Right to Work state, and all the others are made in states with union labor.


35 posted on 08/28/2011 6:27:38 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Nachum

A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have. — Gerald R. Ford.

... including your guitar.


36 posted on 08/28/2011 6:28:16 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: Revolting cat!

Then take his damn guitars before he isn’t.


37 posted on 08/28/2011 6:28:23 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: rlmorel

Earlier articles on discussed the draconian laws/regulations being enforced. Apparently some of the more rare woods are now illegal to possess. If you happen to own a classic guitar which used these woods (e.g. ebony) and go through customs you have to prove the wood is legal. Which means you have to prove how old the wood is, where it was harvested, and how it was harvested. Otherwise you are guilty of a crime.


38 posted on 08/28/2011 6:28:57 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum

of course you are, because you’re non-union and the Martin company donates heavily to the Obamalama administration.


39 posted on 08/28/2011 6:29:10 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: thepatriot1

TN is a RTW state. It is just numbnuts going after an honest business he hates.


40 posted on 08/28/2011 6:30:02 PM PDT by eyedigress ((Old storm chaser from the west)?)
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To: aruanan

Tie it up in court until 2013.


41 posted on 08/28/2011 6:31:01 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: okie01

Where precisely is there a candidate who will prosecute the O administration for violation of trust and criminal mischief? I can think of one who already has done so, with corrupt members of her own party. Is there another?


42 posted on 08/28/2011 6:31:20 PM PDT by Louis Foxwell (O assumes the trappings of the presidency, not its mantle. He is not presidential.)
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To: Nachum
First they came for the stringed instrument players, and I did nothing because I didn't play stringed instruments. Then they came for the wind instrument players, and I did nothing because I didn't play a wind instruments. Then they came for the percussionist, and I hollered for help. No one helped because there were no more musicians left.
43 posted on 08/28/2011 6:31:26 PM PDT by political1 (Love your neighbors)
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To: Revolting cat!; eyedigress

44 posted on 08/28/2011 6:32:15 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: Artcore
There were a few Leftists who frequent one of the guitar forums I go saying that this was a good idea to screw with Gibson if they were breaking some law

If you go to the same gear forums I do, leftists already hate Gibson. They hate Gibson because they can't afford Gibson guitars. They can't afford Gibson guitars because they don't have real jobs and/or the financial discipline to save their money. So they bash Gibson, "Gibsons suck! Too overpriced! Too many quality control issues! My Epiphone sounds just as good!"

45 posted on 08/28/2011 6:32:54 PM PDT by Gena Bukin (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: Typical_Whitey
I guess the CEO of Gibson Guitars is not one of Eric Holders People.... Anyone that is not one of his people, has got it coming to them....
________________________________________________

Gibson Guitars has a good many of “Holder's People” working for them. If the Feds put Gibson out of business (potentially), or severly hurt their sales; you're looking at upwards of 1000 people from both their Gibson USA and Custom shops losing their jobs.

A message to Black Americans: Over 90% of you folks voted for the first Black (well...half Black) president. Under this president, your unemployment is higher than the national average...nearly 55% among black youths. We can forgive you for voting for the first Black president the first time around...but now?? Are you telling us that it's enough for this POS, phony huckster to come and speak to you in phony urban “Ebonics” and that will get your vote? I really hope that some of the Black Americans who are employed by Gibson...or any company for that matter, who's been affected by this president's policies, wakes up and realizes that Barry Sotoro and the Dems are using you like a cheap whore! You vote for him this time, you own your despair and poverty!

46 posted on 08/28/2011 6:33:13 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: political1

They can come for drummers, as far as I’m concerned. And banjo players, too.


47 posted on 08/28/2011 6:33:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: SuziQ
"...Gibsons are made in TN, which is a Right to Work state, and all the others are made in states with union labor..."

Ahhh. Well, that explains it, then.

48 posted on 08/28/2011 6:33:41 PM PDT by rlmorel ("When marching down the same road, one doesn't need 'marching orders' to reach the same destination")
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To: Nachum

Gibson Les Paul,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdV-eOhb-bc


49 posted on 08/28/2011 6:33:48 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Nachum

I sent the app pdf to a friend who’s a retired LEO. He freaked out! “WTH is Homeland security involved?” ‘This sounds like they consider Gibson to be freakin’ terrorists!” Southern state, right-to-work state, non-union company, and they’re not going after Martin, a unionized company. Well, the owner of Gibson is a jerk, but he’s also a jerk that contributed to Republican campaigns.
Here’s the pdf of the warrant application;
http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wtvf/PDF/GibsonAffidavit.pdf


50 posted on 08/28/2011 6:34:27 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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