Skip to comments.Gibson Guitar CEO: We're Under Attack By Obama Administration
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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wow. 2012 can’t come fast enough for me.
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i hope rush, hannity, or others pick this up and bring it to mass audiences.
Obama attacks the arts. No stone unturned in his hopey-changey.
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?
This is just warming up. Imagine what it will be like with him in FULL DICTATOR mode.
What is the meaning of this? That they broke some damned Indian law? What law? Were no American laws broken?
This should surprise no one.
Ha! Can you imagine a concert against a leftist?
Good thing I play a strat, or it would be personal.
Why not use American wood?
Must everything in the United States be imported?
They need to get to BB Kings estate and check.
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.
“...then they came for the guitars, and kicked the ever loving sh!t out of them and left them quivering in a heap.”
You’d have to ask Gibson Guitars.
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.
should be interesting to see how many artsy types handle all of this news.
Blues Boy is still breathing!
This should be looked into. Who are Gibson’s competitors and have they contributed to Obama? Follow the money.
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.
Help spread the word. Post it on your Fakebook page. I did. Put the musicians on the spot.
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....
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!
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!!
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?
There’s no such thing as American Rosewood, for starters.
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.
there’s enough country music folk who
see nobama for what he is
I own enough Gibsons, and I take it very personally
Just wondering....is Gibson Guitars unionized??
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.
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.
A government big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take everything you have. — Gerald R. Ford.
... including your guitar.
Then take his damn guitars before he isn’t.
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.
of course you are, because you’re non-union and the Martin company donates heavily to the Obamalama administration.
TN is a RTW state. It is just numbnuts going after an honest business he hates.
Tie it up in court until 2013.
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?
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!"
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!
They can come for drummers, as far as I’m concerned. And banjo players, too.
Ahhh. Well, that explains it, then.
Gibson Les Paul,
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;