Skip to comments.DOJ Advises Gibson Guitar to Export Labor to Madagascar
Posted on 09/01/2011 12:02:29 AM PDT by Cymbaline
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Good guess, they're not.
And the workers LIKE IT that way.
Mark Levin interviewed the Gibson CEO on his show Tuesday night. Amazing what that company is going through. At the end Mark nails it, asks the CEO if Gibson is a union shop - NO, asks if his competitors are union - YES.
This is sheer lunacy!
Lots of tyranny in the news this week...
:-) Yep, prolly so.
And if they ever went into a 'rain forest' (Jungle) where all this exotic wood grows, in a nanosecond they'd be crying like a baby to be taken back to 'civilization' asap.
I'd guess the odds are 98% of them all have a BA in 'Environment' or 'Ecology', with a Minor in 'Wymen Studies' ;-)
Thanks for the morning laugh!
best move you could make
get yourself a lp custom or a standard.
not the cheaper models
I’m still confused on this. I thought the issue was about importing wood from India, so why are the Feds telling them to move their operations to Madagascar? What does Madagascar have to do with India?
It turns out that Gibsons CEO Henry E. Juszkiewicz is a Republican donor. But the CEO of C.F. Martin & Company one of Gibsons main competitors and another user of the East Indian Rosewood is a big Democratic donor.
This whole raid really is that simple.
"Punish your enemies, and reward your friends" - Barrack Hussein Oboma
The only donations I’ve found were from 1996. They donated a total of $4,000 to the NRSC.
I'm a Strat guy too, but I've wanted a Les Paul ever since I was a kid, when I saw the Frampton Comes Alive album cover.
BTW, I got the pic from here:
What exotic? The vast majority of Gibson guitars are made from Mahogany and Maple, with Rosewood and Ebony for fingerboards, with Spruce for their acoustic guitars.
This whole affair stinks of International poop.
There is no reason for this. They were raided by 0bama’s DOJ in 2009. The DOJ still has their property from that raid, in which NO CHARGES, or even allegations, have been made to date. They have still not said why they they raided them at that time or this most current raid.
Gibson has meticulous records showing that they were in compliance with every International law, India’s domestic laws, and our our laws. The rumor I hear, from a Music store owner and former Gibson employee, is that this has something to do with Pakistan claiming some kind of Civil Rights violation, if you can believe that.
Gibson is not active in Political activism or donations, I find only that they donated a total of $4000 to the NRSC in 1996.
It seems that every freakin’ facet of our lives is being shredded by 0bama and his criminals-in-suits-henchmen.
Here’s a warning for you that hate us, our traditions, culture and America so badly...if you come to take the wood of my Strat or my Dobro, I’ve got some lead to exchange for them. lol
We had really better unite and take back this country in 2012 or we're finished.
Holder needs to be given the boot, ASAP, and the rest of these unconstitutional thugs sent packing. Maybe they can be sent to Madagascar instead.
This attack on Gibson was first reported last week. Those early articles have all that info on the 'exotic illegal woods'(1).
The subsequent ones are about Barry's Gestapo tactics. So if you missed the beginning reports there's a lot of catching up to do and now hard to understand 'the why'.
(1) But you got two of them Ebony and Mahogany. There's good (legal) and bad (illegal)
Gibson’s competitor donates to the Demorat Party.
Someone needs to rip that flag off his lapel and shove it up his asshat.
I cannot write what I’m feeling I would be banned for life. ~!@#$%^&*()_
Now THAT’S a good idea!
In light of the NLRB Boeing case is this a thinly veiled threat to unionize or get out of the U.S. for Gibson's manufacturing?
We need soeomone to make a call for resistance against this sweeping tyranny before it's too late.
It’s beyond ‘no longer’ defending. Liberal elites are forcing a company to dump American workers. There’s a reason so many Americans are unemployed - and it’s starting to look like it’s not an accident.
CHRIS DANIEL: Mr. Juszkiewicz, did an agent of the US government suggest to you that your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of American labor?
HENRY JUSZKIEWICZ: They actually wrote that in a pleading.
CHRIS DANIEL: Excuse me?
HENRY JUSKIEWICZ: They actually wrote that it a pleading.
CHRIS DANIEL: That your problems would go away if you used Madagascar labor instead of our labor?
HENRY JUSKIEWICZ: Yes
This isn't quite true. Yes, Martin is a competitor to Gibson, but they only make acoustic guitars, while Gibson is primarily in the business of making electric guitars. There's actually little overlap between their primary markets. Gibson's chief competitor is Fender Guitars, and has been for over 40 years.
“So now we’ve gone from railing against companies exporting jobs overseas, to REQUIRING companies to export jobs overseas?”
Democrats have been OUTFORCING America’s jobs for 40+ years. What’s new about that??
The 1970 Clean Air Act amendments killed the US Steel Industry, and it’s been downhill ever since.
This is a travesty of justice !!
I heard about the raid.
Where’s CONgress? < crickets>
Darrell Issa? < crickets>
Charles Grassley? < crickets>
Even though, as guitars go, I dislike Gibsons.
Git yerself a chambered Strat.
“I dislike Gibsons.”
Wet raspberry, thumb to nose and fingers waving.
No prob, bro.
Strats rule. Always have. Always will.
Because he is part of the Republicrat oligarchy. In order to keep his job, he cannot bite the hand that feeds him by going against the establishment.
That would be going to far, and he would be labeled as one of those TEA party terrorist extremist types.
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