Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

DOJ Advises Gibson Guitar to Export Labor to Madagascar
Red State ^ | Wednesday, August 31st at 11:16PM EDT | Ben Howe

Posted on 09/01/2011 12:02:29 AM PDT by Cymbaline

click here to read article


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-85 last
To: Progov
*** Apparently Gibson must not be a union shop ***

Good guess, they're not.
And the workers LIKE IT that way.

51 posted on 09/01/2011 4:35:03 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Cymbaline

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.


52 posted on 09/01/2011 4:35:59 AM PDT by MomwithHope (Wake up America we are at war with militant Islam and progressives - 2 fronts.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rawcatslyentist

This is sheer lunacy!


53 posted on 09/01/2011 4:38:40 AM PDT by Roklok
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Cymbaline

Lots of tyranny in the news this week...


54 posted on 09/01/2011 4:42:12 AM PDT by steveyp
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bert
*** regarding the why..... it is the result of tight sphinctered women who have been taught since birth they need to be advocates and make a difference. They are wood advocates. ***

:-) 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' ;-)

55 posted on 09/01/2011 4:49:35 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 49 | View Replies]

To: Cymbaline

Thanks for the morning laugh!


56 posted on 09/01/2011 5:01:20 AM PDT by bayouranger (The 1st victim of islam is the person who practices the lie.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: j_tull

best move you could make
get yourself a lp custom or a standard.
not the cheaper models


57 posted on 09/01/2011 5:10:16 AM PDT by paythefiddler (redefeat communism)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: All

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?


58 posted on 09/01/2011 5:17:36 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cymbaline
Lots of guitar companies use ebony, so what’s special about Gibson?

It turns out that Gibson’s CEO Henry E. Juszkiewicz is a Republican donor. But the CEO of C.F. Martin & Company — one of Gibson’s 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

59 posted on 09/01/2011 5:18:02 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: oyez

The only donations I’ve found were from 1996. They donated a total of $4,000 to the NRSC.


60 posted on 09/01/2011 5:26:00 AM PDT by papasmurf (0bama...just doing the job Americans won't do.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: j_tull
I’m a Strat guy, but my next axe may have to be a Les Paul. Better start working out though, they weigh a ton!

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.

61 posted on 09/01/2011 5:27:20 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 33 | View Replies]

To: Cymbaline

BTW, I got the pic from here:

http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=949678


62 posted on 09/01/2011 5:30:30 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Condor51

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.


63 posted on 09/01/2011 5:33:54 AM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 47 | View Replies]

To: Cymbaline

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


64 posted on 09/01/2011 5:46:37 AM PDT by papasmurf (0bama...just doing the job Americans won't do.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MomwithHope
asks the CEO if Gibson is a union shop - NO, asks if his competitors are union - YES.

We had really better unite and take back this country in 2012 or we're finished.

65 posted on 09/01/2011 5:51:34 AM PDT by jersey117
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 52 | View Replies]

To: Cymbaline
Geeeez, it isn't like they were running guitars to mariachi bands in Mexico or something....unlike the DOJ with guns to drug cartels.

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.

66 posted on 09/01/2011 5:54:52 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cymbaline
*** What exotic? ***

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)

67 posted on 09/01/2011 5:55:34 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 63 | View Replies]

To: oyez

Gibson’s competitor donates to the Demorat Party.


68 posted on 09/01/2011 6:09:05 AM PDT by IbJensen (Welfare: putting a cake under the sink expecting that it won’t attract cockroaches.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: rawcatslyentist

Il Duce.

Someone needs to rip that flag off his lapel and shove it up his asshat.


69 posted on 09/01/2011 6:10:37 AM PDT by IbJensen (Welfare: putting a cake under the sink expecting that it won’t attract cockroaches.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: Cymbaline

I cannot write what I’m feeling I would be banned for life. ~!@#$%^&*()_


70 posted on 09/01/2011 6:22:57 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Mad Dawgg

Now THAT’S a good idea!


71 posted on 09/01/2011 6:24:52 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: Cymbaline
probably nothing special about the wood. There are now a whole set of regulations concerning the importation of wood products due to the risk of spreading wood-borne insects between countries. You can't even use a wooden skid any longer, they've gone to "processed lumber" (ie. laminated plywood) or polymer skids. This has forced a lot of companies to add a hefty "Shipping & Handling" charge onto most industrial shipments. If you business is importing wood for processing into finished products, I can't imagine all the hurdles that you'd have to jump over. Probably all kinds of certifications are needed. Now if Gibson's Indian supplier cut some corners, then you can bet that some eager-beaver at the Obama DOJ is going to try and prove that Gibson knew about it. I also read that this case is basically one where DOJ is enforcing Indian law. Really? We're going to put a US manufacturer out of business because a foreign country is alleging that they broke an environmental 'law'?
72 posted on 09/01/2011 6:59:37 AM PDT by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: All
Gibson is nonunion.

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?

73 posted on 09/01/2011 7:08:01 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Will racist demagogue Andre Carson be censured by the House?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cymbaline
It's a soviet-style pogrom meant to demoralize and to push our society over the edge. Plain and simple.

We need soeomone to make a call for resistance against this sweeping tyranny before it's too late.

74 posted on 09/01/2011 7:44:07 AM PDT by semaj
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Faith

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


75 posted on 09/01/2011 7:59:22 AM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: Faith
Our government no longer defends working citizens or American businesses.

Not only has our government not represented the interests of Ameican workers and companies for a long, long time, it has actively worked against them.

McCarthy, Birch, and Goldwater were are all correct about the enemy within.
76 posted on 09/01/2011 8:14:14 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 5 | View Replies]

To: concerned about politics
Martin & Company — one of Gibson’s main competitors

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.

77 posted on 09/01/2011 8:21:38 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 59 | View Replies]

To: Cymbaline

“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.


78 posted on 09/01/2011 8:26:15 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Democrats have been OUTFORCING America's jobs for 40 years)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Nachum

This is a travesty of justice !!

http://www.pjtv.com/?cmd=mpg&mpid=105&load=5962


79 posted on 09/01/2011 8:36:05 AM PDT by sweetiepiezer (I have a Pal In Sarah.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Cymbaline

I heard about the raid.

Where’s CONgress? < crickets>

Darrell Issa? < crickets>

Charles Grassley? < crickets>


80 posted on 09/01/2011 9:37:32 AM PDT by sauropod (ObaMao: Let them eat peas!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cymbaline

Stole that.

Even though, as guitars go, I dislike Gibsons.


81 posted on 09/01/2011 9:39:27 AM PDT by sauropod (ObaMao: Let them eat peas!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 24 | View Replies]

To: Rebelbase

Git yerself a chambered Strat.

www.warmoth.com


82 posted on 09/01/2011 9:42:03 AM PDT by sauropod (ObaMao: Let them eat peas!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: sauropod

“I dislike Gibsons.”

Wet raspberry, thumb to nose and fingers waving.


83 posted on 09/01/2011 9:42:17 AM PDT by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 81 | View Replies]

To: dsc

No prob, bro.

Strats rule. Always have. Always will.


84 posted on 09/01/2011 9:48:17 AM PDT by sauropod (ObaMao: Let them eat peas!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 83 | View Replies]

To: GlockThe Vote

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.


85 posted on 09/02/2011 5:00:20 AM PDT by MikeSteelBe (Austrian Hitler was as the Halfrican Hitler does.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-5051-85 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson