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Gibson Sticks Thumb in Obama Administration's Eye with 'Government Series' Guitars
Breibart ^ | feb 1, 2014 | by Jeffrey Poor

Posted on 02/02/2014 8:21:52 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie

In 2011, the Department of Justice raided Gibson Guitar facilities in Memphis and Nashville, alleging a violation of the so-called Lacey Act, a law that bans the importation of certain kinds of wildlife, plants and wood.

At the time of the raid, Gibson Guitars CEO Henry Juszkiewicz told Hugh Hewitt on his radio show that the feds confiscated tonewood imported from India for the guitar Gibson manufacturers which would result in a cost of $2 to $3 million for his company.

At a great expense in legal fees and time, Juszkiewicz fought the federal government tooth and nail. But in August 2012, he settled with the Department of Justice by agreeing to pay a penalty of $300,000 and a $50,000 community service payment to the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.

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If I played guitar, I'd play only Gibson, and haul it around in my gunrack on Ford Pickup.
1 posted on 02/02/2014 8:21:52 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

Already posted twice. Go to the Gibson website and read the comments. Lots of useful idiots.


2 posted on 02/02/2014 8:24:55 AM PST by Mercat
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/3118413/posts


3 posted on 02/02/2014 8:25:47 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I love it!


4 posted on 02/02/2014 8:25:54 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Their competitors must have contributed big sums to 0bama.
5 posted on 02/02/2014 8:29:36 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I dreamed of those glossy Cherry Red Gibson’s pegged on the wall of the music stores as a kid

Maybe it’s time for me to finally buy a guitar


6 posted on 02/02/2014 8:30:05 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Four dead in Benghazi")
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Ignore the this-has-already-been-posted Nazis.

Some of us aren't able to sit around all day and see every single thread that is posted.

Except for the Mods, that is.

As for the guitar, it can't be a government guitar. It looks like it works.

Oh. Wait. It LOOKS like it works. Now I get it.

7 posted on 02/02/2014 8:34:11 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Rusty0604

Lagunita brewing co in California of all places has some very creative names for their beers. I buy them and keep the empty just for the label...about three years ago they put out “Wilco Tango Foxtrot jobless recovery ale”, and last year they had “undercover investigation shutdown ale”, and “censored copper ale”.

I sort of think they just might be mocking the current administration.

And their brewers are good.


8 posted on 02/02/2014 8:43:37 AM PST by kevslisababy
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

I don’t play guitar, but if they’d named the series “Obama Sucks” or something similar, I’d buy one.


9 posted on 02/02/2014 8:43:55 AM PST by Lawgvr1955 ( Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
So many people, even moreso than this Gibson manufacturer, have been ruined, just comprehensively and irrecoverably ruined, by the Obama Regulatory Extermination of Small Business policies.

Someday they will fight back. And won't be by ironically renaming their product.

10 posted on 02/02/2014 8:48:01 AM PST by Mrs. Don-o ("Without justice, what else is the state but a large band of robbers?" - St. Augustine of Hippo)
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To: Lawgvr1955

So broke I just had to sell my 1979 mint Les Paul.

And before that a mint BC Rich warlock barely played.

Thinking about a kidney next.


11 posted on 02/02/2014 8:50:31 AM PST by bicyclerepair (TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS TERM LIMITS)
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12 posted on 02/02/2014 8:54:42 AM PST by MeshugeMikey ("When you meet the unbelievers, strike at their necks..." -- Qur'an 47:4)
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To: bicyclerepair

WOW! You are broke. I guess if it came down to it I’d unload a few from my quiver. Wouldn’t want to but I would. More so than any firearm I may or may not have. ;>}


13 posted on 02/02/2014 8:55:44 AM PST by rktman (Under my plan(scheme), the price of EVERYTHING will necessarily skyrocket! Period.)
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To: reg45
Their competitors must have contributed big sums to 0bama.

Fender is the other major marketer of guitars. And, yes, they are a big Demo donor.

This was nothing more than Eric Holder doing a number on his big donor's competitor. Croney Capitalism at its worst.

14 posted on 02/02/2014 8:56:02 AM PST by okie01 (The Mainstream Media -- IGNORANCE ON PARADE)
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To: kevslisababy

But a few and keep them full, keep them a few years and sometimes items like that make a good investment.


15 posted on 02/02/2014 8:57:17 AM PST by Rusty0604
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

So I wonder if these government series guitars are heavy, too big, bloated, and complicated to work. If they have a milspec number they’ll cost 400 times more than an identical model without the milspec number.


16 posted on 02/02/2014 9:00:27 AM PST by diverteach (If I find liberals in heaven after my death.....I WILL BE PISSED!!!)
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17 posted on 02/02/2014 9:04:03 AM PST by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Wahoo! I think I need one of those.

In 1994, my home was robbed and "they" decided they needed my late 70s wine red Les Paul Deluxe and a few more things more than I did. Unfortunately, I couldn't afford to replace it.

GuvCo did a similar thing when they raided Gibson a couple of times and confiscated their supply of ebony, forcing them to find something else to make their fretboards with.

So, on the last day of 2011, obama "forced" me to buy one of the last Gibson Les Paul Customs with an ebony fingerboard before they switched to Richlite.

I don't really need another guitar, but I sure do love my Les Paul and Gibson's attitude.

I might just have to have one of their "Government Series" guitars...as a matter of principle, doncha know.
(Rationalization is a handy thing to have when you're shopping for something you want but don't need.)

18 posted on 02/02/2014 9:13:48 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
Here's the new Gibson spokesman with the new Gibson Guitar!


19 posted on 02/02/2014 9:14:18 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: reg45

In fact they did, CF Martin benefited mightily while being Big Obama Donors.


20 posted on 02/02/2014 9:15:53 AM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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