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  • Hutton Gibson, Extremist and Father of Mel Gibson, Dies at 101

    06/04/2020 9:12:54 PM PDT · by Borges · 40 replies
    NYT ^ | 6/4/2020 | Steven Kurutz
    Hutton Gibson, a Roman Catholic traditionalist and outspoken critic of the modern church who gained wide notoriety as the father of the actor Mel Gibson and for his anti-Semitic views, died on May 11 in Thousand Oaks, Calif. He was 101. His death, at Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center, was not publicized at the time. It was confirmed by a search of a California records database. Requests for information from several family members, including his son Mel, were not answered. Hutton Gibson belonged to a splinter group of Catholics who reject the reforms of the Second Vatican Council of...
  • Gibson’s Bakery: If Oberlin College appeals, we will seek reinstatement of full $44 million

    08/09/2019 2:08:57 PM PDT · by Jacquerie · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | August 8th 2019 | William A. Jacobson
    The Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College lawsuit has entered two post-trial phases: (1) Post-trial motions then appeals, and (2) public relations. As part of this jockeying, Oberlin College’s president Carmen Twillie Ambar has written op-eds and given interviews in which she asserts that Oberlin College was held responsible for the speech of students. This, she argues, presents a threat to campus 1st Amendment rights because it could force universities to clamp down on student speech to avoid liability. The effort to push out this theme has been well-planned and sustained, and included a FAQ information sheet for alumni. The basis...
  • Post-Election Strife + Campus Protests in Response to Gibson's Anti-Black Violence

    06/26/2019 5:06:00 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 8 replies
    Oberlin College and Conservatory: Oberlin Blogs ^ | November 16, 2016 | Caralyn Grimes
    NOVEMBER 15, 2016 trigger warning: this blog post specifically discusses acts of anti-black violence, overt white-supremacists, and unjust actions by police. Please take care when reading if you think these topics may affect you. This blog is a condensed source of writings I have been doing over the past week to process local and national events. The blocked quotes originally appeared in my journal and/or on my personal Facebook. On the evening of November 8, Donald Trump was elected president. On November 9, in response to an alleged shoplifting attempt, Allyn Gibson of Gibson's Bakery in Oberlin tackled, choked, and...
  • Media Coverage of Gibson's Verdict Misses the Mark

    06/23/2019 6:29:37 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 54 replies
    Oberlin Review ^ | June 18, 2019 | Editorial
    Earlier this month, a jury awarded Gibson’s Bakery $11 million following a month-long trial stemming from the bakery’s lawsuit against Oberlin College and Vice President and Dean of Students Meredith Raimondo. Then, last Thursday, it added $33 million in punitive damages. This stunning decision — which strikes a serious blow against free speech on college campuses across the country — has garnered significant attention in major media outlets such as CNN and The New York Times, as well as on social media and various personal blogs. The tension between the College and Gibson’s began in November 2016, when three Black...
  • Oberlin College's FAQ in lawsuit etc.

    06/21/2019 4:24:07 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 30 replies
    Oberlin College ^ | June 19, 2019 | Oberlin College
    FAQS AND BACKGROUND ABOUT THE LAWSUIT FILED BY GIBSON’S BAKERY AGAINST OBERLIN COLLEGE INITIAL INCIDENT On November 9, 2016, an Oberlin student inside Gibson’s Bakery was accused of shoplifting by Allyn Gibson, Jr., a bakery employee and the son and grandson of the business owners. According to witnesses, the student ran out of the store and Allyn Gibson, Jr. chased him onto Tappan Square and initiated a physical altercation. Two other students became involved in the altercation. When the police arrived, they arrested all three students. Allyn Gibson, Jr. was not arrested. Witnesses reported that Mr. Gibson had initiated the...
  • Students Call for Gibson's Bakery Boycott

    06/17/2019 8:48:29 PM PDT · by xxqqzz · 21 replies
    Oberlin Review ^ | November 11, 2016 | Tyler Sloan and Oliver Bok
    Update: Since this article was originally written, President Marvin Krislov and Dean of Students and Vice President Meredith Raimondo have issued an official response to Student Senate’s resolution ceasing all support for Gibson’s Bakery, financial and otherwise. The text of the response can be found here. Chants of “No justice, no peace” reverberated across campus from early morning into late last night as hundreds of protesters lined West College Street, calling for a boycott of Gibson’s Bakery. An altercation between Gibson’s employee Allyn Gibson and College sophomore Elijah Aladin Wednesday evening led to the Oberlin Police Department arresting Aladin and...
  • Oberlin College Hit With Maximum Punitive Damages (capped at $22 million by law)in Gibson’s Case

    06/13/2019 1:01:36 PM PDT · by House Atreides · 94 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Jun 13, 2019 | William Jacobson
    The jury just rendered its verdict on punitive damages in the Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College case. Daniel McGraw, our reporter in the courtroom, reports that in addition to the $11.2 million compensatory damages awarded last Friday, the jury awarded a total of $33 million in punitive damages, which will probably be reduced by the court to $22 million because of the state law cap at twice compensatory (it’s not an absolute cap, but probably will apply here). That brings the total damages to $33 million. We will have the breakdown soon. The jury also awarded attorney’s fees, to be...
  • Two of the 3 CIA Directors fired by JFK over the Bay of Pigs fiasco are related to Bob Mueller III.

    05/23/2019 8:13:09 AM PDT · by junkbond · 39 replies
    5/23/2019 | Junk Bond
    A couple of months ago, I posted this write-up here which points out that Richard Bissell Jr. (CIA Director of Plans) was the first cousin (once removed) of Robert Swan Mueller III. (FYI – “removed” is the cousin of a parent. So, your father’s “first cousin” is your “first cousin - once removed.” A “second cousin” is how your child and your first cousin’s child are related.)(Original here) Robert Swan Mueller’s mother, Alice Mueller nee Truesdale, had a sister named Marie Truesdale. Marie Truesdale married Richard M. Bissell Sr. There son, Richard M. Bissell Jr. is therefore the first cousin...
  • Les Paul Hiss Fix

    12/22/2018 8:40:19 AM PST · by kjam22 · 89 replies
    vanity | 12-22-2018 | kjam22
    So, with all of the bad and or scary news these days.... and in light of the fact the Deep State is still fighting back... I thought a nice little thread about fixing the Hiss that is often inherent in a Gibson Les Paul might be a nice change of pace. I bought a new Gibson Les Paul (2017) Standard, and I have loved it. It plays GREAT. It sounds good, it is dead quiet, it looks good. I have owned older Les Pauls over the years, and I own two American made Strats. I love this new Les Paul...
  • The Origins of Fender Signature Guitars

    11/08/2018 2:09:35 PM PST · by To-Whose-Benefit? · 30 replies ^ | Nov 8, 2018 | Tony Bacon
    Jimmy Page's announcement of new signature Telecasters comes almost exactly 30 years since Fender released its very first signature models, although even then the idea of a signature or artist model was hardly a new one. Way back in the 1920s, it was Gibson who jumped on the popularity of Nick Lucas, the first American to become a big star through guitar-and-vocal hits. Nick's bestsellers included "I'm Looking Over A Four Leaf Clover" (1927) and "Tip-Toe Thru The Tulips With Me" (1929), and he also cut some fine guitar-centric stuff like "Pickin' The Guitar" and "Teasin' The Frets." Gibson's Nick...
  • 30 Years Ago

    10/15/2018 8:10:39 PM PDT · by TBP · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | October 15, 1988 | Vin Scully
    Vin Scully calls the Gibson homer.
  • (30 years ago) WS1988 Gm1: Scully's call of Gibson memorable at-bat

    10/15/2018 8:35:07 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 17 replies
    YouTube ^ | Oct 15, 2018 - 30 years later | Vin Scully
  • Guitar-Maker Gibson Brands Files for Bankruptcy

    05/01/2018 4:13:00 PM PDT · by cba123 · 58 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Updated May 1, 2018 4:32 p.m. ET | By Becky Yerak
    Storied guitar-maker Gibson Brands Inc., whose customers have included B.B. King, Chuck Berry and Jimmy Page, filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday with a deal to hand control of the company, which has struggled with its debt load after a series of soured acquisitions, to bondholders led by private-equity giant KKR & Co. (please see link, for full article)
  • Guitar-maker Gibson Brands files for bankruptcy

    05/01/2018 6:58:11 AM PDT · by rktman · 139 replies ^ | 5/1/2018 | Austen Hufford
    Storied guitar maker Gibson Brands Inc. filed for bankruptcy protection Tuesday as the company has struggled with its debt load after a series of acquisitions. The company, which filed for chapter 11 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Delaware, said it will continue to operate during the proceedings as it focuses on reorganizing around its core businesses. Gibson plans to wind down its Gibson’s Innovations business, which is largely outside of the U.S. The Nashville-based maker of Gibson Les Paul guitars has been struggling with debt it took on to finance acquisitions of home-entertainment and audio-equipment makers years ago. Among businesses...
  • DOJ hits Gibson with $300K fine in settlement over exotic wood raids

    08/07/2012 10:41:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/07/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Did you get here Googling "exotic wood raids?" Is this not what you expected? I'm sorry. Settle in for some hot public policy.Last we checked in with Gibson, the famed Tennessee guitar maker had been raided twice by armed federal agents, who seized almost $500,000 in exotic wood imported from India and Madagascar and shut down production. The ebony and rosewood in question have been used for decades to make the instrument's fingerboards and are integral to their style and sound, the company said. (Great video background from Reason, here.)This week, Gibson settled with the government in a "criminal enforcement...
  • The Obama Years: A Legacy Of Scandal And Deception-Joe Biden’s bizarre disconnect

    12/27/2017 3:59:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 38 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 27, 2017 | Ari Lieberman
    Joe Biden’s bizarre disconnect regarding his scandal-ridden former boss. On December 13, former vice president, Joe Biden, appeared on CBS with the hosts of “This Morning” where he peddled his new book and showered his former boss with praise. During the course of the interview, he was asked about his relationship with Obama and responded with the following; “I’ve served with eight presidents and I’ve gotten to know four of them very well. I’ve never met any president that has more character, more integrity, and more backbone than this guy does.” Then he went completely off the rails when he...
  • Michelle Obama Presents Carla Bruni-Sarkozy with a Guitar

    04/04/2009 12:13:21 PM PDT · by Justaham · 41 replies · 1,806+ views
    People Magazine ^ | 4-4-09 | Peter Mikelbank and Karen Nickel Anhalt
    Call Michelle Obama the ultimate guitar hero. The American First Lady presented French First Lady Carla Bruni-Sarkozy with a practical – and very rock 'n' roll – gift: an acoustic Gibson guitar. Offered "as a sign of friendship', Michelle Obama gave Gibson's Legend model, to Bruni, a former model-turned-singer who is currently in the process of recording her fourth album. The gift, which Michelle Obama brought to France, was presented to Bruni following their visit Saturday to Strasbourg's 12th century cathedral and the city's Renaissance Museum, a source says.

    09/15/2011 12:13:56 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 59 replies
    National Enquirer ^ | September 15, 2011 | By ALEXANDER HITCHEN
    First Lady MICHELLE OBAMA is being accused of break­ing the law over a gift she gave French First Lady CARLA BRUNI-SARKOZY! Michelle presented Carla with a Gibson Hummingbird acoustic gui­tar in 2009 – but the problem is that it may have been made from wood that was illegally obtained. The guitar, which Michelle took from the U.S. to Strasbourg and gave to the supermodel-turned-singer wife of France’s president, has a fretboard made from rare rosewood – and that’s why Michelle could wind up singing the blues over it. In fact, if the first lady was aware that the guitar contained...
  • Gibson Guitars Faces Bankruptcy After Years of Federal Attacks

    02/24/2018 7:23:02 AM PST · by rktman · 88 replies ^ | 2/21/2018 | P. Gardner Goldsmith
    Rock n' Roll. The soundtrack to rebellion. Across the decades, the motif has held, and the mythology of the rebellious rocker striding into the political arena to shatter the establishment with some deftly played power chords still stirs the imagination. Sadly, the new world might not be ready for the revolution, because this week, after 116 years in business, and following years of attacks, fines, and losses incurred by federal bureaucrats, Gibson, the legendary manufacturer of electric guitars, revealed that it could face bankruptcy in July. .......the feds claimed was a violation of the Teddy Roosevelt-era “Lacey Act”, which was...
  • Roy Moore accuser was employed by Democrats, supported Moore's opponent

    His accuser, GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore’s accusers, Debbie Gibson, has worked as a sign language interpreter for Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden. Deborah Wesson Gibson, as she goes by on Facebook, supports Moore’s Democrat rival, Doug Jones.