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  • 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
    marketwatch.com ^ | 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.
  • MICHELLE OBAMA: LAWBREAKER!

    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 · 79 replies
    mrctv.org ^ | 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.
  • Alabama Accuser Deletes Anti-Moore Postings from Facebook, Rants About Removing Trump from Office

    11/10/2017 8:19:50 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 140 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/10/2017 | Aaron Klein
    A woman who alleges that she engaged in a legal and consensual but inappropriate relationship with Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore has deleted multiple political postings from her Facebook page. Some of those postings by Deborah Wesson Gibson were critical of Moore while one was related to Moore’s Democratic opponent, Doug Jones. One posting shows a picture of Gibson with Vice President Joe Biden and says that she did work for him in 2012. One older version of that image is still on her page while another more recent posting of that same image in response to a posting from...
  • 5 Great Mel Gibson Movies (Before 'Hacksaw Ridge')

    01/25/2017 7:58:04 AM PST · by C19fan · 60 replies
    PJ Media ^ | January 24, 2017 | Christian Toto
    It's official. Hollywood has forgiven Mel Gibson. The troubled actor/director earned serious Oscar love this week. His brilliant directorial comeback, "Hacksaw Ridge," earned nominations for Best Picture, Best Actor (Andrew Garfield) and Best Director.
  • Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn Were Not Pleased With Meryl Streep's Speech Last Night

    01/10/2017 6:35:45 AM PST · by rktman · 30 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 1/10/2017 | Christine Rousselle
    Sunday night at the Golden Globes, actress Meryl Streep gave an anti-Trump speech when she accepted the Cecil B. DeMille award. While most of Hollywood and the press were smitten by Streep, calling the speech "powerful" and "brave," at least two celebrities were not: Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn. A somewhat hilarious screenshot caught the two in various stages of "side-eye" during Streep's acceptance speech. Vaughn in particular looks as though he's about to explode, whereas Gibson just kind of looks annoyed.
  • American Thinker: Hacksaw Ridge and the Deplorable Desmond Doss

    12/07/2016 6:07:16 PM PST · by jbles · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/07/2016 | Jon Brown
    This month, Mel Gibson nabbed a nomination for best director from the Broadcast Film Critics Association. The last we saw Gibson directing, a Mayan priest was tossing heads down the pyramid steps in Apocalypto. In the decade since, he has lost his own head a few times, suffering tequila-induced tirades and effectively achieving for himself excommunication from the Church of Hollywood. Such is perhaps for the best, as it provides for him the freedom to make films that rise above the swirling box office toilet bowl of superhero spandex, toy trolls, and incomprehensible Harry Potter spin-offs. Gibson's latest, Hacksaw Ridge,...
  • Venice Film Review: Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

    09/04/2016 10:29:39 AM PDT · by amorphous · 21 replies
    Variety ^ | 4 Sep 2016 | Owen Gleiberman
    Mel Gibson has made a move about a pacifist who served nobly during WWII. It's a testament to his filmmaking chops, and also an act of atonement that may succeed in bringing Gibson back. Mel Gibson’s “Hacksaw Ridge,” which premiered today at the 73rd International Venice Film Festival, is a brutally effective, bristlingly idiosyncratic combat saga — the true story of a man of peace caught up in the inferno of World War II. It’s the first movie Gibson has directed since “Apocalypto,” 10 years ago (a film he’d already shot before the scandals that engulfed him), and this November,...
  • Mel Gibson confirms 'Passion of the Christ' sequel

    09/02/2016 7:52:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies
    Mel Gibson confirmed he's working on a sequel to his 2004 film "Passion of the Christ." "And you know, it's not the 'Passion 2.' It's called 'The Resurrection,'" Gibson told evangelist Greg Laurie at SoCal Harvest, according to IndieWire.com. Gibson explained that the sequel will focus on Jesus' resurrection. "Of course, that's a very big subject and it needs to be looked at because we don't want to just do a simple rendering of it — you know, read what happened," the actor added. "Passion of the Christ" screenwriter Randall Wallace told The Hollywood Reporter that "there's a lot more...
  • Thomas Gibson fired from ‘Criminal Minds’

    08/12/2016 11:31:19 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 66 replies
    Thomas Gibson has been fired from “Criminal Minds” following an on-set fight. “Thomas Gibson has been dismissed from ‘Criminal Minds,'” ABC Studios and CBS Television Studios said in a joint statement Friday. “Creative details for how the character’s exit will be addressed in the show will be announced at a later date.” Gibson, 54, was initially suspended for two episodes of the CBS series after a physical altercation with co-executive producer and writer Virgil Williams two weeks ago. On Friday, Gibson told Page Six in a statement, “I love ‘Criminal Minds’ and have put my heart and soul into it...
  • First trailer for Hacksaw Ridge (New movie from Mel Gibson about MoH Winner Desmond Doss)

    07/28/2016 12:47:42 PM PDT · by Callahan · 28 replies
    Mel Gibson is nuts but he's a hell of a director. Desmond Doss was a Seventh Day Adventist conscientious objector in WWII to who was awarded the Medal of Honor for rescuing 75 casualties despite refusing to carry a weapon.
  • Mel Gibson back to Aussie roots to direct new movie

    07/30/2015 1:44:27 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 13 replies
    AFP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/30/15 | Staff
    Mel Gibson is returning to his Australian roots to direct his first film in a decade, the true story of a conscientious objector who saved 75 men during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II.
  • TRUMP: DEM AGENT PROVOCATEUR STRUTTING IN OPEN SIGHT

    07/22/2015 2:25:26 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 52 replies
    FoxRadio.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | John Gibson
    I'm feeling a bit Onion-y today and consequently I must offer a explanation–a theory–about what we are seeing these days in this hallucinogenic political season. Now that Donald Trump has taken the lead in the latest Fox poll, it’s time to call this perverse reality show for what it really is. Trump is working for his friend Hillary Clinton’s landslide election.
  • Gibson’s “American Sniper” Les Paul Sells for $117,500

    05/07/2015 2:22:13 PM PDT · by bk1000 · 11 replies
    Guitar Player Magazine ^ | Guitar Player staff
    The Gibson Chris Kyle Commemorative Les Paul Standard Special—a.k.a the American Sniper—sold at auction for $117,500 on Tuesday, May 5. The company created the one-off custom guitar and auctioned it to raise funds for U.S. veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • RNS denies LGBT money influences religion coverage (Religious New Service bought by Left)

    04/05/2015 3:46:09 PM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o · 2 replies
    Catholic News Agency ^ | Apr 1, 2015 | Kevin Jones
    The editor of Religion News Service has denied that a grant from a wealthy LGBT advocacy funder has biased its coverage of traditional religion, which includes a recent controversial story on Cardinal Raymond Burke. The Arcus Foundation dispenses millions of dollars in grants every year to support LGBT activism. Its 2014 grants included $120,000 to the Religion Newswriters Foundation, the owner of the widely syndicated Religion News Service. The Arcus Foundation’s grant listing said the one year of support was intended “to recruit and equip LGBT supportive leaders and advocates to counter rejection and antagonism within traditionally conservative Christian...