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Maybe they all will break out in song during Obama’s speech, on a Gibson guitar

Maybe they all will break out in song during Obama’s speech, on a Gibson guitar

I wonder if he will get a shout out during the speech:

Henry Juszkiewicz, the CEO of Gibson Guitar, will attend President Obama’s address to Congress on Thursday as a guest of Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.).

Federal agents raided Gibson factories in Tennessee last month as part an investigation into whether its wood was illegally imported from India. The company has sought to tap into anti-government sentiment as it tries to rally public support to its side….

“Gibson Guitar is at the heart of this jobs debate, and is an example of exactly why President Obama has it wrong when it comes to getting our economy back on track,” Blackburn said in a statement. “Big government doesn’t create jobs, small businesses like Gibson Guitar do.”

And pose for photos, as well.


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Maybe they should just periodically shout out “Freebird”!!!!

great move by Rep Blackburn.

I’m not quite sure a company with over 2800 employees counts as a “small business”.

I’ve heard that when Steve Howe travels he buys an airline seat for “Mr. Gibson” – his guitar that he doesn’t want given to the cargo handlers.

I wonder what Steve has to say about this hullaballoo?

Good luck in trying to shame that classless buffoon, our wonderfull president. If he has the guts to reprimand the SC at a state of the union speech before the joint houses of congress, the presence of a CEO of piddling little company he is trying to destroyis not going to do it. The Judiciary is, after all, an equal branch to the executive and the president, like all the rest of, must accept their decisions. But not obama. It’s his way or the highway.

does anybody remember laughter?

    boudicca in reply to stump. | September 8, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    No, I don’t, but sometimes I fantasize about January 20, 2013 putting the world on the right track again and I wonder what it would be like not to check Drudge every morning to see if the world has been catapuled into its final conflict.

Our government is using environmental legislation to selectively force one of several small businesses to ship jobs overseas.

Why? Are there no reporters left to ask why?

“Big government doesn’t create jobs, small businesses like Gibson Guitar do.”

That’s the basis for the Obama jobs plan, isn’t it? Turn large businesses into small businesses in order to create jobs.

BannedbytheGuardian | September 7, 2011 at 9:13 pm

In the Tennesee paper it covers the busload of 44 guitar fans who had travelled all the way from Australia . There are tours & there are tours but the Gibson factory one would be a memory of a lifetime.

Alas the bus was greeted by the Feds sign on the door. It is not as if they could come back next week.

Some welcome Obama to tourists bringing in the bacon to USA & Nashville. Pig.

Perhaps we can get Dave Carroll to make a United Breaks Guitars parody of this?

It’s official, now. This speech – to Oblahblah – is a BIG DEAL. The WH just emailed me directly to make sure I listened. I wonder if they can trace what I watch on TV? Better be safe and have a set turned on in the spare room, I guess. Wouldn’t want an IRS audit or anything. As if that would happen. Just kidding around, sir.

Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee is a stalwart among Tennessee’s congressional representatives. Now, if she would just run for the Senate, we could rid ourselves of both Alexander and Corker.