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Tales of the unlikely Jive Ass

By Tenpoundbass following x   2018 Feb 20, 7:42am 492 views   1 comments   watch   nsfw   quote     share    


Time to revisit an old abuse-of-power scandal from President Obama’s first term: the utterly bizarre raid on Gibson Guitars by a paramilitary unit of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Nothing about this caper ever smelled right: a raid coming from out of nowhere, without warning, to kick Gibson’s doors down, ostensibly because they violated some vaporous provision of import laws when bringing hardwood into the country. It wasn’t even American law they were supposedly violating, but an American law that said they were in hot water for violating the laws of India and Madagascar, which came as something of a surprise to authorities in India and Madagascar. In a delightful inversion of American legal principle, the folks at Gibson were never allowed to see the sealed warrant that supposedly authorized the raid. Guilty until proven innocent! We’ll get back to you later on what you’re allegedly guilty of.

It was long suspected that the Gibson raid was a political hit, carried out because CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, made campaign donations to Republicans. The financial disruption to the company was considerable – a $250,000 settlement, a $50,000 payoff to environmentalist groups, over $2 million in legal fees, plus the cost of being essentially shut down for a while by the raid.
1   Tenpoundbass   ignore (14)   2018 Feb 20, 7:45am   ↑ like (0)   ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

When Unions can bu wielded as a Political weapon against American people time to shut them down, they have outlived their purpose.
They are wrought with abuse and benefit no one but the graft and fraud recipients.
If you're in a Union just get a job with more pay, you even get to keep it all.
This isn't 1920 and Obama was not successful at bringing us back there.

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