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Ed Driscoll

This Guitar Kills Fascists

January 31st, 2014 - 11:20 am

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Or at least mocks them savagely for their punitive regulatory idiocy:

The Gibson guitar company, having had its federally seized wood returned to it, is celebrating with the release of a new product made from that very wood: the Les Paul Government II Series. As the luthiery firm puts it:

Great Gibson electric guitars have long been a means of fighting the establishment, so when the powers that be confiscated stocks of tonewoods from the Gibson factory in Nashville—only to return them once there was a resolution and the investigation ended—it was an event worth celebrating. Introducing the Government Series II Les Paul, a striking new guitar from Gibson USA for 2014 that suitably marks this infamous time in Gibson’s history.

Available in one color: “Government Tan.”

I’ll be interested to see how the guitar goes over with the members of various electric guitar forums devoted to the Les Paul guitar, many of whom profess to wave their freak flag high — and then consistently support big government reactionary statists such John Kerry and Barack Obama.

As Erika Johnson adds at Hot Air, “you have got to appreciate [Gibson's] sense of humor about the whole drawn-out and extremely shady episode.”

Related: For my 2002 Blogcritics interview with the late Les Paul himself, click here.

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Gibson needs to roll out a ad campaign for this guitar set to Jonathan Edwards' SUNSHINE.

"He can't even run his own life..."
"Some man's trying to run my life..."
"Working starts to make my wonder why..."

Punch back twice as hard.
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One reform I'd like to see is if some prosecution-happy despot, federal, state or local, does something like this and loses the case, restitution should be made to the defendant (for loss due to inability to use seized property) and it should come out of the pockets of the jerks who made the case, not the public coffers.

One thing that is wrong with this country today is that there are too many idiots with too much power and no penalty for being wrong. Yes, Barack Clownsuit Obama is the prime example of this problem.
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