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Yeah, I certainly didn't mean anything political. Then again, in today's polarized society, there are folks who seem to want to inject politics into everything, even if it is just to say, "Don't turn this into politics."

 

I just wondered if there's somewhere to get a union-made guitar strap.

The reference to "the goings-on in Madison, Columbus, and Indiana" made it political.

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The reference to "the goings-on in Madison, Columbus, and Indiana" made it political.

 

That's exactly what I'm talking about. Madison, Columbus and Indianapolis have been in the news, and that made me wonder about union-made guitar straps. Then again, I suppose there are folks who see the word "union" and think that anyone asking about them has a political agenda. I just don't get that.

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That's exactly what I'm talking about. Madison, Columbus and Indianapolis have been in the news, and that made me wonder about union-made guitar straps. Then again, I suppose there are folks who see the word "union" and think that anyone asking about them has a political agenda. I just don't get that.

Where we are in this conversation is where I hoped it would not go. The reason those places are in the news is due to the politics surrounding unions.

Prefacing your inquiry the way you did drew a political line. You do get it or you wouldn't have phrased it that way. Some people may not be aware of what is happening in those places and not get the connection.

I grew up in a union household. My dad, at 88, is still a member of the IBEW. It doesn't bother me if you're interested in getting a union made guitar strap.

I'll sign off on this topic unless asked to comment further.

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What is politics does not mean the same thing to everyone. By definition, many discussions and issues concerning thengs here involve politics, like forgeries and quality and reputation, but to most, the definition of politics is lying and arguing or having an agenda.

 

Making a reference to union political happenings and inquiring about about where to make a purchase is obviously involving politics, but how does one simply ask such a question and make efforts to support union without getting into a debate or make efforts to convince anyone of one thing or another? Most union members and supporters simply want to support each other and support unions in general without getting involved with a political debate about it. It is political, yes, but political in the sense of inciting or opening up a debate? most that i know, not in the least.

 

Most poeple that are union think simply about earning a living and how to best go about that, and don't really consider that being political.

 

If by default being supporting union is considered by default political and a bad thing because of it, then we all have lost more than we think we have. Now it is political. Having a opinion and a voice is by definition political, but we all draw the line on what is political at different places. If by the mention of the word union means political, then you draw the line behind my feet. I do not have a problem where i stand, and i can take as many steps forward as you wish without being ugly.

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Back to the original question!

 

Most, if not all, products made in a union shop will have the "Union Made" symbol somewhere on the packaging or label, and in fact there was an advertising slogan used years ago that said "look for 'Union Made' on the label", or something like that.

 

Now there certainly isn't much packaging or labeling on guitar straps hanging on a rack at Guitar Center, just maybe a "hang tag". Check the manufactures info on the hang tag.

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Although I happen to support unions, I don't think this forum is the place for a discussion of their merits or shortcomings. We all hold views that others don't share and that will offend others. That's just the way it is. This is not the place, in my judgment, to air those views when they are not directly related to the stated purpose of this forum. I'm happy to argue my point of view but that's not why I visit this forum. I get offended by political posts from people whose politics I disagree with. I'd like to retain my right to complain about such posts. I can only do that if I don't apply a double standard.

 

Not trying to ruffle feathers or be critical of anyone. Things haven't gotten nasty here. But it seems to be headed in that direction.

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That's exactly what I'm talking about. Madison, Columbus and Indianapolis have been in the news, and that made me wonder about union-made guitar straps. Then again, I suppose there are folks who see the word "union" and think that anyone asking about them has a political agenda. I just don't get that.

I,m sorry if you don,t 'get that'....But perhaps you need to slither back under your rock, Bro!

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In light of the goings-on in Madison, Columbus and Indiana, I started wondering if there are any union-made guitar straps out there. I wanna buy one. Anyone know of any?

 

(I figured it'd be ok to post the question here since Gibson and Epiphones used to be union-made.)

I really don,t quite get your question. Do you mean American made? Or specifically American 'Union Made'? Made in USA is hard to find these days.....THANKS to the unions, which are 'political BS'.....

Aren't you glad you asked? Now 'go figure' again...

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I,m sorry if you don,t 'get that'....But perhaps you need to slither back under your rock, Bro!

 

I'm confused. I asked a simple question: Does anyone know if there are any union-made guitar straps. There was no political agenda. I wasn't disrespectful. Didn't call anyone names. Either someone knows the answer or they don't. And for merely asking the question, I'm told to "slither back under" my rock? How is that civil? And what does that have to do with answering my question?

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Sorry, No, I can,t answer your question. Merely commenting like the previous 9 or 10 comments....Rod

 

Then if you had nothing to contribute, why the rudeness? Why tell me to slither back under my rock?

 

(Handy Punctuation Tip: The punctuation used in a contraction is called an apostrophe. It looks like this: ')

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Although I happen to support unions, I don't think this forum is the place for a discussion of their merits or shortcomings. We all hold views that others don't share and that will offend others. That's just the way it is. This is not the place, in my judgment, to air those views when they are not directly related to the stated purpose of this forum. I'm happy to argue my point of view but that's not why I visit this forum. I get offended by political posts from people whose politics I disagree with. I'd like to retain my right to complain about such posts. I can only do that if I don't apply a double standard.

 

Not trying to ruffle feathers or be critical of anyone. Things haven't gotten nasty here. But it seems to be headed in that direction.

perhaps you are right. this seems to have come true as well. ideally, i would like to think that if someone wanted to discuss politics, it could be done in a productive fashion, and if it happens on any forum, poeple should have a right to. but the right to have a discussion about something NOT involving politics should be respected. especially with the hate that seems to come with it.

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