Gorilla Glue responds: Don’t glue Obama down

The president of the Gorilla Glue Co. has a message: Its product, while terribly effective as an adhesive, should not be used to glue anyone to their seat.

Especially not the president of the United States.

In response to former Georgia Gov. and U.S. Sen. Zell Miller’s comments Thursday that President Barack Obama should have Gorilla Glue placed in his Oval Office chair and be told to “sit awhile,” Gorilla Glue President Peter Ragland felt compelled to respond.

In a statement to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Ragland said:

“Zell Miller’s recent comments have thrust our product and company into the limelight. While our products are known for being strong and tough, we certainly would not advocate attempting to glue the leader of the free world to his chair.”

MIller’s comments came in Atlanta in a speech to the annual gathering of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a national organization of conservative state lawmakers. Miller was complaining that Obama has been “gallivanting” around the world and ought to stay in the U.S. and focus on domestic issues.

The comments raised eyebrows among some who wondered if there was a racial overtone to Miller’s choice of adhesive products. But, according The Associated Press, several Atlanta black leaders felt that accusation foolish.

Ragland doesn’t address that particular controversy in his statement, but does indicate at least a measure of support for Obama and his agenda.

The release points out that Gorilla Glue, a family owned company headquartered in Cincinnati, “represents just the type of growing small business that President Obama mentions as the job creators in our country. Gorilla Glue continues to: create new jobs, boast of no lay-offs, provide healthcare for all full-time employees and proudly make all products in the U.S.A.”

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Will Jones - Atlanta

July 17th, 2009
7:24 pm

So Zell, tell us how Gorilla Glue became your glue of choice. Jimmy Carter’s done some furniture making. What woodwork have you done, Zell, that’s put Gorilla Glue on your “workbench,” and in your speech-writing?

I met a guy in college a couple times who used the “N-word” to gather around him sympathetic racists. No “code,” just anti-American racism. It worked for awhile: He became a U.S. Senator, just like you.

I’ve never heard of your woodworking interest, Zell, and can’t imagine how you came to be so interested in that particular adhesive.

Have you ever used Gorilla Glue, Zell? Many years ago I used its predecessor in the market for what then was a new thing: polyurethane-adhesive. What do you use to get it off your hands? You seem to have it on your mind.

I’m willing to bet you’ve never used Gorilla Glue, Zell. I’m beginning to think you never did an honest day’s work in your life, and you’re on a good retirement on our dime.

Or is it a real cute whitetrash racist, “inside” joke you’re using with your fellow-travelers, instead of having the guts to use the N-word like George Allen did?

Illiterate Statists!

July 17th, 2009
7:58 pm

Will Jones Dash Atlanta went to college? Go figger.

Joseph

July 17th, 2009
8:09 pm

Will Jones great points and post!

I’ve seen, tried to fix my boots with it though it didn’t work for that project, not the fault of the Gorilla Glue.

But good point, Gorilla Glue is fairly new and still doesn’t have the name recognition of Super Glue or Elmers Glue (that is from Zell’s time) Duco glue is from my time. Liquid Nails is an adhesive used by many. So yea why pick Gorilla Glue. It either represents code words or evidences Zell Millers lack of grasp.

Obama4life

July 17th, 2009
8:17 pm

Get a life people. Even I don’t think Zell is a racist . As long as you go out of your to seek racism you will always be able to find it.

csquared

July 17th, 2009
8:26 pm

I like the points Will raised. I know and use Gorilla glue, but the regular man on the street, probably doesn’t. As for Zell, he may not be racist, but he was wearing a racist’s uniform when he made the Gorilla Glue comment. I guess that’s called speaking to your audience.

DWH

July 17th, 2009
8:33 pm

Knowing Zell’s overthought-for-folksy-effect words, he probably just used that product because it sounds funny. Seriously, the guy loves the spotlight and isn’t going to jeoparidse it by making purposely racist remark. He IS a turncoat and an opportunist, but he isn’t politically stupid.

Billy

July 17th, 2009
8:38 pm

I’d like to seal old Zell’s lips with Gorilla Glue. The bum needs to be taught to keep his mouth shut.

JEM

July 17th, 2009
8:49 pm

Please. I am no fan of Zell’s, but to accuse him of using the brand name Gorilla Glue in a racist context is reaching, folks.

peachseed

July 17th, 2009
8:52 pm

It is hilarious the bicching and moaning that goes on here. It isn’t a racist comment to reference Gorilla glue. It is readily available at all hardware stores, H. Depot, Lowes, etc. It is a quality product. You can also find it at Wal-Mart, in the hardware section. The Anti-Monkey Butt powder is in the pharmacy area, but they carry that to ;>)

Ayn Rand was right

July 17th, 2009
8:56 pm

Puleez…is Zell a racist or is Mr. Ragland a racist…why did he name his adhesive Gorilla Glue? Maybe it is a club…a klan…or maybe you idiots should just get a life and stop looking for the boogie man around every corner.

Pete

July 17th, 2009
9:11 pm

Duct tape. He should have said duct tape :-)

Stick In The Mud

July 17th, 2009
9:34 pm

Who is this Zell character? And where was he the last eight years when the Republicans were in power? Oh, I forgot, he’s one of them…..that certainly explains why we never heard these speeches when the deficit was doubled, the nation was lied into war, torture and murder became American policy and corruption in the financial markets and congress brought this country to the brink of collapse.

No bigger fool than an old fool! Exit stage left your day passed 40 years ago.

Cool Reply

July 17th, 2009
9:40 pm

Thank you, Gorilla Glue, for your cool response to zell’s idiotic comment. A fine small company that is another successful example of President Obama’s plan’s.

zell miller is a joke

Don Byers

July 17th, 2009
9:45 pm

Ole Zell has been braying again..jackasses do that, ya know.

Daisy Moody

July 17th, 2009
9:50 pm

Where has Zell been?

NHP

July 17th, 2009
9:52 pm

ooooh oohhh aaaah aaahhhh !!!!

This is BS

July 17th, 2009
9:58 pm

Let’s see if Gorilla Glue can make the same boasts this time next year…

Boots

July 17th, 2009
10:16 pm

Give it up!

Zig Zag Zell is nothing but a senile old man who once challenged TV commentators to a freakin’ duel.

Some become wise ol’ men. Others become stupid ol’ fools. Which is Zell? You decide.

Fed Up with Obama worship

July 17th, 2009
10:16 pm

The more you let stuff like this distract you, the closer we come to a Socialist, or at worse a communist nation. Do you think that the Chinese will continue to loan us money to support our gimme, gimme, gimme appetite? Only a moron would! It is time to get spending under control, and realize the Federal Government is full of people WHO DO NOT CARE!! As long as they get their paycheck, and spend all the money they are budgeted. Why don’t people ask; “Why is there no way for extra money to be given back to the taxpayers?” “Why do we stay silent to such waste?”
Keep focus on the real issue; we are still losing jobs in 6 figure amounts, each WEEK!! What about that? Where is the debate?

whatever

July 17th, 2009
10:37 pm

I’m not a fan of Zell but he makes a point with a well-known product that works very well and everyone turns it into a racial thing. I’m sure Gorilla Glue is smiling all the way to the bank. So, where were all the protesters when the company decided to name their product “Gorilla Glue”???

Reality

July 17th, 2009
10:56 pm

Those whose eyebrows are raised should worry about things that matter, for example, yet another of PresBOs crambills in guise of what he calls health care reform (better known as stick it to those who actually work for a living and contribute to society) —

The health care overhauls released to date would increase, not reduce, the burgeoning long-term health costs facing the government, Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf said Thursday

Just Watching

July 17th, 2009
10:59 pm

There’s no RACIST like a Black RACIST!!!!!!!!! All proven in the blogs!!!!!

Question

July 17th, 2009
10:59 pm

…several Atlanta black leaders felt that accusation foolish.

Wait a minute, we’re talking about Atlanta, GA, correct??? Just wait for Jesse or Al — they’ll demand a boycott on Gorilla Glue…

People's Commissar Obama

July 17th, 2009
11:01 pm

Cool Reply,

Obama can’t engineer an economic recovery, only create an economic depression.

Read “American’s Great Depression” by Rothbard next time.

Jule

July 17th, 2009
11:02 pm

Question at 10:59 — Jesse and Al have moved beyond boycotts — they now have a little thing they call extortion!!!

david dial

July 17th, 2009
11:34 pm

Zell Miller is an idiot. He should glue his mouth shut.

My Two Cents

July 18th, 2009
2:41 am

Oh, yes, bring up the race issue again… I would be disappointed if it didn’t start up. Believe me, who cares? Let Zell be Zell.

Will Jones - Atlanta

July 18th, 2009
5:20 am

Please enlighten us all with a personal testimonial as to just how you use Gorilla Glue in your woodworking. Their merchandising and packaging is great. Tell us about your specific experience with it to know just “how well” it “works.” Then please share your knowledge of Zell Miller’s woodworking.

whatever
July 17th, 2009
10:37 pm

I’m not a fan of Zell but he makes a point with a well-known product that works very well and everyone turns it into a racial thing. I’m sure Gorilla Glue is smiling all the way to the bank. So, where were all the protesters when the company decided to name their product “Gorilla Glue”???

CORE VALUES

July 18th, 2009
6:15 am

Zell is a PATRIOT! This old MARINE is right on the money. I know Zell and he is no racist. GOVERNMENT HEALTH CARE! CAP & TRADE! INEFFECTIVE STIMULUS! HIGHER TAXES ARE COMING! SOCIALISM! WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

Gerald West

July 18th, 2009
6:45 am

Zell Miller??? Isn’t he the one who was a good state governor, became a mediocre senator, then turned bonkers in senity and supported George Bush for President?

CORE VALUES

July 18th, 2009
6:56 am

As Americans we should be outraged at our congress for PASSING BILLS UNREAD and IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. The idea of congress not serving the people but serving their self interest sickens me. We all take our FREEDOM in this country for granted. We need to be ALERT and VIGILANT against the threats of our freemdoms being slowly taken away.

John Doyle Atlanta

July 18th, 2009
6:56 am

Very glad that Mr.Miller did not mention Crazy Glue.Zell,thank you for being honest.

Kevin

July 18th, 2009
7:42 am

Not sure how we went for Gorilla glue to racism. I though all races could use gorilla clue? This constant “he said something that I don’t like means racism” is only the failure of an individual to use logic and not emotion to make a point. These are small minds. The facts are President Obama and his Congress are spending like drunken sailors; a health care bill that the Congressional Budget Office said will not add to the federal deficit; a Cap and Trade bill which will cost you 3K per tax payer and makes home purchasing that much more expensive is just the start. I recommend you read the bills before you comment and keep your diatribes for your friends if you want to make a point in an open disagreement.

So What

July 18th, 2009
7:45 am

This is such a silly matter. It appears that all criticism of Dear Leader from a white person is deemed racist or inappropriate by his many mymirdons including the president of Gorilla Glue.

Rico Suave

July 18th, 2009
9:14 am

Whole lotta fuss about nothing.

Ragland ain’t supporting Obama. He’s simply protecting his brand once the Nutroots and wacko Leftists started screaming and trying to turn Sen. Miller’s quip into more “evidence” of anti-Obama Racism.

For your info, Obama Disciples, Ragland’s only campaign contribution was to President Bush–or as you loving Democrap/Puffington Host Myrmidons refer to him: Chimpy-McBush-Hitler:

http://fundrace.huffingtonpost.com/neighbors.php?type=name&lname=Ragland&fname=Peter

Don’t you wackos have better things to do, like ruin our economy, screw up my health care or simply perform your cushy and meaningless government job?

Dell

July 18th, 2009
9:21 am

In our area, Gorilla Glue is a popular product, and the saying of using Gorilla Glue to solve a tough problem is not uncommon.

Will Jones - Atlanta

July 18th, 2009
9:44 am

Dell – Please tell us of your last few applications of Gorilla Glue by you or those in your “area.”

Daedalus

July 18th, 2009
9:46 am

Y’all really think Zell was a good governor? That’s selective memory. When he ran for office in 1990 he promised to reduce gridlock, take on the GDOT’s pave everything mentality and move Georgia forward. His only accomplishment — the Georgia Lottery.

Wow. What a novel idea. Governments have been running lotteries for decades.

And on transportation? A big fat zero — he brought us Wayne Shackelford after all.

Is he a racist? No. Is he an idiot and overrated politician? Yup.

PTC DAWG

July 18th, 2009
10:15 am

Gorilla Glue is the best glue around…only an idiot would get on Zell for this…and obviously, Atlanta is full of idiots.

Will Jones - Atlanta

July 18th, 2009
10:15 am

And the lottery is run out of 99%RC, Mob-run Rhode Island and the president of the company which Zell gave our state’s lottery franchise to is/was a convicted felon.

Notice the multiple times a Mob bagman/lawyer has won the Jackpot; or a Mob bagman’s Ecuadorean cleaning lady from whom we’ve heard nothing after winning over $200 million?

You sold us to the Mob, Zell…and you’re racist…cause, guess what? You’re whitetrash.

Will Jones - Atlanta

July 18th, 2009
10:17 am

Tell us the last three applications of Gorilla Glue you made, PTC DAWG, if you would, please.

Tom Sharp

July 18th, 2009
10:19 am

My guess is that Zell Miller was alluding to the products advertisements about how well it adheres items together, as is well known by anyone who reads their ads. My guess too is that Will Jones-Atlanta is a trouble maker…… read that LIBERAL.

Will Jones - Atlanta

July 18th, 2009
11:13 am

The “Sharp” family with whom I grew up was Roman Catholic. America’s LIBERAL Founder, Author, and Prophet, Thomas Jefferson, believed Rome and its pedophile priesthood to be “an engine for enslaving mankind,”"the real Anti-Christ.” Are you of that “Sharp” clan?

Tom Sharp, do you have a “problem” with the “trouble” “de facto” LIBERAL Mr. Jefferson made for the Old Sectarian Order’s king and pope, when he established the New Secular Order? Are you not comfortable with the liberal, utopian conception of individual sovereignty? American Exceptionalism? Need a king, pope, or fascist to tell you the nature of the Universe, and to make you behave properly and righteously? You think exercising Free Speech is “trouble making?”

“Crazy” glue would have been honest usage by Miller. His use of “Gorilla Glue” was racist “code,” and an evil attempt by a whitetrash racist of anti-American “humor,” and “Tom Sharp” is his “kin.”

Just Watching

July 18th, 2009
11:14 am

My guess about Will Jones-Atlanta is that he is probably 2nd or 3rd generation welfare hog from some ghetto who is among the many in Atlanta that still feel like “Whitey” owes him something because he is BLACK!!!!

Will Jones - Atlanta

July 18th, 2009
11:43 am

Calling me BLACK I take as a compliment, anonymous “Just Watching,” outsider, nobody from nowhere, for Blacks, critical to the Whig Founding of America, in fulfillment of the ancient prophecy of “all nations flowing into one new Nation,” by Blacks, Whites, Jews, and Gentiles (look on the back of the $2 Bill), are by nature, and due to survival of the inhumane treatment and racism reflected by those of racist, whitetrash Zell MIller’s ilk, on margin, almost universally closer to G-d.

Tom Sharp

July 18th, 2009
12:26 pm

What we need to understand is that Will is mentally ill. What we need to concentrate on is how the nuts got control of the institution.

Will Jones - Atlanta

July 18th, 2009
1:19 pm

Bingo! Don’t care to deny you’re “hit,” papist? Would rather employ “ad hominem” instead of the reasoned public discourse which made America great?

Will Jones - Atlanta

July 18th, 2009
1:20 pm

…and blessed by G-d?

Core Values

July 18th, 2009
4:07 pm

ZELL, Thank You for your service to your country as a Marine and as a servant to the people of this country. May God Bless you and your Family.

Willis

July 18th, 2009
9:11 pm

How dare you idiots accuse the great Zell Miller of being a racist. The man that got the Hope scholarship going that allows more blacks than whites to go to college and get the education to become doctors, lawers, supreme court justice, and maybe even president of the United States Of Amrerica. Now bow your racist heads in shame and ask the good Lord for forgivness.

Will Jones - Atlanta

July 19th, 2009
5:10 am

Yeah, “right” – Zell’s not really a racist, he just plays one in front of gatherings of fascists and Nazis to entertain them.

SugarHillDawg

July 19th, 2009
9:30 am

You Statists don’t like Zell running down Chairman Barack do you? Now you know how we feel about RINOS!!

SugarHillDawg

July 19th, 2009
9:33 am

WJA, you all are the fascists and Nazis! We want people to own their own companies. It’s SO tiresome having to explain to BRAINLESS liberals how their insults just define who they are!!

Garth

July 19th, 2009
8:18 pm

Okay, I last used Gorillia Glue to glue the leg back into a wooden chair. Wonderful stuff. Apparently some people here see a racist behind every three. Why don’t you get all over
the NFL, because I’ve never seen one black punter or field goal kicker in the entire league in the last 40 years. What Zell was trying to tell you is that Obama is spending way too much time away from actually running this country, you know, the USSA–The United Socialist States of America.!

Will Jones - Atlanta

July 19th, 2009
9:44 pm

You ain’t got nothing good to do with Sugar Hilll if you like the draft-dodging 9/11-committing closet-queen George W. Bush…unless you’re some of the whitetrash around there. No self-respecting Georgian supports the Roman Anti-Christ served by him and his family for five generations fronting for Vatican-banker Rockefeller – once a Baptist, but now the Vatican bank whose present generation is Roman Catholic…knowing which side of their corrupt bread has the butter on it.

Cracker racist is all. Not American.

Will Jones - Atlanta

July 19th, 2009
10:11 pm

Garth – Tell us about your use of GG: did you get any on your fingers? Did you put anything on the wood of the chair before you squeezed on some GG? Tell us a few things so it doesn’t seem as if you’re making it up about using GG, ’cause maybe you’re just a cracker racist like Zell.

keno

July 22nd, 2009
10:05 am

Off his meds again.

Lville

July 27th, 2009
5:06 pm

I guess you could find a racial overtone to any of the glue products out there if you really tried. Get a life people!

roquelaire

July 28th, 2009
11:27 am

I don’t think Zell is smart enough to be a racist.