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John Hammer’s False Narratives

April 13, 2012

From John Hammer in The Rhino Times on Barack Obama:

He said that Rev. Jeremiah Wright was his religious mentor, that Wright was the man who brought him to Christianity, and that he attended Wright’s church for some 20 years. But when the public found out the hatred for white people and for this country that Wright preached, they were outraged. So then Obama compared Wright to some elderly uncle who said weird stuff but who people didn’t pay any attention to. Wright was the pastor of the church. The church was built around his beliefs. But Obama dropped him like a hot potato.

What about Bill Ayers, who is a terrorist who was not convicted based on a technicality. Ayers recently said that he woke up every morning hoping to end capitalism, but every night he had to admit that he had failed. He is a man who, like Wright, really hates the United States and would like to see the government come tumbling down. All the evidence points to the fact that he was a good friend of Obama’s. The first time Obama ran for office, Ayers held Obama’s first fundraiser in his own home. But when people raised questions about the radical beliefs of Ayers, Obama said he was just a guy who lived in the neighborhood. Clearly that was not true, but it is hard to prove who’s friends with whom without some first-person accounts, and those seem to be missing.

The insinuation is that Obama is a liar and hates America just as much as Wright and Ayers. That’s a preposterous contention given Obama’s continuing expansion of domestic militarization, removal of due process and illegal assassinations. The reality is that Obama put some distance between his old friends precisely because he found some new friends with a lot more power and money. The sudden lurch toward totalitarianism by the Obama administration makes certain there will be no more Wrights and Ayers around in future.

This is an example of a false narrative perpetrated by John Hammer in order to appeal to the social retards who are his audience and don’t know any better.

From Hammer in The Rhino Times on the noise ordinance:

In downtown Greensboro we have one club that is causing 90 percent of the noise problems – Greene Street Club. What Greene Street demands as its right in downtown Greensboro – a place where people work, play, eat and sleep – is that it be allowed to play music as loud as it wants outdoors on its rooftop at any hour of the day or night. Greene Street and its proponents are arguing that the club has the right, not to play music inside the club as loud as they want and at any hour of the day or night, but outside on a rooftop where the sound carries and disturbs people in their homes in at least three different buildings.

90 percent? Really? And as Ed Cone posted yesterday:

[H]as anybody but John Hammer ever said anything like that about the noise issue?

This is another example of a false narrative spun by Hammer.

From Hammer in The Rhino Times on The Greene Street Club a couple of weeks ago:

We have more experience with Greene Street Club being a bad neighbor than most because they share our parking lot. They don’t own it or pay rent on it; we do. But they treat our parking lot, driveway and alley like it is theirs. They block our alley and our driveway, although rarely both at the same time. They use our parking lot as if it belonged to them and never pick up the trash that is left behind by their employees and customers.

I’ve been cussed out more than once for the crime of asking someone to move their band van, not off our property but just over far enough to get by. Our office manager was physically threatened by the security guards for Greene Street Club for trying to preserve some of our parking spaces for the people who had a legal right to park in them.

At the subsequent meeting of city council, where downtown supporters gathered to oppose the noise ordinance, Robbie Efird, owner of the Greene Street Club, spoke about how they had spent millions working diligently with city staff and engineers to convert the old First Home Federal building into a bar with catwalks. He certainly did not conduct himself like a “bad neighbor.”

From Hammer in The Rhino Times, reporting on the noise ordinance:

Jim Weeks – an attorney whose office is on Greene Street in the same block as the Greene Street Club and who lives right around the corner from the club on West Market Street in the condos next door to the World Headquarters of The Rhinoceros Times – said that he was never bothered by noise from the club.

I find it strange that Weeks did not concur with Hammer that the Greene Street Club was a bad neighbor. I submit this is another example of Hammer uttering a false narrative.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Lee Williams permalink
    April 13, 2012 6:06 pm

    I thought you would be defending John Hammer, a fellow Republican?

    • April 13, 2012 6:15 pm

      I realize this will be difficult for your small, unused binary brain, but life is complicated and we take each issue one at a time. And sometimes we are initially wrong and have to reassess as more info becomes available.

    • bullua permalink
      April 14, 2012 12:14 pm

      “I thought you would be defending John Hammer, a fellow Republican?”

      So by your standard, Republicans should be ashamed of themselves for not defending Ted Bundy’s decades-long murderous rampage. After all, Ted Bundy was very active in his state’s Republican Party. Shame on them for not coming to the defense of one of their own.

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