This is the web site of Rob Batten, formerly of Wadesboro, Concord, Charlotte and Wilmington, North Carolina and still residing in a plutocratic dystopia.
Contact me | Archived revisions of this page | Site updated: 17 February 2017
"A nation that makes greatness its polestar can never be free." - Abraham Bishop
ARW? No thanks. I have three letters for them - BDS.
9 January 2017
It occurs to me that tattoos are statements made in an endless variety of pictographic languages. The translation is always "Look at me. I'm a moron."
29 January 2017
So many musicians lost too soon. I don't know what to say anymore. John Wetton 1949-2017. I'll let the music speak for itself. So many great songs I could post here, but for some reason my mind goes to one from the latter years of his career. So many gone at 67.
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My favorite VH1 VJ was John Fugelsang. (Back when he was on the air, VH1's slogan was "Music First." I guess they meant that first they'd broadcast music videos and then move on to the garbage they're airing now.) I probably disagree with him on a lot of things, but I like this quote of his:
"Only in America can you be pro-death penalty, pro-war, pro-unmanned drone bombs, pro-nuclear weapons, pro-guns, pro-torture, pro-land mines and still call yourself pro-life."
1 February 2017
...ageless and timeless, your spirit is free...