This is the web site of Rob Batten, formerly of Wadesboro, Concord, Charlotte and Wilmington, North Carolina.

Contact me   |   Site updated:  September Equinox 2016   Robert Batten II

 Time heals the wounds no one can see...

While on the subject of time, I want to note that I created my first web page twenty years ago... more from my October 2015 site re-launch is breaking in my soul...

2 August 2016

 My email address will soon change.

26 August 2016

 I've missed you every day for a long time, but your birthdays are especially hard. Mom, you are irreplaceable. I love you.

29 August 2016

Dottie T. Batten

29 August 1947 - 6 October 2014

 ...ageless and timeless, your spirit is free...

End Alzheimer's Disease

I just read that football season is back and thought to myself "Ugh, yuck, boring." Then I remembered how funny it was that the Crapolina Panthers choked when it counted in February. My mood improved. Then I laughed reading about Gary Johnson (of the Republican-lite Johnson/Weld ticket) not knowing what Aleppo is. Yikes, a Sarah Palin kind of moment. I don't know what I miss less, being a Republican or being a Libertarian. Let's see. Last vote for a Republican - May 2000. Last vote for a Libertarian - November 2004. Last vote for a Democrat - never! Oh well, "Tempus Fugit."

8 September 2016

Never forget - 7 August 2001. One of seven CIA warnings issued to the Bush administration between June and September that an Al Qaeda attack was imminent.

I'm so glad that I never cast a vote for Shrubya (in the 2000 primary I voted for Alan Keyes, not that it made any difference). In a just world, Bush and his "reformed" Trotskyist cabal would be rotting in prison for criminal negligence and war crimes.

Don't be sad today, be angry. Be angry at the fundamentalist hijackers who murdered so many, angry at the unswervingly pro-Israel American foreign policy that provoked them, and be angry at the incompetent ideologue and his cronies who let them succeed.

11 September 2016

As an addendum to yesterday's post, I'll point out that there was plenty of incompetence during the previous administration as well. However, Clinton was no longer president and the subsequent administration had seven months to get seriously focused on Al Qaeda. It did not, and now we live in a surveillance state.

12 September 2016

A way to get athletes to stop kneeling during the national anthem is to stop having such flag/state worship services before every sporting event. #idolatry

September Equinox 2016

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