Brian Kotowski

Brian Kotowski 16 hours, 3 minutes ago on Diane R. Miller: Playing politics with air, water

"You don't like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election." ~ Barack Obama, lecturing the disgruntled GOP, 10/17/2013

Looks like it's time for the left to follow Preezy's advice.


Brian Kotowski 17 hours, 14 minutes ago on Steven Richheimer: True meaning of the swastika

Unfortunately Steven, you don't get to dictate what it "truly symbolizes." If I recall correctly, 'egregious' used to be synonymous with 'distinguished' or 'eminent.' Those origins are irrelevant to to its present day usage.

Cite Jung and Sanskrit etymology all you like. In the here and now, 卐 = evil.


Brian Kotowski 23 hours, 56 minutes ago on Patrick Curran: Call for more balance

Hi Fred

Intellectual diversity is rigorously condemned & excluded from lefty definitions of inclusion. Your academia example is perhaps the most lurid illustration of the left's ideological totalitarianism. Were the Pilot to conduct your suggested assessment, I suspect it would focus on skin color & gender identity.


Brian Kotowski 1 day, 17 hours ago on Patrick Curran: Call for more balance

NYT: If Donald Trump Targets Journalists, Thank Obama

"Over the past eight years, the administration has prosecuted nine cases involving whistle-blowers and leakers, compared with only three by all previous administrations combined. It has repeatedly used the Espionage Act, a relic of World War I-era red-baiting, not to prosecute spies but to go after government officials who talked to journalists.

Under Mr. Obama, the Justice Department and the F.B.I. have spied on reporters by monitoring their phone records, labeled one journalist an unindicted co-conspirator in a criminal case for simply doing reporting and issued subpoenas to other reporters to try to force them to reveal their sources and testify in criminal cases."

The unindicted co-conspirator jive was perpetrated under the aegis of one of the nation's most draconian war time injunctions: the espionage act. The same authority Nixon used to go after the NYT over the Pentagon Papers.

But after a month in office, Trump is worse. Because name calling. Thanks for clearing that up, libs. You want more Trump? This is the kind of fundamental hypocrisy & dishonesty that will guarantee it.


Brian Kotowski 1 day, 23 hours ago on Patrick Curran: Call for more balance

"The Pilot must (emphasis mine)..."

No it musn't. It should, but it won't. Welcome to the liberal media and its self serving interpretation of freedom of the press. Fortunately, the Pilot is hardly the paper of record. Never has been, never will be. The fact of the matter is that ideologues - on both sides - select themselves out of reportage they find at odds with their own worldviews. Welcome to the new media.

Finally: "false news." Seriously, Chuck? Trump's chest-thumping about massive voter fraud - with ZERO evidence; his administration's elevation of "alternative facts"; suggesting that Raphael Cruz was complicit in JFK's assassination... Until you're willing to call our side on its BS as self-righteously as you do the other, it's impossible to regard you (and the first contributor to this thread) with anything other than disregard. You are both partisan hacks - at best.


Brian Kotowski 5 days, 22 hours ago on John Spezia: Scolding unwarranted

As long as we're cherry picking from the polling orchards... Hispanics back Trump deportations, ending 'sanctuary cities'

"The numbers might even be better for Trump since more weight was given in the poll to Democrats, 36 percent to 33 percent Republican.

On cutting off federal grants to sanctuary cities, 46 percent of Hispanic voters agreed, 43 percent opposed. Overall, the margin was 59 percent support to 29 percent oppose."

Which could have more than a little bit to with Hillary's current status as a has-been, not to mention the Dems' exile to the wilderness.


Brian Kotowski 6 days, 22 hours ago on Cindy Ruzicka: Swastika quiz question is troubling

Given that A) the perpetrator(s) are unknown, and B) so many of these "hate crimes" turn out to be hoaxes, it might be a good idea to dial back the outrage, at least until the facts are in.


Brian Kotowski 1 week ago on Rabbi Mark Asher Goodman: Community on edge

Given that A) the perpetrator(s) are unknown, and B) so many of these "hate crimes" turn out to be hoaxes, it is not unreasonable to avoid making any judgements either way.