Brian Kotowski

Brian Kotowski 1 hour, 37 minutes ago on Our view: Cameras don't change their stories

There have been too many incidents where police officers have threatened, browbeaten, arrested and detained civilians who are filming them.

My understanding is that it is perfectly legal to shoot film/pics of cops, as long as you don't get in their way. Perhaps one of our resident attorneys can verify or invalidate that assertion.


Brian Kotowski 1 hour, 57 minutes ago on Snow tire legislation loses traction in Colorado Senate

Mark is right, of course. It's the Pilot's house. They can be as heavy handed or as lax as they choose to be.

As far as enforcing civility, I was told (by Brent Boyer) that the Pilot lacks the resources to assign a babysitter.

I disagree with your objection to the identity disclosure, I think the overall tenor is much improved. If Pat West gets his knickers in a twist over me calling someone a crybaby, he would have been reduced to the fetal position in the bad old days of the anonymous forum. There's only one former member whose contributions I miss (MrTaiChi).


Brian Kotowski 3 hours, 16 minutes ago on Snow tire legislation loses traction in Colorado Senate

Not quite as draconian as Ms. Schlichtman’s predecessor Brent Boyer, who told crowded room at one of their ‘coffee & a newspaper’ meetings that a flagged comment=automatic removal, 100% of the time.


Brian Kotowski 1 day, 5 hours ago on Snow tire legislation loses traction in Colorado Senate

I and others here have personally discussed this policy with "THE EDITOR." We have been apprised by "THE EDITOR" that this forum is ignored by "THE EDITOR" until one of our resident crybabies flags a contribution for removal, and deletion is automatic. "THE EDITOR" has thus empowered our resident crybabies as anonymous censors. Anonymous is being generous; cowardly might be more appropriate.


Brian Kotowski 1 day, 6 hours ago on Snow tire legislation loses traction in Colorado Senate

I see the resident crybabies are hard at work, valiantly deleting the posts that make them cry. And not having the courage to stand up and say 'I did it.' I'm actually marginally sympathetic - I find the all caps caterwauling to be a little childish. But my skin is thicker than the fragile rice paper that fails to insulate the crybabies from the horrific assaults of CAPITAL LETTERS. It's not quite burning someone alive in a cage, but damn if it isn't close. For the rice paper brigade, anyway.


Brian Kotowski 4 days, 2 hours ago on Jim Clark: Why do we have to call it 'Mud Season'?

Oh fer Pete's sake. Let's call it "Gentle Spring Breeze & Frolic In The Meadow Season." We can rename Congress to "Our Most Eminently Responsible Stewards Of The Nation's Finances." And let's be sure to call Aaron Hernandez "The Guy You Want Your Son To Be Like And Your Daughter To Bring Home", from here on out.


Brian Kotowski 1 week, 5 days ago on April Stools Day event cleans up local parks, trails

When I still lived in town there was an open green area in the neighborhood where the dog owners would congregate. About this time every year we'd do our annual spring doo harvest, and posted signs on strategically located telephone polls to announce date & time. The first couple of years the signs were removed because some witless bureaucrat had deemed them 'inappropriate.'

I think it's inappropriate for bureaucrats to breed.


Brian Kotowski 2 weeks, 1 day ago on Police sergeant: Patrol division ‘wholeheartedly’ supportive of Rae, DelValle

The long knives are out, aren't they? This is beginning to remind me of Darren Wilson and Michael Brown. 'Hands up don't shoot', anyone? Which Eric Holder's Justice Dept was forced to concede never happened and was a load of crap. But it didn't stop Holder, POTUS, and their pet whore Al Sharpton from fanning the flames. Never let good witch hunt go to waste.

The accused in this sordid affair are guilty or they're not. Seems to me the reasonable thing to do would be to await the results of the investigation. But for the 'guilty until proven innocent' crowd, not so much.


Brian Kotowski 2 weeks, 2 days ago on Coogan out, new police investigator named

A very dim ray of sunshine barely shining through this ridiculous mess - the city appears as least marginally responsive to public pressure & outcry.