Brian Kotowski

Brian Kotowski 1 week, 1 day ago on Jim Dudley: Rearranging the deck chairs

It is rare that I react to an NYT op-ed with anything other than knee-jerk contempt and dismissal. But Mr. Domenech's musings contain elements that are worth considering. Given Trump's bonafides as a an establishment big-government whore, I could see him going along with a good deal of this. It may be the least malignant most politically feasible proposal I've seen. Which is not to be construed as an endorsement.

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Brian Kotowski 1 week, 1 day ago on Jim Dudley: Rearranging the deck chairs

Bowman's reply perfectly encapsulates the American left. Big Bro is shafting people and they don't like it? Boo hoo. Bonus points since the people grabbing their ankles are the degenerates we disagree with. Your 11 yr old is suspended for bringing kindergarten cutlery to school? Boo hoo. Conservative speakers are bullied, assaulted, and hospitalized? Boo hoo, crybabies.

You want more Trump, gang? That's how you get more Trump.

In other news, Trump & the GOP seem bent on screwing the pooch with their steaming pile of ObamacareLite. Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.

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Brian Kotowski 1 week, 2 days ago on Jim Dudley: Rearranging the deck chairs

My premiums and deductibles have nearly tripled under Obamacare, and my reward is inferior coverage. On the bright side, my policy does cover prenatal care and drug counseling. All I need now is a uterus and an addiction, and I'll be in like Flynn. Thanks, Obamacare!

Obamacare is a lame horse. Put a bullet in its head already.

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Brian Kotowski 2 weeks, 4 days ago on Steamboat chief says more officers needed

Newsflash, newsies: spellcheck ≠ editing or proofreading: "... Steamboat Springs Police Chief Cory Christensen has given the City Council a head's up that he will ask to hire for more officers."

For is the correct spelling of for. But not four. Nor fore. For goodness sake. Fore!

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Brian Kotowski 2 weeks, 6 days ago on Steve Zansberg: ‘Fake news,’ ‘the lying press’

Hi Joe

Methinks thou dost protest too much. By your own definition, Zansberg (whom I've never heard of until now) is an editorialist - by definition, a writer of "rant(s)" - in furtherance of his own ideological or partisan dogma. Anything but an "unbiased journalist." I'm unclear as to why you expect an "editorialist" to be a practitioner of "unbiased journal(ism)" in the first place.

On a whim, I googled "George Will Obama" - the first hit was this piece from January 4 (while Preezy was still the sitting President), wherein Will refers to a sitting American President as Obama - not President Obama - but merely Obama. Zansberg refers to Trump as Trump. Will refers to Obama as Obama. Is George Will guilty "of doing everything possible to destroy" a presidency because he called the President by his name, but omitted the title? If not, why?

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Brian Kotowski 2 weeks, 6 days ago on Steve Zansberg: ‘Fake news,’ ‘the lying press’

Hi Joe

I rarely refer to the 44th President of the United States as President Obama. I generally call him "Preezy" or "Barry" or "44" or "BHO". As to his predecessor, it's usually "W", "Bush", "43", or "Jr". My preferred nics for 42 are typically "Slick Willie" or "Bubba." With 41, I'm known to spout off "Daddy Bush", "Pappy", "GHWB", or "41." As for our 40th chief exec, I tend to go with "Ronaldus Magnus." For 39, it's generally "Jimmah." Do you find any (or all ) of that shorthand objectionable? If not, why?

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Brian Kotowski 2 weeks, 6 days ago on Steve Zansberg: ‘Fake news,’ ‘the lying press’

In other news, The Clinton Foundation Shuts Down Clinton Global Initiative

"But as soon as Clinton lost the election, many of the criticisms directed toward the Clinton Foundation were reaffirmed. Foreign governments began pulling out of annual donations, signaling the organization’s clout was predicated on donor access to the Clintons, rather than its philanthropic work. In November, the Australian government confirmed it “has not renewed any of its partnerships with the scandal-plagued Clinton Foundation, effectively ending 10 years of taxpayer-funded contributions worth more than $88 million.” The government of Norway also drastically reduced their annual donations, which reached $20 million a year in 2015."

I guess it's tougher to whore yourself out to foreign pimps, once you no longer have access to the power & influence they want to buy.

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Brian Kotowski 2 weeks, 6 days ago on Steve Zansberg: ‘Fake news,’ ‘the lying press’

How unfortunate we didn't elect Hillary. To the best of my knowledge, she's the only candidate (certainly the only female contender) to have so bravely dodged sniper fire in service to her nation; whilst also exposing her own child to the same danger - wow! What courage & fortitude in the face of such perilous peril!

I'm just sick we couldn't summon the gumption to elect this bonafide American Badass.

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