Brian Kotowski

Brian Kotowski 1 year, 4 months ago on Steamboat Today losing advertising director, editor

Boise's a great place to raise kids, and your paychecks'll go a lot further. Best to you and your family; you'll be missed.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 5 months ago on Garrett Wiggins: Why I joined the lawsuit

Bill - there are 9 sanctuary cities in CO. Should the elected officials in those jurisdictions resign? If not, why?

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 5 months ago on Rob Douglas: 'These people don't belong'

Harry

I've been here a decade, and I've never seen or heard of a cyclist being cited. Doesn't mean it's never happened, of course, but my impression is that cyclists are given a much longer leash here than motorists.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 5 months ago on Rob Douglas: 'These people don't belong'

First time for everything: I think Rob's gone overboard on this one. Granted, Mr. Ward sounds like an epic dirtbag, but piling on with allegations of malice seems a tad silly. Even dirtbags, I suspect, would prefer not to have a body on their conscience.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 5 months ago on Theo Dexter: Cartoon poor taste

Way to completely miss the point of the cartoon – which attempts to draw attention to Americans being held all over the world, and entitled to some of the attention lavished upon the unfortunate women in Ohio. Kenneth Bae, for example, presently doing 15 years hard labor in North Korea because the whackos there don't like him. Alan Gross, in the early stages of a 15 year Cuban prison term for selling cell phones to Cuban Jews. Saeed Abedini, imprisoned in Iran for his Christian evangelism there.

With all due respect, Mr. Dexter - call your mommy and have a good cry.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 5 months ago on Hill Blackett Jr.: 2nd Amendment

Wedel doesn't argue from conviction. He just argues. Devil's advocate can be interesting on occasion. But when it's the only song on the playlist, the most productive course is to tune out.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 5 months ago on Hill Blackett Jr.: 2nd Amendment

"The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed their subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty. So let's not have any native militia or native police. German troops alone will bear the sole responsibility for the maintenance of law and order throughout the occupied Russian territories, and a system of military strong-points must be evolved to cover the entire occupied country." ~ Adolf Hitler, dinner talk on April 11, 1942, quoted in Hitler's Table Talk 1941-44: His Private Conversations, Second Edition, Pg. 425-426.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 5 months ago on Charlie Preston-Townsend: What makes local?

Pricing, value, and service dictate my buying decisions. I find little "intrinsic value" in knowing the seller, and 'buying local' is never a priority. Proprietors 'pouring their hearts into products from champagne powder melt off'... That one had me rolling my eyes. If I like their product enough to pay what they're asking, I'll buy it. If not, I won't. It's no more complicated than that.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 5 months ago on Hill Blackett Jr.: 2nd Amendment

We "...cannot and should not infer what the Founding Fathers would have done..."

Only because we don't have to. James Madison (author of the 2nd amendment) makes explicitly clear in Federalist 46 his motives, intent, and rationale. Insisting that we "should not infer" is nothing more than an attempt to remove any discussion of the framers from the debate and dictate terms of the conversation to those with whom one disagrees.

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