Brian Kotowski

Brian Kotowski 1 year, 1 month ago on Joe Meglen: Gun control laws

RPGs and machine guns. Or, as DiFi ludicrously proposed to Ted Cruz this week, "bazookas". The hacks who deploy such asinine straw men are disingenuous at best; liars at worst. I'm leaning towards the latter.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 1 month ago on A survival guide for St. Paddy's in Steamboat

I ignore St. Paddy's on principle. A marketing ploy to sell booze. While I have nothing against the Irish, there's not an Irish particle in my slant-eyed Polish derriere. I see no reason to pretend otherwise as an excuse to bombed. The rest of you be sure to follow John's advice re: driving. I'd rather not get t-boned by someone who worships at the altar of inebriation.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 1 month ago on Joe Meglen: Gun control laws

Scott

I'm suspending, briefly, my long standing rule of ignoring your bs since you are evidently too lazy or inept to look into it yourself. Bob quoted me to the board and attributed it to Koresh, in a puerile attempt to paint me as a loon. Because everyone who disagrees with him must be. Evidently he's a Koresh authority. Admires him, perhaps. Putting you back on 'ignore', now.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 1 month ago on Joe Meglen: Gun control laws

Hitler loved dogs, Bob. So do I. I guess you can link me to him as well. With nothing useful to contribute, impugn the motives & worldview of those with whom you disagree.

You lefties are so... thoughtful.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 1 month ago on Joe Meglen: Gun control laws

Interesting how the "lunatic fringe" only seems to exist on the right. Drooling halfwits like these are no doubt embraced by our betters as thoughtful & reasonable: Bill would require ammo buyers to undergo anger management http://thegunwriter.blogs.heraldtribune.com/10875/florida-bill-would-require-ammo-buyers-to-complete-anger-managment-classes/

Make no mistake: the end game for the gun control crowd is an all out gun ban. For those hanging their hats on the use of "regulat[ion]" in the 2nd amendment, I encourage you to read Federalist 46 – wherein Madison, a federalist & proponent of a robust federal government – lays out the foundation, rationale, & intent of the 2nd amendment. That the citizenry be as well armed as the standing army doesn't even scratch the surface:

“Let a regular army, fully equal to the resources of the country, be formed; and let it be entirely at the devotion of the federal government; still it would not be going too far to say, that the State governments, with the people on their side, would be able to repel the danger. The highest number to which, according to the best computation, a standing army can be carried in any country, does not exceed one hundredth part of the whole number of souls; or one twenty-fifth part of the number able to bear arms. This proportion would not yield, in the United States, an army of more than twenty-five or thirty thousand men. To these would be opposed a militia amounting to near half a million of citizens with arms in their hands…”

In other words, an armed citizenry should vastly outnumber the State’s armed soldiers – using Madison's numbers - a factor of 16 to 1.

The 2nd amendment wasn’t written to protect anyone's right to shoot skeet or kill a deer. It anchors the right to protect ourselves from all enemies, foreign and domestic. It is the only bulwark against threats to our rights to life, liberty, speech, property, and all the rest. It emanates from the initiative to fundamentally alter the relationship between citizen and state - which through all of human history had defined 'citizen' as subservient vassal. It enshrines in law our right to self-protection. If the world is a sufficiently dangerous place that the Routt County Sheriff's Department is equipped with AR-15s, then there is no reason that a free citizenry – who are sovereign over the police – not be identically equipped. Especially since citizens are always the ones facing those dangers long before the police arrive.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 1 month ago on Colorado's US senators want Yampa Valley Regional Airport scanning machine replaced

TSA is one of the most ridiculous inanities to emerge from the Bush administration. Seems to be wide agreement on that point on both the left & right. Disappointing how 43's successor appears to be doubling down. Not to mention the most intrusive aspects of the Patriot Act, the suspension of Habeas Corpus appended to the recent the NDAA renewal... ye gods.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 1 month ago on Ken Collins: 1 side of the argument

Oh for heaven's sake - of course the Cheney bashing is ideological. Save waterboarding, there is little the vile McBusHitlerCheney Cabal did that O hasn't doubled down on. Including extraordinary rendition. For the low information among us, that's shipping enemy combatants off to places like Egypt where they are subjected to nothing so benign as waterboarding. Let us count the ways: Gitmo; warantless wiretapping; drone strikes (now with Americans in the crosshairs - something even the vile McBusHitlerCheney Cabal never proposed); expanding upon John Yoo's predicate that the executive branch possesses the unilateral and unrestrained right to start wars in any circumstance regardless of whether or not we are attacked, absent Congressional approval or democratic consent; and the NDAA – enabling the executive branch to order accused Americans held indefinitely based on the accusation alone, not a conviction, via the exciting & new Indefinite Detention Clause (who needs Habeas Corpus now that Cheney has been replaced?). The Indefinite Detention Clause, by the way, did not arise from the fetid swamps of the vile McBusHitlerCheney Cabal. It is an innovation bestowed upon us by the vile McBusHitlerCheney Cabal's benign successor.

If Cheney is involved, it's evil. When deployed by anyone to the left of John Birch, it's the incarnation of benevolence and good cheer. Nothing to see here. We can trust Ear Leader.

Preening. Hypocrites.

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Brian Kotowski 1 year, 1 month ago on Gayle Trotter: A woman’s right to choose self-protection

I have a good friend (a very attractive woman) who lives alone & was recently burglarized. She has since acquired a German Shepard. I've pretty much convinced her to add a gun to the regimen. I'll be in her neck of the woods later this month, and we'll be taking her on a test drive of various options. She seems intrigued with the Taurus Judge. So am I - so we'll both be taking it for a spin. Should be fun.

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