Brian Kotowski

Brian Kotowski 5 months, 2 weeks ago on Ken Collins: A scary scenario

I'm a little surprised that you didn't start with" Let me tell you what I know about the Negro." I bet you and Cliven Bundy would be fast friends. Those darn lazy blacks. And with Obama encouraging them to be even more lazy, what are we to do.

Did your ears get all red and smoke come out of em? Your panties get a twisted up again? Wrong time of the month for you?

Robert is exactly right here but the right wing nuts have no answer... No comment from the nuts... Again, no comments here from the crazies...

Here's the really interesting thing about you right wing nuts... I don't see the point little man. I guess it's a way for you to deal with your lack of self worth...

Well little man, why don't you try and find some big girl panties to put on and grow up.

What's the matter, am I hittin a little to close to home and gettin your panties all tied up in knots?

I thought for sure you were all hunkered down in a concrete bunker somewhere, with full camo gear, combat boots, gas masks and armed to the teeth, with the short wave radio scanning for news of the imminent attack! Oath Keepers on guard placed in strategic observation positions with fields of fire and kill zones established, silently lying in wait for the soon to be approaching black helicopters.

I do have a story about that, anecdotal of course, but I won't go into the details here. Has to do with the conservative brain being unwilling to accept change and accept the science behind how a ski interacts with the snow, which of course leads to the inability to accomplish personal goals.

Here's what I think, not that anyone cares, I think John and Dan and Jerry and all of you who are right wingers, assuming that you are, are living in intense fear. Fear is what drives you to ignore factual data. Your like a child fearing the boogeyman living under the bed.

But he never casts aspersions or insulting generalizations. He's all about civil dialogue and reasoned discourse. Always has been; just ask him. There are many, many more of these, but the comment utility limits the size of any given post.

He's here all week folks - tip your waitress!

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Brian Kotowski 5 months, 2 weeks ago on Ken Collins: A scary scenario

David Gibbs is quite right in one important respect: despite these horrible mass shootings, the national rates of violent crime in general and gun violence in particular has been in steady (“historic” according to Eric Holder) decline since the early 90s.

"This reduction in the violent crime rate continues a historic trend, and comes thanks to the tireless work of police and prosecutors throughout the nation," Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday [quoted by USA Today in 2014].

While I have little regard for Mr. Holder, the numbers bear him out. That so many Americans are unaware of those facts suggests that the mainstream media is in lockstep with the gun control crusaders: to hell with the facts; let's penalize the law abiding Americans who have nothing to do with the crimes we're concerned about.

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Brian Kotowski 5 months, 2 weeks ago on Ken Collins: A scary scenario

Ken Collins:

Once again, deploying a fabricated hypothetical to impugn the 'Charles Bronson wannabes' with whom you disagree (I'm sure you meant is as a compliment, though, so I'm sure you won't mind if I refer to you as Liberace from here on out). Of course you shouldn't be boozing it up with a 9 millimeter on your hip. That's likely to be one reason none of the Pulse patrons were armed - despite Pulse being a self proclaimed "gun free zone." A 'no guns allowed' sign does not have the force of law in Florida (nor here in Colorado). Which means that even if there had been any concealed carry permit holders on the premises, not one of them brought a gun to the party - by choice.

That's because permit holders are discriminating about where & when they carry. Once while on the road during the 90s, I went into a restaurant/bar at lunch to us the phone. There was a bandstand with chicken wire around it, just like in that scene from the Blues Brothers. I did not return for dinner. Likewise, if I know I'm going to be drinking, I don't avail myself of the privilege my CCW entitles me to. Despite your Charles Bronson smear.

And even with all of that, the quite sensible prohibition against guns in a beerhall didn't preclude Mateen from his slaughter, in the name of the Prophet Muhammad (Propeller Beanie Upon Him).

Instead of inventing the most lurid bloodbath scenario you can come up with, it would be more compelling if you could cite instances where the Charles Bronson knuckle draggers you're so afraid of spilled all the blood you've talked about.

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Brian Kotowski 5 months, 2 weeks ago on Ken Collins: A scary scenario

Regarding Dan's point about keeping our eye on the ball, it appears that the White House's initial strategy was to keep Americans from hearing the terrorists state their objectives & motivations:

“I pledge of allegiance to [redacted]. I pledge allegiance to [redacted] may God protect him [in Arabic], on behalf of [redacted].”

Even though everyone knew the score. Arrogance and stupidity writ large - the sheeple will believe whatever they're told to believe, and ignore what we censor out of the official record.

Someone must have convinced Preezy that his head-in-the-sand routine wasn't playing well, because the full transcript has been released. A clue-by-four moment for the administration? Color me skeptical.

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Brian Kotowski 5 months, 2 weeks ago on Ken Collins: A scary scenario

Defensive gun deployments number upwards of 2.5 million annually. A few examples:

Pearl, Miss: scumbag shoots 7 people at a high school. Principal runs to his car for his .45, halts the attack & detains the shooter for the cops.

Salt Lake City: scumbag stabs two people at a grocery store. A patron with a CCW permit pulls his pistol, stops the attack and detains the assailant for the cops.

Grundy, VA: disgruntled student guns down three people at a law school. A couple of other students run to their cars for their pistols, stop the attack & hold him for the cops.

Las Vegas, NV: two armed robbers attempt to take off an internet cafe. An elderly CCW carrier pulls his pistol and opens fire. The robbers flee (and are later arrested, after turning up at the hospital with gunshot wounds).

It's worth noting that in the instances of the school shootings cited, both campuses were gun free zones, obliging the good guys to keep their guns off site. Wouldn't you prefer that those weapons had been close at hand? If not, why?

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Brian Kotowski 5 months, 2 weeks ago on Ken Collins: A scary scenario

Good point, Dan. The Pilot recently banned a commenter here for labeling another member as a "Jew hater." It would be interesting to see the Pilot delineate which kinds of personal attacks and insult are permitted, and why. But I'm not holding my breath.

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Brian Kotowski 5 months, 2 weeks ago on Ken Collins: A scary scenario

I'll refrain from a fabricated hypothetical and cite something that actually happened. In 2007 the New Life Church in Colorado Springs was attacked by a 20-something lunatic. He was armed with a rifle, 2 handguns, a grenade, and 1000 rounds of ammo. It was a Sunday, and day 3 of some sort of revival meeting with upwards of 10,000 members in attendance.

The lunatic killed 2 and wounded 2 more before church member Jeanne Assam was able to acquire the target and return fire. Her first 5 shots knocked him down. Her last 2 finished him off before he was able to pull the pin on the grenade he was reaching for.

To Ken Collins: would you prefer that Ms. Assam had not taken her Beretta to church that day? If so, why?

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Brian Kotowski 5 months, 2 weeks ago on Middle East expert talks 'ISIS crisis' and Orlando massacre

Over the weekend, one of the official strategies to combat Islamic terror was keep Americans from hearing the terrorists state their objectives & motivations:

“I pledge of allegiance to [redacted]. “I pledge allegiance to [redacted] may God protect him [in Arabic], on behalf of [redacted].”

Even though everyone knew the score. Arrogance and stupidity writ large - the sheeple will believe whatever they're told to believe.

Someone must have convinced Preezy that his head-in-the-sand routine wasn't playing well, because the full transcripts have been released. A clue-by-four moment for the administration? Color me skeptical.

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