Brian Kotowski

Brian Kotowski 3 weeks, 1 day ago on Dennis D. Brust: President deserves a chance

tone noun (MOOD)

[ U ] the mood or general feeling of something: The tone of his remarks was confident and reassuring.

literature [ U ] The tone of a piece of writing expresses the writer's attitude toward the subject or the reader: The angry tone of this essay reveals her feelings about the war.

Don't quit your day job, Debbie. Ye gods.


Brian Kotowski 3 weeks, 2 days ago on Dennis D. Brust: President deserves a chance

Nancy Spillane's childish diatribe is right out of the Saul Alinsky playbook, a.k.a. Liberal Smear 101. Don't like what the other side is doing? Ascribe the most malevolent motivations possible, and shriek about impending Armageddon. To wit: reducing regulatory burdens = Environmental Destruction! Obamacare repeal = Heath Care Destruction! Bruce Jenner can't dangle his jingle bells in the ladies' can = LGBTQ Destruction! blah blah blah, ad infinitum, ad naseum. From the same seething cesspool of derision and contempt that enabled Preezy & the Plagiarist In Chief to so easily insult millions of conservative Americans (like me) as teabaggers and terrorists.

I suspect this is the same Nancy Spillane who recently signed onto this togetherness pap, wherein we were lectured to embrace "...questions and concerns instead of insults and easy dismissals."

A month into El Presidente's term, and it's abundantly clear that Ms. Spillane & her ilk are deploying the dismissals thick and fast. The tone deafness is breathtaking.

You want more Trump, gang? Stick to the template laid out by Spillane & Co. That's how you get more Trump.


Brian Kotowski 3 weeks, 5 days ago on Letter to the editor: We're all in this together

Curiously, I can't seem to recall any of the liberal signatories to this letter raising so much as an eyebrow while Preezy and the Dems ran the show and slung their insults. Personally, I found Preezy's labeling of tea partiers (like me) "tea baggers" more than a little tiresome. The Plagiarist In Chief's designation of conservatives (like me) "terrorists" even more so. One hardly knows where to begin with the former Speaker of the House; but the stupefying arrogance of "we have to pass it to see what's in it" isn't a bad place to start; ditto the former Senate Majority Leader, who likened those of us who dared to oppose Obamacare to pre-civil war slave owners; that those of us who presumed to disagree with the President about anything were racists.

"Let us learn from each other without name-calling."

Fair enough. But these ladies will need to convince me that they find rhetoric emanating from the left over the last decade to be at least as egregious as anything being said in the here and now, before a tea-bagging terrorist like me will be able to take them seriously.

Until then, I'm rolling my eyes. Because that how bitter clingers like me roll.


Brian Kotowski 4 weeks ago on New immigration policies frighten Steamboat's undocumented residents

Starbucks' brand perception has plummeted since it announced plan to hire refugees

"...The coffee giant's consumer perception levels have fallen by two-thirds since late January, according to YouGov BrandIndex...

...YouGov says that there's reason to believe backlash will impact the chain's bottom line. Two days before Starbucks' announcement, 30% of consumers said they'd consider buying from Starbucks the next time they were craving coffee, the highest proportion in nearly a year. Now, the percentage is down to 24%, according to YouGov..."

I've always been baffled why anyone would drink their over-roasted overpriced crap in the 1st place.


Brian Kotowski 1 month ago on New immigration policies frighten Steamboat's undocumented residents

Immigration and his big, beautiful wall is arguably what got Trump elected. Those opposed to enforcement are in the minority, at least for the time being.

Hispanics back Trump deportations, ending 'sanctuary cities'

"The numbers might even be better for Trump since more weight was given in the poll to Democrats, 36 percent to 33 percent Republican.

On cutting off federal grants to sanctuary cities, 46 percent of Hispanic voters agreed, 43 percent opposed. Overall, the margin was 59 percent support to 29 percent oppose."


Brian Kotowski 1 month ago on New immigration policies frighten Steamboat's undocumented residents

Undocumented = illegal. Illegals have been living under grace, as it were, so long as our elected officials refused to do their jobs & enforce the law. They have to at least have considered the possibility that that would change at some point.


Brian Kotowski 1 month ago on Diane R. Miller: Playing politics with air, water

"Brian, I would not count your chickens too soon there."

Attributing an assertion never made. I counted only votes; not chickens.


Brian Kotowski 1 month ago on Diane R. Miller: Playing politics with air, water

The 3.7 million Dem senate vote margin is simultaneously accurate and misleading, since it includes the approximately 12 million senate votes cast in California - where there was no Republican to vote for. It was a race between 2 Dems.

The reality is that the Dems gave gotten their heads handed to them whenever Preezy hasn't been on the ballot. Since '08 they've hemorrhaged 10 senators, 14 governors, 31 state legislatures, & 63 Congressional seats. They haven't been this anemic in House since the 1920s.


Brian Kotowski 1 month ago on Steven Richheimer: True meaning of the swastika

Couldn't agree with you more, Ken. My suspicion (albeit with zero evidence) is that at least one punk decided to to be as punkalicous as possible in the most provocative fashion its pea brain could cobble together.

Unless the punk(s) are found out, erase the swastikas and move on.

That said, the swastika's kumbaya origins couldn't be less relevant to the angst it stirs up in the here and now.