Brian Kotowski

Brian Kotowski 3 weeks, 3 days ago on Green teams: Turn out the lights!

Graham - sounds like Hartless has opened up one of your personal scabs. As a card carrying heathen, I'll take his horse over your petulant tantrum. You appear to have implicit faith in public education - amusing, since it has failed to apprise you of the distinctions between and appropriate uses of 'conscious' and 'conscience.'


Brian Kotowski 4 weeks, 1 day ago on Charges filed against man accused of murdering Zimmerman

Or just plain greedy, and see what they believe is an easy score. If only my 1965 Plymouth Barracuda had been legal, then it would never have been stolen... Oh, wait - it was legal. Never mind.


Brian Kotowski 1 month ago on Lisa Mason: Leash laws oppressive

If Ms. Mason finds leash law enforcement to be “oppressive”, I’d suggest she needs to get out more. She writes: “There is a significant portion of knowledgeable, conscientious dog owners in this town…”

No doubt. I’m one of them. The problem is that for every responsible owner in Steamboat, there are about 20 pinheads. Multiply that by 10 during the season when the brain dead 20 something transients decide it’d be cool to have a dog in ‘dog town.’

If Ms. Mason gets busted for a violation because she “feel[s]” her conscientiousness entitles her to an exemption, then she’ll have even more angst to fuel another ‘oh woe is me, I’ve been dismissed and oppressed’ dissertation.


Brian Kotowski 1 month, 1 week ago on City beefing up leash law enforcement

I posted this recently, and provoked much wailing an gnashing of teeth from another member who took offense. I'm not entirely sure why, because it proved a viable solution once upon a time. Animal Control is understaffed, so don't be reticent about being proactive. When I was still in the city limits, I and other dog owners in the neighborhood took matters into our own hands. We detained dogs on the loose for retrieval by Animal Control, and insisted that the owner be fined (we learned that 1st-time offenders were frequently not being penalized). If AC was unavailable, we sometimes delivered the animal ourselves to Critter Court. We were pretty militant about it, and the dog at large problem - along with the unwanted deposits – evaporated in our neighborhood. It took about a month, as I recall.


Brian Kotowski 1 month, 4 weeks ago on Linda Lewis: Questions to answer

I believe she mentions the Iraq war because the anti-vaccine loons are cut from the same cloth as 9-11 truthers. You can spend your time more productively mowing your lawn with a pocket knife than you can arguing with a conspiracy whackjob.