Brian Kotowski

Brian Kotowski 1 month, 1 week ago on Elizabeth K. Allen: Suspension a problem

If the caterwauling over officer Bantle really is over her use of the f-bomb as described, the offended party(s) need to call their mommy and have a good cry like the whiny little divas they are.

I was a martial arts instructor once upon a time, and women's self defense was among our offerings We always tried to enlist a guest instructor from another studio - let's call her Sharon - who had been an assault victim before eventually earning her belt. I suspect that if Sharon could tell her story to the district/parental crybabies, the resulting assault with that clue by four would impart at least some of the requisite common sense.

"...teaching our youth how to talk and act tough..." he says, derisively. Seriously, Rhys? Having been on the receiving end of your lame 'Wyatt Earp' smear in the context of the gun control debate, I'm beginning to wonder if your default position re: self defense is collapse into the fetal position and hope for the best.


Brian Kotowski 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Craig liquor stores pull New Belgium beer for supporting WildEarth Guardians

“There’s no such thing as bad publicity.” ~ Old media axiom

I’ve always felt that boycotts are little more than an excuse for demagogues to mount their soapboxes and throw a tantrum. I remember lefty heads exploding back in the 90s when Rush Limbaugh was signed to an orange juice endorsement deal. The ensuing boycott and attendant publicity resulted in a significant spike in sales.


Brian Kotowski 1 month, 2 weeks ago on Zimmerman body found in shed at Johnson residence

Yeah, it was Chrysler's anemic response to the Mustang. Essentially a Valiant turned into a fastback. The 283 in that little car was fun, though.

Less fun was driving it a week after it was recovered, and learning the cops hadn't taken it off their hot sheet. Full felony stop. "Driver! Throw your keys out the window! Driver! Exit the vehicle with your hands above your head! Driver! Walk backwards towards the sound of my voice!" And so on, with 9 millimeters and shotguns to reinforce the point.

If one is afflicted with low blood pressure, the full felony stop is one helluva remedy.


Brian Kotowski 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Zimmerman body found in shed at Johnson residence

Picking nits - in the 13th graph: "The marijuana that had been growing in the garage a few days earlier had been cut at the stock and removed."

I don't believe mj plants are equipped with stocks; stalks seem more likely...


Brian Kotowski 1 month, 3 weeks ago on Land continues to slide on Howelsen as rain delays repairs

'It must be' - that suggests a certain ambiguity where none exists. Of course it's global warming. Not only has it compromised Howelsen, it also gave the President's daughter asthma. This time, it's personal.


Brian Kotowski 1 month, 4 weeks ago on Ken Collins: No harm, no foul

Dan Shores:

You apologized! I missed that, thanks for pointing it out. I understand now: it's okay to break the rules if you say you're sorry. And it's not your fault for breaking the rules; it's someone else's for "dragging" you into it. Where have I heard that before... oh right, now I remember - it's the same shuck & jive you performed the last time you were "dragged" into breaking the rules! I'd try to explain how infantile that is, but it's clear you don't have the integrity to process your own spew. It's so much easier just to wallow in it.

Speaking of spew, you've puked out a couple of nifty lies about me. Namely, that I “made stuff up” when I pointed out that you had broken the rules. Second, that I accused you of being “vile and insulting” after you had posted something negative about the GOP. I'm sure you're chomping at the bit to issue yet another apology. Please don't bother. You've demonstrated your apologies to be meaningless.

The apology canard couldn't be more asinine. There is no apology exemption in the rules you claim to care so deeply about. It's nothing more than a pathetic excuse for Dan Shores to throw his little tantrums. Then it's off to the confessional so you can go forth and sin no more. If you're not a Catholic, you really should consider converting (with a Dan Shores “apology” to the Catholics among us).

Finally: “angry, frustrated and insulting.” Well, one outta three ain't bad. I'll cop to insulting. It's against my religion not to insult a lying hypocrite. But angry and frustrated? Not hardly. Amused would be more accurate; in a “hey kids – look at the village idiot!” kind of way. It's an entertaining feddish [sic], Dan. And please: be nice to the men in the white coats. They have your best interests at heart, and they're here to help.