Brian Kotowski

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

I want to thank Dan Shores for weighing in so prolifically. He's managed to furnish a marginally entertaining distraction from the Demon Flu (flying commercial is really the only downside of not being uber-rich).

All the italicized remarks have been copied and pasted verbatim from the contributions of Dan Shores.

I can't fight back according to you, and if I turn him in and get him banned, then I am violating some other right winger credo.

I've never said you can or can't do anything, Dan (and I'm baffled what “credo”, right wing or otherwise, has to do with anything). I've merely spotlighted the stunning hypocrisy of a self-righteous blowhard proclaiming to this board 'Don't break the rules or I'll see that you answer for it!' And then breaks those same rules. You insulted John B in violation of the Reader Submitted Content Policy. There is nothing for me to make up; you did it. Asserting that I made it up makes you a liar.

Our Preening Hypocrite rationalizes his duplicity thusly: …John B started the insult train... In other words: B-b-b-but he started it! The rallying cry of 6-year olds everywhere. Seriously, Dan? You appear to have a reasonable command of the English language, and maybe even more than two brain cells to rub together. If you are unable to contrive a way to meet the same standard of conduct you've threatened to penalize everyone else for violating, that's on you.

As a life long and card carrying heathen, I've never been terribly focused on Biblical directives. Nonetheless, I've always found the 9th Commandment to be among Christendom’s more reasonable injunctions. Dan Shores, not so much: I think it's really funny how you all, and Dan K. in particular, think that if I tell the truth and say something negative about todays GOP and right wing extremist nonsense, that I am being vile and insulting you personally.

I've been a known quantity here for years. All my contributions to this forum have been archived and are easily accessible for you (or anyone) to review. Kindly cite a single instance where I've accused you (or anyone) of being vile or insulting because you've said something negative about the GOP. You can't of course, because it's never happened. Yet another lie, from the tool who's accused me of making stuff up. Project much, Dan?

Preening Hypocrite may not go far enough. Belligerent punk might be more appropriate.

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

'John B started it.' Unbelievable. So it's okay (for Dan Shores) to break the rules so long as someone else breaks them first. I'm confident you'll show us where to find that exemption in the Reader Submitted Content Policy. Because you're such a stickler for the rules and stuff.

Preening. Hypocrite.

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

This will be the third time these questions have been posed to Mr. Hall Monitor. Any wagers on if he’ll answer them?

Dan Shores: when you called John Bailey a sycophant earlier in this thread, did that violate the rules you are suddenly so passionate about enforcing? If not, why?

If it constitutes an infraction, will you turn yourself in and demand the post be deleted; holding yourself to the same standard of conduct and penalty you’ve self-righteously promised to impose on the rest of us? If not, why?

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Brian Kotowski 1 month ago on Steamboat Springs community pays tribute on Memorial Day to those who have fallen

Gee, I didn't realize I was in thrall to the Military Industrialists, instead of simply wishing to honor the fallen without pissing personal politics all over their graves. Nor that I lacked the courage to engage in the discussion. Thanks for clearing that up!

I'd call your "analysis" paranoid and childish, except that I'm loathe to insult paranoid children.

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

Dan Shores: when you called John Bailey a sycophant earlier in this thread, did that violate the rules you are suddenly so passionate about enforcing? If not, why?

If it constitutes an infraction, will you turn yourself in and demand the post be deleted? If not, why?

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Brian Kotowski 1 month ago on Steamboat Springs community pays tribute on Memorial Day to those who have fallen

Regardless of what one believes about policy decisions imposed from above, Memorial Day is a tribute to those who were killed while defending those decisions. To use their graves as a soapbox for one's personal policy disagreement is stunningly repugnant.

We all have endless opportunities to proclaim our dissent from polity. Memorial day isn't one of them.

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

Sadly, we never throw them all out. It's been a long road for me to term limits. My former position was that we already had term limits - it's called get off your a$$ and vote. Hasn't worked out too well, though. We term limit the Pres; it's long past time to administer the same vaccine to eradicate the rest of the virus.

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

Speaking of the Brits:

"I know that I am drunk, Madame. But in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly." ~ Sir Winston Churchill

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

"That bastard brat of a Scottish peddler! His ambition, his restlessness and all his grandiose schemes come, I'm convinced, from a superabundance of secretions, which he couldn't find enough whores to absorb!" ~ John Adams on Alexander Hamilton

"Treacherous in private friendship and a hypocrite in public life." ~ Thomas Paine on George Washington

"For God's sake, my dear Sir, take up your pen, select the most striking heresies, and cut him to pieces in the face of the public." ~ Thomas Jefferson, urging James Madison to publicly humiliate Alexander Hamilton

"A mean-spirited, low-lived fellow, the son of a half-breed Indian squaw, sired by a Virginia mulatto father." ~ From a John Adams campaign flyer evaluating the qualifications of Vice President Jefferson to replace Adams as President

It's a good thing the Founding Fathers were made of sterner stuff than Dan Shores and his crybaby constituency, or else we would have collapsed into the fetal position when the Brits came calling after 1776.

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

Dan S is without a doubt the most epic hypocrite to ever entertain this forum with his definitive take on village idiocy. Never mind his past transgressions; which set a new standard for sophomoric, homophobic, pornographic spew - now he presents himself as the champion of those tender souls who are frightened away by insults. Whilst slinging insults during the same endless diatribe. Although I suppose we won't be surprised when Dan S tries to convince us that calling John Bailey a sycophant is actually a compliment. Duplicitous hypocrisy: a feddish [sic] elevated to the status of performance art by Dan Shores.

In the immortal words of Bugs Bunny: What a maroon!

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