Brian Kotowski

Brian Kotowski 3 years, 3 months ago on 2,116 seat belt tickets issued in rural campaign

According the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 3-point seat belts have saved over 147,000 lives since 1975. Yay! Let's celebrate all the fatalities that would have occurred if not for this “abomination.”

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Brian Kotowski 3 years, 3 months ago on Editorial: Live strong, live better

The most relevant excerpt from the article: "But, [health professionals] can't do the work or make the choice for you. That falls to you."

Whine all you want about McDonalds and petroleum; it's just noise. Our "county leaders" wil never be the catalyst for healthier lifestyles, any more than they'll get me to watch reality tv.

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Brian Kotowski 3 years, 3 months ago on School bus crashes into baseball field behind CMS

I wouldn't be so quick to rush to judgement. It may be she's too old. On the other hand, my 76-yr old dad is as healthy as a proverbial horse, and would be entirely trustworthy behind the wheel, if he chose. People should be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Captain Sullenberger was just a year from mandatory retirement when he landed that jetliner in the Hudson River.

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Brian Kotowski 3 years, 3 months ago on If the presidential election was today, who would you vote for?

I always wonder what people think they're accomplishing by voting for 3rd-party Presidential candidates. 3rd party candidacies have never even come close to winning the White house.

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Brian Kotowski 3 years, 3 months ago on Craig minors arrested Wednesday night for destruction of mailboxes

This site has a nice selection of curbside mailboxes: http://www.mailboxes4less.com/curbside_mailboxes.aspx

Of the 10 displayed on the first page, the average price = $200 x the 29 they destroyed = $5800. I hope the judge isn't shy about imposing a 'worthless punk' fee over and above the restitution & court costs they'll have to pay. I'd love to see the final tally in the neighborhood of ten grand. Better hope Mickey D's is willing to hire reprobates to sling hash, you little a$$wipes.

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Brian Kotowski 3 years, 3 months ago on Craig minors arrested Wednesday night for destruction of mailboxes

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) - “I lie, I steal, I sell drugs, I don’t follow the law. ” That’s the sign one 14-year-old was forced to wear out in public Tuesday. http://www.wlfi.com/dpps/news/indiana/Copy_of_Teen-forced-to-wear-sign-as-punishment_4037015

Stunningly, someone called the cops to complain.

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Brian Kotowski 3 years, 3 months ago on Craig minors arrested Wednesday night for destruction of mailboxes

My dad was a small town cop in the 60s. One night, the hellion son of one of the town's wealthier residents tied one on and boosted a car. Junior used the vehicle to take out all the mailboxes, fire hydrants, and dumpsters he could, before crashing the car thru a storefront.

Late that night, Junior's daddy showed up, laid a $100 bill on the desk, and asked my dad & his partner for the key to Junior's cell. After assuring Senior that Junior wouldn't be going anywhere, my dad & his partner agreed.

Senior let himself into the cell and beat the living snot out of his kid. They never had any more issues with Junior, after that.

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Brian Kotowski 3 years, 3 months ago on Editorial: In pursuit of truth

Good on the CDP for indicting the media's role in fanning the flames. I can't stomach those talking head shouting matches on cable "news."

I'm skeptical, however, that those who deliberately seek out sources of information from across the ideological divide will experience any appreciable shift in their own opinions. As a conservative, Democratic Underground and Daily Kos are regular visits for me. They haven't managed to convince me that I'm wrong about anything.

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Brian Kotowski 3 years, 4 months ago on 'Toward the Mountains': Cultural fusion, community focus of Hawaiian bakery coming to Craig

Rebelgirl:

It's an expression that pisses off a lot of Hawaiians. My mother was born & raised there. I've spent a great deal of time on the islands. Wanna pick a fight? Tell a Hawaiian he ain't "stateside."

And if Mr. Quintero wants to guarantee my patronage, he should sell some poke. Yum!

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