Brian Kotowski

Brian Kotowski 1 year, 10 months ago on Do you think recreational pot shops should be allowed in the same areas where liquor stores are allowed?

It's just noise until changes are made to federal law. As long as it remains illegal at the federal level, state authorization is meaningless. From my old stomping grounds today: Feds raid medical marijuana dispensaries in Washington state — where possession is legal.

As the lawyer FOR ONE OF THE DISPENSARIES concedes in the television report: "MJ is illegal 24 hours a day 7 days a week under federal law, there is no defense, there is no justification."

Should be fun to watch, though.


Brian Kotowski 1 year, 10 months ago on Two cars collide on U.S. 40 in front of Walmart

There's a reason they're called "accidents." Mistakes happen. So do carelessness & stupidity. Cops can't be everywhere all the time, and are obliged to do a great deal with very limited resources.


Brian Kotowski 1 year, 10 months ago on Lance Scranton: A lesson from the trial of George Zimmerman

They BOTH got in over their heads, and needlessly so. Neither one of them was doing anything wrong.

Zimmerman should never have left his vehicle. The police arrived about 60 seconds after he fired the shot. Had he let the cops handle it, the kid would be alive & GZ wouldn't have a target on his back. But he decided to be a hero, and both he & Martin instinctively assumed the worst about each other. One is dead, and the other will probably need to wear a bullet proof vest for the next decade.

The jury ruled correctly. And Zimmerman is an idiot, regardless.


Brian Kotowski 1 year, 10 months ago on Over a Cup of Coffee: 2 salads in 1

Yikes. That sounds hideous. If you want a nice summer meal, just google "gazpacho recipe".


Brian Kotowski 1 year, 10 months ago on City council to discuss recreational use of marijuana in Craig

If the voters green light recreational use, local approval remains at odds with federal law. The Obama Administration has made a lot of noise about going after those jurisdictions who issue a thumbs-up to recreational use. I'm not a user and don't really know where that stands. I'll just pop some corn and enjoy the show.


Brian Kotowski 1 year, 10 months ago on Katie Grobe: We can find freedom in Christ

I've recently begun reading Andrew D. White's epic A History of the Warfare of Science with Theology in Christendom, published in 1896. What follows is the closing paragraph of the chapter I finished last night - seems appropriate here:

"The world is finding that the scientific revelation of creation is ever more and more in accordance with worthy conceptions of that great Power working in and through the universe. More and more it is seen that inspiration has never ceased, that its prophets and priests are not those who work to fit the letter of its older literature to the needs of dogmas and sects, but those, above all others, who patiently, fearlessly, and reverently devote themselves to the search for truth as truth, in the faith that there is a Power in the universe wise enough to make truth-seeking safe and good enough to make truth-telling useful."