Ya gotta love know-it-all, self-righteous Conservatives, dontcha?? Of course, consider the source. Tom Knott is a columnist for the Washington Times, or what the Faux News Channel would be if it were a newspaper. Knott's latest cause celebre? is Friends for a Non-Violent World and their take on GI Joe bobblehead dolls. If ever there were an "issue" that could reasonably be considered a waste of column inches, this would be it.
The Twins are holding Armed Services Appreciation Night in the Metrodome Monday, which seems a fitting gesture as our nation endeavors to eliminate the animals who steer commercial jets into buildings and behead innocents in the name of God.
The Twins are offering half-price admission to current and retired military personnel and their families. They also plan to hand out 5,000 G.I. Joe action figures to children. As part of the festivities, Gov. Tim Pawlenty will be on hand to welcome the return of C Company, 142nd Engineer Battalion of the Minnesota National Guard.
The tribute to our military men and women appears genuine and worthy, whether or not you agree with the policies that led to our military actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. Our military men and women do not make foreign policy. They follow a chain of command that springs from the Pentagon and the White House.
So a tribute, in one of our stadiums of the heartland, is a positive thing, clearly an apolitical event.
Or so you might think.
Nothing, it seems, is free of politics during this mother of all presidential campaigns, as the Twins have learned. Nothing is off-limits to the element of America that subscribes to the money-making, fantasy-filled, conspiracy theories of the tub of lard known as Michael Moore.
At least two peace-loving groups in Minnesota have voiced objections to the doling out of the G.I. Joe action dolls. They see the dolls as a glorification of war, and war, as we learned from World War II historian Steven Spielberg, is an awful thing.
Yes, war IS a terrible thing. If it were your son or daughter in Iraq of Afghanistan, I doubt you'd be quite so sanguine. War is hardly anything worthy of glamorizing. Or does Knott simply not have a problem with someone else's son or daughter doing the dying?
And "that tub of lard"? Since Knott obviously cannot refute Moore's arguments on their face, personal insults are apparently all he has in his bag. That, and his overbearing self-righteousness and self-superiority. THAT's certainly a good way to gain credibility, eh?
As for Knott's palpable disdain of Friends for a Non-Violent World? His argument extends little beyond calling them everything short of being a collection of panty-waisted bleeding-heart Libruls.
I'm amazed that some as hate-filled and angry as Tom Knott has a job as a columnist at a big-city newspaper. Of course, the Washington Times has always been more about ideology than journalism anyway, and is a "newspaper" in name only. No newspaper with a reasoned and balanced editorial philosophy would print trash like this.
For taking a non-issue and beating the ideological drums, Tom Knott has truly demonstrated his DUMB@$$-worthiness. Only a DUMB@$$ as self-righteous and self-superior as Knott could have made what should have been an innocent exchange of ideas into a cause celebre. My advice to our latest DUMB@$$: get over yourself already....