Tilting At Windmills

Tom Knighton
Political and cultural views from outside the beltway with a healthy dose of snark.
Created 04 Nov 2020
  • Elon Musk's Holy War Against Wokeness
    22 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    There’s a running joke on the internet that billionaire Elon Musk is a supervillain. He’s rich, has his own space program, has dated some incredibly desirable women—granted, even Pete Davidson managed...
  • Did Spider-Man Send Hollywood A Message?
    21 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 2 2
    Spider-Man is one of the biggest money-making franchises in Hollywood history. Through three incarnations of the web-slinger, box office records keep being shattered. The latest in the Tom Holland va…...
  • Note To Dems: Manchin Isn't All-Powerful
    20 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 3 0
    Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia may be the most powerful man in the Senate right now. After all, while he’s just one of 50 Democrats, he’s looking across the aisle at 50 Republicans he agrees with o...
  • Economic Fairness For Thee, But Not For She
    16 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi isn’t very popular with a whole lot of people. Even the progressive wing of her own party despises her, as does the entirety of the right. To be fair, she really is t...
  • "Rocket Scientists," Studies, And Hard Work
    15 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I woke up this morning and got on Twitter—always a bad move, to be sure, but I do it anyway—and I saw people talking about a study. It seems that someone did a study that found that people like brain ...
  • Because Some Opinions Are More Equal Than Others
    14 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read • 1 0
    One of the dumber things I’ve seen in the last few years are Facebook fact-checks. They seem to be horribly one-sided, for one thing, but they also get ridiculous, fact-checking jokes, memes that are…...
  • No Wonder CNN Tried To Denounce Pedophilia Fears As Conspiracy Theories
    13 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 2 0
    In this day and age, if you want to dismiss anyone’s concern, you just call it a conspiracy theory. If you do, then you’ll completely dismiss the argument without even having to argue against it. That...
  • Reuters Feeds Racial Tensions With Outright Lies
    10 Dec 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    We all know the media is biased. I’m not about to insult your intelligence by pretending otherwise. We all know they are and they’re not even good at hiding it anymore. The media has stopped even pret...
  • New Zealand's New Smoking Ban Is A Trainwreck In The Making
    09 Dec 2021 • < 1 min read
    Smoking is bad for you. You all know this. I know it too. I grew up in a house with smokers. My dad eventually quit, but my mother never did. She smoked until she passed away several years ago. Yes, I...
  • From The "Democrats Are Tolerant" Files...
    08 Dec 2021 • 2 min read • 4 0
    Most of us have been called some variety of “bigot” over the last few years. After all, if you question just openly allowing anyone into the ladies’ room simply because they claim to be a woman, you’r...
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