Most of the "MetaValentines" handed out are pretty inocuous and serve their main purpose well enough: Fill up the paper.....with anything. Just fill it up. Every now and again, though, you get a glimpse into the mindset of the editorial board at the MR-T. Here is a good example:
"* Dart: The 310 members of the House of Representatives who voted to arm airline pilots with guns -- even though the Senate will probably reject it and President Bush opposes the idea of arming pilots. Are there 310 House members who want to put a vote on the record just to be able to tell their constituents that they're tough guys?"
Three thousand people die in three buildings when they are hit by hijacked aircraft and ever since that time we have been inundated with report after report about lapses and inadequacies in airport security nation-wide. Yet the MR-T cannot see anything behind a "Yes" vote here other than 310 members of Congress wanting to look like "tough guys". Sure, we can teach these guys how to handle muli-million dollar aircraft and be responsible for the lives of thousands of men, women, and children each day.....but to let these guys handle (shudder) guns???
C'mon, guys, if you are going to stake out a position on this let's have an editorial column....and a locally written one at that... not just some snarky, knee-jerk, gun-hating MetaValentine.