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Lemme just say that I'm not a big fan of engaging in ad hominem form of argument, regardless of which side of the political aisle is partaking. It says to me that one is unable to adequately dissent in a debate so one engages in character attacks in an effort to discredit the opposition.

President Trump is often guilty of this, but one of his latest tweets offered up one of his most egregious affronts (and that's saying a lot).

This was in response to 16-year old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg being named Time magazine's Person of the Year.

First off, personally attacking anyone instead of their ideas, as stated earlier, is bad form. But to take shots at someone who is not even an adult (one with documented mental health issues to boot) is both inappropriate and non-productive. And for the leader of the free world to demonstrate such behavior??? Beyond the pale.

If anyone should be subject to criticism, it's the adults in Greta's life who are using her as a veritable human shield. We're told that we're supposed to heed Ms. Thunberg's warnings of an upcoming apocalypse due to lack of action on climate change but don't you dare subject her viewpoint to critical analysis because "OMG SHE'S ONLY 16!!!" These would have been fine insights for Trump to convey but, unfortunately, he has never been one to indulge in nuance.

Yet another is a series of daily reminders how we live in very stupid times.