I would rather spend my time responding to the few scholarly arguments that pretribs adduce. But we all know that pop-surface-level arguments work well on the pretrib masses. They lack a basic understanding of how language works.
Even when repeatedly refuted, the Tradition of pretribulationism is so strong that interpretive common sense cannot penetrate naivete. Though we all know that the Spirit ultimately changes minds and hearts. He uses arguments as a means to spread his truth.
That said, I need to re-post this article more frequently, since it comes up frequently: