James Knox Responds; Logic Takes a Beating

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I think I may have misunderestimated Representative Knox. He’s worse than I thought. Apparently someone brought my commentary to his attention today, so he fired up his government-issued laptop to respond during the House session this morning. His response?

Given that he is the member of government and I am the one commenting, it would seem to follow that I actually do like dissenting opinions. And, as far as I know, most people don’t like threats.

Your Montana GOP. I wonder if Steve Daines is still happy to have contributed to this idiot’s campaign.

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is an eighteen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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Montana Cowgirl
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Thank you for all of the great posting lately. I have really enjoyed the extra hilarious commentary.

Luke Brandon
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Luke Brandon

Great post, Knox is dangerous. I'm a teacher too and this guy appears to really have it in for public education.

problembear
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james knox is a triple threat alright………to himself!

Larry Kralj, Environ
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Larry Kralj, Environ

WTF?? The ONLY way that I'd feel threatened by Jumbo Jimmy is if I were a hotdog within his grasp! I would say the dude's losin' it, but I suspect that he never HAD it. Loser.

IDNeophyte
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IDNeophyte

Verisimilitude is the word that comes to mind after a Google Alert brought me to this page. Not to this particular article, I do not know James Knox, this was simply the most recent article so the seemingly best to comment on. "Pogie" I do not know you from Adam, and before tonight I had never been to your site, but I have been able to get to know you a bit from reading your posts on here and visiting the pages linked within your bio. Instead of duping to this site's level of vitriolic rhetoric I will just call… Read more »

The Polish Wolf
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False. Pogie presents his views quite openly in the classroom, so that students know his bias from the beginning. To pretend not to have a bias is the best way to let it get in the way.

Also, did you see any vitriol? Pogie is a blogger. Knox is a congressperson. Knox can't handle criticism, so he writes a stupid tweet. I think Pogie is well within his rights not only as a political blogger, but as a teacher to point out the Knox misunderstands the meaning of the word 'dissent.'

Rob Kailey
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Knox drone, who hardly understands the language but attempts to be pompous anyway.

Instead of duping

I am sure you attempt display

? Please share this dupes email so that someone, anyone, can email this person the link to a dictionary. A manual of basic grammar might help as well. But more than anything, please tell us all if this dipstick is posting from the state network. This reads like Knox, all the way down.

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Larry Kralj, Environ

Hey, Hotdog Boy, is THIS one of your famous "threats"? Sheesh, Jumbo Jimmy, I suspect it is! What ya gonna do, Jumbo, try to get Pogie fired? Yeah, I know your type you abdominus dufus. Next, you'll be sending anonymous, ketchup covered letters to the school board! How do I know, Jumbo Jimbo? Easy. Been down that road before. I know your type. This is EXACTLY the type of subtle threat I used to recieve all the time. Yes, you're pathetic.

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jesse

what does carter have to do with this?

The Polish Wolf
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Wow I can't believe I didn't catch that. Hasn't Knox a history of this sort of thing? Also, who goes through that much trouble to explain how they happened on a page without knowing Knox or Pogie, and insists so fervently on their being an uninterested party?

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IDNeophyte

As I said I have no clue about knox. He very well could be the idiot you all claim he is, I do not live in montana as you are able to tell by my IP address pogie. I am in Washington DC and a Google alert for a senate candidate brought me here. I cover all 2012 Senate races for a publication out here, and a mis guided Google Alert mistook this for a credible news source. Pogie I am in no way attacking your profession being a teacher is very honorable. My only point of contention is with… Read more »

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I've been reading a lot of blogs about Mr. Knox. Seems to be an obsession lately but every week something new happens involving him. I came across this one and it shows what kind of person James Knox really is. Childish and not in any shape to represent Montana. I now agree, he needs to be recalled.

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