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August 26, 2010


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Ben Masel

Was there a requirement to eliminate?

a couple of my highschool classmates managed admission to college after junior year, and UW didn't rescind my admission when I failed to graduate high school after the Board of Ed added a requirement that one pass drivers ed. (I was the only member of Class of 1971 not to have passed.)

Barry Orton

Uh-oh. Now you're really in trouble. The UW might rescind your degree.

Ron R

Wow, he took a government loan 25 yrs ago. Did his company pay it back? I assume that since there is no mention of this that the answer is yes or you don't have a f**king clue. If he had not taken this loan would have his company employed more or less hard working Wis. taxpayers? Again I'm pretty sure you don't have a clue.

Tim M.

I had a situation much similar to Ben's, too long and too long ago (1965) to detail here, but the real point of this post, I believe, is that Johnson is a wet-behind-the-ears rookie, who seems to seek out piles of doo to step in. If he ran "his" business like he runs his campaign, he'd be bankrupt. And who says public policy should be run like a business??? Sunspots, railroad lines, "federal grants", UDAG's,etc. But, gee, he's got a cute family.....


Ron Johnson
Bankrupt elite

“A society becomes totalitarian when its structure becomes flagrantly artificial,” Orwell wrote,” that is when its ruling class has lost its function but succeeds by force or fraud.”
The Republicans and many Democrats have become cabals of privilege and wealth.
I’m sure that Ron Johnson, in self delusion, after years of explaining this massive blood sucking, con game we call an economy can no longer be held responsible for his words or actions in supporting an ideological lie. The term ‘punch drunk’ would explain his rhetoric. Dodging and weaving economic catastrophe and an empty social conscious, Ron has been forced to look at his role in preserving his function as an elite. His notions have failed.


Ron R. Way to keep it civil. Sure, he probably paid it back. Much like I would have to. The point is that he claimed to not to ever need the government for aid, yet he did at some point (as many of us do) he did. His rhetoric doesn't match his actions. I don't have a problem with business getting moderate aid from the government, but I better not hear these same businesses (and their neo-con allies) whine about the average person also getting aid.


I am no fan of Johnson (actually I came here hoping to find he didn't have a HS or college degree), but it sometimes happens that a person can go to college without a HS diploma. My HS boyfriend went to University of Chicago on scholarship without graduating high school. I think he missed the gym or drivers ed requirement.

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