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Thu Jun 14, 2012, 01:34 PM

Tom Johnson Democratic Candidate for Assembly 96th District links

I am a volunteer with Tom Johnson's campaign. He is running against Republican Walker stooge Lee Nerison who knows his days are numbered. Western Wisconsin, particularly here in the Driftless, did everything including voting for Barrett/Mitchell. So I say it's not over. We recalled Republican Senator Dan Kapanke and got Jen Schilling coming up for Senate reelection, as well as Tammy Baldwin, Ron Kind and others.

Tom is a USAF veteran and will be a great Assembly member and leader.

Tom Johnson for Assembly
http://tom-johnson-for-Assembly@hotmail.com

Campaign contributions via Act Blue
http://www.actblue.com

That's what I'm involved with as a newly joined member of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.
Spread the word about Tom Johnson 96th Assembly candidate, DUers.

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Reply Tom Johnson Democratic Candidate for Assembly 96th District links (Original post)
bobthedrummer Jun 2012 OP
postulater Jun 2012 #1
Scuba Jun 2012 #2
Wellstone ruled Jun 2012 #3
HereSince1628 Jun 2012 #4
bobthedrummer Jun 2012 #9
JohnsonforAssemblt Jun 2012 #5
NRaleighLiberal Jun 2012 #6
sybylla Jun 2012 #7
bobthedrummer Jun 2012 #10
sybylla Jun 2012 #8
bobthedrummer Jun 2012 #11
sybylla Jun 2012 #13
bobthedrummer Jun 2012 #12
midnight Jun 2012 #14
bobthedrummer Jun 2012 #15

Response to bobthedrummer (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 01:37 PM

1. Hope he can protect the sand from being mined for fracking

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Response to bobthedrummer (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 01:58 PM

2. Thank you bobthedrummer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Appreciate all your good work.

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Response to bobthedrummer (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 02:23 PM

3. Duh!!


There you go again,worried about sand mining. Please wake up,what the hell else do you have to export,other than stupidity,your farming is only subsistence at best. Your main street business people killed any new industries in the sixties,can't have unions or living wages. All of your younger people left to work in Minnesota,higher wages and unions.

Tom Johnson will be a wonderful change agent,but,he can't do it alone.

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Response to bobthedrummer (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 03:54 PM

4. Just curious what you think being a veteran adds to Mr. Johnson's campaign.

I'm a veteran. I find the nation is thoroughly and more than less unjustifiably jingoistic.

I just wonder if the added value of a person being a veteran is based on aspects of a person's service that is useful, as an example, perhaps a veteran dealt with some aspect of command/administration--not necessarily as an officer-- that provides useful experience/insight to governing) or whether it's just not a white feather.


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Response to HereSince1628 (Reply #4)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:27 PM

9. I just logged on and read Tom's response (below post 5)-any thoughts or replies can go to him.

Fwiw, I am not a veteran of military service. Broke an ankle at my preinduction party, never took the oath nor basics at Ft. Campbell nor artillery at Ft. Lewis like the recruiter setup before going off to combat in the Republic of South Vietnam as I requested (1970).

We, the people need legislators like Tom Johnson and I'm glad he has stepped up.
He deserves your support and the vote of those of US living in the 96th Assembly District.

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Response to bobthedrummer (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 08:11 PM

5. To the Veteran

I am Tom Johnson the candidate. When in the service I lead a pararescue team. This taught me how to be a leader. I learned how to lead people in very stressful situations. I learned the best way to lead is to be honest with your team. You cannot just talk the talk you must walk the walk. As a leader you must be willing to go above and beyond. You also must listen to those you lead. A leader is not a superstar, but the person who listens and then acts. Listening is one of the most important traits of good leader. My time in the service also taught me that a leader must be cool and calm but when needed be ready to fight for what you think is the right course of action.

After I was injured I spent time as a Student Squadron Commander. This taught me first to delegate and to listen to those around you with years of experience. I also learned one must be able to work and try to understand and respect everyones put of views. The first sign of a bad leader is the my way or the highway mentality. A true leader invites everyone to be a part of the decision making process, everyone has a right to be heard. Only then should a leader make a decision.

I also learned never to give up. After I was hurt I went through 28 major surgeries. The doctors told me I would be disabled. I lost a leg but never have given up. I jumped back into life and have been very active including running volunteers for campaigns, serving on the board for the Westby Housing Authority, President- elect of Rotary active in Viroqua Communtiy Theater etc. One must go on and not let the impossible stop them.

ONWARD AND UPWARD WISCONSIN!

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Response to JohnsonforAssemblt (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 08:14 PM

6. Welcome to DU - thanks for your inspiring story and your service.

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Response to JohnsonforAssemblt (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 09:15 PM

7. Welcome Tom!

We've met, but I'm not in your district. If I was, I'd be proud to vote for you. If I can scrape up a few bucks, I'll be sending them your way.

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Response to JohnsonforAssemblt (Reply #5)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:29 PM

10. Welcome to DU Tom!!!

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Response to bobthedrummer (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2012, 09:20 PM

8. Glad to hear you've joined, Bob.

Welcome to the party. Tom's great. You've picked a good campaign to cut your teeth on.

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Response to sybylla (Reply #8)

Fri Jun 15, 2012, 01:56 PM

11. All my uppers are gone-I have a permanent denture (been an activist since I was 15) sybylla-lol.

Last edited Fri Jun 15, 2012, 02:31 PM - Edit history (1)

I'm 62. In all that time I never joined any political Party until now.

Btw, are you in Jill Billings District? How about Senator Jennifer Schilling (32nd)?
Fwiw, I was Sen. Schilling's only drummer when we successfully recalled Republican Dan Kapanke last year. Kapanke was the "boss" of Tom's opponent Republican Lee Nerison.

Again I urge DU to help support Tom Johnson's campaign.
Johnson for Assembly Campaign HQ
210 S. Main Street
Viroqua, WI. 54665
(608) 637-6976

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Response to bobthedrummer (Reply #11)

Wed Jun 20, 2012, 09:20 PM

13. Not in the district nor Shillings.

So I didn't get to help with the recall directly. But I know Jen really well. Met Tom last summer. Glad to hear they've got you on their side.

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Response to bobthedrummer (Original post)

Thu Jun 21, 2012, 05:08 PM

14. Bob when I try to link onto tom-johnson-for-assembly

I get a message that safari can't find the server.... Just incase this in happening to anyone else, I thought I would let you know... I tried last night and then this afternoon..

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Response to midnight (Reply #14)

Fri Jun 22, 2012, 03:04 PM

15. Hello friend-there have been computer issues and Tom has received death threats since the start of

his campaign.
Hacking is the norm. We are facing Karl Rove et. al. here, aren't we midnight?

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