Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...
HEROES OF THE WEEK
2010 Presidential Citizens Medal recipients
The Grossman Burn Foundation
We don't know his name. We only know he wore jorts.
87 Good Samaritans
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Matthew Foote (CAUTION: This is an animal cruelty story with graphic info)
Oregon health inspectors
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“Our own government has become our enemy and is taking us to court at a time when we need help.”
Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff Paul Babeu
“(Building a mosque at Ground Zero) sends a particularly bad message, particularly (because) of the background of the Imam who is supporting this. This is an Imam who has supported radical causes, who has not been forthright in condemning Islamic (terrorism) and the worst instincts that that brings about. So it not only is exactly the wrong place, right at Ground Zero, but it's a mosque supported by an Imam who has a record of support for causes that were sympathetic with terrorism. Come on! We're gonna allow that at Ground Zero? This is a desecration. Nobody would allow something like that at
“I am very concerned about the decision in NYC reference the approval to construct a mosque near the sacred Ground Zero site in
It never ceases to amaze me how liberals can take an act of cowardice and make it sound profoundly brave. There is a simple maxim that I use to express this situation, “when tolerance becomes a one way street, it leads to cultural suicide.”
Allen West, a Congressional candidate in
“Anyone who believes that this project is simply a harmless community project designed to build bridges between Muslims and non-Muslims is either a fool or a useful idiot.
If you really want to reach out to others, one of the first rules is you don't do it in a way that is provocative and insulting to the people you allegedly are trying to come together with. Very often activists hide their activism in the gauzy, politically correct language of 'out reach' and 'tolerance' but their actions are anything but.
Picking the location of Islamic terror's greatest victory on
“The whole nation is watching, and the whole nation should be quaking to think that a single judge sitting in
“In ‘Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity,’ I bet my readers $1,000 that they couldn't name one thing that government does better than the private sector.
I am yet to pay.”
“If we did that, my mom would kill me.”
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville), vowing that his proposed "Roadmap for
“There are tens of thousands of people with master's degrees who don't have the common sense God gave a rabbit.”
State Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West
“Griffin is not a prisoner, and the GAB's rejection of
OUTRAGE OF THE
Canadian health care strikes again.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Two this week:
2) When will Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th HR?
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Voter fraud is alive and well.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Facebook tips wife to husband's secret marriage.
“I didn’t think it would go this nuts”
REMEMBER: Your suggestions/nominations for any of these categories every week are welcome, especially for HEROES OF THE WEEK. If you know of anyone in the community deserving of recognition, please e-mail me.