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.
Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns and articles from the past week that I highly recommend (You will note that on occasion, I do not endorse the opinions of the author and may point that out. Despite my disagreements, I still feel the piece is worth a read).
Liberals seek a ban on metaphors in wake of
“Every time liberals produce an example of military lingo from a Republican – ‘we're going to target this district’ -- Republicans produce five more from the Democrats.
President ‘whose asses to kick’ Obama predicted ‘hand-to-hand combat’ with his political opponents and has made such remarks as ‘if they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun’ -- making Obama the first American president to advocate gun fights since Andrew Jackson.
These are figures of speech known as ‘metaphors.’ (Do liberals know where we got the word ‘campaign’?)
By blaming a mass killing on figures of speech, liberals sound as crazy as Loughner with his complaints about people's grammar. Maybe in lieu of dropping all metaphors, liberals should demand we ban metonyms so that tragedies like this will never happen again.”
The progressive “climate of hate:” An illustrated primer, 2000-2010
The hateful left
"‘The Left’s sudden talk about incendiary political rhetoric in the wake of the
Jared Loughner was a Tea Partier (and I'm am Atheist River Dancer Who Hates Hunting)
"I bet you Lefties in D.C. and in the Blame Stream Media really sucked at playing connect the dots in first grade, didn’t you?"
The 11 most ludricous free passes given to the Obamas
“What burns conservatives most of all is the refusal of the journalistic community to do its job where Obama is involved. Historically, the American press tends to be hard on a sitting president and the American people expect it. This keeps everybody honest. Never have we witnessed the media so willing to forgo its purpose for the advancement of one man”
Let’s break out the chainsaws
“I want to give Speaker John Boehner the benefit of the doubt. Really, I do. But it's hard when he fumbles the gimmes like he did in an interview with Brian Williams of NBC News.
Dude. You're on national television and you can't name one useless government program? Tell me again why we elected you Speaker?
I'm no career politician but I can come up with 5 things to cut without breaking a sweat.”
Eek! A male!
“Last week, the lieutenant governor of
Mr. Murray said she told him she thought he might be a kidnapper.”