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
The Green Bay Packers
Mike Carroll and Marcus Michael
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Dr. Kermit Gosnell
Wisconsin radio talk show host
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“I think they will win it all!... [Packers QB] Aaron [Rodgers] is the best QB and the receiving corps is the best ever, maybe. But [defensive coordinator] Dom [Capers] and the defense gets the MVP award at this stage .I think they will win it all! I hope they do, if you are wondering.”
“As you know, it's been 69 years since the Bears and Packers met in a playoff game. I looked at the front page of The
"In my last year (1990) we played up there and won. After the game, (Steve) McMichael and I said, 'To the victors go the spoils' and we went out to the parking lot to have a beer with the
"This is something we pledged to do in the campaign, and I think it's very, very important that if you make a commitment in the campaign that you do it. I also think it's important for us to begin to articulate how we would replace this law. What you'll see in subsequent weeks and months is how we believe there is a better way to fix what's broken in health care without breaking what's working in health care. This law adds about $2.6 trillion in new spending over a 10-year period when it's fully implemented, and it is paid for with big Medicare cuts and big tax increases."
WI Congressman Paul Ryan (R) on the House vote to repeal ObamaCare.
“I’ll sit where ever they put me. I don’t care. That’s the type of attitude we need to have not only in Washington but here in our local political system where people need to forget about the little itty-bitty letter behind my name and other people’s names and just kind of get going and get our jobs going and do what’s best for this state and this country.”
Sen. Scott Brown (R-Massachusetts) saying he’ll take part in the bipartisan seating at President Obama’s State of the Union address, urging that people need to move past the “itty-bitty letter” signifying he’s a Republican at the end of his name.
“I think (Obama's) learned that he's not going to be able to close
I think in terms of a lot of the terrorism policies -- the early talk, for example, about prosecuting people in the CIA who've been carrying out our policies -- all of that's fallen by the wayside. I think he's learned that what we did was far more appropriate than he ever gave us credit for while he was a candidate. So I think he's learned from experience. And part of that experience was the Democrats having a terrible showing last election.”
“It would be nice to think that MLK Day is all about striving toward a colorblind society. In reality, it is political correctness day, which means it represents the opposite. If the dream were about people being judged by the content of their character, would they blot out the one person in our national history whose character was beyond reproach?
The real dream appears to be to tear down America, and replace it with a race-based society in which the ‘victims’ always get to be on top, regardless of merit, based on the color of their skin. Progress has been made. Does anyone really think Barack Obama would be in office if both his parents had been white?”
Blogger Van Helsing
"I sincerely hope for the sake of the country that you do not become Secretary of Defense."
Lefty blogger Arianna Huffington to Joe Lieberman in a face to face encounter on cable TV. Lieberman at one point spelled out for Huffington the name of the author of a report he relied on to conclude Saddam was developing WMD. When Huffington shot back that the report proved nothing, Lieberman replied, "I don't think you've read it, sweetheart."
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
911 police call results in rape.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Should Jared Loughner's trial be moved out of
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
It lives up to the hype.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Return to spender.
That must have been some hickey!
He wanted a sex act, he got a sex act, and now he's suing?
The teller looked in the bag and said, "Oh my gosh!"
Shades of Peter Pan!
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