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).
Add NFL team with tenure, seniority
“It’s too bad that public education does not operate more like the NFL.”
Animal Farm comes to
"Talk about irony. For the most unexpected of reasons, Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, a supporter of Obamacare, may well become a popular symbol of the reason to repeal it."
My State of the Union Address
"We're in deep trouble.
You know why. Our debt has passed $14 trillion, and yet our current spending plans will make that worse. The
So what should we get rid of?"
Planned Parenthood funding a defacto abortion tax on America
"In 2008 alone, Planned Parenthood received nearly $350 million in federal funding. By Planned Parenthood's own reckoning, this funding went to eliminate babies for more than 324,000 women that year."
Why is Congress requiring poison light bulbs?
"Isn't it perverse that Congress is requiring the abolition of perfectly good incandescent light bulbs, and their replacement by fluorescent lights that contain mercury, one of the deadliest substances known to mankind? (Mercury, as you likely know, is what made hatters mad.) How does requiring the introduction of poison into every home in the
Seven non-political differences between conservatives and liberals
"If you follow politics closely, you'll find that there's a gulf as wide as the ocean between the average politically active conservative and the average politically active liberal. We don't just have political differences; we view the world through very different eyes."
Mercury Players Theatre kills off right-wingers in The Last Supper
(KF note: So much for that new, more civil tone)
"Five lefty graduate students in Iowa City gather for weekly dinners to revel in their shared (and sometimes smug) world view. The first dinner we witness ignites a surprising shared mission when one of the students invites the truck driver who offered him roadside assistance to join them. This young man, a patriotic Desert Storm vet, first startles the group when he insists on saying grace before the vegan meal and then goes on to praise Hitler, alarming and repulsing the other dinners. Threats and violence ensue, and one of the hosts stabs him.
As he lies bleeding on an area rug, the quintet, after some debate and initial hand-wringing, decide that they have done society a favor by eliminating him and silencing his dangerous words.”
The battle for Milwaukee County
"In the race for Milwaukee County Executive, there are only two candidates that say they are willing to do what is required to rightsize government…”