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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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Week-ends (12/31/11)

Week-ends


Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...

This is a special Year-end edition of Week-ends.


HEROES OF THE YEAR

Our military that got Bin Laden, Ron Johnson, Paul Ryan, Scott Walker, any of the dozens we've mentioned throughout the year on Week-ends.

And how about Jenni Lake.



VILLAINS OF THE YEAR



The TSA.



QUOTES OF THE YEAR


NPR is a very elitist and in this case white institution that I think is struggling with the changing demographics of American society. And it struggles with the idea that there are capable thinkers and journalist and people who don’t fit into some box.
Juan Williams on NPR


Seriously, in 2008 we elected a community organizer, state senator, college instructor first term senator over a guy who spent five years in a Vietnamese prison. And now he’s lecturing us about how America’s gone “soft”? Really?
Jonah Goldberg


I have no use for “men’s rights,” any more than I have any use for “women’s rights,” but let us ask: Who was it that decided it was a good idea to politicize love, sex and marriage? Who spent the past four decades proclaiming that “the personal is political,” so that every office flirtation and every petty domestic quarrel is a federal civil rights violation? The damned feminists, that’s who.
Robert Stacy McCain

“Sexual harassment” is an amorphous word that can be manipulated to infer guilt onto anyone. At some point society has to say enough is enough, this is overkill. Most men are friendly in the workplace and when their friendliness rises to the level of flirting it is all too frequently welcomed and encouraged. The rare incidents where a clueless man does not realize his flirting is not welcome should not be punished by destroying his career. The punishment is overkill and does not fit the behavior. Feminists want to have it both ways which is impossible. They have made the workplace politically correct, imposing laws against sexual harassment, while at the same time permitting flirting in the workplace to continue, letting office romances flourish.
Rachel Alexander


[The Tea Party] has to be the first “Totalitarian” movement in the history of mankind that, if it gets everything it wants…will leave you the hell alone.
Ed Driscoll


(Obama) keeps making speeches about redistribution and maybe we ought to do something to businesses that don’t invest, their holding too much money. We haven’t heard that kind of talk except from pure socialists. Everybody’s afraid of the government and there’s no need soft peddling it, it’s the truth. It is the truth. And that’s true of Democratic businessman and Republican businessman, and I am a Democratic businessman and I support Harry Reid. I support Democrats and Republicans. And I’m telling you that the business community in this country is frightened to death of the weird political philosophy of the President of the United States. And until he’s gone, everybody’s going to be sitting on their thumbs.
Steve Wynn


It’s no coincidence that trust in government is at an all-time low now that the size of government is at an all-time high.
Paul Ryan


I give the president credit for at least one thing. He’s proven that someone can deserve a Nobel prize less than Al Gore.
Tim Pawlenty


If we were real domestic terrorists, shoot, President Obama would be wanting to pal around with us, wouldn’t he?
Sarah Palin


All of which raises another question: If Obamacare is so great, why do so many people want to get out from under it?
Michael Barone


Within hours of a tragedy unfolding, journalists and pundits should not manufacture a blood libel that serves only to incite the very hatred and violence they purport to condemn. That is reprehensible.
Sarah Palin


If the tea party is so racist, how come when they have straw polls the black guy keeps winning?
Herman Cain


My next door neighbor’s two dogs have created more shovel ready jobs than this administration.
Gary Johnson


(The mainstream media) are so vested in our first black president not being a failure that it’s going to be amazing to watch the lengths they go to to protect him. They, I believe, will spout this racist line if some of their colleagues up here aren’t doing it aggressively enough. There is going to be a real desperation.
Rep. Joe Walsh (R.-Ill.)


Let’s pass a bill to cover the moon with yogurt that will cost $5 trillion today. And then let’s pass a bill the next day to cancel that bill. We could save $5 trillion.
Paul Ryan


If you don’t have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself.
Herman Cain


Personally, I’m tired of hearing the whole have-you-no-decency routine from people who have made quite clear that they possess none themselves.
Glenn Reynolds


Those who can do. Those who can’t form a supercommittee.
Mark Steyn


Take those God-darn hoodies down, especially in the summer. Pull your pants up and buy a belt ‘cause no one wants to see your underwear or the crack of your butt. If you walk into somebody’s office with your hair uncombed and a pick in the back, and your shoes untied, and your pants half down, tattoos up and down your arms and on your neck, and you wonder why somebody won’t hire you? They don’t hire you ‘cause you look like you’re crazy. You have damaged your own race.
Mayor Michael A. Nutter


All the Occupy movement starts with the premise that we owe them everything. They take over a public park they didn’t pay for, to go nearby to use bathrooms they didn’t pay for, to beg for food from places they don’t want to pay for, to obstruct those who are going to work to pay the taxes to sustain the bathrooms and to sustain the park, so they can self-righteously explain they are the paragons of virtue to which we owe everything. That is a pretty good symptom of how much the left has collapsed as a moral system in this country, and why you need to reassert something by saying to them, ‘Go get a job right after you take a bath.’
Newt Gingrich


For God and country — Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo. Geronimo. E.K.I.A. Enemy killed in action.
The radio transmission of the SEAL who shot Bin Laden.



OUTRAGE OF THE YEAR


A caller to my program Friday on Newstalk 1130 WISN made this excellent suggestion.

Our own Government Accountability Board says it will allow multiple signatures, even ones that are signed by Hitler and Mickey Mouse in the recall against Scott Walker.

State Senators bolting for Illinois.

Death threats against Republican Senators.

Ashes of the remains of our Armed Forces were dumped in a landfill during 2011.

But here's my choice.

And let's not forget this one.



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE YEAR



The New Republic has an interesting list.

My choice: The angry mob that is Occupy Wall Street.



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE YEAR


The press made Amy Winehouse sound like Ella Fitzgerald.

Lindsay Lohan got far more attention than she deserved.

My choice: Occupy Wall Street from an adoring MSM.



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE YEAR


Anthony Weiner comes to mind.

Do you remember Rebecca Chandler?



NOTE: No Runny Eggs
will post its annual year in review over the next several days and I'll be participating with my selections:

- Jackass of the Year on 1/1

- Thank You for Existing on 1/2

- Dumbest Thing Said on 1/3

- News Story of the Year on 1/4

- Person of the Year on 1/5

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