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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 (02/18/12)

Week-ends

 

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


Timothy Dolan


Savannah Aulger


Frankie Ford Jr.


Juan Dominguez


Justin Bieber


Anastacio Diaz DeLeon


Kelvin White


John Glenn



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


The TSA (Now what have they done?)


Madison couple


Ohio couple


Our voter registration system



QUOTES OF THE WEEK 


“You have a recall when you have corruption, you have clearly something that's done that's illegal. If there was something which was morally detrimental to society, I think you do that. Otherwise you have an election, you live with an election for four years, and you vote the person out of office.”
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome Listecki


“The rate of unemployment in the United States has exceeded 8 percent since February 2009, making the past three years the longest stretch of high unemployment in this country since the Great Depression. Moreover, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects that the unemployment rate will remain above 8 percent until 2014. The official unemployment rate excludes those individuals who would like to work but have not searched for a job in the past four weeks as well as those who are working part-time but would prefer full-time work; if those people were counted among the unemployed, the unemployment rate in January 2012 would have been about 15 percent. Compounding the problem of high unemployment, the share of unemployed people looking for work for more than six months—referred to as the long-term unemployed—topped 40 percent in December 2009 for the first time since 1948, when such data began to be collected; it has remained above that level ever since.”
Congressional Budget Office


“If liberals like it, it’s subsidized; if they don’t, it’s prohibited.”
Ann Coulter


“When I told my dad I wanted an allowance, he asked me, ‘How much are you going to pay me for food & the roof I put over your head?’”
Bobby Jindal


“If you tried to hold a series of potluck dinners where a majority brought nothing to the table, but felt entitled to eat their fill, it would probably work out badly. Yet that’s essentially what we’re doing. In today’s America, government benefits flow to large numbers of people who are encouraged to vote for politicians who’ll keep them coming. The benefits are paid for by other people who, being less numerous, can’t muster enough votes to put this to a stop. Over time, this causes the economy to do worse, pushing more people into the moocher class and further strengthening the politicians whose position depends on robbing Peter to pay Paul. Because, as they say, if you rob Peter to pay Paul, you can be pretty sure of getting Paul’s vote.”
Glenn Reynolds


“This contraception thing, my gosh, it’s [so] inexpensive. You know, back in my days, they’d use Bayer aspirin for contraception. The gals put it between their knees and it wasn’t that costly.”
Conservative financier Foster Friess, a backer of Rick Santorum


“Last week my joke at the Conservative Political Action Conference generated laughter and media attention. Today on Andrea Mitchell’s show, my aspirin joke bombed as many didn’t recognize it as a joke but thought it was my prescription for today’s birth control practices. In fact, the only positive comments I got were from folks who remembered it from 50 years back. Birth control pills weren’t yet available, so everyone laughed at the silliness on how an aspirin could become a birth control pill.

After listening to the segment tonight, I can understand how I confused people with the way I worded the joke and their taking offense is very understandable. To all those who took my joke as modern day approach I deeply apologize and seek your forgiveness. My wife constantly tells me I need new material—she understood the joke but didn’t like it anyway—so I will keep that old one in the past where it belongs.”
Foster Friess


“I have a question for President Obama: Do you hate all rich people or just the ones that aren’t campaign contributors?”
Rand Paul


"I never thought she had the potential to be a great singer...I missed that one."
Henry Hamilton, principal of Whitney Houston's elementary school, remembering the pop star who died Feb. 11.


“This looks like a bad-faith attempt to profit from Jeremy Lin's recent acclaim.
Milord Keshishian,
an attorney with Milord & Associates, a patent, trademark and copyright firm in Los Angeles, commenting on an attempt by Yenchin Chang, an Alhambra, Calif., resident, to patent the word Linsanity.



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


Here come the  lunch police.



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


About those  gas prices...



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Whitney Houston is dead.



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


Valentine's Day in Portland



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