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).
Scott Walker, an American hero
"The battle is over for now, but the war has just begun. Scott Walker has responsibly and successfully led duly-elected officials in an historic effort to permanently change this nation’s course. You don’t need a PhD. in math to understand that our government is headed toward fiscal Armageddon, principally because elected officials have made reckless decisions and promises whose effects on future generations were never considered. At last, we now have a genuine hope to regain
Do we need more firefighters, police and teachers?
"In many places -- and, obviously situations vary -- the fact is that Romney is probably right."
Is June spelling doom for Obama?
"It has been a Junius Horribilis for President Barack Obama.
Job growth has stalled, the Democrats have been humiliated in Wisconsin, the attorney general is facing a contempt-of-Congress citation, talks with Pakistan have broken down, Bill Clinton is contradicting Obama, Mitt Romney is outraising him, Democrats and Republicans alike are complaining about a 'cascade' of national-security leaks from his administration, and he is now on record as saying that the 'private sector is doing fine.'
Could it get any worse?"
Palin blasts "old media"
"In a fiery speech to conservative bloggers, Sarah Palin accused 'old media' of not doing its job to vet Barack Obama before he became president and said it was up to 'new media' to tell the truth to prevent his re-election in 2012.
'Who's going to tell them the truth?' Palin asked Friday night, speaking to the RightOnline conference in
Palin, the former governor of Alaska, said reporters were too busy trying to dig up dirt on her in her hometown of Wasilla, after Republican John McCain picked her as his vice presidential running mate in 2008.
She said if people believed everything written about her and her family, she would have been divorced from her husband, Todd, several times."
Young conservative letter to Obama
Your recent claim that the private sector of the economy is doing ‘fine’ was one of the least presidential things I have heard in my short adult life. While I may not have lived to witness many other administrations directly, the lack of leadership qualities you and your administration have shown is downright depressing."
Obama loses baby girl vote
"There’s a good reason why abortion clinics across
Lila and her group Live Action, famous for exposing outrageous practices inside Planned Parenthood clinics, have done so again. In their latest series of undercover videos, Planned Parenthood employees in Texas and New York are shown advising clients on how late they can abort their babies if they find out they are girls."
Hey, Man-Hating, Nerve-Grating Feminists: Good Fathers Are Irreplaceable
"I have two twentysomething daughters who’re currently taking over the planet. When these female charges popped out of their mommy’s womb, this thing called 'responsibility for their upbringing' hit me like a Jackie Chan punch.
I didn’t slough off my role in their lives onto my wife, my church, public school, day care, relatives, TV, or 'the village.' I didn’t expect any of the aforementioned to fill my boots chiefly because … they can’t."
Are dads worth less than moms?
"With Father's day around the corner, the last thing a father wants to hear is that he's valued less at home than mom. But according Insure.com's 2012 Father's Day Index, a dad's home front contributions were valued at…"
When Dad says "don’t waste your time" on Father’s Day gifts, he means it
"Why is it that it’s so difficult to buy gifts for dads on Father’s Day? The answer, which many marketers and quite a few sons and daughters don’t want to hear, is that plenty of dads truly don’t want anything that’s bought in a store.
It’s at this time of year when lists of 'Great Ideas for Father’s Day Gifts' are in abundant circulation. The truth is that most aren’t great, or even good ideas, though. Many of these gifts, in fact, will leave dad in a state of discomfort..."
Can you defeat dad on Father's Day?
"...whether it's a bike ride or H-O-R-S-E, every son or daughter who's fortunate to have his or her father around to play with may be asking a single, nagging, impolite question: Is it cool to beat my dad at sports? Here's a straight answer..."