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.
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).
Caution: These politicians might not be human
“On one and the same day that we had to endure Hillary choking up over the dead she helped kill in Libya, we then watched her probable successor, presidential wanna-be, Senator John Kerry, cry about the sacrifice that public servants (cough, hack) like…I dunno?…Senator John Kerry anyone?... make in their blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
“Crying? Fake crying now? That's what it's come to?”
Yes, Mr. President, we are a nation of takers
“The president is tired of listening to critics of America's entitlement programs, and as far as he is concerned, the discussion is now over. It is not over—and won't be anytime soon, because the country's social-welfare spending is generating severe and mounting hazards for the nation. These hazards are not only fiscal but moral.”
Sex and violence
“…the U.S. military is neither a social-justice project nor a laboratory for feminist innovation: Its job is to secure the national-security interests of the United States, and neither Secretary Panetta nor the president nor any member of the administration has offered a single serious argument that this measure will increase our armed forces’ ability to do their job with maximum effectiveness. On the contrary, there are many reasons to believe it will accomplish the opposite.”
“Listen up, men at arms: Stop whining. You sound like a bunch of girls. Our military is not going to collapse because more combat-related jobs will be opened to women. I’ve heard instant griping from old vets and talk-show pundits since this story broke, but the fact is that the gals with guns are already in the fight to a far greater extent than yesteryear’s rules foresaw.”
An enduring wrong
“No matter how many times pro-lifers have been authoritatively invited to put down their placards and accept the slaughter of innocent unborn children as one of our founding ideals, they have refused — sometimes patiently and politely, sometimes angrily, always firmly. Now 40 years have passed since Roe, and nobody pretends that our division is ending.”
“Phil Mickelson choked on a gimme putt this week, but it wasn’t on a golf course.
“According to the AP’s golf writer, America’s most popular golfer ‘put his popularity on the line with polarizing comments about how much he has to pay in state and federal taxes.’
“Now it’s ‘polarizing’ for an American to hint that because of the higher federal and state income tax rates on millionaires leveled by Sacramento and Washington, he might have to migrate to Florida or Texas?”