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.
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
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VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
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The state of Wisconsin
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"If this was Texas, which is a state that is directly on the border with Mexico, and they were calling for a measure like this, saying that they had a major issue with undocumented people flooding their borders, I would have to look twice at this. But this is a state (
"I just want to assure my colleague that
"I believe today, under the circumstances that we're facing, that the majority of the illegal trespassers that are coming into the state of
"Unless Gov. Brewer can provide hard data to substantiate her claim that most undocumented people crossing into
Oscar Martinez, a
“Recall that Obama spoke directly with McChrystal only once in the first 100 days after his appointment as commander of all American and NATO forces in ‘the central front on terror’ (Obama's words). During this same period, Obama was meeting face-to-face with Andy Stern, then president of SEIU (Service Employees International
McChrystal is commander of brave soldiers who, for our safety, put their lives on the line in a hell hole, while Stern was the leader of janitors, bed sheet changers and french fry salters. The twisted priority for Obama's time and attention was an insult to the troops under McChrystal's command.
McChrystal finally vented. Unfortunately, this public rift between the commander in chief and his general will only serve to give aid and comfort to the enemy. For that, they should both be replaced.”
Paul Kristopeit of Beloit in a letter to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Nurturing families come in many forms, and children may be raised by a father and mother, a single father, two fathers, a step father, a grandfather, or caring guardian."
"Students who spent their valuable, precious time diving through dumpsters before this event in order to silence someone ... what a wasted resource. A suggestion for those dumpster divers: Instead of trying to tell people to sit down and shut up ... spend some time telling people like our president to finally stand up.”
Sarah Palin speaking at the 50th anniversary celebration at
"If New York liberals insist on bragging about their intellectual bravado in believing ‘nothing is sacrosanct,’ it would really help if they could stop being the most easily offended, P.C., group-think, thin-skinned weanies in the entire universe and maybe ease up on the college ‘hate speech’ codes, politically correct firings, and bans on military recruiters.”
Conservative columnist Ann Coulter
“So will the game allow players to create, say, a 3 week emergency food supply and wait for 3 months for FEMA to show up with government aid? Will the player be allowed to loot local closed grocery stores for food to fill that gap and then be arrested for it? Come on. They need to make it realistic.”
E. Zachary Knight from the Oklahoma City Chapter of the Entertainment Consumers Association, responding to Legacy Interactive’s announcement it will create a web-based game designed to teach kids how to prepare for hazards and emergencies.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Kids dying in hot cars
Graphic sex ed class
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Seems to me Obama was very critical of General Petraeus on the presdiential campaign trail.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Asian carp found.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Odd weapon of choice by vandals.
REMEMBER: Your suggestions/nominations for any of these categories every week are welcome, especially for HEROES OF THE WEEK. If you know of anyone in the community deserving of recognition, please e-mail me.