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).
Let investigators work
"Until a cause is determined, officials and citizens should withhold judgment and refrain from idle speculation."
Let the Big Dogs Run
“I read the Rolling Stone piece at an airport bookstore. When finished, I put the ultra-leftist hippie magazine back on the rack for some dreadlocked wandering idiot wearing a Che shirt to purchase. Indeed, a fool and his money will soon part.
One has to seriously question the otherwise brilliant Gen. McChrystal's judgment to allow an anti-war, biased reporter from the Rolling Stone magazine access to him and his staff for 30 days. Th bulk of writing in this goofy magazine is at the best suspicious and more often than not simply hardcore leftwing propaganda.
Gen. McChrystal had to know the hack from Rolling Stone would portray him and his staff in a negative light. For McChrystal to believe otherwise is analogous to me believing that Rolling Stone magazine would give me or the National Rifle Association a fair shake. Not happening.”
Obama and the Woes of the Democrats
“Democrats are acknowledging they'll lose ground in the midterms. The only question is how much. Today, the evidence points to quite a lot. The most important indicator is…..:
Political neophyte challenges Feingold
“Another reason Republicans have been attracted to Johnson’s candidacy is that he has the financial resources to self-fund his campaign.
‘Over 31 years of very hard work, I’ve tucked away, outside of business, enough money to get my message out,’ he said. ‘If I have to, I’ll spend it all’.”
The instrument of crime remains only an instrument
“When someone uses a car to carry out a crime, nobody proposes stringent new curbs on car sales. Nearly 50 homicides in
The handouts just keep coming
“When Congress says, ‘Hey, pay them for 39 weeks. No, we changed our minds, pay them for 52 weeks. No, no, for 78 weeks,’ do they send the actuaries scrambling back to increase the premiums now being charged employers of existing workers, so that the income drawn from those premiums will now cover 78 weeks of unemployment benefits?
I don’t think so. I don’t think they’re ‘extending unemployment benefits,’ at all. I think these are just cash handouts — income transfers from the taxes of those still working, without regard to the premiums collected in the past.
I think the government is just printing money as fast as it can, and sending it anywhere it can think of, to keep everybody off their backs while they try to figure out which wacky new bailout or slush fund to try next.”