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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.

Recommended Reading (08/08/10)

Recommended reading

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).

Why the California marriage decision must be appealed

“Americans don’t support marriage out of a lack of respect and compassion for those who practice homosexual behavior. Accusations of bigotry and animus, made repeatedly by same-sex ‘marriage’ activists, are an assault on the dignity of millions of honorable Americans. By and large, marriage supporters recognize that all fellow citizens, regardless of their personal choices, can be loyal friends, dedicated community leaders, and beloved sons and daughters. But Americans have many good reasons to support marriage and refuse to surrender its future."

The Five Most Crime-Ridden U.S. Judicial Districts Are All on the Mexican Border

“The United States Attorneys' Annual Statistical Report for Fiscal Year 2009, compiled and released by President Barack Obama's Justice Department, is just more evidence that our government is not doing its job of defending our nation's border with Mexico. According to the Justice Department's own numbers, federal crime is dramatically disproportionate along that border compared to the rest of the United States.”

On “bashing” Muslims

“In fact, it is not ‘bashing’ all Muslims if one points out that the comprehensive doctrine to which some of them adhere is a threat to our liberties, our government and our way of life. Objectively, that is the case; a global theocracy - the end-state commanded by Shariah - administering a severely repressive, even barbaric criminal code aimed at enforcing submission by Muslims and non-Muslims alike is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution.

As it happens, one man who has expressly said he seeks to ‘bring Shariah to America’ is Feisal Abdul Rauf, the imam currently promoting construction of a 13-story, $100 million mosque once dubbed ‘Cordoba House’ in proximity to Ground Zero.”

Sixteen thousand birthday wishes from Obama to his favorite person

“He’ll be spending his birthday with his favorite person – himself.

Since Obama took office January last year, he’s talked endlessly about himself. At town halls, in speeches, during anniversaries and to the press, the message has always been the same: ‘I.’ Obama has spoken some form of “I” or “me” more than 16,000 official times since he took office.


I. I. YI. YI.”

Canadian health care strikes again

"Losing her first baby was devastating enough but having to do it in a crowded waiting room is what angered Christine Handrahan the most.

The 29-year-old Peakes woman was nine weeks pregnant when on July 12 she started bleeding. Fearing the worst, Handrahan and her husband, Michael, headed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s new emergency room.

There she waited more than three hours, blood seeping out of her jeans, tears rolling down her face as she feared she was losing her baby — or that she might be bleeding to death.

Still, she waited and waited.

More than three hours passed before Michael had enough.

Private enterprise does it better

"In 'Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity,' I bet my readers $1,000 that they couldn't name one thing that government does better than the private sector.

I have yet to pay.

Free enterprise does everything better."

Mama Grizzlies, Obama wants more time with your cubs

“Arne Duncan is tabling a plan for parents to give ‘them’ (the government) more time with our tots. That means ‘alone time,’ as in big chunks of alone time with the teachers whom ‘they’ have fed a steady diet of  America sucks and socialism is yummy’ sauce.

It’s the same stack of teachers the NEA has greatly encouraged to read Saul Alinsky’s commie rag, Rules for Radicals. And you won’t have to worry about them being physically harmed while they’re away from your gaze, Mr. and Mrs. Grizz, because radical gay activist Kevin ‘Fistgate’ Jennings will make sure your kids are okay. Especially your teenage boys.”

10 ways for Wisconsin government to raise more revenue

“Certainly, nobody wants to raise taxes to make up any portion of the deficit.  In the past few budgets, the state has already jacked up all the politically ‘popular’ taxes – the only people who can afford a carton of cigarettes in Wisconsin are now Herb Kohl, Danny Gokey, and Prince Fielder.  (Fielder, knowing he won’t be on the Brewers after next year, will likely play the season in slippers and a bathrobe, with a Lucky Strike hanging from his bottom lip.)

But in the absence of any serious attempt to balance the budget, here are a few revenue enhancers the state could adopt to start to fill in the structural hole.”

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