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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 (08/15/10)

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).

The stunning decline of Barack Obama

“Can it get any worse for President Obama? Undoubtedly yes. Here are 10 key reasons why the Obama presidency is in serious trouble, and why its prospects are unlikely to improve between now and the November mid-terms.”

Time to admit Obamanomics has failed

“The stimulus bill has proven to be an extraordinary waste of borrowed money that has failed to create jobs, generate economic growth or do much of anything other than line the pockets of White House political allies. That and give $308 million in subsidies to BP before the Gulf oil spill disaster, and subsidize a study on what happens when monkeys snort coke.”

Will Feingold get swept away by GOP wave?

“Two years ago, when Barack Obama stormed to a 13-point victory over John McCain in Wisconsin (en route to a seven-point, 365 electoral vote win nationwide) few political observers would have singled out Wisconsin Democratic Senator Russ Feingold as one of the party's most vulnerable incumbents in 2010.

That's the conclusion of an interesting new report…”

Don't violate memory of Ground Zero

“When we speak of Ground Zero as hallowed ground, what we mean is that it belongs to those who suffered and died there — and that such ownership obliges us, the living, to preserve the dignity and memory of the place, never allowing it to be forgotten, trivialized or misappropriated.Yet, with just over eighty days until the November midterms, that's exactly where Feingold finds himself. “

Progressives reduce women to the sum of their girly parts

So-called progressives recently gathered in Las Vegas for their annual NetRoots conference….Pro-abortion NARAL was there, naturally. But, what was conspicuous to me about their attendance were the buttons that they were giving away and the T-shirts that they were selling, emblazoned with ‘I heart pro-choice boys’ and ‘I heart pro-choice girls."’ Unironically. A vast supply of merchandise that encourages the disrespect of women and the killing of their unborn babies.”

We pay them to be rude to us

At the same time we were shifting, in the past 30 years, to the more personal economy of service, we were witnessing and took part in a revolution in manners. We tore them down as too fancy, or sexist, or ageist, or revealing of class biases. Just when we needed more than ever the formality and agreed-upon rules of manners to act as guard rails, we threw them aside. And now no one knows how to act anymore.

The result is that everyone is getting on everyone's nerves. We're all snapping the bins shut on each other's heads. Everyone wants to tell the boss to take this job and shove it. Everyone wants to take a good, hard, last look at the customer and take the chute.”.

New study of youth attitudes toward civility

“Young people today, compared to their older counterparts, are ‘less likely to believe that civility is possible, less ashamed about recent incivility, but more supportive of compromise and more optimistic about higher education’s role in promoting civility.’

This is not your place, it belongs to others. However pure your voice, better to let silence reign.”

Now I know why Brad dropped Aniston for Angie

“After Aniston’s recent comments about marriage and motherhood, I’m beginning to get why Pitt dropped Jen like a bad habit for Jolie the seductress.

I hope this doesn’t mean that Jennifer’s going to cut her luscious locks and start sporting a Rachel Maddow man-do. That would suck.”

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