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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.

Week-ends (03/19/11)


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...


Casey Heynes

Robert Bailey

Julia Pollak

Nathan Lloyd

Two Girl Scouts

Greyson MacLean

Former Milwaukee Brewer Jim Abbott



Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey

Nathaniel Zeno


As evidence of outside influence, (state Senator Sheila) Harsdorf told a story about meeting a group of people in the lobby of a Madison hotel.

The group did not know they were talking to Harsdorf and she asked what they were doing in Madison; the response, “protesting.” When asked where they were from, the group said “Los Angeles.” Harsdorf then asked them if they paid their own way to come to Madison. The response was “no, there are 161 of us from 40 different unions – they (union) chartered a jet.”

From an article in the Hudson Star-Observer

 "The main point I want to make is that what we did we had every legal right to do. It was an extraordinary step against an extraordinary bill. The institution of the Senate is not well-served going forward by having this particular avenue available."
State Sen. Tim Cullen of Janesville was one of the 14 Democrats in the Senate who sought unsuccessfully to block Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair law by driving to Illinois on Feb. 17 and only returning last week. He’s now proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit lawmakers from using such a tactic in the future.

"Japan may be on the verge of an unprecedented catastrophe. Saudi Arabia is all but colonizing Bahrain. Qaddafi is close to retaking Libya, with bloodbath to follow. And, as Jim Geraghty notes, the president of the United States is going on ESPN to talk about the NCAA and delivering speeches today on his rather dull plan to replace No Child Left Behind with No Teenager Left Behind, or something like that. It’s hard to overstate how poorly Barack Obama is doing in the face of these crises — and I don’t even mean how he’s doing substantively, which is a scandal in itself. I mean how he’s doing politically. Recall how much hay Michael Moore made of the fact that George W. Bush read My Pet Goat for nine minutes in that Florida classroom on 9/11 after being informed that the first plane had struck. We’re going on four weeks now, or more, that Barack Obama has been reading My Pet Goat."
John Podhoretz, the editor of Commentary Magazine

"I never hugged him, I bombed him."
Margaret Thatcher on Qaddafi

"I’ve already taken the position that I will not vote for a CR that does not shut off all the funding to Obamacare. And if the president decides he wants to veto legislation and shut down the federal government so that he can have his pet project that’s been rejected by the American people, that would be his decision. But I’m very confident that the American people will side with us."
Congressman Peter King

"It's modern-day slavery, you know? People kind of laugh at that, but there are people working at regular jobs who get treated the same way, too. With all the money. ... The owners are trying to get a different percentage, and bring in more money. I understand that; these are business-minded people. Of course this is what they are going to want to do. I understand that; it's how they got to where they are now. But as players, we have to stand our ground and say, 'Hey, without us, there's no football’.”
Minnesota Viking RB Adrian Peterson who  is set to make $10.72 million in base salary in 2011.

"I’m sure people in concentration camps made jokes about each other, about the Nazis, about their situation. That’s the way people relieve stress."
Joy Behar of "The View."

And finally, I don't have the exact quote, but Friday night on Milwaukee Public Television's InterCHANGE, panelist Joel McNally blamed the devastation in Japan warming.


Family of illegal immigrant is suing the federal government.


More threats and violence from the left over the state budget.


Do I really care who Obama picked in his NCAA brackets?


The original story: snake bites woman's breast and dies. But this story was just  too strange to be true.

Week-ends update: Great headline.

And beginning this week, a new closing feature...the latest from NewsBusted. Enjoy!


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