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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 (05/29/11)

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 words they leave to us

"I want to spend my few minutes tonight with you giving voice to those who cannot be with us. I want to share with you the voices of the fallen and their families.

I want to give voice to the men and women who have given their lives for this nation.

Together, across the years of our nation’s history, they answered the call.

They stood the watch.

They looked neither left nor right.

They did not search for an exit.

They walked steadily and unafraid into mortal danger, knowing all the risks and all the costs."

Top 10 military actions

As we pause this Memorial Day to honor those who fought and died for our country, let’s remember some of the key moments in U.S. military history—battles awash in patriots’ blood to secure liberty and freedom for America. Here, among many deserving, are the Top 10 U.S. Military Actions.”

Here’s your hope and change

t is a real eye-opener to factually discover how things have 'changed' since Obama became President.”

Mr. President, here’s how you create jobs

“I came to America at the age of 12 with very little and have since been blessed to employ thousands of Americans at my hundreds of restaurants and stores across the United States.  I, like thousands of other CEOs and business owners, know how to create jobs.

So, on behalf of the millions of small-, medium- and large-business owners out there—the job creators—here are three ways we can spark millions of jobs in America.”

The Republican Lifetime Achievement Award

"In short, Democrats reward talent; Republicans reward hard work. And talent wins elections."

Run, Paul Ryan, Run

So the question many are asking is, should Ryan ride to the rescue? If the election is going to be a referendum on his plan, maybe the one guy who can sell it should do just that."

Can’t blame Walker for UW bolt

Two highly regarded Madison professors — soil scientist Teri Balser and historian Jeremi Suri — just made news for accepting positions at the universities of Florida and Texas, respectively.

Why are they leaving?”

Voter ID good for Wisconsin

“Democrat Senator Tim Cullen offered the first of 29 Democrat amendments during the floor debate. The Cullen amendment would have allowed only three groups of people to vote. Those three were people between the ages of 40 and 60 earning $60,000 per year or more, own property and lived at the same address for 528 consecutive days; college graduates at least 23 years of age employed full-time for at least two years; and people 65 years old or older living ‘at least two months per winter in the southern half of the United States.’

If Democrats had time for amendment jokes, I submit Democrats had ample time to

debate the bill.”

Preferred headline: IMF CEO killed by rape victim

"Hey girls, how’d you like to go to work and get raped and bloodied by a sweaty French socialist? You wouldn’t? I didn’t think so. Me neither. I feel for the young West African woman who had that ghastly French IMF jackass paw her in his $3,000 a night NYC hotel room.

As a dad, I can’t imagine that happening to one of my girls, which is exactly why my wife and I made certain that when my daughters became quasi-ambulatory they would learn to be wickedly adept in the art of self defense. I suggest you do the same for your girls—as in muy pronto."

Science can't design away tornadoes' deadly threat

"Weather experts are becoming increasingly concerned about how people respond to tornado warnings. Studies have shown that 15 to 20 minutes is the most effective amount of warning time, and longer warning times can increase deaths. Weather experts aren't sure why, but worry that people think that if a twister hasn't appeared in a certain amount of time, it must have been a false alarm."


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