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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 (10/23/11)

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).

A letter to the lazy

"But the overwhelming majority of the people on Wall Street get up early, work an incredibly long, hard honest day, mostly trying to make money for your parents and grandparents and for the endowments of your universities -- and for a very few wealthy people who often leave their money to your schools."

Some belated parental advice to the protesters

"Call it an occupational hazard, but I can’t look at the Occupy Wall Street protesters without thinking, 'Who parented these people?'

There are some crucial life lessons that the protesters’ moms clearly have not passed along.

Here, then, are five things the OWS protesters’ mothers should have taught their children but obviously didn’t, so I will."

Four Habits of an Occupy Wall Street Occupuss

Brought to you by Doug Giles.

Top Ten Bad Signs for Obama

"Bad omens abound for President Obama in his quest to win reelection in 2012.  The President will have an uphill battle in his bid for a second term when faced with these Top 10 Bad Signs."

Did 2008 come true?

"We are now nearing the third year of the Obama administration. Were those worries of 2008 at all justified? Let us briefly review them.”

Thickheadedness gums up conceal carry

"You would think those who long opposed concealed carry would be the final hurdle for this right? Instead Wisconsin Department of Justice and the National Rifle Association are butting heads. Law-abiding people of Wisconsin are caught in the middle."

Sex ed: Let school districts decide for themselves

"There are misconceptions about the human growth and development legislation currently before the state Legislature. Let me be clear: Senate Bill 237 would not repeal the Healthy Youth Act or require abstinence-only education."

Kids' Stuff

“Every generation has a tendency to mock younger folks. It's in the American DNA. My father did it, my grandfather did it, and now, God help me, I'm doing it.

Recently I had occasion to travel to New Hampshire with seven children ranging in age from 3 to 16. Don't even ask how this happened. It was kind of like an earthquake—things began to rumble and soon there was destruction everywhere.

The primary purpose of the trip was to get the urchins away from their electronic gadgets and show them the wonders of nature. The fall foliage in Bretton Woods was magnificent. Upon landing in the shadow of Mount Washington, one of the children looked around and immediately said, ‘I'm cold’."

I let my babies watch TV! And I regret nothing!

 "Yes, many was the time I put on a baby video to buy that most precious parenting asset: a few minutes. Did that help my kids? I am not going to lie to myself. Did it harm them? Not in any way I can ascertain..."

From one holiday season to the next

"Halloween creep has created Halloween backlash as surely as Christmas creep has made some people wish Santa was never invented. The bigger Halloween gets, the more reasons people find to hate it."

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