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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 (03/17/12)

Week-ends


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...


HEROES OF THE WEEK


Hotels for Heroes


Tim Tebow


Rusidah Badawi


Kevin Brennan


Cassandra Byrd-Scolaro


Patrick Hughes and his father



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Obamacare


Illinois school district


Shelley Miller


Jessica DelBalzo



QUOTES OF THE WEEK
 


“This is an assassination, an intentional killing of innocent civilians and cannot be forgiven.
Hamid Karzai, Afghan President, following the murder of at least 16 civilians after a lone U.S. soldier allegedly went on a shooting spree last Sunday.


"We don’t believe this was about negotiating a reasonable piece of  (mining) legislation, this was about politics and Democrats denying Gov. Walker a shovel-ready photo op and the ability to point to a pro-jobs piece of legislation in his résumé as the summer recalls approach. Wisconsin politicians have cut off their nose to spite their face — and all state residents will end up paying the price in an opportunity lost..."
The Racine Journal Times


"Such legislation will enable Governor Walker to claim victory of his policy to (rein) in public employee wages and benefit. Allowing Governor Walker to make such a claim just before the recall election will prove detrimental to recalling him and, therefore, will only enhance his ability to further harm all Wisconsin public employees."
An excerpt from a letter from the leaders of four teachers unions as the state Legislature quickly approved a bill giving the Milwaukee Public Schools and the Milwaukee teachers union extra time to negotiate potential salary or fringe-benefit concessions from employees.


“Democrats and their allies continue to put politics before schoolchildren and before jobs. The latest letter from public sector union bosses shows clearly that Democrats and their allies put their politics before everything else, even their own members’ jobs. The letter clearly shows how they will put politics before people. Unfortunately, Democrats and their allies are more interested in putting their political interests before saving teachers’ jobs, saving school districts money, protecting taxpayers, and promoting private sector investment and job growth."
Governor Walker’s response to the above-mentioned letter.


"For all of our concerns with Walker's policies, he did bring the state's budget into balance with a minimum of tricks, and he did it without layoffs, without cutting core services and without debilitating tax increases. He also put in place new ideas for job creation that deserve time to work, including the restructuring of the state Department of Commerce into the nimbler Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. We think the passage of tort reform was helpful. We think Walker's cheerleading for Wisconsin businesses is a plus."
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial Board


“These guys don’t have a sense of the average folks out there. They don’t know what it means to be middle class."
Vice President Joe Biden addressing 87 wealthy Democrats Monday night attending a fundraiser at the home of Sen. John Kerry in Georgetown. As they dined on grass-fed New York strip steaks and white truffle mashed potatos underneath a outdoor tent, Biden criticized Republicans for being out of touch. 87 guests paid a minimum of $10,000-per-couple to attend the dinner.


“Between red stop-signs on Facebook reading “Stop the Republican War on Women,” the latest activist video characterizing Republicans as he-man, woman-haters, and Gloria Allred, Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda doing just about anything (Monster-in-Law, anyone?) someone has to just come out and (insert expletive in the progressive tense here) say it. The government is not your daddy. I feel like I’m a feminist, and you want to know why? Because I’m enabled to do things for myself. If I don’t like what someone says, I argue with them. If I’m in the mood for a cocktail, I pay for it myself. If I’m in the market for some sexy-times, then I hit up Rite-Aid on the way home. You want to know why? Because it’s my life, and I can do that, and I don’t have to ask Daddy’s permission first or hit up his wallet.”
From the blog, “Naked DC”


"We're not here as a feeder system. We're here to educate young people, and that's what it ought to be about.”
Stanford athletics director Bob Bowlsby, commenting on Kentucky’s basketball program that has become a virtual pipeline to the NBA, sending seven underclassmen into the draft in the past two years. Another group figures to jump this June,


"If it's your son, if he had that kind of talent, you would make him stay in college four years? What if he got hurt? What if the (behavioral) direction he was going went different? I cannot morally tell a young man that he should stay in school - in the interests of the school, the program or me - when it's in his best interests and his family's best interests to go reach his dreams. I couldn't tell (Bill) Gates, 'Do you know what you did to the integrity of your school by coming out and starting Microsoft?' "
Kentucky head coach John Calipari defending his program



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


O'Green Day?



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


Regulation Nation



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


And rightfully so...March Madness



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


With this weather, why have baby indoors?


Who thought this was a good idea?


The Celtic Curse


That's it for Week-ends. Thanks for stopping by.

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