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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 (04/22/12)

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 battle for Wisconsin

"Sitting in one of his campaign offices later in the day, Walker considers whether he might have avoided a recall. 'If I hadn’t gone so far, would I face a recall? I don’t know,' Walker tells me. 'But if I hadn’t gone as far as I did, I wouldn’t have fixed it.' And fixing Wisconsin’s fiscal problems is what matters, he says. 'I’m running a campaign to win. And I aim to win. But I’m not afraid to lose'.”

Ted Nugent calls left-wing hysteria “laughable”

“By no stretch of the imagination did I ever threaten anyone's life, or hint of violence or mayhem. Metaphors needn't be explained to educated people.”

A 50-state tax lesson for the President

“Republican governors in Florida, Georgia, Idaho, North Dakota, South Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin and even Michigan and New Jersey are cutting taxes to lure new businesses and jobs. Asked why he wants to reduce the cost of doing business in Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker replies: ‘I’ve never seen a store get more customers by raising its prices, but I’ve seen customers knock down the doors when they cut prices’.”

America's crisis of character

"I've long thought that public dissatisfaction is about more than the economy, that it's also about our culture, or rather the flat, brute, highly sexualized thing we call our culture.

Now I'd go a step beyond that. I think more and more people are worried about the American character -- who we are and what kind of adults we are raising.

Every story that has broken through the past few weeks has been about who we are as a people. And they are all disturbing."

The mom versus the unions

"Democrats are terrified of her because she's effective. They're terrified of her because she represents America: the working mom who's tired of the Democrat men running her children's future into the ground and the GOP establishment fighting while lying down; a woman so fed up she decides to put herself on the ballot, announcing via a webcam from the kitchen table, and winning against all the odds."

"I can't afford to work"

"After factoring in the rising cost of child care, the daily commute and other work-related expenses, a growing number of mothers are figuring out that having a job just doesn't pay."

Why didn't media know Obama ate dogs?

“…that’s why this whole episode is such a hideous disaster for Team Obama, because now the one thing everyone will remember is that Obama ate a dog.  It’s hardly the sort of thing that will turn an election, and it’s not logically relevant to his performance in office… but the Obama campaign wasn’t planning on running with logic and facts.  Their entire effort is based on creating total public amnesia over the period 2009 – 2012, and making the election about ‘likeability,’ an area where Obama is thought to hold the advantage.”

The real Obama dog story

"Bo the Portuguese water dog is cute, fluffy, and has done well growing up in the White House limelight. But he also represents a broken campaign promise."

He gave us music---and memories 

"I was not a cool 13-year-old. Most 13-year-olds are not, but I was extra un-cool: Uncoordinated. Jheri curl. Bifocals thicker than the glass window at a check-cashing store.

I needed to know, pronto, what the cool kids were doing, the bands they listened to, the must-know dances, the top tapes on their Walkman playlist because I had no clue what they were.

But my friend Dick Clark did."

Hollywood and Slime

“Thanks E! Online for posting a photo of Kelsey Grammer getting a tattoo of his latest wife on his hip. A couple more creepy views like that and we’re certain to turn bullemic. Oh, ick.”


The Romneys were a reproductive disaster.

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