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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 (06/02/12)


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...


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Marvel Comics


Heath Howe

Rudy Eugene

Chris Hayes


"I have a police department that arrests felons. He has a practice of hiring them."
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett taking a jab at Governor Scott Walker at Thursday's debate.

"So everybody's clear, the mayor doesn't have a plan. All he's got is attacking me."
Governor Walker at the debate.

THE WEEKLY STANDARD: Are there a few specific policies, though, that you would pursue or [bills to] send to the legislature? 

TOM BARRETT: I want to make sure that as we look at the tax code in particular that any tax incentives are actually tied to actual job growth, job creation. As mayor of Milwaukee, I've had many developers come and many businesses come and have asked for financial assistance from the city, and my questions have always been: how many jobs are we talking about and are these family-supporting jobs. So those are my opening questions: how many jobs are we talking about and are they family supporting jobs? 

TWS: So no [job creation] legislation ready to go to send to the legislature? 

BARRETT: We're not planning any special session on that. We will look at restoring rights for workers. 

“Um, I, I, ah, back sorry, um, I think it's interesting because I think it is very difficult to talk about the war dead and the fallen without invoking valor, without invoking the words ‘heroes.’ Um, and, ah, ah, why do I feel so comfortable [sic] about the word ‘hero’? I feel comfortable, ah, uncomfortable, about the word because it seems to me that it is so rhetorically proximate to justifications for more war. Um, and, I don't want to obviously desecrate or disrespect memory of anyone that's fallen, and obviously there are individual circumstances in which there is genuine, tremendous heroism: hail of gunfire, rescuing fellow soldiers and things like that. But it seems to me that we marshal this word in a way that is problematic. But maybe I'm wrong about that.”
MSNBC host Chris Hayes

“But to a liberal, it cannot go without saying that some soldiers are bad people because liberals look at the troops from the opposite direction. They assume all members of the military are stupid, venal, and low. They assume that they are all knuckle dragging, murderous, bigots that just want to shoot someone.

Hence Hayes' ‘uncomfortable’ feeling emerges over the idea of thinking of our soldiers as heroes. Hayes is just being a true liberal. They hate our troops and when they find one that is an upstanding hero they consider that person to be the one that is out of the ordinary.

Happy Memorial Day, Chris Hayes. I’d like to remind you that many of those Neanderthals that you despise so much died for your right to hate them."
Columnist Warner Todd Huston

“A clergy sex-abuse trial in is [sic] reaching a crescendo in a Philadelphia courtroom. One defendant is James Brennan, a priest accused of trying to rape a minor, which is not that unusual.”
Barbara Bradley Hagerty of National Public Radio in a piece titled, “Just Doing His Job Is Catholic Official’s Defense.”

We are asking NPR to respond to our complaint. In this day and age when it is considered taboo to make sweeping generalizations of a negative sort about so many demographic groups, it is astonishing that NPR would allow this bigoted swipe at Catholic priests.
For the record, almost all priests in the nation—now as well as before—have never had a single charge of sexual molestation made against them. Of those who have, a large share of the accusations have been proven false. Of the guilty, the most common form of abuse was ‘inappropriate touching’—not rape—and the most common victim was an adolescent. So to feed the perception that it is not unusual to find rapist priests is unconscionable.”
Bill Donohue of the Catholic League reacting to above reporting by NPR.

"A racist, white supremist must be going crazy, you know, because for the first time, Hispanic, black and Asian babies outnumbered white babies. An ominous sign for the future. Now listen now, in the next 30 or 40 years, white people will be the minority in their own country that they took from the native people. That must be a terrible feeling, to know that in just a few short years, the majority’s gonna be the minority."
Louis Farrakhan


Obama opposes sex-selection abortion ban.


The House vote on abortions.


The John Doe. It's all Tom Barrett and the media have left.


The Causeway Cannibal.

Jonathon Lucroy, his wife, and a fluke accident.

Pomp and circumstance, and a black bear.

Sitting out the Apocalypse in style.

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

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