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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 (02/20/10)

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).

Jimmy Hope and the Taxocrats torpedoed state's economy

“The thunder grows louder by the day, and nowhere are the black clouds more self-evident and discernible than here in Wisconsin. The polls, the letters to the editor, the crowded meeting halls - they all send a message: People are tired of the politics, and of the politicians, in this state.

Citizens and workers are tired of paying inflated taxes, of losing their jobs and of being scoffed at and lied to by the ones they put in office.

Take Democratic state Sen. Jim Holperin (aka Jimmy Hope), for example.”

Ungovernable? Nonsense.

"It’s 2010, and the first-year agenda of a popular and promising young president has gone down in flames. Barack Obama’s two signature initiatives — cap-and-trade and  health-care reform ---lie in ruins. Desperate to explain away this scandalous state of affairs, liberal apologists haul out the old reliable from the Carter years:  'America the Ungovernable'.”

It’s all the Tea Party’s fault

Here we go again. Something bad happened this week, so….fire up the Tea Party-bashing engine. Damn the facts. There’s a crisis to exploit. You know, now would be a good time for a uniter-in-chief — an agent of hope and change in Washington — to call for civility and healing and a ceasefire on inflammatory attacks against peaceful Americans who had nothing to do with this attack. At 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, crickets chirp."

The Vagina Monologues Chick Speaks Out of Her Backside Regarding Palin

“Palin hasn’t evolved? Puh-lease. Man, envy is ugly, ain’t it? Here’s the thing that gets the goat of Behar, Ensler and every other man hating lesbian or feminist about Sarah: She is the exact opposite of what they are and what they support. She is extremely accomplished, is both hot and happy, loves God and limited government, and pretty much every American likes her and respects her for it except for the hagzilas at NOW.”

Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995

“The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information.

And he said that for the past 15 years there has been no ‘statistically significant’ warming'.”

Obama's federal government can weatherize your home for only $57,362 each

Who could forget the $5 billion in Obama administration stimulus money that was going to rapidly create nearly 90,000 green jobs across the country in these tough economic times and make so many thousands of homes all snuggy and warm and energy-efficient these very snowy days?

Well, a new report will show the $5-billion program is so riddled with drafts that so far it's weatherized only about 9,000 homes"

Education: Too Important for a Government Monopoly

"Today we spend a stunning $11,000 a year per student -- more than $200,000 per classroom. It's not working. So when will we permit competition and choice, which works great with everything else?"

Big Brother out of control

"There was a time when Americans were thought capable of deciding for themselves what to do with their coffee grounds or whether to carry groceries home in paper or plastic bags. It isn’t only in San Francisco, and it isn’t only when it comes to “green’’ issues, that such mundane or personal choices are being supplanted by government coercion. One thin slice at a time, liberties we used to take for granted are replaced with mandates from above. Rather than leave us free to choose, Big Brother increasingly
makes the choice for us: On trans fats. On gambling. On smoking. On bicycle helmets. On health insurance."

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