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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.

My Most Popular Blogs (09/06/09)

Most popular

As I post every Sunday, here are the five most read blog entries of mine from the previous week. NOTE: some entries may have been posted prior to the past week.

1) This Just In Truth Squad: Franklin voters approve school levy

2) Cowards on the Internet

3) What do President Obama and the FranklinSchool District have in common?

4) Kevin Fischer's "Whippersnapper Hall of Fame"

5) Daughters in danger

Recommended reading (09/05/09)

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).

What I learned from “The Mob”

I spoke with thousands of voters at town-hall meetings this summer. What I gathered from them is that it's not just the proposed overhaul of health care that has them upset. Many also expressed a sense of betrayal. In spite of their hope for change, it still appears that the government in Washington is run for its own benefit and the benefit of special interests—not for the benefit of the American people. The folks I met with also don't trust politicians in Washington to address mounting long-term challenges to our economy.”

Abusing school kids with pro-Obama propaganda

For those who consider this an appropriate use of classroom time at the very beginning of the school year, ask yourself the question: how would you respond had President Bush ordered teachers to get students to write letters to themselves about what they can do to help the president?”

The Obama slide

Obama’s challenge was to push his agenda through a Democratic-controlled government while retaining the affection of the 39 percent of Americans in the middle. The administration hasn’t been able to pull it off.”

Trouble in liberal land

Despite their control of all three branches of government, this has not been a good summer for liberal Democrats.”

Senator High and Mighty

“There had always been a tradition of noblesse oblige among America's blue-blood liberals. But Ted Kennedy redefined the notion of the aristocracy simply helping the poor, and took it to cynical ends in the manner of a Roman tribune. He assumed that almost none of his own humanitarian rhetoric applied to himself, almost as if godly intentions gave him a sort of exemption from moral behavior.”

The Reagans and the Kennedys

“And this is what Ronald Reagan said of John F. Kennedy, on a warm dark night in the floodlit garden of Ted Kennedy's home in McLean, Va:……”

Brett Favre: The John Kerry of the NFL

Non-aficionados of football may not fully appreciate the significance of Favre's act of betrayal, and the drama it has produced. To put it in political terms, Favre's going to the Vikings is worse than, say, Arlen Specter becoming a Democrat.”

Why your coach votes Republican

“There's no evidence that coaches with a conservative bent are better coaches or more likely to get jobs. Football coaches aren't the most diverse group, which may help explain their political similarities. Still, could it be that football coaches, just by the nature of the job, are more comfortable on the right end of the political spectrum?”

Gay Ice Cream?

It’s hard to make a pint of Ben & Jerry’s unappetizing, but even I can resist peanut butter and chocolate when the carton sports two men on top of a wedding cake.”

Blue chip, white cotton

For one answer to the nation's most pressing economic question -- when will the recession end? -- just take a peek inside the American man's underwear drawer.”

Culinary no-no #128

Culinary no-no's

In honor of the Labor Day holiday and for many what could be the final grilling weekend of the season, Culinary no-no appears one day earlier this week.

I can’t quite understand the problems people have grilling, but they do. Bon Appétit has compiled a list of
10 Most Common Grilling Mistakes (and How to Avoid Them).

I concur with Bon Appétit except for their suggestion that the lid be open during direct grilling. That defeats the whole purpose of the cover that provides even cooking when closed.  Put that baby down when preparing items directly over the coals.


This will probably make an appearance at the 2010 Wisconsin State Fair.




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AP photo of mortally wounded Marine criticized

Here is one of the photos I included in last Sunday's
Photos of the Week:

U.S. Marine Cpl. Russell pays his respects to Lance Cpl. Joshua Bernard during a memorial service at a forward operating base with Golf Company, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 2nd MEB, 3rd MEF, Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, in Now Zad in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. Bernard was mortally wounded during a Taliban ambush on Aug. 14. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

This candid, touching photo is now causing controversy over whether it should have been taken or published at all.

The Barking Lot (9/05/09)

The Barking Lot


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