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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 (08/22/09)

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).

Pull the plug on ObamaCare

“Modern presidents are always afraid to show anything so human as modesty or doubt. They're afraid of the endless cable-news loop of ‘I think I was wrong, I think I misjudged, I didn't get it right.’ They're afraid of death by soundbite. Which is understandable. But they should get over it, especially when it comes to a bit of self-criticism, and even a bit of self-doubt.”

Killing ObamaCare

‘Death panels’ cuts to the chase, which is the only way Democrats can be stopped.

Stop and think

“The idea that government officials can play God from Washington is not a new idea, but it is an idea that is being pushed with new audacity.

What they are trying to do is to create an America very unlike the America that has existed for centuries — the America that people have been attracted to by the millions from every part of the world, the America that many generations of Americans have fought and died for.”

Myths you’ll hear at Town Halls

“Two common tell-‘em-what-they-want-to-hear statements now echoing in town halls are:

  • ‘As a member of Congress, I get the same health coverage as other federal workers’ (sometimes with an added commitment to extend the same coverage to everyone)
  • ‘I will oppose any bill that increases the deficit.’

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Week-ends (08/22/09)


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...


Tom Barrett

Vietnam Veterans

Aleki Taumoepeau

Rachel Guzy

Jason Kahle...........his handiwork.


Anthony Peters......and his family


Darius Chappille

William Calley

Mesaba Airlines

Packer fans who hate Brett Favre


I think I made the right decision, I really do. Time will tell.

Sixteen years in Green Bay were great years, and that was home to me. This is not about revenge, believe me. You can't take away the 16 . . . last years in Green Bay, and that will be forever cherished.

They've moved on. I've moved on. I think it's great for football. I can't see how you wouldn't think it would be.

When people start talking about my legacy - it's mine. It's what I think of it. I know the way I play the game. I know the way I've handled myself as a teammate, a leader, in the public.

If you're a true Packer fan, you understand. You say, 'You know what? He chose to continue playing, they chose to go in a different direction, it's part of the business.'

I don't have to prove anything to anybody because what I've done - it's down I'm in it for the right reasons, and if people can't . . . in the books. understand that, I'm sorry."
Former Green Bay Packer Brett Favre after signing a two-year contract to play for the Minnesota Vikings.

"I think he's a great quarterback, a great guy, a great leader. Would I like to hit him? Hell, yeah, I'd like to hit him. All these damn practices out here and they didn't let us hit him. I want to get a nice little shot on you, Brett. I said it. Put it on the bulletin board."
Green Bay Packer linebacker Nick Barnett

"You guys just try to get me in trouble."
Packer GM Ted Thompson, refusing to elaborate on a reporter’s question about Favre.

“We're not mad at Brett Favre. We're jealous. He skipped the offseason conditioning program and training camp and still signed for $12.5 million, the starting position and the opportunity to embarrass Packers general manager Ted Thompson.” columnist Jason Whitlock

"I know that I will regret this decision many times over the coming year, but I am not going to pull a Brett Favre on you. I am announcing my decision now to allow other candidates to step forward and to get going."
Wisconsin governor Jim Doyle announcing he will not seek re-election in 2010.

“With Doyle pulling out of the race, Scott Walker is now the front runner for governor. Why? Because he actually raised more money than Doyle (or anyone else) in the first six months of 2009. Because he’s in essence been running for governor since he became Milwaukee County Executive in 2002, and really knows the issues. And because he’s a hard-working candidate with a strong, clear message. Walker is ahead of everyone at this stage of the game, Democrat or Republican. That doesn’t mean they can’t catch up. But it makes Walker the man to beat.”
Milwaukee Magazine’s Bruce Murphy

"I can't think of a situation like this where people would not have responded as I did. When someone says, 'Call 911,' you call 911. It's that straightforward. We are on the mend. I just wanted to let you know I was still standing."
Milwaukee mayor Tom Barrett speaking for the first time after being beaten last Saturday night after leaving the State Fair.

"If it would have been any other individual besides the mayor, I mean, it wouldn't even have hit the news. My son probably wouldn't have been arrested. None of this would even be happening,"
Danita Brisk, the mother of Anthony Peters who has been charged with beating Mayor Barrett. Brisk thinks the mayor provoked her son, and wishes he hadn't stepped in to help. "I was raised to keep to yourself," Brisk said.


Woman gives birth on the sidewalk
after being refused an ambulance.


Even with our rotten health care system Democrats want to abolish, Americans are living longer.


Brett Favre, though this marks a rare occasion where the hype is warranted.


Sheriff's deputies, a sexy waitress, and a rifle.

Only the government could come up with this odd advice.

REMEMBER: Your suggestions/nominations for any of these categories every week are welcome, especially for HEROES OF THE WEEK. If you know of anyone in the community deserving of recognition, please e-mail me.

PETA is sure to be outraged

How in God's name can we allow this to happen??!!

Little League World Series begins today

The Wisconsin champions, West Madison American didn’t make it to Williamsport. A team from Russellville, Kentucky is representing the Great Lakes region.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to see exciting Little League baseball. Here’s the

68% say Obama will raise taxes this year

That’s according to a new Gallup poll.

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