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 baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
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).
Free the Taxpayers: Defund State-Sponsored Media
"Another concerted ploy to silence free speech blows up in the Left’s faces. And now, they’re whining about it. The Huffington Post et al. are incensed about the renewed push to defund NPR. Sen. Jim DeMint will introduce legislation to free the taxpayers — and it’s the subject of my syndicated column today. Reap what you sow, speech-squelchers. And pay for it on your own damned dime."
NPR's intolerant firing of Juan Williams
"Back in 1993 Jesse Jackson said 'There is nothing more painful to me at this stage in my life than to walk down the street and hear footsteps and start thinking about robbery, then look around and see somebody white and feel relieved'.”
Conservative leaders: It's the Spending Stupid!
"Listed below are 10 specific spending cuts that Congress can get to work on when it returns. Many, many more spending cuts have been recommended by a variety of budget experts-but here is a start."
Democrats' policies hurt heroes of mine rescue
“The policies pursued by President Obama and congressional Democrats reward those who came to the rescue of the entrapped miners with a bevy of draconian tax increases in the coming months.”
Liberals Attempt to Stifle Soldiers' Ability to Vote
“These socialistic slime dealers and election stealers are trying to keep tens of thousands of our military men and women from receiving their absentee ballots and thus their ability to vote.
Now, the numb nuts in NYC, when busted, said it was an ‘honest mistake.’ I, in part, believe them. To me this is quasi-understandable. Here’s why: We all know the powers that be in NYC were busy kissing Imam Rauf’s Muslim butt over the Ground Zero Mosque, and therefore they probably just forgot to mail out the ballots to our soldiers who’re dodging bullets abroad from … um … Muslims. I get it. They goofed up. I hear it’s hard to multitask when you’re kissing someone’s _ _ _. “
Time for Republicans to Man Up
"The monolithic pro-Democratic black vote is a clear and present danger to
As recently as 1956, the GOP captured 39% of the black vote. If Republicans can seize just 20% or 30% of the black vote, the Democratic Party — and its ability to pull the country to the left — could be stopped, if not reversed.
'The 'black vote'?'I said to a white Republican politician who asked my advice. 'I'll tell you how to go after it, but you won't do it.'
'Try me,' he said."
The One Memorable Speech of the 2010 Campaign
"As we, mercifully, approach the end of this depressing campaign season that has done about as much for serious public debate as the Boston Strangler did for door-to-door salesmen, a campaign year when to call one's opponent an 'incumbent ' was grounds for libel, when we've been reminded again that apparently the only president who resisted pinning all his problems on the previous administration was George Washington, we should take note of the one memorable speech of this relentlessly dismal political year."