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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 (05/21/11)

Week-ends


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...


HEROES OF THE WEEK


Richard Cliff


Michelle Kreinbrook


Harmon Killebrew


Naomi in ABC's "Private Practice"


Door County roofers


Jim Hughes



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Once again, the TSA.


Schools that arrange secret abortions.


Another of our wonderful, "they can do no wrong because they're perfect "teachers.


Stanley Thornton



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


"It would make no sense to leave where I am right now because I have such a bigger impact (in the House). It's my ability to impact policy. It would take me, you know, 12 to 16 years in the Senate to get where I am in the House. I don't want to be in Congress for the rest of my life. I don't want to take myself out of this fight, and leave the fight and a leadership role I have at the moment America is going to make up its mind about what kind of country it's going to become.”
Paul Ryan, announcing he will not run for the U.S. Senate.


"Too big a jump" and an effort at "imposing radical change.”
Newt Gingrich blasting Paul Ryan and Congressional Republicans’ budget.


"With allies like that, who needs the left?"
Paul Ryan’s response to Gingrich.


"Gingrich chose to throw his former allies in the GOP House not so much under the bus as off the Grand Canyon rim."
The Wall Street Journal suggested that Gingrich had told House Republicans to ‘drop dead’.”


"Why don't you get out [of the presidential race] before you make a bigger fool of yourself? What you just did to Paul Ryan is unforgivable."
An Iowa voter angrily confronted Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich in Dubuque, Iowa over his comments about Republican Rep. Paul Ryan's budget.


I "didn't do anything to Paul Ryan."
Newt Gingrich responds to the Iowa man.


"You're an embarrassment to our party."
The Iowa voter.


"I sent an email to President Obama saying, 'You are a f(expletive) traitor,' using those words... 'You're a traitor, you allowed foreign boots on our soil telling our military -- in this case the coastguard -- what they can and could not do, and telling us, the citizens of the United States, what we could or could not do'."
Peter Fonda launched a four-letter attack on US President Barack Obama at the Cannes film festival on Wednesday, calling him a traitor over the handling of the aftermath of the Gulf oil spill.  The star of the 1969 road movie ‘Easy Rider’ was in Cannes for the premiere of ‘The Big Fix’ by Rebecca and Josh Tickell, the only feature documentary in the official selection at the Cannes film festival this year. .Fonda -- a keen environmentalist and co-producer of the film which centers on the explosion of the BP oil rig Deepwater Horizon, the ensuing spill and its consequences -- accused Washington of trying to gag reporting on the issue.



Well, talk about racism – that was a racist-tinged question from David Gregory. He made it sound like if you’re on food stamps and the president is referring to you being on food stamps. I think that’s racist. And you know, enough is enough of this calling out, this racism, these false charges. Obviously, it is done to end the conversation, just to distract, divert attention from what the real substance is and stop the conversation. Here again, enough is enough. Why do we let the press, the media personalities get away with such? Let’s call him out on them and let’s start concentrating on what the real issue is. The real issue is we have 40-something million Americans on food stamps. You know why? Because we don’t have a robust economy allowing the private sector to grow and thrive and have jobs provided via the private sector because government has overreached, overtaxed and overspent and got us in debt and there isn’t enough private sector money out there creating jobs. That needs to be the focus, not allowing David Gregory to falsely charge Newt Gingrich as being a racist because he’s making a statement of fact about how many people are on food stamps.”
Sarah Palin


"I want to thank you all for inviting me to speak. It was especially gracious of you to host me, even though I'm a Packers fan and I assume most of you are Bears fans. But that doesn't mean we can't work together. As chairman of the House Budget Committee, I stand ready to do whatever it takes to help you re-sign Jay Cutler.

I'm here to talk about the economy today -- about the need to get four quarters of strong, consistent performance.

That wasn't another Jay Cutler joke, I swear. It could be, but it's not."

Paul Ryan speaking in Chicago about Chicago Bear QB Jay Cutler.



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


Schools arrange secret abortions.


Are America's wounded soldiers getting a square deal?



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


From the Iowa State Association of County Auditors (ISACA), reporting on the U.S. Supreme Court case examining the photo ID law in Indiana, the most restrictive in the nation.

“The day after the Indiana photo ID bill was signed into law, a lawsuit was filed challenging its constitutionality. Additional lawsuits followed, and cases were eventually decided by the Indiana Supreme Court and the United States Supreme Court. In each decision the justices were divided. Both courts found that the complainants provided theoretical situations, but failed to provide even one witness who had been disenfranchised by the photo ID law.”

The Indiana law was ruled to be constitutional.



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Arnold had a love child. 



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


Unusual, but nice.


Wacky warning contest.


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