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.
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HEROES OF THE WEEK
Navy SEALS (Lenghty, but great read)
Once again, Leroy Petry
Lucille Ball on her 100th birthday
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
State fair mobs
Those who smear the Tea Party
I could mention these guys every week
US Fish and Wildlife Service...until it came to its senses
Cities and towns that have waged war on lemonade
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"Thuggery has no place at the
West Allis Mayor Dan Devine
"Two years ago, I was a victim of a random attack (outside) State Fair… last night, events took place at State Fair that I don't believe are random."
"You could just tell they were after white people. That was the main thing. If you were white, they were coming after you. We noticed a group of five to 10 young black males run up and jump a young white male for no other reason then him being white. My wife's brother jumped out of the car - his natural reaction was to try to break it up. Before you knew it, five or 10 guys were on him and started punching at him. My wife was able to pull him back in the car. So now they surrounded my car and just started punching through the windows, kicking and shaking the car, screaming racial things."
Jon Stikl of
"I just heard footsteps behind me and I turned around and I got hit in the face. There were six or seven just beating on me.”
Andrew J. Coleman, a recent
Sadly, what transpired near
And let's face it, it also has much to do with a deteriorating African American culture in our city.
Are large groups of Hispanics or Hmong going out in large mobs and viciously attacking whites?
We are reaping the harvest that we've sown.
There are repercussions for the staggering illegitimacy rate in our African American community.
There are repercussions for having little to no positive male involvement in the lives of African American children.
There are repercussions for single-parent homes where children aren't properly supervised, and where they aren't held responsible for their actions.
There are repercussions for a staggering, decades-long near 50% unemployment rate for African American males in our city.
There are repercussions for having a failing public school system, and an outdated juvenile justice system.
There are repercussions for having one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the
The community was shocked when the violent mob of African American youths attacked white people in
And now this horrific mob violence near
But for those who live in some city neighborhoods, this violence has been like a steady rain for far too many years now. And the reality is this summer it seems we have five or six shootings each and every weekend!
Unfortunately, this behavior is now all too common in some parts of the
Our hearts go out to the older generation of African Americans in this city who remember when their community had one of the HIGHEST marriage rates in the city. Sadly, many of these same residents are now scared of their own children and grandchildren.
Although we hope our law enforcement agencies are able to bring some of the thugs who were involved in these attacks to justice, no amount of millions of dollars in government spending or resources is going to truly address this problem.
We can no longer wish this violence would just go away, and we cannot ignore it; we must see it for what it truly is.
We cannot begin to address the underlying causes of the violence without change. We believe that change must come from within the African American community, where new seeds must be sown.”
“The violence is similar to what occurred in
Michelle Obama in an e-mail blast to supporters
“Welcome to the Cracked Head Club.”
Joe Biden to Gabrielle Giffords
"I think, frankly, (Obama’s) in over his head as to what to do about this economy.
“If we were real domestic terrorists, shoot, President Obama would be wanting to pal around with us, wouldn’t he?”
“Personally, I’m tired of hearing the whole have-you-no-decency routine from people who have made quite clear that they possess none themselves.”
“For God and country—Geronimo, Geronimo, Geronimo. Geronimo E.K.I.A. Enemy killed in action.”
The radio transmission of the SEAL who shot Bin Laden
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
The violence at State Fair, and I would add...
Wisconsin's dead voters
And don't forget ribs for votes.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
64% of US military deaths in Afghanistan have happened under Obama's watch.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Obama turns 50.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Two men suing woman they saved.
Truck nuts and free speech.
Fish eats nothing but Kit Kats.
Remember Jimmy McMillan?
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