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.
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
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Messmer vandals and protesters
The state of Illinois
West Coast quake victims
Alicia Bouchard and her husband
Massachusetts State Police
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"You've got an unemployment rate that is still too high, an economy that's not growing' fast enough. For me to argue, look, we've actually made the right decisions, things would have been much worse had we not made those decisions, that's not that satisfying if you don't have a job right now. And I understand that and I expect to be judged a year from now on whether or not things have continued to get better.”
"I'm not afraid of anybody. This is a tough game. You can't be intimidated. You can't be frightened. And as far as I'm concerned, the Tea Party can go straight to hell."
California Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA)
"We've had Democrats calling American citizens 'terrorists' and 'hostage takers,' and now an elected Democratic representative says that we can 'go straight to hell.' The president and all leaders of the Democratic Party, who have called for civility in the past, are neglecting to censure their own. Is civility only required from their opponents? Perhaps it's time for a new-NEW era of civility. ... The president's silence on these latest violations of civility has been deafening, but not surprising."
From a statement by Mark Meckler and Jenny Beth Martin, who lead the Tea Party Patriots, suggesting President Obama should step in to put a check on the overheated rhetoric.
"The totality of the facts and the circumstances and all of the evidence that I reviewed did not support my filing criminal charges."
Sauk County District Attorney Patricia Barrett, a special prosecutor has ruled that neither Supreme Court Justice David Prosser nor fellow Justice Anne Walsh Bradley will face criminal charges for an altercation this summer involving the two. Bradley had said Prosser put her in a "chokehold" during a June argument over a case in her chambers. Others have said Bradley came at Prosser with fists raised and he put up his hands to block her or push her back.
"Justice Anne Walsh Bradley made the decision to sensationalize. I was confident the truth would come out and it did. I am gratified that the prosecutor found these scurrilous charges were without merit. I have always maintained that once the facts of this incident were examined I would be cleared. I look forward to the details becoming public record."
"My focus from the outset has not been one of criminal prosecution, but rather addressing workplace safety. I contacted law enforcement the very night the incident happened but did not request criminal prosecution. Rather I sought law enforcement's assistance to try to have the entire court address informally this workplace safety issue that has progressed over the years.”
“You have no safety net. Your policy has been one which I fully understand — I’m not second-guessing — of one child per family. The result being that you’re in a position where one wage earner will be taking care of four retired people. Not sustainable.”
VP Joe Biden on
“I’m deeply troubled by the comments reportedly made by the Vice President yesterday regarding
"’All Things Considered’ (on National Public Radio), perhaps one of the most ill-named programs in the history of radio. Conservatism is never considered. It is only besmirched, assaulted, and rhetorically dismembered.”
Brent Bozell of the
“I can only assume that Ald. (Ken) Skowronski’s inquiry of WHY I was not in attendance was in heartfelt concern for my well being and an abundance of worry. To believe in any other motivation would mean that the question came from arrogance, anger, a need to pick a fight or some other nefarious reason.
Let me be clear (again). I do NOT report to any of you. Not the mayor, not the council president or any other alderman. My reasons for not being at the meeting are mine and mine alone. No one has the privilege of asking WHY I was not at the meeting unless they are a resident of the 1st Aldermanic District. The fact that I chose to let the Director of Clerk Services know that I would not be in attendance was and is a courtesy, extended out of respect for the body.
Let me also be clear. There is no ordinance in place that gives permission or assigns the duty of ‘excusing’ anyone on any board or commission or the council from anything. To think that a peer would have such authority shows just how self important our Council has gotten.”
Franklin alderman Steve Olson in an e-mail to Franklin’s mayor, aldermen, city attorney and city clerk after Alderman Skowronski repeatedly asked at the August 16 Franklin Common Council meeting why Olson was not in attendance.
We have one man to thank for this: visionary former state Sen. George Petak. It was his vote that allowed
My family and I are enjoying a tremendous Brewers season and love to tailgate at
Keith Best of
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Get credit for being a pervert on your college application.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Is America turning left?
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Hurricane Irene...the attention is deserved, except for junk like this.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
They didn't tell their parents...but they're sure to find out.
Marriage proposal gone wrong.
Rogue panda on rampage?
That’s it for this week. We close with the latest from NewsBusted…