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.
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).
The 9/11 overreaction? Nonsense
The experience of a lifetime
"As we passed through security to begin our tour, a cell phone rang. One of the members of our tour was being notified that a plane had crashed into the
We noted a quickened pace in the steps of the staffers passing us. Some began to move in a trot or near running pass. My wife, showing worry, questioned the guide as to whether this behavior was unusual. The guide, a long-time Capitol staffer, stated in a calming way, ‘No.’ It was only appropriate to say that at this point that all hell broke loose.
A lady officer started running at me screaming ‘Get out of here.’ It is an image burned into my mind forever."
"For approximately seven minutes the president stayed in the classroom while the students proudly read 'The Pet Goat' to him. He was later criticized for not leaving immediately, but to the young people in that classroom, he made the right decision."
"Before TSA was created, private contractors paid airport inspectors not much more than minimum wage. They weren't very good. Now we spend five times as much, and they're still not very good.
Today even the TSA knows that private security is better. In one of its own tests, its screeners in
We'll never get over it, nor should we
Never forget 9/11? If only it were that easy
"It's also inappropriate to feel grateful for the attack on the
12 words to describe Obama's jobs speech
“Thursday night’s show by President Obama struck me as…”
Now You’re Messin’ with a Son of a B*tch!
"Originally, “son of a bitch” (n), was a term chiefly used in the
Well, little children, according to Señor Hoffa, we may now call a huge percentage of Americans 'sons of bitches' if such individuals …"
Mugged by mythology
"Sometimes talking with liberals is perplexing. You never know what claim they will make next or what name they will call you. The mental universe of liberalism. It is a vast sphere of assumptions that are found nowhere else. In an effort to promote the civility of debate that is so much in demand these days, here is a compendium of the myths underlying some of the strange things liberals say.”
"For decades, houses of worship have been consecrated by tidy congregations in their very best dress. Trim suits and ties pulled straight enough to choke the fidgety young parishioner were the norm, anything less being sure to draw the scorn of the flock.