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).
Braun's story flunks test, too
"We are apparently supposed to believe that the man who collected Braun’s sample went home, and began the process of altering it in what would have had to be a rather brilliant scientific way. Added synthetic testosterone to both A and B samples, resealed the sample without the lab detecting that he’d done that, then fooled lab testing as sophisticated as there is in sports. WikiLeaks wasn’t nearly this brilliant. We keep hearing these vague suggestions that he, Braun, might sue somebody. He ought to make sure he doesn’t get sued himself by Mr. Laurenzi, and have to face the discovery phase of a trial like that."
How I came to admire Andrew Breitbart
Unlike many of Breitbart’s friends and admirers who initiated a relationship with him, I was forced to relate with him. And I don’t like being forced to do anything.
Andrew was on the road, and I was in Vail about to speak at a men’s conference and wanted to know, from a man I didn’t know, if he was going to make certain my girl would be “safe” in every sense of the word...knowing the weight of what was about to land on my 20-year-old, I told Andrew that if he allowed anything bad to happen...that I would hurt him."
Is the election over?
"All in all, the conventional wisdom seems compelling. As a card-carrying member of the mainstream media -- a group that creates and sustains the conventional wisdom -- I'm inclined to accept it. And yet there's one conspicuous gap in the-election-is-already-over story.""All in all, the conventional wisdom seems compelling. As a card-carrying member of the mainstream media -- a group that creates and sustains the conventional wisdom -- I'm inclined to accept it. And yet there's one conspicuous gap in the-election-is-already-over story."
Never met a tax he didn't like
"After three years of the Obama presidency, the economy is growing, but only slowly (1.7 percent in 2011). And Obama is threatened with the prospect of fewer Americans holding jobs on Election Day in November than were employed on the day he was inaugurated in 2009. At the moment, he’s roughly one million jobs short. But if you suspect Obama is now inclined to seize the opportunity, cut taxes, and create faster growth and more jobs, you don’t know the president. He wants to raise taxes."
Mark: "My name is Mark. I'm here at Government Anonymous because I'm addicted...addicted to government aid."
Leader: "Welcome Mark.
Mark: "I applied for unemployment. They suggested that I apply for food stamps. With their help, I was applying for any benefit I could get. Pretty soon I was spending more time applying for and keeping my aid than finding a way off. I was going on the minimal interviews required. I was just going through the motions. Government aid is designed to help, but it became a trap to me, an all-too-comfortable crutch. Even worse, I stopped believing that I could make my own way."
Five Things Children Know That LIberals Have Forgotten
"Liberals are actually worse than children, not just because it's so appalling to see adults who view themselves as highly intelligent and sophisticated thinking like little kids, but because in some respects, left-wing thinking is inferior to that of children. There are things that five year olds all across this country know that liberal child-men are intellectually unable to comprehend."
Struggling on $350,000 a year?
"Today, the class warriors have a new target: Andrew Schiff. Schiff is the head of communications and marketing at a Connecticut brokerage firm (Euro Pacific Capital Inc) that’s owned by his brother, Peter Schiff. Andrew is quoted extensively in a Bloomberg article on bonuses. In the piece, Schiff says his $350,000 salary just isn’t enough."
Hi, my name is Kristen, and I'm abstinent
"I want you, whoever you are, to see and to know that it is possible to make a moral decision, even in these times. Everything you see and look at and read and hear is going to tell you that it is abnormal and/or impossible for a healthy, red-blooded man or woman to abstain from having sexual intercourse. They are wrong. I am healthy, and last time I checked my blood was red."
Safer over 70: Drivers keep the keys
"Many older drivers are taking preventive measures to avoid the awkward conversation with concerned family members about giving up the car keys. They are monitoring their own driving decisions, noticing their impairments and making adjustments, according to a three-year study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety of 1,437 drivers 65 and over. Researchers believe their efforts, coupled with safer vehicles, are contributing to declines in accident rates."