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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 (04/28/12)

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


Angie Porter


Awesome dad


Mom and daughter


Zita Staples


Marilu Henner


Paula Reid


Jeff Kellogg



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Mansfield Frazier


Mickey Loomis


Cherry Hill School District (NJ) teachers


Judson Independent School District (TX)


The TSA


The TSA again


Michael Hayward


Octomom


Motel



QUOTES OF THE WEEK 


“Is it easier to make ends meet? Is it easier to sell your home or buy a new one? Have you saved what you needed for retirement? Are you making more in your job? Do you have a better chance to get a better job? Do you pay less at the pump?

If the answer were ‘yes’ to those questions, then President Obama would be running for reelection based on his achievements, and rightly so. But because he has failed, he will run a campaign of diversions, distractions, and distortions. That kind of campaign may have worked at another place and in a different time. But not here and not now. It’s still about the economy, and we’re not stupid.”
Mitt Romney after sweeping five primaries Tuesday.



"We're headed in the right direction. Unemployment continues to drop and those people who are unemployed, they're not going to be voting for the party who wants to cut their benefits, cut access to food stamps, cut job training."
Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA)


“I was in a meeting once and I gave an analogy to my staff about my philosophy of enforcement, and I think it was probably a little crude and maybe not appropriate for the meeting, but I’ll go ahead and tell you what I said. It was kind of like how the Romans used to, you know, conquer villages in the Mediterranean.  They’d go in to a little Turkish town somewhere, they’d find the first five guys they saw and they’d crucify them. Then, you know, that town was really easy to manage for the next few years. It’s a deterrent factor.”
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) official, Region VI Administrator Al Armendariz in a 2010 video, admitting that EPA’s “general philosophy” is to “crucify” and “make examples” of oil and gas companies.


“What exactly is Michelle Obama doing that requires her to take so many vacations? They’re up to what, 16 vacations in 3 1/2 years? That’s better than a vacation every 3 months. Is there anybody else alive who takes this much vacation time.  Apparently golf, basketball, and campaigning for reelection must really tire the President out. On the other hand, his wife must get worn out nagging people about what they eat, which is all she seems to do these days. Whatever the case may be, there are Americans who wish they could take that many exorbitant vacations, but they’re just too busy with work.”
Blogger John Hawkins


“This whole thing with Obama saying the rich don’t pay their taxes is f***ing bull****, and I voted for the guy and I’m a Democrat. What a f***ing a**hole. First they say … ‘You can do anything you want. Go for it.’ So then you go for it, and then you make it, and everyone’s like, ‘F*** you,’” Lovitz said. “[Obama] is the perfect example. He’s amazing. He had nothing … and the guy ends up being at Harvard. He’s the president of the United States. And now he’s like,  ‘F*** me and everybody who made it like me.’”
Comedian Jon Lovitz



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


Indoctrination as opposed to education.



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


Tom Barrett's jobs record as mayor.



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Foul Bawl?



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


A new way to stuff a bra.


Boring and Dull.


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