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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 (12/08/12)

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


Syl Puccio


Pushpa Basnet


Simon Chapman


Anonymous donor


Carlton Williams


Justin Kievit


Law enforcement and Meijer



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Australian DJs


Corey Curtis


Paul Schroeder


Carl Michael von Hausswolff



QUOTES OF THE WEEK 


“I have yet another thought on how we can fix this. Why don't we let the Democrats pass whatever they want? If they are the party of higher taxes, all the Republicans vote present and let the Democrats raise taxes as high as they want to raise them, let Democrats in the Senate raise taxes, let the president sign it and then make them own the tax increase. And when the economy stalls, when the economy sputters, when people lose their jobs, they know which party to blame, the party of high taxes. Let's don't be the party of just almost as high taxes.”|
Sen. Rand Paul


“O.K., let’s see if we’ve got this straight: Bret Bielema spends much of his six-season tenure as Wisconsin’s football coach bashing the Southeastern Conference for being slimy and unfair and just plain mean. He does this to try to make his dwindling Big Ten neighborhood look more spiffy by comparison, to gloss over the fact that Jim Delany’s kingdom would love to crack the slimy, underhanded market. He does this to win over the Wisconsin faithful, who will never forgive him for not being Barry Alvarez, no matter how many Big Ten titles he wins. And despite all of that, two minutes after Arkansas backs up an armored truck to his house, he bolts the whole scene to coach an SEC also-ran, best known as the site of Bobby Petrino’s motorcycle accident.”
Lynn Zinser, NY Times


“You want some actual perspective on this? Well, a bit of it comes from Kansas City-based writer Jason Whitlock, with whom I do not always agree, but who, today, said it so well that we may as well just quote or paraphrase from the end of his article. ‘Our current gun culture,’ Whitlock wrote, ‘ensures that more and more domestic disputes will end in the ultimate tragedy, and that more convenience store confrontations over loud music coming from a car will leave more teenage boys bloodied and dead. Handguns do not enhance our safety. They exacerbate our flaws, tempt us to escalate arguments, and bait us into embracing confrontation rather than avoiding it. In the coming days, Jovan Belcher’s actions and their possible connection to football will be analyzed. Who knows? But here,’ wrote Jason Whitlock, ‘is what I believe: ‘If Jovan Belcher didn’t possess a gun, he and Kasandra Perkins would both be alive today.’”
Bob Costas on Jovan Belcher’s murder/suicide.


“Bob Costas quotes KC sportswriter to make gun control case re: Jovan Belcher murder/suicide. Cites all known gun control cliches.”
A tweet by Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume


“Not only should we not eliminate the word ‘lunatic’ from federal law when the most pressing issue of the day is saving our country from bankruptcy, we should use the word to describe the people who want to continue with business as usual in Washington.”
Rep. Louie Gohmert, the only member of the House to vote against a bill to remove the word “lunatic” from federal law.


 “I wonder what the makers of ‘The Simpsons’ would say when they hear their jokes are taken literally in a country called Turkey. Perhaps Homer will get a Muslim neighbor.”
Turkish newspaper columnist Mehmet Yilmaz, after a Turkish television station was fined for airing an episode of “The Simpsons” that was understood to “mock God.”


“The Pope is not going to be walking around with a Blackberry or an iPad and no one is going to be putting words into the Pope’s mouth.”
Senior media advisor to the Vatican Greg Burke, on what to expect from Pope Benedict’s new Twitter account, @pontifex.


“The police department believes that, under state law, you may responsibly get baked, order some pizzas and enjoy a ‘Lord of the Rings’ marathon in the privacy of your own home, if you want to.”
Message from Seattle police spokesman Jonah Spangenthal-Lee, upon Washington State’s legalization of marijuana becoming official.



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


Those folks that want to raise your taxes.



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


Where are the new jobs?



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Kate is pregnant!


Mayan apocalypse



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


The manliest way to shave.


That's it for Week-ends. 

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