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
Once again, Victoria Soto
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“We don’t have a spending problem.”
President Obama to House Speaker Boehner.
“This is war. Congress is going to learn that the tea party has not lost its bite.”
Todd Cefaratti, founder of TheTeaParty.Net, in a news release criticizing the fiscal cliff deal and vowing to wage primary battles against Republicans who supported the legislation.
“Our family members will never be on this earth with us again, and a movie ticket and some token words from people who didn’t care enough to reach out to us, nor respond when we reached out to them to talk, is appalling.”
Relatives of victims of the July mass shooting at an Aurora, Colo., theater, in a letter rejecting an invitation from Plano-based Cinemark to attend the theater’s reopening.
“I think you need to put everything on the table, but what I hear from the administration -- and if the Washington Post is to be believed -- that's way -- way in extreme of what I think is necessary or even should be talked about. And it's not going to pass.”
Democratic Senator Heidi Heitkamp described President Obama's gun control proposals as “extreme.”
“Would it be a deterrent if, you know, say perpetrators know that there's guns in the schools? How do we know they wouldn't view that as a challenge? I mean, we got a goofy world out there. I'm just not convinced that packing a small firearm is the best defense or certainly not the best defense. You know, you want to make the best defense? Make the school a damn fortress. I mean, you could do that, I mean but, is that reasonable? Is that the right thing to do? Is it necessary? And so I'm just, is it nec-, haven't we had enough school shootings where this is necessary? We've never had a civilian stop a shooting.”
MSNBC’s Ed Schultz
“There will come a time when the gun owners of America, the law-abiding gun owners of America, will be the Rosa Parks and we will sit down on the front seat of the bus, case closed.”
Ted Nugent, rock legend and long-time defender of the Second Amendment, when asked what he would do should the government decide to go forward with any of the many firearms-confiscation plans now being developed. Nugent also said, “If it comes to the actual implementation of an actual confiscatory directive from our president, then I do believe that the heroes of the law enforcement will defy this order. I do believe that there are enough soulless sheep within our government who would act on such an illegal order, but I believe the powers that be at the local, state and regional law enforcement would halt such an illegal, anti-American order. You are talking to a guy who talks to more gun owners in more heated and concerned conversations than anyone who lives. These are top notch heroes of law enforcement and military who understand this experiment in self-government and we will not let [gun confiscation] happen; we will do it peaceful…there is a subculture, dare I say subhuman culture, infesting our government and society that would zone in on hardware and inanimate objects instead of people’s conduct and the justice system’s failure.”
“Wow...if this goes to a binding referendum, we’re toast.”
Milwaukee County Board Supervisor Mark Borkowski on a bill being introduced in the state Legislature that would place a referendum on Milwaukee County ballots asking if the salaries of Milwaukee County Board members should be cut and if the board should become part-time.
“I'm telling you, you quarterbacks, you get all the good looking women. What a beautiful woman. If you're a youngster in Alabama, start getting the football out and throw it around the backyard with pop.”
Brent Musburger, referring to Katherine Webb, who is dating Alabama's quarterback A.J. McCarron. Webb became an internet hit after cameras panned to her in the stands during the first quarter of the BCS Championship game between Alabama and Notre Dame on Monday. “Wow!' former Ohio State quarterback Kirk Herbstreit added. “AJ's doing some things right down in Tuscaloosa.”
“If he had said something along the lines of we were hot or sexy or any derogatory statements like that, that would have been a bit different. The fact that he said we were beautiful and gorgeous - I don't see why any woman wouldn't be flattered by that.”
Speaking on the Today show, Katherine Webb, 23, said that there was 'no need' for ESPN’s apology on Tuesday after enthusiastic remarks made by Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musburger.
“It’s not like I’m obsessed.”
Flower Mound, Texas resident Don Hobbs, who owns more than 11,000 volumes of foreign-language editions about fictitious British detective Sherlock Holmes in languages he can’t read.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
A joyful Planned Parenthood.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Al Roker did WHAT?
Cops called to school over WHAT?
Columnist argues the Washington Redskins have bad karma because of WHAT?
That’s it for this week.