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).
"Here’s the money quote: 'The surge of illegals strains relations with legal Hispanic citizens, many of whom come from families who have been in the United States longer than most white residents.' Boom."
10 stories that prove guns save lives
"Those of us who are pro-Second Amendment then usually talk about our Constitutional rights or reel off statistics to counter them, but we have our own stories. There are thousands of good and decent Americans who are alive today precisely because they had guns. Gun control advocates might think the world would be a better place if those people and the ones you're about to read about were dead and the people menacing them had gotten away with their crimes, but those of us who are serious about our Second Amendment rights disagree."
People go where taxes are low
"The only thing more stunning than tax-hiking politicians is their unswerving faith that taxpayers, especially wealthy ones, simply will smile and surrender even more of their money. This fundamental misunderstanding of human nature is impervious to mounting evidence that taxpayers go where taxes are low."
RIP, Boy Scouts of America
"For those of us who remember our days in Scouting, it is sad to see the perverse sexualization of the Boy Scouts. And make no mistake: like everything else associated with the pro-homosexual agenda, that is exactly what this is."
Soldier returns from Afghanistan and...
"Like many new dads, Sgt. Brandon Niles seemed a little unsure when his baby was placed into his arms for the first time. His son sat up straight and quickly searched Niles' face with a steady gaze, then reached his arms out for his mom. 'He wants you,' Niles said to his fiancée after holding his first child for a few seconds, surrendering the blond, hazel-eyed bundle."
Maybe this wasn't a super idea after all
"In case you hadn't noticed, the weather in the New York area right now isn't exactly ideal for sipping cocktails on balconies, staging an elaborate street party or sitting in an open-air stadium for the better part of four hours. In other words, the kinds of things you would do at the Super Bowl. But next year, for better or worse, the biggest sports event of the year is shifting to a region that is currently shivering through an unusually severe cold snap."
22 more rules of the Super Bowl party
"Let's not pretend you are going to blow off the Super Bowl. Every year there are some lying liar-liars who claim to be uninterested in the game and planning on going to the gym or painting pottery or reciting Chaucer by a whale oil lamp, but this is the Great American TV Ritual, and it cannot be resisted. Don't try to be above it all. You are eating greasy food with your greasy fingers and sitting in front of the television for four hours and you will like it."