MacIver News Service | August 3, 2010
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).
“The radical advocates for illegal immigrants and open-borders zealots didn’t score a wholesale legal victory. Most of the lawyers and experts I have spoken with consider the preliminary injunction to be ripe for appeal.”
Behind the leaked documents
“The man behind the torrent of leaked documents wants to end the war in
A Democrat walks into a psychiatrist’s office…
“Come in. Make yourself comfortable. What's that? You are a congressional Democrat? Relax. Here, wipe your tears. The wizards at the Democratic National Committee have the answer.”
Liberals? Progressives? Just call them control freaks
“As they attempt to move the country on a trajectory toward greater government control of our lives, liberals are also pushing the country away from two great constants consistently advocated by the Founding Fathers: the principles of limited government chartered in the Constitution and the natural moral law enshrined in the Declaration of Independence.”
Our bloated government can’t fight obesity
“Enthusiasm for Mrs. Obama's obesity agenda is causing some folks to apply the typical, knee-jerk government solutions to a problem that government cannot solve. Ironic, too, since our government is even more bloated than our citizenry.”
Seven deceptive mainstream media techniques
“Objective journalism is for all intents and purposes now dead in the
Two out of three at the DMV
"If the government can't get your driver's license right, how will it ever handle your health care?"
As I post every Sunday, here are the five most read blog entries of mine from the previous week. NOTE: some entries may have been posted prior to the past week.
1) Don't tell me to coexist
2) Photos of the Week (07/25/10)
3) A tale of two responses to last week's storms
4) Why Fire Teachers?
HERE IS .......................FINAL JEOPARDY!
In this April 22, 2010 file photo, a Customs and Border Patrol agent patrols along the international border in Nogales, Ariz. As the days tick down until the Arizona immigration law takes effect, the state stands as a monument to the anger over illegal immigration that is present in so many places. The anger has been simmering for years, and erupted into a full-blown fury with the murder of a prominent rancher on the border earlier this year. The killing became a powerful rallying cry for immigration reform, but it does not tell the whole story about how Arizona got to this point. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
A group of illegal immigrants listen to a Border Patrol agent while being deported to Mexico at the Nogales Port of Entry in Nogales, Ariz., Wednesday, July 28, 2010. A federal judge on Wednesday blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona's immigration law from taking effect, delivering a last-minute victory to opponents of the crackdown. The overall law took effect Thursday, but without the provisions that angered opponents, including sections that required officers to check a person's immigration status while enforcing other laws. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
I just love Polish food.
And why not.
It’s sooooooooo good.
You’ve got your pierogis....
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Editorial Board never ceases to demonstrate out completely out of touch they are with reality.
Keep in mind that the MMSD continuously, when we get a couple of inches of rain, dumps millions and millions of crapola into our greatest natural resource,
The Journal Sentinel editorial writers went into hysteria: Lake Michigan. No one seems to care, including hypocritical enviros and the Journal Sentinel editorial writers who put up a gem last week, blasting a Michigan company for allowing oil to spill into the . Kalamazoo River
“A million-gallon oil spill has fouled the
Kalamazoo River and may threaten Lake Michigan. The oil must not be allowed into the lake.
In a heartbreakingly familiar scene, workers are slogging into swollen waters to rescue wildlife and skim oil after a massive spill.
Only this time it's happening in
The oil - about 1 million gallons of it - leaked from a pipeline owned by Enbridge Energy Partners before the breach was discovered and the pipeline shut down on Monday, federal officials say.”
The Journal Sentinel do-gooders then ripped the company’s past violations and argued it must be held accountable.
“But if we've learned anything from the disaster in the
"Three words which sent a liberal scurrying for the exit" or, how some liberals have no sense of humor
One of my favorite interviews when I worked at WUWM, Milwaukee Public Radio was when Rick Smolan visited our studios.
HOLD THE PHONE!
Yes, it's true, bleeding heart liberals. I worked at public radio......FOR OVER 11 YEARS!
Back to the business at hand.
The name Rick Smolan may not ring a bell, but you’ve probably seen his work. Smolan is one of the key creators of the Day in the Life series of books, described this way on 247mediagroup.com:
“The most renowned photography book series in history. Created by Rick Smolan and David Elliot Cohen. Every Day in the Life book is shot by approximately 100 top photojournalists during a single 24-hour period.”
The end result is a gorgeous coffee table size book filled with incredible pictures. When Smolan and I met, we discussed his adventurous project, “A Day in the Life of America.”
Looking back, Smolan reminds me in many ways of Ken Burns, whom I also met and interviewed, that has captured so much of what is great about our history and culture.
Meeting Smolan. That was about 25 years ago, and I still remember.
That’s why I more than chuckled when I stumbled upon a blog by Chris Wysocki of
Case in point……a blog I read while filling in on WISN last Friday.
Imagine a bent out of shape liberal at a party, getting all huffy and puffy and storming out of the room.
Enjoy, and thank you, Chris Wysocki.
WARNING! WARNING! WARNING!
The following blog has the dullest opening in the history of the Internet, but is relevant and significant nonetheless and will become quite apparent as you read along and you know you will.