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.
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
4-year old girl
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"I feel like Martin Luther King. I feel like Malcolm X. I feel like Rosa Parks.I feel great today. I feel like a winner."
The aunt of Derek Williams, Mayleen Jordan, after an inquest jury recommended Thursday that three Milwaukee police officers be criminally charged in connection with the in-custody death of Williams in July 2011.
“Keeping property taxes affordable is important for working families and senior citizens all across Wisconsin. In December, I received a wonderful card that sums up why this is so important to people from across the state. I have it right here – it reads:
“Dear Gov. Walker,
‘I am a resident of Brown Deer and just received my property tax bill and it went down. Seeing that Brown Deer won’t thank you, I will!! Nobody will give you any credit for that, but we do and we back you with everything you do! You are for the state and great Lord bless you and yours,
“Thank you for the card Mr. Zelhofer. You will be happy to know that this state budget continues to put a focus on property tax relief.
“Higher taxes would slow our improving economy. With this in mind, this budget does not include a gas tax increase or a vehicle registration fee bump.
“Overall, our budget includes more than $630 million in tax cuts.”
Gov. Walker delivering his budget address.
“I'm asking you, do you care-- I-- I'm-- I'm asking you, do you care whether four Americans died? Or do you-- the reasons for that? And-- and shouldn't pe-- people be held accountable for the fact that four Americans died—“
Senator John McCain to David Gregory of NBC on “Meet the Press.”
“Well, what you said was the cover-up-- A cover-up of what?”
Gregory responding to McCain
“Of the information-- concerning the deaths of four brave Americans. The information has not been forthcoming. You can obviously believe that it has. I know that it hasn't. And I'll be glad to send you a list of the questions that have not been answered, including what did the president do and who did he talk to the night of the attack on Benghazi?”
McCain responding to Gregory
“If you want to protect yourself, get a double-barrel shotgun.”
Vice President Joe Biden, saying there are superior self-defense options to AR-style rifles.
“I've been doing this long enough now to start seeing the repeat cycles on everything. I don't care whether it's the debt limit or the fiscal cliff or continuing resolution or the budget crisis of 2008 or TARP or the auto bailouts, and now the sequester, it's the same playbook.
“It is the same threats. It's the same danger. It's the same crisis. It's identical. There's nothing about it that changes, over and over. And everybody gets sucked into it... This is an embarrassing spectacle. After 1995, 1993, whatever, I'm getting tired of it. I'm worn out. It's history repeating itself over and over and over, almost verbatim, from ‘taking food out of the mouths of children,’ to ‘they're coming for our children’ to ‘No meat inspectors!’ They're even saying have to close down the sleigh rides in Jellystone Park! That has come up again, like it did in the 1995 budget battle.
“Ladies and gentlemen, for the first time in my life, I am ashamed of my country. To be watching all of this, to be treated like this, to have our common sense and intelligence insulted the way it's being insulted? It just makes me ashamed.”
“They get one hour for breaks and lunch, talk for three and work for three.”
Maurice Taylor, CEO of the U.S. tire company Titan International, about union workers at a French tire plant he decided against buying.
“When your heart stops beating, you’ll keep tweeting.”
Slogan for new social-media app LivesOn, touting ability to send post-mortem commentary based on the deceased’s online profile.
“We made one mistake this time: Her name is Candy."
Frank Fahrenkopf, a co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates, said that the Commission made a "mistake" by selecting CNN anchor Candy Crowley to moderate one of the 2012 presidential debates. Crowley, who moderated the second, town-hall-style debate, drew heavy fire for challenging Mitt Romney after he suggested that President Obama had not called the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, "acts of terror." According to an agreement between the Obama and Romney campaigns, the moderator of the town hall debate was to refrain from asking questions or participating in the debate. Crowley had promised to defy that agreement even before the debate started.
“I’ve always been a huge sex symbol, so it comes as no surprise to me that I’ve now got a fan club from the opposite sex — and the same sex as a matter of fact. I’ve had the odd pair of knickers sent to me. It’s a perk of the job.”
CNN host Piers Morgan
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Liberal logic about what will save women from rape.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Conservatives outnumber liberals in nearly every state.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Oscar this, Oscar that.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Forget the mint on the pillow.
"The water did have a funny taste."
That's it for Week-ends.
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