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).
“Timothy Michael Dolan, archbishop of New York, 63, is a larger-than-life man from the Midwest with a radiant smile and overflowing vigor, precisely that ‘vigor of both body and mind’ which Joseph Ratzinger recognized he had lost and defined as necessary for his successor, for the sake of properly ‘governing the barque of Peter and proclaiming the Gospel’.”
Obama’s Four Horsemen
“Conquest, Famine, War, Death—the four horsemen of the Obama Era— are coming, and they are coming in the form of a national debt disaster, an epidemic of government dependence, an erosion of our world standing, and a nihilistic view about the value of human life. If our federal government had been inclined to do anything to avoid these impending catastrophes—and I’m not sure it ever was—that day has now passed. Barack Obama’s reelection ensures we’ll be deal- ing with some level of societal instability and economic calamity in the future. No, these calamities won’t transform us into Bangladesh, and they won’t mean the United States will cease to exist. They will only mean that this particular iteration of the United States will be no more.”
Train men not to rape?
"Given our malevolent milieu, here are three ditties that’ll greatly decrease your chances of getting raped, ladies."
Walker: I'm committed to city of Milwaukee
"I love Milwaukee. I love the people of Milwaukee, the employers in the city and its many amazing attractions.
"Looking forward, I want Milwaukee to do even better because that will, in turn, help improve Wisconsin. Here is a summary of some of the things we are doing to help improve Milwaukee..."
Keeping score on John Doe 'scandal'
“…with Walker's exoneration last week, it is instructive to remember who so willfully and spectacularly got it wrong. Before we file it away, remember who stretched the truth and keep that in mind next time they try to sell you a candidate.”
The answer is a longer yellow
“When governments are engaged in sleazy new forms of taxation, sleaze happens.”
Now they've done it: A sin tax on bikes
“Well, it took longer than I thought, but a government has finally out-greened itself. In the great state of Washington, the legislature wants to tax… wait for it …breathing. ‘Holy exhalations!’ you say, ‘Is it true?’
“Yes old chum, I’m afraid it is.”
Grandpa, tell me again about freedom
“Grandpa, did you have more freedom when you were my age?” It was December 11, 2017, my grandson’s twelfth birthday. For as long as he could remember, he had heard us talking about the dangers of Barack Obama’s agenda. Now Obama’s two full terms as president had inflicted their full damage on the nation, and my perceptive grandson somehow knew that things had gotten worse during his lifetime.
“Well,” I said, “for one thing, when I was your age…”