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
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
California high school and appellate court
Bay Area vandals
Prosecutors in DC
"Lauren" and her defenders
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"When streets are deteriorating, when potholes are present every few feet and when streets become unsafe to travel, it not only affects perceptions of the neighborhood, it affects travel and commerce.”
Milwaukee County Supervisor Russell Stamper II who wants to use inmates to help fix potholes on city streets. He’s calling for a city-county cooperative program in which work-release inmates from the House of Correction and others sentenced to community service could help patch streets damaged by the severe winter weather.
“We’re on a downward road. And this president has done more to hurt the American people than any president, as I see it, in my lifetime and in history.”
Rev. Bill Owens, who is founder and president of the Coalition of African American Pastors (CAAP), speaking at the National Press Club
“The federal government’s now the nation’s largest creditor, debtor, lender, employer, consumer, contractor, grantor, property owner, tenant, insurer, health care provider, and pension guarantor. So much for limited government! It unleashes thousands of regulations and rules every single year. Over the course of a decade, it fills nearly one million pages in the federal register.
“We are being devoured by the very government that is supposed to serve us. The centralization and concentration of power is now moving at break-neck speed, as the Constitution’s firewalls have been breached.
“The fact is today we live under a lawless president, a feckless Congress, and an all-powerful Supreme Court.
“We are $17.3 trillion in fiscal operating debt. We owe over $100 trillion in unfunded liabilities. There’s not enough money on the planet earth to pay that back, and the overall debt when it’s all combined grows by five to seven 7 trillion dollars a year, and this president proclaims the era of austerity is over.”
Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin in a speech at the Tea Party Patriots 5th Anniversary meeting in Washington, D.C., on Thursday
“We have a lot of conservative Democrats in our state who go to church each week and really don’t approve of his behavior, what he has done with sexual harassment in the workplace. A lot of Democrats in our state don’t approve of that kind of behavior. I think really having him as some sort of role model for the Democrat Party, it’s something they ought to rethink because there are a lot of people who don’t agree with those kind of values. I think he’s a bad role model for the workplace, for women’s rights, for all of that, and I think really they ought to be a little embarrassed to be associated or being seen with him.”
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky) referring to Bill Clinton
“Look, this is a really good report…this is about freedom.”
Appearing on The View , VP Biden attempted to appeal to single women with children when he responded to a question from Barbara Walters about Obamacare and the recent CBO report that estimated the law will cause the equivalent of 2 million American jobs lost.
"I don't want you to come home to Jill with my lipstick."
Barbara Walters after she kissed VP Joe Biden on The View
“When love fails, and it fails many times, we have to feel the pain of that failure, accompany the people who have felt the failure of their love. Don’t condemn them! Walk with them! We have to be so close to the brothers and sisters who have suffered the failure of love in their lives”
Pope Francis discussing divorce
"Personally, I don't know if they can pull that off. Probably more in football, when they talk trash, they probably say it more often than basketball. You don't hear it too often in basketball. But in football, you're in a helmet, talking trash, actually hitting somebody, so I think it's just more spur-of-the-moment saying it, instead of actually thinking about it, saying that word to actually mean something. ... They're not going to get it all the way off the field."
Ty Lawson of the Denver Nuggets on the NFL considering banning the N-word.
"The idea of penalizing us for using the N-word is a terrible idea. The N-word is not always used in a negative light, and is a word that African-Americans use amongst our peers in a positive light. The N-word is used in motivational speeches and is also used as a substitute for friend, buddy, and is a word African-Americans have used since we were young. So it is close to impossible for it not to be used, because it's almost second nature to say it."
Terrance Knighton of the Denver Broncos
“I want to go to the Legislature for eight years and get a pension so I can take care of myself in my old age.”
Sandra Crenshaw, on seeking the Democratic nomination for southern Dallas’ Texas House District 110
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Harry Reid claims all Obamacare horror stories are lies.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
The latest ObamaCare fail: small businesses
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Can something good come from potholes?
Coconuts and toilets?