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 interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree with the author).
Where are Obama's war protesters?
Thank you for taking a minute from watching the omnipresent anti-war protests to read this column.
5 lies that have shaped the Obama presidency
I’ve counted 75 significant lies since his campaign for president began, but that doesn’t begin to tally the casual fibs and hyperbole he spouts seemingly every day. Here are five that illustrate just how much Obama’s presidency is built on falsehoods.
Why Republicans Should Never Play Nice with Democrats
Castigating Republicans as unreasonable rhetoricians interested only in pandering to their base has become the entire Democratic 2014 campaign strategy. If the GOP will not work with Obama because they are cruel and nasty, the logic goes, the only solution is to vote them out of Congress.
It’s not working. One of the reasons it isn’t working: Democrats are truly the party of over-the-top demonization of their opposition. Here are the top five examples from the last few months alone.
The Real Sickness At The Heart Of American Culture
Yes, there was a time when people worried about Elvis provocatively shaking his hips on stage and it's easy to laugh at that, but wouldn't we be better off if that was one of the biggest moral problems we faced as a society today? We don't like to admit the ugly truth; we’re more educated and much less racist than we used to be as a society, but we are also morally inferior to Americans from fifty years ago in almost every other way that matters.
America Wastes $22 Trillion In War On Poverty
Since its beginning, U.S. taxpayers have spent $22 trillion on Johnson's War on Poverty (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusting for inflation, that's three times more than was spent on all military wars since the American Revolution.
“I support the death penalty,” she began. “I believe that there are some crimes that are so heinous that the only way you can truly pay your debt to society is with your life.” She spoke with the same deliberation she had used when addressing reporters outside the Walls after high-profile executions. “But in other cases, I feel very conflicted,” she added. “There are men I watched die that I don’t think should have.” A piece of folk art she had picked up on a trip to Austin—an evil-eye charm to ward off bad spirits—bobbed from her rearview mirror. “I thought being away from the prison system would make me think about it less, but it’s been quite the opposite,” she continued. “I think about it all the time.”
AND FINALLY, FROM ONEIDA, TENNESSEE...
Each week during this year’s high school football season as I have in previous years, I’m giving out a weekly POO Award to the Wisconsin high school football team that committed the most egregious act of poor sportsmanship by trying to humiliate its opponent.
My goal is to try to build awareness of the importance of sportsmanship.
POO stands for Piling On Offensively (Or if you prefer, Pouring it On Offensively)
For new readers, this is why we do the POO.
Wisconsin Lutheran 70, West Bend East 13
Germantown 66, Milwaukee Lutheran 0
Mount Horeb/Barneveld 68, Portage 0
Ozaukee 62, Random Lake 0
Potosi 61, Benton/Scales Mound 0
Saint Francis 64, Hope Christian 14
Ripon 70, Clintonville 28
Athens 68, Assumption 6
Seven (7) teams scored over 60 points, but they don’t get the POO Award. That goes to:
Northwood 74, Mellen 0
Gibraltar 63, Stockbridge 0
University School of Milwaukee 63, Milwaukee South 0