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.
As a tribute to the men and women in bright orange, I bring you the words of the man who says it better than anyone else when it comes to hunting: Ted Nugent.
Hunters helping the hungry: the sharing of sacred flesh
unday, April 01, 2007
Well, the dust has settled and the gutpiles have all been vultured up and recycled by God's perfect tooth, fang and claw design. So let the grand American BloodBrother party erupt!
For more than 20 years now, some great hunting families — including ours — have stalked, ambushed, killed, gutted, hugged, dragged, skinned, hung, butchered, marinated, cooked up, seasoned, celebrated and served up more than 250 million perfect, hot, pure, yummy, high-protein meals of sacred venison to our fellow Americans in need.That's right: 250 million, again, from another annual, perfect, natural season of harvest.
With our magnanimous Hunters for the Hungry, Sportsmen Against Hunger and the Hunters and Farmers Feeding the Hungry programs, we have delivered the finest, healthiest rocket fuel for the mind, body, heart, spirit and soul to homeless shelters and soup kitchens across the land.
Most importantly, it's happened without the guaranteed ineptitude and waste of government bureaucrats meddling with a simple neighborly deed.
Hallelujah and pass the garlic-and-butter BBQ sauce, baby. God bless American hunters, the best Americans there are.
As the Nugent family joins this heartfelt celebration of such irrefutable wildlife management upgrade and success, the self-evident truth of conservation, "the intelligent, responsible wise-use" reality rages on.
In this information tsunami day and age, who doesn't know that there are more deer in North America than ever before in recorded history?
Who could possibly not know that from just the five states of Texas, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, hunters kill more than 2.5 million whitetail deer nearly every year?
Who isn't aware that venison is the healthiest, most natural, maximum-nutrition organic food on God's good green earth?
Wait till you get a full-on bellyaching laugh reading letters to the editorfrom the politically correct denial-cult buffoons claiming that these are that crazy Nugent's "opinions."
Facts are facts. Deal with them. Nothing goes better with a perfect meal of venison than a good laugh provided from an animal rights clown.
We really enjoy comedy with our meals. Excuse me while I howl hysterically at the hunter's moon, and pass the delicious grilled backstraps to my friends, baby. Perfect.
I glowed with pride that cold winter day when I ladled out the scrumptious, hearty venison goulash to the homeless families on the not-so-mean streets of Detroit.
Working with my fellow Safari Club International members and our own Ted Nugent United Sportsmen of America and a few other hundred or so volunteer sporting organizations, we prepared huge vats of this delicious chow for some of my down-on-their luck American neighbors.
We were eager to share such quality food with people who otherwise were forced to scrape their next meal out of a back-alley dumpster, as mandated by anti-hunting fanatics who banned the sharing of wild-game meat in some states.
Fortunately, the antihunters have been exposed for the soulless punks they are. Now every state admits and supports the universal, self-evident truth that wild game meat is the best food there is.
We graciously have accepted a humanitarian award from the Salvation Army charity.
Cool. Americans have always done the right thing when our neighbors are in need.
Across the nation and right here at home in Central Texas, every imaginable hunting, fishing and trapping organization is working together to surpass the 250 million-meal mark soon.
Locally the dedicated professional butchers at Fulton's Quality Meats in Waco and deertexas.com are good connections to help out.
We share a lot of this sacred flesh with the families of U.S. military heroes who have lost a loved one in the war on terror, so the donations go straight to the heart and soul of what everybody of goodwill and decency supports.
Make no mistake. In this culture war here at home, those who have a problem with hunting must by all logical conclusions have a problem with venison, which makes them the enemy of this perfect Hunters for the Hungry program.
The line in the sand has been drawn. Remember the Alamo. Me? I'm going deer hunting and get me some meat for people who need and appreciate it. Venison: more perfection from God's pantry of nature, and lots of it.
For more information on how to help needy American families, visit tednugent.com, HFTH at tacaa.org/hunters.htm and deertexas.com, Caritas of Waco foodbank at 753-4593 caritas-waco.org or call the Texas Hunters for the Hungry hotline at 800-942-9767, extension 506.
Ted Nugent is a Waco-based musician and television show host.
ENCORE: From Nugent’s column, “Today's parents are raising wimps and zombies.”
That kids can't even carry a pocketknife to school anymore is an indictment to a societal negativity and denial that does much more harm than good.
Hell, in my youth, millions of kids brought guns to school for ROTC marksmanship drills and during the hunting season, and nobody was getting shot.
Discipline at home and at school was the guiding force then. Today, we're worried about "feelings" and arresting kids for carrying butter knives and aspirin.God help us all.
So drag that kid away from the TV set. Get them a bow and arrow. Take them to the woods.
Teach them how to make a campsite and make a fire.
Turn them on with the healing powers of nature and the soulful joys of challenge and independence.
It will cleanse their souls and strengthen their bodies and minds.
Ted Nugent.......a great American.