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:
DNR to hunters: Hand over your guns on demand
"The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has a simple, blunt message for hunters in Wisconsin: When a DNR warden asks you to give up your legal firearm, do so, plain and simple, no matter what.What's more, that goes for all citizens, the agency has asserted. Citizens with firearms, the DNR argues, should always do exactly what law enforcement officers tell them to do, regardless of the circumstances of the situation.
To which one former hunter education instructor for the department has an equally simple and blunt response: The agency's directive is unconstitutional, plain and simple, and citizens don't have to hand over their firearms without any probable cause."
"Once again, WisconsinEye is doing the Lord’s work by bringing us our Wisconsin elected officials live and uncut. On inauguration day 2009, the channel conducted a number of interviews with legislators, in which they ruminate on the upcoming legislative session. One interview that caught my eye in particular was a 17-minute sit-down with State Senator Pat Krietlow of Chippewa falls. I think this interview, ably conducted by Stacy Forster of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, perfectly captures some of the windbaggery that Wisconsin residents are going to see from their elected officials in the near future."
Night of the Living Dems
"Beware the 'undead' ideas of our Democratic legislators rising up to haunt the state, at least until the next election in two years."
Drilling a Hole in the Economy
"Wisconsin Senate Democrats went to Home Depot and bought a drill on Thursday. With the state expecting unemployment to hit 8% later this year, the Senate Dems introduced a package of three bills that effectively yank the life vest away from any business hoping to stay afloat."
Calls Grow to Cap Property Taxes
"Support for property-tax rollbacks is building from Arizona to New York, fueled by angry homeowners in some locales who are seeing rising tax bills despite plunging home prices."
Chicago Public Schools' cappuccino bill: $67,000
"Chicago public school bureaucrats skirted competitive bidding rules to buy 30 cappuccino/espresso machines for $67,000, with most of the machines going unused because the schools they were ordered for had not asked for them,"
Coulter v. The Counter-Coulters
"The so-called 'objective' media clearly feel threatened because they are the very liberals Coulter is attacking. If they weren't liberals, none of her mockery of liberals would bother them. Oh, they might not appreciate her style, as some conservatives don't. But they wouldn't have pitched debates inside their walls about how they will savage her in interviews -- and I defy the networks to deny this -- or how they would remove her from their airwaves altogether."