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).
Democrats to America: Drop Dead
"Well, they finally did it. Despite more than a year of steadily rising public opposition, manifested in opinion polls and in protest rallies across the country, President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi finally rammed through Obamacare late Sunday when House Democrats gave the bill their imprimatur."
Responding to Obamacare
"Above all, we must finally learn the fundamental lesson this political process we have been through has to teach: That there is no such thing as a conservative or moderate Democrat. Blue dogs don’t exist in real life. Only yellow dogs. The days when there were Democrats who refused to follow their radical leftwing party line are over. There are no longer 'state' Democrats who vote conservative as opposed to 'national' Democrats who vote with the left. They are an extinct species."
What Republicans should do now
“Democrats are celebrating victory. The public outcry against what they've done doesn't seem to bother them. They take it as validation that they are succeeding at transforming
Inside the Pelosi sausage factory
“Michigan Rep. Bart Stupak sold his anti-abortion soul for a toothless executive order.”
Uninsured: It’s going to be like Christmas
"It's just going to be like Christmas," said DeCarlo Flythe, who lost health coverage for his family when he was laid off almost three years ago. "It's going to be great. You know, no worries (about) the bills. We are going to go ahead and pay our co-pay and be alright."
What’s in the bill?
“The $940 billion health-care overhaul will take nearly a decade to roll out in full. A look at the key parts of the bill and when they go into effect.”
How the left fakes the hate: a primer
“Upon decimating the deliberative process to hand President Obama a health care ‘reform’victory, unpopular Beltway Democrats and their media water-carriers now claim there's a Tea Party epidemic of racism, harassment and violence against them.
Yet, the claims that Tea Party activists shouted ‘nigger’ at black House Democrats remain uncorroborated. The coffin reportedly left outside Missouri Democratic Rep. Russ Carnahan's home was used in a prayer vigil by pro-life activists in
Congressman’s office says constituent calls are ‘harassment’
“I decided to call Rep. John Garamendi’s (CA-10) office in
Not all Democrats are hi-fiving
"Oh yeah, remember the 'Healthy Wisconsin’ single payer health plan? The one that was SO important Senate Democrats had to sneak it in to the state budget with one day’s notice? The one that we’re all supposed to pretend never happened? In some odd way, state Democrats may have been saved by their own incompetence – had 'Healthy Wisconsin’ passed, we’d probably be looking at a State Senate in which Republicans outnumbered Democrats 32 to 1. (Madison will continue to elect Fred Risser’s democratic brain in a jar for 100 years after his death.) So while Democrats at the federal level may have delivered themselves a 'victory,’ they may have also delivered their colleagues at the state level a death blow."
Beware the jobs killer
"A dire warning from Bay State medical-device companies that a new sales tax in the federal health-care law could force their plants - and thousands of jobs - out of the country has rattled Gov. Deval Patrick, a staunch backer of the law and pal President Obama."
Getting Ahead: Eight ways to reinvigorate the ravaged
"While the good news includes the state holding on to vulnerable jobs at Mercury Marine in
Tom Hanks: Stupid Is as Stupid Does
"For those who do not follow the tripe which spews from Hollywood’s charmed and preening pie-holes, last week Tom told Time magazine during a presser promoting his new HBO miniseries, The Pacific, that the conflict in the Pacific during World War II commenced way back when, little kiddies, because Americans were a bunch of 'racists and terrorists' who viewed the Japanese as 'yellow, slant-eyed dogs that believed in different gods.'
Really, Tom? Garsh. That’s weird. My uncle, Orville, fought in the Pacific, was captured by the Japanese, experienced the Bataan Death March, and spent three years undergoing torture as a POW in Mongolia; he thought he went through all that hell because the Japanese bombed us at Pearl Harbor and killed over two thousand of our personnel."