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).
President Barack Magoo’s ‘The Economy is headed in the right direction’
“Fresh from his over-hyped pratfall from the Oval Office that left Americans not only wondering if the president actually cared about the Gulf oil spill more than cap-and-tax but also worried that even his teleprompter skills were failing him, President Obama rushed to Racine Wisconsin Wednesday to deliver what must have been the test drive for his stump speech between now and November.
It crashed, and with it, hopes of Americans for some common sense on the faltering economy and of Democrats for a theme on which to build or even a paragraph of talking points for the fall's contests.
‘The economy is headed in the right direction,’ the president told his gathering of usual suspects in a city where unemployment hovers at 14%.
No, really, he said that.”
Obama concedes loss of US House
“Obama is sinking in the polls. The White House can do the Bloody Mary ‘Happy Talk’ song from ‘South Pacific.’ But, the reality is 15 million people are looking for work and there is nothing the Administration has proposed which is dealing with that.”
Running on Empty
“The Obama presidency is nearly out of gas. So are the Democratic majorities in the Senate and House. Yet the White House and congressional Democrats aren’t surrendering. They’re still intoxicated with their ‘historic majorities’ and bent on enacting more landmark liberal legislation this year, including cap and trade, a value-added tax (VAT), and who knows what else.
Are they fantasizing? Not entirely. The odds—and the political climate—are against them. But their ideological ambitions are undiminished and they have a sense of urgency. They know their majorities will be crippled (if not eliminated) in the midterm elections on November 2, which means they must enact the remaining parts of the agenda in 2010 or put them back in the cupboard of liberal dreams, maybe for decades. So it’s now or never.”
Obama’s Oil Spill To-Do List
“Here are the first ten actions President Obama can take immediately to help solve the crisis in the Gulf.”
Get ready for the tanning tax
“The tanning industry is just the latest victim of government paternalism, putting it in the same category as cigarettes, alcohol, gambling, sodas, trans fats, junk food and other targets of so-called ‘sin taxes.’
Desperate for revenue and lacking the guts to curtail big special-interest tax breaks such as the employer-provided health insurance exclusion or the mortgage interest deduction, congressional leaders and the president have singled out a politically vulnerable target. Kind of like a pride of lions singling out the weakest wildebeest.”
Team USA Loses, Lets MSM, Barack Hussein Obama, Entire World Down
“We’ve blown it once again, another great opportunity to win the biggest sporting event on the planet and
I thought this was our year. The world was supposed to love us. We were told that during the 2008 Presidential election that all we had to do was put Barack Hussein Obama in office, and the world would love us. Instead, what do we get? We get horrible calls where goals are being taken away from us by World Cup officials who are either blind, or they haven’t heard that Obama is now our President.”
AND SOME OLDIES BUT GOODIES...
This July 4th, remember the founders
“Certainly the United States would not be here without the Founders, the greatest generation in American history, but perhaps a better way of answering the questions is by simply considering whether the United States is the federal republic of the Founders’ design or has it been “remade” as Barack Obama continues to suggest.”
4th of July dialogue
“A 4th of July conversation between Dude - a teenager - and his Uncle Sam...
Yo, Uncle. Wasup?
Good morning, Dude. What am I doing? I'm getting into my suit for the parade.
What're you gonna be in a parade for? They gonna have a lot of hot chicks and cool floats?”
Out of failure, the American Dream
"I am going to have a hard time forgetting a long, cinder-block corridor in a small
No accident had befallen these girls. No one had died or gone to jail or been shot. What had happened to them, instead, is just about the worst thing that can happen to a person in this country."