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).
It's not my fault
Over several weeks, Milwaukee has seen a spike in murders, including an especially grisly affair in which a 40-year old man was shot while grieving over a 2-year-old boy he had just struck with his car. A 15-year old boy — the nephew of accused gunman Ricky Chiles — also was killed in the ensuing gunfire.
In the aftermath of this horrific event, Barrett struggled to find answers, but he was pretty certain of one thing — that it wasn't his fault.
Black murderers matter
In 2013, of America's 6,261 black homicide victims, more than 6,000 of them -- 97 percent -- were killed by people other than police. About three percent of black homicide victims were killed by police. And of that three percent, nearly everyone was armed and dangerous. To label that an epidemic of police racism is a libel.
Hillary Clinton can't run for President
Why is Clinton unrunning? If the race for the Democratic Party’s presidential nomination were a Little League baseball game, the party would have already recognized Clinton’s insurmountable lead and invoked the mercy rule to give the victory to her. By unrunning, she avoids the intense political debate that would only call attention to her underfunded, unannounced and relatively unknown rivals, Martin O’Malley, Jim Webb, Lincoln Chafee and Joe Biden, all of whom are un-unrunning at various paces.
Some suggestions for my Democrat friends
Because things are obviously not going well for the Democrat[ic] Party these days, I thought this former Democrat should do her part to help out and make a few suggestions.
What we need is a bunch of tough mothers
Allow me to focus, por favor, on a not so obvious contributing factor that makes for Junior’s emasculation and our national decline. Ladies… you might wanna put on a cup for this one. I blame moms, in part, who over-coddle their sons when they should be forging them, in conjunction with their husband (or mentors if single or widowed) into men.
Why football matters, by John Harbaugh
The question is asked over and over: Why would anyone want to play football? And why would anyone let their kids play?
Here’s my answer: I believe there’s practically no other place where a young man is held to a higher standard.
The difference between Democrats and Republicans perfectly expressed
The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…Written by my lovely wife, Jennifer and me. It opens with the weekend dog walking forecast followed by the main blog from dog lover, Jennifer. Then it’s DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!
THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.
TODAY: Cloudy skies with a slight chance of rain around noon. High of 45. "D"
SUNDAY: Sunny. High of 52. "C"
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog: