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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.

Thou shalt do what's right, after you are paid

Here’s a disturbing trend. It seems that in order for some folks to do what's appropriate that normally would be done subconsciously and matter-of-factly, there needs to be an incentive.

Almost two years ago, I blogged:

“It has come to this.

In order to entice citizens to do their duty, to do what’s morally right or appropriate, they need to be paid off.”

In an ideal world, all girls would know the perils of getting pregnant too young or out of wedlock. In today’s world, they need to have their palms greased.

A program in North Carolina pays girls not to get pregnant.

Sound commendable? Sounds sad to me. Is this what it takes?

Here’s more on
the program.

Sotomayor disappoints, Sowell does not

Thomas Sowell, quite simply, is a brilliant columnist. He rarely, if ever disappoints.

His latest piece opens with a powerful one-two punch of stark reality and a pointed question:

“For the fourth time in six cases, the Supreme Court of the United States has reversed a decision for which Judge Sonia Sotomayor voted on the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals. If this nominee were a white male, would this not raise questions about whether he should be elevated to a court that has found his previous decisions wrong two-thirds of the times when those decisions have been reviewed?”

Sowell writes that the nominee has not proven she belongs on the highest court in the land.

Great stuff, as usual.

Those Asians, they're just so dull

In a recent essay, Ward Connerly, president of the American Civil Rights Institute and a former Regent of the University of California writes:

“It is time to confront the not-so-subtle hand of discrimination against Asians that masquerades as ‘building diversity’ at many elite college campuses.”

Connerly relates the following anecdote:

“About five years ago, shortly before my term ended as a Regent of the University of California (UC), I was having a casual conversation with a very high-ranking UC administrator about a proposal that he was developing to increase ‘diversity’ at UC in a manner that would comply with the dictates of California's Constitution and the prohibition against race, gender and ethnic preferences.

As I listened to his proposal, I asked him why he considered it important to tinker with admissions instead of just letting the chips fall where they may. In an unguarded moment, he told me that unless the university took steps to ‘guide’ admissions decisions, UC would be dominated by Asians. When I asked, ‘What would be wrong with that?’ I got an answer that speaks volumes about the underlying philosophy at many universities with regard to Asian enrollment.

The UC administrator told me that Asians are ‘too dull - they study, study, study.’ He then said, ‘If you ever say I said this, I will have to deny it’."

You can read Connerly's essay, “Study, Study, Study- A Bad Career Move,” here.

Connerly calls the current concept of diversity that permeates university and college campuses, “arrogant.”

Conservative columnist Walter Williams calls liberals who profess to this arrogant diversity policy, “vicious” and points out the complete lack of diversity in professional and college basketball.

We have lost common sense when we fail to recognize and even penalize hard work and achievement and reward laziness. This is the accepted practice at too many places of higher learning.

An academic friend of mine told me he thinks young people today would be wise to go to a technical college and learn a profitable skill.  That way they would be saved from communicable leftist ideology.

And arrogant and vicious diversity.

Is it a miracle?

The last serious talk about a new saint circulated a few years ago with the name of Gwen Coniker.

Coniker is a great story. So is the one about Mary Ellen Heibl and Francis X. Seelos.

Read the
amazing details.

"You might have a much bigger story here"

I continue to receive reaction to my blogs about the Franklin Little League.  The above headline came from an interesting e-mail sent to me from Mike in Michigan:

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