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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.

It's tough being a corporate executive at GM....just ask him

This man is General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz:

GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz unveils the Cadillac Converj electric car at the auto show Sunday.

Photo: Stan Honda

National Public Radio (NPR) received a lot of listener feedback following a comment made by Lutz during an interview with NPR’s Robert Siegel at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that was broadcast Monday during NPR’s All Things Considered.

Before you hear Lutz’s comment, I pose these questions in advance that you should consider before you make your own personal reaction:

1) Do you sympathize with the poor man?

2) Are you indifferent?

3) Do you say to yourself, “Yeh, I can relate!” 

4)  Do you wish Lutz well in his adjustment? (This will become clear after you hear his comment)

5)  Do you chuckle as Lutz did while he was answering?

6) Are you outraged?

7)  Are you incredulous as to how he could say something like that?

Choose to listen to the entire eight minute piece, or scroll 7:06 into the story when you will hear Lutz respond to Siegel. Lutz’s comment comes after Siegel says;

“Lutz has been in the car business for 45 years, so it's a change for him to operate on the federal government's nickel.”

Here’s the NPR story.  (
Please note that NPR's Siegel DID NOT follow up with any hardball question).

They just don't make them like they used to...


The "stars" of today, pictured at Sunday's Golden Globe Awards

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PETA's latest target...

Marquette University.

Dear PETA:

Get a life.


This girl needs some serious lifestyle adjustments. Her parents need to administer some laying the law down pronto.

The liberal answer would be some legislation with the word "ban " in it.

Were the Tennessee Titans robbed?

I think so.

Even if the Titans were too classy to complain, I submit they were screwed.

I do a great deal of timing for college and high school basketball games. Timers like to say there is a certain, albeit brief amount of "reaction time," the time it takes when the timer hears a whistle to actually stop the game clock. It can be anywhere from zero to a few tenths of a second.

In the NFL, giant play clocks show how much time a team has to snap the ball. It's pretty basic stuff. The clock gets to zero, the ball isn't snapped, it's a delay of game penalty on the offense.

Not so this past weekend during a crucial play in the Baltimore-Tennessee playoff game. The referees scoff, chalking the failure to throw a flag on a "natural delay."

Then why have the play clock for all the world to see if, when it gets to zero,  it's just going to be ignored?

Another bad year for NFL officials, and it's not over yet.

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