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 the topics the panel discusses Friday night on InterCHANGE on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10 at 6:30 with a repeat Sunday morning at 11:00:
1 – Gerard Randall.
The Journal Sentinel calls into question his consulting record for Milwaukee County.
2 – Banks.
Wisconsin’s Associated Bank is just one bank facing criticism for irresponsible spending after receiving hundreds of millions of dollars in federal bailout money. Is there anything wrong with the bank sending one-hundred of their best employees to a resort in Puerto Rico as a reward for doing a good job? Is it an example of wasteful spending, or is it an investment in your workforce? Should the government be telling these banks how to conduct business as a condition for receiving the bailout cash? How to advertise? For example, is it right to criticize Citibank for spending hundreds of millions to attach its’ name to a new stadium in New York, or is that simply responsible advertising? Interesting that Associated Bank says it didn’t even need the bailout money, isn’t it?
3 – Brett Favre.
Brett Favre retires again. Is he truly done this time? Will he ever play again? Would Green bay welcome him back? Would he be better than Rodgers? Is his image in Green Bay tarnished for good, or will all be forgiven? Will he show up for a “Retire #4” ceremony if ted Thompson is still the general manager?
4 – Hank Aaron.
In light of all the developments surrounding A-Rod and Barry Bonds, Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig says (implies?) that he’s thinking about reinstating Hank Aaron as the all-time homerun king. Does that make any sense? If Barry Bonds is found to have lied to Congress, does that make his homerun record any less of a record?
This isn't like when Elvis was alive and he gave away cash, jewelry, cars, and homes. You don't pose this to the president....
Rather than pile on with the fair weather Packer fans who chooose to use a few minutes of an emotional press conference to erase almost two decades of thrilling memories and outstanding athletic achievement and take ridiculous pot shots, I instead opt to reflect on a great career.
Recently, Senator Mary Lazich blogged about the attrocious, flippant remarks made about abortion by President Obama’s nominee for Deputy Attorney General, David Ogden. In a nutshell, Ogden believes abortions are jolly good fun. The news about Ogden made my MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK in Week-ends.
Possibly because it’s a Deputy position but more than likely because the mainstream media isn’t interested in placing a laser beam on this nominee, we’re not hearing much about Ogden’s background.
Enter Janice Shaw Crouse, political commentator for the Concerned Women for America Legislative Action Committee who points out that this dude is scary. Remember, Ogden would be in charge of enforcing laws against child pornography and obscenity.
Crouse does the job that the Obama-worshipping press refuses to execute.
It turns out Obama, who has had a miserable record thus far of picking people for his team, has struck out again with Ogden.
“Ogden, while an attorney in private practice, ‘filed briefs pushing for gays in the military, for continued racial preferences, and for a virtually unlimited abortion license.’ Worse, Ogden argued for Playboy, Penthouse and the ACLU in obscenity and pornography cases. According to Fidelis, Ogden opposed the Children’s Internet Protection Act (***) and the Child Protection and Obscenity Enforcement Act (CPOEA). The *** Act includes a provision requiring Internet filters in federally-funded libraries. The CPOEA Act requires verification that models in pornographic films be certified over age 18. Ogden argued that these requirements placed too heavy a burden on pornographers and infringed on filmmakers’ Constitutional rights. Ogden pushed for taxpayer funding to publish Playboy in Braille, he tried to get Playboy off the list of ‘pornographic’ magazines, he argued for ‘consenting adults’ to have telephone sex, and the list goes on and on in terms of his advocacy for lowering the barriers to moving pornography and obscenity into America’s mainstream.”
Nice choice, Barack.