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.
"Sexting" is back in the news locally, this time in West Allis.
I don't believe there's any need to hammer on how disgusting, despicable, and criminal this behavior is. And because we have lawyers ready to sue at the drop of a hat, the fact that the perverts are fighting back in court is not a shocker. The group that's coming to their defense is also not a surprise: The ACLU.
Here are the results of the first study of its kind on sexting.
From tomorrow's edition:
State Supreme Court
Abrahamson for chief justice
Cherry-picked cases don't make the case for removing a chief justice whose judgments have been, on the whole, fair and well-reasoned.
Experience makes Evers the better choice for school chief
Both candidates have enthusiasm, but that is not enough to make educational improvement in the state and in MPS a reality.
My endorsements: The votes are, RANDY KOSCHNICK for state Supreme Court, ROSE FERNANDEZ for state Superintendent
Last fall, state Senator Mary Lazich wrote, “The state of Wisconsin seems to be on a roundabout binge.” She was right.
The state Department of Transportation (DOT) could be open to ramming a bunch down Franklin and Oak Creek’s throats.
Is either community demanding they be installed? I don’t think so.
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).
Earth Hour is stupid. Leave the blasted lights on.
"Tomorrow night, (Saturday) between 8.30pm and 9.30pm local time all over the world, the lights will go out. The Empire State Building will go dark. The Coca-Cola Co. will switch off its signs all over the world. Why? Climate change, of course."
Turn on, tune in
"Reader, if you are against global-warming hysteria, high taxes, socialized medicine and a weak foreign policy, Sunday is your day. Show how you feel about the issues by turning on your lights in the evening and leaving them on until you go to bed. If you go out for a drive after dark, make sure you turn your headlights on too."
Do new bulbs save energy if they don't work?
"A lot of people these days are finding the new compact fluorescent bulbs anything but simple. Consumers who are trying them say they sometimes fail to work, or wear out early. At best, people discover that using the bulbs requires learning a long list of dos and don’ts."
Why we must fight for school choice
"Here in the nation’s capital, generations of children have passed through the District’s public schools without being prepared to succeed in life. Historically, they have been told by the government which school to attend, and if that school wasn’t good, they have been told by politicians that reform was underway and things would be better soon. But these promises have never materialized."
Property taxpayers to shoulder the burden for schools
"Despite all his self-congratulatory rhetoric that he 'protected schools' in these harsh economic times, the fact is Governor Doyle didn’t lift a finger to help fund K-12 education. Instead, he foisted the responsibility completely onto property taxpayers. He even took a massive infusion of federal stimulus money that could have been used to both increase funding for schools and provide property tax relief and instead used that money to reduce the state funds going to support education. Once again, Doyle left Wisconsin taxpayers holding the bag."
A Moral Exemplar?
"Should the University of Notre Dame honor our most anti-life president?"
Obama soaks the rich: churches, day care, homeless shelters
"It is totally dishonest for Obama to pretend that his curtailment of these deductions won’t hurt the poor. It will most directly impact them since most of the charities Obama is hurting focus on helping the impoverished."
"Imagine if 'President McCain' Joked About the Special Olympics"
"Imagine the uproar if a President John McCain made the Special Olympics comment. For that matter, imagine if a President McCain mistook a White House window for a door; his secretary of Treasury had not paid taxes; he granted two dozen waivers to his no-lobbyists-in-government rule; and he had promised bipartisanship but got only three across-the-aisle votes for his "stimulus" package."
"Liberals may be ascendant around much of the nation — in control of both houses of Congress, a majority of governors' mansions and, of course, the White House — but times could hardly be better at the Fox News Channel, the cable channel liberals love to hate."
"The newspaper world, Wisconsin's included, was one big car crash, with bodies strewn all over the road. Revenue was hemorrhaging like blood from a ripped artery. Readers were fleeing the scene of the accident."
Stimulus to pay for anti-suicide fence
"Akron hopes to curtail future deaths on what has been dubbed 'Suicide Bridge' by installing a fence. The controversial fencing — some have been pushing for it, while others think it's a waste of money — was among the local projects the state approved Thursday for federal stimulus funds."
"At a time when the federal government is spending billions of stimulus dollars to stem the tide of U.S. layoffs, should that same government put even more Americans out of work by buying cheaper foreign products? In this case, Chinese condoms."
Wisconsin official defends new state slogan
"State officials who picked 'Live Like You Mean It' as Wisconsin's slogan knew the phrase had already been used to promote everything from a television network to a Montana lodge, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press. Nonetheless..."