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.
I had to laugh, with the blogging I've been doing about that proposed dog ordinance in Franklin to receive this e-mail today:
The money stops coming in.
The do-gooder smoking ban advocates seem to run out of steam when the bottom line goes south.
Have I started something?
Some left-wing bloggers jumped all over me for daring to suggest their favorite in-their-hip pocket newspaper was too biased, all because I started to pay closer attention to their coveted Sunday editorial page.
Now a liberal blogger attacks the paper for bragging about itself.
Liberals crying the blues that the MJS isn't liberal enough? I love it. That's the laugh of the year so far.
They've been telling you for over a year the digital TV conversion is coming.
Your favorite TV shows have been interrupted over and over again with that nauseating crawl at the bottom of the screen that the digital TV conversion is coming.
You've been inundated with announcements on TV, radio, newspapers, the Internet that the CHANGE (the buzzword) is coming.
But despite the fact that over 90% of America is ready for the original conversion date of 2/17/09, because some are just too lazy or stupid to take the simple action necessary to make sure they can watch American Idol and House, and even though a delay will cost millions of dollars, the scheduled conversion has been put off for another few months.
This is yet another example of the wussification of America. The federal government has to step in because some folks won't have television, even though they had over one year to do something about it, including applying for coupons to make the transition.
On last Friday's edition of InterCHANGE on MIlwaukee Public Television, ultra-lefty Joel McNally took issue with my argument that folks had plenty of time to adjust. Some folks didn't see the announcements on TV, Joel proclaimed, because they don't watch TV. Well then, what the hell do they need a delay or a coupon for if THEY DON'T WATCH TELEVISION!!!!
What a country. Because you're too lazy or dumb to do what you've been told to do for the past 365-plus days, we'll just give you more time. We'll even PAY for whatever you need to watch TV, you lazy bum.
Can't get your refrigerator to make perfect ice cubes? Here's a coupon for a new icebox.
Your microwave won't reheat French fries just right? (Don't you just hate that?) Call 1-800-FREELOAD for a coupon.
That toaster won't pop up because the bagels and Texas French toast slices are too big? Call Gwen Moore. She'd be happy to tell you how to get a coupon for a new toaster.
Again, tell me how this spoiled rotten generation would have fared during a REAL Depression? I know. They'd be under the mattress, sucking their thumbs.