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.
As I post every Sunday, here are the top five most popular of my blog entries from the previous week:
1) Culinary no-no #63
2) Mr. "Nobody cares more about Franklin than I do" slings mud, AGAIN!
3) Blatant media bias at the NY Times
4) Oh, Kevin, dear sweet husband of mine...
5) The first true test for Franklin's new Aldermen and School Board members
Things not going so well?
Chicago Cubs manager Lou Piniella, left, argues with third base umpire Brian Gorman, right, after first base umpire Rob Drake ejected Piniella during the ninth inning of their baseball game against the Florida Marlins at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Saturday, July 26, 2008.(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Local lefty environmental blogger and conservative hater James Rowen didn’t like it that I referred to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as Gestapo-like.
Anyone with a brain would understand what I meant in my description of the often heavy-handed, over-regulating agency known for its harassment. Maybe if Rowen would attend some public hearings to hear what taxpaying citizens really think about the DNR, he’d understand the public has a far worse outlook on them than I do.
Rowen, by the way, has no business pontificating about me or anybody else about the use of language.
PS: In typical lefty fashion, the illogical Rowen refuses to (because he can't) refute the arguments raised in my blog, so he resorts to the incredibly unfair tactic of taking my 431-word post and focuses in on one word, takes it out of context, and blows it out of proportion hoping to stir up controversy where none exists. That's how the hateful left operates. I stand by my earlier blog. Wisconsin is also a regulation hell.
Just about everyone has an opinion on the entire Brett Favre saga. That includes the father of a young solider who was killed in Iraq over a year ago.
Wesley Emch of Brimfield, Ohio says he’s a Packer fan and so was his son. Emch wrote a guest column in today’s Green Bay Press Gazette lashing out, not only at Favre, but at the Green Bay Packers.
Emch says Favre and the Packers need to recognize real heroes:
“How can I continue to watch football when you all talk about dignity and commitment but don't know the meaning of the words? Packers, you want to do something heroic? Join the Marines and kill the enemies of our country. Otherwise pretend you have some honor, make a commitment, do your job and act like you want to set an example for America. Brett, you retired. You want to come back? Shut up, earn your job back and act like you are worthy of being my son's hero.”
My stance on the war is well-documented, 100% in support. My great admiration for the courageous young men and women fighting for our country is also well-known through numerous blogs as well as positions stated on TV and radio.
My deepest sympathies go out to Mr. Emch. He’s correct. His son is a hero and deserves our undying gratitude.
I mean no disrespect, but Emch’s anger and hurt are misplaced and misdirected. To compare his son’s fate to the Favre fiasco seems unfair. A better target for Emch's criticism would be the Hollywood prima donna's(they're also millionaires also considered heroes by some) who have little or no regard for our troops.
And Emch is wrong when he says people only give his son and other soldiers a passing thought. No, Mr. Emch. There's a large faction in America that will never forget what our brave military has accomplished.
Read Emch’s column and judge for yourself.