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.
This normally would have been included in the DOGS IN THE NEWS portion of today’s Barking Lot, but it deserves special attention.
This week, CNN reported on the killing of stray dogs in Iraq. WARNING: The CNN video is graphic and very disturbing.
The SPCA has a petition to sign in protest.
I was saddened to hear the news Friday that an old friend, Patty Marcello had passed away from breast cancer. Patty and I became friends in the 90’s when I was at WTMJ where she worked in the sales department.
Patty, a terrific, sweet person, was married to Dave Marcello, a member of the Elmbrook School Board. My sympathies go out to Dave and his entire family.
In the past, I’ve written about lefty Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Laurel Walker when she published a despicable piece defending pedophiles.
That was tough to top in the outrageous category but Walker goes out of her way today to demonstrate the clear hypocrisy of the left who masquerade as do-gooders with hearts bigger than anyone else. Walker opens her column with this:
“Not to be hard-hearted on Valentine's Day, but don't you just love this?
Republican state Rep. Scott Newcomer and his physician wife, Julianne, moved into a $1.5 million Delafield lake home in 2006, only to stop making the mortgage payments on their former Elm Grove home last September.”
Yeh, Laurel, don’t you just love a story about a young couple falling victim to these tough economic times, especially, Laurel, when the couple includes a conservative Republican elected official?
She just couldn’t resist exuberantly taking potshots at Newcomer proclaiming he “should have known better.”
Where’s the Walker column on those individuals who took out loans they had no business securing that led the country into the housing crisis, many of them poor minorities? Where’s that column full of gleeful jabs? Where’s that piece admonishing thousands of people and lecturing them that they should have known better?
Let's imagine that State Senator Lena Taylor or Spencer Coggs found themselves in the same predicament as Newcomer and MJS columnist Patrick McIlheran wrote how happy he was to hear the news. My guess is there would be hell to pay.
Walker’s column today is beyond what she terms, “hard-hearted.” It’s malicious and hateful. But that’s the real left.
The buzz this morning is that members of Congress didn't even read the nearly $800-billion stimulus package that they voted on.
“It is over a thousand pages,” said Representative Tom Price, a Georgia Republican. “It is physically impossible for any member to have read this bill.” That's why several months of review and debate were needed to address this monstrous document. Instead, there was a rush to approve.
Wisconsin will soon experience that same rush.