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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.

Democrats want to "Barney-ize" talk radio

Democrats are all in favor of speech, as long as it’s liberal speech. They want to bring back the Fairness Doctrine to shut down conservative speech.

Patrick McIlheran nails it.

Goodbye America

Sometimes, we as individuals are too close to a situation to truly grasp and fully understand its gravity or reality.

As of November 4, 2008, Americans are in a state of unsubstantiated euphoria, steadfast in the belief the blind will see, the deaf will hear, the lame will walk, wars and terrorism will end, no one will ever suffer hunger pangs again, racism will fade, and the days of Shangri-La and Brigadoon have finally arrived.

We’re too involved, we’re too overcome by emotion that we can’t possibly fathom the truth. For that we need outsiders, like the British to put fairy tales into cold starke reality. Like British columnist Peter Hitchins who writes:

“Anyone would think we had just elected a hip, skinny and youthful replacement for God, with a plan to modernize Heaven and Hell - or that at the very least John Lennon had come back from the dead.

The swooning frenzy over the choice of Barack Obama as President of the United States must be one of the most absurd waves of self-deception and swirling fantasy ever to sweep through an advanced civilization. At least Mandela-worship - its nearest equivalent - is focused on a man who actually did something.

I really don't see how the Obama devotees can ever in future mock the Moonies, the Scientologists or people who claim to have been abducted in flying saucers. This is a cult like the one which grew up around Princess Diana, bereft of reason and hostile to facts. The night America changed: Barack and Michelle Obama in Chicago.”

Here is the entire column, The night we waved goodbye to America... our last best hope on Earth.”

HT: A dear friend, T. Reeves.

I am soooooooooooooooo glad the MJS is NOT a liberal paper

What a ridiculous assertion!

The Journal Sentinel, liberal? Why, that’s preposterous! Let’s take a look at the Crossroads section in today’s Sunday edition.

In the letters to the editor section, cleverly entitled, “Sunday Symposium,” the powers that be chose not one, but TWO letters criticizing state Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) for the death of a 13-month old foster child, Christopher Thomas. 

The baby boy was choked to death by his foster mother, the boy’s aunt. Darling said the case made her “heartsick,” and called for a sate investigation. Darling has been a champion of the child welfare/child safety issue longer than the Journal Sentinel has been the Journal Sentinel, and yet the editors thought it appropriate to print two letters ripping her, not the aunt for the death of this innocent infant.

Any letter or editorial commending her for calling for an investigation? Are you kidding? Are you, excuse me, nuts?

Any letter or editorial chastising black elected officials for their silence on this or any other chaotic episode in the central city? I repeat my earlier questions.

There’s also a piece on the incredibly unpopular notion of commuter rail. Any rebuttal column? At the risk of being redundant, are you kidding me? Are you, excuse me, out of your mind?

The best, though, is an opinion piece on how to raise state revenue co-written by three lefties that calls for no less than…..


One would think such a radical op-ed item would warrant a column with a differing view. After all, aren’t the editors trained in the fairness of journalism? Don’t they go to bed invoking God (that they won’t do in print) imploring Him for the rebirth of the Fairness Doctrine?

Cue the broken record. Are you kidding me? Are you one french fry short of a Happy Meal?

Praise the Lord, I am so deliriously happy the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is not a liberal publication. If they were, my goodness gracious, their circulation would drop, and those ever so smart editors would never allow that to happen.

Ted Thompson is an absolute genius

The Packer General Manager is so much smarter than me and thousands of other Green Bay fans.

He knows sooooooooooooo much about football.

He knows Brett Favre is washed up.

He knows Brett Favre just can’t play the game anymore.

He knows that in order to win, a team needs to do so without Brett Favre.

Brett Favre no longer has what it takes to be a leader.

To get to that “next level,“ whatever the hell that means, the Packers have to do it with a quarterback with little or no experience.

The Packers without a 3-time NFL MVP that led the team to a 13-3 record last year and a game away from the Super Bowl are better off  this year without him because, well, he’s washed up and I’m a cocky, arrogant, SOB of a GM that knows more about football than anyone else, so shut your %$#@^*&^%$# mouth.

I am in awe of Ted Thompson's brilliance.

UPDATE: Favre and the Jets have good Karma.

One of Franklin's finest featured in MJS

Mary and Mark Carstensen (

Franklin developer Mark Carstensen's home was used this year as the American Cancer Society's "Christmas Fantasy House."  The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today has a feature in its Cue section with photos. Scroll down to the 3rd item.

Here's more from the American Cancer Society.

Carstensen is one of Franklin's best corporate citizens. Thank you, Mark, for all you do for our community!

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