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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.

The prudes have been unleashed in Brookfield!




Squeaky clean, holier than thou, better than everyone else, prudish Brookfield is getting, hold on to your pacemakers, a Hooters Restaurant!

Let's cut right to the chase, shall we.

That means that a successful, popular restaurant will offer food served up by young ladies that look like this:


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Popular stuff is.....popular

Regular readers of This Just In know a consistent weekend feature on my blog is posted every Sunday morning. I publish the five blogs from the previous week that garnered the most attention.

Why do I do it? I believe in and have developed several regular features that I hope readers have come to enjoy and expect.

I also am of the opinion, and have been for a long time, that news consumers love lists. They satisfy a natural curiosity.

And yes, I do give some consideration as to what was popular in a given week.

I’m surprised more bloggers don’t do it, but everyone manages their product the way they want. Personally, coming from a broadcast background, I see nothing wrong with self-promotion. If the rule at WTMJ Radio was to say the call letters 30 times every 10 minutes and I did so only 29, I could expect some raised eyebrows at the next staff meeting.

It turns out that I’m not the only one interested in knowing what I did during the week that captured the imagination of readers. The readers want to know, too.

I frequently surf the websites of newspapers all across the country. Many regularly rank the most read of their articles. And guess what? Readers want to know what readers are reading the most.

Why am I not surprised.

Since my freshman year in high school and my first public speaking class, I’ve never forgotten the sage advice from my teacher at good ol’ Don Bosco High School:

Know your audience.

The fact is, My Most Popular Blogs is consistently one of my most popular blogs. Who’d have thunk it, a blog listing popular blogs being popular?

The Wall Street Journal (a popular publication in its own right) has more. It writes that popularity shouldn’t be confused with quality, importance, etc.  Maybe so. But something’s got to be #1.

How many Brewers made the list?

The Sporting News ranks the top 50 active players in Major League Baseball.


An unusual, but nice, tribute to our military

It comes from soldiers honoring their fallen comrades.

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Once again I say, NO!

Democrats sound awfully foolish (boy, there’s a news bulletin!) when they shriek that the Republicans have become the party of “no.” I guess they forgot that when they were out of power for eight years and didn’t have to make tough choices and govern like they do now, all they did was say, no!

Like me, columnist Ron Miller sees nothing wrong with saying no to the loony ideas one after another coming out of Washington. Miller writes:

“I will say ‘no’ from the peak of Mount McKinley to the floor of Death Valley. I will say ‘no’ alongside the spirits of the men and women who created this exceptional nation and preferred the freedom of death to subservience under the living. I will say ‘no’ in the sanctuary of the churches which worship the Creator and Giver of the unalienable human rights of life, liberty and ownership of the fruits of our honest labor. I will say ‘no’ in the public square as we honor the patriots of the 1773 Boston Tea Party with our own grass-roots protests for ‘less taxation and more representation’ as a supporter of mine puts it. I will say ‘no’ even if it makes me a security risk according to the Department of Homeland Security.”

And with good reason.

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