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.
Ratchet is headed for Minnesota.
Ratchet, a puppy from Iraq who was rescued by a soldier from Minnesota, rests on arrival at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va. on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008. The dog from Iraq has arrived after a lengthy effort to reunite the pooch with the U.S. soldier who adopted him. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
SPCA International volunteers Bev Westerman, left, and Barb Hartman greet Ratchet, a puppy from Iraq who was rescued by a soldier from Minnesota, after the dog's arrival at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va. on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
Terri Crisp, with SPCA International, introduces Ratchet, a puppy from Iraq who was rescued by a soldier from Minnesota, to his first patch of grass in America, after the dog's arrives at Dulles International Airport in Chantilly, Va. on Monday, Oct. 20, 2008. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
One of my favorite columnists, Doug Giles strikes again. If Obama is elected, it’s free candy for all:
“I guarantee the hard-working 'Joes’ out there who have worked their plumber butts off 10-12 hours a day for the last decade aren’t too jazzed at the prospects of Obama Robin Hooding their hard-earned cash on behalf of a crack whore, a criminal alien or a costume jewelry wearing welfare brat who’s also sporting a teeth grill and donning $100 Nikes. Spread the wealth . . . please.”
State Senator Alberta Darling is up running TV ads asserting (accurately) that her opponent, state Representative Sheldon Wasserman, a tax and spend liberal would be disastrous for Wisconsin’s economy in the Senate.
That’s a great move in what is the most important state Senate race this year and the most expensive state Senate race ever in Wisconsin.
Free advice to my very good friend and a great state Senator, Alberta Darling: Go after Wasserman on photo ID. He’s totally vulnerable on that issue where the overwhelming majority of Wisconsinites support a photo ID requirement to vote. Wasserman does not.
Let’s review. Three times the legislature, backed by a sizeable majority of the people of Wisconsin, has approved photo ID legislation. Three times, Governor Doyle has vetoed the legislation.
How did Sheldon Wasserman vote on these bills?
He voted NO on Photo ID bill # 1, State Assembly vote 3/13/03.
He voted NO on Photo ID bill # 2, State Assembly vote 2/24/05.
He voted NO on Photo ID bill # 3, State Assembly vote 6/23/05.
On the first consideration of a constitutional amendment on photo ID, he voted NO on 11/1/05.
On the second consideration of a constitutional amendment on photo ID, he voted NO on 4/17/07.
Sheldon Wasserman voted....
FIVE TIMES AGAINST PHOTO ID.
The state Senate then refused to take a vote on second consideration of a constitutional photo ID requirement, killing the measure.
One of the reasons this election will be the most fraudulent we’ve ever seen is that liberal Democrats, including Sheldon Wasserman, refused to allow photo ID to become law in Wisconsin.
Go get 'em, Alberta!
The Franklin Police Department does an outstanding job enforcing the city's sex offender ordinances. It also works hard around Halloween ensuring child safety. Franklin Police Chief Richard Oliva sent, in part, the following note to Franklin aldermen:
"Questions come up every year at this time about what the police department is going to do about the city’s Sex Offender Registrants during Trick or Treating. For the last 3 years I have had an initiative in place to ensure our children are safe from these individuals. As in the past, this year we are working with Probation and Parole to ensure that the registrants who are under Active Supervision are reminded that they are not allowed to have any contact with children, including giving out candy during Trick or Treat. It should be noted though, that of the current 17offenders, only 4 are on Active Supervision subject to Probation and Parole conditions of release. The other registrants are off supervision and have no conditions of release. Their only requirement is to keep their work, school, and residence information current with the State.
The police department will be closely monitoring ALL registrants living in the city during Trick or Treat hours. We will be watching for Conditions of Release compliance from those on Active Supervision, and watching ALL registrants for compliance with Ordinance 167, as it relates to Child Safety Zones.
You may share this information with your constituents if you’d like. If you do receive any inquiries from your constituents regarding this issue, please advise them to call the police department for any observed violation or suspicious activities from the city’s registered sex offenders."
Thank you very much, Chief Oliva, your officers, and Franklin aldermen for all you do to make Halloween safe in our fine city.