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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.

'T'was the night before Christmas and all through the town, not a sign of Baby Jesus...

You know, of course, how you get those mass e-mails, today, tomorrow, and next week. The same e-mail, different senders. Some are farshtunken, but others are pretty good. Here’s one I received and you’ll probably get, too, if you haven’t yet. Read before you hit the delete button.

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PLAYBOY comes to FranklinNOW and This Just In...

Now that I’ve given this website’s editor Mark Maley a heart attack, let me say that this is not, repeat, it is not some blatant, pathetic attempt to sensationalize.

The brainchildren that put out Playboy magazine in Mexico are now apologizing for their issue that was put out right about the same time as the feast of
Our Lady of Guadalupe. The cover has a model who is supposed to look like the Virgin Mary. She’s nude underneath a cloth covering her head and chest.

To be honest, the scene is, in and of itself, not all that bad. You’ll see worse at the mall in summer or at Bradford Beach.

But in the intended context, it can be offensive to many who are fed up with the bashing and trashing of Catholics and Christians demonstrated in so many media outlets. The editors certainly should have known better.

To see the Playboy cover and other related articles, click here.

Not even Santa can help Fountains of Franklin this year

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Diane Baranowski for Environmental Commission!

I don’t know Diane Baranowski. I have never met her. I have never engaged in any e-mail correspondence with her. Until now, I never even knew who she was.

Baranowski has my strong endorsement for a position on the Franklin Environmental Commission.

If you wanted supporting evidence for why she’d make a good candidate, all you need is this for Exhibit A. There’s no need for an Exhibit B.

This ranting, whiny, crybaby blog from a guy who quit, quit his position on the Environmental Commission because the makeup was changing and he didn’t feel it would be one big buddy’s club anymore……so much for his desire to serve the public.

Franklin blogger Bryan Maersch is right. You disagree with Greg Kowalski and he goes into orbit.

Favre: More than 40......Rodgers: 0

You’re either in complete denial or just irrational if you still think the Brett Favre trade was a good move.

Karen, who helped fill in for me last week, does a marvelous job tearing apart that bonehead deal. My friend, Dad29 in a comment on Karen's blog just couldn't resist apologizing for Aaron Rodgers one more time. Dad29 and others like him need to read today’s column in the Green Bay Press Gazette. If Rodgers blames himself, then the Favre-bashers need to point fingers at #12 as well.

The column references Rodgers’ inability to engineer a come from behind victory. That just happens to be a Favre specialty (more than 40 in his career), dating back to his very first game in green and gold.

Watch, enjoy, and remember what it used to be like.

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