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.
People camp out at the Washington Monument on the National Mall in anticipation of the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
One of my fellow ushers at church yesterday and a big sports fan, Ralph agreed with me that the NFC and AFC Championship Games tend to be more exciting and better ballgames than the Super Bowl. The overall history of the Super Bowl has produced more clunkers and blowouts than nail-biters.
But the trend might be changing. If you examine the more recent contests, the Super Bowl is becoming more competitive from a final score standpoint.
In the previous 10 NFC Championship Games, including Sunday’s, the average margin of victory was 15.1 points. In the previous 10 AFC Championship Games, including Sunday’s, the average margin of victory was 11.9 points.
In the previous 10 Super Bowl games, the average margin of victory has been 11.1 points.
Pittsburgh is an early 7-point favorite to beat Arizona in this year’s Super Bowl.
Remember last year's game? It was kinda exciting...
“I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."
Martin Luther King Jr. in his famous speech at the Lincoln Memorial in August 1963.
On more than one occasion on Channel 10’s InterCHANGE, I’ve surmised that if alive today, King would oppose affirmative action. He would denounce racial quotas.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
That sounds to me like a perfect conservative value.
Character- conservative candidates say it matters, and conservative voters look for it in various candidates.
On this Martin Luther King Day, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette editorial page editor Paul Greenberg says:
“Martin Luther King Jr. meets the very definition of an American conservative, that is, someone dedicated to preserving the gains of a liberal revolution.
After he was gone, a new black intelligentsia arose that knew not Martin. His would not be the name embroidered on the baseball caps of another generation. The legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. would give way to the frustrations of a Malcolm X, the demagoguery of a Louis Farrakhan, and the general hucksterism of the Al Sharptons and Jesse Jacksons.
You can tell a lot about an age by the heroes it chooses. While the Malcolms and Farrakhans come and go in favor, Martin Luther King Jr. remains the standard by which all other leaders are measured, and not just black leaders. That's a hopeful sign.”
---Kevin Fischer blog, 1/21/08
Given King's famous remarks, it makes one wonder why so many liberals today relish playing the race card. Wouldn't King find that offensive and insulting to minorities?