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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.

Aloha universal health care

Socialized medicine, the kind state Senate Democrats want to bring to Wisconsin, has failed in our 50th state.

Hawaii, the only state in the country to offer universal child health care, is dumping the program. Why? Because parents that could afford health insurance were, guess what........dropping their private plans in order to get the free government coverage.

A high-ranking bureaucrat, obviously scratching his head, made a statement that, golly gee, this sure wasn’t the intent of universal care. It may not have been the intent, but this is exactly the effect that takes place when do-gooder bleeding heart liberals try to use government to solve everything.

Here’s the story.

UPDATE: Men (and women) are dreaming about Sarah Palin

Slate asked people to write about their Sarah Palin dreams.

And write they did. Some stories are, as you might expect, bizarre.

Great news about Lauren Molitor

A remarkable recovery.


To many, a hero, even if they don't know his name


Take a good look at the following picture.

Do you know who this is?

Neal Hefti

We'll come back to this gentleman in a bit.

First, let's turn back the clock to the evening of January 12, 1966.

It was a night millions of Americans waited for with great anticipation. Mom and Dad opened up the Fischer living room to what seemed to be the entire neighborhood. My brother Greg’s friends were all there: Freddie, Rafael, Goody (Another guy named Greg’s nickname), Ronnie, and a whole bunch more I’m forgetting. (Hey, that was 42 years ago).

A big part of our young lives was about to virtually come to life before our very eyes. Man, this was going to be cool. So cool. Right there, for the very first time, on prime time television.

What would it be like?

What would he be like?

My parents, but mostly a great big group of kids were mesmerized for every moment, right up to the very end when we knew trouble, big trouble was lurking.

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The polls all say Obama has the lead, so he's going to win, right?

Well, like that classic old Duke Ellington tune goes, ain’t necessarily so.

Columnist Ann Coulter did a flagrant act of journalism by reviewing poll numbers in Presidential races dating back to 1976. Here are some of her findings:

“In 1976, Jimmy Carter narrowly beat Gerald Ford 50.1 percent to 48 percent. And yet, on Sept. 1, Carter led Ford by 15 points.

In 1980, Ronald Reagan beat Carter by nearly 10 points, 51 percent to 41 percent. In a Gallup Poll released days before the election on Oct. 27, it was Carter who led Reagan 45 percent to 42 percent.

In 1984, Reagan walloped Walter Mondale 58.8 percent to 40 percent, -- the largest electoral landslide in U.S. history. But on Oct. 15, The New York Daily News published a poll showing Mondale with only a 4-point deficit to Reagan, 45 percent to 41 percent.

In 1992, Bill Clinton beat the first President Bush 43 percent to 37.7 percent. (Ross Perot got 18.9 percent of Bush's voters that year.) On Oct. 18, a Newsweek Poll had Clinton winning 46 percent to 31 percent, and a CBS News Poll showed Clinton winning 47 percent to 35 percent.

In 1996, Bill Clinton beat Bob Dole 49 percent to 40 percent. And yet on Oct. 22, 1996, The New York Times/CBS News Poll showed Clinton leading by a massive 22 points, 55 percent to 33 percent.

In 2000, which I seem to recall as being fairly close, the October polls accurately described the election as a virtual tie, with either Bush or Al Gore 1 or 2 points ahead in various polls. But in one of the latest polls to give either candidate a clear advantage, The New York Times/CBS News Poll on Oct. 3, 2000, showed Gore winning by 45 percent to 39 percent.”

Democrats and their wholly-owned subsidiary, the mainstream media, are ready to pop the champagne corks. Oh, the Messiah could very well be victorious. But I haven’t heard any fat lady sing yet.


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