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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.

Criminals, don't worry...Governor Doyle's got your back


Law-abiding citizens of Wisconsin, Governor Doyle is NOT your friend.

He wants to let a whole bunch of bad guys out of prison before they’re supposed to be released.

On top of that, he wants to have fewer prosecutors going after bad guys to lock them up.

The robbers, rapists, burglars, arsonists and murderers thank you, Governor Doyle.

"Americans can do anything"


The mainstream media, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Democrat Party will be filled with gushing accounts of the president's State of the Union Address.

How about a positive, upbeat, uplifting response?

And, this follow-up.

Paczkis for the Archbishop?


This Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent for Catholics. The day before Ash Wednesday, today is Paczki Day.

Two years ago, I blogged one of my personal favorites about the pre-Lenten ritual of paczki's.

I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it.

Photo radar


As we learn more and more about what's in Governor Doyle's proposed state budget, it gets goofier and scarier.

In the mid-90's, during a talk show I hosted on WTMJ Radio, I gauged the audience's response to a photo radar proposal. You'd have thought I asked them what they thought of toll roads. The reaction was overwhelmingly negative.

Governor Doyle wants to implement photo radar. James Orwell. A camera in the sky. A ticket in the mail.

Is our governor out of touch? What if he had campaigned on this issue when he was up for re-election?

Funny how this junk comes out after someone is safely back in office.

Bad, but not Jimmy Carter bad


My friend Joel McNally’s summer home is on Mars. Ultra-lefty McNally, the king of the outrageous statements, uttered another in his long line of preposterous pronouncements last Friday night on Milwaukee Public Television’s InterCHANGE when he yammered one of the popular talking points of early 2009: We’re living in the worst recession since the Great Depression.

Anybody who’s been alive or read a newspaper the past 30 years knows that’s not even close to being true so I simply had to interject that the embarrassing years of the Carter Administration when America was at one of its lowest points in its glorious history were worse than what we’re experiencing today. I reminded my co-panelist of the double-digit percentage everything we as a nation suffered under the peanut farmer who invented the “Misery Index.”

The flustered McNally took my assertion as an assault on a liberal president. Oh well…

Actually, it was a fact. I made it clear on television that the current economy is rough (And don't anyone lecture me about tough times. I've been unemployed four times in my career). But the worst since the Great Depression? No sir.

Under Jimmy Carter:

16 percent inflation

2
2 percent interest rates

18 percent mortgage rates

10 percent unemployment

70 percent marginal tax rates

One of the reasons the economy that, I’ll grant you has seen much better days, is viewed as so horrific is summed up well by Bruce Bialosky, the founder of the Republican Jewish Coalition of California:


“The problem with most of the people regarding the current economy comes from never having experienced a real recession.”

But does the economy warrant a panic?

Bialosky writes that we need to get a grip.

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