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.
In late September, 2003, Rush Limbaugh said this about the media’s treatment of Philadelphia Eagles QB Donovan McNabb:
"I think what we've had here is a little social concern in the NFL. The media has been very desirous that a black quarterback do well. They're interested in black coaches and black quarterbacks doing well ... McNabb got a lot of the credit for the performance of the team that he really didn't deserve.''
The comments got Limbaugh bounced from his role as an analyst on ESPN. Some pundits, swallowed up by the double standard that exists for conservatives, pulled out their customary ace, the race card, calling Limbaugh a racist. Seems that term could be said about McNabb, and I’ll throw in the adjective, “stupid” as well.
McNabb, like many professional athletes, has openly expressed his jubilation about Barack Obama’s victory. The Philly QB, it turns out, had never voted in any election until this month when he, being a registered voter for the first time in his life, voted for Obama. McNabb will turn 32 years old later this month, and he has never registered or voted in his life, that is, until a black man had a shot at the White House.
NJ.com, a New Jersey news site called McNabb’s announcement, “a stunning admission from a man of influence with a history of civic responsibility.”
This shouldn’t be taken lightly. Many blacks and whites fought long and hard for the black vote, and McNabb never considered this right and privilege important enough, until skin color was a factor.
I call that racist. I also call it far less than intelligent. But that should come as no surprise. McNabb isn’t the sharpest knife in the drawer.
Every year, the NFL issues an IQ test to high college draft choices expected to play in the league. It’s called the Wonderlic. It’s a 50-point exam with the average score being 19. Quarterbacks average in the mid-20’s. Difficult it ain’t.
Donovan “I never voted until Obama” McNabb scored a 14. To avoid embarrassment, he should never go on this TV show.
The Absurd Report writes:
“How about this for a complete racist and asinine statement from Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. Good ol’ Donovan said that this election was the FIRST time he had ever voted and the only reason he did vote was due to the fact that a ‘Black Man’ was running and had a chance to win. What if some white athlete had made a statement regarding not wanting Barack Hussein Obama to be elected because he was black. Reckon the media would have made a little something over that?”
Yep, I reckon. And if you criticize the genius McNabb, YOU’RE the racist.
McNabb sure didn’t do himself any favors, except with guilty white liberals.
So, McNabb makes a racist comment. He’s not very bright. And Rush Limbaugh was right; the guy’s overrated. Hell, he couldn’t even beat Cincinnati today.
Care to take a sample test that McNabb only scored a 14? Here it is.
I just couldn’t end the day with only one blog about Barack Obama, and one that actually agrees with the guy. No way.
Earlier this year, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Obama was in support of charter schools BUT he was “skeptical of private school vouchers.”
Then in July, Obama addressed the NAACP’s annual convention, promising he would not “walk away” from American public schools like John McCain did.
“What he’s offering amounts to little more than the same tired rhetoric about vouchers,” said Obama about McCain. “Well, I believe we need to move beyond the same debate we’ve been having for the past 30 years when we haven’t gotten anything done. We need to fix and improve our public schools, not throw our hands up and walk away from them.”
During the final Presidential debate in October, Obama blasted McCain’s support for the school-choice program in Washington, D.C. that gives 1,900 lower-income students a voucher worth up to $7,500 to attend the private school of their choice and that McCain wanted to expand to include more students.
“The centerpiece of Senator McCain’s education policy is to increase the voucher program in D.C. by 2,000 slots,” Obama said. “That leaves all of you who live in the other 50 states without an education reform policy from Sen. McCain. So if we are going to be serious about this issue, we’ve got to have a president who is going to tackle it head-on, and that’s what I intend to do as president.”
Lo and behold, Obama will soon be President, and while public schools are good enough for almost everybody else, they’re unsatisfactory for wealthy elites like the Obama’s.
Reminds me of all those public school teachers who send their kids to private schools.
Can you say, “hypocritical”?
At least this time.
The President-elect supports a playoff system for college football. So do I.
If we can have a playoff for women's lacrosse, then there should be a playoff for Division I football.
Barack Obama discusses college football tonight on CBS' "60 Minutes."
President George W. Bush meets with President-elect Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House November 10, in Washington, DC. This is the first visit to the Oval Office for Barack Obama before he is sworn into office as President of the United States. First lady Laura Bush also took soon-to-be first lady Michelle Obama on a tour of the White House as the President and Mr. Obama walked along the colonnade to the Oval Office where they will have a meeting. On January 20th Obama will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. (ERIC DRAPER, THE WHITE HOUSE)
My good friend and colleague, state Representative Mark Gundrum (R-New Berlin) returns home tonight from his deployment in Iraq. Mark told me before he left that he hoped to be home by Thanksgiving, and I and many others are happy that he is, indeed, home for the holidays.
My apologies for the short notice, but friends, supporters and well wishers are asked to welcome Mark home tonight at the entrance to Concourse D at Mitchell International around 6:00. Mark will be on a Midwest Express flight from Atlanta.
State Senator Mary Lazich blogged about Mark back in July and shared some great photos.
Welcome home, Mark, and thank you for serving our great country!