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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.

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Also, Jennifer (Mrs. Fischer) has this week's installment of The Barking Lot.

There's Recommended Reading, Photos of the Week, Culinary no-no, My Most Popular Blogs, and our newest feature, The MJS Scorecard, and maybe some stuff in-between.

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Ready, aim.....ALERT THE PUBLIC!

The village of Hales Corners is trying to figure out how to improve getting the word out when sharpshooters are targeting deer in Whitnall Park. Apparently this exercise is going to take a few more weeks.

I’ve got some suggestions:





Journal Sentinel

Channel 4

Channel 6

Channel 12

Channel 58

WTMJ Radio

WISN Radio

Simple signs at certain park entrances that read: SHARPSHOOTERS OUT TODAY/TONIGHT

It took about a minute and a half to write this blog.

Jim Doyle: OINK OINK

Jim Doyle can’t help himself, hand extended, begging without shame for countless federal dollars. He is the ultimate Porky Pig.

It has caught the attention of, among others, national columnist Cal Thomas who accurately says Doyle is among some governors demanding that Washington pay $1 trillion for their pie in the sky programs.

If the governors don’t get what they want? C’mon people, you assuredly know the next line: “People will die.”

Thomas writes:

“Notice the sleight of hand about to be perpetrated on hardworking taxpayers. In the end, it is we who pay for the plans of politicians who are unable, or unwilling, to control themselves when it comes to other peoples' money. When Republicans cut taxes, Democrats scream about growing deficits. But Democrats never worry about the deficit when they spend more than what the government takes in. So it really isn't about the deficit at all. It is about how much of our hard-earned money the Democrats, mostly, will allow us to keep. When you understand this, you understand everything about politics and politicians.

Every program created and sustained by Democrats (and increasingly some Republicans) must be kept. Once created, they must continue, no matter how unnecessary, outdated, or corrupt they become. The proof of eternal life is to be found in government programs, which are harder to kill than a vampire, another blood-sucking beast.”

Read the entire column over the background snorting sounds of governors like Doyle.

Friday night on InterCHANGE

Here are the topics the panels discusses Friday night on InterCHANGE on Milwaukee Public television Channel 10 at 6:30, with a repeat Sunday morning at 11:00:

1 – President Obama.

Obama gets ready to take the oath of office.  Is it any more historic than any other inauguration because he’s a black man?  Is the media making it a bigger deal than any other inauguration in our lifetime?  Is that because it is?  Is Obama carrying his admiration for Lincoln a little too far, or is that admirable?  Is it responsible to spend tens of millions of dollars on inaugural activities?  Is it right for the Milwaukee School Board to order teachers to concentrate on inaugural activities that day, instead of regular class work?  What’s the point?  What do you expect will be Obama’s first major act as president?

2 – Racine Mayor.

What in the world was this guy thinking?  Was his sexual drive so strong that he lost all common sense?  He takes his home computer into work so computer techs can fix it?  He doesn’t realize that many sting operations are run by police agencies trying to get people trolling the internet for underage partners?  He doesn’t think anyone will recognize him at a major metropolitan shopping mall?  Will there be more about his mental health that comes out in the days ahead?

3 – Cold.

Once it gets to about 40 degrees below zero you start to wonder why you live in this kind of climate?  Why do you?  What makes it worthwhile?  Is family more important than weather?  Do you go where the jobs are?  Does the media make it out to be worse than it really is?  Do you ever think of living somewhere else? What must the rest of the country think when they see pictures of us walking down the street with frozen eyebrows and ice hanging from our mustaches?  Is putting up with the cold and snow any different than putting up with the dust storms on the plains, or the tornadoes and hurricanes in the gulf states, or the constant rain in the northwest?  Down deep, do we all want to live in California?  Does the ability to handle the seasons contribute to any sort of Midwest specific personality traits?  Are we “tougher” than most?

Thank your lucky stars because you could be...

This guy...

Winter Blast Sweeps Nation
Winter Blast Sweeps Nation

Eich Motor Company detailer Jesse Spencer had perhaps one of the coldest jobs in St. Cloud, Minn. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. There are 348 cars in the dealer's lot and between Spencer and another employee, it's their job to blow all the snow off every car in the sub-zero temperatures. The job must be repeated every time it snows.
(St. Cloud Times/AP Photo) 

These guys and gals have a really tough job...

Winter Blast Sweeps Nation

Fred Sorensen makes his way back to his US Postal Service truck after dropping mail off at a home in Albert Lea, Minn. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. Temperatures crashed to Arctic levels Tuesday as a severe cold wave rolled across the upper Midwest on the heels of yet another snowstorm, closing schools and making most people think twice before going outside.
(Albert Lea Tribune/AP Photo)

OK. Why?

Winter Weather

A group of skiers practice on the race trail in the subzero weather at Kincaid Park in Anchorage, Alaska, Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2009 before the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships were canceled due to frigid weather. Alaska is experiencing the third-longest cold snap in its history.
(Al Grillo/AP Photo)

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