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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.

Photos of the Week (12/07/08)

Photos of the Week



JOBS ECON CRISIS

People look for jobs at an unemployment office at the State of New York Department of Labor on Fri., Dec. 5, 2008. With the economy deteriorating rapidly, the nation's employers shed 533,000 jobs in November, the 11th consecutive monthly decline, the government reported Friday morning, and the unemployment rate rose to 6.7 percent. (Michael Nagle/The New York Times)


 

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The future of America


At some point during 2008, 30 percent of U.S. high school students have stolen from a store and 64 percent have cheated on a test. That’s according to a survey of nearly 30,000 students in high schools across the U.S. conducted by the Josephson Institute.

The Institute reports, “More than two of five (42 percent) said that they sometimes lie to save money. Cheating in school continues to be rampant and it’s getting worse. A substantial majority (64 percent) cheated on a test during the past year.”

What’s also troubling is that these figures are probably conservative. Today’s high schoolers  have a nonchalant attitude about their lying, cheating ways with more than one in four (26 percent) confessing they lied on at least one or two questions on this survey!

No doubt echoing the sentiments of their parents (“Oh, no, my Johnny would neeeeeeever cheat!),
93 percent said they were satisfied with their personal ethics and character and 77 percent said that when it comes to doing what is right, I am better than most people I know.

Not very promising.

Culinary no-no #89

Culinary no-no's

Imagine a place that served the following:

Barbecue ribs, fried chicken, rib-eye steak, lobster tails, crab legs, roast turkey, stir-fry, cheeseburgers, fries, onion rings, egg rolls, breaded shrimp, buffalo wings, chili, crepes, pancakes, omelets, waffles, burritos, tacos, quesadillas, quiches, bacon, polish sausages, pulled pork, corned beef hash, milk shakes and smoothies.

There are pasta bars, salad bars, sandwich and wrap bars with workers dressed in black and white uniforms, hats and bow ties.

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I don't know, she looks pretty good to me


DISCLAIMER: The following blog contains images of famous women, some scantily-clad. If this offends you, go no further. Of course, if you do, you will miss out on a provocative commentary by yours truly. I might add that I am not a pig. But I'm also not a prude.


First, some background.

On Thanksgiving Day, Britney Spears turned in the first live performance of her current charttopping single “Womanizer” at the 2008 Bambi Media Awards in Offenburg, Germany.


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Do you feel any sympathy about this?


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Of course I feel badly for the woman who had her holiday dinner ruined.

But c'mon. How dumb can you be, in this day and age, to leave a cooler filled with Thanksgiving food outside a home all night, just begging to be stolen?

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