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.
I didn’t list Green Bay Packer GM Ted Thompson as one of my VILLAINS OF THE WEEK in my Week-ends round-up Saturday, but I could have. Thompson made another bonehead decision last week, passing on a trade for statistically the best tight end in NFL history, Tony Gonzalez of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Letter writers to the Journal Sentinel today (the letters are not online, you’ll have to go to the actual newspaper to see them) are rightfully questioning Thompson’s inertia.
One writer called the non-trade, “mind-boggling.” Another, Thomas Dollhopf of Milwaukee summed it up nicely:
“Thompson could’ve had a Pro Bowl receiver (Randy Moss) a Pro Bowl quarterback (Brett Favre) and a Pro Bowl tight end (Gonzalez) for a second and third round draft choice. I swear this guy was sent here to sabotage the Packers. We need someone who wants to win, not someone who is so egotistical that he thinks he’s smarter than everyone else in football.”
“Brett Favre’s New York Jets jersey was the top-selling NFL player jersey from April 1 to Oct. 15 at the NFLShop.com site.
No Packers players ranked in the top 25.”
It’s starting to look that way as the Badgers are now 0-4 in the Big Ten and 3-4 overall after another embarrassing loss Saturday, this time to Iowa, 38-16. Can you imagine, Wisconsin not good enough for the Motor City or Congressional Bowl games?
What’s the problem?
Bret Bielema is no Barry Alvarez. His comment after Saturday’s loss:
"I'm responsible for everything that goes on out there - offense, defense and special teams.”
Earlier this year I blogged that twenty-something's find voting to be difficult. I'll make it real simple for them: stay home on Election Day.
ABC's John Stossel provides ample, and painful evidence that there are a lot of uninformed (a.k.a. stupid) eligible voters...
From the Public Policy Forum’s October newletter:
“Milwaukee had the highest 2006-07 dropout rate at 7.76%, followed by Franklin at 7.52% and Racine at 5.33%.”