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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.

"Favre trade a bad -- and getting worse -- decision"

I've been beating up quite a bit on the Packer brass for trading Brett Favre. Here's my latest jab that can't be denied because it contains indisputable facts.

Tom Oates is a sports columnist for the Wisconsin State Journal. His column in Wednesday's paper will read, in part:

"With five games still to play, the historically lousy Jets have doubled their victory total from last season.

Meanwhile, after their 51-29 loss to New Orleans Monday night, the perennially strong Packers have suffered twice as many losses as they did all last season.

If you're doing the math on the most controversial trade in Packers history, it doesn't get any clearer than that."

It is pretty obvious, isn't it? That is, unless you're a stubborn, obstinate fan refusing to admit that this is the bonehead personnel move of the year,maybe the decade.

Stop tormenting yourself. Want to enjoy the rest of the season?  The Jets are talented and fun to watch. Root for them to make and go far into the playoffs.

These people should have their own blogs

One of the forums up on this website asking for reader feedbacks asks this question:

"For what are you grateful this year?"

Some of the responses are quite interesting. Here are a few that caught my eye:

I am thankful for my husband. He saved me the day we had a fire in our home on October 7th 2008. Our kids were in school. We are thankful for all of the support that we received from family, friends, & neighbors.

The Hubert Family

- Colleen Hubert, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin

I am thankful for having a job, money in my pocket, a car (not the fanciest mind you), but it is mine. A roof over my head, food on the table, a warm bed at night. They are just the little things in life, but I am very thankful for them.

- N., Cudahy, WII

I'm grateful for higher taxes, this soon to be Socialist Country of ours, A soon to be President with no experience or qualifications, Gov. Jim Doyle for making Wisconsin one of the highest taxed states in the country, and all the Lefties out there who like to impose their will and agendas on all us us. I'm also glad Brett Favre is kicking some you-know-what in New York!!! Happy Turkey Day everyone!!!!

- W.A.M., West Allis, WI.

this is dumb - all the things in the world going on and this is what we have a forum on. Muskego is the highest school tax district as of last week's paper, we had our first armed robbery in a very long time, most of the high schools teams made it to the state competition, we just had veterans day, all of this and yet this forum is a Hallmark card of what we are thankful for. Seems like you are grasping for things to do.

- whatever?, Muskego

i am very grateful for my three children, specifically my middle child, my only son who is a united states marine. he will be home on leave finally in jan after a years absence from us. not many people in the neighborhood where we live understand why he joined the marines, and how could i have allowed him, i tell them how could i have not and they should be grateful for guys like him who give them the right to say whatever they want. There is no draft and if guys like him did not volunteer, they would have to bring it back and many more people would be upset by this. i am very proud of my son and and hope next year at this time i can write i am grateful to have him come home safe after his deployment to iraq.

- peggy yee, bayside wisconsin

That the Presidential election is finally over and the next one doesn't start for 2 more weeks.

-Jim, New Berlin

Here’s the entire list.

Why liberals hate the holidays

An oldie but a goodie:


Top Ten Reasons Why Liberals Hate the Holidays

10 - Thanksgiving is mass murder for turkeys.

9 - Too many SUVs traveling to grandma's house.

8 - College bowl games encourage competition.

7 - Millions of Christmas trees are cut down.

6 - The pilgrims thought up Thanksgiving, not the Indians.

5 - Christmas lights waste electricity.

4 - People are giving thanks to WHO?

3 - Winter lull in global-warming hype.

2 - Daycare centers are closed.

1 - Christmas celebrates a birth, not an abortion.

Thanksgiving: Our most miserable holiday

Last year at this time, I blogged about a ridiculous memo sent out by the Office of Equity, Race and Learning Support in the Seattle Public Schools to staff members.

It was their screwed up way of thinking that
America had it all wrong.

Thanksgiving is not supposed to be a day of friendship or festivity.

It’s a day meant for sadness and grief.

Here is their memo:

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