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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.

Report: US will be hit by terrorists by 2013


A bipartisan task force appointed by Congress reports that a nuclear or biological attack by terrorists with weapons of mass destruction on a major U.S. city by the end of 2013.

The task force does say a nuclear catastrophe can be prevented and urges President-elect Obama to take a hard line with both Iran and North Korea.

No one wants to see another destructive terrorist attack in the United States. But one must wonder how the cut-and-run Democrats now in command would respond.

Read more in the Washington Post.

HT: Jo Egelhoff and Foxpolitics.net


They just don't get it in Madison: IT'S A CHRISTMAS TREE!!!!!!


A 35-foot balsam fir now sits in the state Capitol Rotunda. Of course, anyone with a modicum of common sense or an ounce of the brains God gave him/her knows it’s a Christmas tree. But this is Madison we’re dealing with, folks.

It’s been called the “Holiday Tree” since the 80’s when cowards at the Capitol succumbed to the PC Police. In the last legislative session, the state Assembly passed a bill to call it the, "Wisconsin State Christmas Tree." While the Assembly was exercising good judgment, our clueless governor said he “couldn’t care less” what the tree is called.

So what’s it being called this year?

Christmas tree?

Uhh, again, this is Madison.

Xmas tree?

The same old Holiday tree?

None of the above.

Are you ready for this?

Jim Doyle's state Department of Administration has issued a release outlining some of this year's holiday events and it refers to that 35-foot balsam fir as…..

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"Klaatu barada nikto"- 2008

Keanu Reeves poses for photographs before a screening of the film "The Day the Earth Stood Still" in Rome, Italy on Monday, December 1.

Keanu Reeves poses for photographs before a screening of the film, "The Day the Earth Stood Still" in Rome, Italy today. (Photo: ALESSANDRO DI MEO, EFE) 



Those 50’s drive-in sci-fi flicks were the perfect “B” movies. There were few true classics in this genre. “The Day the Earth Stood Still” in 1951 was one of them. The 2008 remake about an alien visitor and his giant robot counterpart who visit Earth opens in theaters around the country on December 12, 2008.
 

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And those wacky liberal proposals just keep on comin'


You think Democrats aren’t poised to hoist their loopy liberal agenda upon the rest of us, now that they’re in power? Please, don’t be naïve.

State Senator Spencer Coggs (D-Milwaukee), who is a friend by the way, hasn’t introduced more than 2-3 bills of substance since he joined the state Senate. Now that Democrats control both houses of the Legislature….BINGO! Coggs comes out of nowhere with his self-proclaimed “progressive agenda.”

Don’t you just love liberals? They can’t come to grips with or stomach calling themselves or their moonbat proposals, “liberal.” Instead, they hide behind the moniker, “progressive.”

Just take a look at all these LIBERAL proposals from the suddenly awakened and rejuvenated Spencer Coggs. While you read, just imagine one right after another being sucked away from you:
    • Require a background check when a gun is sold or transferred between two private parties. The proposal would also close the “gun show loophole” by requiring purchasers to undergo background checks when firearms are purchased at a gun show.
    • Ban most sales of handguns  to persons under 21.
    • Prohibit the possession or purchase of a gun by anyone who has been convicted of a misdemeanor involving a firearm.
    • Require licensed and certified day care centers to equip day care vehicle with occupant alarms, which require manual disarming each time the vehicle’s engine is stopped.
    • Prohibit liquor establishments from opening within 300 fee of an existing day care center.
    • Require that pay and benefits be ended for Milwaukee police officers fired for rules violations.
    • Seek additional funding for local district attorneys to cover costs of operating witness protection programs.
    • Make illegal and provide criminal penalties for those attempting to block, intimidate, suppress or deceive in such a way as to disenfranchise citizens from the right to vote.
    • Seek to implement several findings of the Governor’s Commission on Reducing Racial Disparities in the Wisconsin Criminal Justice System.
    • Incrementally raise the state minority procurement goal to 7% in 2010 and 10% in 2012.
    • Create a legal holiday in Wisconsin to recognize June 19 as Juneteenth Day.
    • Allow the City of Milwaukee and other cities to create a Housing Trust Fund to promote and support affordable, quality housing in Wisconsin.
    • Require a child to attend a 5-year-old kindergarten prior to entering public school as a first-grade student.
    • Provide a process for school district residents to object to an ethnic name, nickname, logo, or mascot used by a school.

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Ban Black Friday?

Holiday Shopping Black Friday

A woman struggles as she comes through the doors with other shoppers at a Wal-Mart store in Secaucus, N.J., shortly after 5:00 a.m., Friday, Nov. 28, 2008. Hundreds of people lined up to get into this Wal-Mart for the annual pre-dawn Black Friday bargain hunting. (AP photo)


On the morning after Thanksgiving, a temporary Wal-Mart worker died after a throng of eager shoppers broke down the doors and trampled him moments after a Long Island store opened.

An attorney for Jdimytai Damour, the man who was trampled, is claiming he had been working at the Long Island store for only about a week when he was knocked over. In the attorney's view, the cause of death: lack of training. I prefer the current approach of law enforcement, and that is to find the people who actually trampled this poor man.

And how many people stepped on, jumped over him, or ignored him?  For what? A VCR?

There’s now the incredible overreaction of a call to ban Black Friday shopping.

This from the New York Post:

"We are not aware of any other circumstances where a retail employee has died working on the day after Thanksgiving," said Ellen Davis, a spokeswoman at National Retail Federation.

What happened was tragic. But ban early shopping on the morning after Thanksgiving?  There has to be a way for stores to set up an orderly system outside for people waiting to get in so that shoppers are lined up single file. It's been done elsewhere for people waiting to buy concert tickets and what not. Beef up your security inside and outside the store. Have people enter the store at each doorway single file with security at the entrances armed with stop watches, allowing one person in every 15-30 seconds.

If people behave like animals over a video game, then changes have to be made. But certainly that shouldn't and won't include banning Black Friday shopping.



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