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.
As I post every Sunday, here are the top five most popular of my blog entries from the previous week:
1) Photos of the Week (2/8/09)
2) "Sexting" comes to New Berlin
3) Who is Bar Refaeli?
4) Congratulations Franklin Mayor Tom Taylor!
5) Gerald Ford, Dan Quayle......Barack Obama?
Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns and articles from the past week that I highly recommend (You will note that on occasion, I do not endorse the opinions of the author).
Thirty years later, a return to stagflation: Paul Ryan
"CONGRESS has made a terrible mistake. Amid a rhetorical debate centered on words like 'crisis,' 'emergency' and 'catastrophe,' it acted too fast."
Associated Bank witch hunt
"Sorry, but spending tens of thousands of dollars on such rewards for hard work doesn't go over too well when a bank is participating in a program with government funds. No rewards for the top-performing employees. Tough luck. New rules are being formed in the crucible of this New Depression. The private sector isn't really private anymore."
We are all socialists now
"In many ways our economy already resembles a European one. As boomers age and spending grows, we will become even more French."
KF NOTE: Speak for yourself, moonbat. I am NOT a socialist.
There goes retirement
"Across the country, retirees who never imagined themselves returning to the workplace are polishing résumés and knocking on employers' doors. The problem: Most are running smack into the worst job market in almost three decades."
"Too old" for hip surgery
"President Obama and Congressional Democrats are inching the U.S. toward government-run health insurance. Last week's expansion of Schip -- the State Children's Health Insurance Program -- is a first step. Before proceeding further, here's a suggestion: Look at Canada's experience."
"There are too many people, especially among the intelligentsia, who will never appreciate the things that have made this country great until after those things have been destroyed-- with their help. Then, of course, it will be too late."
The audacity of audaciousness
"It takes a certain amount of nerve to have an event at the National Press Club and then ban the press from covering it."
The war on home runs
"Baseball's singular purpose, some seem to have forgotten, is to entertain us. So the moral panic surrounding Alex Rodriguez's use of steroids is unquestionably counterproductive. If an athlete decides to sacrifice his testicles to the gods of baseball, who am I to say no?"
This normally would have been included in the DOGS IN THE NEWS portion of today’s Barking Lot, but it deserves special attention.
This week, CNN reported on the killing of stray dogs in Iraq. WARNING: The CNN video is graphic and very disturbing.
The SPCA has a petition to sign in protest.
I was saddened to hear the news Friday that an old friend, Patty Marcello had passed away from breast cancer. Patty and I became friends in the 90’s when I was at WTMJ where she worked in the sales department.
Patty, a terrific, sweet person, was married to Dave Marcello, a member of the Elmbrook School Board. My sympathies go out to Dave and his entire family.