H 52° L 37°
Rain | 16MPH

This Just In ...

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.

Culinary no-no #62

Culinary no-no's



This could very well be the worst, most disgusting of the more than 60 Culinary no-no’s I’ve posted.

You are hereby forewarned.

If you continue beyond this point, I am not responsible for any nausea or immediate loss of appetite that might ensue.

This week’s culinary no-no definitely falls under the category of regional cuisine. There are some variations to the recipe depending on where it’s served.

Let’s start with our neighbor to the south, Illinois. The Illinois version uses……..



This is your final warning, your last chance to turn back.

The Illinois version uses canned spinach, baked beans, tomato paste, margarine, applesauce, bread crumbs, and garlic powder, and mixes them all together until what’s described as a thick paste is formed.

In Vermont, raisins and nondairy cheese are added to the Illinois recipe.

In California, there’s some ground beef, chopped cabbage, diced carrots, cubed potatoes, and whole wheat flour.

Read more

Elvis comes to Milwaukee

Watch here.

Read more

Frankin vs. Steve Hanke: What's next?

Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge John Franke has upheld Franklin’s restrictive ordinances on sex offenders, stating in his ruling that the “defendant’s (Steve Hanke) constitutional objections are without merit.”

The ruling is a major victory for families and their children all across Wisconsin. But this case isn’t over yet.

Franke in his ruling directed the city of Franklin “to submit a proposed order” for Hanke to abide by the ordinances, that is, to move to an area that is not within 2000 feet of any of the restricted places mentioned in the ordinances.  Franke also called for the scheduling of “a hearing on the amount of any forfeiture to be imposed. “ Hanke can be fined $1-$2500 for every day he was in violation of the ordinances. He moved into Franklin in June of 2007, so he’s been in violation for over a year. As Franke wrote in his ruling, “The facts necessary to establish Hanke’s violation of the ordinances are not in dispute.”

I would suspect the Franklin Common Council must take action on any proposed order to force Hanke to obey Franklin’s ordinances. The aldermen must determine the forfeiture Hanke must pay. For guidance, the Common Council will turn to the expertise of City Attorney Jesse Wesolowski who was instrumental in crafting Franklin’s ordinances. When Franklin Alderman Steve Olson called WISN during my talk show on this topic, he called Wesolowski the best municipal attorney in the state of Wisconsin.

Here’s hoping that an order for Hanke to move is drawn up soon, in advance of the start of the next school year. Hanke currently lives 538 feet from a Franklin middle school.

The forfeiture against Hanke should total in the thousands rather than hundreds of dollars. There’s no telling just how much fear Hanke put upon neighbors and their children for over a year. A reasonable but clear message must be sent that violators of Franklin’s ordinances will be dealt with swiftly and severely.


I'm glad Corey Hart is an All-Star but....

Major League Baseball has to devise a better system for selecting an All-Star in online voting.


"Manager Ned Yost said he voted so much his ‘eyes got crossed two or three times’ from staring at the screen. Kristina Hart voted thousands of times and Attanasio voted around 50 times, but his wife, Debbie, voted about 700 times."

Your manager, your wife, the owner’s wife, sitting at the computer with glazed eyes……ENTER, CLICK, ENTER, CLICK, ENTER, CLICK, ENTER, CLICK, ENTER,  CLICK, ENTER.

I’m sorry, but that’s no way for any player to make the All-Star squad.

Bring back Brett Favre

The Brett Favre retirement soap opera isn’t about to end soon.

Around 9:00 this morning, Karen Taubenheim left a comment on my latest Favre blog. Here’s part of that comment:

Where is the outrage?  Where are the fans that show up for a scrimage, a pep-rally in below zero weather, the fans who purchased chunks of dirt in a box called the frozen tundra a few years back, the ones that display flags on their cars, and wear their Packer garb every Packer-Friday to work?

All week long I was waiting for some radio-disc jockey to organize a rally or march down "Holmgren Way" demanding the owners override TT and get Favre back. 

Owners?  Who are the owners, a bunch of fans who bought stock in the team or a Board of Directors, I don't really know, but this is the same state of WI that practically declared a day of mourning last spring when Favre announced retirement.

Perhaps a little bit of public pressure could have swayed TT to do the right thing?  We'll never know.  I really am surprised that the Favre faithful didn't rally for him.  Or have they grown tired of the yearly ritual of "will he or won't he?" hmm?

Here’s Karen’s answer from

“Two brothers from the Milwaukee area have just turned up the heat on getting the Packers to bring back the future Hall of Fame quarterback after Favre told Packers officials that he wanted the team to release him so that he could play for another team.

The brothers have established a Web site -- -- that should be up and running by 5 this afternoon and are in the process of organizing a rally that will be held beginning at noon Sunday at Lambeau Field.”

Meanwhile the Packers continue insulting Favre. Again, from

GM Ted Thompson and coach Mike McCarthy told The Associated Press on Saturday that the star quarterback was welcome to rejoin the team but would have to be a backup.”

Ted Thompson has to be the bonehead of the year.

More from ESPN, including thoughts from Chris Mortensen.

Page Tools