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.
Governor Doyle today predicted the state budget deficit could reach $3 billion. That means many programs and expenditures will have to be re-examined, including the state’s monitoring of sex offenders. The Journal Sentinel asks:
“How will state government afford any new programs and new employees to run them - for example, 103 more workers the state Department of Corrections says it needs to manage sex offenders, including those being tracked by GPS units? Hiring those 103 workers would cost $10.2 million over the next two years, the agency says in budget documents.”
Maybe if the state wouldn’t have been spending like crazy for the past several budgets we wouldn’t be forced to confront such a serious question.
Recently, a professor at a taxpayer-supported institution of higher education in Colorado instructed his students to write negative essays about Sarah Palin.
An investigation was ordered.The results are in.
Now, you don't realIy have to click the link to find out what happened, do you?
In this past Saturday’s edition of The Barking Lot, Jennifer and I conveyed the story of the U.S. Army’s intentions to execute a U.S. soldier’s dog named Ratchet.
Efforts are now underway to save the Iraqi dog as representatives from Operation Baghdad Pups head for the Middle East.
So, let me get this straight. Our country sits by and does nothing to stop the avalanche of illegal aliens pouring across our borders, many of whom commit violent crimes, but is adamant about killing one of our brave soldier’s adopted dogs?????
You can sign an online petition asking that Ratchet be saved.
Ever notice how prison inmates, especially those scumbags on death row, once confronting execution, suddenly whine and moan and scream and beg for leniency? That would be a cry for mercy they never gave their innocent victims.
These cold-blooded killers aren’t so tough behind bars, clamoring for legal help when forced to eat Nutraloaf.
Eventually, they will eat, and eat, and eat, thanks to you and me, the taxpayers who keep the worst of the worst sheltered and alive, in many case for decades.
One death row inmate gained weight in prison, and then tried to use his obesity to spare his life. Richard Cooey argued he was too fat to be executed, that something could go wrong during the lethal injection.
“You can’t kill me. Look at me. I’m too fat.”
And why not? All you need to do is get your case heard by some bonehead judge, and for the next who knows how many years, you’re stuffing your face again, courtesy of Uncle Sam as you plot your next bunch of appeals.
No such luck for Cooey. A judge didn’t fall for his nonsense. Prison officials had no trouble finding veins through all his blubber. Imagine that. Cooey was executed today.
Cooey expressed no remorse for his crimes in his last words.
"For what? You (expletive) haven't paid any attention to anything I've said in the last 22 1/2 years, why would anyone pay any attention to anything I've had to say now.”
Richard Cooey will never be forced to eat Nutraloaf ever again. Now that’s justice.
Yes, I’m talking to those of you who read my blog who foolishly believe convicted sex offenders are no longer a risk to society. They never go after strangers. They’re rehabilitated. Ordinances that are designed to keep sex offenders away from children are unfair and are actually more dangerous.
Kindly remove your heads from the sand (or anywhere else they may be) and read this.