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.
Let’s check in on one of my favorite columnists, Doug Giles.
Why do I love Doug Giles?
He’s thoughtful, witty, insightful, funny, irreverent, and not to mention diverse. By diverse, I don’t mean he has 14 different ethic backgrounds that would make him a favorite for the guys who write the various pamphlets for the DMV spots.
I mean he is a minister, writer, and radio talk show host.
His latest column deals with terrorists. Does the minister in Giles have him turning the other cheek, offering loads of excuses, government programs and support groups for people in turbans who want to blow us to smithereens?
Giles relates how he, in my estimation, successfully and surgically tore a Christian radio talk host into ribbons.
“As a patriotic white male Christian redneck, as far as I can deduce from the holy text, Jesus and the balance of Scripture seem to be okay with dunking Achmed if said butt munch has the 411 regarding the 10/20 of the next mass slaughter of innocent Americans.
Please note: If Christ wasn’t cool with irrigating irate Islamicists for facts, I must admit, I would still have to green light our boys getting data from enemy combatants 007 style. Stick a fire hose up their tailpipe and turn it on full blast. I don’t care. I’m not as holy as most of you super saints or as evolved as some of you progressive atheists purport to be. Security beats spirituality in this scenario, as far as I’m concerned.”
Giles continues that the radio talk show host did his best to put on his “60 Minutes” routine:
“He then asked me, in kind of a tsk-tsk tone, for a proof text or two from Jesus’ lips and la Biblia that would come even close to him wishing or implementing ill on those who would harm or kill the innocent. This was like taking candy from a baby for me.”
Dear God, he is so good!
“WWJT: Who Would Jesus Torture?”
Pravda is causing international waves with an opinion piece that nails what is transpiring in
Granted, the current day Pravda is more supermarket fare than the traditional Pravda during, say, the Reagan years (Actually, I kinda like those articles about vampires and such). Even so, they oughta know Marxism when they see it.
“First, the population was dumbed down through a politicized and substandard education system based on pop culture, rather then the classics.
Then their faith in God was destroyed…
The final collapse has come with the election of Barack Obama.”
Sounds right to me.
If we move the focus of attention to publications here in the good ol' US of A, here's an editorial cartoon from the Chicago Tribune, April 21, 1934 that is quite prophetic.
Franklin Superintendent Steve Patz is the 4th highest compensated public school administrator in the state of
Franklin School District Business Manager Jim Milzer (who likes to stand up at meetings and say the Franklin schools don’t have enough money because the big, bad state won’t give us enough so taxes have to go up 5.6% and then they really go up almost 12%) isn’t far behind.
The New York Post writes about the Obamas' night on the town:
"Taxpayers footed the bill for the big night on the town, which included a total of at least $24,000 for the three aircraft used to ferry the Obamas, aides and reporters to New York and back. Dinner costs and orchestra seat tickets -- at $96.50 apiece -- were paid by the Obamas.
Obama's jet, a Gulfstream 500, served as a more modest Air Force One for the day in place of the customary presidential Boeing 747.
The White House declined to say how much the trip was costing taxpayers."
Let's hope they don't make a habit of "date night."