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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.

Is she nuts?

I say yes.

I’m talking about liberal columnist Maureen Dowd of the New York Times. Her column that was re-printed in today’s Milwaukee Journal/Sentinel focuses on a smear book targeting classy First Lady Laura Bush. Sherryl Connelly of the New York Daily News describes the book as, “a novel that graphically explores the sex life of a fictional George and Laura Bush.”

Connolly’s column is nowhere near as graphic as it could be, given the filth and garbage that’s in the book. says the “sex scenes are too graphic to reprint.”

Maureen Dowd, that hater of conservatives writes this incredibly outrageous paragraph in her moonbat column:

“It’s the sort of novel Laura Bush might curl up with in the White House solarium if it were not about Laura Bush. It would be interesting to hear how that lover of fiction feels about being the subject of fiction.”

What a totally idiotic statement. Now, can you imagine if a conservative columnist wrote this kind of trash about Michelle Obama? Jesse Jackson, Obama’s newest best friend and Al Sharpton would be in cardiac arrest, not to mention every single news network and newspaper editorial board.

Here’s some of the reaction.

Michelle Malkin calls it, Pure, unadulterated hatred masquerading as literature.” writes,
I swear, the left and their unhinged insane hatred for all things Bush makes me absolutely sick to my stomach. There is nothing so disgusting that they won’t do it just to show how much they hate Chimpy McBushHitlerBurton. No one is off-limits, not even one of the most elegant, gentle women ever to inhabit the White House.”

Earth to left-wing nutjob Maureen Dowd: The First Lady’s spokeswoman says Laura Bush would not read this book. No, she wouldn’t “curl up in the White House solarium” with this junk.

By the way, where is the outrage from liberals?

Cue the crickets.

The warm, compassionate left strikes again.

They're stealing liquor at the Hales Corners Pick 'n' Save....

Here's the story.

But by golly, no 80-year old woman is getting out of here with a bottle of wine until she gets carded!

Big announcement coming from The Cheesecake Factory...

In just a few days.

What if we threw out all the illegal immigrants?

Illegal immigration

That’s the question columnist Shirley Skeel asks on She’s a print and radio journalist based in Seattle who has written for Bloomberg News, The Seattle Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Daily Mail and Daily Telegraph in London. She has also produced radio features for National Public Radio and its affiliates. That should tell you where she’s coming from.

Skeel answers her own question.  Get the crying towel out:

“Lettuce and strawberries would rot in the fields. Dirty dishes would pile up in restaurants. Thousands of farmers and builders would go bust. Predator aircraft drones would prowl the Mexican border. And chunks of Los Angeles and Houston would look like ghost towns.

The biggest losers would be middle-class families with two working parents, living in high-immigrant states such as California, Texas, Florida or New York. Why? They would pay more for food, housing, entertainment and child care as a shortage of low-skilled workers drove up some wages, and therefore, some prices. Meantime, their own pay would remain the same. What's more, the ripple effect of thousands of businesses shrinking or closing for lack of staff might put one of the parents out of a job. Not to mention the garbage collection going to pot and no one to polish the missus' nails.”

Skeel says there would be an impact on hotels and restaurants:

There'd be a triple whammy here. Latino staff and customers would both be lost, while the price of fresh food would be driven up by shortages. Distraught restaurant owners would pin up job ads at colleges, when they weren't up to their elbows in dish soap. The billions of dollars spent annually by illegal immigrants would disappear, bad news for small restaurateurs and fast-food joints. But over time, the industry would adapt. Self-service cafés would pop up. And more restaurants would serve chicken parmesan prepared in a factory and warmed up in a microwave. Yum.”

Well, that’s certainly one take on the question, albeit a nauseating one. Strawberries would rot? My goodness, let’s invite more of them in if that’s the case!

Here's Skeel's column.

What if we threw all the illegal immigrants out of the United States? My responses:

There would one million fewer sex crimes committed.

The federal government deficit would shrink. Costs for Medicaid, food assistance programs such as food stamps, WIC, and free school lunches, the federal prison and court systems would go down.

Billions of dollars would stay in America and not be wired to Mexico and other countries.

The financial burden on education and incarceration would be reduced. We wouldn’t be wasting dollars spent on earned income tax credits given to illegal immigrants.

So, what if we threw them all out?

I only wish we could.

While Franklin celebrates, local blogger tosses mud

Today was a great day for Franklin. Sendik’s opened at the Shoppes at Wyndham Village. There was a big crowd soaking in the sun and the celebration. Many people who worked so hard to see this project come to fruition were there to see their vision fulfilled.

It’s extremely unfortunate that one short-sighted area blogger continues his negative and irresponsible writing about this project.

Greg Kowalski no longer blogs on FranklinNOW. He has decided to take his ball and go elsewhere. Maybe he should blog for OakCreekNOW given his penchant for writing the phrase, “Thank God for Oak Creek.” That’s no surprise since he’s always bad-mouthing anyone in Franklin who doesn’t fall all over him.

In the past few days, Kowalski has taken the rather juvenile step of having a contest on his blog, asking readers to write in with nicknames and phrases ripping the look of the large Target sign at Shoppes at Wyndham Village. Now that’s real community pride.

While everyone was basking in the glow of today’s wonderful Sendik’s Grand Opening, Kowalski is writing about second hand information he received about the speeches at the ceremony:

“From some information told to me, a lot of credit was given to Franklin Senior Citizens, Inc. President Casper Green. He was mentioned in speeches by hometown developer Mark Carstensen and by Franklin Mayor Tom Taylor. These speeches gave Casper a pivotal role in somehow luring this Sendik's and development to that location. My only comment is going to be to the point; Casper Green does many good things for the seniors of Franklin, however he shouldn't be given a god-like status just because he knows how to convince seniors in the community to vote his way. I personally take offense to anything of the sort, since there are many Franklin residents who don't fall in the category of being senior citizens and don't seem to be recognized at all by our elected leaders.”

Again, this is not surprising. Last year, Kowalski hated when I called him on a blog he wrote blasting and disrespecting senior citizens who dared disagree with him about Target at a public hearing. Now he goes after Casper Green, Franklin's Person of the Year in 2007. What did Green ever do to Kowalski?

Kowalski also ripped the Shoppes' developer, one of Franklin’s finest corporate citizens, Mark Carstensen, saying he likes the limelight. Yeh, that’s it, Greg. That’s why Carstensen does what he does.

In another blog, Kowalski writes this nonsense about why it’s “a shame” that Ferch’s might open another location at the Shoppes at Wyndham Village:

“Some people will simply forget the pedestrian (un)friendliness and the massive parking long as they got their Ferch's ice cream! Then again...maybe they won't, since the ice cream will melt faster in the searing heat of the Wyndham Village parking lot with barely any trees for shade from the scorching sun during the summer.”

What is Kowalski suggesting? Should a retractable roof be built over the parking lot so he can walk to his car with his ice cream cone?

I close with this. I notice Kowalski’s departure from this website hasn’t improved his woeful grammar and writing. He described Ferch’s as “infamous.” My guess is the great folks at Ferch’s would be highly offended. Infamous means having or deserving a bad reputation, detestable, vile, wicked.

But he’s such a whippersnapper!

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