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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.

Was this use of force necessary?

Normally, I'm 150% in favor of law enforcement. But they're not perfect and do make mistakes.

Are you telling me that three officers could not subdue a 54-year old woman and needed to pull out a Taser, a device that has been known to kill those on the receiving end?

The story...

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

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 and may point that out. Despite my disagreements, I still feel the piece is worth a read).

Obama's gutter ball threatens to haunt him

"President Obama offended many disabled Americans, their champions, and others who puzzled over how a man who rarely misspeaks could make such a joke. Some of those most upset are among his staunchest supporters."

Why the polls say Obama is worse than Bush

“In nearly every category of governance he has messed up royally, and is clueless, or wantonly stubborn to do the things that will fix any of the problems.”

The bogus bonus smokescreen

"I ask you now to turn away from the bogus bonus smokescreen over $165 million in taxpayer-backed compensation packages for AIG employees. It is a pittance compared to the gargantuan spending spree happening right under our noses."

Neither a hedgehog nor a fox

"The president seems everywhere and nowhere, not fully focused on the matters at hand......
This is why the teleprompter trope is taking off. Mr. Obama uses it more than previous presidents. No one would care about this or much notice it as long as he showed competence, and the promise of success."

Taxes, traitors, and popularity polls

“When it comes to taxes, our elected officials are as insatiable as hogs at a trough. To their way of thinking, double-taxing us is only a poor substitute for triple or quadruple-taxing us.”

Why South Carolina doesn't want 'stimulus'

"Many people do not realize that the stimulus money runs out in 24 months -- at which point South Carolina will be forced to find a new source of funding to sustain the new level of spending, or to make sharp cuts. Sure, I could kick the can down the road; in two years, I'll be safely out of office. But it would be irresponsible."

The burden of battle

"None of this helps recruiting or retaining the brightest and best-educated, -trained, -led and -equipped military force the world ever has seen. Had this ploy worked, the new recruiting pitch to some bright young person about to graduate from high school would have to include this warning: If you are wounded in the service to your country, we're going to make you pay for any medical care you receive after we get you off the battlefield."

Wisconsin's small business feels besieged

"It looks as though government has declared war on small business."

Shame on Notre Dame

I hate saying that, but I must.

Have they not been paying attention?

HT for this to Dad29.

UPDATE: The latest "ban"

Previously on This Just In...

And now this...

New Jersey decides not to ban genital waxing.

"It was an unnecessary issue," said spa owner Linda Orsuto. "In New Jersey especially, where the government has been picking our pockets for so long, it was like, 'Just stay out of our pants, will you?'"

Here's the story.

If Obama was really smart...

He'd accept.

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