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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.

Hey, if you'd ever like to trade places...

Do you have any idea who Dominic Raiola is?

If you don’t, that’s just fine with Raiola. He doesn’t want you to know, and he doesn’t want to be recognized.

Raiola is the center for the hapless Detroit Lions who are 0-7 thus far this NFL season.

Dominic Raiola - Detroit Lions

The Lions continue to be one of the worst teams in pro football and Raiola is fed up.

“I'm tired of saying we are making progress, I'm tired of saying we were close, and I'm tired of saying we just need to execute. It is the same thing week after week,” Raiola said today.
And then, Raiola had this to say.

"It's hard to even go anywhere without feeling embarrassed."

True, Raiola should be frustrated and disappointed with mediocrity. But it’s hard to feel sorry for the guy.

He was born in Honolulu. That means he grew up never having to deal with Panhandle Clippers, blizzards and wind chill factors.

He plays professional football, an 8-year veteran. How cool is that.

And for playing on a truly horrible team, he earns a salary of $2,650,000.

should be so embarrassed.

Elvis does it...



Franklin a Halloween dumping ground

It happens every year during Trick or Treat time and Sunday was no exception. Kids come to your door who are not from the neighborhood. They’re not even from the zip code. They have been dropped off by a parent or guardian.

Mind you, this is not a complaint. I’m not checking for photo ID’s at the door. It’s merely a truthful observation and it happens a lot, not just here but in other suburbs, I'm sure.

On his show today, WTMJ’s Jeff Wagner read an e-mail from a woman whose father-in-law lives in Franklin. Sunday, two youngsters rang the Franklin man’s doorbell and asked if they could use his phone……….to call their mother. They didn’t know where she was. The man called the number the kids gave him and someone answered with music playing in the background, but said nothing and hung up. Almost immediately, the Franklin man got a call asking what he wanted. Eventually, the Franklin police were summoned.

It’s a classic case of crummy parents (or parent and boyfriend) dumping their kids into a nice subdivision for a couple hours to collect a haul as the adults disappear. Wagner’s first caller was a guy who couldn’t believe this could happen. Get head out of sand and welcome to 2008, pal.

Click to hear the show segment,  It’s the second segment, after discussion on a Kenosha proposal to ban texting while driving.

Seen in my neighborhood...

Right next to the family’s McCain-Palin yard sign, a homemade black sign with orange lettering that reads:

If you support Barack Obama’s distribution of wealth, then please put $20 in my mailbox.

Love it.

Do it, Brewers...

Do it.

It makes perfect sense.

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