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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.

Roller Derby back in Franklin this weekend

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Rallying around Scott Walker

The Scott Walker tar and feather brigade, led by irresponsible tax and spend lefties, has been out in full force the past several days. They are aghast that Walker won’t accept part of an $80 gazillion federal stimulus package for useless government projects. They forget that Walker is a man of principle who was elected big time because of his fiscally conservative principles, and that there’s no such thing as free money.

Some asinine suggestions have even been made to recall the Milwaukee County Executive. Hey chumps, good luck trying to get signatures where I live. Franklin gave 80% of its vote to Walker last April.

Today, many conservatives, including myself received an e-mail from Franklin resident and political insider Orville Seymer that read, in part:

Why is it that the left is very good at rallying around a cause or a candidate yet the right allows there causes and candidates (Scott Walker) to sit out there all alone and fend for themselves?

Yesterday, the left (Milw. County labor unions) held a rally to denounce Scott Walker for not taking Federal stimulus money and there is talk that they are gearing up for a Recall effort against Walker. I have not heard a single word from any conservative about this or an effort to stand up for Walker and his principles. 

I think we all know in out heart of hearts that what Walker is doing or not doing in this case is the right thing to do, even if we don't completely understand all of the economic principles behind his decision. So why is it that conservatives are so reluctant to stand up for Walker and his principles?”

Seymer just may have awakened those sleeping conservatives. I can tell you that conservatives are buzzing today, united in their quest to get the message out that Walker is to be supported at a time when the tax and spend crowd, knowing it has the daily newspaper in its hip pocket, is out to crucify one of the few sane political voices left in our area.

Beginning today, watch for conservative officials, bloggers, and talk show hosts to counter the smear campaign being waged against one of our finest elected officials. Count me in as I will try to do my part to stand up and support my friend and colleague, Scott Walker. We will use reason, logic, and facts to proliferate our message as opposed to the demagoguery and juvenile, sophomoric commentary and name-calling being customarily tossed out by the left.

The lefties who would tax and spend us into oblivion want a fight? They’ve got one.

The Conservative Young Professionals of Milwaukee are holding their monthly "Happy Hour" this Thursday evening at 5:30pm and Scott Walker is the special guest. This is a special shout out to turn this event into a pro-Scott Walker rally to show our support for fiscal sanity and responsibility against the selfish tax and spenders that continually have their hands out, even in a recession when the taxpayers have been tapped too much and then some.

Date: Thursday, January 15, 2009
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Karma, 600 East Ogden Avenue, Milwaukee

Watch my blog and others in the days and weeks ahead for news about why Scott Walker deserves our strong support for his defense of the beleaguered taxpayers on Milwaukee County.


Others who have written on this subject:

Mark Belling

Badger Blogger

Jessica McBride

No Runny Eggs, Part One

No Runny Eggs, Part Two (contains link to audio from Charlie Sykes' show)

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It's tough being a corporate executive at GM....just ask him

This man is General Motors Vice Chairman Bob Lutz:

GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz unveils the Cadillac Converj electric car at the auto show Sunday.

Photo: Stan Honda

National Public Radio (NPR) received a lot of listener feedback following a comment made by Lutz during an interview with NPR’s Robert Siegel at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that was broadcast Monday during NPR’s All Things Considered.

Before you hear Lutz’s comment, I pose these questions in advance that you should consider before you make your own personal reaction:

1) Do you sympathize with the poor man?

2) Are you indifferent?

3) Do you say to yourself, “Yeh, I can relate!” 

4)  Do you wish Lutz well in his adjustment? (This will become clear after you hear his comment)

5)  Do you chuckle as Lutz did while he was answering?

6) Are you outraged?

7)  Are you incredulous as to how he could say something like that?

Choose to listen to the entire eight minute piece, or scroll 7:06 into the story when you will hear Lutz respond to Siegel. Lutz’s comment comes after Siegel says;

“Lutz has been in the car business for 45 years, so it's a change for him to operate on the federal government's nickel.”

Here’s the NPR story.  (
Please note that NPR's Siegel DID NOT follow up with any hardball question).

They just don't make them like they used to...


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This girl needs some serious lifestyle adjustments. Her parents need to administer some laying the law down pronto.

The liberal answer would be some legislation with the word "ban " in it.

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