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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.

Possible Democrat VP candidate attacks McCain's military service

This is pretty slimy. Former General Wesley Clark, who ran for the Democrat Presidential nomination in 2004 is attacking John McCain’s military service. John McCain spent several years in a POW camp in Vietnam, so to criticize McCain’s service record is unconscionable.


"He hasn't been there and ordered the bombs to fall" as a wartime commander, the general said on CBS. Clark is mentioned as a possible Obama running mate, although he originally supported Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.

When the interviewer, Bob Schieffer, noted to Clark that McCain had been shot down over Hanoi, Clark replied, "I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president."

This is a huge tactical error on the part of the Obama campaign. Making derogatory remarks about McCain’s service to his country can and will create a backlash. Republicans in 2004, though critical of John Kerry, never cast any aspersions on the time he served in the military.

Obama, who has not been to Iraq, has had his foreign policy experience come into question.  Having a surrogate throw rocks at a military war hero is bound to backfire.

Read the entire article on Clark.

Obama is now in damage control...

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Have you called your Milwaukee County Supervisor yet?


“A 13th Milwaukee County supervisor today said he favors holding a November referendum on a 1-cent local sales tax increase.

Supervisor Theo Lipscomb said he would vote to override the expected veto of the referendum by County Executive Scott Walker. Adding Lipscomb's vote to the 12 supervisors who approved holding the sales tax referendum last week would provide the necessary veto override margin.”

This is a bad idea. Taxes are already too high in Milwaukee County. Another tax increase is unnecessary and Scott Walker is taking the appropriate action with a veto.

Walker’s veto needs to be upheld. Call your Milwaukee County Supervisor ASAP and ask that he/she vote to sustain the veto of the sales tax referendum.

This is great news

The number of abortions performed in Wisconsin has dropped by 14% according to Wisconsin Right to Life. WRTL’s Executive Director Barbara Lyons puts that figure into perspective:

“1,313 babies who might have been killed by abortion are alive today.”

Here’s the WRTL news release.

He/She was very funny, but...

Last night on some of my blog entries, an individual used the name metromilwaukeetoday to leave comments that poked fun at former FranklinNOW blogger Greg Kowalski.

I found the comments very funny. However, it was clear the anonymous individual was not Kowalski and was using the title of Kowalski’s blog to imply he/she was Kowalski. Earlier today, I decided to remove those comments from my blog. I can’t allow someone to comment here pretending to be someone they’re not.

Mind you the few comments that were removed pale in comparison to the number of trashy comments about me that Greg Kowalski  and other bloggers have allowed to be posted by anonymous writers on their sites.  I have no doubt that’s going to continue because they feel they can do it, but hate it when the tables are turned.

Whoever metromilwaukeetoday was, he/she certainly made me and others laugh because he had Greg Kowalski nailed down pretty well.  Metromilwaukeetoday did manage to get  Greg and his band of hate all bent out of shape. The truth hurts, I guess.

I hope he/she will consider writing again using his/her real name with on-topic commentary.

I'm on WISN

I'm back on Newstalk 1130 WISN this Thursday, July 3rd, filling in for Mark Belling from 3-6 pm.

I'll also be on WISN later in the month. More details later.

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