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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.

Barack H. Obama, "H" as in, hypocrite


I just couldn’t end the day with only one blog about Barack Obama, and one that actually agrees with the guy. No way.

Earlier this year, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Obama was in support of charter schools BUT he was “skeptical of private school vouchers.”

Then in July, Obama addressed the NAACP’s annual convention, promising he would not “walk away” from American public schools like John McCain did.

“What he’s offering amounts to little more than the same tired rhetoric about vouchers,” said Obama about McCain. “Well, I believe we need to move beyond the same debate we’ve been having for the past 30 years when we haven’t gotten anything done. We need to fix and improve our public schools, not throw our hands up and walk away from them.”

During the final Presidential debate in October, Obama blasted McCain’s support for the school-choice program in Washington, D.C. that gives 1,900 lower-income students a voucher worth up to $7,500 to attend the private school of their choice and that McCain wanted to expand to include more students.

“The centerpiece of Senator McCain’s education policy is to increase the voucher program in D.C. by 2,000 slots,” Obama said. “That leaves all of you who live in the other 50 states without an education reform policy from Sen. McCain. So if we are going to be serious about this issue, we’ve got to have a president who is going to tackle it head-on, and that’s what I intend to do as president.”

Lo and behold, Obama will soon be President, and while public schools are good enough for almost everybody else, they’re unsatisfactory for wealthy elites like the Obama’s.

Reminds me of all those public school teachers who send their kids to private schools.

Can you say, “hypocritical”?

Mark it down, Obama and I are simpatico


At least this time.

The President-elect supports a playoff system for college football. So do I.

If we can have a playoff for women's lacrosse, then there should be a playoff for Division I football.

Barack Obama discusses college football tonight on CBS' "60 Minutes."



Photos of the Week (11/16/08)

Photos of the Week

 President George W. Bush meets with President-elect Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House November 10, in Washington, DC. This is the first visit to the Oval Office for Barack Obama before he is sworn into office as President of the United States. First lady Laura Bush also took soon-to-be first lady Michelle Obama on a tour of the White House as the President and Mr. Obama walked along the colonnade to the Oval Office where they will have a meeting. On January 20th Obama will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States.

President George W. Bush meets with President-elect Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House November 10, in Washington, DC. This is the first visit to the Oval Office for Barack Obama before he is sworn into office as President of the United States. First lady Laura Bush also took soon-to-be first lady Michelle Obama on a tour of the White House as the President and Mr. Obama walked along the colonnade to the Oval Office where they will have a meeting. On January 20th Obama will be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States. (ERIC DRAPER, THE WHITE HOUSE) 


 

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A hero returns


My good friend and colleague, state Representative Mark Gundrum (R-New Berlin) returns home tonight from his deployment in Iraq. Mark told me before he left that he hoped to be home by Thanksgiving, and I and many others are happy that he is, indeed, home for the holidays.

My apologies for the short notice, but friends, supporters and well wishers are asked to welcome Mark home tonight at the entrance to Concourse D at Mitchell International around 6:00. Mark will be on a Midwest Express flight from Atlanta.

State Senator Mary Lazich blogged about Mark back in July and shared some great photos.

Welcome home, Mark, and thank you for serving our great country!

Recommended reading

Recommended reading


Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns from the past week that I highly recommend:


The polls show that Reaganism is not dead


Fifteen questions for people who say the GOP should become more moderate


Paul Ryan: Leaders needed to use courage to fix finances


Obama: Listen to entrepreneurs


The lesson of Obama: The recipe for success is not achievement, but cunning


Sarah Palin saved GOP from landslide defeat


Democrats in Wisconsin: Not going anywhere?


Former WTMJ News Director bares all about talk radio.........and the Charlie Sykes response.


Radical homosexuals trample a cross, harass a grany, crash a church, and threaten Joe the Plumber's life


The soldier's code my mother keeps

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