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.
As I post every Sunday, here are the top five most popular of my blog entries from the previous week:
1) Photos of the Week (2/1/09)
2) The Barking Lot (1/31/09)
3) Week-ends (1/31/09)
4) Recommended Reading (1/31/09)
5) Important Stimulus Payment Information
And juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuust missing the top 5:
How about this, Franklin dog lovers...
Gordon Sinclair turned his June 1973 speech into a hit recording.
"The Americans" was climbing the charts and in the top 40, 35 years ago this week. It sounds ironically contemporary.
Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns and articles from the past week that I highly recommend:
What is Congress stimulating?
"What's most striking is how much 'stimulus' money will be spent on the government itself."
"I have selected some of the favorite words and sayings that immediately identify the speaker as a politician."
Eight is more than enough
"The stunning announcement that a California woman had given birth to octuplets was greeted warmly in some circles. The birthing doctors were all smiles, and the media hyped the "human interest" part of the story. Eight babies! Wow! But behind the high-fives lies a very troubling situation. This may be child abuse at the highest level."
"It's been weeks since the last one, so on Sunday, The New York Times Magazine featured yet another cheery, upbeat article on single mothers. Why isn't the number of smokers treated as a fait accompli that the rest of us just have to accept? Smoking causes a lot less damage and the harm befalls the person who chooses to smoke, not innocent children."
Indoctrination at Marquette University
"Another post that’s not news: a 'diversity' course at Marquette that is one-sided indoctrination. A course which, like all politically correct courses, divides all Americans into two groups: 'victim' groups and 'oppressor' groups. Of course, all claims of victimhood are to be accepted at face value, else one risks being called a 'racist' or 'sexist' or 'homophobe'.”
Did you lose a license plate?
"Frustrating – another example of how out of touch our state government has become with the people who pay their bills and their wages."
You might be a liberal if...