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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.

Barking Lot UPDATE: A doggone shame

The Barking Lot

In this past Saturday’s edition of The Barking Lot, Jennifer and I conveyed the story of the U.S. Army’s intentions to execute a U.S. soldier’s dog named Ratchet.

Efforts are now underway to save the Iraqi dog as representatives from Operation Baghdad Pups head for the Middle East.

So, let me get this straight. Our country sits by and does nothing to stop the avalanche of illegal aliens pouring across our borders, many of whom commit violent crimes, but is adamant about killing one of our brave soldier’s adopted dogs?????

You can sign an online petition asking that Ratchet be saved.

He claimed he was too fat to die.....wanna bet?

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Ever notice how prison inmates, especially those scumbags on death row, once confronting execution, suddenly whine and moan and scream and beg for leniency? That would be a cry for mercy they never gave their innocent victims.

These cold-blooded killers aren’t so tough behind bars, clamoring for legal help when forced to eat Nutraloaf.

Eventually, they will eat, and eat, and eat, thanks to you and me, the taxpayers who keep the worst of the worst sheltered and alive, in many case for decades.

One death row inmate gained weight in prison, and then tried to use his obesity to spare his life. Richard Cooey argued he was too fat to be executed, that something could go wrong during the lethal injection.

“You can’t kill me. Look at me. I’m too fat.” 

And why not? All you need to do is get your case heard by some bonehead judge, and for the next who knows how many years, you’re stuffing your face again, courtesy of Uncle Sam as you plot your next bunch of appeals.

No such luck for Cooey. A judge didn’t fall for his nonsense. Prison officials had no trouble finding veins through all his blubber. Imagine that. Cooey was executed today.

Cooey expressed no remorse for his crimes in his last words.

"For what? You (expletive) haven't paid any attention to anything I've said in the last 22 1/2 years, why would anyone pay any attention to anything I've had to say now.”

Richard Cooey will never be forced to eat Nutraloaf ever again. Now that’s justice.

For you sex offender sympathizers out there…

Yes, I’m talking to those of you who read my blog who foolishly believe convicted sex offenders are no longer a risk to society.  They never go after strangers. They’re rehabilitated. Ordinances that are designed to keep sex offenders away from children are unfair and are actually more dangerous.

Kindly remove your heads from the sand (or anywhere else they may be) and read this.

If you dare to cross the Messiah...

He'll make your life miserable.

As you read this scary stuff, recall how the left made such a big deal out of people's phones being tapped post-9/11.

HT: Texas Hold 'Em Blogger


If you're a Franklin School Board member...

You’ve got to be feeling pretty good these days.

Why? Because with the exception of an occasional blog or John Neville FranklinNOW piece, no one is paying attention to the Franklin School Board. That has to be some measure of relief for the board that was under heavy criticism this time last year for bungling the entire budget process that resulted in a 12.7% school tax levy increase.

Did you check out your October City of Franklin newsletter? Tucked inside is a message from Franklin School Board President Dave Szychlinkski that says, in part, “At this time, we still don’t know the exact level of revenue that we will receive from the state…”

Yeh, yeh, yeh, we hear this every single year. School districts with both hands shoved in the state’s face want more and more and more and play the woe-is-me card as they jack up taxes through the roof.

Szychlinkski continues, “But we have approved a tax levy increase of 3.7%. Even if state revenue falls short of our expectations, the board is committed to sticking to a total levy increase of 3.7%.”

Some observations:

1) Last year, the Franklin School Board used the same argument that state aid was uncertain, and said the tax levy would go up over 5%. This year, the level of state aid is still in doubt, but despite that fact, the board has approved and is committed to a tax levy increase of just 3.7%.

2) It’s not that I don’t trust this board. It’s just that I don’t trust this board.

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