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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.

Let them speak

I’m on record that clergy should be afforded their First Amendment rights and be allowed to talk politics in church with no limitations.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Patrick McIlheran agrees in his column today.

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Most popular

As I post every Sunday, here are the top five most popular of my blog entries from the previous week:

1) Brewers vs. Phillies playoff schedule 

2) Photos of the Week (9/18/08)

3) Culinary no-no #78

4) I'm on WISN Monday

5) Ed Hochuli needs a vacation

Yes, Catholics are divided about the election, so let's talk about it

The news media loves to bash the Catholic Church and draw attention to any strife within the Christian faith. This time, for once, I’m glad they’re trying to be divisive.

The New York Times writes that this year’s election is causing problems for Catholics, especially on the issue of abortion.  You bet it is. The most liberal member of the United States, a politician with no regard for unborn children, an abortionist’s best friend could become the next President. And yet, too many Catholics are poised to vote for the extremely dangerous Barack Obama.

This is insane. How can anyone call himself a Catholic, knowing full well the teachings and doctrines of the Catholic faith, and then go out and vote for the baby-killer Barack? It makes no sense.

The New York Times reports, “In Scranton, Pa., every Catholic attending Mass this weekend will hear a special homily about the election next month: Bishop Joseph Martino has ordered every priest in the diocese to read a letter warning that voting for a supporter of abortion rights amounts to endorsing ‘homicide.’”


I want the clergy, especially Catholic priests to talk more openly about the abortion stances of Barack Obama in the hopes of driving some sense into the minds of the hypocrites in the pews who put on a phony façade every Sunday and are about as Catholic as Madalyn Murray O'Hair.

Any Catholic who votes for Barack Obama is no Catholic and should not only be deeply ashamed, but should never possess the courage to walk into a Catholic church ever again.

If Catholics are divided about this election, it’s only because far too many are so disillusioned that they will dismiss the rights of the unborn in exchange for a litany of leftist propaganda. That’s not sad, it’s tragic. And if bishops and priests want to drill this message home from the pulpit between now and November, I say go for it.

Kathleen Parker's turnabout

Last week, conservative columnist Kathleen Parker became the media darling of the moonbat left when she wrote a scathing column calling for the dumping of Sarah Palin. The left was downright orgasmic. Suddenly, Parker was elevated to Barbara Streisand status among the beads and sandals crowd. Because a small handful of raw beef eaters had temporarily gone off the reservation (Parker, George Will), the left was ecstatic, ready to canonize Parker, a writer heretofore they lumped together with a rat’s posterior.

Seems that after Thursday night’s debate, Parker is singing a different tune. While she still has some question marks, Parker’s tone is far less insane. Was this a veiled apology from Parker, or is Parker secretly upset that the Sarah Palin that made her the talk of the nation, albeit briefly, was a no-show at the face-to-face with Biden?

UW Band: Guilty until proven innocent

UW Band Director Michael Leckrone has suspended the entire band as the school investigates serious hazing allegations.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports, “Speaking at a news conference at the UW Welcome Center, Leckrone said he thought only a small percentage of the 300 band members were involved in any hazing, but that the members had a ‘shared responsibility’ to behave appropriately.”

It’s uncertain how long the suspension will last and how many appearances the band will now miss. They will not perform at tonight’s big game at Camp Randall against Ohio State.

One could argue that the suspension is unfair. Leckrone admits a small percentage of the 300- member ensemble is involved. So why punish the entire band? Do your investigation, determine the guilty parties, and then hold them accountable.

Instead, all 300 band members, the vast majority of them innocent, are suspended. Also punished, the tens of thousands of fans who won’t get to enjoy the band at tonight’s football game, and many more who will miss out as long as the investigation takes place.

If I was a band member who did nothing wrong, I’d feel I got a raw deal.

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