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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.

The Halloween Scarlet Letter

This is a very good thing.

Homes where sex offenders live in Maryland are required to post these signs on Halloween.

When trick or treaters and their parents see this.....

They know not to ring the doorbell.

The risk is too great.

This is a common sense measure that I have absolutely no problem with.

Maryland is not alone in preventing sex offenders from participating in Halloween activities. Sex offender sympathizers won't have a Happy Halloween in Delaware, New Jersey, Illinois, Virginia, Texas, and Wisconsin where registered sex offenders are banned from handing out candy, going to kids' parties, or being on the streets.

I love this. Can't you just feel this sex offender apologist turning purple, kicking and stomping his/her feet as he/she wrote into a few years ago (also, note the award-winning spelling):

"This is rediculas!!!! Sex offenders have already done jail time, and in essance, they are being held to a curfew, this is jailing them again. They have served their time and the ones that are out need to be left alone!!!!! On halloween night, its the parents responsibility to keep their kids safe, meaning they should be with them and not letting them run wild in the streets. Maybe if parents took more responsibility for the actions of their children then sex offenders wouldn't get the chance to 'snatch up' their children. W
hat about the ones that have been wrongfully convicted by a bitter, vengeful exwife.. "

Is it just me or does anyone else think that was written by a sex offender whose wife dumped him?

Yeh, my heart bleeds. Some creep can't hand out Three Musketeers and kids will be a lot safer as a result.

Those signs are great.

Neon flashing lights would be even better.

Conservative bumper stickers

Libs LOVE the Poor Sticker (Bumper)Actually Sticker (Bumper) #1

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Another "true" whippersnapper

Despite their troubles, I still love the University of Wisconsin Band. Why? Most of these young, talented kids are worthy of our support and respect. I blogged the following in February 2007 before I made my annual visit to see the band perform at Oak Creek High School:

“The band is special. For decades, the highly-talented students have been proud ambassadors for the marvelous UW. The visit to Oak Creek is usually a rehearsal for the band’s sold out spring concerts at the Kohl Center.

These young Badgers can really play. But one of the reasons I like to attend this concert every year, and this will sound as corny as one of  Band Director Michael) Leckrone’s jokes, is that seeing these terrific students restores my faith and confidence in our youth. The vast majority of our young people today are good, decent, hard-working individuals we can be proud of. The Wisconsin Badger Marching Band proves it.”

The fact is, we rarely hear about the accomplishments of our youth. A story in the newspaper, on radio or TV about a young person today will almost certainly be negative.

That’s why I love stories about real honest to goodness whippersnappers, like the Greenfield student/blogger I introduced to you recently.

Here’s another about an entrepreneur in New Hampshire who owns his own business, at the ripe old age of 15.

1-2-3-4 ...Can I have a little more?

5-6-7-8-9-10 I love you……..the opening lines from the Beatles’ “All Together Now,” the title of a new documentary about the behind the scenes production of "Love,” the Cirque du Soleil production. Fellow Beatle fans, the documentary is being shown at select Marcus Theaters Monday night and might be worth checking out.

Where you can see "All Together Now"

"Love" clips…

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My most popular blogs

Most popular

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

1) The Barking Lot (10/11/08)

2) Photos of the Week (10/12/08)

3) Barking Lot UPDATE: A doggone shame

4) Culinary no-no #80

5) Nice article about Franklin

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