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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.

'Roe' vs. Obama

In South Bend, the plaintiff in the famous U.S. Supreme Court case on abortion speaks out against the abortion president.

"Asked her opinion of The Most Rev. John D'Arcy, bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, she said he needed to 'get up off his behind and do somethin' to prevent Obama from speaking at Sunday's commencement. And of Obama's travel plans, 'I hope he runs out of jet fuel,' she said."

The world will focus on what President Obama says at ND Sunday

What President Obama says at the commencement ceremony at Notre Dame Sunday is irrelevant. His speech, if it touches at all on the swirling controversy, will only do so briefly. The majority of the delivery will be the usual glittering generalities and platitudes about past accomplishments and future challenges.

While the glowing, adoring mainstream media focuses on what Obama says Sunday, don’t forget what the abortion president has said and done in the past. This president who is the biggest enemy to the unborn to ever serve in the White House has a record of total disregard for human life that is abundantly clear.

Remember that record, as he puts on a phony façade in South Bend Sunday. Remember that, all you guilty Catholics who put this baby-killer into office, many of whom according to recent polls are now having second thoughts about the ballots they cast.

If by chance your faith has been shattered in Notre Dame, why not watch the incredibly sacred Eucharist at Notre Dame Sunday morning. It is no longer available on cable TV, but can be seen over the Internet. Sunday Mass on the South Bend campus is the real Notre Dame, not the farce that has been in the headlines the last several weeks.

God bless those who have stood up to the university’s unfortunate and misguided decision to invite President Obama to speak.

God bless the Notre Dame graduates for your achievements and for the Christian work you will take on in the coming years.

God bless the unborn and the parents who bring their babies into the light of the world.

And God bless Notre Dame, Our Mother.

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It could just have well been anywhere in Wisconsin

Columnist Rich Galen had no choice but to visit the DMV:

“When my number was called and I walked up, to the counter with that ‘dealing with a bureaucrat’ face we all put on: Eyebrows raised, lips in an Ozzie Nelson (which is to say non-confrontational) smile, and a general ‘I'm so happy to be here dealing with my state government’ aura spurting out from my entire body.”

The rest of the story…

Shame, shame on old Notre Dame

I love the University of Notre Dame.

That is why it is so difficult to see what is happening at this great institutiion this weekend.

Watch a 78-year old priest, Norman Weslin, arrested and taken to jail.

 (HT: Sheboygan Shenanigans)

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Recommended reading (5/16/09)

Recommended reading

Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns and articles from the past week that I highly recommend (You will note that on occasion, I do not endorse the opinions of the author and may point that out. Despite my disagreements, I still feel the piece is worth a read).

How ObamaCare will affect your doctor

"Doctors will consolidate into larger practices to spread overhead costs, and they'll cram more patients into tight schedules to make up in volume what's lost in margin. Visits will be shortened and new appointments harder to secure. It already takes on average 18 days to get an initial appointment with an internist, according to the American Medical Association, and as many as 30 days for specialists like obstetricians and neurologists."

What's so bad about universal health care?

"If, for example, Denmark, Sweden, Great Britain, and others instituted a law that said everyone must jump off a bridge, would we institute the law in America also? Europe is Europe; let it burn its health care system to the ground if it wants to, but as for America, let us make our own decisions."

Talking points

“What if it was your mother or your child who was tied up somewhere beside a ticking time bomb and you had captured a terrorist who knew where that was? Face it: What you would do to that terrorist to make him talk would make water-boarding look like a picnic.”

Chuck Norris: Of bakeries, burglars and bad Congressional bills

First, I am very honored to help reduce crime anywhere on the planet, even from a photo. (How we all wish it were always that easy!) But I want to protect not only the pastries but also the posterity of America and the world. Consider these statistics, which speak of the obstacles that confront people from infancy through their teenage years.."

A late night comedy writer's proudest moment

"I watched some of the White House Correspondents'  Dinner on C-Span this weekend, but what I found most interesting was something that was broadcast by C-Span to fill the time when the guests were eating. The event was a panel discussion, sponsored by the Writers’ Guild of America, East, which had taken place at the Newseum.  The panel consisted of late night comedy writers and the subject they addressed was the relationship between news and comedy."

Don't insult my intelligence

"For what it’s worth, saying 'no' is part of the minority party’s job. A very important part, actually, since there aren’t many opportunities to pass legislation when you’re at the mercy of the majority’s agenda."

Five useful idiots

"I generally like to use socialists to make my arguments look better by contrast"

Naïveté and the State Budget

"We have also stepped up to the plate and offered a series of specific recommendations as to what should be done to strengthen the budget process. We’re pretty sure that not one of our recommendations has been adopted.  We’re told that we’re naïve; that the Governor and Legislature are too politically astute to administer the medicine we prescribe."

Belt-tightening is sensible way to face reality

"Senate President Fred Risser, D-Madison, said the state should look at raising more taxes to reduce the number of state employee layoffs. ‘I don't think the state should be balancing its deficit entirely on the backs of loyal and dedicated state employees.’What choice do we have but reduced public spending?”

Is early KG school or day care?

"Proponents of the 4K programs say the classes bring more state aid money into districts, easing the overall tax burden on local residents, and give kids a jump-start on their educational careers.


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