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.
A look back at the people and events that made news the past week. Week-ends is a regular weekly feature of This Just In...
HEROES OF THE WEEK
Franklin High School students
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
The Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“I have not seen such a collection of meaningless platitudes. A guy who doesn’t understand that the world is literally on fire because of his inaction: Libya is on fire, Syria is on fire, Iraq’s on fire, Egypt’s under martial law, Israel’s threatened like never before and Iran’s moving towards a nuclear weapon. All on this President’s watch and he gives a speech today where he spends more time on climate change than he spends on the global terrorist threat to America and the other free nations around the world.”
Chris Christie ridiculing President Obama’s United Nation’s speech
“I think American blacks over the course of next year will begin to see that they’ve been manipulated very, very largely, people telling them what they’re supposed to think and what they’re supposed to say. I believe that is a dynamic that is in the process of changing. More and more, I’m finding, are thinking for themselves and what works for themselves and their communities. I long for the day when the media realizes that the reason that they’re the only business that is protected by the Constitution is because it is intended to be for the people. They weren’t supposed to pick sides, the Democratic side or the Republican side. You are supposed to be able to trust them. They take advantage of low-information individuals and people who won’t investigate things for themselves.”
GOP Presidential candidate Ben Carson
“Washington’s priorities are pathetic and absolutely absurd. More than 300,000 of our veterans have died waiting for healthcare, while Washington prioritizes pumping $500 million into Planned Parenthood each year. Our country is $19 trillion in the hole and Planned Parenthood had a surplus of $127 million last year. Clearly this private entity does NOT need public taxpayer funding to function. Planned Parenthood isn’t purely a ‘healthcare provider’ any more than a heroin dealer is a community pharmacist. Butchering babies and harvesting their organs to be swapped and sold is evil. I join with millions of fed-up and frustrated Americans who are disgusted that Washington uses our tax dollars to fund this despicable organization.”
GOP presidential candidate, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee
“You know what happens to all walls. All of them. All walls fall. Today, tomorrow or in 100 years, they will fall. This is not a solution. The wall isn’t a solution. At this moment, Europe is in trouble, it’s true. We have to be intelligent because a whole wave of migrants is arriving and it isn’t easy to find solutions. But with dialogue among different nations they will find them. Walls are never the answer. But bridges are, always, always. That’s what about walls and barriers. They are not the answer. The problem remains and it remains with more hatred.”
Pope Francis after a German journalist asked him about the migrant crisis in Europe, and specifically the Hungarian project of a 100-mile, barbed-wire border fence with Serbia
“OK so there's flowing water on Mars. Yip yip yip yahoo. Hey, you know me, I'm science 101, big time guy, tech advance it, you know it, I'm all in. But, NASA has been corrupted by the current regime. Don't know how long it's going to take, but this news that there is flowing water on Mars is somehow going to find its way into a technique to advance the leftist agenda.”
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Blacks under Obama
No sense of decency
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
More gun control
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
What's really hot on dating sites?
The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of This Just In…Written by my lovely wife, Jennifer and me. It opens with the weekend dog walking forecast followed by the main blog from dog lover, Jennifer. Then it’s DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!
THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.
TODAY: Cloudy. High of 55. "D"