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.
Here are interesting articles from the past week I'd like to share:
Memorials to our fallen should never be closed
(NOTE: This piece was written while the government was still shut down)
"This is no longer a fight about a budget, about 'Obamacare,' about the intransigence of a few in Congress, and I state that regardless of whom you might blame. This is about arrogance, about heartless disregard. It is about a shameful display of self-aggrandizing power that shouts 'I forbid,' and We the People, descendants of our Revolutionary forefathers are expected to obey with heads bowed and turn away in obedience."
Managing the post-furlough inbox
(NOTE: The best nugget is at the very end)
"Even on vacation, we instinctively reach for our phones to scroll through messages, making sure the world continues to function in spite of our absence. And to lessen the blow upon our return. If you’ve been checking all along, you know what you’re in for once you’re back at your desk. Furloughed federal workers had no such luxury — or burden, depending on your point of view."
5 Obamacare horror stories
"Obamacare is hurting people. A lot of people -- and not just the ones who are wasting all day trying and failing to sign up for the dysfunctional 600 million dollar website. Millions of Americans are losing their insurance, losing their doctors, and taking huge hits to their wallets because of Obamacare. Here are some of their stories..."
Obama's uncivil America
"The 'new era of civility in politics' called for by President Obama after former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) was shot, lasted about five Washington minutes. Since then Obama has adopted a scorched earth public policy in an attempt to destroy his political enemies, but sacrificing the Constitution as collateral damage."
Stop lying to us, America
“A recent Rasmussen poll found that 1 in 3 Americans would rather win a Nobel Prize than an Oscar, Emmy or Grammy. Though there's no way to disprove this peculiar finding, I'm rather confident that it's complete baloney.”
The mayor of Gurnee and Wisconsin
"Gurnee Mayor Kristina Kovarik says the village can't afford to sit back in the wake of a major business fleeing to Wisconsin."
Where do public school teachers send their own kids?
"Guy walks into a restaurant. Says to the waitress, 'I’d like some scrambled eggs and some kind words.' She brings the eggs. The guy smiles, 'Now how about the kind words?' Waitress whispers, 'Don’t eat the eggs.'
"This brings us to the fact that urban public school teachers are about two times more likely than non-teachers to send their own children to private schools. In other words, many public school teachers whisper to parents, 'Don’t eat the eggs'.”
50 years after JFK death, Dallas opens an old wound
"After John F. Kennedy was assassinated here on Nov. 22, 1963, it took years for this metropolis to shake its stigma as the 'City of Hate,' with many people blaming its virulent anti-Kennedy sentiment as the cause. So as Dallas approaches the 50th anniversary of the president's assassination next month, and international attention turns again to the city's darkest hour, civic groups and institutions are determined to present Dallas in a more positive light."
If only hunters could sell venison
"What explains the fact that we have a glut of white-tailed deer in this country, yet an estimated 85% of the venison sold in restaurants and at meat counters is imported from farms in New Zealand?"