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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.

Week-ends (08/07/10)

Week-ends

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


2010 Presidential Citizens Medal recipients


The Grossman Burn Foundation



Dario Paiva


Joe Arpaio


Megan Fleming


We don't know his name. We only know he wore jorts.


87 Good Samaritans


Andrew Roberts


Kieron Williamson



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Michelle Obama


Carlos Montano


Matthew Foote (CAUTION: This is an animal cruelty story with graphic info)


The feds


The stimulus


Ilene Feldman


Spirit Airlines


Unhappy robber


Oregon health inspectors



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


“Our own government has become our enemy and is taking us to court at a time when we need help.”
Pinal County (Ariz.) Sheriff Paul Babeu


“(Building a mosque at Ground Zero) sends a particularly bad message, particularly (because) of the background of the Imam who is supporting this. This is an Imam who has supported radical causes, who has not been forthright in condemning Islamic (terrorism) and the worst instincts that that brings about. So it not only is exactly the wrong place, right at Ground Zero, but it's a mosque supported by an Imam who has a record of support for causes that were sympathetic with terrorism. Come on! We're gonna allow that at Ground Zero? This is a desecration. Nobody would allow something like that at Pearl Harbor. Let's have some respect for who died there and why they died there. Let's not put this off on some kind of politically correct theory. I mean, they died there because of Islamic extremist terrorism. They are our enemy, we can say that, the world will not end when we say that. And the reality is it will not and should not insult any decent Muslim because decent Muslims should be as opposed to Islamic extremism as you and I are”
Rudy Giuliani


“I am very concerned about the decision in NYC reference the approval to construct a mosque near the sacred Ground Zero site in New York City. Leadership is based upon courage, competence, commitment, conviction, and character, something lacking in those supporting the building of this structure. Mayor Bloomberg’s assertion that refusal to allow this mosque to be built would be a victory for islamic terrorists is an illogical statement. He certainly has not studied the history of islamic conquest against western civilization. I am available for a tutorial.

It never ceases to amaze me how liberals can take an act of cowardice and make it sound profoundly brave. There is a simple maxim that I use to express this situation, “when tolerance becomes a one way street, it leads to cultural suicide.”

Allen West
, a Congressional candidate in Florida.

“Anyone who believes that this project is simply a harmless community project designed to build bridges between Muslims and non-Muslims is either a fool or a useful idiot.

If you really want to reach out to others, one of the first rules is you don't do it in a way that is provocative and insulting to the people you allegedly are trying to come together with. Very often activists hide their activism in the gauzy, politically correct language of 'out reach' and 'tolerance' but their actions are anything but.

Picking the location of Islamic terror's greatest victory on US soil as a place for 'community out reach' is nothing but a slap in the face.”
Author and blogger Drew McClellan.


“The whole nation is watching, and the whole nation should be quaking to think that a single judge sitting in California can reverse the will of 7 million voters.”
Douglas Napier


“In ‘Myths, Lies and Downright Stupidity,’ I bet my readers $1,000 that they couldn't name one thing that government does better than the private sector.

I am yet to pay.”

John Stossel


“If we did that, my mom would kill me.”
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Janesville), vowing that his proposed "Roadmap for America's Future" would not end Social Security or Medicare.


“There are tens of thousands of people with master's degrees who don't have the common sense God gave a rabbit.”
State Senator Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend), defending Milwaukee Executive  Scott Walker over his lack of a college degree. County


Griffin is not a prisoner, and the GAB's rejection of Griffin's ballot slogan does not restrict her physical sense of liberty.”
U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa dismissing a Milwaukee independent candidate's lawsuit against the Government Accountability Board. Ieshuh Griffin, a candidate for the open 10th Assembly District, is seeking to have her controversial statement of principles -- "NOT the 'whiteman's bitch'" -- placed on the fall ballot. Griffin wants Randa’s ruling vacated.



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


MPS union demands Viagra coverage.


Canadian health care strikes again.



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Two this week:

1) Chelsea's obscenely expensive wedding.

2) When will Alex Rodriguez hit his 600th HR?



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


Voter fraud is alive and well.

Milwaukee and statewide media? ZZZZZZZZZZ



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


Facebook tips wife to husband's secret marriage.


“I didn’t think it would go this nuts”


REMEMBER: Your suggestions/nominations for any of these categories every week are welcome, especially for HEROES OF THE WEEK. If you know of anyone in the community deserving of recognition, please e-mail me. 

 

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