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 baby daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.
Online polls are clearly unscientific. They are but another light on someone’s Internet Christmas tree.
However, they are not to be totally discounted since they provide some degree of interest. In one instance, I believe an online poll is quite revealing.
You will note that FranklinNOW has just put up a new poll question about the Governor’s race in
Here are the previous polls on FranklinNOW followed by thee number of readers that were motivated enough to respond:
Should the county open an aquatics center in Franklin? 278
Is it time for a full-time mayor in Franklin? 230
Would you buy a car from a bankrupt U.S. automaker? 1091
Would you support increasing the beer tax? 2388
Do you support roundabouts on 27th Street? 4801
What should city do about 51st St.? 1033
And then there’s the poll that was just replaced by the gubernatorial question. It's the very sexy and exciting question....
Does Franklin need a full-time mayor? 182
Note there have been not one, but two questions posted about a full-time
If people seem disinterested in this question it’s because they don’t consider this item a top priority or even mildly controversial. The chief proponent who’s all hot to trot about it, Steve (I wish
He says he has some profound “vision” for the city that he’s going to share with us pedestrians. When will we, the lowly Franklinites, have the privilege to hear his sage wisdom? December? January? February?
As a member of the Finance Committee, I challenge his Taylor-ness to share with us, the great unwashed, his “vision’ for the next budget and how he is specifically going to provide much-needed property tax relief to the over-taxed populace of
A final word on the polls on a full-time
Finally, how long will it take before Alderman Taylor responds on his blog that's gathering dust on FranklinNOW and blasts me?
He will need to actually read my blog and think about it. That will take some time.
Then he'll have to get over his anger.
Then he'll have to simmer down and think about how to respond.
Then he'll have to seek out advice about how to respond.
Then he'll have to sit down and actually write a response.
Good Lord, this really could take awhile. Let's see. It's Wednesday night. I suspect we should hear from the alderman by Saturday. The over/under is 60 hours.
Of course, he won't address any of the issues I've raised, will throw his usual hissy fit, and then get ripped in the comments section,
Finally, the phrase that’s all the rage around the country is: November is coming. Alderman Taylor, I would submit, in your case, April is coming.