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.
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).
Take your olive branch and shove it, Democrats!
"Here is an ironclad certainty: It’s too little too late for the antagonist-in-chief to paper over two years of relentless Democratic incivility and hate toward his domestic 'enemies.' Voters have spoken: They’ve had enough. Enough of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize winner’s rhetorical abuse. Enough of his feints at bipartisanship. Whatever the final tally, this week’s turnover in Congress is a GOP mandate for legislative pugilism, not peace. Voters have had enough of big government meddlers 'getting things done.' They are sending fresh blood to the nation’s Capitol to get things undone."
Solutions for America
"The voters decided to send to Congress men and women pledged to act upon the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values and a strong national defense. Heritage has compiled this checklist of five overriding actions, representing the bare minimum required for
Top 10 Democrats we're happy to see defeated
"Here are the Top 10 of these big-spending Democrats that we were happy to see take a beating from the American voters on Election Day."
What's so great about America
"Marco Rubio will have to write a new speech sooner or later, but he shouldn’t hurry up on our account. We still enjoy the one he’s been giving all year. He delivered it again to a national television audience on Election Night, after walloping not one but two formidable opponents in his campaign for a vacant Florida Senate seat. Along with his gift for wooing voters, the speech has made Rubio, according to a chorus of news accounts, a 'rising star'—even, said one Vanity Fair writer who should know, a 'matinee idol.' Republicans might want to ponder why.The theme of the speech, and the source of its power, is......"
The next two years
"A congressional majority will mostly be limited to playing defense, to checking any further ill-considered legislative efforts to expand the size and scope of government, as well as presenting to the American people a strong and coherent alternative to the big government liberalism of the Democrats."
Why Palin petrifies progressives
"According to the Progressives, women cannot be 'real women' if they don’t fit the Progressives’ script. Yep, if a woman doesn’t march to the Left’s horse dung definition regarding what 'they' (whoever the heck 'they' are) have determined constitutes a real woman, she is illegitimate.
For instance, for the shemales at NOW and their misandrist ilk, a woman is not a woman, in their estimation:
- If she’s not cool with killing unborn babies
- If she’s not into hating men who act like masculine men
- If she’s not into being a mannish lesbian
- If she’s not into blaming every global ill on Old Glory
- And if she’s not into worshipping big government
Yep, ladies, you’re not a 'real woman' if you do not agree with their garish political description of what it 'really means' to own a uterus."
Politico's Michael Kinsley goes full unhinged
"Mikey is looking for a little attention, just wanting to make a splash. Perhaps he really believes this filth of an opinion piece. Regardless, this has to be one of the most disgusting things I have read from a major news outlet in quite some time, even with Eugene Robinson still being employed by the Washington Post and the loonies at the NY Times: U.S. is not greatest country ever…"
Tracking your federal tax dollars
"Where do your federal tax dollars go?
"Many people don't know. A recent Kaiser Family Foundation survey found that 40% thought foreign aid was one of the two largest federal-budget expenses. In reality, Uncle Sam spends $14 on Medicare—itself the second-largest expense—for every dollar spent on foreign aid."