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.
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
Iraq veteran, and all our veterans, like Todd Nicely.
Porpoises that rescued Dick Van Dyke.
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Tom Ament (He can't be serious)
Denair Middle School........the update.
People who park like a**holes
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“We didn’t lose the election because of me."
Nancy Pelosi in an interview with NPR. Think she got any hardball questions?
"Here’s, here’s the deal. Most new jobs are created by small businesses. Many small businesses pay tax at the individual income tax level because of how the are organized. For example, sub chapter S corporations or limited partnerships. Therefore, if you raise the top rate you’re taxing job creators....For 53 or nearly 53 weeks we had consecutive job growth. The longest period in, one of the longest periods in economic history. You gotta remember, let me put this, put this in perspective. I come to office, there is a dotcom bubble burst. Then 9/11 comes and the country is in severe economic hardship. The tax cuts, in my judgment, stimulated an economic vitality and a lot of jobs were created. Now the question is, how do we create them? And part of the debate is should government try to create the jobs or should the private sector try to create the jobs. My argument is keeping taxes low will encourage the private sector to create jobs."
George W. Bush
More importantly, what about Biden's judgment? Shortly after he became senator in 1972, he voted to cut off funding the South Vietnamese in their war against the North Vietnamese invaders despite President Richard Nixon's promise to provide financial support and military airstrikes against a North invasion. The country's failure to make good on this promise led to hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese ‘boat people’ and to the murder of an estimated 2 million Cambodians by the Khmer Rouge. Biden opposed the Reagan military buildup and the Strategic Defense Initiative, which even some Reagan-haters grudgingly concede hastened the demise of the
Biden opposed the first Gulf war, the ‘good’ one. He voted for the
Conservative columnist Larry Elder
"By the grace of God, I plan on being governor for the next four years. There is too much to be done, and I’ve invested too much time and effort, and I’ve got to get that goal of 250,000 jobs."
Wisconsin Governor-elect Scott Walker responding to a Politico.com article that he's a VP candidate in 2012.
"We're not picking a fight. We are just asking the current administration not to take action on things that potentially would put us in a more challenging spot when it comes to the next budget."
Governor-elect Scott Walker asking Governor Jim Doyle to freeze his administration's push on high-profile issues ranging from the implementation of the federal health care law to a costly upgrade of a state power plant until
Former Governor Tony Earl, a one-term Democrat who lost to Tommy Thompson.
“Great idea. Can't wait to see what other products our nanny regulators can label with graphic health warnings. Salt, sugar, coffee, beer, Coke, cheese, Twinkies, Milky Way, football helmets, skateboards, hockey sticks, mountain climbing equipment, horses' rear ends (Remember what happened to Christopher Reeves?). The list is endless.”
Phillip Goldstein making an online comment about proposed graphic warning labels on cigarettes.
OUTRAGE OF THE
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Could Scott Walker change his mind about the train, could he, huh, could he?
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Voter fraud? There is no voter fraud!
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Wanna get out of jury duty?
Man shoots burglar...burglar is his longtime friend.
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