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
Those who treat the US war wounded
Maybe not the textbook hero, but a hero nonetheless.
The mayor of Philadelphia
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
St. Lucie County (Fla) school system
Boss in Norway
And we can't forget........the TSA.
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“Grandmama, they touched you on your special girl spots.”
Antonia Riggs Miernik's granddaughter on her pat down.
“Everyone knows that the reason we have to take off our shoes, have our toothpaste confiscated, and get photographed naked or groped at the airport is because Religion of Peaceniks keep trying to kill us out of sheer evil. We go through these intensely irritating rituals so that our liberal rulers can make it clear that they would rather we suffer than profile the Muslims who commit terror attacks.”
Blogger Van Helsing on Moonbattery
“We had the greatest generation -- I think this is the greediest generation.”
“Liberals don't care. Their approach is to rip out society's foundations without asking if they serve any purpose. Why do we have immigration laws? What's with these borders? Why do we have the institution of marriage, anyway? What do we need standardized tests for? Hey, I like Keith Richards -- why not make heroin legal? Let's take a sledgehammer to all these load-bearing walls and just see what happens!”
“Wikileaks’ deliberate disclosure of these diplomatic cables is nothing less than an attack on the national security of the United States, as well as that of dozens of other countries. By disseminating these materials, Wikileaks is putting at risk the lives and the freedom of countless Americans and non-Americans around the world.”
“The federally funded National Portrait Gallery, one of the museums of the Smithsonian Institution, is currently showing an exhibition that features images of an ant-covered Jesus, male genitals, naked brothers kissing, men in chains, Ellen DeGeneres grabbing her breasts, and a painting the Smithsonian itself describes in the show’s catalog as ‘homoerotic.’ Please. If you want to impress me with your artistic courage, pay tribute to the American flag or Sarah Palin. Naked brothers kissing is about as avante-garde as bringing a keg of imported beer to a frat party.
How can the same political party that claims our nation’s infrastructure is crumbling, children are going to bed hungry, and that more money is needed for breast cancer and AIDS research justify spending millions on this crap? Do Leftists want people crushed in bridge collapses, children to starve, and women and gays to die prematurely?
I guess so. There’s really no other way to explain their priorities.”
John Nolte at Big
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Your tax dollars at work. Christmas at the Smithsonian.
NOTE: Due to protests, the Smithsonian took down the display.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Media ignores GOP taking over Obama's Senate seat.
Report warns Obama about 'New' Dark Ages.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
LeBron James returns to Cleveland.
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Shave and a haircut.......and a car crash. MORE
Passenger strips on plane.
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.