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.
The Barking Lot is a regular weekly feature of this just in…Written by my lovely wife, Jennifer and me. It opens with the weekend dog walking forecast followed by the main blog from dog lover, Jennifer. Then it’s DOGS IN THE NEWS and our close. Enjoy!
THE WEEKEND DOG-WALKING FORECAST: We grade the weather outlook for taking your pet outdoors.
TODAY: Flurries.High of 23.. "F"
SUNDAY: Mostly sunny. High of 24. "F" Here are some winter dog-walking tips.
Here’s my lovely wife, Jennifer with this week’s main blog:
Jennifer has graciously allowed me to step in as her guest blogger this week so I can publish an article I talked about while filling in for Mark Belling Friday on Newstalk 1130 WISN.
According to Charing Ball, a black woman who owns a dog, if you are:
Own a dog
Pamper your dog
Are disgusted by what Michael Vick did in the past to dogs
Are a Packer fan
Are rooting against Vick this Sunday
Then by golly, you just have to be racist. The key sentence to her recent column in the Atlanta Post and she’s talking about white folks, everybody:
“The reality is that this phony outrage over Vick’s past treatment of dogs has little to do with the crime that he had been convicted of but more likely a reflection of the deep-seeded racial prejudice of black men with money.”
This is the most incredible play of the race card I have ever witnessed. Ball even claims that dogs during World War II were racist.
I don’t think even Eugene Kane of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel who sees racism behind every corner would make this ridiculous claim.
Ball’s column ruins any credibility for the all-too-often-used race card.
Time now for DOGS IN THE NEWS, canines that made headlines the past week.
Speaking of Michael Vick, this writer says applaud one of his victims.
And how about President Obama making the right call.
Owner possibly killed by her own dog.
Delta loses a dog, the dog dies.
Dog feces lead to shootout.
Hitler was dogged by a dog.
Dogs suffer from war stress, too.
A dog's life is more valuable than a deer's.
The police bring out special dogs during traffic stops. Guess what? Those dogs? They're usually wrong.
School will give boy's dog a tryout.
Sorry, but this dog is probably smarter than your dog.
Dog survives an ordeal on the expressway.
"Here's a dog story you won't want to read to the kids."
We're a bit late on this one but, want to stop holiday thieves and break-ins? Get a dog.
Therapists now use canine assistants.
Group delivers dog houses to those in need.
Do we over-rate dog companionship?
Best animal book of 2010?
That's it for this week. We close with our closing video, a dog surviving heavy traffic in Philly. Take a look.
And I'll add this, sent from a loyal reader:
THIS IS A BEAUTIFUL LESSON IN LIFE AND LONGEVITY
Be nice to others because . . Time WILL make a difference!
One day you will no longer be the big dog...
Just the old dog