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
Two Girl Scouts
Former Milwaukee Brewer Jim Abbott
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey
QUOTES OF THE WEEK.
As evidence of outside influence, (state Senator Sheila) Harsdorf told a story about meeting a group of people in the lobby of a
The group did not know they were talking to Harsdorf and she asked what they were doing in
From an article in the Hudson Star-Observer
"The main point I want to make is that what we did we had every legal right to do. It was an extraordinary step against an extraordinary bill. The institution of the Senate is not well-served going forward by having this particular avenue available."
State Sen. Tim Cullen of Janesville was one of the 14 Democrats in the Senate who sought unsuccessfully to block Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair law by driving to Illinois on Feb. 17 and only returning last week. He’s now proposing a constitutional amendment to prohibit lawmakers from using such a tactic in the future.
John Podhoretz, the editor of Commentary Magazine
"I never hugged him, I bombed him."
Margaret Thatcher on Qaddafi
"I’ve already taken the position that I will not vote for a CR that does not shut off all the funding to Obamacare. And if the president decides he wants to veto legislation and shut down the federal government so that he can have his pet project that’s been rejected by the American people, that would be his decision. But I’m very confident that the American people will side with us."
Congressman Peter King
"It's modern-day slavery, you know? People kind of laugh at that, but there are people working at regular jobs who get treated the same way, too. With all the money. ... The owners are trying to get a different percentage, and bring in more money. I understand that; these are business-minded people. Of course this is what they are going to want to do. I understand that; it's how they got to where they are now. But as players, we have to stand our ground and say, 'Hey, without us, there's no football’.”
"I’m sure people in concentration camps made jokes about each other, about the Nazis, about their situation. That’s the way people relieve stress."
Joy Behar of "The View."
And finally, I don't have the exact quote, but Friday night on Milwaukee Public Television's InterCHANGE, panelist Joel McNally blamed the devastation in Japan on.......global warming.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Family of illegal immigrant is suing the federal government.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
More threats and violence from the left over the state budget.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
Do I really care who Obama picked in his NCAA brackets?
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
The original story: snake bites woman's breast and dies. But this story was just too strange to be true.
Week-ends update: Great headline.
And beginning this week, a new closing feature...the latest from NewsBusted. Enjoy!