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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 young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

Week-ends (06/04/11)

Week-ends


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


Sheriff David Clarke


Eddie Peoples


Stewart King


Leroy Petry...MORE


Daniel Cole


Edward Gardner


James Arness



VILLAINS OF THE WEEK


Francisco Marquez-Luna


William Richerson


Madison protesters


Russellville Middle School


Mikki Kendall


Hallmark


Fumbin', bumblin', stumblin' daddy



QUOTES OF THE WEEK


“I was perhaps, if you forgive me, a little bit stiff yesterday.”
NY Congressman Anthony Weiner to a female reporter asking about the penis pic he apparently sent from his Twitter account 


He (Weiner) seems overly defensive. It seems he has created a mountain out of what could have been a molehill.”
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd


The public is willing to forgive mistakes, errors in judgment. …What the public won’t stand for is cover-ups and charges of hypocrisy.”
Liz Sidoti of the AP


Hacking. Prank. Distraction. No investigation. Nothing operative is happening at the FBI or Capitol Police. Every indication is that he did it. And because he won’t answer, people are going to jump to that conclusion.”
Major Garrett of the National Journal


“I have respectfully declined the president’s invitation to the White House today. I don’t intend to spend my morning being lectured to by a president whose failed policies have put our children and grandchildren in a huge burden of debt.”
Rep. Jeff Landry (La.)


“I think that all of our energy subsidies need to be relooked at today and eliminated.  And we need to make sure that we're investing and allowing our businesses to invest in reliable energy products right now that aren't going to necessitate subsidies because, bottom line, we can't afford it. We've got to allow the free market to dictate what's most efficient and economical for our nation's economy. No, at this time, our country can't afford the subsidies. Before, though, we even start arguing about some of these domestic subsidies that need to be eliminated -- should be -- we need to look at ending subsidies and loans to foreign countries and their energy production that we're relying on, like Brazil."
Sarah Palin


(Palin) did a disservice to every woman in America. She knew from the first month of pregnancy that kid was going to be Down’s Syndrome. It’s brain dead. A virtual vegetable. She carries it to all these different political events against abortion, she did it just because she didn’t want to say she’d had an abortion. How long is it going to live? Another 12, 15 years? Doesn’t even know it’s in this world. So what kind of compassionate conservative is she? I don’t think anybody will want her near the White House.”
Larry Flynt


"In my house growing up, The Times substituted for religion.  If The Times said it, it was the absolute truth."
From the New York Times article announcing that Jill Abramson is replacing Bill Keller as the paper's executive editor.


“It would serve no purpose to bring a suit with insufficient legal basis. That’s not the kind of lawyer I am..”
Joanne Kloppenberg finally conceding to state Supreme Court Justice David Prosser after 8 weeks.


“But I would say that from a public relations standpoint and a public confidence standpoint the decision to go ahead with recalls of Republicans while delaying a decision on Democrats looks just awful.”
Rick Esenberg, a visiting assistant professor at Marquette University Law School who teaches election law, said he knew of no evidence that the Government Accountability Board was biased, and he wouldn’t level that accusation. However…


"If I had to guess, knowing my caucus as well as I do and the individual senators, I think we're headed toward some type of conceal carry that probably has some permitting process attributed to it.”
State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau)



OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK


Karl Strelnick



MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK


TV executives admit Hollywood pushes a liberal agenda.



MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK


Weinergate.

Love it.



STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK


Police shoot menacing looking gator twice, then realize...


Gee. For my eighth grade field trip, I think we went to the zoo.


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