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.
They’re out there.
The nervous Nellie’s, worry-warts, fuddy-duddies (lefties) who in their miserable hum-drum lives wish to eliminate all the fun and celebration surrounding our holidays, including America’s birthday, Independence Day.
When I filled in for Mark Belling this week on Newstalk 1130 WISN, this blog served as inspiration for one of my topics. Sure enough, I took more than a few phone calls from people who were adamant that no firework should be legal. Why? Because one that landed in the street ALMOST caused a car accident. That firework leftovers were found, not on their roofs, but on their lawns, that a couch caught on fire.
I thought one unhinged east-sider (of course) was going to break down and cry.
Was there any actual property damage I asked the callers?
Was there any personal injury?
BUT THERE COULD HAVE BEEN!
They are just too dangerous?
Because they are.
Is that because the fireworks themselves are dangerous or is it more due to a lack of proper parental supervision and/or complete stupidity?
Well, that might be true…
Certainly there’s a risk at using fireworks if you’re a complete buffoon and have no clue what you’re doing.
Using that same logic that all fireworks should be banned around Independence Day, should we clamp down on grilling?
How about bicycle parades on the 4th?
And what about cars? Incredibly risky. Should we ban them, too.
To all the ninny nanny-staters, big, bad meanie-greenies, do us a favor. Clam up. Lock yourself inside on the 4th. Hide under your mattress, and let the vast majority of us enjoy celebrating the greatness of