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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.

Recommended Reading (07/24/11)

Recommended reading


Here are, in my view, interesting, noteworthy columns and articles from the past week that I highly recommend (You will note that on occasion, I do not endorse the opinions of the author and may point that out. Despite my disagreements, I still feel the piece is worth a read).


The new normal for Wisconsin

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For four months, the nation watched as public workers, students and union members, reacting to Gov. Scott Walker's budget, took to the streets of Madison. It might be tempting to think that a revolution of sorts was in the works.

I hate to burst a perfectly good story, but this was hardly a revolution. If we look past the marchers and their claims of lost rights, we will find what really happened. The true story is that Walker has established a new normal for Wisconsin.

For starters..."


Hey, Mr. President, here are some cuts you could make

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Normally I write this particular column around tax time or at the end of each year to alert you to some of the wacky ways Washington spends your money. But with the debt ceiling debate reaching crunch time and the president reluctant to list any specific cuts he would actually make, I will perform my public service a little out of sync and give President Obama some well needed direction as to where to use his budget scissors."


Lights out! Big government’s insidious creep inside your home

“Dishwashers that don’t clean dishes, toilets that barely flush and showers that sprinkle—all are the result of government mandates that supposedly will save the environment.

Now government is back with more mandates that essentially ban the incandescent light bulb and the next target of federal regulators could well be the television cable box.

‘This town is a smorgasbord of people who want to tell you how to run your life, from what light bulbs you screw into the socket, to how much water flows through your toilet,’ said Rob Gordon, senior advisor for strategic outreach at the Heritage Foundation.”


Why am I freer than the troops who keep me free?

“In other words, why are the rules of engagement for the average Arizonan or Texan so much clearer and less favorable to the would-be criminal than the rules of engagement our troops have to endure when handling a member of the Taliban or any other group that means them harm?

I posed this question to a few different friends of mine who hold various ranks in the U.S. military and each of them gave roughly the same answer: ‘Our higher-ups don’t want to the lose the public relations war in the Middle East.’

Thus, when our troops see someone planting what looks like an improvised explosive device (I.E.D.) in the ground by a road, they have to seek permission from a Ground Force Commander before engaging the would-be bomber.”


Top Ten Obama Lies

"President Obama is becoming a veritable Pinocchio by stretching the truth on a regular basis.  Here are the Top 10 Obama Lies."


Men should be allowed to veto abortions

"I believe that in those cases in which a man can make a credible claim that he is the father of a developing child in utero, in which he could be a proper custodian of that child, and in which he is willing to take full custody of that child upon its delivery, that the pregnant woman involved should not have the option to abort and should be civilly liable, and possibly criminally liable, for psychological suffering and wrongful death should she proceed to do so."


F-bombs, Glitterbombs, Phlegm Phones and Death Wishes

"There’s no way in Hades that conservatives or Christians could get away with that kind of violent rhetoric and criminal activity without the media and the cops landing on their chest with both boots. But do you know who can get away with that kind of bullcrap?"

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