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.
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).
We are all terrorists now
"These are just a few sample headlines of the demagoguery by the left of The Tea Party. Civility has become a one way street, what is OK for the left, is not OK for the right."
If on the dole why do you still get to go to the poll?
“Too many Americans affix themselves to the government axle like bicycle spokes.
Almost half of voters pay no taxes and thus look to continue the bounty. Before the market futilely tried to correct in 2008, approximately 37.9% of tax filers, on net, paid no income taxes. as incomes ebbed and spending surged, per the Tax Policy center, 46.4% of family units will pay nothing in 2011. Those who fail to contribute show no qualms voting others’ output into their pockets.”
Do we really have to spend more on schools?
"When the people we surveyed were told how much is actually spent in our schools—$12,922 per student annually, according to the most recent government report—then only 49% said they want to pony up more dollars."
A tale of two signs: "Hiring Now!" or "Going out of Business?"
"...the sad and tragic economic facts are now undeniable, and they have absolutely nothing to do with ideology or party affiliation:
Every fifth man you pass on the sidewalk does not work.
Every seventh person you pass on the sidewalk is now on food stamps."
Both parties share blame for economic crisis
"Republicans have to face the fact that both Bush and Congress spent way too much money in way too short of a time.
Then we get to Obama..."
Parents, hone your kid's BS detector
“BS Bad dates, scum sucking politicians, marketing leeches, PR mooks, agents, corporate America, late night infomercials, televangelists, used car salesmen, and mechanics all love the gullible dolt who has a weak dung detector. Therefore, parents, one of the most important things you can ever do for your offspring is to help them become shrewd and skeptical young ‘uns who cannot be bamboozled by people, places, and politicians that seek to do them harm.”
Hot Town - Summer in the City
“I cheated death last Saturday. I went outside to work in the yard. No doubt, in light of the last week’s crippling heat wave smothering the East Coast, you think my decision foolhardy.
So of course I fully expected to be vaporized like a mosquito in a Bug Zapper the minute I set foot out the door. But instead of becoming a particulate cloud that contributes to ‘Global Warming!’ I found myself hot, sweaty and alive just like I’ve been in every other summer during my lifetime.”
Stop calling every cop, soldier and firefighter a hero
“We are getting carried away with the 'Hero' label. We've lost perspective on who a real hero is and our world is worse off because of it.
Hear me out on this ...”