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.
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
Mycal Prince (and a rare look at a military tradition)
Cindi Harwood Rose
Jonathan Yan and Zak Kukoff
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Bridget Wismer and John Gavaghan
St. Elizabeth's Hospital
Lower Township, PA
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"This era has lost its
As an inventor, Steve Jobs kept coming up with Next Big Things that changed the world before rendering them obsolete by inventing their successors. He began with the personal computer and went on to churn out the iPad, iPhone, iTunes, and all the apps that changed and still change the world -- not just technologically and economically but politically and culturally -- for good, bad and in-between."
Columnist Paul Greenberg
"I'm used to being the underdog. But at the end of the day people are going to ask -- who's got a vision?"
President Obama in an interview with ABC.
"Please, will someone invite the president to sit down and watch Rudy to understand the true meaning of underdog?"
Elisabeth Meinecke, deputy editor of townhall.com
"There's so many people who simply don't think they're better off than they were four years ago. How do you convince them that they are?"
George Stephanopoulos of ABC questioning President Obama.
"Well, I don't think they're better off than they were four years ago. They're not better off than they were before Lehman's collapse, before the financial crisis-- before this extraordinary recession we're going through. I think that-- what we've seen is that we've been able to make steady progress to stabilize the economy."
President Obama's response.
"Attacking me is not going to convince me that I should take a bigger hit because I happen to be wealthy."
I've tried poor and I've tried rich and I like rich better, doesn't mean I'm a bad guy.
I didn't go into business to create a public policy success for either party, republican or democrat. I went into business to create jobs, to create opportunity, to create value for myself and my investors."
Black Entertainment Television Founder Robert Johnson speaking to President Obama’s attacks on the wealthy.
“I am not the first to note the vast differences between the Wall Street protesters and the tea partiers. To name three: The tea partiers have jobs, showers and a point.
The modern tea partiers never went around narcissistically comparing themselves to Gen. George Washington. And yet they are the ones who have engaged in the kind of political activity
The tea partiers didn’t arrogantly claim to be drafting a new Declaration of
Tea partiers didn’t block traffic, sleep on sidewalks, wear ski masks, fight with the police or urinate in public. They read the Constitution, made serious policy arguments and petitioned the government against Obama’s unconstitutional big government policies, especially the stimulus bill and Obamacare.
Then they picked up their own trash and quietly went home. Apparently, a lot of them had to be at work in the morning.
In the two years following the movement’s inception, the tea party played a major role in turning Teddy Kennedy’s seat over to a Republican, making the sainted Chris Christie governor of New Jersey and winning a gargantuan, historic Republican landslide in the 2010 elections. They are probably going to succeed in throwing out a president in next year’s election.
That’s what democracy looks like.”
Columnist Anne Coulter
"If you don’t have a job and you are not rich, blame yourself."
"In San Francisco, the most controversial public issue at the moment is whether men—make that homosexual men—who parade around the city naked should be required to put a towel under their bottoms when they sit down on public benches or in restaurants (yes, these boys are legally allowed to swallow clams at Fisherman's Wharf in the nude, sitting next to families). The big issue in
In a sane society, men would be locked up for exposing their genitals to children in public. Moreover, men who have been convicted of indecent exposure and lewd behavior, and who wait 30 years to make charges that they were inappropriately kissed—never once going to the cops—would be run out of town. But we are not sane: homosexuals can get away with anything they want, and innocent priests (including bishops) can be brought up on BS charges by convicted
felons and get a serious hearing in the media. Yes, it's just that sick."
Catholic League President Bill Donohue
"I believe there would be a higher degree of respect toward teachers by students, and an easier job for teachers to project authority, if they were dressed properly for positioning themselves as someone in charge of the classroom. I do believe proper dress for teachers would be some degree of business attire.
I have seen many teachers in schools wearing jeans, T-shirts, sweats and other sloppy dress. It always has baffled me as to why teachers are allowed to dress in such a manner. More puzzling yet is why a teacher would choose to dress in sloppy attire and expect to receive the highest level of respect from students.”
Laurie Stott of
"I first would allow the guilty bankers to pay, you know, the ability to pay back anything over $100 million [of] personal wealth because I believe in a maximum wage of $100 million. And if they are unable to live on that amount of that amount then they should, you know, go to the reeducation camps and if that doesn’t help, then being beheaded."
"Just remember that when conservatives organize into grassroots movements, it’s almost always about protecting their own property and individual liberty. When leftists decide to start grassroots movements, like OccupyWallStreet or Barr’s example of leftist populism, it almost always involves seizure of property, threats of violence, and eventually re-education camps and the guillotine."
“I'm going to be honest, I was not surprised. The biggest surprise to me would be that he didn't do it sooner. He's got tremendous talent, he's very bright and he got a chance to watch and see successful teams do it right. And so he just kind of fell into a good situation. On top of that, he's a good player. I don't think there's any pressure on him now, the talent around him is even better than when I was there. So I'm really kind of surprised it took him so long.”
Brett Favre when asked if he was surprised that Aaron Rodgers, in his fourth season, won a Super Bowl with the Packers last year.
“Please, just let me eat my dinner.”
Andy Rooney, delivering his final weekly essay on 60 Minutes Sunday night on CBS, his last in 33 years with the newsmagazine. Though he was dreading the moment, one of his last bits of advice was in regard to how to act if you see him in a restaurant.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
Michelle Obama's Africa vacation.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
What if this was happening under Bush?
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
An example of what happens when there's no "happy ending."
This never happens at our school board meetings.
Texas woman sues PD for forcing her to listen to Rush.
That's it for this week. We close with the latest from NewsBusted.