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.
Despite the furnace-like heat, our family enjoyed
It was great to see all the dignitaries, the pom pom squads, the young dancers, our military veterans. The sense of community was quite evident as we mingled with other nearby families. “Friendly” didn’t even begin to describe the atmosphere as I saw people offering water and sunscreen to others in the crowd.
I wrote about some of my observations in a Wednesday blog. I have saved one until today because I didn’t feel it was fitting on
But today is July 5. So here goes. Again, from the “You’re not going to believe it” department.
At some point during the parade, an antique car passed by proclaiming the arrival of, cue the soufflé dropping, members of the Franklin School Board. Sure looked like the driver of the car was a not very happy looking Franklin Superintendent Steve Patz. I could be wrong. Sure looked like him. Never looked at the crowd. Never smiled. Nice.
As I looked at the officials following behind the School Board car, I saw a man walking directly towards me. It was Franklin School Board member Jeff Traylor.
Traylor is one of the prolific big tax and spenders on the board. As one that oversees the education of all of
1) That as a locally elected official, his votes and actions are open to public scrutiny and criticism, and…
2) There is such an important concept as freedom of speech.
Ergo, he has much disdain for all
The utterly thin-skinned Traylor, up for re-election and ousting next spring, doesn’t like to be noticed. He doesn’t like to be criticized. If you dare question him, he doesn’t fire back with educated, factual arguments. Instead, unlike the role model he should be, Traylor responds by wimping out with hyperbolic name-calling.
So here’s Traylor at The Franklin parade and he starts walking towards me frantically. I’m pretty sure he didn’t recognize me.
He says to me that apparently no one is interested in what he’s giving out.
NO KIDDING SHERLOCK!
This is a July 4 parade, doofus!
Traylor then hands me a red pencil. I politely said, “Thank you.”
The pencil had the following lettering:
HELP STOP CYBER BULLYING
Are you that small and petty?
On the 4th of July community parade?
You couldn’t toss candy like everyone else?
What a loser.