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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.

Culinary no-no #421

Culinary no-no

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today has a somewhat unusual item in their “Fresh” section: A complete Fourth of July menu … in April. OK, allow me to offer my own spin with an all-vegan summer picnic that includes the following:

Mediterranean Pressed Picnic Sandwich with eggplant, zucchini, yellow squash, ciabatta bread, pesto, tapenade, roasted red peppers, and mozzarella

Barbecued Tofu and Grilled Corn Salad with tofu, barbecue sauce, corn kernels, pinto beans, red bell pepper, red onion, and romaine

Coney Island Chili Dogs with meatless hot dogs, onion, garlic, soy crumbles, tomato sauce, chili powder, prepared mustard, sugar, ground cumin, and whole-wheat hot dog buns

Picnic Caviar with garlic, oregano, basil, black beans, pinto beans or black-eyed peas, fresh corn kernels, peppers, onion, green chiles, and cilantro

That “Perfect Picnic” comes to us from the Vegetarian Times. The same website attempts to convince that vegan is the way to go for many reasons:

You’ll ward off disease.

You’ll keep your weight down.

You’ll live longer.

You’ll build strong bones.

You’ll reduce your risk of food-borne illnesses.

You’ll ease the symptoms of menopause.

You’ll have more energy.

You’ll be more ‘regular.’

You’ll help reduce pollution.

You’ll avoid toxic chemicals.

You’ll help reduce famine.

You’ll spare animals.

You’ll save money.

Your dinner plate will be full of color.

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Photos of the Week (04/19/15)

Photos of the Week

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I'm not sure if Franklin alderman Janet Evans has ever owned horses

If she did, I hope she was nice.

I know Janet. And because I know Janet, I can also tell you she:

Has worn white after Labor Day

Has refused to change the station whenever the Osmond Brothers came on

Jaywalks on occasion

Puts sour cream on her potato pancakes instead of applesauce

Shocking. Absolutely shocking.

Recommended Reading (04/18/15)

Recommended Reading

Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read (even if, on occasion, I do not agree with the author).

An open letter to Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn

Whether you’ve bowed to the forces of political correctness or have always genuinely believed in them, your calculus has changed since January 7th, 2008 and, sadly, it’s clear that you are no longer the good cop that Milwaukee still needs.

Suppressing the vote? Hope so!

Face it, our elections are decided by stupid people. Far too many American voters are absolutely clueless about the political issues facing the country, or of the consequences of the votes they cast.

8 reasons Hillary Clinton's campaign will be a trainwreck

Hillary Clinton has announced what everyone’s known for years: She’s running for the Democratic nomination for president. Anyone not a Democratic partisan who was old enough to be mildly cognizant by the late 1990s is sighing. After all the scandals and lies and claims of victim status, do we really need to go through all that again?

Anyway, here are a few things to look forward to with the very tiring news that a tired Hillary Clinton is running again for president.

Hillary's back...hoping her breasts will lead the way to the White House

In a low-key tweet, Hillary Clinton announced she’s running for president AGAIN in 2016. This time, because “It’s your time,” she told Americans in a two-minute video. Time for what exactly? Time for Americans to check the “chick” box and elect the first female president? Americans checked the black box with Obama in 2008, electing him president twice — largely based on his race.

Now liberals are demanding — and screaming — we elect Queen Hillary president, based solely on that fact she has boobs. How about we check the qualification box this time and actually elect a candidate on merit instead of on gender guilt?

Ben Carson claims he and Al Sharpton "have the same goal"

Somebody save Ben Carson from himself—or his campaign.

He is a man I admire. He is perhaps the most decorated living private citizen we have. If my life includes a quarter of the accomplishments of his, I will be more than satisfied when they finally put me in the grave. We certainly need someone of his stature on the front lines of the battle for the soul of America.

However, if the month of April is any indication, we’re not going to be needing him running for president.

Teaching America to tolerate female-teacher sex with students

What red blooded American male wouldn’t want another man’s wife (or his own) to have sex with teenage students? Why should any American be intolerant of someone else’s natural sexual impulses? Who cares if marriages and families are ruined? People should not be expected to control their natural sexual impulses.

What conservatives care about that liberals don't

According to Haidt's research, what separates conservatives from liberals is that they also care a great deal about loyalty, authority and sanctity. Suppose that people have betrayed their family, or that they have acted disrespectfully toward their parents or their bosses, or that they have engaged in a disgusting act. Conservatives are far more likely than liberals to feel moral outrage.

The untold miracle of Lincoln's last day on Earth
KF NOTE: Could have done without the gushing over Michelle O.

One hundred fifty years ago to the day, the president welcomed a hungry, desperate soldier’s wife into the White House. Seven hours later, he would be assassinated.


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The Packing House Restaurant April Newsletter

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