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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 (08/01/15)

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)

Why Dems don't want to talk about Planned Parenthood

Considering the history of abortion politics, the reason for this silence seems almost obvious: Democrats fear another 1996.  The debate over “partial-birth” abortion had an immediate impact on American public opinion.

Abortion word games come to end

(In perhaps the worst defense of late-term abortion ever conceived, Chris Taylor wrapped her floor speech up with, "You (Republicans) say you're concerned about fetal pain, well you might want to do something about when the babies go through the birth canal then — cause that can't be a joyride." As if a child would prefer having its skull crushed and its organs ripped apart over the brief discomfort needed to be born.)

They really, really don't like him

Obama’s job approval in this poll was a paltry 43 percent, with 55 percent disapproval. This is hardly a public “closely divided,” but it is typical of the media’s approach. They prefer to gloss over his bad numbers, point out the weakness of the GOP, or emphasize how popular he is among Democrats.

The Lafayette Theater shooting is why I carry wherever I go

Yep, thanks to whiny and violent dipsticks no place is safe in the United States of Acrimony. Seemingly, there’s no lack of Housers, Holmes or Michael Browns in our land who’ll go from zero to Mad Max on your noggin for looking at them weird or because “the voices” told them to do so. Ergo … I’m packing.

Indeed, places that were pretty much a given a few years ago, that you could go to without fear of having a 125 grain hollow point coursing through your lung tissue, are now potential killing fields.

Gun control: Eating steak with teaspoons

We should submissively fall in line, believing the government will protect us. And crazy people who prey on the innocent in gun free zones like schools, theaters, churches and military facilities will voluntarily lay down their arms, too. Sure.

Kids don't need two parents. They need a mom and a dad.

Part of that argument hinges on the reality that there is no such thing as “parenting.” There is mothering, and there is fathering, and children do best with both.

Give parents back their rights to let kids walk free

Parents who want to let their kids play outside but don’t, for fear of someone calling 911, need relief. And it looks like they just may get it.

Last week, Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) added an amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act giving parents the right to let their kids walk or bike to school without threat of criminal or civil action.

What gun should I get?

Dr. Seuss’ new book, “What Pet Should I Get?” inspired me to write a Seuss-style poem from the perspective of a mother who wants a gun to defend her family.

My poem is a plea for 2nd Amendment rights in the wake of recent mass tragedies committed by Dylann Roof, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez and John Houser. Please share this column with any “compassionate liberals” in your life so that they may see that your ideas come from your heart as well as your mind.


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Week-ends (08/01/15)


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...


Ron Lynch

Clay Higgins

Jim Craig


Students at the University of New Hampshire

Members of the Ohio State marching band

Bill Cosby

Jennifer Beals


“I actually think I'm a pretty good president. I think if I ran, I could win. But I can't.”
President Barack Obama, explaining two-term constitutional limits on the U.S. presidency, in an address to African leaders

“Believe me. I will beat Hillary.”
Real estate mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump

“I don’t care if he says the wrong thing. He says what's on his mind. He gives honest answers rather than prepared answers. This is more important than anything any candidate has done in years.”
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, on Donald Trump

“No, I don’t think so. … My job is not to call balls and strikes, but to treat everyone respectfully and fairly. But certainly I think our candidates should pledge not to run as a third party candidate. I don’t see that happening. I think everyone understands that, if Hillary Clinton’s going to get beat, she’s going to get beat by a Republican. And most people that run for president run to win. And if our candidates want to win, then they’ll have to run as a Republican. But, I don’t fear that. I think you’ve even seen Donald Trump walk that back over the last few days as well.”
RNC Chairman Reince Priebus responding to a question of whether he fears Donald Trump running as an Independent and has to “tiptoe” around Trump to make sure he doesn’t run as a third party candidate

"This secretary of state, Kerry, negotiated with them for a year-and-a-half and accomplished nothing. He ought to give us back for all the trips he made. He cost us millions of dollars in airplane fares and he came back with nothing except a bad foot.

"The real agreement he made, I’m sure he (Obama) said to them, 'Listen, could you keep the bomb quiet for a year and a half. Because if you don’t bomb us for a year and a half, I’ll be the big winner. Everyone will see I made a fantastic agreement. If you bomb us after I leave I could always say it’s the other guy’s fault. Because if it’s not for him, this never would have happened.

"First Obama said we can inspect them any time, any place, whenever we please. Now it turns out ‘whenever we please’ except when they don’t allow it.  If they don’t want it it’s up to them. So then we have to wait 28 days to inspect, as if to say for the 28 days we can trust them completely, because they’ll do nothing. They’ll just hold the bomb in front of us waiting for us to come so they can show it to us. That’s how stupid this negotiation is to us.

"Do you know that in the restaurants of New York, they have an inspection system. You can surprise any restaurant without notice that you can walk in and inspect them… So we are protected in this city from a bad tuna fish.  We’re not protected from a bomb but we’re protected from a bad quality of a tuna fish.”
Legendary Jewish comic Jackie Mason criticizing the nuclear deal signed between world powers and Iran

If, as has been reported, this dentist and his guides lured Cecil out of the park with food so as to shoot him on private property, because shooting him in the park would have been illegal, he needs to be extradited, charged, and, preferably, hanged.”
Ingrid Newkirk, president of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals

“Look at all this outrage over a dead lion, but where is all the outrage over the planned parenthood dead babies.”
Tweet from GOP presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida

Banning transgender students from bathrooms that do not align with their sex at birth “reinforce[s] cruel policies that deny dignity to some of the most vulnerable students and subject them to more bullying and stigmatization. Access to public restrooms has been a divisive issue in past civil rights struggles. African-Americans challenged Jim Crow laws that barred them from so-called white restrooms.  When advocates for Americans with disabilities began getting traction in their quest for equal access to public accommodations, many questioned the cost and burden of building special restroom facilities. It may seem inconceivable today that people on the forefront of those struggles were dismissed, mocked and shunned for years. Yet each was a hard-fought victory.”
The NY Times editorial board

“The liberal paper dismissed concerns about transgenders using bathrooms that do not align with their sex as ‘alarmist.’ The editorial seemed to reject worries about sexual assault that could arise as a result of more liberal restroom policies. It’s extreme to compare laws that an individual should use the bathroom of the sex he or she was born with – and still is – to the denial of public accommodations to African-Americans.”
Connor Williams, NewsBusters

“It’s not how you want to play the game.”
Texas Rangers manager Jeff Banister, after the ballclub was walloped by the Yankees, 21-5

What you have there is basically raw sewage.”
Marine biologist John Griffith, on test results on water from Olympic venues where athletes will compete in the 2016 Rio Games


The latest on the PP scandal


PP videos


The lion and the dentist


Do not pee here

The Best Cartoons of the Week (08/01/15)

Best Cartoons of the Week


Michael Ramirez

Lisa Benson

Steve Breen

Glenn Foden

Glenn McCoy

Mike Lester

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Goodnight everyone, and have a weekend with the only one your arms will hold

Goodnight everyone!

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The latest from Milwaukee County supervisor Steve Taylor: July 2015 e-newsletter

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