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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.

UPDATE: Culinary no-no #101

Culinary no-no's

Just a few short weeks ago, Culinary no-no #101 focused on our Socialist president wanting to stick the government’s Jimmy Durante-size nose into what we eat.

I wrote, “Our nation is discovering that Barack Obama is the liberal’s liberal. The new president in just a few short weeks has called for the greatest expansion of the scope of government in our country’s history. There isn’t a component of the average American’s lifestyle that President Obama doesn’t want to intrude upon, and that includes eating.”

Earlier today, President Obama chose his candidate to run the Food and Drug Administration and also is forming a Food Safety Working Group, a brand  new bureaucracy. Undoubtedly, we now have what amounts to a food czar.

How well this will work out remains to be seen. I am not optimistic. The feds could mess up a one car funeral.

This is NOT what the WIAA wanted, but it's great for fans

As I write this entry, Milwaukee Vincent and Milwaukee Rufus King are tied, 12-12 after one quarter in the WIAA Division 1 girl's state basketball championship game.

This marks the first time in the history of the tournemanet that the title game is featuring two teams from the same conference, and they're from the city of Milwaukee, a scenario the WIAA isn't thrilled about, though the power-hungry association will never admit that it would prefer Oshkosh North vs Wausau East in the big game (ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ).

Tonight's game is an entertaining affair, featuring the two best teams in the state battling for the state title, as it should be, not the way the WIAA would like it to be.

UPDATE:  WHAT A GAME! Milwaukee Vincent 48, Milwaukee Rufus KIng 47  FINAL

Recommended reading

Recommended reading

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).

Obama's first 50 days in office

"Tuesday marked President Obama's 50th day in office.  The timeline below shows a series of broken promises, repeated calls for bigger government and higher taxes."

An agent of cynicism

"In the matter of just 50 days, a fissure has widened into a split; the split has become a gap; and the gap is becoming a gulf. I have in mind the extraordinary contradiction between what President Obama says and what he does."

Why Obama wants America to fail

"Pretending to be doing something about the problem is only half the strategy for Obama. He truly intends to see socialized health care, and European styled labor agreements become reality in America. He knows the consequences of doing such things, he's seen all the projections and what the outcomes would be, but he's doing it anyway."

Obama's new strategy: Blame Bush

"In his inaugural address, President Obama proclaimed 'an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics.'It hasn't taken long for the recriminations to return — or for the Obama administration to begin talking about the unwelcome 'inheritance' of its predecessor. Over the past month, Obama has reminded the public at every turn that he is facing problems 'inherited' from the Bush administration."

Democrats wanted Bush to fail

"One guy – Rush Limbaugh – publicly wishes for Obama's liberalism to fail, and it's call out the dogs. But when the majority of Democrats rooted for Bush's failure, where was the outrage?"

10 of the greatest pieces of conservative wisdom: John Hawkins

Who cares about voter fraud?

"One investigator, after examining Milwaukee's election system, was quoted as saying: 'I know I voted in the election, but I can't be certain it counted.'

Examples of incompetence included the fact that between 4,600 and 5,300 more ballots were cast than actual voters recorded as having shown up at the polls. Election officials declared more than 1,300 registration cards filled out at the polls were 'un-enterable' or invalid. The sloppiness was so bad it hampered and often prevented efforts to prosecute wrongdoers."

MPS' Parental Enticement Porgram spent freely, widely

“Tax dollars intended to help parents improve their children's academic achievement have for years routinely been spent by Milwaukee public schools on everything from roller skating to bowling to water-park field trips, an investigation by Wisconsin Interest has found.Thousands of dollars were also spent on fast food, DJs, prizes, gift certificates and other goodies and giveaways. One school spent $556 in parental-involvement money to buy 250 pumpkins. Another spent $686 for a Milwaukee Bucks Family Night."

Do we really want Arizona-like photo radar here?

Governor Doyle wants to implement photo radar in Wisconsin.

The device is being used in Arizona primarily to build up government coffers. Patrick Bedard who’s been writing for Car and Driver magazine for over 40 years has discovered that the state of Arizona could care less about motorist safety, just as long as they get their cash.

UPDATE: MSNBC published this story today.

March Madness: Does PU have a mascot?

You've got cheerleaders and bands and crazy fans.........and mascots.

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