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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.

Obama's not impressed? Neither am I

The president answered his critics today:

"The buck stops with me, and we're responsible. Opposition is always easy. Saying no to something is easy. Saying yes to something and figuring out how to solve problems and govern, that's hard. I'm not impressed by just being able to say no."

Look, Mr. President, there's nothing wrong with saying no to your outrageous plans to spend our country into oblivion. Those of us, and there are many who don't drink the Socialism Kool-Aid are quite concerned about the devastating impact your ill-advised plans will have on the future of our great country, and the ever-increasing debts you will burden our children and grandchildren with. We have every right, a duty and an obligation to point out the damaging ramifications.

I'll say no to huge bailouts and gargantuan spending bills every time.

You're not impressed?

You haven't exactly been so hot these past two months.

Another dead baby in taxpayer-supported child care

When is government going to stop subsidizing mothers who are a danger to their babies, scamming the system, or both?

The latest candidate for mother of the year is Rose Prescott.

Last April, Prescott’s two-month old baby girl, Brianna Buchanan-Prescott, died after sleeping with her mother.

This past Sunday, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, “Prescott found her 6-day-old daughter, Ceianna Buchanan, dead on her living room couch. Prescott, 30, told police she was too drunk to remember placing the baby on the couch and whether she slept on the couch with the infant.  She (the infant) appeared to have been smothered.”

There’s more.

“The mother of the infant girl who died Sunday appears to have provided Milwaukee County with bogus employment information to qualify six of her children for taxpayer-funded child care. Two of the kids don't even live in Wisconsin. The cost to taxpayers: more than $1,300 per week.”

Some people just shouldn’t have children. Rose Prescott, queen of negligence is one of them. And it’s time to put the heavy clamps down on these social programs that essentially give a license to horrible moms to mistreat their innocent babies.

Of course, that kind of talk gets the racist card treatment. Sorry, critics aren’t the villains. Rotten moms like Rose Prescott are.

The Journal Sentinel has published the obligatory story with tips for safe sleeping. It’s come to this. The newspaper is now the unofficial, “How to properly parent” source.

Meanwhile, police are calling the latest smothering death an accident. How does that phrase go? Fool me once….

The latest from the Journal Sentinel...

When the charity stripe isn't so charitable

When I played on my 8th grade basketball team, the league our school participated in held a free throw contest for every player on every team. Each kid got to go to the free throw line and was given 25 attempts.

I can remember which basket I shot at in that old recreation center. You know the routine. Bounce, bounce, bounce. You eye it. You try it. You hope you buy it.

I wasn’t keeping track (someone else was) but I knew I was doing better than ok. At the end of my turn, I was officially informed I had connected on 16 tosses, good for 64%. I still have my plaque for winning the free throw shooting competition.

64%. For 8th grade, that’s pretty amazing. For some teams in Division 1 NCAA men’s basketball, that would be an improvement.

March Madness is about to kick into high gear and with no dominant team, no one has a lock on the championship. The final game could very well come down to the final free throws. It certainly did last year.

Memphis had the title practically in the bag in the final moments against Kansas. All season long, the Tigers sheer talent had allowed them to get away with shooting 61% from the free throw line as a team. But their luck ran out in the biggest game of them all.

Memphis entered that championship game as the team to beat, #1 in the country with an incredible season and tournament run. They lost because they couldn’t make a simple shot they collectively made thousands of times in practice, in high school, and on the playground. Some of this year’s top college teams might also suffer from Memphis-itis.

Here’s the current Associated Press Top 25:

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UPDATE: Those poor kids in Oshkosh

Snow cancellations had originally threatened to extend the school calendar to June 16 in Oshkosh.

Some members of the Oshkosh school board didn’t like it, but a plan has been approved to extend a few school days instead by 16 minutes each day. That way, the kids don’t have to bake in class until mid-June.

Good move.

Hoggish Herbie Kohl

Taxpayers for Common Sense
reports there are $7.7 billion worth of earmarks in the federal spending bill. With America’s economy suffering crisis proportions, our elected officials in D.C. don’t understand that the country is in no shape to keep spending.

Naturally, they see nothing wrong with running up the tab.

Some are bigger porkers than others.

Ever wonder what Herb Kohl actually does?  He never says anything, proposes anything, does anything. Wisconsin’s senior U.S. Senator has about the same number of legislative claims to fame as our president (that would be none). For that, Kohl gets a big fat pass from every reporter and editorial board in the state.

We do know that like Emeril Lagasse, Kohl knows pork fat when he sees it, and loves it. Fox News has released the top 20 list of earmarks, lawmaker-by-lawmaker, in the $410 billion federal spending bill, and guess who’s on it?

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