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.
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...
HEROES OF THE WEEK
St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony La Russa
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
Patrick Fousek and Samantha Tomasini
Former Milwaukee County Supervisor Jim McGuigan
El Reno, Oklahoma police
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
"Every economist who's looked at it has said the (stimulus) did its job. It put a brake on the collapse of the economy. It avoided another Great Depression, and now it's growing again. It's hard to argue sometimes that things would have been a lot worse. People say unemployment is still at 9.6 percent but it's not at 12 or 13 or 15. The stock market didn't fully recover, but it's recovered more than people expected last year. That's part of the challenge in delivering (the message of) all the Recovery Act accomplished. Things are still tough, they're just not as bad as they could have been."
President Obama during a visit this week to
"We all know that government doesn't create jobs, private businesses do," McReynolds said. "We operate here in
VP Joe Biden, who, incidentally, was not condemned by the hateful Left for his Nazi comparison.
“There are a lot of people who wrote these eulogies for Senator Byrd, and the newspapers, and I read a bunch of them. And they mentioned that he once had a fleeting association with the Ku Klux Klan. And what does that mean?
I'll tell what you it means. He was a country boy from the hills and hollers of
There are no perfect people. There are certainly no perfect politicians.”
Bill Clinton in a bizarre explanation of the late Senator Robert Byrd’s membership in the KKK.
“White folk done took this country. You're in their home, and they're gonna let you know it....You are not now, nor have you ever been, nor will you ever be a brother to white folk and if you do not realize that, you are in serious trouble.”
“For someone who asked to be held to the highest standard, President Obama spends an awful lot of time making excuses and whining about others. The American people want leadership from the White House, not childish partisanship.”
House Republican Leader John Boehner
“Here's the thing. If the polls said that 70% of illegals are gonna vote Republican, the Democrats would have already built a high speed railroad train all the way down to Peru to get them outta here, they'd have been long gone years ago. There's no question. So you want to call 'em illegal Democrats just to make the point.”
“Consider this a textbook case of cause and effect.
The cause: Conservative
The effect: Said same illegal aliens immediately pack their bags and move next door to liberal
Surely, the good people of
From the blog, I Hate the Media
“Considering his accuser claims to have DNA evidence, it looks like (Al Gore’s) fate is in the hands of his old friend: science!”
Blogger Jim Treacher
"I stopped off (on the way) here to get a kringle. Maybe on the way back I'll look for a brat, but don't tell Michelle."
President Obama in
Obama not completely honest about clean up efforts in the Gulf.
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
I'm sorry, but "Eclipse" is not "Gone With The Wind."
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Going once, going twice, SOLD!
The bride wore camouflage......so did he.
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