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
James Stone III
The folks at the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte
VILLAINS OF THE WEEK
State agencies in WI
Brian David Mitchell
Westboro Baptist Church
Isaac Henry Anderson and ????
Bristol Palin haters
Union Square Macy's in San Francisco
Congressman Jim McDermott (D)
QUOTES OF THE WEEK
“If Bradley Tech was a tavern in the city of Milwaukee, it would have been shut down.”
WTMJ’s Jeff Wagner
"Then get the hell out of here if you don't like it."
Franklin Alderman Steve Taylor to bloggers that have been critical of
“It’s tempting not to negotiate with hostage takers, unless the hostage gets harmed…the hostage was the American people.”
President Obama on his discussions with Senate Republicans on tax cuts, calling the GOP, “hostage takers.”
"A long political fight that carried over into next year might have been good politics, but it would be a bad deal for the economy and it would be a bad deal for the American people. This is a big, diverse country. Not everybody agrees with us. I know that shocks people.”
President Obama on criticism from his party over his compromise with Senate Republicans on tax cuts.
“Unfortunately I think that President Obama sees the job more as negotiator-in-chief than really the leader of our country and the leader of our party.”
Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY)
“We're interested in what the men who fight think. As the Pentagon study itself reports: ‘A higher percentage of service members in war-fighting units predicted negative effects.’
So gays openly serving in the military will harm the ‘war-fighting’ part of the military, but the ‘social action’ part will thrive!
Naturally, Marines are the most resistant to overturning ‘don't ask, don't tell,’ with 58 percent of those in combat opposed.
Who cares if the Pentagon's sexual harassment task force supports gays in the military? The combat units don't, and they're the ones who do the job. The rest of us shouldn't get to vote on gays in the military any more than we get to vote on the choreography of ‘
“The bankrupt federal government has decided to spend $4.5 billion regulating bake sales and high school football concession stands. Because, it would appear, there's nothing more urgent than issuing licenses to sell chocolate chip cookies. To be a member of the modern Democrat Party, you have to be exceedingly stupid. The voters just kicked the crap out of Democrats at every level of government for precisely this unconstitutional insanity.
And while they're regulating bake sales, the economy is trembling as taxes on every American are poised to increase. But the lame duck Democrats can't trifle with those minor concerns: vending machines are killing kids. Killing kids, I say!”
Blogger Doug Ross
“So what are they mocking her for? Only for one thing: For not getting an abortion, like any smart career-minded media woman, or media man, like Keith Olbermann, would do. Or advise. Or cajole. Or insist upon. Or pay for, and I don't just mean for the costs of the procedure.
Blogger Ace of Spades on the attacks against
“They basically are just raping you in public. I got asked the other day, do you want to go for a screening or get patted down. I don't want that X-Ray to see everything, honey. The people are so aggressive! It's like, 'Chill out, you didn't find anything on me yet, calm down,'. They say, 'OK, I'm going to be patting you down and I'm going to be touching the crease of your ass.' That is so inappropriate!”
Khloe Kardashian on the TSA patdowns
"On this tragic anniversary please join me in remembering John with deep love and respect. In his short lived life of 40 years, he has given so much to the world. The world was lucky to have known him. We still learn so much from him today. John, I love you!"
Yoko Ono on the 30th anniversary of the assassination of John Lennon
"These critics with the illusions they've created about artists; it's like idol worship. They only like people when they're on their way up. I cannot be on the way up again. What they want is dead heroes, like Sid Vicious and James Dean. I'm not interested in being a dead f . . king hero . . . so forget 'em, forget 'em."
From the last interview John Lennon gave before he was shot dead, revealed in full for the first time this week by Rolling Stone magazine.
OUTRAGE OF THE WEEK
About two dozen squad cars responded to a disturbance at Bradley Tech last week. MPS tried to cover up the story. When it broke this week, MPS tried to downplay the incident.
MOST UNDER-REPORTED STORY OF THE WEEK
Dems gone wild: F*** the president!
MOST OVER-HYPED STORY OF THE WEEK
To read the one-sided coverage, one would think the death of the $810 million train from
Let’s find out.
How about we ask……
How about it, guys?
STRANGEST, MOST UNUSUAL STORY OF THE WEEK
Gettin' high around the Christmas tree.
He put his watch on eBay for $9.95.....
REMEMBER: Your suggestions/nominations for any of these categories every week are welcome, especially for HEROES OF THE WEEK. If you know of anyone in the community deserving of recognition, please e-mail me.