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.
Here are interesting articles from the past week that are worth a read:
Effete New York Times asks: 'Is it immoral to watch the Super Bowl?'
"Writer Steve Almond, best known previously for resigning an adjunct professorship at Boston College because Condoleezza Rice was picked for commencement speaker, argued that sending men to the NFL was like sending our underclass soldiers off to war in Afghanistan."
Is watching the Super Bowl worth your life?
"There's no denying it, the Super Bowl can be quite hazardous to your health. Alcohol, excitement, stress, prolonged sitting, and fatty foods combine to create an unwholesome atmosphere like no other."
New Jersey taxes winners, especially if your name is Peyton Manning
"So, let’s put this in perspective. After all, we’re talking about people that earn tens of millions of dollars to play a Sunday afternoon game. Get out your slide rule: This is where math class comes in handy."
In the 65 minutes Obama spoke during the State of the Union address...
"This happened in America."
Re-state of the Union
"President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Tuesday wasn't what I wanted to hear. This is what the president should have said:
"I cannot imagine what I was thinking when I pushed Obamacare. I now see it is folly to entrust government, which cannot balance its books and routinely loses track of billions of dollars, with even greater power over health care."
GOP crafts plan to wreck the country, lose voters
"Even after three generations in America, Hispanics still support bigger government 55 percent to 36 percent, compared to the general public, which opposes bigger government 48 percent to 41 percent.
"How are Republicans going to square that circle? It's not their position on amnesty that immigrants don't like; it's Republicans' support for small government, gun rights, patriotism, the Constitution and capitalism.
"Reading these statistics, does anyone wonder why Democrats think vastly increasing immigration should be the nation's No. 1 priority?"
Dear America, I saw you naked
"And yes, we were laughing. Confessions of an ex-TSA agent."
What are they smoking?
"The national debate over marijuana legalization has caught many liberals in a confounding paradox. These liberals, who have fought vociferously for bans on cigarettes, super-sized sodas, trans fats and other unhealthy substances, now either advocate for the legalization of marijuana or stand unopposed to it. This is notable because, whatever else it is, marijuana is not healthy."
'Jay Z' is a poor excuse for a husband
"What do you call a man who stands there smiling and singing as his scantily clad wife straddles a chair and shakes her rear end for other men’s titillation?"
What Super Bowl week is all about
"This is a rah-rah event in a hard town that does not easily rah-rah. New Yorkers are blasé about everything besides open houses for two-bedroom apartments and meals served on very, very tiny plates. The Rolling Stones could play a free show in Washington Square Park and a lot of residents would be like, 'Pass. Too crowded. The subway is going to be insane.' But can you be blasé about a Super Bowl? It seems blasphemous. It's the Super Bowl, buddy! Don't be a cynic. Come on.
'But as a local—and this column is for locals—you may be still be wondering what Super Bowl XLVIII all about. Here's what it's all about:
"1. Per order of the NFL, any visiting Super Bowl fan may knock on your door at any time, day or night, and you must provide the fan with one (1) complimentary bed and one (1) hot meal. They may help themselves to any sweater in your closet. Yes, even the warm chunky sweater you love, the one with the big buttons."