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  • Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943 (Fr. George Rutler)

    09/14/2014 5:27:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    Mercatornet ^ | September 12, 2014 | Francis Phillips |
    Fr Rutler, a parish priest in Manhattan, New York and a well-known essayist, has taken his title from the famous quotation in St Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. This is in part because of he wishes to show the larger forces at work during WWII and also because an old friend and fellow priest had bequeathed to him a pile of newspapers, journals and radio transcripts for this particular year. Growing up after the war, Rutler sees his book as “a feeble act of thanks from my generation” for the previous one that had endured so many sacrifices on behalf...
  • The Crusade of Mary Immaculate - St. Maximilian Kolbe (Catholic Caucus)

    08/14/2007 8:35:54 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 24 replies · 1,446+ views
    Dignare Me Laudare Te, Virgo Sacrata ^ | 20th century | St. Maximilian Kolbe
    (14 August is the feast day of the great Marian saint, St. Maximilian Kolbe. The following is taken and adapted from a booklet entitled "The Crusade of Mary Immaculate," printed by the Augustine Publishing Company, Devon, UK, 1988) The Crusade of Mary Immaculate"...The final aim of man is that to which he tends, and for the attainment of which he uses all means. Our aim is to love God through Mary Immaculate, and in her; therefore, our whole life should used for this purpose. To gain as many souls as possible, this is the purpose of our life; to give...
  • Maximillian Kolbe, Apostle of Mary [Catholic Caucus]

    05/08/2010 7:21:59 AM PDT · by mlizzy · 15 replies · 238+ views
    EWTN ^ | Fr. John A. Hardon, S.J.
    Maximillian's Marian Spirituality by Father John A. Hardon, S.J. [1914-2000] We will reconstruct the main features of Maximillian's spirituality. The spirituality of St. Maximillian is based directly on this truth: that the Immaculate Virgin Mary is the Mediatrix of all graces. That is the first premise of his Marian thinking. If this were not so, Maximillian explains, all our strength and effort in the spiritual life would be in vain. In other words, our spiritual life depends on grace. That's obvious, but it also depends on the grace that we must receive through Mary. Second, the Blessed Virgin Mary is...
  • Saint Maximilian Kolbe's 'Secret' Weapon (Catholic Caucus)

    08/14/2009 12:00:09 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 8 replies · 673+ views
    Cover of the January 1922 issue of St. Maximilian's 'The Knight of the Immaculate' periodical, depicting Our Lady 'flanked by two swords impaling the serpents and propaganda of heresy and Masonry' [taken from Fr. Angelo Mary Geiger's Mary Victrix blog] [The following is excerpted from "Kolbe: Saint of the Immaculata," edited by Brother Francis M. Kalvelage, FI.] "Maximilian's secret a medal of Mary that is really no secret. It just seems though it is, as it isn't being used and propagated as St. Maximilian would have us use it in bringing souls to Christ." "The Medal of the Immaculate...
  • Equality and redistribution of wealth (Includes Excerpt From St. Maximilian Kolbe)

    04/24/2009 12:00:49 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 5 replies · 369+ views
    Soapbox Musings ^ | 9/29/2008 | joanallegretti
    Obamas message is not new: tax the rich, give to the poor. Sure, it sounds nice or does it? This strain sounds pretty Marxist to me. Why? Because his tax cuts are not tax cuts. He promises tax cuts for 95% of Americans. Guess what? Only 62% of Americans even pay federal income tax. So those other people, the ones who dont pay taxes, cant get cuts on something they dont pay! So theyre just getting checks from the government. You know what we actually call Obamas tax cuts? Income redistribution. Yes, I want to help the poor. But you...
  • The Immaculate Conception [Catholic Caucus open to invitation]

    05/18/2008 6:19:40 AM PDT · by NYer · 12 replies · 113+ views ^ | Wade L. J. Menezes, C.P.M.
    The great Auschwitz martyr, St. Maximilian Kolbe (d. 1941), during the 1920s, translated from the original French into Polish the official depositions given to both state and Church officials by Bernadette Soubirous, the visionary of Lourdes, France. Between the dates of February 11th and July 16th, 1858, 14-year-old Bernadette claimed to have seen, a total of eighteen times, a lady wearing a lovely white dress with a bright belt who had on each of her feet a pale yellow rose, the same color as her rosary beads. Following strict investigations, these sightings were approved by the Church as apparitions of...
  • Mexico could retaliate if U.S. blocks trucks, Kolbe warns

    12/01/2007 9:05:16 AM PST · by yorkie · 105 replies · 140+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Novembere 30 2007 | Gabriela Rico
    Economic retaliation from Mexico is a real threat if U.S. lawmakers repeal a provision that allows Mexican truckers access to the U.S. interior, according to former U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe. "If Congress succeeds in blocking (the program) I believe Mexico could retaliate, as they are entitled to do," the Arizona Republican told members of the Southern Arizona Logistics Education Organization in Tucson on Thursday. Kolbe, who retired at the beginning of the year after 11 terms in Congress, is the new chairman of the Canamex Corridor Task Force and part of a three-member committee appointed to monitor the cross-border truck...
  • Kolbe to chair state's Canamex task force

    09/29/2007 9:14:40 PM PDT · by yorkie · 6 replies · 163+ views
    AZ Biz ^ | September 28, 2007
    Former Congressman Jim Kolbe was named by Gov. Janet Napoltano to head a task force working to get a NAFTA superhighway built from Mexico through the Southwest and Mountain West to Canada. Kolbe, who retired at the end of last year, will chair the states Canamex Task Force. The Canamex highway is proposed to run from Guadalajara, Jalisco, to Edmonton, Alberta. Through Arizona it would use a combination of upgraded existing highways and new highways from Nogales to the Nevada state line, south of Las Vegas
  • Investigators Find No Wrongdoing in Former Rep. Kolbe's Trip With Pages

    06/06/2007 5:51:02 PM PDT · by RDTF · 4 replies · 512+ views
    Fox ^ | June 6, 2007 | AP
    WASHINGTON Justice Department investigators have absolved former Arizona Rep. Jim Kolbe of wrongdoing in his relationships with House pages, Kolbe says. In a statement Wednesday, Kolbe and his Washington lawyers said they received notice Tuesday that investigators had completed their work on the preliminary inquiry opened by federal prosecutors last fall, and saw no reason to pursue it further. Prosecutors began looking into Kolbe's relationships with House pages after hearing reports that he took a Fourth of July camping trip to the Grand Canyon with two former pages and others in 1996. The inquiry was launched amid a separate...
  • Kolbe is criticized in report on pages (EX-CD8 Arizona US CongreessCritter)

    12/09/2006 12:07:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 9 replies · 625+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Josh Brodesky
    In testimony to the House ethics committee investigating the Mark Foley page scandal, the House's former administrator described outgoing Rep. Jim Kolbe as a "nuisance" who "spent far too much time socially interacting with the pages," according to the committee's report released Friday. The comments from former Clerk of the House Jeff Trandahl, who oversaw the Congressional Page Program, were only part of an investigative report that found no evidence any current lawmakers or aides violated any rules, and recommended no sanctions. In its findings and recommendations, however, the panel went on to say there were a "significant number of...
  • Feds probe trip that Kolbe made with pages (New MSM Target alert)

    10/13/2006 11:05:39 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 53 replies · 1,779+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 10/13/2006 | Jim Popkin, Aram Roston and the NBC News Investigative Unit
    WASHINGTON - Federal prosecutors in Arizona have opened a preliminary investigation of a camping trip Congressman Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., took 10 years ago that included two teenage congressional pages, a Justice Department spokesman told NBC News. NBC News first reported on the camping and rafting trip on Tuesday. A spokesman for the Justice Department in Washington said that the U.S. attorney in Arizona has started a "preliminary assessment" of the trip, after an unidentified source made allegations about the congressman's behavior on the expedition.
  • Hastert says dismissals may follow Foley probe

    10/10/2006 11:43:13 AM PDT · by TexKat · 71 replies · 1,787+ views
    AP ^ | 10/10/06
    WASHINGTON - House Speaker Dennis Hastert said Tuesday he'll dismiss anyone on his staff found to have covered up concerns about ex-Rep. Mark Foley's approaches to former pages. Hastert said he huddled with his staff members last week and he believes they acted appropriately in handling information on Foley's conduct. But he also issued them a stern warning: "If they did cover something up, then they should not continue to have their jobs." The FBI is conducting a criminal investigation and the House ethics committee is investigating any potential violations of standards of conduct. Timeline pushed back Meanwhile, Rep. Jim...
  • Rep. Kolbe saw Foley messages in 2000

    10/08/2006 7:37:23 PM PDT · by dogbyte12 · 125 replies · 3,085+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11-9-06 | Jonathon Weisman
    Another Republican congressman knew of disgraced former representative Mark Foley's inappropriate Internet exchanges as far back as 2000 and personally confronted Foley about his communications. A spokeswoman for Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) confirmed yesterday that a former page showed the congressman Internet messages that had made the youth feel uncomfortable with the direction Foley (R-Fla.) was taking their e-mail relationship. Last week, when the Foley matter erupted, a Kolbe staff member suggested to the former page that he take the matter to the clerk of the House, Karen Haas, said Kolbe's press secretary, Korenna Cline. source with direct knowledge of...
  • Giffords (D) leads Graf (R) in early polling (AZ-08, Giffords up 12)

    09/25/2006 11:34:45 AM PDT · by okstate · 102 replies · 1,602+ views
    KVOA TV ^ | 25 September 2006 | News 4 Tuscon
    It's set to be one of the most watched races in the November elections and it's rooted right here in Southern Arizona. It's a race guaranteed to capture the eyes of the nation. News 4 has partnered with the Arizona Daily Star to conduct a tracking poll in which we asked likely voters a number of questions related to the Congressional District 8 race and the candidates. 600 likely voters in Arizona Congressional District 8 took part in a survey, which was conducted from September 16 - 19, 2006 by 1 to 1 Direct and Marketing Intelligence. The poll has...
  • National Demos pulling Dist. 8 ads (Graf-Giffords race AZCD8)

    09/23/2006 11:07:54 AM PDT · by axes_of_weezles · 65 replies · 1,410+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | 09.23.2006 | Daniel Scarpinato
    Tucson Region National Demos pulling Dist. 8 ads Republicans earlier did the same in Graf-Giffords race By Daniel Scarpinato arizona daily star Tucson, Arizona | Published: 09.23.2006 advertisement National Democrats, following the lead of their Republican counterparts, yanked money out of the District 8 congressional race Friday. The move indicates the diminished level of national influence and interest — at least for now — in what has long been considered a competitive race. On Thursday, the National Republican Congressional Committee made the first move by canceling plans to run nonstop advertising through the Nov. 7 election. Now, Democrat Gabrielle...
  • 'Profound differences' keep Kolbe from endorsing Graf

    09/13/2006 11:14:11 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 42 replies · 901+ views
    The Arizona Daily Star ^ | 09/13/2006 | The Associated Press
    Republican Congressman Jim Kolbe, who is leaving office after eleven terms, will not be supporting the Republican candidate to succeed him. Today, Kolbe, who supported state Representative Steve Huffman in the primary for the eighth Congressional district, issued a statement saying he congratulates conservative Republican Randy Graf on his victory. However, he says "there are such profound and fundamental differences" between Graf and him on several key issues that he can't endorse Graf for the general election. Graf, a former golf pro, campaigned foremost on the need to secure the border with Mexico and put a halt to illegal immigration.
  • [AZ GOP Party Chair] Salmon Breaks the Silence [over CD8 Race] - Party Self-destructs

    09/11/2006 12:31:31 PM PDT · by Spiff · 29 replies · 909+ views
    Arizona 8th ^ | 11 September 2006 | The Committee
    Salmon Breaks the Silence-Party Self-destructs First the news from " I just received an automated call from Arizona Republican Party chairman Matt Salmon urging me to ignore the negative attack ads against Steve Huffman being run be the Democrats. Matt weakly claimed that he was not endorsing any candidate. Sorry Matt your pathetic attempt to help Huffman and say you are not favoring him is too transparent. For the record Matt Salmon did not call when Huffman was lying about and attacking the reputation of Randy Graf. Salmon was also absent when the NRCC intervened in a primary and...
  • Joint Statement Issued by Antenori, Graf, Hellon, and Jenkins (AZ CD8 NRCC Interference)

    09/05/2006 12:32:58 PM PDT · by Spiff · 28 replies · 1,266+ views
    Joint Statement issued by Frank Antenori, Randy Graf, Mike Hellon, and Mike Jenkins | 5 September 2006 | Frank Antenori, Randy Graf, Mike Hellon, and Mike Jenkins
    JOINT STATEMENT ISSUED BY FRANK ANTENORI, RANDY GRAF, MIKE HELLON, AND MIKE JENKINS FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2006 "Today, we, four of the five Republican candidates for Congress in Arizona's Eighth District take a bold step to jointly declare our unified outrage at the highly unusual actions taken by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) to openly support one candidate, Steve Huffman, in this Republican primary. On March 30, 2006, RNC Chairman Ken Mehiman visited Tucson to attend a local party fundraiser. During his visit, Mehlman held a private meeting with the five declared candidates for Congress or their...
  • Poland: Auschwitz martyr Kolbe remembered

    08/14/2006 11:55:37 AM PDT · by lizol · 39 replies · 1,077+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 14, 2006
    Poland: Auschwitz martyr Kolbe remembered By ASSOCIATED PRESS WARSAW, Poland A leading Roman Catholic official led a Mass at Auschwitz on Monday to mark the 65th anniversary of the death of Maximilian Kolbe, a Franciscan friar who gained martyrdom by volunteering to die in the place of another man at the Nazi death camp. Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz, the archbishop of Krakow and the longtime secretary to the late Pope John Paul II, led the ceremony for the Polish friar whose action during World War II carries symbolic weight for the church and Catholic-Jewish relations. Kolbe was sent to Auschwitz in...
  • The Man Who Stepped Out of Line (St. Maximilian Kolbe and Christian Masculinity)

    08/10/2006 6:42:26 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 17 replies · 975+ views
    Spirit and Life ^ | 8/11/2006 | Fr. Thomas J. Euteneuer
    The Man Who Stepped Out of LineIn this post-feminist age where men are still learning remedial masculinity, we have a model of manhood lived heroically which we would do well to emulate. In the early twentieth century Poland gave us that manly priest, John Paul II, but also his hero, Maximilian Kolbe, priest, missionary, spiritual father and martyr of brotherly love. St. Maximilians feast day is August 14th, the vigil of his beloved Virgin Marys Assumption and the day which commemorates the conquest of virile love over the totalitarian creeds of his generation. As men, we could all learn a...
  • <b>Hastert: 'Zero' entry by migrants</b> Group of mostly GOP lawmakers tours border

    07/22/2006 10:00:16 AM PDT · by axes_of_weezles · 23 replies · 552+ views
    ARIZONA DAILY STAR, Tucson, Arizona ^ | 22 July 2006 | Josh Brodesky
    Tucson Region Hastert: 'Zero' entry by migrants Group of mostly GOP lawmakers tours border By Josh Brodesky ARIZONA DAILY STAR Tucson, Arizona | Published: 07.22.2006 advertisement NOGALES, Ariz. — Saying there needed to be "zero penetration" into the United States by illegal entrants, House Speaker Dennis Hastert got a look Friday at the challenges faced by those trying to secure the southern border. The Illinois Republican and a handful of other lawmakers, including Republican Rep. Jim Kolbe, from Southern Arizona, are visiting the border with Mexico. On Friday, the group took a daylong tour in Arizona, including an afternoon...
  • [RINO] Kolbe says time not right to push gay immigration rights [Admits having foreign boyfriend]

    07/06/2006 3:47:55 PM PDT · by Spiff · 82 replies · 1,444+ views
    New York Blade ^ | 6 July 2006 | Joshua Lynsen
    Kolbe says time not right to push gay immigration rightsGay GOP congressman is in bi-national relationship By JOSHUA LYNSEN | Jul 6, 12:38 AM Retiring gay Congressman Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.), who is involved in a bi-national relationship, said in an interview this week that he isn't pushing gay issues in the ongoing immigration battle on Capitol Hill because it would only add "baggage" to the debate. "The immigration debate is so heavily laden and so fraught with so many issues that adding one like this into it is not terribly practical," said Kolbe, one of the leading congressional Republicans setting...
  • Kolbe watching BP checkpoints in area (Kolbe's a Pain in the ***!!)

    05/12/2006 7:39:34 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 430+ views
    BISBEE Congressman Jim Kolbe said he would be closely watching the Border Patrols management of traffic revision points in the area after the officer in charge of the agencys Naco station said that a permanent checkpoint on Highway 90 would be reinstated. Kolbe has long opposed permanent Border Patrol revision points, which he says are predictable and ineffective. Instead, he advocates roving checkpoints and has inserted a provision into Border Patrol appropriations bills requiring the agencys Tucson Sector to relocate checkpoints on a regular basis. The law allows checkpoints, but they must be relocated at least once every seven...
  • Kolbe Watching Border Patrol Checkpoints in Area (He shut them down and wants them to stay down)

    05/12/2006 12:51:11 PM PDT · by Spiff · 34 replies · 1,106+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald/Review ^ | 12 May 2006 | Jonathan Clark
    Kolbe watching BP checkpoints in area By Jonathan Clark Herald/Review BISBEE Congressman Jim Kolbe said he would be closely watching the Border Patrols management of traffic revision points in the area after the officer in charge of the agencys Naco station said that a permanent checkpoint on Highway 90 would be reinstated. Kolbe has long opposed permanent Border Patrol revision points, which he says are predictable and ineffective. Instead, he advocates roving checkpoints and has inserted a provision into Border Patrol appropriations bills requiring the agencys Tucson Sector to relocate checkpoints on a regular basis. The law allows checkpoints,...
  • Border checkpoints disappear

    04/25/2006 6:54:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 32 replies · 977+ views
    BISBEE Motorists along three of Cochise Countys major north-south throughways may have noticed the recent disappearance of some familiar landmarks the Border Patrol checkpoints that had long been fixtures on highways 80, 90 and 191. A Border Patrol spokesman at the agencys Tucson Sector headquarters said Monday that because the management of checkpoints is an operational issue, he could not comment on why or precisely when the permanent revision points in Cochise County had been dismantled. A spokeswoman at Congressman Jim Kolbes office in Washington, however, said that any removal would be appropriate given a law prohibiting long-term...
  • Farewell to The Expert On Borders Jim Kolbe (barf alert)

    01/01/2006 5:11:01 PM PST · by dennisw · 19 replies · 596+ views
    washingtonpost ^ | Sunday, January 1, 2006; Page B07 | By Douglas Doan
    Rep. Jim Kolbe (R-Ariz.) recently announced that he would not seek re-election after serving 11 terms in Congress. His quiet announcement was barely covered in the national media, which is a real pity. His leadership, especially on issues of immigration and border security, will be sorely missed. Consider, for example, the immigration bill recently passed by Congress with much sound and fury. This bill has only one idea: to muscle up on more enforcement along our borders. The sad fact is that we have already tried this. During the past 15 years, we have more than quadrupled the number of...
  • Susie's Letter to Mexico

    12/22/2005 5:47:09 PM PST · by axes_of_weezles · 42 replies · 1,242+ views
    The Tucson Weekly, Currents Section ^ | 10 Nov 2005 | Leo W. Banks
    By LEO W. BANKS Leo W. Banks The Morales family, from left: Alex, Susie and Heriberto. Leo W. Banks Before he approaches a pasture, Sonny Clarke scans the area with binoculars for signs of danger. Leo W. Banks A cup hangs from the Morales water tank, an invitation for passers-by to drink. Leo W. Banks Morales wrote her letter to Alejandro Mata's mom from her kitchen table. Leo W. Banks "When you have to wear a bulletproof vest because of gang snipers on public land in your own country, it's pretty bad," says Jake Brown. Susie Clarke Morales lives in...
  • "Who Are You, Immaculate Conception?"

    12/07/2005 12:17:56 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 23 replies · 950+ views
    Lourdes Magazine ^ | December 2004 | Fr Andr Cabes
    Who Are You, Immaculate Conception?Mary, mother of GodFr. [now Saint Maximilian] Kolbe asked this question during a meditation on February 17 1941, the same day he was arrested, just before he left for the concentration camp at Auschwitz, where he would die on August 15. Immaculate Conception : these very words crossed the lips of the Immaculate herself. So they must show just how important they were in describing who she is. Fr Kolbe remembered Marys declaration to Bernadette on March 25 1858. Fr Peyramale, the parish priest of Lourdes, had been astonished by the name Our Lady gave to...
  • Immigration Issue Helped Make Kolbe Quit Congress

    12/06/2005 12:29:44 PM PST · by SC33 · 42 replies · 813+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | December 2, 2005 | John Gizzi
    The mood on Capitol Hill is not a pleasant one, Rep. Jim Kolbe (R.-Ariz.) said, explaining to reporters his surprise decision to retire from Congress. I worry about that. But while the 63-year-old Kolbe cited what he called divisiveness in Washington as the chief reason for leaving the House seat he has held since 1984, more than a few pundits and home-state political opponents pointed to another reason for the moderate Republicans exodus: his softness on the issue of illegal immigration, an increasingly volatile issue in Arizonas 3rd District.
  • FReep the Poll: Rate RINO Jim Kolbe's Performance

    12/03/2005 10:56:49 AM PST · by Spiff · 23 replies · 604+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald (Poll is on left side, scroll down) ^ | 3 December 2005 | Sierra Vista Herald Poll
    Go HERE. The poll is on the left side, scroll down. Vote early, vote often. U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe, who represents Cochise County, announced last week that he was not going to seek a 12th term in office. How would you rate his work in Congress over the past 21 years? Effective. Somewhat effective. Not very effective. Ineffective. This poll needs to be FReeped. This is a newspaper in Kolbe's home district. Kolbe lost Cochise County to conservative Republican challenger Randy Graf in last year's primary election. Tucson easily nullified our votes. This newspaper is in the heart of Cochise...
  • (RINO) Kolbe's retirement could change immigration debate

    11/30/2005 12:27:58 PM PST · by Spiff · 37 replies · 697+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald/Review ^ | 29 November 2005 | Jennifer Talhelm
    Kolbe's retirement could change immigration debate By JENNIFER TALHELM Tuesday, November 29, 2005 10:10 PM MST Associated Press WASHINGTON If hes lucky, Rep. Jim Kolbes last big accomplishment before retiring from the House next year could be helping to overhaul the nations immigration policy. But a day after President Bush visited Arizona to promote his own immigration plans, experts predict lawmakers are still too divided over immigration to pass comprehensive legislation next year. That means Kolbe, a 22-year veteran of the House who announced his retirement last week, may leave before lawmakers decide the fate of a guest worker...
  • A Clue to Solving Illegal Immigration Problem.

    11/30/2005 1:22:19 AM PST · by Bob Haran · 48 replies · 2,579+ views
    November 30, 2005 | Bob Haran
    Let's face it, our elected officials don't have a clue about how to reduce illegal immigration. After President Bush proposed a guest worker program in January 2004, he repeatedly has said, illegal border crossing must stop. He now says he is looking for an overall strategy to curb illegal immigration. Congress can't agree on what to do about illegal immigration. McCain, Kolbe, Flake and Ted Kennedy, want a guest worker program and also want to allow some undocumented immigrants to become legal residents, but they insist that is not an amnesty. Senator Jon Kyl wants illegal immigrants to go home,...
  • Political dash follows Kolbe exit

    11/27/2005 12:10:40 PM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 534+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Nov 27, 2005 | C.J. Karamargin
    Once you get there, you stay there. That could well be the one timeless truth about Congress. For the 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, re-election is one of life's certainties. The possibility of a lifetime job - a job with no shortage of power, perks and prestige - also explains much about the mad dash that began Wednesday, with the unexpected announcement by Republican Rep. Jim Kolbe that he will not run for a 12th term in 2006. "These opportunities don't happen everyday," said Rep. Ral Grijalva, a Tucson Democrat. Open congressional seats are indeed among the...
  • Good Bye, Congressman Jim Kolbe

    11/25/2005 12:48:39 PM PST · by Bob Haran · 68 replies · 2,348+ views
    November 25, 2005 | Bob Haran
    Regarding Congressman Jim Kolbe's decision not to run for reelection, in a word, "Hallelujah." When someone retires or passes away, we try to say something nice about that person, we downplay his negatives and point out his positives. I would like to do the same for Congressman Jim Kolbe, but I really don't have the time to do that much research, other then to say, I wholeheartedly approve of his decision to leave Congress. I'm sure Kolbe will be missed by Mexican President Vincente Fox, he is one of the best members of Congress Mexico has ever had in the...
  • (RINO) Rep. Jim Kolbe to retire from Congress (WOOHOO!!!)

    11/23/2005 11:47:00 AM PST · by Spiff · 103 replies · 2,080+ views
    Associated Press | 23 November 2005
    Jim Kolbe to retire from Congress Associated Press Nov. 23, 2005 12:35 PM Veteran U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe has decided he wont seek re-election in 2006, political associates said Wednesday. He will have served 22 years in the U.S. House by the time he steps down next year. The 63-year-old Arizona Republican has served in the House since 1985. He acknowledged in 1996 that is a homosexual. State Sen. Toni Hellon, R-Tucson, said Kolbe told her of his intentions during a telephone call Wednesday. He wants to do other things, she said. A second person who is a political associate...
  • (RINO) Kolbe won't seek re-election

    11/23/2005 1:15:43 PM PST · by Spiff · 13 replies · 1,003+ views
    Kolbe won't seek re-election THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Tucson, Arizona | Published: 11.23.2005 advertisementU.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe, a leading proponent of free trade and the only openly gay Republican in Congress, announced Wednesday he won't seek a 12th term in 2006. Kolbe, first elected in 1984, acknowledged in 1996 that he is gay and has often disagreed with his party on gay rights issues. Kolbe, 63, released a statement saying he'd concluded it was time he and his district "walk down different paths." "I make this decision not out of despair or discouragement or even uncertainty about my political prospects for...
  • Graces Will Be Abundant (175th Anniversary of Miraculous Medal)

    10/28/2005 11:58:04 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 16 replies · 1,629+ views
    Immaculata Magazine ^ | Oct./Nov./Dec. 2005 | Ada Locatelli, FKM
    Graces Will Be Abundant by Ada Locatelli, fkm On November 27, 1830, 175 short years ago, Our Lady appeared to St. Catherine Laboure in the chapel of the Motherhouse of the Sisters of Charity, at 140 Rue du Bac, Paris, entrusting the young novice with a mission and with a gift. Our Lady showed herself as the Immaculate Conception: her feet resting on a globe and crushing a twisted serpent, rings on her fingers and rays - symbol of graces - flowing from her hands. St. Catherine recounted: "Her height was medium and her countenance, indescribably beautiful... A frame... formed...
  • Immigrant funding bill progressing (States want reimbursed for expense of illegal alien criminals.)

    10/01/2005 4:10:31 AM PDT · by Happy2BMe · 24 replies · 947+ views
    Immigrant funding bill progressing State still shouldering financial burden By Lisa Friedman, Washington Bureau LA Daily News WASHINGTON - California and other border states appear to be gaining ground in efforts to boost federal reimbursement for the costs of keeping criminal illegal immigrants in jail. Legislation passed by the House this week would increase nationwide funding for the State Criminal Alien Assistance Program to $750 million next year. Nationwide, the plan by Reps. David Dreier, R-Glendora, and Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz., would raise reimbursement to $950 billion by 2008 - nearly three times more than currently budgeted. The Senate, which...
  • Freep the GOP Reps who voted "aye" on special rights for gays

    09/15/2005 6:48:47 AM PDT · by Antoninus · 91 replies · 4,066+ views
    Free Republic ^ | 9/15/2005 | Antoninus
    Below is the roll call vote.The link you provided is the final vote on the whole bill. It appears to have received bipartisan support. Just before that vote, another vote was held on the amendment by Rep. John Conyers which inserted the "Hate Crimes" provision. Amendment #25 - Roll #469 AYES NOES PRES NV REPUBLICAN 30 194 6 DEMOCRATIC 192 5 5 INDEPENDENT 1 TOTALS 223 199 11 REPUBLICANS VOTING AYE DEMOCRATS VOTING NO Bass Biggert Boehlert Bono Castle Dent Diaz-Balart, L. Diaz-Balart, M. Fitzpatrick (PA) Foley Gerlach Johnson (CT) Kelly Kirk Kolbe...
  • 50 Republican Incumbents Undeserving of Support by Pro-life Voters

    09/06/2005 3:48:24 PM PDT · by Constitution Restoration Act · 42 replies · 1,868+ views
    Republican National Coalition for Life ^ | August 25, 2005 | COLLEEN PARRO
    2006 Congressional Election Cycle Has Begun 50 Republican Incumbents Undeserving of Support by Pro-life Voters The Republican National Coalition for Life PAC is currently receiving phone calls from Republican candidates for Congress in the 2006 Republican primaries. Our usual practice is to mail our Candidate Questionnaire to Republican candidates in each district as soon as the filing deadlines are reached. When we receive the results of the questionnaire, they are recorded on our website at so that voters can see for themselves it those seeking to represent them in Washington are truly pro-life. We hope that this service...
  • House speaker says immigration reform a priority(Amnesty watch)

    08/25/2005 5:06:06 PM PDT · by Conservative Firster · 25 replies · 621+ views
    AP/KOLD News 13 ^ | Aug 25,2005 | AP
    (TUCSON, Ariz.) House Speaker Dennis Hastert says the long-awaited reform of immigration laws will be atop the list of chores when Congress reconvenes. However, he says you can't have legislation without consensus. He noted during a stop in Tucson that there are even wide differences in Arizona's congressional delegation on how do deal with illegal immigration. Hastert said whatever legislation surfaces from the process must address border security, a workable guest-worker program and how to deal with the millions of illegal immigrants living and raising families in the U-S. The House speaker was in Tucson yesterday to attend a fund-raiser...
  • Congressman Kolbe's home robbed by Illegal Aliens!

    08/04/2005 8:56:30 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 46 replies · 1,118+ views
    Nogales International ^ | Aug 4, 2005 | Patti Lewis
    Culprits freshen up a bit at Kolbe's By Patti Lewis Someone's running around dressed like a congressman. Rep. Jim Kolbe's house in Sonoita was burglarized July 23 by a suspected group of undocumented migrants, said Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Lt. Ramon Fuentes. The burglary was reported shortly after 5 p.m., when one of Kolbe's local friends noticed one of the home's doors was wide open. Sheriff's deputies, Patagonia Marshal's deputies and Border Patrol agents quickly responded. It quickly became apparent that the culprits weren't interested in big-ticket items, because electronics and other valuable items were left largely untouched, Fuentes said....
  • Culprits freshen up a bit at Kolbe's

    08/03/2005 6:31:48 PM PDT · by SC33 · 24 replies · 589+ views
    Nogales International ^ | August 1, 2005 | Patti Lewis
    Culprits freshen up a bit at Kolbe's By Patti Lewis Posted: Monday, August 1, 2005 3:52 PM PDT Someone's running around dressed like a congressman. Rep. Jim Kolbe's house in Sonoita was burglarized July 23 by a suspected group of undocumented migrants, said Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Lt. Ramon Fuentes. The burglary was reported shortly after 5 p.m., when one of Kolbe's local friends noticed one of the home's doors was wide open. Sheriff's deputies, Patagonia Marshal's deputies and Border Patrol agents quickly responded. It quickly became apparent that the culprits weren't interested in big-ticket items, because electronics and other...
  • BP Checkpoint apprehensions down;Tucson Sector off by 77% (RINO Kolbe (R-Logcabin Poofter))

    07/26/2005 6:32:46 PM PDT · by axes_of_weezles · 13 replies · 449+ views
    The Arizona Daily (Red) Star ^ | 26 July 2005 | By Michael Marizco
    A nine-month investigation by the Government Accountability Office concludes that the Border Patrol's Tucson sector checkpoints have suffered a 77 percent decline in apprehensions since 2001- the year after Congress imposed a requirement that the inspection stations be moved every seven days. But the GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, could not determine whether the decrease occurred because of the congressional mandate for temporary checkpoints or because illegal entrants and drug loads are simply being brought in through other areas. A dispute between the Border Patrol and Rep. Jim Kolbe, R-Ariz,. over permanent vs. temporary checkpoints has been ongoing...
  • Kolbe, Border Patrol see checkpoint study results differently(Must Read!)

    07/26/2005 12:29:31 PM PDT · by SC33 · 14 replies · 580+ views
    KVOA Tuscon ^ | July 26, 2005 | Peter Busch
    In 2002, Congress mandated that Border Patrol checkpoints in The Tucson Sector start rotating locations every week or two. Since that time, a General Accounting Office study shows, agents in the sector have made significantly fewer apprehensions.
  • Global Representative JIM KOLBE & CFR: NO BORDERS with Mexico by year 2010!

    07/17/2005 8:05:03 PM PDT · by Spiff · 59 replies · 1,357+ views
    Graf for Congress Press Release ^ | 18 July 2005 | Graf for Congress Campaign
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE For more information, please contact Steve Aiken at (520) 887-2984 July 18, 2005 Global Representative JIM KOLBE & CFR: NO BORDERS with Mexico by year 2010! Kolbe also accepts position on Board of Trustees for Bill Clinton Global Initiative (Tucson) -- Congressman Jim Kolbes membership in global organizations such as the Clinton Global Initiative and the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) begs the question: how does his involvement with foreign affairs and global think tanks benefit the people of southern Arizona? The fact that Jim Kolbe has teamed up with Bill Clinton, Jacques Chirac, Kofi Annan, and...
  • Minuteman rally brings out intense passions (Phoenix)

    07/02/2005 2:56:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 45 replies · 1,125+ views
    PHOENIX - If anything could symbolize the tensions about border issues in Arizona, it was a line of police officers separating a man carrying the Mexican national banner from those who held high American flags on the capitol grounds. On Friday, organizers and supporters of the Minuteman program held a rally, loudly touting their success in April when they brought volunteers to Cochise County, declaring the movement is growing throughout the nation and challenging politicians to either get aboard the fast moving train of people wanting the borders secured or face defeat in next year's elections. But counter demonstrators were...
  • AZ: Napolitano, Kolbe to meet with Mexican officials

    06/16/2005 3:08:43 PM PDT · by hsmomx3 · 9 replies · 352+ views
    The Business Journal ^ | Mike Sunnucks
    Gov. Janet Napolitano will be in Tucson through Saturday for meetings with top Mexican officials from the border state of Sonora. Tucson Congressman Jim Kolbe is also scheduled to attend the meetings with Mexican leaders. Napolitano said the major focus of the meetings will be economic development. Mexico is Arizona's top trading partner, but illegal immigration and border security are top problems in U.S. and Arizona relations south of the border. The Democratic governor has gotten some heat from immigration hawks for her vetoes of several Republican measures aimed at prohibiting illegal immigrants from obtaining government services and allowing local...
  • Kolbe's comments upset Cyprus government officials (CINO Causes trouble)

    06/08/2005 7:20:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 11 replies · 358+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | June 8, 2005 | C.J. Karamargin
    The government of Cyprus is rejecting comments by U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe that the divided island nation's Greek community has no incentive to reach a reunification agreement with their Turkish neighbors. "This is a lie," said Annie Charalambous, press counselor with the Cypriot embassy in Washington. "We suffer more from the division than anybody else." Kolbe, chairman of the congressional panel that oversees foreign aid, told reporters Monday that his recent visit to Cyprus made clear that joining the European Union has altered long-held attitudes and "reduced the incentive" for Greeks to negotiate. "They are now inside the European Union,"...
  • Locals join national push to oust DeLay (MoveOn.Org GAGGGGG!)

    06/03/2005 4:35:38 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 646+ views
    Sierra Vista Herald, Sierra Vista Arizona ^ | June 3, 2005 | DIANE SAUNDERS
    SIERRA VISTA - U.S. Rep. Jim Kolbe could suffer from eyestrain if he personally reads 2,071 signatures on a petition asking that Texas Congressman Tom DeLay be removed as U.S. House of Representatives majority leader. The petition was delivered Thursday afternoon to Kolbe's Sierra Vista office by eight volunteers for MoveOn Political Action Committee. "Republicans in Congress should fire Tom DeLay as majority leader because of repeated and flagrant ethical misconduct," the petition stated. Hereford resident Jerry Covey, a MoveOn volunteer who coordinated the petition delivery Thursday, said the stack of signed petitions, many with additional comments, were from Southeast...