Friday, November 25, 2005

Bad News, Good News

Arizona has bad news and good news. First, the bad news found at

U.S. Border Patrol agents working the Arizona-Mexico border were victims of twice as many attacks this past fiscal year compared with the previous year, officials say.

Officials say the growing number of attacks reflects the increased influence of criminal gangs and the profits they can make smuggling migrants across the border. There were 45 shooting incidents recorded during the last fiscal year along the Arizona border, up from 15 the previous year.

As usual our government does nothing except talk about the problem while we sit and watch the situation go from bad to worse.

And now the good news found in the Arizona Daily Sun.

Jim Kolbe announced Wednesday it is "time for the people of southern Arizona and me to walk down different paths." Kolbe said he believes he could be re-elected, even with a potentially close Republican primary, but said in his prepared statement that the decision is "best for me" as well as his constituents.
Many of us in southern Arizona have long been on a different path, Jim. That is probably why you have chosen not to run.

Kolbe has been one of the speed bumps in addressing the border problem. It's ok with him if the 11 million or more illegals get to remain in this country. He is no loss to those of us who want our laws enforced and our borders secure.

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