Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Illegal immigration

While we're on the subject of illegal immigration from the replies of the last post, I'd like to point out a few statistics:
  • At the United States/Mexico border there is just a little bit of fence, but it is mostly patrolled by border agents. For those who think the fence is a crazy idea, we have found that in places where we built the fence along southwest has worked. One of the top areas for illegal immigration was the San Diego – Tijuana border. After the installment of the triple fence, illegal immigration in that area decreased by 90%. Even the crime rate in the San Diego, California area dropped by 53%.
  • Just in 2005, 155,000 people were caught crossing that border, who were not from Mexico, but from other faraway countries like China, North Korea, and Iran. People know how easy it is to both get to Mexico and slip through the Mexico-U.S. border. Why should we invest so much money in airport security if it is so easy to slip through the Mexican and American border?
  • The cost socials services to these illegal immigrants has 1996 will soon reach 400 billion dollars. These is all paid by taxes of citizens here in the United States. People who are here illegally do not pay taxes. A lot of this happens through anchor babies and education.
  • Mexico's biggest import is the American dollar (according to RC-0722)
This is why we need to secure our borders and stop illegal immigration.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Why John Mccain is the better choice for national defense

John Mccain has first person experience in the field of national defense. He is alumni of the United States Naval Academy, and he has served as a Naval Aviator. Obama has never served in any branch of the military. John Mccain supports finishing the job in Iraq before we leave. Obama wants to cut and run. I have something for those of you that oppose the war to think about. Whether you approve of war or not, you must realize that angry terrorists won't allow the war to end now. If we pull out of Iraq, the terrorists will probably follow our troops home, and the war will continue on US grounds. We must not allow that to happen. We must finish the job in Iraq. I applaude those of you that approve of the war or disapprove of the war but understand that the job must be finished before we pull out. These are just two reasons why John Mccain is better prepared to take control, there's many more. I encourage everyone to read more at,, and God bless the USA!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

November election: analysis

McCain is trailing Obama in opinion polls (see, but I think that this is the typical result of the enthusiasm for the nomination. However I don't know if Obama would be a successful candidate or not in November. In order to win he will need to hold all the States Mr. Kerry won in 2004 and actually win some more States. Take a look to my analysis.

The most swinging States that Obama could win are, in my opinion, Florida, Ohio, Iowa, Colorado, Nevada and New Mexico. I actually don't think that he can win Florida, Ohio and Colorado, all three States were McCain will be a strong canidate, and if he wins the three remaining States, McCain will win the general election with 269 e.v. over the 268 e.v. of Obama.

Moreover McCain could easily retain those three States mentioned and win a few more States Mr. Bush did not win in 2004 among Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota. In these States Bush was close to victory and McCain will be a strong candidate. If he retains all the States Bush won in 2004 and wins some more States, he will win by a landslide.

It seems to me that Obama is the strongest Democratic candidate in Southern and Mountain states (states that McCain will definitely win, although with a smaller margin than Mr. Bush in 2004), while McCain is the strongest Republican candidate in the North-East, in industrial states (like New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan), in the Mid-West and in California.

It will be a close race, but it seems to me that Obama is actually gaining strenght where he doesn't need it, while being weaker in swing states like Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and so on.
It is too early to make forecasts, but I definitely think that it will be a close race in much more states than in 2004 and that, in that kind of race, McCain is a strong candidate. Obama has much to loose if the red-blue scheme disappears in November. The 50-states strategy will help Mr. McCain, not Obama, who needs not to loose any of the states which Mr. Kerry won in 2004.

(Images: McCain: top, Obama: below)

Monday, June 9, 2008

Hillary's plans

In Mrs. Clinton's speech on Saturday he stated I suspend my campaign. If Hillary actually wanted to support Obama, why did she not say that she would end the campaign instead of suspending? this leads me to think that the Clinton may still attempt to make a end run around Obama before the election.

Obama gets confused

For all the discussion on Obama not being experienced enough and not knowing enough about foreign policy, it looks like Obama doesn't really know his own stuff. Take a look at these videos:

Friday, June 6, 2008

New Blogger and Obama's VP?

Hey, this is ComputerGuy890100, also from Wikipedia and I will be writing in this blog alongside Diligent Terrier, Checco, Orderinchaos, and RC-0722. This is my first post and I hope you like it!

Obama's VP/Running Mate

Sen. Barack Obama (D) recently became the presumative Democratic nominee by earning enough delegates. As said before, John McCain hasn't chosen a running mate and we made a poll for you. The same is to say for Obama. We might put a poll up if approved, after this poll is over.

Hopefully, the vice president that Barack Obama chooses, become a candidate in the 2012 or 2016 election for President. Maybe John Edwards?

Clinton is done!

Well, by now Hillary Clinton has given her concession speech. She is currently hosting about 500 people in her backyard for a thank you party. Her national campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe refused to comment on her meeting with Barack Obama. [citation]


Well folks, it's official. Clinton is conceding saturday at 12:00 PM (EST). Which can only mean one thing: Obama's got the nomination. The two have met somewhere in D.C., but (to my knowledge) have refused to divulge what their meeting was about. Some have speculated it was an offer for the Vice presidency, but I fel that is highly unlikely. Now the big question is, Who will be Obama's running mate? Wil it be Clinton? Or will it be John Edwards?

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

What about Italy?

I would like to know what did you knew and what do you think about the centre-right victory in the Italian general election in April, and especially about the big win of the Northern separatist/federalist Lega Nord, and of Berlusconi and his new administration.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

The creation of this blog and McCain's VP

This blog was partly inspired by the political debates I have seen among Wikipedia editors, and also the small debate that took place on my talk page a few days ago on who McCain's vice presidential choice will be. Now I am asking readers: who do you think McCain's choice will be, and who is your favorite?

Obama and the West

One simple question for my fellow American friends. How was that Obama was so successful in all the primaries of the interior West, from the Mid-West to the Mountain West?