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#YESon8 Victory

It appears that we have emerged victoriously! It was only by a narrow margin though and there are still votes to be counted, but with 100% of precincts reporting and we have a 52.5%, I think we are safe to say we won! I think they still have to count the absentee ballots which I guess could take up to a month.

I totally slept through my alarm this morning and was a little late to work, but it felt so good. We had a 53′ FedEx National LTL truck deliver a 2′ x 2′ x 2′ box to us today. The packing slip says it was sent on a pallet. It gets even better. Inside the box was a 3″ x 3″ x 10″ box without even any packing material! I think they could have sent it US Mail! I have pictures for the fun of it. I’ll have to post them later.

I enjoyed a quiet evening at home tonight. I bought Melissa’s plane ticket, watched some TV and talked on the phone. I really was pretty much just lazy tonight. I was able to talk Melissa into coming with me to Maui. I don’t think she has realized yet that this means she is stuck with me for the bulk of the week. I wonder when she will figure that out! The flight I’m on jumped to $1800 today, it is absurd. I booked her on a flight that was $570 by the time I got it booked, but was $360 or so earlier this afternoon. I guess I still haven’t learned that it pays to book flights early.

I discovered that my website is #4 for yeson8 and #5 for proposition 8 text. I’m sure I’m in the top results for other searches as well. The daily visitors on my site have about doubled over the past month. I’m sure it will die down here again soon.

I’m sure there was something else I wanted to write about tonight, but I need to get some sleep and stop writing. Good night to all and thank you for your support!

The New Delta, Merging With Northwest Airlines Makes It The World’s Largest Carrier

Delta and the other large carriers need to get off their large rear ends and figure out the reason why they can’t make any money is because they don’t have an effective plan in place. I finally figured this out when I was one of 11 people on board a 737 from SLC to JFK a few months ago. We got off the plane to transfer to another. The flight we transferred to was on the same plane we just deboarded from and we didn’t leave for four hours. Now, I realize that you can’t have flights at all hours of the day, and they can’t all be fully stocked, but this was in early morning when I believe the demand for flights is fairly high.  Southwest would never leave a plane sitting on the ground for that long. They could also examine this stupid standby policy and realize that the incremental revenue from one customer getting on the plane is infinitely greater than the incremental cost of that customer.

The New Delta, Merging With Northwest Airlines Makes It The World’s Largest Carrier
Also, I think we have to keep in mind that as long as the government doesn’t go messing everything up, economics will rule as long as their is enough compeition. I think there is more than enough now, so a few mergers shouldn’t hurt. Companies like SouthWest and JetBlue are the ones that are going to win when Delta tries to double their airfares thinking they won’t have any competition.

For the record, the only reason I don’t fly Southwest and JetBlue more often is because of either their timing of flights or lack of direct flights. JetBlue seems to have flights at the opposite end of the day from when I want one and it seems with Southwest you can’t go anywhere without going through a hub in Vegas or Phoenix which triples the flight time!