Latest Rant-Airlines

Today’s Rant will be short but:

Today, United Airlines announced that they would charge $15 for the first checked piece of luggage on all flights. This has been after they announced charging for the first one, along with every other airline but Southwest Airlines. The thing that aggravates me is the fact that even though this is all the case, air travel is still extremely expensive (for the base price ticket). I am OK with this, along with the charging for the frills on an airline, SWA has been doing it for years. But, my question is how Ryan Air in Europe can charge so little for flights, and have similar expenses. I just looked at flights from London to Rome, and one flight was 0.89 GBP, or $1.80! Thats right, for less than a Big Mac, you could be flying from London to Rome. I have part of an explanation on this, but that will be for a later rant on Trains, and Public Transportation.

Which brings me to truly question why this is the case? I understand a big part of the price is fuel, but not that much. I wonder if there was less administration, payouts, and pensions could this work? Or is it a problem of competition? Stay tuned to my future rant on Transportation to find out.


June 12, 2008 at 9:51 am Leave a comment

Awesome Quote Gov.

David Patterson’s Quote:

“People need to see what property tax has done to people in the state,” Paterson said. “And if they can’t see it, I would suggest laser surgery.”

This is a great quote, whether you are in favor of the cap or not, The gov is not only legally blind, he just underwent laser eye surgery!

June 11, 2008 at 12:01 pm Leave a comment

Ice Cream (Take 2)

So Eddie and I checked out Emack and Bolio’s on Delaware. Really good. I had the Key Lime Frozen Yogurt. It was to die for, they put pieces of Cinnamon Toast Crunch in it for the crust.

He was dying to try the Egg Cream. He got a raspberry one. Said it was good, but no Miss Albany…Then again, what is?

June 8, 2008 at 6:20 pm Leave a comment

Ice Cream!

So like I need more foods that can kill me, but a new Ice Cream Shoppe has opened up, Emack and Bolio’s
on Delaware. I think I am going to check it out this weekend, I’ll let you know.

June 6, 2008 at 2:43 pm Leave a comment

Latest Rant-The Convention Center

So, I decided, I am going to start a new feature, my latest rants. For those of you with Google Readers, you may just want to mark as read and move on, those who want a little entertainment, read on.

The Albany Convention Center is by far the most ridiculous proposal I have ever heard come out of the City of Albany. After many years of planning and designs for this monstrosity, I still don’t know what the point is. The idea is that if you build it, they will come. Don’t get me wrong, I think many organizations come to Albany, but aren’t the existing places big enough? Why do we need to have more destruction of historical buildings, or greenspace to further The Tan Man’s Plan?

I don’t know about you, but If I was looking at a place for a national conference, or something that would be the approximate size of the convention center, here are just a few of my options: Orlando, Anaheim, Chicago, New York, Washington, Branson, Austin, Las Vegas, Boston, and Albany. Well, after I find out Branson is full for the week of my conference, my obvious next choice is Albany…Why? I  want my members to experience Albany in February. Maybe this isn’t a bad idea if I was heading up an Amway conference, because if you can put up with Albany in February, you can sell ice cubes to Eskimos. I don’t want them to enjoy themselves in Vegas, or Orlando. Don’t get me wrong, there are plenty of things to do in Albany, and a lot of great things at that, but I just don’t think the market is there, despite what the Tan Man says.

June 2, 2008 at 2:51 pm Leave a comment

7th Ward- First Post

Hello everyone and welcome to the my blog. This blog is created to discuss things out and about the 7th Ward, along with everything else I may go on a rant on…

It the upcoming posts, I will talk about politics, local stuff, and cool things I’m up to.

So, Stay tuned.

June 1, 2008 at 6:55 pm Leave a comment

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