## Wednesday, November 7, 2012

### Whew, mostly.

Hope that is the last we see of Romney on the national stage. Most inauthentic major candidate since Nixon.

[CORRECTION LATE 11/7:]

Earlier I posted here that the anti-homeless Measure S in Berkeley had won. I'm so, so glad to have been wrong. Measure S failed. It is still OK to sit on the sidewalk in Berkeley. That is, of course, if you're not trespassing or lodging in public or blocking the sidewalk or committing any of the other usual taking-up-space offenses... But, no, really, this is a victory.

I guess these things succeed so often I can't believe it when they lose. Some kind of lesson here.

Let me repeat, it is still OK to sit on the sidewalk in Berkeley.