That's a time lapse
of the eclipse from just before the darkest part to well after it. I
couldn't take an earlier shot because I was on my bike pedaling down
Tasman and past Lockheed when I started watching it. I quit after that
last shot because the clouds got too thick for me to see the moon any
more. According to this guy in Kansas, this was the darkest eclipse in
more than 360 years. I'm thinking that would be true out in the middle
of nowhere, but here the light pollution from the streetlights,
headlights, and other lights made it the "darkest night here since the
Loma Prieta earthquake" at the most.
One of the little
games I like to play is trying to catch Green Party members on TV. I
counted Ingrid Betancourt because she ran for President of Columbia as
head of the Green Oxygen Party. Sounds green to me, even though she was
there pushing her new book, "Even Silence has an End". I count Aimee
Allison because I remember when she was running for City Council in
Oakland. I walked precincts for her. She was definitely working as a
green. Even on TV that came through. She was representing a local
website instead of a mainstream news outlet. Not only that, but she was
talking about how IRV changed the outcome of the Mayor's race. Rebecca
Kaplin, another Oakland Green (or maybe ex-Green, I don't keep up on
Oakland, it's too far away) had used her 2nd Choice ballots to swing
the election to Wilma Chan. A real change story. She was on Belva
Davis's weekly news wrap up, and did a good job on her story. I hope I
see her again in that role! Anyhow, two Greens in the same week or so
is very unusual here!
11/2/10: This is how
voted: Yes on 19, 20, 21, 22, 24, 26, B, and T. No on 23, 25, 27, A, C,
and E. Duane Roberts
for U. S. Senate, Laura Wells for Governor, Jimi
Castillo for Lt. Governor. Christina Tobin for Secretary of State. Ross
D. Frankel for Controller.
Charles "Kit" Crittenden for Treasurer. Peter Allen for Attorney
General. William Balderson for Insurance Commissioner. Tom Torlakson
for Superintendent of Public Instruction. Sherill Borg for Board of
Equalization District 1. Paul Lazaga for Representative, District 14.
T. J. Campbell for Assembly, District 22. I voted for two of the
Mountain View's city council (Ronit and
Jac). My other CC vote went to Greg David. At the bottom of the
ballot I picked Brian Andrew Schmidt for
Santa Clara Valley Water District Director, District 7.
I think of legalizing
it as a key idea. I voted
yes on 19 for that reason! I made and distributed almost 600 of those
buttons during the fall campaign as my effort to do something on the
Click here for Lisa
Green's set of Fall 2010 ballot recommendations.