It's an odd thing....San Francisco for decades, has kinda accepted nudity as a daily common thing....at least in one neighborhood. It's the one city in America that you can think of the most radical stuff in your mind, and generally.....it's all good. Well....this week, they finally around to some serious law-making rules, and determined that they were going to outlaw nudity in the city to some degree. So if you hang around the sidewalks, the mini-parks, and the city METRO....in the nude....you get fined $100 on the first arrest, $200 on the second arrest, and $500 on all arrest after that. All of the city supervisors have to sign off on this, and there is some suspicion that might not happen. The mayor has to sign off, and it's likely a 50-50 thing with him. And even then, it'll be challenged in court. My humble guess is that the city is kinda worried over tourists and their impressions of a "nut-society" when they see a fair amount of nude folks walking around.
Rome got around to the same kind of law-fixing efforts as well. Their beef with society involves tourists who run around the city all day, and stop off at monuments....to snack. It's gotten to such degree that Rome's city council wants a fine of roughly twenty-five Euro on the first offense (figure roughly $30), but it could go up substantially. You can imagine a busload of fifty British....stops off for 90 minutes to see five monuments in an area, and they walk from one spot to another....picking up popcorn, a sandwich or some slice of pizza while on the run. Some cop stops them and tries to render a fine. You are asking for trouble here. If you tried to establish some rule like this two thousand years ago when Rome was in its prime....there would have been total chaos.
Finally, some Democratic idiots (there are bright Democrats that exist too)....came up and hinted that Romney had some kind of secret note device in his handkerchief. He kept using it and they think it had all these things written on it. Generally, if you keep going to a handkerchief....it's a sign that the temperature in the room is up and you are sweating a bit more than usual. Course, that should have been previewed as a "weakness", since the other guy was so "cool". I'm guessing a couple of Democrats will want the moderator to view the clothing of everybody on the second debate and ensure no secret notes. The sad thing is that Mitt probably had notes on the hanky....reminding him to buy milk at the store on the way home.