Something I noticed about 9/11 -- or rather, the days before it: the national consciousness/the media was fairly obsessed with relatively trivial things blown way out of proportion. Back then it was the Social Security "lockbox" debate and wether a Congressman had an affair with one of his staffers and then killed her -- important things, sure, but man the coverage of both was relentless. And then the attacks happened and pretty much put everything into perspective ...

I'm kinda getting that sense again now -- "Fiscal cliff," Bengazi, the Petraeus soap opera that never seems to end; and the press/Washington/us are just obsessing and obsessing ...

I hope this isn't a harbinger of something else big rolling down us, but I really have that sense there's a huge, unexpected shoe of some sort that's waiting to drop and put all these things in perspective as well ...

I hope I'm wrong, but, man, it's a pretty creepy feeling =P