September 11 is back to being a day of blue skies and mild temps.
But, that doesn't mean smooth sailing ahead or that all is right with the world.
Far from it.
A column in the New York Times today shows that the Bush Administration was warned repeatedly in the months prior to 9/11 that a serious threat was imminent, but they were too focused on Saddam Hussein to notice, or care.
Another classic case of a Republican running on a platform that says government doesn't work, and then getting elected to prove it.
That's all water under the bridge now, or rubble under the drones.
Or is it?
Dick Cheney is still mad that Osama bin Laden was killed under President Obama's watch and not Cheney's.
And, 15 percent of Ohio Republicans credit Mitt Romney with killing bin Laden. Take that, Cheney.
Eleven years later, we still have Fox News around, misinforming viewers, and Rush Limbaugh inflaming listeners.
The most dangerous job in the world is still the No. 2 man working for al Qaeda. It looks like the 154th No. 2 was killed in Yemen on Monday.
Muslims are still mad at us. Our embassy in Cairo was attacked today and another American flag was burned. It seems there is a film coming out about the Prophet Mohamed and, of course, this riles the believers of Islam.
Well, better get used to it. This century won't be kind to religious zealots of any stripe.
Meanwhile, the community center in Bend, which provides meals to the homeless among other things, will be closing its doors this Friday due to lack of funds.
And the beat goes on.