On the way to work today, which is normally only a 5-minute drive for me, there was a small fender-bender among a couple of cars. The cars did exactly what you are supposed to do: they pulled off the road into a nearby parking lot so they would not block traffic. The police could not be bothered, and just parked in the right lane, jamming traffic up for a mile or so. I looked - there was no debris or anything in the road that they were trying to block (you can confirm that from the picture below), the police simply did not have the common courtesy that the other drivers had.
Yes, the police car below is actually parked and unoccupied in the right lane at morning rush hour. The citizens involved can be seen pulled into the parking lot at the left. Though it is hard to see from the picture, the traffic backup extends well into the distance.
America experienced no major terrorist attack on its soil in the run-up to the election. This can't be for lack of trying. If the terrorists bombed Spain, at best a peripheral country in the war on terror, to influence its election, you know that they would have loved to have bombed the Great Satan. But they didn't. All we got was a VHS valentine from Osama.
Thank you to the US Military, to the administration, to the department of homeland security, to the FAA, to the Phoenix Police, to the FBI, to the CIA, and to everyone else who made this non-event possible. And, thank you to all the citizens of the US, who, whatever issues they might have with those in power, would never harbor a terrorist. This sounds like an obvious statement, but its not. It is in fact our best defense against terrorism. Europe is much more vulnerable, because it has communities and groups and various cities who ARE willing to aid and abet terrorists.