Step on some toes, ok?
I haven't a clue if this is appropriate for JB or not. If not, it would be interesting to see a JB thread dumped into R&N for once. It is aviation related, so I'll try to be as vague as possible.
How is it that when calling to task some sacred Cow, one immediately has to duck to avoid heated and rabid defenses of all sorts of boards, bureaus, agencies, offices, etc. ad nauseum?? Is there an appointed class whose job it is to defend at the drop of the hat, the status quo? Can't speak for fellow Yanks, but I notice my cousins doing it, showing a rather limp side, defending some edict or sumpin' or worse, ignoring an ox who is just begging to get gored. I notice the most egregious examples from my fellow fryboys, "don't go there, this ______ can't be challenged". You let councils get away with murder, but don't seem to truly do anything other than complain? Where is your rebellion? Does one have to threaten tea time to get a rise out of you, my brothers and sisters? For what it's worth, compared to Europe, all a' y'all resemble John Paul Jones by comparison.
Not that there's anything wrong with it.......