I got a little hot and bothered earlier about some pet causes and posted an intemperate diary. I erupted without thinking it completely through, and maligned some good people who are no doubt doing a tough job as best they can. Certainly they don't deserve my dumping on them like that. While I still feel strongly about the particular issues in question, I have no right to scatter-gun the NN-13 staff because I am upset about these things, and for that I am sorry.
Furthermore, I'm told that these issues will receive proper attention at NN13, if not quite at the level I would have hoped for. So, then I'm doubly sorry. I hope they do receive as much attention as possible.
I shoot from the hip sometimes, my friends. I've shot myself in the foot more than once. I keep trying to give it up. Please forgive my frustration about these matters.