When I started this blog, I promised myself that I would never delete any posted comments (just SPAM). Part of what I had hoped to accomplish here was to have a frank discussion about safety and health and OSHA's role in protecting workers, but the last few comments that people have left have been mean spirited and way off topic, so I broke my promise and deleted two comments.
From this point forward, I'm going to refocus the blog towards OSHA's role in safety and health (including what OSHA could do better), which means no politics beyond those that relate directly to OSHA, and I will be the sole arbiter of what is or is not directly related. If you want to have a discussion of government's role in or lives, you need to go somewhere else, because it won't happen here. I am not singling any one commenter, the two posts I deleted were from opposite sides of the political spectrum.
This is where the mea culpa comes in, this blog got off track because I allowed it to, but the bigger sin was that I made it worse, and for both of those reasons I'm sorry.
To the commenter I dubbed The Anarchist, calling you that was every bit as mean spirited as what I accuse you and the other commenter of being, and I'm sorry. If you want to continue a discussion about governments role in our lives, please e-mail me or start you own blog and I'll subscribe. Maybe in the future I can act more like an adult.
I said this once before, and I hope I mean it this time: And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming.