Okay, not really, at least I don't think so, but there is trouble a'brewin.
Like some of you, I've been following the action over at P.net regarding the attempted ouster of Mark (Rigger82) from the Board of Directors of the 82d Association. Mark is the founder and webmaster of P.net, and is a National Director of the Association. I've met Mark, and while I don't know him that well, he seems like a stand up guy, and he is spoken of highly by several members on AP.org.
From where I sit, it appears that the "old guard" in the upper echelon of the Association are fighting tooth and nail to prevent any change in how the Assoc operates. Mark has been bucking the system trying to get them to move into the electronic age and to operate more efficiently, and has outlined his suggestions on P.net.
Hopefully it's appropriate to post a link to the thread over there, if not, MOD's please do what you must:
Items of interest are (IMO):
- The letter from the President of the Association, calling for Mark's resignation and suggesting an investigation if he doesn't resign (page 3)
- Mark's reply, saying basically, "Nuts!" (forgive my Bastogne reference, but it seems appropriate) (page 5)
- Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and a former soldier (among other things) offers his services to Mark to fight this: "Shout out. I'm happy to take this pro bono case and, if necessary, go to war. Mark is a patriot, paratrooper and friend whose support when the night is dark is well known" (page 7)
Ugh, methinks I've typed too much. Just go read it for yourselves. Then do something to change OUR association for the better.