Actually, I see what Dave did here, and I can appreciate that this is a first step. The old rule was controversial for some, although I think it was fine. But, by getting the vote to make this current rule, he has opened up discussion across all of the boards and venues, the feedback is coming in pretty clear and now, the board can address the issue without being tied to the idea of the old rule somehow being sacred.
I think this would be a good thing to do with all of the meats, let's start with chicken, and see if there is any traction for making some changes there as well.
I for one, though I am at best, a marginal participant, think Dave is to be thanked for finally getting the ball rolling.
I'm feeling bearish, and I'm packing a Wusthof Grand Brisket slicer from MABA
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