Captain Corruption\'s Commentary

Sunday, September 11, 2005

I hate to say I told you so but...

Way back on August 5th, when Oregon passed a law requiring prescriptions for over the counter cold remedies I warned that the rest of the country wouldn't be far behind. Read "Oregon Nanny State requires Nyquil prescription" right here.

Well, we're not quite there yet, but the US on Friday voted UNANIMOUSLY to force all the rest of the drug, grocery, convenience, and Mom and Pop stores in the nation to keep , , and other similar cold remedies behind the counters.

Customers will have to show photo ID, sign a log, and will be allowed a total monthly ration of 7.5 grams of cold medicine. What's even worse than the obnoxious inconvenience meant to protect us all from the evil scourge of heads is that stores will be required to utilize a computer database to ensure that no customer exceeds his monthly allowance by making purchases at multiple stores. In other words, Mom and Pop in nowhereville will be required to purchase a modern computer system and connect it to the internet whether they can afford to or not.

Hmmmm.... Who wants to bet , , and were all over the senate lobbying for this crap. Any edge over Mom and Pop they can get, they'll take.

By the way, predictably this latest intrusion is a bi-partisan affair sponsored by 's Democan Senator and 's Republicrat Senator . Go figure, both parties are happy to screw Mom and Pop small businesses to appease Wal Mart and other corporate campaign donors.

One final note... Oregon tried this behind the counter nonsense a year ago, convinced it would somehow mitigate the great meth scourge. Of course, as with all prohibition, it completely failed. Hence the new Oregon law requiring prescriptions for these medicines. Worry not, nationwide prescription Nyquil is coming soon.


Blogger W.C. Varones said...

Dianne Feinstein is an evil bitch. She's the worst of both worlds: anti-business but also anti-personal freedom. She's a fascist in Democrat clothing.

11:56 PM  
Blogger Chris Osborne said...

Well Cap, you hit the nail on the head here. Wal-Mart, Walgreens, etc. are surely loving this.

Some of these places don't have 24 hour pharmacist hours...I remember back to some early morning cold medicine runs when I was in my early 20's so I would be up for work....hmmmmmm

Kind of like Madison, WI wanting to make sure college kids don't drink too much...they made a city ordinance of no alcohol sales after 9:00PM (off sale that bars it is OK).

That means if Joe Six Pack gets off of work from the Home Depot (because he lost his good job to India) at 9:00PM and goes to get a couple of brewskies...FORGET IT! We wouldn't want a hard working adult to be able to quench his thirst all because a few college kids might come by at 9:30 for another keg!!! What a crock.

"Republicans for Voldemort"

3:23 PM  
Blogger --- said...

Oregon failed because the majority of the meth here in oregon isn't made is in fact brought in from Mexico.

3:25 PM  

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