The diarists over at RedState have pointed out that Dianne Feinstein Hates You And Everyone You Care About, or, in other words, The Federal Law Making Pseudoephedrine An OTC Drug Is Cosmically Stupid.
I don’t know what I did to make Dianne Feinstein hate me, but she really does.
That’s the only legitimate reason I can come up with for her law against the normal sale of pseodoephedrine, the best decongestant on the market, attached (of course) as an amendment to the Patriot Act. Thanks to Feinstein’s amendment, co-sponsored by now ex-Senator Jim Talent, you can’t get any sinus medication from the supermarket shelf that contains any medicine the pharmaceutical industry has discovered since the 1970s. In other words, medicine that actually works.
[…] So ultimately, all you’ve done, Dianne Feinstein, is add another hassle to the life of every sick adult who doesn’t get their meds from the Senate pharmacy, while curbing the local meth makers’ craft for the 15 minutes it takes for them to get that kid their brother knows at Kinkos to laminate an ID. Because if you can get your sinus medication off the shelf, the terrorists will win.
Thanks, DiFi. Thanks, ex-Senator Talent. Thanks for making it impossible for me to buy enough NyQuil, Alka Seltzer Cold & Sinus and Sudafed at one time in order to lick a stupid cold. You’d both be on my Groining List, if only my head wasn’t so congested as to make such physical exertion a near-impossibility.