Feeling the Pain
I don't know what I did to make Dianne Feinstein hate me, but she really does.The pseodoephedrine debacle is just another in a long slew of government creeping its way into ordinary lives through dubious reasoning. And its another rider that gets passed attached to unrelated bills. These are the provisions that really put the screws to the American people; something that is doubly problematic when you have had a head cold for a week, as I have.
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.
Incidentally, and nearly completely unrelated to this topic, I was scheduled to be on the first Conservative Refuge podcast yesterday, but my voice was not going to hold out for it. I should be back in the game for tomorrow's scheduled podcast, which will be available at http://theconservativerefuge.libsyn.com/.