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MORE Government Control – Quelle Surprise!

Clayton Cramers’ Blog linked to a recent Washington Times article regarding that wonderfully ever-progressive State of California leading the way with more meaningless government control: 

~California also became the first state in the nation to require a prescription for obtaining any drug containing dextromethorphan, an ingredient found in many popular over-the-counter cough suppressants, including Robitussin, NyQuil and Dimetapp.~ (emphasis Guffaw)

The law was prompted by a spike in the use of cough syrup as a recreational drug.

I suspect as they inspect incoming Arizona vehicles for ‘buggy’ produce, they will now begin inspecting incoming California vehicles for cough syrup.
“You’re found in possession of Triaminic, you’re busted!”  “Look, Bill, he has teaspoons, too!”  “Paraphenalia, add it to the charges.”
Hey!  California’s creating new jobs for dismissed TSA folk!  Good job!


About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


11 thoughts on “MORE Government Control – Quelle Surprise!

  1. Another reason for residents to vote with their feet.

    Posted by Matt | December 29, 2011, 10:07 am
  2. @Matt – AND corporations!

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | December 29, 2011, 10:39 am
  3. Pretty much anyone with a brain (that means "folks who can think for themselves", if you're from Loma Linda).Like the line about out-of-work TSA … funny!

    Posted by Rev. Paul | December 29, 2011, 10:47 am
  4. @Rev. Paul – thanks!

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | December 29, 2011, 10:49 am
  5. Fools Paradise.

    Posted by Well Seasoned Fool | December 29, 2011, 11:02 am
  6. Yeah, don't get my daughter the paramedic started on that one… sigh…

    Posted by Old NFO | December 29, 2011, 5:01 pm
  7. Well Seasoned Fool – undoubtedly. Old NFO – Sorry to hear…

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | December 29, 2011, 7:46 pm
  8. Whatz next……Snorting Vick's Vapor Rub….Sir, put down the Vick's!

    Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2011, 10:23 pm
  9. "Yeah, we busted him before, he's a camphor freak!"

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | December 30, 2011, 7:09 am
  10. Couch syrup? Seriously?How bad does it have to get for even the most dedicated statists on the right side of the spectrum (not all tyrants are leftists) to finally say "enough already"?I'm linking this for a post of my own.

    Posted by Larry | December 30, 2011, 3:05 pm
  11. @Larry – Thanks!The more the merrier!

    Posted by Guffaw in AZ | December 30, 2011, 6:29 pm

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