A Short Rant

The Blogfather warns of Patriot Act “mission creep“:

Mrs. Feinstein said the legislation “strikes a blow” against an ongoing meth epidemic.

“The heart of this legislation is a strong standard for keeping pseudoephedrine products out of the hands of meth cooks,” she said. “There were some who wanted to water down this legislation, but Senator Talent and I stood firm.”


Do you want to know how bad the Meth War has gotten? It’s ruined Nyquil.

Anyone with an even basic understanding of how black markets function (and how they come to be in the first place), will tell you that the Drug War created today’s super-potent pot. It created crack. It created meth. But the Drug War doesn’t just create monsters. The Drug War also ruins perfectly good things, like the simple joy of a legal martini buzz, or the Bill of Rights.

But now they’ve gone after my Nyquil. Now they’ve gone too far:

What’s the difference between the old and new versions of NyQuil?

The old version of NyQuil contained the nasal decongestant pseudoephedrine. The new version does not contain a nasal decongestant.

That’s right. Nyquil is no longer “The Nightime Sniffling Sneezing Coughing Aching Stuffyhead Fever So You Can Rest Medicine.” Now Nyquil is the “Screw You Go Suffer Instead of Getting Any Rest At All Placebo.”


Nyquil was the one thing I could count on when I was too sick to function. Nyquil was the legal cure for the common insomnia. Now it’s just another bottle of syrupy crap that tastes like something rejected from the Jaegermeister distillery.

For that, we have the likes of Diane Feinstein and Jim Talent to thank, along with a few cowards at Vicks.

What, you think that’s funny? Just wait until they come for your lighter fluid.


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