Advil Cold and Sinus


I had occasion to shop for some cold medicine tonight; wife is sick.

When I went to purchase the Advil, the clerk informed me that I would have to show proof of identification.  See, it turns out that tweekers take the active ingredient in this medication and cook it into meth.  Sooooo, you need to present valid picture ID to purchase it.

Anyway, as the pharmacist dutifully entered my information in the anti-tweeker database, I was struck by two thoughts:

  1. I wonder how all of the old, poor, young, illegal, rural, urban Democrats who don’t have IDs by the hundreds of thousands obtain medication?
  2. By sheer luck, I happened to have my State required and issued identification papers; my driver’s license.

 

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10 comments
  1. To be sure the argument about IDs is not just about Democrats, but also Republicans. Here’s the way a Republican friend of mine put it: “The poll watchers know half the community anyway, and there’s never been any problem with fraud here — they’d know if something was fishy. To make everyone show their ID, or to send some elderly person home without voting because she’s used to just walking in and being recognized, that would be wrong.” And that’s the kind of thing that happens. No, demanding ID is just another way the state intrudes on our freedom (and I don’t like requiring ID to buy cold medicine either), and it’s addressing a problem that doesn’t exist. Voter fraud is at historic lows. The only reason it could possibly be promoted is to try to suppress votes. I have a feeling that voter suppression is going to be a big issue in the 2012 campaign. It may help bring out the vote.

    • pino said:

      To be sure the argument about IDs is not just about Democrats, but also Republicans.

      No, the national response to Voter ID laws is that the evil Republicans are suppressing the Democrat voters; the poor and elderly. That just isn’t the case.

      To make everyone show their ID, or to send some elderly person home without voting because she’s used to just walking in and being recognized, that would be wrong.”

      If it matters that you can only vote once, it should be required that you have an ID on you. Now, having grown up in a very small town, it might be alright for the poller to “vouch” for the individual and mark ’em down.

  2. Moe said:

    Two more thoughts:

    1) How in the world does ID keep someone from using the Advil to make meth?

    2) Your #1 perfectly describes the problems for gov’t photo ID to vote.

    • pino said:

      1. They enter you in a tweeker data base. You can only buy so much Advil per day/week/month.

      2. Except it’s not true. There are not hundreds of thousands of Democrats without ID.

      • Moe said:

        But there ARE indeed hundreds of thousands of Americans without gov’t ID with a picture. Most big city dwellers don’t have cars. Most people over 85 have forgeited their licensces – their only ID’s don’t have pictures.

        Also, pino, you referred to ‘only voting once’ above. Fraudulent voting is NOT a problem in this country and hasn’t been for decades. It’s one of the things the States did an excelelnt job of fixing.

      • pino said:

        But there ARE indeed hundreds of thousands of Americans without gov’t ID with a picture. Most big city dwellers don’t have cars. Most people over 85 have forgeited their licensces – their only ID’s don’t have pictures.

        If that’s true, IF, I think it’s because they don’t want one.

        Fraudulent voting is NOT a problem in this country and hasn’t been for decades. It’s one of the things the States did an excelelnt job of fixing.

        I no longer buy that argument. Here in my county, we have a Democrat candidate charged with voting twice in an election that is at a difference of 4 votes.

      • Moe said:

        [If that’s true, IF, I think it’s because they don’t want one.]

        So if you lived in NYC and ‘wanted’ a govt issued picture ID, where would you go to get one? Is there an agency for that?

      • pino said:

        You would use this form:

        http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/broch/c-33.htm

        And go here:

        http://maps.google.com/maps?oe=utf-8&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&client=firefox-a&um=1&ie=UTF-8&q=DMV+NYC&fb=1&gl=us&hq=DMV&hnear=0x89c24fa5d33f083b:0xc80b8f06e177fe62,New+York,+NY&ei=LFrUTqTxHeL20gGLqqHaAQ&sa=X&oi=local_group&ct=image&ved=0CAYQtgM

    • Moe said:

      You’re wearing me out 🙂 Remember – I think I am okay with Voter ID; I just htink it needs to be phased in over some years.

      • pino said:

        I think I am okay with Voter ID; I just htink it needs to be phased in over some years.

        If the law says you can only vote once, then it makes sense that you verify that condition.

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