Tam, in re the CVS drugstore chain being heavily fined for not quite following gummint reporting guidelines when snitching on pseudo-ephedrine purchasers: "They've already made buying cold medicine as annoying as buying a Glock!"
...The difference being, in my mind, that at the pharmacist's you can't buy a 1911 instead. (Relax, Glockfans, Tam didn't mean it like that).
In related news, drugstore prices going up! Gee, wonder why that is?
And Indianapolis public schools have sent home an ultimatum -- well, paperwork -- requiring parents prove their kids have had all their shots. Otherwise, if they bite someone, they'll have to be put down! Er, wait, no, it's just they won't be allowed to attend school -- and after five or six days of that "unexcused absence," they'll be suspended. It's a nice out for the kid who wanted to skip school; one does wonder where this leaves families with religious objections to vaccination.
Don't get me wrong, I'm in favor of preventing the schools from being any more of a disease vector than they already are (and what about all those bad memes?), but if they want 'em shot, it might be cheaper and less trouble to just line 'em all up and shoot 'em. Fulla vaccines, I mean. We could pass the hat; even I would toss in a few measly bucks. Er....
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