Wednesday, October 26, 2005

John Saltas' COP OUT

In this week's City Weekly, John Saltas published a letter written to him by a reader who was asked for i.d. at Target before he could purchase Nyquil. John Saltas then gleefully tied it into Mormon culture and wrapped it up with a hearty "Watch—it’s only a matter of time before Shurtleff moves NyQuil and Sudafed to the Budweiser section." After five seconds online, I found out why his essay sounded a bit thin. From Minnesota Public Radio: Target stores to clamp down on cold medicines used to make meth


Anonymous Anonymous said...

fear mongering is still fear mongering.
And Lord knows it's a favorite tactic of that particular church.

But good try ethan.

10/26/2005 05:02:00 PM  
Blogger David said...

This is becoming common all over. I believe it is already happening in parts of Virginia and has been proposed where I live in Maryland. It's more than just a store policy in some parts.

States are starting to require it (not churches). I don't know if it's the best solution but meth is becoming a big problem.

Just check out this Google News search

10/26/2005 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Meghan said...

I live in Oklahoma, there are few Mormons, and the ones here have little political influence but stores still check ID's for certain over the counter medications. Some are no longer on the shelf, you have to get it from the pharmicist and fill out some forms before they hand it over.

10/26/2005 09:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like some Utah anonymouse had it handed to him. "oh wo is me the church is so powerful. They use fear mongering tactics. BOO HOO."

HA HA. Go try living somehwere else for a while and you will see that blaming the church is a poor cop-out and usually has nothing to do with it.


10/27/2005 09:01:00 AM  
Blogger Charley Foster said...

Hey Meghan, I grew up in Oklahoma! The boogy-men there were (bum-bum-bummmmm) Southern Baptists. Everything not pleasing to progressive sensibilities was their fault.

10/27/2005 09:33:00 AM  
Blogger Shawn said...

What good does ID'ing do in regard to preventing meth production? Isn't the sole purpose of ID checks for an OTC drug to verify age?

Gawd. The whole madness makes me want to get Robo'd.

10/27/2005 10:16:00 AM  
Blogger RobisonWells said...

Shawn, at several store here in Utah (and at least a couple I know of in New Mexico) they're not only putting Sudaphed behind the counter, but they're limiting the amount you can buy in one day. That used to be the big giveaway of meth-makers: buying several dozen boxes of the stuff so that they can mass-produce their drugs.

10/27/2005 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with Shawn. Do they ID you just for your age, or do they have some sort of database taht shows how much Sudafed you purchased in the last year?

I can only imagine a raid on some sick old ladies house because she bought so much Sudafed.


10/27/2005 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

but id'ing makes you feel better right? Like carrying around a temple recommend.
the point remains- as expert as you are has having your ass handed to you on this site- this is a non solution endorsed by conservative organizations that haven't any other idea in the world how to prevent the problem.
you know, like our liquor laws.

10/27/2005 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

so go jerk off on somebody else's blog, k logan?

10/27/2005 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ps: where's your lover dexter? he's the one that's always pwning you

10/27/2005 01:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Dexter said...

leave me out of this one please

10/27/2005 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Although Dexter and I have had our arguments at least he comes out heads up and tells me what he thinks.

I got nothing against the guy.


10/28/2005 11:31:00 AM  

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