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Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Time out

I've banned a couple of commenters here today. They both have been dominating the discussion, and today one of them exceeded the bounds of civility. No hard feelings, but it's time to let some other folks take the conversation in a different direction.

Comments (18)

It's about time you banned Mary Huff. I was particularly offended by her comment last night about disc golf:

"There is a Disc Golf Course at Pier Park, in the Portland Parks System. Pier Park is in NE Portland.

It wasa built and is maintained by volunteers.

Posted by Mary Huff at July 19, 2005 07:22 PM"

She's all fronting like NE Portland disc golf is so great because of Pier Park, but SW Portland would kick NE Portland's ass in disc golf any day.

Westsidas, biatch.

It's a useful reminder, and I hope it wasn't me! God knows it's so easy to get caught up in the heat of the moment and throw some insults in the direction of someone you've never met.

In other news, I see that the Oregon House believes we need to have a doctor's note to buy NyQuill. Crazy. I think that "meth!" is going to be the Oregon version of "terrorism!" in that all you have to do to get something passed is to claim that it will reduce the use of meth.

Has anyone bothered to wonder about what people who don't have health insurance, but who DO need some cold medicine, are going to do??

Hey, even with insurance -- a $20 co-pay before you can get Sudafed?

Hey, even with insurance -- a $20 co-pay before you can get Sudafed?

I wonder if anyone else thinks this turkey will turn out to be like the 20 mph in school zones ALL THE TIME law, which was overwhelmingly passed, and then overwhelmingly repealed once legislators realized that it was a monumental act of idiocy.

My co-pay is $5, but it's still absurd. When a cold strikes, I want to go out and deal with it NOW, not wait the four days at Kaiser for a doctor's appointment and then drive five miles to pick up the prescription during office hours, or 10 miles to a 24 hour pharmacy at night.

The great irony is that a ton of people will rush to buy huge quantities of this stuff before the law goes into effect, and will then probably wind up on some list of people who are likely meth cooks.

"not wait the four days at Kaiser for a doctor's appointment"

sounds about right for them. Glad I switched to Providence!

What's with this banning thing? I can understand you not tolerating incivility, but gads. Are there that many people posting comments here that are abusive? Yeesh.

Believe me, I wouldn't waste time on the banning thing if the comments hadn't crossed the line.

Hey, even with insurance -- a $20 co-pay before you can get Sudafed?

How about if we call it the "Medical Methamphetamine" law?

If Sudafed is outlawed, then only outlaws will have Sudafed.

If Sudafed is outlawed, then only outlaws will have Sudafed.

Classic.

It's not original to me.

Yes, there are annoying love the sound of their own keys voices on the comment trail...it's good for them to take a break every once in a while..or better yet..have the names of the posters on top so we can just scroll.
It's your blog and you can ban if you want to

Yes, there are annoying love the sound of their own keys voices on the comment trail...it's good for them to take a break every once in a while..or better yet..have the names of the posters on top so we can just scroll.

Those ellipses seem VERRRRRRY familiar to me...

I used to use non-drowsy sudafed to keep my ears clear while flying. I noticed at the pharmacy the other day they have a new, over-the-counter replacement. The packaging looks the same. If I remember, the active ingredient was phenylephrine, or something close to that. It can't be used to make meth. Might be a workable alternative, since it looks like we have to deal with this ridiculous new law.

at my pharmacy the claritin is behind the counter. you have to find the pharmacist to help you out ostensibly to check you out to see if you really have allergies or if you look like a meth user.

remember the good old days when you could buy cold medicine, but were embarassed to buy condoms? my how the times have changed.

Dave L is on the ball. The new med that I saw last week, and tried (to good effect) is Sudafed PE. The PE is for phenylephrine, which is supposedly meth-proof. The Oregon law would have no effect on access to decongestants with phenylephrine, so I don't know what the fuss is all about. Buy that stuff instead.

Jud,
Was it just as effective? I opted for sudafed after passing the fingerprint, retina scan and criminal background check. If the new stuff works, I'll start buying it.

I failed the background check, alas, so I had to go with the new stuff :-) It seems to work just fine, though the active time is shorter. The box says 4 hours (vs. 4-6 hours for the regular Sudafed) and I'd say that's about right with what I felt. Of course, that's good, because the old stuff made me downright jittery, even at low doses. Now, when the PE starts showing up in Costco, if it hasn't already, then I'll be happy as a pig in mud.


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