Monday, January 31, 2011

Egypt is burning, We're going broke, We're fighting two wars and Senator Chuck Schumer want to ban bath salts

From The Washington Post, with a fresh coat of Whitening to Instapundit, here comes this gem about our nation's worst senator, Chuck Schumer.  This is the guy who supports every handgun ban and tried to prevent airlines from charging extra for carry-on luggage and tried to stop retailers from charging re-stocking fees.  The man doesn't have enough stuff to do. 

ALBANY, N.Y. -- U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York says he wants the federal government to ban new designer drugs known as bath salts that pack as much punch as cocaine or methamphetamines.

The small, inexpensive packets of powder are meant to be snorted for a hallucination-inducing high, but they are often marketed with a wink on the Internet or in convenience stores as bathing salts.

The Democratic senator is announcing a bill Sunday that would add those chemicals to the list of federally controlled substances. He is also pushing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo to ban the substance in the state.

A handful of states have already banned the active ingredients in the powders.

Schumer says the bath salts "contain ingredients that are nothing more than legally sanctioned narcotics."

IMAO, if people want to boil bath salts into crystal meth, that's their business and none of Chuck Schumer's.  If we're going to start keeping people away from items that we feel will do hartm to the nation, let's vote to prevent Schumer having access to microphones.  

Here's a little more on where Schumer comes from.  When citizens don't really care about billions of dollars slushing through the system, who cares if he's trying to extort donations from freakin' bath salts companies?


ΛΕΟΝΙΔΑΣ said...

And this is the schmuck who believes the three branches of government are: the senate, the house of representatives and the president!

TarrantLibertyGuy said...

Leon - I think it's two branches: Us - the ruling elite, and Them - that would be "us".

That Damn Libertarian said...

Maybe it keeps him occupied. Whipped cream chargers next on his list.

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Hey, Tim....Let's get together and snort some whipped cream chargers !