Wednesday, July 27, 2005


My family communicates, albeit in curious and high tech ways. Witness moblog a blog perpetrated by my eldest son. Ahhh acorn ... it is not that far from the tree that you fall. And your father is talking like Yoda again.

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

The conscience of a pharmacist

I'm glad that we have some pharmacists who have the guts to follow their consciences. It's just too bad that all the attention is on those who will not dispense birth control. (I hope they're also being diligent about all of the medications that cause birth defects.) I'm sure that these pharmacists of conscience have purged their businesses of hair coloring compounds that contain lead, shampoos and conditioners that contain placenta, hair growth products that pregnant women are warned not to touch. It goes without saying that condoms, douches and anything else that could interfere conception are verboten. Perhaps the next step is to require wheelchair curb service for any female within the range of child-bearing years, after all we don't want any spontaneous miscarriages. And wouldn't it be good if we required all women to take "Antabuse" to keep them from drinking alcohol in the probability that they are pregnant I just don't think that it goes far enough. We need to highlight pharmacists of conscience whose scruples go beyond those of merely removing reproductive freedom. How about the PETA and vegan pharmacists who refuse to dispense any medications (or for that matter cosmetics) that were developed using animal testing. Don't expect to get any innoculations from them. Their bravery is immense. Just think how empowered they'll feel if we are attacked with bio-weapons. How thankful the anthrax will be to know that it is safe. It's time for NAAFA pharmacists to ban diet aids from their business. Vitamins have to go too, after all they just enable people to eat less for the same nutrition. And Moslem pharmacists who refuse to have photo-processin in the store. Damn! It's good to have people of conscience around to think these things out for us and tell us what to do. "Men do not differ much about what things they will call evils; they differ enormously about what evils they will call excusable." --G.K. Chesterton