Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy 4th of July!

I've been spending the weekend away from the Bay State in the ancestral homeland up in the Adirondacks of New York. Despite what Kerry Healey and others might say, even though it's legal in New York to sell hypodermic needles over the counter at a drug store, I did not have to wade through a pile of syringes to get here. In fact, I actually went to a CVS, and there were no hoards of junkies clamoring to get through the door. The cashiers and pharmacists did not live in constant fear of needle attacks. In fact, I would say that the only difference between the CVS I went to here and one in the Boston area is that you can't buy Red Sox caps around these parts. While that might seem like a horrible dystopia to some of you, I don't think it has anything to do with the availablity of clean syringes.