HomeAbout UsPlaysProsePoetryArtCollections


280 Dog Years


The Holy Grail Press is dedicated to promoting work that standard publishers... you know, those with standards, might be reluctant to publish, which pretty much leaves poetry.  And let's face it:  No one publishes poetry.  So in the end, we’re left with a lot of free time.



Word of the Every So Often  

May 27, 2022

wonk:  (noun)  often used derogatorily, a person who takes a particularly specialized interest in the minute details of a field of study, especially with politics.  You want to know about the influence of Russian immigrants on the passage of the infrastructure bill?  Then just ask Bill, he's our resident wonk.


What's New at the Press 


...What's Old at the Press 

Archive Newer | Older

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Honorable Senator Leonard K. Bullfinch Newsletter

My Fellow Americans,

It has come to my attention that my constituents, as well as many other Americans, are concerned with Health Care, and who can blame them?  After all, if you don’t have your health, and you don’t have a lot of money, then you are in a world of hurt, and not just figuratively, either.  You are reliant on a broken system of public charity to provide you with the care you need to recover, and maybe even to survive.  Public Health Care should not be this way.  This is not how we should take care of those among us who happen to be on hard times, those misfortunate masses.  Indeed, we should not take care of them at all.

I’m not talking about being able to consult a personal physician whenever necessary, or not, as far as that goes.  And I’m not talking about denying health care to anybody who can pay for it, preferably up front.  What I’m talking about is giving something away for free to people who have no intention of ever paying for it.  You may call me old fashioned, but that is just un-American.  When our forefathers said that this was the land of the free, that is not what they meant.  After all, if freedom were free, then everybody would have it.  But I digress.

Providing health care for the poor is expensive.  Somebody’s going to have to pay for it.  I don’t know about the rest of my constituents, but I work reasonably hard for my money.  Why should I have to drive an older car just because somebody else can’t afford a wheelchair?

Providing health care for the poor will undoubtedly result in some liberal judge ruling that we also need to provide for free birth control, as if that has anything at all to do with health.  What’s next?  Using public funds to provide for hookers?  And free birth control is just one step away from providing for public funded abortions, and that is something that we just cannot have.  It is just plain wrong to use public funds to terminate a child’s life when we shouldn’t be using public funds to pay for that child at all.

Providing health care for the poor just encourages them to be ill.  We are telling them it’s OK to be sick.  That’s it’s perfectly acceptable to have accidents and to grow old.  We’re telling them that they don’t need to plan ahead and to be responsible for themselves. 

And it’s not like the poor can’t have health care.  Why, that would just be wrong.  Besides, right now health care is available to every American, even the poor.  They just have to choose their priorities.  If they would just forego one meal a day, or at the most two, then most Americans, regardless of their financial standing, could afford some degree of health care.  Because they choose not to, does that mean that I should have to?

We need to restore health care to the way it was when our forefathers first settled this great land:  a luxury.  Without free health care, we will once again return to the survival of the fittest, and the most fit of all are rich white men.  Now I know there are those of you who say that I am cruel and heartless.  And to them I say:  Sticks and stones may break my bones, but public health care will never heal them.




9:18 am pdt 

Archive Newer | Older