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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
January 17, 2016


New Item:  President Obama delivers his last State of the Union address to Congress.

How things have changed ... sitting up here looking over the faces in front of me --
they are not too different ... each would give a right arm to be up here.

No, what I mean is, how things have changed from my perspective.  I can tell you my
diet is richer -- it's all those steaks and pies with cream ... show up eventually in the

And then there's the habitat.  We used to live in a dark dense growth ... not any more
-- it's grey now, thinner, cut short so there's hardly room to hide; so, while our food is
richer, the habitat keeps the families smaller.

And it's plush below.  If I hop off, I land on a shoulder, layered over no longer in
second quality materials of the up-and-comer.  No, he has arrived.  It's best quality
now and you can feel it when you land.

It's all getting ready for the big time.  If you keep the ones that matter happy, they do
wonders for you!  Take a look at his Democratic predecessor -- speeches and who
knows what -- does he discuss the meaning of 'is'?  --  Well whatever ... but it's made
him $100 million plus.

And they call me a louse ...

Will this one go one better?  We'll just have to wait and see.