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The Porcupine's Quill: A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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January 18, 2015
THE BOOBOO BIRD
News Item: Prime Minister Netanyahu's visit to join the Hebdo rally was marked by
So, tell us about your kind ...
Well, a booboo is closely related to the dodo except we have our own special talents
Like going to places where the host encourages you not to ...
You mean that French Poodle ... nobody listens to him.
And then elbowing your way to the front row ...
Hell! a booboo is just as good, if not better, than anyone else. Why should I march
in the second row, eh?
But Nahum Barnea writing in the mass circulation daily Yediot Ahronot in your country
said you used a handshake with President Boubacar Keita of Mali to elbow yourself
to the front edging him behind. You do realize he was there because a Malian
Muslim saved several shoppers lives by hiding them in a walk-in freezer during the
kosher supermarket attack.
Did he indeed? Well, my apologies to Keita, but he understands politics is a rough
Then you insulted your hosts with your call for French Jews to emigrate to Israel.
You said they had the "full right to live in peace and security as citizens."
Well, they do ...
The French Prime Minister said in a TV interview he didn't like your remarks and told
you so ...
I told him off too -- a booboo is not intimidated easily ...