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The Porcupine's Quill: A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Nov 6, 2011
FLOW -- FIRST LOUSE OF THE WHITE HOUSE
Yep! They call me FLOW. You gotta go with the flow -- go along to get
along. That's what my family has been doing for generations -- from nesting
in the Afro of a young firebrand ... to hiding in the short crew of a smooth
urbane politico. Still, as I said before, we now reside on tops that matter ...
across the world -- quite a journey for a little unknown from a poor East
Asian island. Yes, Gramps was quite a guy ... knew how to pick 'em.
Fortunately, his hosts didn't -- know how to pick 'em -- if you see what I mean.
Well, to come to politicos and we've seen them all -- wish the Chinese guy
wouldn't put so much grease on his head ... difficult to move around you
know. And the French one -- God! The perfume he uses. Most of my family
moving to him, moved on. Who wouldn't? What a doll, that babe of his.
I keep getting sidetracked. Life's been so much fun, you know. But to come
back to chief honcho here. Remember when he talked about the $70 billion
(probably more) that the Super-rich save through tax loopholes, setting up
all kinds of trusts and such in the Caymans and elsewhere. That, by the way,
is about as much as the Bush tax-cuts. Well, big boss promised in his
election campaign to get rid of the tax loopholes. Ha! Ha! We got a program,
poorly staffed at the IRS, that would capture about $8 billion ... in ten years.
And they are getting away with $70+ billion each year. Guess what? Even
the miserable $8 billion-in-ten-years program was nixed by Congress.
Surprise? Hell, no.
At least not for me ... I am a blood sucker too. I understand them.