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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
August 19, 2018


News Item:  As the bill from Washington D.C. City Council rose to a disputed $92
million, President Trump canceled the military parade he had promised for Veterans
Day in this end-of-WWI centenary year.

You know I love military parades and marching.

You went to military school.

The uniforms, the precision, the commands, the sounds.

You like playing with soldiers ...

Yes, even now when I am eating my special cheeseburger with double everything at
night, I line them up, my favorites I brought with me to the White House ...  You know,
when the news programs say evil, horrible things.  They make me so happy ....

You crazy or something, Doughnaald.  They say horrible things about you, and it
makes you happy!

No, no, no!  You Slovenlias are so weird ...

Slovenia!  Slovenia!  Slovenia!  How many times do I have to correct you...

It's the soldiers, my favorite toy soldiers that make me happy.  Who cares about your
little cranny sh-

Don't you dare say what you were going to say about my beautiful country ...

Why can't this town be filled with nice people ... whose forefathers had come from
Norway or Sweden or ...

Yeah, yeah, I know.  They all live in Georgetown and make the laws that have
messed up this country.  And you spend more time with your toy soldiers than you do
with Barron or me.

It's your mother.  She's hanging around all 24 hours, how can I?

Don't you dare bring my mother into this ...