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The Porcupine's Quill:  A Satire Column
by Arshad M. Khan
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Porcupine's Quill
Sept 22, 2013


News Item:  Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff cancels a long-planned State visit to
the U.S. in response to the NSA spying revelations. Her own emails had been

No, I can't change my mind.  What, you are promising to change.  I've heard that
before.  What, you had planned a special menu for that state dinner.  Well, thanks,
but another time.

What kind of a critter is this Grand Ollama of yours?  You know he promised me a
state gift made out of his own wool ... said it was finer than a camel hair coat.  Then
he's spying on me.  Never did like the devious kind ...

Oh!  That wasn't you, it was the NSA.  They are out of control.  Well, watch it then.  
They are listening in on this call of yours.

All this sweet talk and nothing has changed.  Still wants to rule the world.  Just denied
my Venezuelan friend's plane the right to fly over Puerto Rico.  Petty, petty, petty!  
Anyway, Puerto Rico is Latino; it should be independent.

What was that you said?  You've got me what?  Portuguese Water Dogs to play with.  
What?  One is still a puppy, and they speak better Portuguese than anybody in the
State Department.  I believe that.  But a 'no' is a 'no' is a 'no'.

Now what?  You're promising 'scout's honor' things will change ...