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Bush Sells Louisiana Back To France

by asdf Tue Sep 27th, 2005 at 12:35:28 PM EST

[This is a joke that is circulating amongst REPUBLICANS over here...]

Baton Rouge, LA

September 18, 2005 (AP Wirephoto) -- President Bush and a jubilant Jacques Chirac shake hands as the deal is finalized. The official handover is to occur on October 15th.

[Picture of Chirac shaking hands with Bush under a Louisiana state seal. I still haven't figure out how to upload pictures...]

SEPTEMBER 18, 2005, BATON ROUGE, LA (AP) - The White House announced today that President Bush has successfully sold the state of Louisiana back to the French at more than double its original selling price of $11,250,000.

"This is a bold step forward for America," said Bush. "And America will be stronger and better as a result. I stand here today in unity with French Prime Minister Jack Sharaq, who was so kind to accept my offer of Louisiana in exchange for 25 million dollars cash."

The state, ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, will cost hundreds of billions of dollars to rebuild.

"Jack understands full well that this one's a 'fixer upper,'" said Bush. "He and the French people are quite prepared to pump out all that water and make Louisiana a decent place to live again. And they've got a lot of work to do. But Jack's assured me, if it's not right, they're going to fix it."

The move has been met with incredulity from the beleaguered residents of Louisiana.

"Shuba-pie!" said New Orleans resident Willis Babineaux. "Frafer-perly yum kom drabby sham!"

However, President Bush's decision has been widely lauded by Republicans.

"This is an unexpected but brilliant move by the President," said Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist. "Instead of spending billions and billions, and billions of dollars rebuilding the state of Louisiana, we've just made 25 million dollars in pure profit."

"This is indeed a smart move," commented Fox News analyst Brit Hume. "Not only have we stopped the flooding in our own budget, we've made money on the deal. Plus, when the god-awful French are done fixing it up, we can easily invade and take it back again."

The money gained from 'The Louisiana Refund' is expected to be immediately pumped into the rebuilding of Iraq.

Har dee har.
by asdf on Tue Sep 27th, 2005 at 12:37:20 PM EST
I note Dick Cheney isn't on record on this one. I'd expect him to call the whole thing off. I mean, Halliburton is going to be deprived of all those billions in slush if France is doing the "rebuilding"...
by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Sep 27th, 2005 at 12:47:55 PM EST
I still haven't figure out how to upload pictures...

If it is on the web, type:

< img src="http://www.site.address/directory/image.jpg" >

(but without spaces beween the <, > marks and the letters)

If it is a file in an email, first save it on disk. Once you have a file on your disk, go to some free picture-hosting site - for example http://picsplace.to/ - which work rather easily.

If you try picsplace, hit "Browse...", choose the saved image file on your disk, then hit Upload; then you get a lot of possible ways of linking listed - but I suggest you just scroll down to the very last and insert it into an img tag. If the image would be too big, write it this way:

< img width="600" src="..." >

Now, I suppose you guessed it, I went into such detail in hopes we'll see that Bush-Chirac image after you edited this post :-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Tue Sep 27th, 2005 at 04:25:52 PM EST
The FAQ says that you can load them onto the Eurotrib server, which doesn't seem to be the case...
by asdf on Wed Sep 28th, 2005 at 10:11:57 AM EST
[ Parent ]
This is a good thing since those people in Louisiana eat weird stuff and play accordions.

See they even look weird. I say sell them to the French and we won't have all the music trying to swamp Country and Western.
by Rolfyboy6 (rolmsted@hawaii.rr.com) on Wed Sep 28th, 2005 at 08:46:50 PM EST
I wish that was true!

The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off. Gloria Steinem
by mint julep on Thu Sep 29th, 2005 at 02:33:08 AM EST

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