:: In the eye of hurricane Katrina, Michael Smithe was cooking an
:: in his New Orleans kitchen. Suddenly the omulet came to life and
:: jumped out of the frying pan, hitting Smithe in the face and
:: him unconscious on his kitchen floor. The omulet then crashed thru
:: his kitchen window and was sucked out into the atmosphere by the
:: hurricane winds.
BATON ROUGE, LA. - The White House announced today that President Bush
successfully sold the state of Louisiana back to the French at more
double its original selling price of $11,250,000.
"This is a bold step forward for America," said Bush. "And America
stronger and better as a result. I stand here today in unity with
Prime Minister Jack Sharaq, who was so kind to accept my offer of
in exchange for 25 million dollars cash."
The state, ravaged by Hurricane Katrina, will cost hundreds of
dollars to rebuild.
"Jack understands full well that this one's a 'fixer upper,'" said
and the French people are quite prepared to pump out all that water,
make Louisiana a decent place to live again. And they've got a lot of
to do. But Jack's assured me, if it's not right, they're going to fix
The move has been met with incredulity from the beleaguered residents
"Shuba-pie!" said New Orleans resident Willis Babineaux. "Frafer-perly
kom drabby sham!"
However, President Bush's decision has been widely lauded by
"This is an unexpected but brilliant move by the President," said
Majority Leader Bill Frist. "Instead of spending billions and
billions of dollars rebuilding the state of Louisiana, we've just made
million dollars in pure profit."
"This is indeed a smart move," commented Fox News analyst Brit Hume.
only have we stopped the flooding in our own budget, we've made money
The money gained from 'T'he Louisiana Refund' is expected to be
pumped into the rebuilding of Iraq.