View Full Version : BREAKING NEWS: French to buy back Louisiana, USA

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19th Sep 2005, 14:03
BATON ROUGE, LA. - 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 Jacques Chirac, 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.

"Jacques 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 Jacques'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.

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."

:E :E :E :E

19th Sep 2005, 14:17
However, President Jacques Chirac insisted that the matter be put to a general referendum before finalising the deal: "If the French are not in favour, I will go quietly..." (shades of the EU-NON) :}

19th Sep 2005, 14:29
Maybe the French Government is just looking for more boats to blow up. :E

19th Sep 2005, 18:17
No, no, no, no, sell them Texas! :)

tony draper
19th Sep 2005, 18:28
Thomas Jefferson borrowed the money to buy Louisiana from the Bank of England,the cousins were pottless at the time,one is wondering if they ever payed back said load, if they defaulted technicaly Louisiana could belong to us.

19th Sep 2005, 18:33
So maybe WE could sell it to the French?

19th Sep 2005, 18:33
We paid it back Mr. D, I got the receipt here somewhere. Iíll look for it and get back to you.:)

tony draper
19th Sep 2005, 18:41
Hmmmm,11,250,000 dollars?,concidering the econonic plight of the colonies and the exchange rate of the time, thats prolly about fifty quid.