A 1st grade class goes outside for recess, and when the come inside the teacher stands up and says "OK everyone, what did you all do for recess?" Billy stands up and tells the teacher about playing in the sand-box. The teacher says "OK Billy, if you can spell 'sand', I'll give you a cookie!" ...so Billy spells sand and gets a cookie.
Then Mike stands up and says that he played with Billy in the sand-box. The teacher says "OK Mike, if you can spell 'box', I'll give YOU a cookie, too!" ... so Mike spells box and gets a cookie.
Then Muhammed stands up and says that he tried to play with Billy and Mike, but they threw sand at him. He tried to play on the swings, but they threw rocks and dirt. The teacher says "Oh my, Muhammed... that sounds like blatant racial discrimination! Tell you what. If you can spell 'blatant racial discrimination', I'll give you a cookie."
St Peter looked up and over 1000 folks from New Orleans were converging on the Pearly Gates. Never having had more than one or two persons a day from New Orleans before, he ran to God and asked him what to do. God told him, "Don't worry, St Peter. There's been a terrible flood in New Orleans. That's the reason for the large number of New Orleanians showing up at once." St Peter ran back to the Pearly Gates and then ran right back to God yelling, "They're gone, they're gone!" God said calmly, "St Peter, those 1000 people from New Orleans could not be gone that quickly." St. Peter said, "No, the Pearly Gates! They're gone!"
A big earthquake with the strength of 8.1 on the Richter scale has hit Mexico. Two million Mexicans have died and over a million are injured. The country is totally ruined and the government doesn't know where to start with asking for help to rebuild. The rest of the world is in shock. Canada is sending troopers to help the Mexican army control the riots. Saudi Arabia is sending oil. Other Latin American countries are sending supplies. The European community is sending food and money. The United States, not to be outdone, is sending two million replacement Mexicans.