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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-12 01:15 PM
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Bill renames Gulf of Mexico as Gulf of America
Source: Houston Chronicle


JACKSON, Miss. (AP) State Rep. Steve Holland wants to rename the Gulf of Mexico as the Gulf of America for "official purposes within the state of Mississippi."

Holland, D-Plantersville, says the measure aims to mock anti-immigrant legislation that he finds mean-spirited and insignificant. Newly elected Gov. Phil Bryant supports legislation to allow the state to crack down on immigration. Republicans won control of the Mississippi House last November.

If approved, House Bill 150 would take effect beginning July 1. It began drawing attention Thursday on various Internet sites.

Not everyone is in on Holland's joke.

Read more: http://www.chron.com/news/article/Bill-renames-Gulf-of-...




Mr. Holland can have a very dry sense of humor, and all over the internets people are jumping to conclusions and not getting the joke in the story.

Cue Colbert.


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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-12 01:57 PM
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1. I remember when French fries in the Congressional dining room (and some red eateries) were re-named
"freedom fries." IOW, when it comes to stupid, it's hard to outdo reality. So, no wonder people are not immediately assuming he's joking.

BTW, when I took my son to see Red Sox Spring Training in Fort Meyers, Florida, I got my first serving of freedom fries. So, some places never reverted to sanity.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-13-12 12:54 AM
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3. France was right and we were wrong.
Not one of our most noble moments in history.
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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-12 12:21 AM
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5. I laughed when I heard this at a restaurant
"I'll have french fries with that."
"You mean freedom fries."

"Oh, so France and Freedom mean the same thing? Who knew."

Shut the waitress up fast and I laughed so hard I got sick
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classysassy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-10-12 09:02 PM
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2.  Another southern grits and gravy politician
with too much time on his hands.
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-14-12 05:10 AM
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4. "Grits and gravy politician" good one. I never heard it before.
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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-12 11:08 PM
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6. Hilarious.
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Ash_F Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-01-12 09:09 AM
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7. Read the article before commenting.
Good for him :)
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