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TacticalPeek Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-09-12 02:15 PM
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Bill renames Gulf of Mexico as Gulf of America
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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.

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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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