Was “Gulf of Freedom” Taken?

Our guest columnist is Steve Holland, Democrat representative for the Great State of Missississississippi.

HOUSE BILL NO. 150

AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT FOR ALL OFFICIAL PURPOSES WITHIN THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE BODY OF WATER LOCATED DIRECTLY SOUTH OF HANCOCK, HARRISON AND JACKSON COUNTIES SHALL BE KNOWN AS THE “GULF OF AMERICA”; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI:

SECTION 1. For all official purposes within the State of Mississippi, the body of water that is located directly south of Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties shall be known as the “Gulf of America.”

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after July 1, 2012.

HB 150 [Mississippi Legislature]

Mississippi Legislator Proposes Renaming Gulf Of Mexico As ‘Gulf Of America’ [ThinkProgress]

9 Comments

we took most of what mexico had before. why not take the rest? when we drill baby drill there, all that gas will be free, won’t it? it should, comin’ from our gulf and all.

Who gets to be the first one to tell him that America includes Mexico?

More than 3 miles offshore, you need federal permission to piss in it no matter what it’s called.

Why stop there? I’d like to offer amendments to this bill renaming the Atlantic Ocean to “East Ocean of America” and renaming the Pacific Ocean to “West Ocean of America”.

The name Dead Sea has already been taken, but I hear that “Gulf of BP’s Fuck Up” is still available.

Bah, this is pissant. The Gulf of America? Puhleaze! Newt Gingrich is going to make the Moon our 51st state. Think big, people, think big.

Meanwhile, marriage equality bill passes Washington state house, on to guv for signature.

Then on to the petition to put it on the ballot this fall. So no celebrating until (as least) the June 6 referendum deadline.

Once again, your tax dollars at work with yet another job-creating bill. Because we’re all concerned about Mexicans lurking in the Gulf O’Merikuh, waiting to make landfall in Biloxi and forcing the good Merikuns to use chunky salsa and dance to Bachata music. I’ll bet he’s drawing a line in the sand, William Travis-style, as we speak.

Whoa. They made Carrie into a musical? Odd.

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