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Miss. lawmaker wants to make it the Gulf of America

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Rep. Steve Holland at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., Feb. 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

A Democratic representative in the Mississippi statehouse, Steve Holland, has filed proposed legislation in Jackson to rename the Gulf of Mexico the Gulf of America. Technically, he calls the Gulf, “the body of water that is located directly south of Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties,” according to Wonkette.

He wants H.B. 150 to take effect on July 1. Just in time for, well you know.

With a name like Holland, it seems like he would have started a little closer to home. Rep. Steve America has a nice ring to it?

As reported by New Orleans site Gambit.com, Steve Colbert speculated after the Gulf Oil Spill of 2010 that we should call it “The Gulf of America,” because “we broke it, we bought it.”

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Laura Weisman

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