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If my name were Holland, I would not be throwing darts at things with foreign names.

Just sayin’.

Here’s the full and complete text of House Bill 150, whose sponsor is representative Holland

HOUSE BILL NO. 150

1     AN ACT TO PROVIDE THAT FOR ALL OFFICIAL PURPOSES WITHIN THE

2     STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, THE BODY OF WATER LOCATED DIRECTLY SOUTH OF

3     HANCOCK, HARRISON AND JACKSON COUNTIES SHALL BE KNOWN AS THE “GULF

4     OF AMERICA”; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES

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

6          SECTION 1.     For all official purposes within the State of

7     Mississippi, the body of water that is located directly south of Hancock,

8     Hancock, Harrison and Jackson Counties shall be known as the “Gulf

9     of America.”

10          SECTION 2:   This act shall take effect and be in force from

11     and after July 1, 2012.

But seriously:  What does Rep. Holland have against the Mississippi Sound?

22 comments to If my name were Holland, I would not be throwing darts at things with foreign names.

  • Scott

    maybe he thinks those “invasive plant species” on the map are illegal aliens and he wants to let them know that we’re unfriendly?

  • Terminator

    he got tired of twiddling his thumbs and decided to file a bill…

  • Lee

    We want it named after us? How about the Gulf of Effluvium?

  • Jojo

    Renaming the Gulf? Has Holland started channeling Kenny Stokes?

  • justin

    He’s totally trolling us all, and I fell for it.

    http://www.bestofneworleans.com/blogs/blogofneworleans/

  • NMC

    I stand by my responses to the bill.

  • Anderson

    Waste of the taxpayers’ money, joke or not.

  • Terminator

    how is it costing the taxpayers any extra money? may be a waste of time, but how does one short bill add any expense to the cost of operating the legislature?

  • NMC

    Terminator, it cost thousands of bytes I’m sure!

    This is apparently Holland’s version of a joke amendment Hobb Bryan once offered. The bill before the legislature was a victims rights one that gave the victim the right to sit at counsel table with the DA during trial. Bryan moved to amend to except murder cases from the provision.

    In another term of legislature, there was a bill requiring the 10 commandments be in every courtroom. Tommy Reynolds moved to substitute the Beatitudes, and apparently truly ticked off his Republican opponents.

  • Terminator

    Well the democrats might as well be playing tricks, they ain’t playing anything else in the legislature for quite a while. They gotta pass the time doing something…

    Although Cecil Brown derailed the AG Sunshine bill earlier today, spanking Gunn, et al, pretty good.

  • Jane

    I thought the ten commandments bill passed. Then they had the problem of coming up with the money to fund it. Some frame shop or printing company donated supplies. Every now and again I wonder if you walked into a random classroom if they would still be posted and what would they look like, i.e. whether it would be all yellowed and torn?

    Well. here’s proof of Freeland’s account.

    § 29-5-105. Authorization for display of “In God We Trust,” the 10 Commandments, and the Beatitudes at public buildings and other government property

    (1) “In God We Trust” and the Ten Commandments may be displayed in all public buildings at the discretion of the governing authorities.

    (2) The Beatitudes and the Ten Commandments may be displayed on any government property in Mississippi.

    HISTORY: SOURCES: Laws, 2005, ch. 504, § 6, eff from and after passage (approved Apr. 20, 2005.)

    I don’t even know what the beatitudes are (although I have heard of them).

  • Anderson

    Jane, you ignorant slut heathen!

    (Heh. I hope your friends get a kick out of that line.)

    The Beatitudes are that “Blessed are those who …” spiel from the Sermon on the Mount.

    Tho I seem to recall there’s a version in Luke as well; the statute is not specific.

  • Your Lies Have Lies

    If it is a joke, I can’t say I blame him. The Mississippi House is a big joke under Speaker Gunn. He made John Moore Chairman of the House Education Committee. Not only had Rep. Moore never served on that committee, the man is not even a college graduate.

  • NMC

    Blessed are the merciful for they shall be shown mercy…. ect.

  • NMC

    Seems like the right one for pardon case day.

  • Jane

    I went to high school during the Jane Curtin days of SNL so, yes, I heard that all the time. I never could stay awake to watch it, though. It came on at 12:30 back then.

  • Anderson

    Probably the Lucan version would not be GOP-approved, as it includes the Four Woes:

    24 But woe unto you that are rich! for ye have received your consolation.

    25 Woe unto you, ye that are full now! for ye shall hunger. Woe [unto you], ye that laugh now! for ye shall mourn and weep.

    26 Woe [unto you], when all men shall speak well of you! for in the same manner did their fathers to the false prophets.

    Fun fact: the Church of the Beatitudes, which stands on the traditional site of the Sermon on the Mount, was commissioned by Mussolini.

    Okay, I will stop dumping Wikipedisms now.

  • Ben

    Suggestion … for real … no joke … no baloney: I want legislation passed that removes Ross Barnett’s name from that certain body of water bounded by Madison County, Rankin County, and Hinds County, and fed by the Pearl River; and said body of water to be renamed Pearl River Reservoir.

    Instanter … or sooner.

  • Ignatius

    He fooled me. My heart sank thinking how my Repug friends were going to start bashing him and the stupidity of Democrats. Facebook started to light up. Ugh. Then the punch line. Loved his quotes, too. Cheers, Mr. Holland. I give you last laugh.

    Ben, I agree 100% with you. Have you ever seen Eyd Kazery’s picture of Barnett – sandwiched negative print with a lightening sky? Creepy and sobering. (if you find yourself in Ajax, look to the left wall before the bar when you walk in.)

    Blessed be the peacemakers …

  • RazorRedux

    Ben, not a bad idea. However, considering the recent change in leadership in Jackson, it may well be that the best chance for changing the name will be for someone to suggest to Stokes that he at least get the part of it bordering Hinds County changed. That appears to be his strong suit. If he can just get someone to second his motion(s).

  • WantedToBeALawyer

    A republican here. I love this by Holland. Perfect.

  • Is the bill still filed? I think the Republicans need to pick up on it and rename it the Steve Holland America First bill and pass it.

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