For Pete’s sake, first Freedom Fries and now this? Mississippi lawmakers are pulling for a new bill that aims to rename their portion of the Gulf of Mexico — you know, that thing that touches like a half-inch of Mississippi on a map — the Gulf of America, and I for one am not amused.
Regardless of the implications of someone thinking the rest of the country would ever want Mississippi pioneering a campaign, much less a coastline, on their behalf (how about Gulf of Mississippi?), I think the phrase I’m looking for here is, ahem, “Really?” There’s nothing better you guys can find to do than to spend time and resources seeking to rename some 62 miles of coastline — in an ignorant way no less?
With all the mire we’re in as a country and a race, with everything from economic decline and uncertainty to joblessness, starvation, war and what have you, you’d think someone would have fired these people by now. Just saying.
Perhaps they got the idea from Stephen Colbert’s joking “We broke it we bought it” quip in reference to 2010′s oil spill? This is not a point of pride, folks. [via BuzzFeed]
What do you think of state government pouring energy into something this trivial?