This is Not a Story from The Onion

The following state rep from the really toothless state of Mississippi wants to rename a gigantic body of water because it's not patriotic enough.

Mississippi state Rep. Steve Holland (D) has introduced a bill that in Mississippi, would rename the Gulf of Mexico as the “Gulf of America.” According to HB 150, “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.’” The Mississippi House’s Marine Resources Committee will hold a hearing on the bill, and if it is approved by the legislature, Mississippi would begin recognizing the Gulf of Mexico as the “Gulf of America” on July 1.

[Correction - I automatically assumed this guy was a Republican. He's a Democrat. Good gravy.]