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Bully Pulpit

The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Getting the Sign

Council gives OK to stadium; county on deck

By Bertrand M. Gutierrez
Winston-Salem Journal

In the end, the idea of a new ballpark in Winston-Salem was a hit.

The Winston-Salem City Council voted 8-0 last night to approve spending $29 million over 25 years to help pay for a downtown ballpark, spur urban redevelopment and remove urban blight. The vote marked approval of the city's largest incentive package to date and came after residents expressed opposing views for nearly an hour.

In contrast, the city council and Mayor Allen Joines were unanimous in their support.


Anonymous PGB said...

God Bless King Joines and his Court. Funding should not be an issue, raise city property taxes or just confiscate more county property. All Hail the King!

Thursday, January 18, 2007 8:07:00 AM  

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