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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.

Monday, January 22, 2007

RE: Ban Spanking?

As Vox Day pointed out, the legislator who introduced this has never had children, but she did have a cat. This, of course, qualifies her to intrude into the domain of parental rights and responsibilities.

None of this will change until there is a penalty for this kind of stupidity. I tend to think that a few public trials and hangings of petty legislators would probably do the trick, but on the flip side, that would just provide more fodder for lawyers. On balance it probably isn't worth it. Too bad we don't have a time machine so we could send Miss Lieber forward to personally experience the contempt in which history will hold her. That would surely be a sobering experience. For now, the best we can hope for is a sound slap-down by her colleagues and an electorate who will unceremoniously bounce her out of the legislature on her bony, arrogant, cat-lady behind.


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