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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, July 11, 2007

Giant badgers terrorise Iraqi port city

The Iraqi port city of Basra, already prey to a nasty turf war between rival militia factions, has now been gripped by a scary rumour – giant badgers are stalking the streets by night, eating humans.

The animals were allegedly released into the area by British forces.

Local farmers have caught and killed several of the beasts, but this has done nothing to dispel the rumour.

Iraqi scientists have attempted to calm things down. However, the story has spread like wildfire in the streets of the city and the villages round about.

Now there's something you don't see every day.

I would really like to see us capture a few of these. I think we should release them into the streets of New York and Los Angeles. The mental image of Rosie O'Donnell being chased down Rodeo Drive by a giant badger that is intent on having her for a late afternoon snack will keep me chuckling for days.


Anonymous Nature Boy said...

This sounds like something straight out of the Onion.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 1:35:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

That's what I thought when I read it, too. The fact that it is a real news story makes it even more bizarre!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 3:18:00 PM  

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