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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.

Friday, January 25, 2008

“Dogs, cats latest victims of subprime-mortgage mess.”

(The Patriot Post) - As our capitalist economy plunges toward Armageddon—or so the Leftmedia would have us believe—we urge readers to remember the most defenseless among us. Though the media constantly peddles the idea, we are not referring to women and children, nor minorities, nor even minority women and children that are always hardest hit by bad economic news. Just this week, a Reuters dispatch was titled, “Poor still suffering from last recession.” After all, George W. Bush cut taxes only for the rich, so the poor (who by the way don’t pay taxes) didn’t get a tax cut. Then again, the Bush tax cuts removed about 25 million Americans from the federal tax rolls, but we digress. These most defenseless among us are cats. And dogs. The Chicago Tribune reports on the disaster created by the sub-prime-mortgage crunch with a headline: “Dogs, cats latest victims of subprime-mortgage mess.” Now we know it’s bad. All we can say is, they forgot to mention birds, fish, snakes, rabbits, other miscellaneous rodents, horses and maybe most important, donkeys.

2 Comments:

Blogger Strother said...

I must've gotten mixed up somewhere in the blogosphere ... how did I end up on the "Patriot Post"? Why so many non-linked posts from this place? Just wondering.

Friday, January 25, 2008 4:10:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

I wondered the same thing. Most of the stuff re-posted here is either boring or silly.

Hey BP News Bureau, how about giving the Patriot Post spam a rest?

Friday, January 25, 2008 6:29:00 PM  

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