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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

Village Academic Curriculum: What we meant was...

(The Patriot Post) - The University of California at San Francisco issued a press release last week stating that homosexual men are much more likely than heterosexual men to be diagnosed with a new strain of drug-resistant staphylococcus known as MRSA USA300. This disease has quickly become known as “the new HIV.” While it is no surprise that homosexual behavior puts a person at greater risk to get an infection or HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases, for years the politically correct police have been denying that fact. It is therefore interesting to note that, after the press release had been published and conservative groups took note, the University quickly rushed to cover up its candor. They issued an apology saying that their release had “contained some information that could be interpreted as misleading.” The statement continued, “We deplore negative targeting of specific populations in association with MRSA infections or other public health concerns.” Political correctness such as this should not take priority over the need to convey accurate information to the public. The truth is that homosexual behavior increases the risk of psychological problems and sexually transmitted diseases. Of course, the only way to avoid such risks is to take responsibility and accountability for one’s actions, a behavior modality that runs contrary to the liberal agenda.


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