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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, March 25, 2011

‘Oh My God! Tornado! Tornado!’: Viral Video Shows Teen’s Freak-Out Over PA Funnel Cloud

(By Jonathon M. Seidl, The Blaze) - For starters, let’s point out that a possible tornado ripped through western Pennsylvania yesterday and destroyed nearly 90 homes. Thank God, no deaths have been reported.

With that said, it’s also worth pointing out that a teen who caught early versions of that possible tornado may have created the best storm chasing video ever.

The video isn’t necessarily incredible because of what it shows — it never captures the funnel cloud reaching the ground. Rather, the video is going viral because of what you hear: a young man giving a play-by-play of the funnel cloud swirling over his house. Imagine the most excited Mexican soccer announcer you’ve ever heard coupled with the most shocking screams ever uttered at a horror-movie showing. In two parts below:


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