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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, March 21, 2011

This Exists: Iowa Journalist Braves 46 Days Of Lent On Nothing But Beer, Water

(By Mark Joyella, Mediaite) - Why didn’t I think of this first? The editor of a weekly newspaper in Iowa, J. Wilson, has found a unique story to tell–in a modern, wired way. Wilson, who blogs about beer, has been fascinated by tales of German Paulaner monks who fasted during Lent about three hundred years ago on nothing but water and doppelbock beer, a high carb and high calorie brew which they described as their “liquid bread.” Could it work today? Armed with a blog, a video camera and several kegs of his own recipe doppelbock, Wilson set out to see. “The idea is a little bit crazy,” he told the Des Moines Register.


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