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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.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Flash Mobs of…Bandits and Looters? In D.C., Yes.

(By Jonathon M. Seidl, The Blaze) - Last week Glenn Beck called for “flash mobs of kindness,” random acts of kindness meant to jumpstart charity across the country. And while Beck is hoping those become a trend, different types of flash mobs are running rampant throughout the nation’s capital. Flash mobs of theft and looting.

ABC 7 News in D.C. reports that around 6 pm on Monday, a group of about 20 young men entered a pricey, trendy clothing store near Dupont Circle and, without any regard or inhibitions, started sizing up the merchandise and then stole it off the shelves, racks, and tables. It was a quick and somewhat sophisticated operation, as the mob took the time to post a lookout at the front door.

The store manager says the group made off with hundreds of items worth “thousands and thousands” of dollars.


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