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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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This Exists: NZ Man Turned Into ‘Human Balloon’ After Compressed Air Hose Pierces Buttock

(By Jon Bershad, Mediaite) - Whoa. Cartoons are real.

For proof, check out the awful ordeal that befell New Zealand truck driver Steven McCormack. McCormack fell and broke a compressed air hose for his truck’s brakes and part of it, in the Associated Press’ words, “pierced his left buttock.” The hose then began to fill his body up with air.


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