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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.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Happy 70th Birthday to Charlie Watts...

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts on tour with Ben Waters performing at The Brook Southampton, England ....

(contactmusic.com) - Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts is celebrating another big hit - he turns 70 on Thursday (02Jun11).

The rocker has enjoyed a stellar career in music, providing the backbone of the Stones' rhythm section for 48 years, as well as indulging his love of jazz by forming his own quintet as a side project.

Known for his calm, reserved demeanour onstage, Watts has also enjoyed a largely scandal-free private life, remaining loyal to his wife of 47 years, Shirley.


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