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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.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Magician Hospitalized After Stunt Accident

ATLANTA (WSB Atlanta) - An Atlanta magician is recovering after a stunt at the Atlanta Motor Speedway Thursday night nearly claimed his life.

Michael Anthony Mooney goes by the stage name of Moodini.

On Thursday night, he was performing a stunt between races whereby he was chained at his wrists to a car. His head was covered with a black bag. In the stunt, the car speeds off and Mooney has just seconds to escape out of the shackles before he's hurled down the track.

He said he's done the stunt twice before without any problems, but Thursday, he said his timing was off and he got pulled down the trac


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