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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, August 15, 2011

Five People Dead, 45 Injured After Stage Collapses At Indiana State Fair

(By Josh Feldman, Mediaite) - The main stage at the Indiana State Fair collapsed last night, killing five people and injuring 45 others. The Indianapolis fair was hit by winds going 60-70 miles per hour prior to a performance by the band Sugarland.

According to the 'LA Times', “scores of concertgoers rushed to the stage to lift broken scaffolding and equipment off people.” Sugarland lead singer Jennifer Nettles said there were “no words to process a moment of this magnitude and gravity.”

One person was able to capture the tragic situation and uploaded it to YouTube. You can watch the video below:


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