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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, November 10, 2011

6-year-old From Pilot Mountain Joins Society for Geniuses

PILOT MOUNTAIN, NC (WGHP) — A 6-year-old girl who learned the basics of algebra over lunch at Pizza Hut is now a member of Mensa, the international society for geniuses.

Kalee Hall of Pilot Mountain apparently taught herself sign language from a poster hanging in her pre-school class. When classmates were memorizing their home addresses, Kalee memorized them, too -- pretty much all of them, her mother said.

With this anecdotal evidence piling up, Kalee's parents had her IQ tested. She hit the 99th percentile on the Stanford-Binet intelligence test, putting her above Mensa's entrance requirement.


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