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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, November 23, 2011

‘This is SCARY’: Would You Soar Through Pine Trees on a Roller Coaster With No Brakes?

(By Liz Klimas, The Blaze) - Sometimes the simpler something is the scarier it can be, like old time horror flicks that didn’t have all the gore. This roller coaster plays off that concept.

It’s pretty simple: single pipe, single person, single giant sloping, winding hill. But throw hundreds of pine trees whizzing past you on tight bank curves and it gets a bit scarier. Oh, and try not to clutch the brake — that’s right no brake. Then you’re bound to let out a few “whoas” like this guy did:


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