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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, December 07, 2011

Firefighters Let Home Burn After Owners Didn’t Pay $75 Protection Fee — Again

(By Jonathon M. Seidl, The Blaze) - It’s happened again in Obion County, Tenn. Firefighters were called to the scene of a house fire, but when they arrived, they didn’t put out the blaze. Why? Because the homeowners hadn’t paid the $75 fire protection fee. If the story sounds familiar, that’s because the same thing happened last October. And back then, just like now, it sparked quite the debate.


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