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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.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

More than 150 dogs seized from Danbury puppy mill

(By Meghann Evans, The Stokes News) - More than 150 dogs were seized from a dog breeding operation in Danbury on Tuesday after animal control officers investigated a complaint.

According to Phillip Handy, chief of Stokes County Animal Control, more than 150 dogs and puppies were found living in poor conditions at a “puppy mill” located at 1560 Bob Mabe Road, Danbury, owned by Lucille and Willis Mabe.

Handy said animal control officers visited the house around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday after receiving recent complaints about the breeding operation there. The business was known as Dan River Bullies, according to Handy.


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