Sunday, April 23, 2006

One last change in time for hosting Tar Heel Tavern

FYI - the bicycle edition of Tar Heel Tavern #61 is now live at Nicomachus, appropriately a cycling blogger (tagline: "the velorution will not be motorized").

Before this local blog gets rolling, as it were, I wanted to make one last change before we get our chance to host the Tar Heel Tavern next week.

Since I use Bull City Booster as my nom de plume here, I wanted to change the blog name to something slightly different but relevant, including a little alliteration. Since we're still just only around 100 total hits, I figure that I wouldn't screw up too many RSS feeds by changing the name of this bully pulpit to...Bull City Bully Pulpit.

Note that the URL remains the same:

If you never got as far as Teddy Roosevelt in your American History class, he was the originator of the term, "bully pulpit," as described in the C-SPAN Congressional Glossary:
"This term 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. Roosevelt also had political affiliation with the Progressive Party, nicknamed the "Bull Moose" party. It got the moniker when Roosevelt ran for President as its candidate in 1912, after declaring himself as "fit as a bull moose."

As Bora has proscribed at Science & Politics, we will be hosting next weeks' Tar Heel Tavern #62. I'll follow tomorrow or so with a post on my theme and submission information after consulting with the Coturnix himself.


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