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July 21, 2012
"I was thinking, I have to get this family out, without getting hit myself. I managed to do one."
A hero in yesterday’s shooting: ”At the end of the aisle, I ran into a woman. She yelled, ‘My kids!’ and I saw she had two young kids with her,” Jarell Brooks, 19, told ABC News. “I made sure they got in the aisle and pushed behind her to make sure she got out of there.” In his effort to protect this family, Brooks was shot in the leg. He’s out of the hospital now, and is being hailed as a hero for his actions. Meanwhile, the woman he saved, Patricia Legarreta, was hit as well, and taken to the hospital — where her boyfriend proposed. She said yes. (ht @sorta_like_art)

"I was thinking, I have to get this family out, without getting hit myself. I managed to do one."

A hero in yesterday’s shooting: ”At the end of the aisle, I ran into a woman. She yelled, ‘My kids!’ and I saw she had two young kids with her,” Jarell Brooks, 19, told ABC News. “I made sure they got in the aisle and pushed behind her to make sure she got out of there.” In his effort to protect this family, Brooks was shot in the leg. He’s out of the hospital now, and is being hailed as a hero for his actions. Meanwhile, the woman he saved, Patricia Legarreta, was hit as well, and taken to the hospital — where her boyfriend proposed. She said yes. (ht @sorta_like_art)

14:10 // 2 years ago
May 28, 2012
19:27 // 2 years ago

Over the weekend, a memorial day remembrance of a completely different kind arose. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, above, made a comment on the nature of fallen soliders and the way that many call them “heroes,” and drew a firestorm of reaction from the usual suspects — particularly due to the timing of what he said. Miss the controversy because you were too busy grilling something to go online? Here’s the round-up:

  • comment During his panel show “Up with Chris Hayes,” Hayes noted his personal discomfort with describing anything related to current or fallen soldiers as heroic, saying he felt the rhetoric justified further acts of war or violence.
  • response One tough take on the matter: Veterans of Foreign Affairs’ National Commander Richard DeNoyer called Hayes’ remarks “callous” and suggesting an “obvious disregard for the sacrifice” of soldiers and their families.
  • reaction As expected, bloggers and pundits are split on the matter, with some, like conservative Kurt Schlichter, condemning Hayes, while others — like Tumblr’s very own Dr. Ari Kohen — have offered a more subdued response. source

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15:30 // 2 years ago
December 7, 2011
Twitter account of the morning: Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger can land a plane in the Hudson, but can he run the FAA? That’s what this Twitter account asks aloud. The guy he’d be replacing, Randy Babbitt, left the job after a drunk-driving incident.

Twitter account of the morning: Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger can land a plane in the Hudson, but can he run the FAA? That’s what this Twitter account asks aloud. The guy he’d be replacing, Randy Babbitt, left the job after a drunk-driving incident.

10:29 // 2 years ago
October 16, 2011
When i found out that Jamey Rodemeyer killed himself — I felt deeply troubled. But when I found out that Jamey Rodemeyer had made an it gets better video only months before taking his own life — I felt indescribable despair. I also made an it gets better video last year—in the wake of the senseless and tragic gay teen suicides that were sweeping the nation at the time. But in light of Jamey’s death — it became clear to me in an instant that living a gay life without publicly acknowledging it — is simply not enough to make any significant contribution to the immense work that lies ahead on the road to complete equality.
"Star Trek" and "Heroes" star Zachary Quinto, explaining why he chose to come out. To put it simply, 14-year-old Jamey Rodemeyer’s death really hit him hard. “Jamey Rodemeyer’s life changed mine,” he writes. “And while his death only makes me wish that i had done this sooner — I am eternally grateful to him for being the catalyst for change within me.” Coming out on its own is a brave move; but Quinto’s emotionally complex reasons for doing so only give the decision higher impact.
16:08 // 2 years ago
12:15 // 2 years ago
October 1, 2010

Posted without comment: Zachary Quinto starts beef with 50 Cent


@50cent you know what would truly make the world a better place? if people with as much influence and privilege as you spread hope not hate.Fri Oct 01 20:43:04  via Twitter for iPhone

21:36 // 3 years ago