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April 2, 2014

Roundup: Numbers on today’s Fort Hood shooting (yes, another one; sigh :( )

  • three the number of shootings that have taken place on U.S. military bases in the past six months alone; today’s shooting is still a fluid situation, with reports of at least one four killed and 14 11 injured
  • five the number of years since a similar shooting took place at Fort Hood in Texas, in which Army Maj. Nidal Hasan killed 13 and injured 32 source
20:27 // 3 months ago
February 26, 2014
17:44 // 5 months ago
In an effort to emphasize the sanctity of marriage in a state where a judge just struck down a ban on same-sex marriage, Texas State Sen. Dan Patrick made this epic typo.

In an effort to emphasize the sanctity of marriage in a state where a judge just struck down a ban on same-sex marriage, Texas State Sen. Dan Patrick made this epic typo.

17:37 // 5 months ago
February 18, 2014
15:14 // 5 months ago
February 13, 2014

Michael Sam’s decision to open up about his sexuality has generated quite a bit of discussion among sports fans and broadcasters alike this week, but few have offered thoughts as on-the-nose as this two-minute segment from Dale Hansen, sports analyst for Dallas’ WFAA 8 News. If a league worth billions welcomes the founders of dog-fighting rings, drunk drivers, accused rapists, and a whole lot more, it seems pretty disgusting to suggest that a gay man would be the only one who isn’t welcome in an NFL locker room. source

16:10 // 5 months ago
February 9, 2014
19:52 // 5 months ago
January 22, 2014
When the emergency system fails: Last month, Kari Hunt Dunn (shown with two of her three children) took the kids to see her estranged husband at a Texas hotel. While at the hotel, Dunn was brutally stabbed to death by her husband Brian while the children were in the adjacent room. The oldest daughter, 9, knew to call 911, but ran into an issue: The phone system required callers to dial 9 to reach an outside line. (The father was later arrested and is currently sitting in jail on a $5 million bond.)
The result of this tragedy, led by Kari’s father Hank Hunt, could lead to some major action: A Change.org petition encouraging the passage of a law that would require hotels to change their phone systems to make it easier to dial 911. The effort is gaining traction with both Congress and the FCC—here’s the latest.

When the emergency system fails: Last month, Kari Hunt Dunn (shown with two of her three children) took the kids to see her estranged husband at a Texas hotel. While at the hotel, Dunn was brutally stabbed to death by her husband Brian while the children were in the adjacent room. The oldest daughter, 9, knew to call 911, but ran into an issue: The phone system required callers to dial 9 to reach an outside line. (The father was later arrested and is currently sitting in jail on a $5 million bond.)

The result of this tragedy, led by Kari’s father Hank Hunt, could lead to some major action: A Change.org petition encouraging the passage of a law that would require hotels to change their phone systems to make it easier to dial 911. The effort is gaining traction with both Congress and the FCC—here’s the latest.

18:17 // 6 months ago
January 17, 2014
Houston Mayor Annise Parker, right, got married to her partner yesterday. Parker, the first openly gay mayor of a major city, has been in a relationship with Kathy Hubbard for 23 years. With gay marriage banned in Texas, the couple had to go to California to exchange vows—though she had previously said she would not get married until same-sex marriage was legal in her home state.

Houston Mayor Annise Parker, right, got married to her partner yesterday. Parker, the first openly gay mayor of a major city, has been in a relationship with Kathy Hubbard for 23 years. With gay marriage banned in Texas, the couple had to go to California to exchange vows—though she had previously said she would not get married until same-sex marriage was legal in her home state.

11:37 // 6 months ago
January 14, 2014
16:46 // 6 months ago
November 25, 2013
13:27 // 8 months ago