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It must be cathartic for this man to post his mother’s hate on tumblr. Trigger warning.

This is such a good analogy! AIG CEO Robert Benmosche says the outcry over his company’s bonuses is like a lynch mob, “to get everybody out there with their pitch forks and their hangman nooses, and all that — sort of like what we did in the Deep South [decades ago]. And I think it was just as bad and just as wrong.”

Scott Lively, who is on trial for crimes against humanity, thanks to his involvement in Uganda’s Kill the Gays Bill, has another major achievement under his homophobic belt: helping Russia craft its homophobic legislation. And he says, “it’s one of the proudest achievements of my career.” Awwww!

The Pope shocked many by telling the Catholic Church to stop obsesessing over abortion and homosexuality. The Pope also surprised some by saying great things about immigrants’ rights. But then The Pope shocked nobody by defrocking an Australian priest, allegedly over his support of women’s and gay rights. Sigh.

Charming! U.S. Military to Stop Releasing Tally of Guantánamo Prisoners on Hunger Strike

Activists from Queer Nation NY protested outside the New York Metropolitan Opera’s opening night gala performance of Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin tonight and delayed the beginning of the performance with a disruption

Cherokee Nation Mourns as Veronica Is Returned to Adoptive Family

Why we don’t see more women conductors.

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Born and raised on the mean streets of New York City’s Upper West Side, Katie Halper is a comic, writer, blogger, satirist and filmmaker based in New York. Katie graduated from The Dalton School (where she teaches history) and Wesleyan University (where she learned that labels are for jars.) A director of Living Liberally and co-founder/performer in Laughing Liberally, Katie has performed at Town Hall, Symphony Space, The Culture Project, D.C. Comedy Festival, all five Netroots Nations, and The Nation Magazine Cruise, where she made Howard Dean laugh! and has appeared with Lizz Winstead, Markos Moulitsas, The Yes Men, Cynthia Nixon and Jim Hightower. Her writing and videos have appeared in The New York Times, Comedy Central, The Nation Magazine, Gawker, Nerve, Jezebel, the Huffington Post, Alternet and Katie has been featured in/on NY Magazine, LA Times, In These Times, Gawker,Jezebel, MSNBC, Air America, GritTV, the Alan Colmes Show, Sirius radio (which hung up on her once) and the National Review, which called Katie “cute and some what brainy.” Katie co-produced Tim Robbins’s film Embedded, (Venice Film Festival, Sundance Channel); Estela Bravo’s Free to Fly (Havana Film Festival, LA Latino Film Festival); was outreach director for The Take, Naomi Klein/Avi Lewis documentary about Argentine workers (Toronto & Venice Film Festivals, Film Forum); co-directed New Yorkers Remember the Spanish Civil War, a video for Museum of the City of NY exhibit, and wrote/directed viral satiric videos including Jews/ Women/ Gays for McCain.

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