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Friday Open Thread ~ "What are you reading?" edition. Volume 7


Linda Sarsour is an organizer and activist who has been on the frontlines of every major battle against creeping fascism, the Trump administration, state violence, and attacks on all marginalized communities. Along with Tamika Mallory, Carmen Perez and Bob Bland, she organized the Women's March in Washington D.C. on January 21, 2017, the largest protest in American history. Since then, she has been fighting the administration on it's Muslim ban, on criminal justice reform, along with her continued advocacy for Arab and Muslim Americans and for the Palestinian people.

She joins Michael discuss the urgent need to remove Trump from office, how Democrats should (and should not) bring out Muslim and Arab voters in key swing states such as Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Texas and Florida, and her decision to move to Louisville, Kentucky in the middle of a pandemic to fight for justice for Breonna Taylor.

"This Country Does Not Love Us Back"

Larry, "Doc" Rivers addressed reporters yesterday. He is the Coach of the LA Clippers and was the Coach back when the Clippers managed to shake loose from their racist owner, Don Stirling.
Doc Rivers also played for the NY Knicks, a long time ago, when we had a team our City loved.

Voice cracking, here's what the Coach had to say yesterday:

"All you hear is Donald Trump and all of them talking about fear."

Hot Air

California depends on 3,100 inmates to help work the fire lines during wildfires. But due to Covid19 only 1,306 inmates are currently deployed. Typically non-violent offenders are moved to the Conservation Camp Program which includes 43 facilities.

This year the numbers are lower because many inmates (5,627 as of July 1) have been released directly to their communities.

For more than 70 years CalFire has provided an “opportunity” for those incarcerated to “work” on the front lines.


Inmate firefighters earn between $2.90 and $5.12 per day, with an additional $1 per hour when they are on the fires lines. They get one or two days off their sentence for each day worked, depending on which crew they work. They normally work 24 hours shifts, sometimes as long as 48 hours. They carry 60-pound packs and three-foot chain saws.

Updated. Dems: Trump won’t accept losing the election

Hillary is still whining about losing the election and she is still blaming everyone, but herself.
Updated with Rising video on this.

Oh good grief. The Comey movie is coming out soon and Rising has a preview of it. It is Russian propaganda and disinfo off the charts. I am at a loss for words on it.