That's Isaiah's The World Today Just Nuts "Here's Nouri" with Nouri as Lucy. I can hear the theme to I Love Lucy in my head as a I type.
There's a lot going on right now but I want to note Jerry White (WSWS) and then leave you with the snapshot because White's report is an important one and I wasn't aware about the battle at Cooper Tire:
Cooper Tire workers in Findlay, Ohio remain steadfast nearly six weeks after being locked out for opposing wage cuts of up to 40 percent. Despite the hardship of living without a paycheck since the lockout began on November 28, there is a growing recognition among the workers that they are involved in a critical battle against the destruction of living standards through the US and internationally.
“Who is going to free the slaves now?” asked Chuck Holman, a Cooper Tire worker with 20 years at the Findlay factory. “Because they want us all to work for slave wages. It started with Chrysler and GM, and they want to do it everywhere. You can’t purchase a new car or even one of the tires we make here on just $13 an hour.”
“All the money they are taking from us is going straight to profits,” Chuck added. “They say these cuts are needed to remain ‘competitive,’ but then they hand Roy Armes, the CEO, $4.7 million and a corporate jet too. He gets $18,000 in vacation expenses—that’s almost as much as a new-hire gets in wages for the whole year.
I did not know this was going on. I am on the side of the workers. Always.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday: