On MSNBC now, the Chris Hayes program follows the Chris Matthews program. Matthews’s star is declining while that of Hayes is rising. With my hearing loss, I find both men hard to follow since both speak so rapidly. Chris Matthews doesn’t move his lips which makes it even harder for me. Matthews is also a poor host who talks at the same time as his guests, creating a babble of sound that I cannot decipher. I think that Chris Hayes provides better analysis, while Matthews spends too much time on who may run for president in 2016.
After Nelson Mandela is laid to rest, there is something to think about South Africa’s future. When the white minority government ceded political power to the black majority, they did so under a new constitution that continues control of the economy by the white minority. In South Africa, the 1% are white and the 99% are black and colored. It is not a stable situation that can long endure.
Final score Chicago Bears 45, Dallas Cowboys 28. As I watched the game at home, I was reminded of all the frigid February days and nights that I parked my car in the lot south of Soldier Field on my way to the Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place. The Chicago Auto Show is the nation’s largest and longest running. The schedule for next year is February 8 through February 17, 2014.
It was a cold night last night at Soldier Field, but the Chicago offense cut through the Dallas defense like a hot knife through cold butter.