Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Chilean Miners being rescued

I'm really glad they've gotten to the miners and are bringing them up into the fresh air MONTHS ahead of schedule.  But is anyone else waiting for the one miner with the wife and the girlfriend (who apparently met at a vigil for the first time) to hit the surface and see what happens??

Yes, I know I'm going to hell.

ETA:  But the real story is the American driller and his team who cut off more than two months from the original estimates of reaching the trapped miners.  Pulled from Afghanistan where he was drilling for water, he managed to get to these guys in 33 days.  He said that 'you have to feel the drill under your feet' to know what you are doing.   Something else that spoke of his expertise was the fact that he pulled the drill after it broke through by two feet so he wouldn't endanger the miners or risk equipment breaking off in the hole.

When the world is in trouble, they look to us.  Anyone who intimates that we're not the greatest country in the world can move elsewhere and see how that what seems like greener grass is only astroturf on the other side.

4 comments:

Scott McCray said...

"When the world is in trouble, they look to us. Anyone who intimates that we're not the greatest country in the world can move elsewhere and see how that what seems like greener grass is only astroturf on the other side."

Amen, MC - they haven't taken that from us just yet!

Midwest Chick said...

No they haven't and as long as we're six feet above ground, they won't.

og said...

Ooh Fucking Rah, Sir!

Yes, indeed. There are still people in this country with impressive skills and even more impressive work ethic.

And I want to know which woman got after him first too.

Midwest Chick said...

The driller, Jeff Hart, sounds like a man who found exactly what he was supposed to be doing in life, like Mozart or Michael Jordan. He and his team were incredible.

And it was miner #21--wife didn't show, girlfriend did. We'll get the aftermath in his upcoming (probably) book.