There just aren’t enough adjectives in the English language to describe this moron’s stupidity.
After claiming on Wednesday’s “Hardball” that the Chilean miners would all be dead if they followed the so-called “every man for himself” philosophy of the Tea Party movement, he proceeded on Thursday to use this incident as an example of why people should vote for Democrats on November 2.
……CHRIS MATTHEWS, HOST: Let me finish tonight with a deep observation about mankind.
Down 2,000 feet in the ground, a group of 33 men not only survived for 69 days but prevailed. What a story of human faith, hope, charity and yes, community. I know that last word drives people on the right crazy: community.
Theirs is the popular notion that it`s every man for himself. Grab what you can, screw the masses, cash out of the government, go it alone — the whole cowboy catechism.
But how would those miners have survived, the 33 of them, and their loved ones living above if they`d behave like that with the attitude of every man for himself. This is above all, and deep down they`re in the mine about being in all there together. It`s about mutual reliance and relying on others. Not just to do their jobs, but to come through in the clutch.
……Somebody had to get food and medicine down to those guys and somebody did. Somebody had to drill that hole down to get them and somebody did. And all the time, the guys down there, there`s 33 human souls, kept the faith.
Matthews has taken dumbassity to a new art form.
Frothing liberal assclowns like Matthews don’t think of free market proponents, aka Tea Party members, as being “community”. Only leftwing criminal enterprises like ACORN get that designation. Mr. ‘Thrill Going Up His Leg’ omits the fact that it’s Obamessiah who’s screwing the masses. The Tea Party is a real cross-section of community that scares the lacy underalls off an effete like Matthews; it’s called giving a hand up, not a hand out.
Newsflash, Chrissy: It was good old-fashioned rugged determination from those very ‘cowboy’ kind of people, who saved those trapped miners.
Daniel Henninger puts it in simple terms for a shit-for-brains like Matthews:
If those miners had been trapped a half-mile down like this 25 years ago anywhere on earth, they would be dead. What happened over the past 25 years that meant the difference between life and death for those men?
Short answer: the Center Rock drill bit.
This is the miracle bit that drilled down to the trapped miners. Center Rock Inc. is a private company in Berlin, Pa. It has 74 employees. The drill’s rig came from Schramm Inc. in West Chester, Pa. Seeing the disaster, Center Rock’s president, Brandon Fisher, called the Chileans to offer his drill. Chile accepted. The miners are alive.
Longer answer: The Center Rock drill, heretofore not featured on websites like Engadget or Gizmodo, is in fact a piece of tough technology developed by a small company in it for the money, for profit. That’s why they innovated down-the-hole hammer drilling. If they make money, they can do more innovation.
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Of course, Matthews would interpret that as “exploitation of the proletariat”.
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The 33 Chilean miners who have been trapped deep underground for eight weeks watch movies on a projector built into a cellphone. They avoid athlete’s foot and other infections thanks to socks made with a bacteria-killing copper fiber. And they communicate with rescuers and relatives over an ultra-flexible fiber-optic cable that maintains transmission capacity while twisting through hard rock nearly half a mile below ground.Smart application of technology has made life underground more tolerable for the miners, who have been buried beneath 2,200 feet of rock and earth since a cave-in on Aug. 5.
……Perhaps the most ingenious device developed by rescuers is the paloma—or pigeon, as in carrier pigeon—a five-foot-long hollow cylinder that works like a pneumatic tube. Rescuers stuff the paloma with supplies, then lower it via a pulley through a four-inch-diameter shaft leading down to the miners’ refuge.
……Even though the paloma was dreamed up on the spot, the resupply process “is functioning like they’ve been doing it for years,” said Clinton H. Cragg, principal engineer of the NASA Engineering and Safety Center, who visited the San José mine at the invitation of Chile’s government.
……Technology is helping with another big challenge: hygiene. When they were found by rescuers after 17 days cut off in a humid underground chamber, many of the miners had body fungi.
At first, before rescuers could bring running water to the miners’ chamber through another narrow shaft, the trapped men were sent dry shampoo and soap-embedded hand towels that allowed them to bathe without water. The miners have also been supplied with socks made with a copper fiber that attacks bacteria, thus eliminating both odor and infection. “The products themselves are self-sterilizing,” said Jeffrey Gabbay, founder of the company that produces the socks, Cupron Inc. of Richmond, Va., which makes a line of copper-based clothing primarily for medical use. “Negative odors are caused by toxins emitted by bacteria and if you self-sterilize there’s no odor” and no infection risk, he said.
……Rescuers say one of the most significant contributions to bolstering the miners’ morale was the installation of the fiber-optic communications link.
Despite being unfamiliar with fiber optics, the miners managed to hook up the lines to the videoconferencing equipment even faster than technicians above ground did, said Luis Felipe Mujica, chief of technological development at Micomo, a joint venture between Chile’s national copper company and Japan’s Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp.
Didja get that, Chrissy? The technological ingenuity of ‘cowboy catechism’ got the job done. Now, had it been left up to some anti-corporate, global granola-munching, liberal asshat, those guys would have been like canaries in a coal mine.
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