The President of Chile and the Resident of the White House

©2010 drkate

San Jose Mine, Chile

This essay is first and foremost a tribute to Chile and its President, the Chilean people and to all those around the world including America who contributed to the success of this rescue.  A second purpose is to compare the responses of the Chilean President and the Resident of the White House to disasters man-made and natural.

Congratulations, Chile!

The President of Chile, Sebastian Pinera engaged his entire government and the entire Nation in an effort to rescue thirty-three miners trapped a half a mile underground. The operation was joyously successful and graced by God the prayers of millions.  It seems that when the situation seems most hopeless, the Creator has the chance to really show us his stuff.  Through faith and works, a miracle occurred 17  days into looking for a needle in a rock pile drilling

Then a cheer went up as the note arrived, attached to a probe that had been lowered: “All 33 of us are well in the shelter.” The note continued.. “Under this sea of rock, we are expecting all of Chile to pull hard so that we can be taken out of this hell,” Urzua told Chilean President Sebastian Pinera. The news electrified the rescuers, and sent whoops of excitement around the world: the 32 Chileans and one Bolivian were still alive.

The miners were lucky to be working far below where the tunnel collapsed. But the mountain itself helped provide the essentials for life.

The rescue was enabled in great part because President Pinera had an open attitude to and accepted the help of several nations, and let the entire world view the operation in real time–a measure of transparency unheard of ever.  And the care with which they treated the miners…a large Chilean flag at the rescue site; a 20-second delay in case of tragedy; rescue personnel, personal safety, and privacy, every detail was handled.

The kind of rock that was drilled through required diamond bits along with an array of additional hammers and drills to chew up the rock.  The drill bit and apparatus was made by a Pennsylvania company and cut the drilling time in half and enabled the rescue.  NASA provided food and helped design the escape pod.  🙂

This was a fine moment for Chile and all involved, and a fine reminder of who we are and our capabilities for great compassion; great works, great faith.


I dozed in the chair and think I saw all but 5 of the brave rescued from the mine, grateful for the coverage allowed by the Chilean government yet so anxious…my arms raised in yes! every time that capsule emerged from the depths, the beauty of the joy and relief of the families…

…and then the truly stupid coverage–FOX–pierced the significance of what was unfolding in Chile. Suddenly a deep sadness for America came forth and then a deeper anger…and in my mind went to the Gulf of Mexico, the people who are poisoned, the fact that our government arrested anyone who tried to help, denied American and foreign companies assistance,  told bald faced lies, blocked any media coverage, and violated U.S. law by letting BP handle the disaster.  The net result is the isolation of Gulf Coast residents such that they feel abandoned, and the Gulf Coast economy ruined for decades…and I thought of–

The Tarball in Chief

oil spin

…that usurper Resident of the White House, his  disaster code name ‘Tarball in Chief’….and his intentionally impotent response to a natural disaster that was more about politics than anything.  What a disgusting display of ignorance and disdain for the American people.

The rescue could have happened…the people, the wildlife, the water, the air, the economy of the whole area. The press letting the resident get away with golfing for months while the disaster unfolded. I am still crying, and we haven’t seen anything yet.

And what now?  “U.S. Moves On from Oil Spill“.  This was the intended result.  No biggie, you know.

Another treasonous act, attacking the States and the entire Nation by failing to respond.  If he was mentally competent enough to play golf, he is mentally competent enough to stand trial for treason.

Compared to the courageous actions of the Chilean President–on the scene–the Tarball in Chief does nothing in a disaster that actually was manageable, reachable, and the scale of which was preventable.

In America right now, Obama IS the disaster.

(psst.  President Pinera, can we borrow the escape capsule and show someone the mine the inside of it?  🙂 )

55 Responses to “The President of Chile and the Resident of the White House”

  1. 1 drkate October 15, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Thank you for indulging me in this tribute to Chile…i admit I was glued to the rescue effort! 😳

  2. 2 no-nonsense-nancy October 15, 2010 at 1:34 am

    Very good, Dr. Kate..

    “If he is competent enough to play golf he is competent enough to stand trial for treason.” Right on, how true. And we will be seeing it, too, before long. The difference between the president and the resident in a disaster should be evident to the whole world.

    This is video I wnat to share.I think it is fitting for this post.

  3. 4 no-nonsense-nancy October 15, 2010 at 1:51 am


  4. 5 Jan October 15, 2010 at 2:21 am

    The President of Chile, with his wife, stayed to welcome each of the 33-miners as they were brought to the surface. They hugged each one. The most impressive part of the ending was that the President was able to stand there and give a long speech to the people around the world, WITHOUT A TELEPROMPTER. He thanked each and every country that gave support. He did not mention America in his first speech but he did mention the companies that came from America. And he thanked our God, and said all the church bells in Chile were ringing.

    17 days with 2 cans of tuna and a small amount of milk. Then a total of 69 days for rescue. A President that would not give up and our God performed a miracle!!!!!
    I cried every time each miner came to the surface. I cried for the last one that was alone for at least 20-minutes (must have seemed forever) and then I cried because I can remember when I was very little and my dad came home from WWII, and all the celebrating that we never see any more. When the people in Chille all took off their helmets and held them over their heart as they sang their anthem I had a mental picture of the crotch salute from obat.
    I agree Dr. K, maybe we could use that capsule.
    Not only did obat deliberately ruin the gulf, he also denied Texas any disaster support after all they flooding they just had.

  5. 7 no-nonsense-nancy October 15, 2010 at 4:47 am

    Yes, Jan, I agree. We must arrest him before he or anyone else has a chance of declaring him insane.

    Dr. Kate, why did you change the title? I liked the first one. Very fitting.

    I couldn’t watch any of it because I don’t pay for TV, which is useless to me most of the time. But Logistics Monster did have it on her blog live stream. I was at work when most of it was going on. I’m veru p[roud of all involved, especially our Americans.


    • 8 drkate October 15, 2010 at 11:11 pm

      Thanks NNN…all the original title was “The President and the Tarball in Chief” which made me laugh a lot…it is still in the text..and I agree, it says it all…but then no one would read the article! 😕

  6. 9 dkw October 15, 2010 at 4:47 am

    I agree Drkate. A President is suppose to stand with the people, for the people and protect the people of this great country. Ours could care less. I never thought I would live to see the day that this country would have a President that hated it and wanted to destroy it. I feel like I have been living in a 2 year dream that wont end. I CAN SEE NOV. 2nd from my house. We the people will drain the swamp.

  7. 10 KM October 15, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Thank you for posting on this. This Chile President deserves a big “Thank you” for being a real human that brought true honor and diginty to a very bad sitution for his country. What a class act!!

    I too cried as I watched almost every man being brought to the earth’s surface. Thank you Lord for sparing these lives. May we all learn from this.

  8. 12 tiger 7 October 15, 2010 at 9:47 am

    What a tremendous example the Chilean experience has been!! Many lessons are to be gleaned from the wonderful event. One thing that lept out to me was that the statement “In God We Trust” has meaning beyond any human expectation—Who would have believed those men would have survived that experience without trust in God.
    And the politically correct fools among us want to remove those words from our heritage !! I say not a chance!!!

    • 14 Quantum Leap October 15, 2010 at 12:05 pm

      When Taitz started looking into Obama’s background two years ago, she learned Obama was using Social Security Number (SSN) 042-68-4425, issued in Connecticut between 1976 and 1977 while Obama was attending high school in Hawaii.

      She said national databases revealed 140 addresses and 39 SSNs linked to his name.
      And, since he never lived in Connecticut, there was no reasonable explanation for Obama to have a Connecticut-issued SSN.

      Taitz also said Obama used a different SSN when he served in the Senate.

      In researching the issue, I personally discovered that same Connecticut-issued SSN was used to create Obama’s fraudulent Selective Service System registration records. (See: Obama conspiracy – It’s no longer just a theory )

      Aside from the issue surrounding his SSN, information kept surfacing about Obama that Taitz called “shocking,” including the Kenyan Parliament’s announcement during session that Obama was born in Kenya.

  9. 15 ARMY D.A.V. October 15, 2010 at 10:56 am


    Dr. Orly Taitz appeared before a standing room audience of 120 or more attendees yesterday at the Holiday Inn in Surprise, Arizona. Her lecture lasted for three (3) hours and included a detailed discussion and exposure of information on what is known (and unknown) of Barack Obama’s illegitimate acquisition of the Presidency.

  10. 18 Quantum Leap October 15, 2010 at 11:27 am

    If it were barky SOBama, He’d have sent Biden or someone to greet the survivors.

    Look, he really doesn’t know what to do about anything so he decides to do nothing in particular that’s why he travels with his teleprompter all the time. He wants to escape the white house to disown his caucasian ancestry (the ones who had slaves-because my ancestry from Europe did not have slaves)

    PLUS, Chilean President doesn’t want to mention USA because SOBama the pompous ass would hog all the credit. 🙂

    His fag hag of a wife was in Chicago voting yesterday and campaigning INSIDE the polling place. She broke election laws. What’s wrong with these dorks? They are trying to make excuses for her saying she didn’t know she broke the law. So what! You mean to tell me these perpetual campaigners since 2001 don’t know the election laws? Hogwash.

    All they know how to do is campaign. Running a business, a country, or a household, not so much. They rely on others to do it for them.

    I heard it said from Limbaugh that his wife has competiton. She’s in love with him and he’s in love with himself.

    • 22 AttilasDaughter October 15, 2010 at 2:07 pm

      quote: “Rahm Emanuel’s firing came after he and Mrs. Obama had a major argument, and the First Lady told Emanuel he had to go “for a reason.” Mrs. Obama reportedly flatly told Emanuel he was “no longer welcome at the White House.” The “Emanuel-running-for-Chicago-mayor” story was mere window dressing to cover up the meltdown in the White House leadership.”

      I wonder if this was about some gay stuff, or about the Clintons.
      Or something else?

      • 23 Quantum Leap October 15, 2010 at 2:14 pm

        Ouououou this is juicy AttilasDaughter
        Antoher quote:

        In the case of President Obama, the senior firings are not happening during a single nght but the recent involuntary sudden departures of the White House chief of staff and national security adviser, along with what WMR can confirm from multiple sources is a president who is suffering from Nixonian levels of paranoia, depression, and schizophrenia, has some top-level administration officials considering the first-ever invocation of Section 4 of the 25th Amendment – the involuntary removal of the president from office. The White House meltdown has the Washington political circuit buzzing under the surface.

        Unlike Watergate and the Iran-contra scandal, however, the corporate media is refusing to report on the breakdown of the Obama administration and the internecine political warfare within the Executive Office of the President.

        They really are going to boot his ass out via the 25th. I thought you were all speculating.
        He’s having a meltdown.
        No wonder he’s running to obotland trying to soothe his soul.
        When he gets there he’s in for a shock. Most ahve turned on him. 😮
        Humpty Dumpty had a great fall..
        And the white house hag runs the show. 😆 But we knew that.

        • 24 Quantum Leap October 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm

          Another quote this is sooooo good.


          Crisis management in the White House

          The White House team now consists of Biden’s circle of Donilon and Rouse, the Obama circle of Michelle Obama, Jarrett, and an increasingly weakened Axelrod, and those in the middle who are not sure about the future of the administration.

          Mrs. Obama and, to a lesser extent, Jarrett, have tried to smooth things over between people like Vice President Biden and chief of staff Pete Rouse on one hand and President Obama, who is detached from his duties, and, according to the former White House staffer who is talking to Ulsterman, extremely lazy, only interested in watching ESPN and discussing sports, and playing golf, and doing what he is most comfortable at: campaigning. Obama clearly wants to run again for president, citing the “adoring crowds” who greet him on the political stump. Mrs. Obama has reportedly told the president that “there are no more adoring crowds.” 😆
          Last March, the annual report on the president’s health contaned a reference to drinking. Obama’s doctor urged him to “Continue smoking cessation efforts, a daily exercise program, healthy diet, moderation in alcohol intake. . .” WMR has been told by informed sources that Obama’s drinking has, on occasion, been more than moderate.

          • 25 Quantum Leap October 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm

            Obama’s depression and lack of interest in his duties have senior administration officials and some Cabinet secretaries considering the invocation of Section 4 of the 25th Amendment, which deals with the involuntary removal of the president for physical or mental incapacity

  11. 28 susan h October 15, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    Thank you Dr. Kate for this article. I thought the same thing as I watched some of the miners come back to life above the earth. How little this administration did when BP happened. How they turned down offers of help from so many countries. This rescue showed a beautiful spirit of cooperation from 12 nations, each one bringing something and it was all Love. This administration is a disgrace and the Obamas shame us every day they are in office. With all the expertise and technical knowledge out there, the BP oil spill could have been fixed in much shorter order with less hurt to the environment (isn’t the left supposed to care about the environment?) Well, Obama doesn’t care about anyone. It pained me to realize once again how little Obama and this congress care for Americans and anything connected to our world. For Obama it’s all about his ego being stroked and perhaps about how much money he will get in the end. He certainly doesn’t care about any of the people here at home. How pathetic. And some will be stupid enough to vote for him again.

  12. 29 ARMY D.A.V. October 15, 2010 at 6:09 pm


    Joe Manchin is at a local bar tonight for meeting with the city council ” vote buying tour ” , I’m going to drop off some of LTC Lakin’s Flyers .

    Any messages for the scum bag ?.

  13. 35 Heather October 15, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    QL—more on your first post about the non perscription drugs–I say we all stock up now! What a wonderful president we have to do this to the american people.

  14. 36 kiltie October 15, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I was so moved by the Chilean President’s response to this disaster, with his lovely wife by his side…and the country’s resulting triumph in rescuing 33 lowly miners…all considered precious and deserving of every effort. What we saw on TV is what we are all missing and are so lacking here in the U.S. under Obummer…leadership, compassion, righting a wrong regardless of the cost.

    • 37 drkate October 15, 2010 at 11:08 pm

      So nicely said, my feelings exactly…why I was compelled to write this post

    • 38 Papoose October 15, 2010 at 11:11 pm

      yeah, barky would have been there. Except he knew his feigned fake inner city cadence wouldn’t cut it so he bagged it. His only knows poquita Espanol. The delivery capsule would be in the way of the telOprompters and other people would be in the way of his limelight.

      We all know very well that the Chilean Rescue happened for one reason and one reason only: it crossed barky’s mind so it was to be. He’s amazing. All he has to do is wonder and voila! Excuse my French.

      Plus, the patriotic spirit of Countrymen displaying their Flag and shouting out “Cheee Lay” would have been offensive to the World at Large as well as The Chilean Muslamics.

      Its just something he wouldn’t understand.

      Its all good. at the very least, he knows that he’s the won who made it happen. he thought it and so it was.

      wow, that barky…whoever the hell he is.

    • 41 Papoose October 16, 2010 at 12:03 am

      More proof that barky is not a constitutional lawyer or professor:

      He’d be aware of the qualifications of the American Presidency. You know Article II and all.

      And speaking of incompetence, what are we to conclude when a president, a self-proclaimed constitutional expert, sends his principle messenger on television to assert that the Chamber of Commerce committed the crime of funneling funds raised from foreign sources into congressional campaigns without a shred of evidence? (Axelrod’s “how do you know they didn’t?” proved too much even for a Washington press corps that once acted as if it thought Obama could do no wrong.)

      bwahahahahaaa Busted, Asselrod. you are on record, now aren’t you dummy.

      These guys are masochists, sadistically.

      Pop goes the weasel!

  15. 42 Papoose October 15, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Off Topic but who cares?

    Hat Tip and Kudos, Lame Cherry!

    What might surprise you is these Indians are the Indians eating twigs, sitting in tipi’s and igloos, and using moss for toilet paper, as they recite American hating propaganda written for them from the Obama revolutionaries community organizers.
    In a little research, this blog found that the folks making war on Joe Miller are part of a syndicate group of Natives who were in 2008 already had assets of 7 billion dollars.

    Pretty big bucks for the back to nature movement.

    Not to be smart, but these Indians who hate Sarah Palin so much, actually doubled their revenues from 2004 to 2008, which are the Palin years.
    Think about it, in Sarah Palin set the state of events which enriched these Natives and they are Obama socialists backing that leftist Murkowski at almost $600,000.00.
    That is a pretty good chunk of change being thrown around to overthrow the American Government completely from Natives.

    If one notes in this how much money flows into Democratic coffers and how it crosses state lines like Herseth Sandlin’s money flows in from other tribes and how Al Franken is from Minnesota and is bribing Sioux Indians, it is all a RICO racket shakedown of selling and buying of influence.

    Oh yes, those are felony crimes for any real Prosecutor not named Patrick Fitzgerald or Sippy Cup Johnson.
    Wow is that right, in Tim Johnson’s son, Sippy Cup, is the US Attorney in South Dakota and for some reason he can’t see his old man buying Indian votes to stuff ballot boxes to steal elections or seems to notice the criminal graft flowing into Stephanie Herseth Sandlin’s campaigns.

    It must be another Obama miracle of turning sight into the blind.

    “Oh yes, those are felony crimes for any real Prosecutor not named Patrick Fitzgerald…”

    ACORN feeding the poor so they can kick back the funding proceeds for the Commie Democrat party….what a scam. Swindlers like thieves in the night robbing your wallet all for the Best of the common good. They are everywhere. roaches.

  16. 43 Papoose October 16, 2010 at 12:39 am


    your eyes may bleed, your ears could implode and your heart will surely break.

    keep your enemies close, nevertheless.

    stupid people, what a pity…

  17. 45 Kathy October 16, 2010 at 10:22 am

    What did the miners in Chile say on their shirts?

    I found this truly inspirational, that through their ordeal this is the message they brought up with them. Sadly the media to my knowledge made no mention of the message.

  18. 46 Quantum Leap October 16, 2010 at 11:31 am

    See the difference? Chile is a Christian country.
    Big difference from liberty squashing, women hating Islam that is not a real religion but a cult.

  19. 47 Quantum Leap October 16, 2010 at 11:48 am

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  20. 48 Quantum Leap October 16, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Oh MY GOD! From Gateway Pundit.

    Got to read this one. 😆 So sad is this usurper SOB BHO. 😦 70% of the people don’t want him and never did. Stealing the primary before our very eyes didn’t make us want him either. It made me heave in toilette. BHO makes my skin crawl. Allan WEst soothes my soul so it’s not about skin color.

    The co-founder of the giant chain lectured Obama on his failed economic policies and anti-business rhetoric.
    Ken Langone gives the socialist usurper an earful.
    The Wall Street Journal reported:

    For more than two years the country has listened to your sharp rhetoric about how American businesses are short-changing workers, fleecing customers, cheating borrowers, and generally “driving the economy into a ditch,” to borrow your oft-repeated phrase.

    My question to you was why, during a time when investment and dynamism are so critical to our country, was it necessary to vilify the very people who deliver that growth? Instead of offering a straight answer, you informed me that I was part of a “reckless” group that had made “bad decisions” and now required your guidance, if only I’d stop “resisting” it.

    I’m sure that kind of argument draws cheers from the partisan faithful. But to my ears it sounded patronizing. Of course, one of the chief conceits of centralized economic planning is that the planners know better than everybody else…

    …Your insistence that your policies are necessary and beneficial to business is utterly at odds with what you and your administration are saying elsewhere. You pick a fight with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, accusing it of using foreign money to influence congressional elections, something the chamber adamantly denies. Your U.S. attorney in New York, Preet Bahrara, compares investment firms to Mexican drug cartels and says he wants the power to wiretap Wall Street when he sees fit. And you drew guffaws of approving laughter with your car-wreck metaphor, recently telling a crowd that those who differ with your approach are “standing up on the road, sipping a Slurpee” while you are “shoving” and “sweating” to fix the broken-down jalopy of state.

    There is alot more to this story you can read here>

    • 50 Heather October 16, 2010 at 2:09 pm

      QL-isn’t he the wanna be!

    • 51 AttilasDaughter October 16, 2010 at 2:50 pm

      quote: “And you drew guffaws of approving laughter with your car-wreck metaphor, recently telling a crowd that those who differ with your approach are “standing up on the road, sipping a Slurpee” while you are “shoving” and “sweating” to fix the broken-down jalopy of state.”

      Obama is shoving and sweating? LOL!
      That hot at Martha’s Vineyard?

      But, really, does anybody still fall for this nonsense?
      I don’t think so.

    • 53 Papoose October 16, 2010 at 4:53 pm

      Ooooh, but, au contraire.

      barky and michelle and cohorts are knee deep in teaching africans how to wash their pee pees.

      They denigrate everyone and anyone who comes into their sight, don’t they.

      21st Century Progree under Obama Reign: African men are paid to learn how to cleanse their genitals after relationships.

      Wow. He’s amazing.
      Whoever the hell he is.

      Paper Towel?

  21. 54 Rich T October 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm

    I was flipping through some differnt blogs and came upon a posting of “Is The Day Of Great Leaders Past?Is The Day Of Great Leaders Past?”. It seems ironic that neither person mentions a modern president as one of their favorites. I can see why.

    This blogger lists his favorite presidents and why. He mentions Geroge Washinton’s farewell address that it shoudl be reuired reading.

    This got me to thinking, as I have not read it. So I dove off into it. Even being written so long ago, I was easy to read and follow. The blogger was right…It should be a required read for kid in HS and college Govt. classes.

    The elequonce and simplicty that Washington spoke with was easy for all people during that time to understand.

    below is an excerpt from his speech that show that today is the exact thing that he was trying to keep from ocurring.

    I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.

    This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.

    The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism. The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.

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