Sunday, May 19th, 2019

Michelle Obama hates Mother Earth and likes global warming


So Michelle Obama was in Watertown today urging people to drink more water because that extra cup of water is supposedly good for you. Except.. you know, science says that’s just quackery. But that’s never stopped the Obamas before, especially when there’s a good marketing opportunity. As I explain over at RightWisconsin, to hell with the Earth, we have Obama-branded water to sell.

However, USA Today reports that the extra water crusade is going to continue anyway. And like all things Obama, it will be properly branded:
“In announcing Michelle Obama’s “Drink Up” program, the White House said:
To remind families of the importance of drinking water, supporters of PHA’s effort will carry the Drink Up logo on nearly 300 million packs of bottled water; more than half a billion bottles of water; 200,000 packages of reusable bottles; and more than 10,000 reusable bottles in the next year.”
Good lord, didn’t anyone tell the Obamas the environmental destruction caused by bottled water? According to an online article by Suzanna Didier in the San Francisco Chronicle,

“In 2006, the equivalent of 2 billion half-liter bottles arrived in U.S. ports, according to the NRDC. Fiji shipped 18 million gallons of bottled water to California, releasing about 2,500 tons of transportation-related pollution. Western Europe’s shipment of bottled water to New York City that year released 3,800 tons of pollution. (See References 3, Question 7) The Earth Policy Institute estimates that the energy used to pump, process, transport and refrigerate bottled water is over 50 million barrels of oil annually”

Fifty million barrels of oil annually? And Michelle Obama wants us to drink more water? We’re going to need a lot bigger oil pipeline to Canada.

If you thought I was just being silly, here are the environmentalists right on schedule,

Environmental advocates say they’re disappointed the campaign ignores concerns about plastic bottles ending up in waterways and reductions in federal funding for public water systems.

“We applaud the first lady’s initiative to encourage people to choose water over sugary beverages, but we do have concerns that this partnership is working in conjunction with the bottled water industry and wish that instead she were encouraging people to choose the much more affordable, more regulated option of tap water,” said Emily Wurth, water program director for Food and Water Watch.

Wurth cited a federal report that found only one-fourth of plastic water bottles are recycled.

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