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Michelle Obama takes credit for more people drinking water
Washington Examiner ^ | July 23, 2014 | Paul Bedard

Posted on 07/24/2014 5:19:13 AM PDT by COUNTrecount

You can thank first lady Michelle Obama for those extra empty water bottles in the office recycle bin.

That's because she is getting -- and taking -- credit for a 3 percent surge in bottled water sales, all due to her “Drink Up” campaign aimed at getting Americans to shift from soda to plain water.

The International Bottled Water Association told us that the first lady cited the sales increase based on a new study from Nielsen Catalina Solutions. They said the campaign boosted sales 3 percent, and nearly $1 million.

“When the Drink Up campaign was launched last year, it had one simple goal – to get kids and families excited about drinking water,” the first lady said, according to an association release. “And today, less than a year later, we know that water sales jumped nearly three percent among people who saw Drink Up ads.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


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Is she also taking credit for the extra flushing required when you drink more water?

Isn't the NSA monitoring out water consumption? Will we soon be visited by the pee-police?


1 posted on 07/24/2014 5:19:13 AM PDT by COUNTrecount
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To: COUNTrecount

This is seriously the first time I’ve ever heard of a ‘campaign’ to drink water... from here or anybody else.


2 posted on 07/24/2014 5:24:25 AM PDT by alancarp
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To: COUNTrecount

This is the first I’ve heard about her ‘drink more’ campaign.


3 posted on 07/24/2014 5:25:28 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: TomGuy; alancarp

“Drink Up” campaign...................Yep, never heard of it.


4 posted on 07/24/2014 5:30:03 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: COUNTrecount
Do you think SUMMER might have something to do with it????????
5 posted on 07/24/2014 5:30:14 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Wasn’t me. I still drink from the faucet.


6 posted on 07/24/2014 5:30:17 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: TomGuy

“Michelle Obama takes credit for more people drinking.”

There, fixed that. She and her retard husband have caused more people to turn to a alcohol to seek solitude than any president or “first lady” (term used loosely).


7 posted on 07/24/2014 5:31:33 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: COUNTrecount
She drinks lots of water with her Krispie Kreme


8 posted on 07/24/2014 5:32:05 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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9 posted on 07/24/2014 5:33:22 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: Vaquero

Even with this photo I can’t tell who’s the bigger ass.


10 posted on 07/24/2014 5:38:52 AM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: DaveA37

Amen! Someone up thread pointed out what I was going say, it is summer time , DUH!


11 posted on 07/24/2014 5:40:03 AM PDT by defconw (Both parties have clearly lost their minds!)
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To: COUNTrecount; Liz

If she is taking credit for the extra bottle water sales, makes one wonder how much money she has gotten and will get from the bottled water companies, Will the campaign donations continue, when Obozo retires, and she becomes a $inator for some so called elite blue state.


12 posted on 07/24/2014 5:40:20 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obama's Storm of Illegal immigrants, aka, new democRat voters and his 2016 FDR 3rd term attempt!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Moochelle be trippin’ ! ! ! ! !


13 posted on 07/24/2014 5:41:19 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: COUNTrecount

Our dog had a party in the kitchen last night. Took us a while to clean it all up. Yuk.


14 posted on 07/24/2014 5:42:23 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: COUNTrecount

Next week: She will take credit for us breathing air.


15 posted on 07/24/2014 5:44:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: COUNTrecount

Her food campaign is failing so.she’s got to try to take credit for something.

Boy...people.are EXCITED about drinking water! Yippee!


16 posted on 07/24/2014 5:45:04 AM PDT by what's up
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To: alancarp

I gave up drinking pop about 4 yrs ago, and as a result I drink quite a bit more water.

Moochelle had absolutely nothing to do with the decision. I simply decided I had no desire to become a fat old diabetic.


17 posted on 07/24/2014 5:45:42 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Grampa Dave

She’s reaching to the bottom for a campaign issue.


18 posted on 07/24/2014 5:45:58 AM PDT by Liz (Another Clinton administration? Are you nuts?)
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To: COUNTrecount

Yes! More people are drinking bottled water thanks to Michele Obama. They are using more water to rinse out the nasty taste she has left with her Marxist drive about demanding that people eat what she thinks best for them.

I use about 3 bottles a day to get rid of that taste.


19 posted on 07/24/2014 5:48:17 AM PDT by DH (Once the tainted finger of government touches anything the rot begins)
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To: COUNTrecount

Uh Moo-chelle, IT’S SUMMER! People drink more. No one has ever heard of your made up program.


20 posted on 07/24/2014 5:50:26 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: COUNTrecount
That's because she is getting -- and taking -- credit for a 3 percent surge in bottled water sales, all due to her “Drink Up” campaign

Never heard about that campaign. I refill a few plastic water bottles and put the in them fridge if I want cool water when working outside. Normally I use ice and tap water.

21 posted on 07/24/2014 5:53:24 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: alancarp

She’s also taking credit for the sun shining...


22 posted on 07/24/2014 5:56:01 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: COUNTrecount

I, for one, do not mind admitting that since the Wookie has been First Lady I have had to increase my consumption of water just to cope with their ‘socialist’s gone wild’ routine.

Of course, I do insure that my water is flavored with an appropriate mixture of malted barley, hops and some yeast...


23 posted on 07/24/2014 5:56:41 AM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: COUNTrecount

“Drink Up” campaign
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She’s taking credit for something that Boehner started years ago?


24 posted on 07/24/2014 6:00:18 AM PDT by RetSignman (obama: "For the love of Alinsky, how much more do I have to do to get them to impeach me"?)
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To: Vaquero
As a general rule a woman's butt should not be wider than her husbands shoulders.
25 posted on 07/24/2014 6:02:38 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (I lost my phased plasma rifle in a tragic hovercraft accident.)
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To: COUNTrecount

Thanks to her f****** husband! water is all most folks can afford to drink!


26 posted on 07/24/2014 6:12:57 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: TomGuy
Drink Up
27 posted on 07/24/2014 6:14:45 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: COUNTrecount

“The International Bottled Water Association told us that the first lady cited the sales increase based on a new study from Nielsen Catalina Solutions. They said the campaign boosted sales 3 percent, and nearly $1 million.”

So, people are drinking more bottled water. The plastic bottles are made from oil products - no? Obama and the EPA aren’t for more oil production in the US - where’s the oil coming from to create the bottles? I’m sure the environmentalists aren’t going to be too happy with all the extra plastic going in the landfills - - or does everyone recycle the bottles?

I drink a lot of tap and filtered water (at work) every day - - never heard of this Drink Up! campaign.


28 posted on 07/24/2014 6:31:56 AM PDT by Seattle Conservative (God Bless and protect our troops)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Well you have to admit her campaign to get the sun to rise in the east and set in the west has been a complete success.


29 posted on 07/24/2014 6:34:18 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: COUNTrecount

She’s an idiot. The reason more people are drinking water is because of her husband’s economy. We got rid of beer/wine except on weekends, all sodas gone. Milk is the only thing we have to buy due to the young kids, and we are scaling back on that.


30 posted on 07/24/2014 7:05:10 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: COUNTrecount

Is she taking credit that I am smart enough to buy a water filter and filter my own water? Thus saving a ton of money! I dislike the chlorine taste in our water, do not think it is healthy. When we travel our filtered water goes with us in gallon jugs. Or in the ice chest in reusable bottles.

I have bottles of water in the fridge for grab and go, other wise use the fridge filtered water. Have a Brita Water pitcher to filter my coffee water. Want to put a under sink one in the kitchen as soon as I can find the right one. It’s just the one tap. Don’t see the need for it in the bathrooms.


31 posted on 07/24/2014 7:17:35 AM PDT by GailA (IF you fail to keep your promises to the Military, you won't keep them to Citizens!)
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To: alancarp

I think we should be supporting Michelle on this. Conservative media should run some articles about drinking more water and leaving the Coca-Cola(Amnesty Cola) on the shelf.


32 posted on 07/24/2014 8:27:32 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Arrowhead1952

I buy bottled water for the bottles and do the same thing. My favorite drink is the powdered packs of Snapple sweet tea.


33 posted on 07/24/2014 8:38:25 AM PDT by sheana
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To: sheana

I get 25 cent bottled water at work if I want it, and save the plastic bottles. Unlike the 4th of July parade when the city charges an outrageous $1.50 per bottle.


34 posted on 07/24/2014 11:04:34 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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