9:42 AM, Jul 8, 2015 • By ETHAN EPSTEIN
Actor Tom Selleck has shirked California’s restrictions on water use in a pretty deplorable way. The Los Angeles Times reports,
Selleck had truckloads of water from a public hydrant delivered to his sprawling Hidden Valley ranch, according to court documents filed against the veteran actor by a Ventura County water district.. .
Calleguas says the "Magnum, P.I." and "Blue Bloods" star and his wife, Jillie, who is also named in the complaint, are barred from using water from the hydrant because their property is located in a different water district, Hidden Valley Municipal Water District.
Ironically, it was a private detective hired by the county who busted the man most famous for playing a Hawaii-based private eye in Magnum, P.I.
There was little indication what Selleck needed so much water for, but one has to wonder.
The environmental cost of Michelle Obama’s campaign to make Americans drink more water.
3:36 PM, Jul 31, 2014 • By ETHAN EPSTEIN
It’s been nearly a year since Michelle Obama began her bizarre, medically discredited campaign to get Americans to drink more water. The campaign, dubbed Drink Up, began last September with a pro-water speech in Watertown, Wisconsin (we were meant to find the location clever), and has since morphed into a full-bore advertising campaign, replete with YouTube movies and an active social media presence.
Michelle Obama’s new cause. Oct 7, 2013, Vol. 19, No. 05 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
It probably seemed safe enough. The people advising the first lady may not even have taken a poll or run a focus group. After all, who could possibly be opposed to . . . water? Even Ted Cruz and Newt Gingrich and Sean Hannity drink the stuff. Not enough, probably. Which might, come to think of it, explain a lot. Still, a campaign to get Americans to drink more water, with the first lady as the face and chief spokesperson—what could go wrong? No controversy. No politics. Just clean, pure water.
11:24 AM, Sep 11, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
First Lady Michelle Obama's office is holding a conference call with reporters now to tout her "New Effort To Encourage Everyone to Drink More Water," according to the White House. The content of the call is "embargoed until 6:00AM ET on Thursday, September 12."
6:14 PM, Feb 27, 2013 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
What does a refined palate look for in a water tasting? They know the answer at:
8:26 PM, Feb 13, 2013 • By DANIEL HALPER
In response to the outrage over Marco Rubio's decision to drink water during his response to the State of the Union Address, his PAC, Reclaim America, has begun selling water bottles.
10:32 AM, Mar 18, 2012 • By VICTORINO MATUS
Cafe Hawelka, Vienna
I'm currently on assignment for THE WEEKLY STANDARD in God-awful Vienna, Austria (just trying not to make my colleagues envious). It's been almost 20 years since I spent a year in the old city as a student, and it's fascinating seeing what has changed (I've already stumbled across two Starbucks) and what hasn't (the grocery stores are still closed on Sundays).
8:36 PM, Mar 5, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER
Mexican presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto asked Vice President Joe Biden for a glass of water today at the Four Seasons Hotel in Mexico City, according to the pool report compiled by Alfredo Corchado of the Dallas Morning News.
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