Martin Chavez and Bottled Water: Days Late, Dollars Short, Feudal Metaphors Right on Time

Yay! Marty against bottled water! But what's this? The whole San Juan Chama project from years back has a small link (to the top of the left column) for the San Juan Chama bottle water giveaway. The link is broken, but the water bottle giveaway was real enough. So what's the point? It's absurd, I know, but could it be that our dear Baron of 'Burque, our Qadi of The Q, our Feudal King of our fair Duke City, is a tad hypocritical?

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Comment by Benny the Icepick on June 27, 2008 at 4:46pm
If you watch the video on the city website to the very end, it shrinks and displays "related videos." One is called "Strangle," and depicts two muscular men in their undies. I have to wonder how YouTube determined that to be related to bottled water.
Comment by Nora on June 27, 2008 at 8:02pm
Benny: Automation is the best thing ever.
Comment by bleve on June 28, 2008 at 11:50am
Green washing at its best... lets curb bottled drinking water at meetings but let the developers have all the water they want... no need to talk about where it comes from as we have a vast 10-15 year supply.
Comment by tinsree on June 29, 2008 at 4:58pm
the mayor may be a hypocrite but i have to agree with him.
what's the point? even if you non-use is better than all the recycling in the world. and its not just the packaging, it's the fuel consumption in bottling and delivering, its the depletion of other peoples resources. for all the "localvores," this ought to be right up your alley. taste bad? get a filter.
Comment by Kelsey D. Atherton on June 29, 2008 at 5:04pm
@ tinsree - I agree wholeheartedly with this new move on behalf of the mayor. Thew Chama water is interesting, because in order to make people know it was good, drinkable water, they decided to bottle it. Bottling equates with taste in people's perception, if not reality. But water is water, and tap makes perfect since. My favorite wording of that argument comes from this Lewis Black clip. (The clip is safe for work if you wear headphones and don't have people looking over your shoulder often)
Comment by tinsree on June 29, 2008 at 6:19pm
the boy, consider yourself on team yauch, adam yauch of the beastie boys that is...

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