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March 23, 2007

Sam Brownback on World Water Day

Filed under: Family,Pro-Life,Sam Brownback — Psycheout @ 11:51 am

What did you do for World Water Day? I hope you at least had few glasses of clean drinking water to toast the event. What? You haven’t heard about World Water Day? It wasn’t on the news? Amazing.

Continuing on the theme of life and the respect and support of it, here’s another example of Sam Brownback being out in front and nobody in the media taking notice.

U.S. Senator Sam Brownback today spoke at a press conference observing the fourteenth annual World Water Day, an international observance of the plight of the more than 1 billion people world wide who lack access to clean, safe drinking water.

“The global water crisis is currently one of the greatest public health issues, condemning billions of people to a perpetual struggle to survive at the subsistence level,” said Brownback. “It is unconscionable that in 2007 so many people are dying from waterborne diseases.”

OK, I know what you’re thinking. Water? There’s water everywhere! Why, I just washed my car yesterday and I took a shower this morning and I had plenty for my morning coffee. Well hooray for you. But there are other people who aren’t as fortunate as you.

Nearly 1.1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. The lack of clean, safe drinking water is estimated to kill almost 4,500 children daily. Out of the 2.2 million unsafe drinking water deaths in 2004, 90% were children under the age of five.

Sinking in yet?

A third of the Earth’s population lives in water stressed countries and that number is expected to increase dramatically over the next two decades. Brownback continued, “While this problem isn’t confined to one particular region of the world, the crisis is most prevalent in developing countries, especially in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. Many women and young girls in rural areas in Sub-Saharan African and other parts of the world must walk miles every day to retrieve water for their families.”

Think about that next time you have a tall cool glass of water from your tap or from your expensive designer-branded water bottle. Sam Brownback cares about those who have no access to these luxuries. Just something to consider on the day after World Water Day. Thirsty?

— Psycheout


  1. I don’t trust tap water. I prefer grain alcohol, beer and fruit juice. There’s no flooride and other junk in there.

    Comment by JOE — March 24, 2007 @ 12:12 am | Reply

  2. It’s the little but important things like this that the media simply won’t cover. But if it was al-Gore cutting a ribbon or eating a carbon rod on Earth Day you’d never hear the end of it. “Al Gore loves the environment!!!”

    For Sam Brownback on this important life issue…no coverage. Not important. Move on. Sad.

    All the same: good job, Senator!

    Comment by Anti-Media — March 24, 2007 @ 10:50 pm | Reply

  3. Dude, I had a huge glass of H2O — to wash down the blood of infants, fetuses, heterosexuals, Christians, capitalists, and American soldiers that I and my liberal cohorts daily betray. It was delicious.

    Then I went to Utah and dropped concentrated morning-after pill solution in their reservoirs. This excited me so much that I immediately flew to San Francisco and participated in a gay Leather Daddy orgy, where we all screamed in French as we orgasmed.

    So, bottoms-up and cheers and hear, hear to World Water Day! May someday the United Nations control every drop of the world’s water and use American taxpayers’ money to pipe ours straight to al-Qaeda parched throats!

    Atheistic gaywad love,

    P.S. [expletives deleted]

    Comment by HTML Mencken — March 25, 2007 @ 2:04 am | Reply

  4. Mr. Mencken, while we appreciate your visting us and sharing your rather bizarre point of view, we cannot allow potty language on our family-friendly site. Consider yourself warned.

    Can liberals express themselves without resorting to excess profanity and perverse imagery? Sadly no.

    Comment by Psycheout — March 25, 2007 @ 3:08 am | Reply

  5. I am very glad that Sam Brownback supports clean drinking water. I also understand that he opposes genocide, evil, and check kiting.

    That is why he is a Hero.

    Comment by Thers — March 25, 2007 @ 3:27 am | Reply

  6. Uh–so what is Soapy Sam doing about this problem? I haven’t seen him out front on the kind of aid that might actually get water to people who don’t have it. More interested in making war, blocking investigation of Bush incompetence and fighting to dumb down our education to the point we won’t be able to maintain our own infrastructure. My Senator, my curse.

    Comment by les — March 26, 2007 @ 3:19 pm | Reply

  7. Thank you for providing relevant examples supporting your unsubstantiated charges, les. It appears you have become acquainted with our friend “ad hominem.” Care to elaborate and perhaps prove your allegations?

    I cannot believe that when presented with a serious issue that involves the health and survival of millions of human beings, the best retort les can vomit up is “Soapy Sam.”

    Have you no shame? Probably a dumb question. I take it back. So I suppose you would rather they all suffer and die because you’d rather make snide remarks about a compassionate principled man like Sam Brownback who probably has more beliefs and values in common with you than you choose to discover. How “reality based” can the left possibly be?

    Why not just give credit where credit is due? Are your partisan blinders attached too tightly for your brain to function? Whatever happened to simple human decency and compassion for others?

    Comment by Psycheout — March 26, 2007 @ 3:50 pm | Reply

  8. “I am very glad that Sam Brownback supports clean drinking water. I also understand that he opposes genocide, evil, and check kiting.”

    True. He does. Unlike Democrats, who would rather Saddam have remained in power.

    Comment by Sisyphus — March 26, 2007 @ 6:09 pm | Reply

  9. Interestingly Bush didn’t do anything about dictators in countries that don’t have oil…

    The government seems to have no problem with supporting countries like Egypt, Pakistan, Israel, Saudi Arabia or Ethiopia.

    If you (to the Bush administration) are gonna “bring freedom and democracy”, then bring it to everyone, if you’re not gonna do that, just admit you don’t care about those people, but only about the resources under their feet.

    Comment by Skeptic — May 21, 2007 @ 3:41 pm | Reply

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