Easily horrified

NZ Herald

I have noticed the propensity of MSM to use headlines like “horrified” and “outraged” is the inverse proportion to things that really matter. People seem to be “horrified” and “outraged by the silliest things.

And so it is with Penny Webster, who has apparently “horrified” some Green busybodies:

An Auckland Council member says she “horrified” supporters of the Tawharanui Regional Park marine and bird sanctuary by pledging to get its dirt access road widened and tarsealed.

Councillor Penny Webster, who represents the Rodney ward, said the reaction to her pledge at the opening of the park’s Art in the Woolshed event was unexpected.

“I said it was my wish to get the road to Tawharanui tarsealed so that anyone could go out and see the wonderful regional park.

“But not only did the park ranger look absolutely horrified but so did half of the Tossi [Tawharanui Open Sanctuary Society Inc] people.

“I got the message that they don’t want the road sealed, because they don’t want people to go out and look at those parks.”

Mrs Webster said the council put a lot of money into the park and the society had done great work.

So let’s get this straight…we have a park, that by all accounts is beautiful…but assorted green wankers don’t want want anyone visiting it…they want to enjoy for themselves that which all ratepayers have contributeed….and so to them building a road to improve access is “horrfying”.

What is actually horrifying is that they seem to think nothing of preventing public access, the very thing that greens are often banging on about.


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