Face of the day


They say a picture tells a thousand words so here are a few for today’s face of the day Penny Bright.




Penny Bright using an angle grinder to STEAL water in a video she made to teach other people how to steal from a council controlled organisation. Screenshot-Whaleoil.co.nz


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  • Cadwallader

    Is hypocrisy a strong enough word?

    • I’m very disappointed in her.

      I’ve always had a quiet admiration for people that have the courage to stand up and speak out. There is not enough enough of it. Most of us just whine and hope “someone else” will do something about it.

      Sure, she’s ease to label as a lunatic. But that doesn’t mean everything she says has no value.

      But when you are a corruption busting activist, you should not be caught out being corrupt yourself.

      Not paying your rates in protest is one thing. It’s a public stance, and as long as you accrue the rates due, it’s an honest fight. But it’s been hard to see it as anything but stealing as the point of losing her house over it has been reached, the point has been made, etc. Still, being the person I am, I decided to give her the benefit of the doubt.

      I imagine not paying for water is rooted in the same messed up thinking as not paying for rates.

      Where I have now changed my view is that she tried to do it away from public scrutiny. She’s not been campaigning on it. She’s not been telling people she’s taking town water while not paying for it.

      And when confronted about it, she didn’t explain it by saying it was part of a protest. Instead, she explained the hose was attached after the water meter.

      I can imagine that a protest that started out with rather pure ideals and pure rules of engagement has become corrupted. But her reaction to this shows a state of mind that is secretive and does not use public protest as an explanation.

      It will be interesting to see what the final verdict is on the way the hose was actually attached.

      With the hose after the meter, you would have to ask yourself “why? what’s the point? why bother?”. It doesn’t pass the sniff test.

      If the hose is before the meter, then it’s case closed, goodnight nurse and bye bye Ms Bright.

      • Sally

        I read on KB She said there was a leaky pipe under her driveway hence the hose. However it is the length of time the hose has been there and why hasn’t she fixed it makes her reason suspicious. I wonder if she is in protest with Watercare about whose responsibility to fix it. As the leaking pipe is after the meter it is her responsibility. She needs to come clean.

      • rantykiwi

        I have this niggling thought at the back of my mind that Watercare had eventuallly cut her water supply in its entirety. If this was done by removing a scetion of pipe then bypassing it with the hose suddenly makes sense.

        • biscuit barrel

          They cant cut off the supply totally, they just use the tap at the meter to crank it down to a trickle and then they lock the tap.
          Thats what the grinder is doing.
          The restriction is enough to fill your cistern for flushing, but no showers etc.

          Penny, rainwater is free, plenty of people live off roof tanks (carefully)

      • sheppy

        The video from yesterday’s thread isn’t totally honest as she never turned the tap fully on when demonstrating how little water flow there was. I can make any one of my taps behave exactly the same way by not turning it on very far!
        I support her stance to expect transparency from Auckland Council as I think there is a lot that needs uncovering and the guilty ones should be charged. However stealing means she’s just another common theif who should be dealt with like all the rest. Credibility now zero!

  • wiribiz

    How can you take her seriously? Talk about thinking you are above the law. Nothing but a hypocrite.

  • Keeping Stock

    Quite how “Associated with Crooks and Thieves – Dodgy John has gone.com” fits in with what she told the Herald in 2014 – “I don’t do gossip or personal comments. I don’t do political dirt.” – is anybody’s guess.

    Ms Bright plays the “I’m above all that” card with regularity, but there are plenty of examples where she has done exactly the opposite. The hypocrisy on display from her is of weapons-grade strength.

  • R&BAvenger

    The pen is mightier than the sword. She doth protest too much methinks. Surrounded by the words which condemn her, plus a You Tube video for good measure.

  • Effluent

    Disappointing? Sure. Unexpected? No.

    As surely as night follows day, we discover that activist SJWs’ principles are no more than common or garden greed.

    In this case, a measure of shadenfreude is justified, given that her voice was one of the loudest in the crowd calling for Johm Banks’ head, and all the more so as he was not only innocent, but wrongly convicted by another SJW wearing the robes of a judge.

    “The louder he talked of his honor,the faster we counted the spoons”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • biscuit barrel

    “Cucking stools or ducking stools were chairs formerly used for punishment of disorderly women, scolds, and dishonest tradesmen in England, Scotland,[1] and elsewhere.[2] The cucking-stool was a form of wyuen pine (“women’s punishment”) as referred to in Langland’s Piers Plowman (1378). They were both instruments of public humiliation and censure primarily for the offense of scolding or back biting and less often for sexual offenses … Wikipedia.
    Fill the town pond I say.