May 26, 2005

The horsey set rides in to the rescue

Apparently New Zealand horses tremble, foam and generally become lame when they see a windmill, unlike Don Quixote's old trusted companions! Equestrian champs Mark Todd and Blyth Tait are now campaigning against a wind farm planned for south Auckland. If only horsey set leader Don Brash would call their baloney. But no, windmills are too environmentally friendly, too communistic (since they will be state-owned) and make us less dependent on the private sector for our energy provision - a mortal sin in capitalism.
And in this case, to paraphrase Oscar Wilde's hunting quip, it's "the unspeakable atop the inedible in hot pursuit of the unbeatable".

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