Tuesday, July 3, 2012

North Carolina has a bunch of fools governing it!

The North Carolina General Assembly voted late Monday to override Gov. Bev Perdue’s vetoes of the $20.2 billion 2012-13 state budget as well as a controversial measure to legalize fracking.
The vote to override Perdue's veto on a bill that would open the state up to shale gas exploration passed by a close 72-47 margin, and it appears to have hinged on a mistake. 
After she voted, Rep. Becky Carney, D-Mecklenburg, could be heard on her microphone saying, “Oh my gosh. I pushed green.”
House Majority Leader Paul Stam used a procedural motion to make sure the bill can’t be reconsidered, even if Carney's vote was mistake. 
Perdue said she hope the General Assembly will reconsider the issue.
"It’s disappointing that the leaders in General Assembly would allow fracking without ensuring that adequate protections will be in place for drinking water, landowners, county and municipal governments, and the health and the safety of families in North Carolina," she said in a statement.
I woke up to this news this morning and just can't believe what a bunch of fools are making life changing decisions for people in this state. The stupid woman PUSHED THE WRONG BUTTON!!!!!



Lori Buff said...

It's so easy to tell which politicians can be bought by the oil companies.
I'm sorry about this but I'm so glad you are continuing the fight.

cookingwithgas said...

we are in a loosing battle - they are going to do this- why only god knows... There is no place on this planet to hid form the idiots that are in charge.
How could you "push" the wrong button??

smartcat said...

I'm not defending anybody, but don't forget the whole brouhaha in Florida in 2000. I personally know two people who felt that the way the Butterfly Ballot was presented made it extremely confusing.
Was it clearly worded? An old political trick is ambiguous wording which can lead to much voting confusion. As you can see my cynicism is shining through.
I'll stop before I go into a major rant.

Who was it who said, "The only thing in the atmosphere more prevalent than nitrogen is stupidity?"