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N.C. lawmaker hits wrong button, approves fracking
The Wall Street Journal ^ | Published July 04, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 07/04/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT by Puckster

A veteran state lawmaker in North Carolina says she pushed the wrong button late Monday night in a marathon legislative session and accidentally opened up the state to fracking.

Rep. Becky Carney, a five-term Democrat from Charlotte, burst into tears after mistakenly voting with Republicans to override Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto of the contentious legislation.

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1 posted on 07/04/2012 4:13:00 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster

Thank the Lord for small wonders....


2 posted on 07/04/2012 4:14:02 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster

“a five-term Democrat from Charlotte, burst into tears after mistakenly voting with Republicans”

I burst into tears too laughing at this twit.


3 posted on 07/04/2012 4:15:25 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: Puckster

F her ,sniveling T**t, She was just trying to have it both ways.


4 posted on 07/04/2012 4:15:46 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Puckster

Will she still say it was mistake when it turns out to be a good thing or will she take credit saying I voted for it.


5 posted on 07/04/2012 4:16:21 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Puckster

She fracked up.


6 posted on 07/04/2012 4:16:32 PM PDT by alrea (And it's not right at home right now, and the American people know it." C. Rice)
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To: Puckster

This is by far the best thing I have read all day.


7 posted on 07/04/2012 4:19:45 PM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: Puckster

Complicated ballots ... not just for general public democrat voters.


8 posted on 07/04/2012 4:21:44 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Puckster

Is this from Fox News or the Wall Street Journal?


9 posted on 07/04/2012 4:27:41 PM PDT by upchuck (FACEBOOK... Share pointless stuff with friends you don't know. Beg for intrusion into your life.)
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To: Puckster

Five feakin’ terms and she wants a do-over. She’s a candidate to replace Patty Murray in the Senate as idiot-in-residence.


10 posted on 07/04/2012 4:29:44 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Puckster

I hope she will be giving the Welcome to Charlotte speech at the Democratic National Convention.


11 posted on 07/04/2012 4:31:38 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Puckster

Two wrongs CAN make a right!


12 posted on 07/04/2012 4:33:11 PM PDT by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Puckster

Where is the Utube: a crying Democrat will go viral.


13 posted on 07/04/2012 4:36:18 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: coloradan

All she had to do was push the red OR the green button.
Liberals are challenged to say the least.
Really funny thing is that her vote actually made a difference.


14 posted on 07/04/2012 4:38:31 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: Puckster
Carney (the meat) voted against Purdue (the chicken). The vote was for fair and not for the fowl.

Hang with the weird sense of humor, y'all.

15 posted on 07/04/2012 4:39:16 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: Puckster

Accident? My S. It was NO accident, no matter what she says.


16 posted on 07/04/2012 4:39:50 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying then or now!)
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To: Puckster

It’s a good thing she doesn’t work for NORAD.


17 posted on 07/04/2012 4:43:33 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Puckster
put your big girl underpants on and suck it up... there's no crying in politics!
18 posted on 07/04/2012 4:46:57 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Puckster
I that her, far right in pic?

http://global.fncstatic.com/static/managed/img/Politics/Fracking_NC.jpg

19 posted on 07/04/2012 4:47:12 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Puckster
....sign her up for button 101.......(typical lib...can't tell right from wrong....

Here is our Dear Reader (peas be upon him ) having a go at that "coin flipping thingy"


20 posted on 07/04/2012 4:49:49 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: Puckster

Ya’ cain’t fix stupid.


21 posted on 07/04/2012 4:50:54 PM PDT by Arm_Bears (Journalists first; then lawyers.)
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To: TornadoAlley3

I am sure this picture has been reversed using Adobe. Surely, she is far left.


22 posted on 07/04/2012 4:51:04 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Puckster

How much does she get paid by her constituents to merely push either the red or the green button?

Merits of the issue aside...LOL!


23 posted on 07/04/2012 4:54:49 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: bossmechanic

All she had to do was push the red OR the green button.
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Well it is Bush’s fault.

In this case RED meant go and she and everyone else knows RED means stop and she pushed RED because she wanted to STOP the legislation. Or vice versa??

Then she cried when they would let her do a do over?

Actually she didn’t know or care about the subject, one way or the other - she was crying because she voted WITH the R’s, the first time she has ever done that in her political career, the subject matter doesn’t count, voting along with a R is what the real problem is.


24 posted on 07/04/2012 4:55:55 PM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "Hopefully this administration is a "bad dream" - think the Newhart show.")
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To: max americana; mongo141; funfan; alrea; rlmorel; coloradan; rod1; gitmo; Venturer; tflabo; ...

Sorry for the delayed responses....had duties here to take care of....I have to admit, I didn’t know whether to cry with joy or be sad that this even had to become a veto overturn.

Upchuck...it is the WSJ via Fox News.

This is truly rich beyond anything I’ve experienced.

I’m sure this has happened before, but as a deciding miscast vote? I don’t know.


25 posted on 07/04/2012 4:57:27 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: coloradan

It came down to pressing the red button for NO and the green button for YES.

Hell, even I could have done that correctly. And after several beers.

Vote for Cowgirl of Justice!!!!!


26 posted on 07/04/2012 4:59:25 PM PDT by Cowgirl of Justice
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To: xrmusn
In this case RED meant go and she and everyone else knows RED means stop and she pushed RED because she wanted to STOP the legislation. Or vice versa??

Either she didn't read the bill (very likely) or she missed RAT-caucus, where they would have told her how to vote.

27 posted on 07/04/2012 5:00:31 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: sarasmom

Maybe she had a converstation or phone call just prior to the vote that made her angry....ergo, she was seeing “Red”.


28 posted on 07/04/2012 5:01:33 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: sarasmom

Maybe she had a converstation or phone call just prior to the vote that made her angry....ergo, she was seeing “Red”.


29 posted on 07/04/2012 5:01:48 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster

When she realized what she had done, did she say, “Oh, FRACK IT!!!”;)


30 posted on 07/04/2012 5:03:59 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Puckster

Follow up: Meaning, she has an aversion to “Red”. Being, by default, a socialist, she usually thinks “Green”....she reacted.


31 posted on 07/04/2012 5:06:24 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Cowgirl of Justice

“Hell, even I could have done that correctly. And after several beers.”

I’ll vote for you....I don’t trust myself after said beers.


32 posted on 07/04/2012 5:08:42 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster

Well North Carolina....welcome to the “Fracking” Club....your energy independence is looking stronger!


33 posted on 07/04/2012 5:11:00 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster

Imagine if it was the deciding vote nationally to repeal
OCare!


34 posted on 07/04/2012 5:11:58 PM PDT by QT3.14 (USA: Likely only country in history with laws and policies that ensure self-destruction!)
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To: Frank_2001

“When she realized what she had done, did she say, “Oh, FRACK IT!!!”;)”

Probably....which is about the same time she realized that she will be known as a 5 termer....only!


35 posted on 07/04/2012 5:13:42 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: QT3.14

“Imagine if it was the deciding vote nationally to repeal
OCare!”

Now that would be Frackin Good News!


36 posted on 07/04/2012 5:15:00 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster

First good news in weeks!


37 posted on 07/04/2012 5:16:50 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: mongo141

Surely you were trying to say,
“Forget her, sniveling Twit, She was just trying to have it both ways.”
That is it isn’t it?


38 posted on 07/04/2012 5:23:41 PM PDT by Tupelo
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To: Cicero

Maybe, considering the castigation she is receiving, we should extend a comforting hand of gratitude to her so that she sees our warmth after receiving the coldness of her comrades.


39 posted on 07/04/2012 5:24:26 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Tupelo

“Surely you were trying to say,
“Forget her, sniveling Twit, She was just trying to have it both ways.”
That is it isn’t it?”

_____

er. No! :-)


40 posted on 07/04/2012 5:29:49 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: alrea

Your what they say in Russia? Tuffsky, shitsky.


41 posted on 07/04/2012 5:43:04 PM PDT by Parmy
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To: Puckster

Thanks Becky!!


42 posted on 07/04/2012 6:00:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: bossmechanic

Colorblind, and can’t read English?


43 posted on 07/04/2012 6:01:56 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Puckster

Best laugh I’ve had in a long time. Tell me the good Lord doesn’t have a sense of humor! LOL


44 posted on 07/04/2012 6:18:12 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight
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To: Puckster

Democrats are just soooo much smarter than the rest of us.

Just ask them.

/sarcasm


45 posted on 07/04/2012 6:21:27 PM PDT by Iron Munro (John Adams: 'Two ways to enslave a country. One is by the sword, the other is by debt')
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To: stilloftyhenight

I wonder if a Homer “DOH!” could be heard at that moment?


46 posted on 07/04/2012 6:35:35 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: Puckster

That’s fracking to bad.


47 posted on 07/04/2012 7:01:12 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: freekitty

Frackin up, as she did, was a frackin good mistake that totally fracked up the frackin “Green” movement on their frackin collective way to enslaving and eliminating all of us frackin useless eaters.

Frackin good times!


48 posted on 07/04/2012 7:11:49 PM PDT by Puckster
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I bet they vote her out.


49 posted on 07/04/2012 7:20:21 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Puckster

If she had a brain, she’d be dangerous.


50 posted on 07/04/2012 7:23:16 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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