If The Left Knew Christians Were Coming They’d’ve Baked a Cake

from The American Thinker:

The religious freedom legislation that gelatin-spined Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed wasn’t controversial until the Left started lying about it.

The state-level civil rights bill that Brewer mothballed Feb. 26 was killed by a media-led propaganda campaign that falsely characterized it as “anti-gay.”  To no one’s surprise, both of the GOP’s last two RINO losers, Mitt Romney and John McCain, urged a veto.

As Ed Whelan blogs at National Review,

There has been a blizzard of hysterical misinformation about Arizona’s SB 1062.  As anyone who takes the trouble to consult the text of the legislation will readily discover, SB 1062 does not mention, much less single out, gays or same-sex ceremonies.

As Douglas Laycock (who supports redefining marriage to include same-sex couples) and other leading religious-liberty scholars explain in a letter to Arizona governor Jan Brewer, SB 1062 “has been egregiously misrepresented by many of its critics.” read more

No…Not That Button…Push the Other One!

You can’t make this stuff up folks. Boy would I have loved to be there when this happened.

North Carolina is moving forward to legalize hydraulic fracturing — commonly called fracking — after an accidental vote by Democratic state Rep. Becky Carney overrode Democratic Gov. Bev Perdue’s veto on Monday.

Perdue had attempted to veto a Senate bill passed to allow the natural-gas extraction technique in her state, WRAL reported.

The vote was 72-47, with Carney’s accident providing the final vote necessary for the override.

Carney has voted against hydraulic fracturing in the past, and said she spent the day lobbying other Democrats to uphold the veto.

When the vote was taking place, House members had to push either a green button to override the bill or a red button to sustain the veto.

Carney pushed the wrong button. Moments later, her voice was heard on her microphone, saying, “Oh my gosh. I pushed green.” (I’m sure she was just thinking, “Eco Friendly” thoughts, by pushing the green button).

Republicans blocked Carney’s attempt to change her vote, since House rules in North Carolina don’t allow members to correct mistaken votes when the change would affect the bill’s passage.

Big Fracking Lie!

The Associated Press defines hydraulic fracturing as “a technique used by the energy industry to extract oil and gas from rock by injecting high-pressure mixtures of water, sand or gravel and chemicals.”

Before the technology used in the technique was advanced in the 1990s, extracting that oil

 and natural gas was not economically viable.

While proponents point to job creation, affordable energy and increased energy independence made possible by the technique, opponents say the chemicals used in the process could potentially hurt the environment, particularly drinking water (which has been proven to be a fabrication).

“I feel rotten, and I feel tired,” Carney told WRAL, “And I feel that mistakes are made constantly when people are tired.”

Attribution: The Daily Caller