Israel Vows To Use Veto Power If Chuck Hagel Confirmed As U.S. Secretary Of Defense | The Onion

JERUSALEM—Top-ranking government officials in Jerusalem confirmed Tuesday that Israel would exercise its longstanding, constitutionally granted veto power over American policy if U.S. lawmakers confirmed retired congressman Chuck Hagel as the United States’ next Secretary of Defense. “In light of Mr. Hagel’s worrying remarks on Israeli-Palestinian relations and questionable classification of Israeli interests as ‘the Jewish lobby,’ we consider him a highly inappropriate choice for Defense Secretary who stands far out of line with our national priorities, and therefore we are prepared to swiftly and resolutely use our official veto power over this U.S. action,” said Israeli government spokesperson Mark Regev of the legal maneuver that the small Middle Eastern nation has employed to block U.S. Cabinet nominees, U.S. legislation, U.S. international relations, and U.S. domestic policy over 1,400 times in its 64-year history.

via Israel Vows To Use Veto Power If Chuck Hagel Confirmed As U.S. Secretary Of Defense | The Onion – America’s Finest News Source.

On the one side, it’s the Onion.  On the other side…Ted Cruz…

His record on Israel strongly suggests that he views Israel not as our friend but as a nuisance. The U.S.-Israeli alliance is critical to our national security, but Hagel has been far too willing to undermine that alliance. He was one of only four senators who refused to sign a letter urging the president to express solidarity with Israel and condemn the Palestinian campaign of violence. And he has stated that he believes Israel has “chained down” the Palestinians.

[full derp]

Ted Cruz is a textbook “chicken hawk”.   That’s someone who, unlike Chuck Hagel, has never served in the Armed Forces yet never misses an opportunity to use them or threaten others with their use.

So, given the data, is it any surprise that most of Ted Cruz’s campaign money came from anonymous sources outside the state?  And from Super PAC’s funded by folks like Adelson?

In order to understand the humor of the Onion article, one has to know the reality that makes it “funny”, and that funny reality is named (in this instance)  Ted Cruz.

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Back in My Day, We had Months Where the Average Temperature was Below 20th Century Averages

NYT: 2012 Was Hottest Year Ever in http://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/01/09/science/earth/2012-was-hottest-year-ever-in-us.xml

Assuming that prediction holds up, it will mean that the 10 warmest years on record all fell within the past 15 years, a measure of how much the planet has warmed. Nobody who is under 28 has lived through a month of global temperatures that fell below the 20th-century average, because the last such month was February 1985.

And the liberal myths gain even more evidence for the nutballs the ignore.

Just Me and My LLC

California man says he can drive in carpool lane with corporation papers – U.S. News http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/01/05/16372432-california-man-says-he-can-drive-in-carpool-lane-with-corporation-papers?lite

When Jonathan Frieman of San Rafael, Calif., was pulled over for driving alone in the carpool lane, he argued to the officer that, actually, he did have a passenger. He waved his corporation papers at the officer, he told NBCBayArea.com, saying that corporations are people under California law.

This same thing should work in DC, too. Heck, I want to do this and take the case all the way to SCOTUS. “If it can lobby and “speak”, your honors, it can sit next to me in the HOV lane.”