Even the devil can quote scripture

Is Sheldon Adelson being pulled like a wishbone today?

The lede story in his Monday newspaper is about the importance of the Supreme Court nominees that either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump might name and the lasting effect that would have on U.S. law, regulations and politics.

The story follows on the heels of Sunday’s endorsement of Trump by the Sheldon Adelson Review-Journal. That editorial leaned heavily on the importance of those Supreme Court nominees. The issue is probably the best — and perhaps only — legitimate argument in favor of voting for Trump.

The element that might be causing Adelson to be pulling out what hair he has left is that the article was penned by a writer for Al Jazeera, the unquestionably pro-Arab wire service.

Al Jazeera has published less than flattering opinion and news pieces about Adelson with headlines such as: “The GOP’s bigoted kingmaker,” “Who is Sheldon Adelson and can he sway the US election?” and “Maccabee Task Force denies funding anti-BDS posters.”

But when it comes to getting the pro-Trump message out, even the devil can quote scripture.

Sheldon Adelson (AP photo via Al Jazeera)

Sheldon Adelson (AP photo via Al Jazeera)

 

 

19 comments on “Even the devil can quote scripture

  1. Reziac says:

    That it comes from Al Jazeera taints it. AJ is funded by the gov’t of Qatar… one of Hillary’s, er, I mean the Clinton Foundation’s major contributors.

  2. Vernon Clayson says:

    Whatever anyone thinks about Trump the primary reason to vote for him is that he isn’t Hillary Clinton. There’s no need to list her crimes and corruptions, they are well known, what is beyond understanding is why anyone would want someone of her ilk to follow an individual that became and served as president that we still know nothing official about, his past is sealed, for all practical purposes he is a cypher. Trump is an open book, it doesn’t matter that he likes women, that’s the norm for men, he will challenge the fat cats status quo. The Congress will engage him more than it has Obama, they may finally take their duties as the third branch seriously instead of letting the executive branch make all the decisions.

  3. Vernon Clayson says:

    And Trump won’t waste time on global warming/climate change, whatever the hell the tree huggers waste time on, in winter he will wear heavier clothing and turn the heat up, in summer he will wear lighter clothing and turn the AC down.

  4. Rincon says:

    The best reason to vote for Clinton is that she isn’t Trump. For every one of Clinton’s scandals, Trump has at least three. And most of her scandals have been investigated (without charges being filed). Trump’s 25 or so have had little scrutiny.

  5. Nyp says:

    hey Vern: do you still believe that President Obama is “a common Chicago street hustler”?

  6. No he’s elevated himself to be the nation’s first half black President!

  7. nyp says:

    You really like that “half black” stuff. Makes you feel good just typing those words, doesn’t it?

  8. Steve says:

    Well, he’s certainly not “African American” any more than I am “Armenian American”.

    Like the rest of us, Barack Obama is a mutt!

  9. The truth hurts…huh little nyper?

  10. Nyp says:

    This really gives you a thrill.

  11. Vernon Clayson says:

    Rincon, Hillary Clinton’s scandals were all while she was associated in one way or another in government, doesn’t that make them even a little bit worse that a private citizen’s scandals. Trump is a little more like Playboy Hugh Hefner than a government insider taking advantage of her positions to enrich herself. And yes, nyp,Obama’s life didn’t start the day he took office, he was at home on the streets of Chicago, you can ask Rahm Emanuel how and where they got their start.

  12. Rincon says:

    I believe you ignore a great deal, Vernon/ According to the National Review, “Yes, Trump University was a Massive Scam”, http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/432010/trump-university-scam As in premeditated criminal act, intent to defraud. Scandal #1 of more than a dozen. With Clinton, Conservatives say she didn’t do her job well enough in Benghazi and that she somehow had criminal intent with her Emails. And then her accusers are the ones that say the Emails should be made public! That makes them far greater criminals than her because there is absolutely no evidence that she wanted those Emails to fall into the wrong hands.

    Other Trump scandals: Bragging that he regularly commits sexual assault, bragging that he barged into the changing rooms at the Miss Universe Pageant. He goes on trial for rape this December, he paid a settlement in a lawsuit brought on by the couple that ran the American Dream Pageant. He was accused of sexual misbehavior and breach of contract. He and his father settled with the feds when they were accused of housing discrimination and there have been a variety of accusations that he had close ties to the Mafia. In one episode, Trump Plaza was fined $200,000 by Uncle Sam for gifting 9 cars to a close associate of John Gotti and for keeping black employees away from his table at his request.

    BTW, New York is suing Trump, alleging that Trump U. bilked students out of $40 million. He’s also the subject of two class-action suits in California. There are also many victims of his 4 bankruptcies, In 1991, a federal judge found Trump and other defendants guilty of conspiring to avoid paying union pension and welfare contributions for the workers. The decision was appealed, with partial victories for both sides, and ultimately settled privately in 1999. The Federal Trade Commission fined him $750,000 for failing to disclose his purchases of stock in the two companies, which exceeded minimum disclosure levels. In the case of Trump SoHo, in Manhattan, Trump’s partners turned out to have a lengthy criminal past. Trump said he didn’t know that, but settled a lawsuit with buyers. He sued a New York Times reported for libel, but it was tossed. The Post combed through Trump’s deposition in the case and found 30 instances where Trump admitted to having lied.

    Contractors, waiters, dishwashers, and plumbers who have worked at Trump projects say that his company stiffed them for work, refusing to pay for services rendered. USA Today did a lengthy review, finding that some of those contracts were for hundreds of thousands of dollars, many owed to small businesses that failed or struggled to continue because of unpaid bills. The Daily Beast noticed in FEC filings that the Trump campaign spent more than $55,000 buying his own book Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again. (The book has since been retitled Great Again: How to Fix Our Crippled America for the paperback edition.) That means Trump used donor money to his campaign to buy a book, sending the cash back to himself. In the mid-2000s, Trump reconfigured his charity as a pass-through, soliciting donations from others and then giving the money away as though from himself. http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2016/10/donald-trump-scandals/474726/ (Many quotes lifted verbatim)

    I suppose one could stretch it and say that he and Clinton are equally bad, but to claim that Trump is more honest is lunacy.

  13. deleted says:

    And Rincon although you mentioned this in passing, the significance of the lawsuit in question is much greater and implicates far more than does your mention.

    The story goes to the heart of the reasons Donald is so infatuated with Putin.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/06/us/politics/donald-trump-soho-settlement.html?_r=0

  14. Vernon Clayson says:

    Again, Trump was a private citizen engaged in private enterprise, not a leach on government astride her far more personable husband, who also liked women but abused them as a public official. Haven’t you ever approached a female with some hope of scoring? Haven’t women ever approached you because they believed you had money or a nice car, weren’t any entranced by your looks and smooth talk, or are you unfamiliar with such flirting?
    Deleted brings up Putin, hey, it’s not the cold war again, are you, like the libs, trying to scare us with that BS. Putin has more to worry about than our election, he has a huge socialist country to run, just keeping up with that is more difficult than finding ways to enrich a foundation.

  15. It’s high time to Trump the establishment…

  16. deleted says:

    Vernon:

    Which part of the story in the NYT is untrue? Or is it the truth that makes it BS?

  17. Barbara says:

    Hillary is legally not qualified to be President. She has committed numerous violations of the Espionage Act and would now be in prison but for the corruption of the Justice Department and the FBI director. Without dispute, she destroyed her emails two days after they were subpoenaed by Congress. This is obstruction of justice. Now it has been revealed that the number 2 guy at the FBI was also compromised through political ties to bag man Terry McAuliffe. From the WSJ:

    “The political organization of Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, an influential Democrat with longstanding ties to Bill and Hillary Clinton, gave nearly $500,000 to the election campaign of the wife of an official at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who later helped oversee the investigation into Mrs. Clinton’s email use.

    Campaign finance records show Mr. McAuliffe’s political-action committee donated $467,500 to the 2015 state Senate campaign of Dr. Jill McCabe, who is married to Andrew McCabe, now the deputy director of the FBI.

    The Virginia Democratic Party, over which Mr. McAuliffe exerts considerable control, donated an additional $207,788 worth of support to Dr. McCabe’s campaign in the form of mailers, according to the records. That adds up to slightly more than $675,000 to her candidacy from entities either directly under Mr. McAuliffe’s control or strongly influenced by him. The figure represents more than a third of all the campaign funds Dr. McCabe raised in the effort.”

    If Clinton is elected as it appears she will be, the House should move to immediately start impeachment procedures. Never has there been such a clear case of a politician committing high crimes against the United States.

  18. deleted says:

    Really Barbara? Never?

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/reagan-iran/

    http://www.historycommons.org/timeline.jsp?timeline=aq_khan_nuclear_network_tmln&aq_khan_nuclear_network_tmln_us_intelligence_on_pakistani_nukes=aq_khan_nuclear_network_tmln_cover_up_of_us_intelligence

    Really?

    http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/01/23/bush.iraq/

    So you have a PRESIDENT who admits to have traded arms with terrorists, in violation of US law, so that he could send money to other terrorists responsible for killing US citizens, also a violation of US law, all of which was a violation of the Constitution, and a PRESIDENT who admitted to lying about Pakistan having nuclear weapons, so that he could, again in violation of US law, and of course, the Constitution, continue to send money, training, and arms, to terrorists, which terrorists later used some of that to carry out the attacks on 911, and which country (Pakistan) later used this PRESIDENTS “free pass” to spread nuclear technology to N. Korea, Syria, Iraq, and Iran (another president called those countries something later on for his nefarious purposes and I’m sure I’ll think of the name later)

    And another PRESIDENT lied repeatedly to the American public so that he could conduct an unconstitutional war, and to you, a SECRETARY OF STATE, who ALLEGEDLY violated the law, has been the worst example of a person committing high crimes and misdemeanors in this country.

    Geesh.

  19. Rincon says:

    So this guy with undefined longstanding ties to the Clintons gave money to the campaigns of the wives of two important FBI employees. At least one of the donations was before the investigation and the timing of the other two are unspecified. And one of the donations was to the campaign of the wife of an undefined official who “helped oversee” the investigation. The donation to McCabe was twice removed from the Clintons. Someone they apparently know well has undefined “influence” over the Virginia Democratic Party, which made a donation (isn’t that what political parties DO?) Big deal. Clear case? No, it’s pure innuendo.

    Aren’t you one of the ones who supports the Citizens United vs FEC Supreme Court decision? That money is now protected by the first Amendment due to the efforts of Conservatives.

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