Lion of the Blogosphere

I broke down and paid for the NY Times

with 33 comments

So I could read the liberal rag more easily on my iPhone and iPad using their app. Even though you can read it for free by using a private/incognito window in a web browser.

But… I took advantage of this special student offer.

Not a student you say? Well, their web page didn’t care, as long as I had a .edu email address, which I do, and I suspect most alumni also have one.

Also, it’s free for four weeks, so if I decide it’s not worth a dollar a week, I can always cancel before the billing starts.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

April 16, 2017 at 6:50 pm

Posted in News, Technology

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  1. Also, it’s free for four weeks, so if I decide it’s not worth a dollar a week, I can always cancel before the billing starts.

    I predict due to boredom you will cancel after the trial period.

    Except for the increasingly rare, well done, Times article that still appears a handful of times a year, I quit reading it regularly years ago.

    I checked into it last month to check one particular entry that I had seen excerpted on another site only to find the quality on the frontpage was even worse than it when I initially tuned the Times out.

    The Undiscovered Jew

    April 16, 2017 at 7:25 pm

  2. Do you really want to make Carlos even richer?

    Peter

    ironrailsironweights

    April 16, 2017 at 7:27 pm

  3. Lion, you provide a perfect example why rules and regulations are needed to make people act honestly and respect the law. We need a mandatory tax audit of all senior government officials with results posted on the web for this very reason. One word: enforcment! Meanwhile my Tajik just bought a second hand Siena for $11,000. His family has been assigned high priority status for getting section 8 housing. The amount of rental assistance? $2,200 for a 3 bedroom apartment. He is gonna get it within 11 months. Him and his wife are making $1,200 a month. Maybe it’s time Trump stops playing with MOAB? If obstinate Lion can be compelled to pay for NYT, why can’t my Tajik and his family be deported the hell on out of this country? The answer for the especially gifted folks commenting on this blog is that nobody cares to do so. Remember Lion justifying his behavior by saying that the fact that he can brake through the fire wall is the proof that nobody minds him reading the NYT without paying? Remember him saying that he is doing them a favor by reading their rag at all? Now that he is forced to pay, suddenly he jolly well ponys up $1 a week. Well, my Tajik is no different, none of us are any different. Where is the enforcment?

    Yakov

    April 16, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    • How come you complain about the Tajik, but you never complain about tax evasion enforcement? How is immigration law more special than tax law… Just asking… (more curious about the sudden viciousness toward your cheap under the table employee). Could it be jealousy that he is gaming the system better?

      Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

      April 16, 2017 at 10:23 pm

      • Dumb question – if it were only tax cheats and no immivasionists, I wouldn’t have to listen to Spanish everywhere, I wouldn’t be stuck in traffic, and house prices would be half what they are.

        Marty

        April 16, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      • Should be pretty obvious that I’m angry at the US government. If it wasn’t clear to you, you probably miss half of what you read.

        It’s $1,200 a week obviously, not a month. So here you have it: my Tajik’s his wife make about $55,000 a year, get $6,500 in food stamps, Medicaid, $27,000 in section-8 assistance. I shouldn’t be angry at the government? I should be paying taxes to support tens of millions having this lifestyle? Well, I’m not going to do it and neither should anyone else. The sooner this system collapses the better. Meanwhile get all you can out if it. It’s your money, it belongs to you.

        Yakov

        April 18, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      • Correct, Yakov is jealous of his Tajikistani for being a better gamer of gov’t subsidies.

        Again, there is no point in being an upright citizen in America, when our DC den of thieves steal just like the average joe, but are better dressed, with better credentials.

        JS

        April 19, 2017 at 12:05 am

  4. I’m getting the sinking feeling that Trumps has and will continue to betray his voters. So quickly in, Trump has shown that his concern for his base’s welfare is about the same as Trump University’s concern for it’s students.

    We ignored Trump University. We ignored Kushner who was a MAJOR red flag. We said it didn’t matter if Trump was surrounding himself with the likes of Gary Cone (Goldman-Sachs!), Mnuchin, Puzder, and other cheap labor neocons/liberals from the Chamber of Crony Capitalism.

    The alt-right was so desperate for anyone to expand the Overton window that they would deliriously believe in and support him. They knew he wasn’t alt-right, but didn’t care because they hoped against hope that he believed the commonsense stuff he saying. And I get the idea that Trump recognized this and used a true-believer like Bannon to capitalize on it and play his voters like a harp from hell. Like Ann Coulter said during the campaign, Trump was the only one out there who saw a thousand-dollar bill laying in the street and was willing to pick-it up. Mexican rapists, build the wall, Chinese currency manipulation, globalist financiers, America first foreign policy. . .He knew that was his ticket to the White House.

    And now that he is in. . .all the promises will go out the window. It’s not even because Trump doesn’t believe it’s all true (I believe he understands that in fact it’s all true), but he doesn’t care. He’s a New York billionaire and always has been a player, and winner, in the game. So what if he’s good at relating to and talking to normal blue collar-guys from time-to-time? What exactly does that prove? That he enjoys bawdy talk about hot chicks and prefers White people generally speaking? At the end of the day, he’s never worked for anybody and never will.

    To paraphrase Jackson Browne: “For all the times that I’ve been burned, by now you’d think I’d have learned: it’s who you look like, not who you are.” The little guy NEVER wins. Except in Hollywood movies written by Big Guys to medicate their victims/slaves. Being a red-pilled man without power is hell. Cypher was right that ignorance is bliss.

    fakeemail

    April 16, 2017 at 8:15 pm

    • Trump gave us Gorsuch on the Supreme Court, and immigration laws finally being enforced, and Jeff Sessions at AG reversing all the SJW stuff from the Obama administration.

      If Jeb Bush or Hillary Clinton were president now, it would be amnesty and open borders all the way.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      April 16, 2017 at 8:29 pm

    • Trump’s biggest misstep thus far was the Syria strike, but more importantly the stated reasons for it: that it was in the vital national security interests of America and of course, muh beautiful brown babies. Both garbage. He got talked into it by his daughter who I’ve maintained from the beginning is Trump’s only glaring weakness. She can’t be allowed to do that again.

      Andrew E.

      April 16, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    • I don’t get why people like you are flipping out. We are just 3 months in and Trump ended TPP, enforced border security, made deregulations, increased job and stock market growth, empowered local law enforcement, ended forced tranny bathrooms, arrested pedophile networks, got Gorsuch confirmed AND bombed the hell out of ISIS.

      Seriously, what more do you want?

      B.T.D.T.

      April 16, 2017 at 9:28 pm

      • Andrew is right. Ivanka is a NYC SWPL. She shares nothing in common with her brothers. I hate to say it, but if she was a Bannonite she wouldn’t have married Kushner. Deep down, you know it’s true. It’s ok to let it out.

        Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

        April 16, 2017 at 10:26 pm

      • But — be honest — if a hypothetical Jeb Bush administration had the same record at this point we’d be screaming bloody murder. (Although, probably relieved it wasn’t as bad as we expected).

        snorlax

        April 17, 2017 at 3:05 am

      • Do NYC SWPLs often convert to Orthodox Judaism?

        I’m not sure Kushner is actually as much of a typical liberal as people are making him out to be.

        IHTG

        April 17, 2017 at 4:41 am

      • He’s more liberal than the run in the mill guido in NYC. At least, his family are all screaming liberals.

        JS

        April 17, 2017 at 7:52 am

      • The Trump sons are just Manhattan fratboys who lean right on certain issues, but are willing to token minorities when there is a need for it, so they are not branded as racists.

        Have you seen pictures of them partying in the Hamptons?

        JS

        April 17, 2017 at 7:55 am

      • Guidos/Proles make a good case as to why people vote Republican.

        JS

        April 17, 2017 at 7:56 am

      • “Do NYC SWPLs often convert to Orthodox Judaism? I’m not sure Kushner is actually as much of a typical liberal as people are making him out to be”.

        There are many different flavors of Orthodox Judaism. Some of them will tend to support liberal causes outside of their social community.

        Dave

        April 19, 2017 at 9:44 pm

    • Because of Trump we have already:

      1. Gorusch on the court, other right wing judges being appointed to lower courts
      2. Crackdown on H1Bs
      3. Muslim ban (still going through courts but we will win)
      4. Vastly increased border security, illegal border crossings already down nearly 70%
      5. Actions against Sanctuary Cities
      6. Vastly stepped up deportations from the interior

      Pending:

      1. The Wall
      2. Increased DHS agents/deportation force

      The only “betrayals” have been on foreign policy and on economics/trade. In both cases he need to find some type of compromise with the GOPe and business community. Both of those things are small prices to pay in exchange for the destruction of the immigrant community.

      Otis the Sweaty

      April 16, 2017 at 11:31 pm

  5. Hahahaha, I very nearly had an identical story except with the Globe and Mail. Maybe I’ll do it now, since you did.

    S.J., Esquire

    April 16, 2017 at 9:45 pm

  6. Speaking of newspapers, I wonder if anyone here enjoyed the often humorous article that appeared daily in the middle column of the WSJ front page. My favorite was from around ’05, about a guy at the uber-exclusive Montecito country club in Santa Barbara, who just loved to play golf. The guy made his millions by taking over pay phones that AT&T no longer wanted. So one day his golf buddies asked him how he got his money to buy the phones, and he was evasive. When they found out he made his original stake smuggling marijuana, they kicked him out of the club.

    Marty

    April 16, 2017 at 9:49 pm

    • What assholes!

      driveallnight

      April 19, 2017 at 1:24 am

  7. I just again purchased $10 annual subscriptions for Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, and Popular Mechanics. And I used a one-time Mastercard account no. so when they try to auto-renew at the renewal rate they won’t be able to. Then after a couple of weeks I’ll get solicitations to renew at the low introductory price again. I’ve been doing this for ten years with these three magazines.

    E. Rekshun

    April 16, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    • What’s so good about SI anymore? Rick Reilly and Dan Jenkins don’t write there anymore do they?

      Explainer 21

      April 16, 2017 at 11:14 pm

      • No, I don’t think they write for SI anymore. For $10 the magazine is simply “ok.” I like it just to pass the time on the spinner bike. Frankly, it’s got too much subtle and not-so-subtle black athlete worship, anti-White, and anti-Trump going on. One a couple of occasions, I almost fired off a letter to the editor. I keep saying I’m not going to renew.

        E. Rekshun

        April 17, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      • SI was always a stupid magazine. It hardly covers any sports. Now Soviet Sport that was a wonderful daily paper. I used to subscribe to it in the USSR. Tons of news about every single sport and what’s happening with it. I checked it out recently and it had the feel of SI – trashy, glitzy, American style paper. Fugget about it. It’s all about money and ratings, not about athletes and training. Trash, trash, trash.

        Yakov

        April 19, 2017 at 11:28 pm

  8. You have empowered our enemies with your hard earned dollars.

    Paul Ryan's Sickly Old Lap Dog

    April 17, 2017 at 3:24 am

  9. Dear Lion,

    Why are you sponsoring a paper that legitimise a murderer of innocent jews and chrisitans?

    https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/04/16/opinion/palestinian-hunger-strik-prisoners-call-for-justice.html

    Larry

    April 17, 2017 at 7:38 am

  10. This morning’s article on Trump voters is why I can’t stomach the times:

    “Trump Voters in a Swing District Still Waiting for Change”

    I knew this article was coming, but I assumed it would be next year.

    SWPL2

    April 17, 2017 at 9:14 am

    • It’s a no brainer that the mainstream media will find any opportunity to discredit its enemies, the same way that fux news does the same.

      JS

      April 18, 2017 at 11:59 pm

    • I’m mean the picture is a thousand words, as to why America is laughable!

      JS

      April 19, 2017 at 12:00 am

  11. Interview with Michael Anton (AKA Publius Decius Mus) at Politico – “Does Trump Still Believe in Trumpism?”: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/04/michael-anton-donald-trump-foreign-policy-215036

    IHTG

    April 18, 2017 at 5:43 am

  12. Unless it is critical to one’s livelihood to read the NYT, I am to the point that I think that depriving them of their subscriber base is more important than keeping up with what they have to say on almost any topic. Though, I understand how a person could feel differently.

    Dave

    April 19, 2017 at 9:47 pm


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