Yay, Insomnia

At least it gets my creative juices flowing:


He’ll learn not to leave that shit lying around, one way or another. This is still a Steeler household.

33 replies
  1. 1
    Jordan Rules says:

    Bout time. Hmph.

    Your Steeler cred had been in question.

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    Jewish Steel says:

    I am content to see such a tiny portion of that NYT baseball map belongs to my White Sox. I have no desire to belong to a large club. But my heart goes out to The Oakland A’s who do not appear at any magnification.

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    PurpleGirl says:

    But that hat is purple….

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    Cermet says:

    Not any more – your just jealous of a superior team that will be beating your squealers this year … .

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    I don’t have insomnia, but it’s really hard to reprogram my brain to sleep in when I have the day off and should be back in the arms of Morpheus instead of in here checking to see if there’s something wrong on the internet.

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    raven says:

    Man, Obama looks tired at his presser in Seoul.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    John John John… A truly creative vindictive person would have filled it with the detritus of Steve’s litter box. You have slipped since your wing nut days.

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    Patricia Kayden says:

    Why are you picking on Baltimore, John?

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    danielx says:

    Damn, shows what happens when you leave the intertubes alone for some hours. Worthy rants on every side, Cole’s friend is doing well, and a nice broadside against Our Lady of Kitchen Appliances. (Wonder if she’s found out how to use a knife yet.) And dumping the litter box? Pshaw, some people would have shit in that Ravens hat and left it for the owner to find.

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    danielx says:

    @Patricia Kayden:

    He’s a Steelers fan fanatic. They’re allergic to anything having to do with Baltimore.

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    BillinGlendaleCA says:

    @raven: Probably some bad kimchi, remember what happened to pappy Bush.

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    JPL says:

    Both Brooks and Krugman wrote about Thomas Piketty’s new book addressing the inequity of wealth. One can’t help but wonder if Krugman had an advanced copy of Brooks oped, because he destroyed Brooks arguments.
    Brooks seems to think this a valid argument

    The book is very good and interesting, but it has pretty obvious weaknesses. Though economists are really not good at predicting the future, Piketty makes a series of educated guesses about the next century.

    Wasn’t this the same argument on climate change?

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    Schlemizel says:

    @JPL: Why would you assume Kthug had Brooks writing in advance? My guess is after reading him for a short while any half intelligent beast could know what shit would drop him Brook’s keyboard give or take a couple turds. The man is as lazy as MeArglebargle but just a tiny bit smarter. He has not had a new idea in years.

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    JPL says:

    @Schlemizel: The other comment that Brooks made that I found interesting was the democrats don’t spend time talking about the poor. He’s absolutely correct that as Cliven Bundy proved, the right spends more time talking about the poor. They’re moochers who happen to be black.

    also, Krugman’s point was they can’t dispute the facts, so they need just to say code words.

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    dmsilev says:

    @Jewish Steel: I’m apparently living right next door to the one South Side ZIP code which is a Cubs enclave. Who knew?

    (said ZIP has a very heavy out-of-state college student population. That’s presumably the reason)

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    Question: If Cliven Bundy has not recognized the existence of the federal government for 20 years, why is the IRS not seizing everything but his dirty undies? Or has he been filing and paying his taxes to an entity he insists is not there?

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    JenJen says:

    Steelers suck too, but Ravens suck the mostest.

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    PsiFighter37 says:

    Apparently some right-wing Japanese politician claims Barack and Michelle are headed for divorce after his term is done. Did some Googling and apparently this is something that has been floating around (particularly in international news) a while. I’d be kind of surprised if that’s true – the US news loves getting a whiff of that kind of shit if it’s true.

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    NotMax says:

    If I live to be 500, shall never understand sports or sports fans.

    (Not implying either is necessarily or intrinsically a bad thing, just saying I don’t get it.)

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    Baud says:


    The global economy is more variable than climate. Haven’t read the book or read either column, but that critique doesn’t sound invalid on its face.

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    @Jewish Steel: It’s interesting — to me at least — that the Toledo area, my old home town, is Detroit Tigers territory while a county to the east is the beginning of the Cleveland Native Americans fan base. I guess that has to do with the connection to the Toledo Mud Hens, the minor league farm team for the Tigers that has been there since the 1890’s and media coverage via radio and TV; we could pick up Ernie Harwell calling the games on WJR in Detroit.

    I had hoped to see some Tiger fans here in South Florida, but it’s Marlins territory, although I have no idea why. They suck dry green donkey hooters.

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    OzarkHillbilly says:

    @NotMax: Simple tribalism.

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    danielx says:


    ZOMG Marxism! (Or soshulist!) When you point out that this whole capitalism gig hasn’t been working as advertised since about 1971, the usual response from wingers varies according to their income level. If it’s six figures and up, well, it’s been working just fine for them, and we need more of what has produced this happy state of affairs – deregulation in particular. For wingnuts with lower income levels, any problems – if they really exist – are all the fault of guvmint overregulation, equal opportunity laws for blahs and Meskins, and liberals in general – who as we all know are totally responsible for the wholesale relocation abroad of America’s manufacturing sector.

    Re Brother Brooks…his analysis and remedy for income inequality issues lacks something, like an acknowledgment of what the philosophy of “the right” truly is, more particularly today’s Republican Party, Here’s the tell:

    This is a moment when progressives have found their worldview and their agenda. This move opens up a huge opportunity for the rest of us in the center and on the right. First, acknowledge that the concentration of wealth is a concern with a beefed up inheritance tax.

    There are a couple of issues with that last sentence, among them being its structure – are there no editors for the op-ed page? More importantly, once you figure it out, Brooks seems to be saying that there is a legitimate concern of the concentration of wealth in this here US of A, and that the remedy is a beefed up inheritance tax. Consider that for just a moment…

    Now that you’ve savored that thought (and phraseology) for a bit – there must be, in some alternative universe (like Brooks’ fertile mind), a Republican Party that would consider increasing the inheritance tax, also known as the death tax by all good wingnuts.

    It must be in an alternative universe because in this universe there’s no possibility – zilch, zip, nada – of such an increase being considered, much less supported, by today’s Republicans. Brooks somehow has ignored the fact that the number one goal of the Republican Party as presently constituted is protecting the interests of its wealthiest constituents. All else – foreign policy, moral issues, you name it – is secondary, as witnessed by the spectacle of virtually every 2016 Republican presidential hopeful making a pilgrimage to Las Vegas to fellate – um, beg for contributions from – Jabba the Hutt, er, Sheldon Adelson. There’s about as much chance of Republicans supporting an increase in the inheritance tax as there is of my becoming a U.S. senator.

    Then there’s the utter fatuity of that line about “a huge opportunity for the rest of us in the center and on the right.” Ranks right up there with “this is good news for John McCain”, that one does. A substantial majority of the public favors an increase in the inheritance tax – you know, the Paris Hilton tax. How this poses a huge opportunity for the right is for more discriminating eyes than mine, but it must be there somewhere or Brooks wouldn’t say it…

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    Uncle Cosmo says:

    @Cermet: This x {number of elementary particles in visible universe}. Go Crows!

    Yinz may take it as a compliment to your collective political insight & pithiness of commentary that I visit this blog regularly despite the rampant petophilia & Primanti’s-addled sports preferences.

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    RobertB says:

    You need two Ravens hats – one to shit in, and one to cover it up with.

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    ET says:

    John – maybe you can show him this to this toddlers reaction to Pittsburgh hockey. Tyler Avolia is a cutie.

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    Omnes Omnibus says:

    @danielx: OTOH if you want real Ravens hatred, go to Cleveland.

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    Violet says:

    This post made me laugh. Good for you. Friendship only goes so far.

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    bupalos says:

    Fear not Mr. Cole. The Browns are done with our 20 year program of outsourcing the thankless task of shitstomping the Steelers to Baltimore, and shall resume said shitstompings from the home office this year.

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    cokane says:


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    Tom says:

    God Bless you John Cole,the Ravens deserve all approbation that can be cast at them!

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    bmoak says:

    Have you ever considered taking a sleep study to see if you have sleep apnea? My insomnia and constantly waking up in the night stopped cold once I was diagnosed and got my CPAP machine.

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