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Mar. 05, 2021 12:00 AM ET470 Comments
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Pinguino Investments profile picture
What happened to the March 6 page? @Political Comments It seems to have disappeared.
C. King Alpha Flunkie profile picture
"Technical difficulties - please stand by"?
SqueakyToy profile picture
Captain Beatty is burning down the house.
Short survey. All invited to participate.

Your at a wedding and Gov. Cuomo approaches you grabs your face with both hands and offers to stick his tongue down your throat. How would you feel?

A - highly positive

B - positive

C - neutral

D - disgusted

E - highly disgusted
@xbureaurat what did Ands do ?
Buyandhold 2012 profile picture


I am at a wedding.

Governor Cuomo approaches me.

Grabs my face with both hands.

And offers to stick his tongue down my throat.

How would I feel?

Are you trying to give me nightmares?

That's worse than being stranded on a desert island with Maxine Waters and Sheila Jackson Leigh.
@Buyandhold 2012

So I guess your going with E.
is this a joke "is it funny ? -www.youtube.com/...
all operations have been moved over seas..
Kiss up to China some more Democrats.
i think the whole north american cell ph network has been compromised
DoubleD44 profile picture
what kind of senator votes against helping their own constituents
DoubleD44 profile picture
@DoubleD44 Biggest provisions:

-- $1,400 checks per adult & kid
-- Unemployment @ $300 thru Sept. 6
-- $350 billion for cities, states, tribes
-- $3K/yr per kid 6-17, $3,600 kids 0-6
-- $170B for schools
-- $100B public health
Jack T Bonds profile picture
@DoubleD44 Based on how the vote went down, there are 49 such senators. They are counting on their constituents' short memories and lack of critical thinking ability.
crademan profile picture
@DoubleD44 Tsk, tsk, tsk. This rescue plan is lifting children out of poverty. Republicans prefer to spend tax dollars on people who can vote for them in the next election.
Senate passes relief bill 50-49 with GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan not available to vote. Immediately Sen. McConnell whines that "I coulda been a contender"--whoops, no, "We could have worked together". Right Mitch, just like you worked with Obama--NOT!! The House should modify their bill knowing they will not get a minimum wage increase and send this to the President quickly.
techy46 profile picture
@al roman

Selling some Jan 2022 $27 strikes at $11 and buying $WFC at $37 for $26 net.

Those Jan $27 strikes are up from $3 back in mid 2020 for 300% gain.

"(Bloomberg) -- Bank stocks are on a tear this year, boosted by reopening optimism as the vaccine rolls out across the U.S.

Investors are betting that more lending, more deals and more consumer spending are yet to come. The potential for fresh stimulus and infrastructure and other massive projects should lift their shares. Even so, while higher yields in a low-interest-rate environment are good for banks, sharp jumps have rattled global markets this week.

The KBW Bank Index has surged 21% this year as some of the biggest banks like JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America Corp. and Citigroup Inc. posted double-digit gains."

@techy46 i did nothing for 4 years concerning this Utility give me that option with return on ROI/ROE by regulation.

my nerves are in my finger tops over this.-www.youtube.com/...
@techy46 What we have to get Rod and Israel to f zip them now ?
techy46 profile picture
@Al roman

Biden's immigration policy, rolled back all Trump EOs, is a disaster.

February 2021 had US see 100,000+ illegal immigrants trying to get in.

Of course, Dems are looking at the silver linings of anchor babies.

Sanctuary for 1.2M more illegals produces 1.2M more liberal voters a year.

In the 18 years required to reach voting age that's another 22M Dem voters.

US gov't is FUBAR.

"U.S. shelters received more than 7,000 migrant children in February

Shelters overseen by the U.S. government received more than 7,000 migrant children in February due to a marked increase in the number of unaccompanied minors entering U.S. border custody, according to preliminary government data reviewed by CBS News.

The numbers in March indicate the steady rise has continued. During the first four days of the month, more than 1,500 unaccompanied migrant minors were taken into custody, according to the data. The Office of Refugee Resettlement, the federal agency charged with housing these minors, has been receiving an average of 337 children per day, according to figures shared with Congress. "

GreenEggs&Ham profile picture
Gee and here I've always thought prison wasn't supposed to be all comfy
and actually be a punishment

Ex-Trump appointee arrested in Capitol riot complains he won't be able to sleep in jail

Federico Guillermo Klein, a former State Department staff assistant who was arrested Thursday for his role in the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, has reportedly complained that he won't be able to sleep in prison.

Klein appeared for his first virtual court hearing Friday before U.S. Magistrate Zia M. Faruqui in Washington, D.C., where he was informed that prosecutors would be looking to put him in jail following next week's hearing, The Washington Post reports.

In response to the news, Klein, who held a top-secret clearance until he resigned the day before President Biden's inauguration, requested that he receive better sleeping conditions.

"I wonder if there’s a place where I can stay in detention where I don’t have cockroaches crawling over me while I attempt to sleep. ... I mean, I really haven’t slept all that much, your honor," Klein said at the end of the hearing, according to the Post.

He added, "It would be nice if I could sleep in a place where there were not cockroaches everywhere."

Faruqui reportedly responded to Klein's request by assuring him that if he encountered any such problems while in D.C. prison, his concerns would be addressed.

Klein is facing six charges, including assault, resisting or impeding certain weapons, and violent and disorderly conduct on Capitol Grounds. His arrest marks the first time a Trump appointee is facing criminal charges in connection with the riot.

Klein's requests follow another Capitol rioter's prison demands: Jacob Chansley, known as the "QAnon Shaman," was moved to a different facility last month to accommodate his organic diet.
Scootrd profile picture

"It would be nice if I could sleep in a place where there were not cockroaches everywhere." - Federico

Hey, Klein - In your mind your supposedly a patriot, Just consider yourself a POW. In the spirit of John McCain - suck it up and deal with the shit.

In reality these Qanon, proud boys, supremacist militia, oath assholes, are all just a bunch of wanna be soldier pussies. bunch of adult kids who never grew up playing soldier till dark until their moms calls them in for supper.

Well Mr. Klein - reality check, playtime's over.

..and Fuck the wacko Shaman as well - cast a f'n spell of protection and eat what they fuck they give you. Your lucky to be getting 3 hots and a cot paid for by our tax dollars.
Buyandhold 2012 profile picture

He won't be able to sleep in jail?

That's not right.

That's cruel and unusual punishment.

That's sleep deprivation.

They should make sure that he has a comfortable mattress.

Perhaps a Sleep Number mattress so that he can adjust his comfort setting.

And one of those My Pillows so that his head is comfortable.

Maybe some of those My Pillow sheets as well. They are made from the finest Giza cotton.

And, of course, a night mask so that he doesn't get too much light in his eyes while he's asleep.

And, of course, the room temperature should be adjusted to a comfortable sleeping temperature with proper ventilation.

Maybe some lavender on his pillow to soothe him.

And a nice 50 inch flat screen TV so that he doesn't get bored.

If he has trouble sleeping, maybe a little Melatonin to help him sleep.

Or perhaps one of the prison guards could sit by his bed and sing:

"Rockabye and good night
Pleasant dreams while you're sleeping.
Drift away into sleep
While you count the little sheep."

A comfortable pair of silk pajamas wouldn't hurt.
techy46 profile picture
@Buyandhold 2012

Let's send him a jar of Vaseline?
John Wilson profile picture
Iranian Terrorists Claim to Have Active Cells in Washington, D.C
March 4

FBI is apparently seems to have not a clue about Iranian sleeper cells in DC as they are obsessed with trying to find the elusive white Supremacists who have been AWOL and not showing up for planned insurrections in Washington DC.

That, and trying to support their Storming of the Capitol insurrection narrative which consisted of film crews and MAGA posers who were let in by Capital police.

What if there is a real threat with real terrorists? If they cannot find anything wrong on Andrew Weiner and Hunter Biden's hard drives, then they will not see any real terror threats coming. "Not finding" = destroying evidence. patriotdailypress.com/...

"Iranian militia groups claim to have active cells of operatives stationed in Washington, D.C., and other U.S. cities, according to chatter in online forums used by these groups" freebeacon.com/...

The FBI has to be told by news release exposing a recent posting from Iranian militia groups of possible Iranian cells in DC. according to a copy of the English-language posting captured by the Middle East Media Research Institute, which tracks radical groups.

Or maybe if the threat is not from white supremacist bogey men, the FBI is not interested.
Henry Miles profile picture
@John Wilson

For god's sake, weeks / months ago Iran broadcast that they might 'come after us'. No news here other than an opportunity for right wingnuts to spin more goofy theories and cast aspersions. Lord.
Jack D Stocks profile picture
@Henry Miles

Just like left wingnuts spun March 4th? Ugh.
Jack T Bonds profile picture
@John Wilson Yet somehow websites with names like "Patriot Daily Press" and "Free Beacon" have proof of Iranian terrorist cells. They must have vast resources with which to collect intelligence, and better trained personnel than the FBI and DHS. Wow!

Who is Andrew Weiner?
Entropy4Free profile picture
Once you recover from the corona virus you'll develop - like a turd mentality.

See Here: www.youtube.com/...

I meant to say - herd immunity.

"Never trumpers" pay extra close attention to 1:06 to 1:09 in the video.

--The Don
Henry Miles profile picture

How quickly it comes back; thanks for posting this link.
techy46 profile picture

Is a turd mentality like TDS?
GreenEggs&Ham profile picture
@techy46 Nah, its like CDS or BDS
Jack T Bonds profile picture
"FBI Finds Trump White House Associate Contacted Proud Boys Before the Capitol Riot" www.thedailybeast.com/...

The FBI used cell phone and location data to verify the contact. Coordination between the Trump White House and the rioters?
Entropy4Free profile picture
@Jack T Bonds
He's gone.
On his way.

To prison.
techy46 profile picture
@Jack T Bonds

"Coordination between the Trump White House and the rioters?"

So what, it's not illegal to protest (riot) if one doesn't cross state lines.
i think CF is getting the real deal but it's not popular with some.
msft gave a good report there ph conversation are a dead end.
Kev keep CF warp or the vpn on ?
i am leaning CF.
kev tech u still have to review a security policy and fire walls.
figure the pentagon figures what goes around comes around.
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