Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Senate Undergoes Emergency Cleaning After Woman Drags In Bedbugs
The Mirror ^ | 7-24-16 | Betsy Rothstein

Posted on 07/24/2014 5:15:39 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic

The Architect of the Capitol took emergency measures Wednesday to handle a bed bug problem in a Senate Office Building, including closing off a restroom for a couple of days with yellow police tape.

So watch out Senate aides and tourists approaching the sixth floor of the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Bedbugs are not easy to shake.

The trouble began prior to a Senate Indian Affairs Committee hearing held Wednesday in which some attendees—lobbyists, presumably—employed people to wait in line for them. This is a common practice and sources tell us it falls under the jurisdiction of the Rules Committee chaired by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.).

A female in line–one of the placeholders–had bedbugs. Sources tell The Mirror she was physically removed from the scene after one of her fellow line sitters noticed bugs crawling all over her. Apparently the bugs were also found in a women’s restroom.

“We’ve been on high alert all day for the damned creatures,” said a Senate aide on condition of anonymity. “People are pretty much on lockdown, scared to leave their offices.”

Question: Will the Senate take steps to ensure that hired sitters are not infested with invasive bugs? Will Silkwood showers be a way of the future?

To be sure, the expression “Don’t let the bedbugs bite” just took on a whole new meaning for anyone in or near Dirksen.

The Mirror put in a call to the Architect of the Capitol’s office and wrote Schumer’s press secretary, as well as aides at the Rules Committee. Unfortunately, since it’s evening, everyone in the AOC office has gone home. They told me to call back in the morning.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Health/Medicine; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: bedbugs; infestation; linesitter; schumer

1 posted on 07/24/2014 5:15:40 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Oh my!


2 posted on 07/24/2014 5:16:07 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic
What about the rest of the country?

3 posted on 07/24/2014 5:17:20 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

“We’ve been on high alert all day for the damned creatures,” said a Senate aide on condition of anonymity. “People are pretty much on lockdown, scared to leave their offices.”

These things are disgusting. I am talking about the aides and the Senators.


4 posted on 07/24/2014 5:18:39 AM PDT by dforest
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Won’t be the first time we had parasites in the Senate.


5 posted on 07/24/2014 5:19:27 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Democrats: The perfect party for the helpless and stupid, and those who would rule over them.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

The best system for bedbug eradication is to seal off the building, remove all the food and perishables, and HEAT the building to an unacceptably high temperature (using special heaters designed for that purpose), and keeping the temperature at that horrible heat for a specified amount of time.

Then, a thorough vacuuming and cleaning.

I wonder if we can perform this operation without having to evacuate certain congresscritters?


6 posted on 07/24/2014 5:21:22 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Wait until it’s Ebola...then they’ll be sorry.


7 posted on 07/24/2014 5:24:08 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (You cannot protect a child from child abuse by aborting it. Abortion *is* child abuse.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: left that other site

Demons can withstand Hellish temperatures. Wouldn’t hurt them at all.


8 posted on 07/24/2014 5:25:24 AM PDT by Politicalkiddo (You cannot protect a child from child abuse by aborting it. Abortion *is* child abuse.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

What is the percentage of these illegal aliens that are infested by bed bugs?


9 posted on 07/24/2014 5:27:21 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Congress has Cooties!


10 posted on 07/24/2014 5:27:36 AM PDT by BwanaNdege ( "For those who have fought for it, Life bears a savor the protected will never know")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

The antiAmerican EXEMPT are infected
... out of professional courtesy by the bedbugs.


11 posted on 07/24/2014 5:28:44 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Until we opened our borders up bed-bugs and head lice were distant memories. Now at the beginning of the school year we have to check our kids and many have to A-200 them.

But wait, there’s more! The new wave of (illegal) immigrants are vectoring in a whole bunch of new/old diseases.


12 posted on 07/24/2014 5:29:20 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

I can stop scratching after reading this. I know I’m not the only one.


13 posted on 07/24/2014 5:30:17 AM PDT by jonsie
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic
Blood suckers on the blood suckers..!!

Well.... I guess you could say their chickens have come home to roost.. :)

14 posted on 07/24/2014 5:30:34 AM PDT by unread (Rescind the 17th. Amendment...bring the power BACK to the states...!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

15 posted on 07/24/2014 5:33:49 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

“...Senate Undergoes Emergency Cleaning ...”

Way I see it, November 2014 is the Emergency Cleaning...


16 posted on 07/24/2014 5:36:25 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

I’m sure this is not funny for the people personally affected.

For me, though ...


17 posted on 07/24/2014 5:39:40 AM PDT by Tax-chick (No power in the 'verse can stop me.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Maybe today would be a good day to introduce a bill to reverse the ban on DDT. We may have their attention.


18 posted on 07/24/2014 5:44:29 AM PDT by BoringGuy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic
The trouble began prior to a Senate Indian Affairs Committee

Oh, my, not a PC name for a committee! (sarcasm)

19 posted on 07/24/2014 5:44:59 AM PDT by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NRA1995
"Secretary of Indian Affairs. Imagine how much money a fella could steal in a job like that!"

Peter Lawford in the original Ocean's 11


20 posted on 07/24/2014 5:49:40 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: BoringGuy

Here in the Czech Republic, companies that deal with bedbugs and other assorted hard-to-kill critters use a domestically manufactured cyanide-based pesticide called Urugan D2 (Hurricane).

Many of you back in the US would recognize it by it’s older German trade name: Zyklon-B.

It’s still made here, at a factory called Draslovka Kolín a.s., and by all accounts, it works like a charm. It’s what the pest-removal people recommend.

Yes...you read that right. Zyklon-B is still in use, though granted, under a different name.


21 posted on 07/24/2014 5:52:22 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: NRA1995

They came from the blankets the government gave the Indians.


22 posted on 07/24/2014 5:54:40 AM PDT by Corey Ohlis (Visualize Swirled Peas)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Just another “Dreamer”. Send her to Harry Reid’s office.


23 posted on 07/24/2014 5:56:26 AM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Are we talking about real blood sucking parasites or illegal criminals crossing the border?....Oh wait....They’re the same...


24 posted on 07/24/2014 5:59:37 AM PDT by baddog 219
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Politics makes strange bed bug fellows.


25 posted on 07/24/2014 6:02:13 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

A complete fumigation and walling off of the LEFT side of the aisle is the only cure.....


26 posted on 07/24/2014 6:06:15 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic
This entire scenario sums up Washington DC rather nicely...especially since Schumer has involvement. The entire place is a bug infested brothel.
27 posted on 07/24/2014 6:06:23 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic
Good night
Sleep tight
Don't let the bed bugs bite
If they do
Let them chew
Because they have to eat, too

Leni

28 posted on 07/24/2014 6:08:19 AM PDT by MinuteGal
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: MinuteGal

LOL

I haven’t heard that one since I was a little kid!


29 posted on 07/24/2014 6:17:38 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 28 | View Replies]

To: left that other site
The best system for bedbug eradication is to seal off the building, remove all the food and perishables, and HEAT the building to an unacceptably high temperature (using special heaters designed for that purpose), and keeping the temperature at that horrible heat for a specified amount of time.

You've almost perfectly described the Capitol during the summer, before central air conditioning.

IIRC, the last time Congress passed a budget on time was the year before they installed central a/c in the Capitol.

30 posted on 07/24/2014 6:21:23 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Tax-chick
I’m sure this is not funny for the people personally affected.

Perhaps they'll finally understand why we want to keep illegals from crossing the border.

31 posted on 07/24/2014 6:22:31 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Remember Mississippi!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: AnAmericanAbroad

Actually I knew that because I read it here on Free Republic. Is the factory near Usti nad Labem? Remember that place for good beer, good women, and that big castle along the river.


32 posted on 07/24/2014 6:23:59 AM PDT by gr8eman (Bill Carson...meet Arch Stanton!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Hubby’s workplace from a few years ago had a weird parasite problem. A woman went to the restroom and found a bloody explosion all over a toilet and the stall walls. I guess it was disgusting. The woman went and got a male coworker to come look at the worm at the bottom of the toilet in said stall. He identified the type of parasitic worm. I guess one of the workers (custodial, I think) decided to try to lose weight via parasite. They had to quarantine that restroom for a time. It gave me the heebe-jeebies because I always used that restroom when I went to hubby’s work. And my oldest daughter used it, too. Ugh. Eww. Eww. I can’t remember if hubby found out who the worm carrier was or if a friend who worked as a custodian searched to identify her. But just what would possess someone to give herself worms in order to lose weight???


33 posted on 07/24/2014 6:26:46 AM PDT by petitfour
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic
Generally, bedbugs do not travel on people, but hide in bedding. The more likely critters are head lice, like those carried by the southern invaders.
34 posted on 07/24/2014 6:39:02 AM PDT by iontheball
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: gr8eman
Usti nad Labem is about an hour away from Kolin. Yes, Usti is a nice place; a bit prone to flooding from time to time, but nowhere's perfect, after all. Another nice place is a city called Poděbrady; a spa town, though not as internationally famous as some of the other ones in the Czech Republic. I lived in Poděbrady for a while, and I still fondly remember the fountains of free mineral water all over the town. :D http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pod%C4%9Bbrady
35 posted on 07/24/2014 6:46:07 AM PDT by AnAmericanAbroad (It's all bread and circuses for the future prey of the Morlocks.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 32 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

I tried 6 publicly sold “remedies” for bedbugs, and NONE was worth a damn.

Then I read an internet post / article recommending malathion. The greenies would wet their collective pants, but a diluted malathion solution WORKED quite well. A couple of treatments and they were all dead. My wife and I felt no ill effects. The bedbugs did.


36 posted on 07/24/2014 7:04:47 AM PDT by jimt (Fear is the darkroom where negatives are developed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

Has anyone asked the bedbugs if they are disgusted with having to share a room with a U.S. Senator??


37 posted on 07/24/2014 7:32:07 AM PDT by Eric Pode of Croydon
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

They tried to bring in exterminators but they all got arrested when they said they were there to ‘bomb the place’.


38 posted on 07/24/2014 8:28:03 AM PDT by TalonDJ
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

The Senate has been infested with bedbugs for quite some time.


39 posted on 07/24/2014 8:40:10 AM PDT by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

40 posted on 07/24/2014 8:58:29 AM PDT by Daffynition ("We Are Not Descended From Fearful Men")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: afraidfortherepublic

The blood suckers do not want any competition.


41 posted on 07/24/2014 2:27:19 PM PDT by contrarian (The senate and house are the only parasites allowed.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson