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(ARL Now)   Airbnb cancels all reservations in the D.C. area next week, and blocks new reservations from being made. As there's only a few $200+ a night hotel rooms left in the city, it's unclear where those who want to come get their insurrection on will sleep   (arlnow.com) divider line
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2021-01-13 11:42:48 AM  
Oh, and for any of the white-knighting "what about those poor hosts?!?!" concern trolls -- Airbnb is going to foot the bill to pay the hosts what they'd have earned from the cancelled reservations.
 
2021-01-13 12:03:10 PM  
They'll be fine sharing sleeping bags for warmth in a park. If they didn't like a good sausage party, they wouldn't have signed up for the Incel Army anyways.
 
2021-01-13 12:07:38 PM  
Well, there's always VRBO. Most properties I've found are listed on both...
 
2021-01-13 12:29:53 PM  
All the good sleeping spots are taken.

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2021-01-13 12:36:10 PM  
Jail hopefully.
 
2021-01-13 12:37:08 PM  
Third amendment experts are getting dangerously excited.
 
2021-01-13 12:38:46 PM  

TheSopwithTurtle: Third amendment experts are getting dangerously excited.


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2021-01-13 12:40:35 PM  
Insurrectionists are not "working class" people.  They can afford $200/night rooms in D.C.

/unless they spent all their money on guns and ammo
 
2021-01-13 12:41:12 PM  
How about staying with Trump down at the YMCA?

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2021-01-13 12:41:20 PM  
If they want an insurrection, there's always Viagra or Cialis.
 
2021-01-13 12:41:23 PM  
If you are canceling your insurrection plans because you don't have a comfortable place to sleep, how dedicated to the cause are you?

"I totally would have tried to overthrow the government but they canceled my reservations" isn't going to give you any sympathy among the Koup Klux Klan.
 
2021-01-13 12:43:16 PM  

arrogantbastich: They'll be fine sharing sleeping bags for warmth in a park. If they didn't like a good sausage party, they wouldn't have signed up for the Incel Army anyways.


Polar vortex is going to make for some rough camping conditions =)
 
2021-01-13 12:43:23 PM  

TxRabbit: If they want an insurrection, there's always Viagra or Cialis.


If your insurrection lasts longer than 6 hours, call your secessionist.
 
2021-01-13 12:43:47 PM  

anfrind: Insurrectionists are not "working class" people.  They can afford $200/night rooms in D.C.

/unless they spent all their money on guns and ammo


Plenty of people max out their credit cards for stupid shiat.
 
2021-01-13 12:44:44 PM  
It saves the traitors money . Smearing their own feces in the airbnb would probably have lead to them losing their security deposit.
 
2021-01-13 12:44:55 PM  

anfrind: Insurrectionists are not "working class" people.  They can afford $200/night rooms in D.C.

/unless they spent all their money on guns and ammo


The worst of that lot is currently arranging legal representation that needs $250k up front before they take your case.  And if you're planning further insurrection, they are not going to take your case.
 
2021-01-13 12:45:14 PM  

NikolaiFarkoff: Well, there's always VRBO. Most properties I've found are listed on both...


If I'm a homeowner with the option of booking it empty with AirBnB or taking my chances with shiat covered insurrectionists, I'm going to safe route.
 
2021-01-13 12:45:45 PM  
 
2021-01-13 12:46:01 PM  
THEY WANT WAAAAAARRRRRRR - and a comfortable place to sleep and eat dinner. Maybe watch some tv.
 
2021-01-13 12:46:20 PM  

baronbloodbath: If you are canceling your insurrection plans because you don't have a comfortable place to sleep, how dedicated to the cause are you?



They're going to be attacking state capitols instead. Also, I would bet real money we will see Nashville-/Oklahoma City-/Charlie Hebdo-style attacks in unexpected places.
 
2021-01-13 12:46:51 PM  
Who needs sleep when you have trailer park meth
 
2021-01-13 12:47:37 PM  

arrogantbastich: They'll be fine sharing sleeping bags for warmth in a park. If they didn't like a good sausage party, they wouldn't have signed up for the Incel Army anyways.


https://www.wunderground.com/forecast​/​us/dc/washington

Have at it fellas. I'm sure they wont mind living in tent cities.
 
2021-01-13 12:47:45 PM  

Altimus Prime: Oh, and for any of the white-knighting "what about those poor hosts?!?!" concern trolls -- Airbnb is going to foot the bill to pay the hosts what they'd have earned from the cancelled reservations.


Good for them. As an AirBnB host, though, I'd say that their self-serving PR campaign about this was par for the course.
 
2021-01-13 12:47:53 PM  
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2021-01-13 12:48:01 PM  
Prison?
 
2021-01-13 12:50:03 PM  
"...it's unclear where those who want to come get their insurrection on will sleep"

In the Potomac River.
 
2021-01-13 12:50:54 PM  
Meh.

It makes it a little more difficult for protesters but it won't do a thing to prevent them from showing up.

/You couldn't pay me enough to be in DC on the 20th
//Maybe if I was provided a tank or APC
///Maybe
 
2021-01-13 12:51:13 PM  

shinji3i: arrogantbastich: They'll be fine sharing sleeping bags for warmth in a park. If they didn't like a good sausage party, they wouldn't have signed up for the Incel Army anyways.

https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/​us/dc/washington

Have at it fellas. I'm sure they wont mind living in tent cities.


Hmm, 46/33 would actually be pretty nice, I've camped in much worse conditions. But I'm expecting polar vortex collapse to bring significantly colder temps than that. We'll see how it gets revised over the next week.
 
2021-01-13 12:51:17 PM  
New FBI office.
 
2021-01-13 12:51:18 PM  
I'm just outside the beltway, anyone stopping by can stay in the guestroom. Only requirements being adept at putting on lotion and being moderately flexible ;)

Oh and you need to currently be and always have been a fairly attractive female.
 
2021-01-13 12:52:19 PM  
 I imagine most are using their campers and stupidly-oversized pickup trucks.
 
2021-01-13 12:53:32 PM  
I dunno. I kind of want these assholes to stage a Pickett's Charge on the Capitol Lawn. Clear the air once and for all at least the next few decades.
 
2021-01-13 12:57:29 PM  
What is stopping hosts from just reaching out to the people that were booked previously and just doing it under the table?
 
2021-01-13 12:58:05 PM  

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Nah, Trump doesn't want them staying at his hotel.  It's only for the rich people who egged on the rioters.

If they were going to have the great unwashed masses staying there, too, they'd have a built a second entrance so they didn't have to mix with them.

(but even then, they'd probably be afraid the nut jobs would try to take souvenirs, and be worried about the damage they'd cause, which would affect their price when selling)

Now, if the Trumps were more creative, they'd realize what a great opportunity it would be for insurance fraud, and be all in.
 
2021-01-13 1:05:11 PM  

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Let them all stay there, and set a guard on the egress routes.  And then treat it like the Saudis treated the Ritz Carlton in 2017.  Luxurious prison for all the necessary interviews.  And they can stay on the owner's dime until the threats are weeded out from the regular schmoes.

/House 'em all!
//and let the FBI/DHS sort 'em out.
///Slashies.
 
2021-01-13 1:05:24 PM  

shinji3i: arrogantbastich: They'll be fine sharing sleeping bags for warmth in a park. If they didn't like a good sausage party, they wouldn't have signed up for the Incel Army anyways.

https://www.wunderground.com/forecast/​us/dc/washington

Have at it fellas. I'm sure they wont mind living in tent cities.


That'll only stop the skinny people from the south.

There's still a large number of supporters from areas like Minnesota and Oregon that laugh at those temperatures, and people with enough built-in insulation and low surface to mass ratios that they'll be fine once they're dressed up in the insulated camo that they use when going out hunting at the asscrack of dawn.
 
2021-01-13 1:05:55 PM  

robodog: arrogantbastich: They'll be fine sharing sleeping bags for warmth in a park. If they didn't like a good sausage party, they wouldn't have signed up for the Incel Army anyways.

Polar vortex is going to make for some rough camping conditions =)


They gave Biden the keys to the weather machine already??
 
2021-01-13 1:06:20 PM  

Barfmaker: All the good sleeping spots are taken.

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God bless those guys. My heart is with them.
 
2021-01-13 1:08:54 PM  
The gutter?
 
2021-01-13 1:08:58 PM  

holdmybones: THEY WANT WAAAAAARRRRRRR - and a comfortable place to sleep and eat dinner. Maybe watch some tv.


And WiFi.
Otherwise how will they upload those self-incriminating videos?
 
2021-01-13 1:10:01 PM  
Wait, her name isn't Iris!!!!
 
2021-01-13 1:11:47 PM  
Walmart. In their RVs.  I thought it was obvious...
 
2021-01-13 1:12:02 PM  
wrong thread (someone can still make the comment work)>
 
2021-01-13 1:12:55 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: What is stopping hosts from just reaching out to the people that were booked previously and just doing it under the table?


Oh, I don't know... self-respect and common sense? 

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2021-01-13 1:14:17 PM  

TxRabbit: If they want an insurrection, there's always Viagra or Cialis.


Dude, "uprising" was sitting right there.
 
2021-01-13 1:15:34 PM  

guestguy: TxRabbit: If they want an insurrection, there's always Viagra or Cialis.

If your insurrection lasts longer than 6 hours, call your secessionist.


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2021-01-13 1:15:42 PM  

Barfmaker: All the good sleeping spots are taken.

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Air bnb should let the guard troops stay in those rooms as they would be empty otherwise.
 
2021-01-13 1:18:19 PM  
2-night stay - check in 1/18, check out 1/20: Hilton Garden Inn Washington DC: $93/night.
 
2021-01-13 1:19:44 PM  

HotWingConspiracy: What is stopping hosts from just reaching out to the people that were booked previously and just doing it under the table?


They probably don't have the direct contact info for the people.  The one time I used AirBNB, it was more like a dating service where your messages back and forth with the host were done through the service, so you never had the details about the other party unless one of you directly gave out the info.

Also, AirBNB provides insurance (I don't know if this is automatic, or if the hosts have to pay for it).  Without AirBNB, the hosts would have go through their own insurance if the place is trashed (by people that *they* invited in, which I suspect the insurance companies would be less likely to pay for.)

And that could be  why AirBNB is doing this ... it's easier to just write off the cost of the stays than have to deal with claims that places were trashed, thereby losing both the costs of the claims and potential profits from those properties while they're being repaired ... if the hosts even come back.  And then there's the potential outrage / political angle if DC passed legislation to further limit short-term rentals
 
2021-01-13 1:22:07 PM  
Traitors deserve no quarter.

AirBnB is bad for communities and also shouldn't exist.
 
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