I Has A Dentist Appointment

Brush and floss daily, or else.

(Insert dentist joke here)

This is an open thread.

My dentist

About President-Elect Myiq2xu

In 2020 I have seen many things I thought I would never see. I feel like I am living in a George Orwell novel.
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146 Responses to I Has A Dentist Appointment

  1. Mothy67 says:

    I spent almost 20 grand on my teeth. I would bite into anything and my back teeth just fell apart. I had no cavities. My teeth just crumbled. They are now all porcelain. Will be paid off in 2018.

  2. Myiq2xu says:

  3. votermom says:

    Our dentust just told us they’re dropping our insurance
    gotta find a new one

  4. taw46 says:

    Communists burn two churches in Chile last night.

  5. Myiq2xu says:

    • Myiq2xu says:

      • lyn5 says:

        Antifas are white supremacists.

        • Constance says:

          It sure seems that way. It seems like the commies set up BLM as their black militia and Antifa as their white militia. Of course both are probably FBI/CIA supported and inspired.

          • Somebody says:

            ^^THIS^^

            Did you see the Michigan governor thing was pushed by the FBI informant 🙄

          • Constance says:

            Yes, Media, the Dems and the FBI have been pushing this crap about right wing groups causing all the violence but no one had seen any right wing groups but had seen the “idea” of Antifa causing violence. They had to stage an incident of supposed right wing nut cases. But for God’s sake several of the “right wing” militia had Antifa flags in the background of their social media posts. I don’t know what is more concerning, that the FBI staged right wing violence or that they did such a shit job of staging right wing violence.

  6. foxyladi14 says:

    Rally

  7. swanspirit says:

    Best of luck at the dentist!!

    • Constance says:

      Yes! best of luck. Dentist visits aren’t fun over age 50 and they seem to lead to really expensive bills.

      • jadzia1971 says:

        Oh yay, I can now comment on my new and finally hooked-up computer!

        So, um, what happens to your teeth after 50? My birthday is soon and I’ve only ever had one cavity in my life. Okay, and a tooth that I chipped on my sister’s head and yes she is still angry.

  8. elliesmom says:

    I was captain of my high school debating team. Such a thing did not exist when I went to college the first time. When I was in graduate school, I became friends with one of the history profs when she let me skip to the head of the waiting list to get into her History of American Politics class. I cheated. I went to class everyday for two weeks and sat in the back. When she gave out the first real assignment, a bunch of people dropped out. I had my drop-add form all signed by my adviser, and I gave it to her on the spot. She was sure there were probably people ahead of me on the list to get into the class, but I had earned her respect by making sure I had missed nothing The reality is I probably would have sat there all semester and just listened. It was a time during the day I had nothing else to do. She discovered I was good at delivering the “one-two punch” in a debate, and she’d invite me to the history club debates to “deflate the egos”.

    The problem with enjoying a good debate is you need a worthy opponent. I feel like I’ve spent the entire morning swatting at flies. There are already 6 Catholics on the Supreme Court. One of them is even a woman. If justices decided cases based on having a Catholic faith perspective on the law, the majority is already there. Amy Coney Barrett’s Catholic faith is superfluous. So what’s the real issue? The New York Post is the 4th largest newspaper in the country and was started by Alexander Hamilton. Why is CNN a more prestigious source? Because they say what you want to hear? If Eric Trump got $3.5 million from the wife of the Mayor of Moscow, would you want to know what the expectations were that came with it, otherwise known as the quid pro quo, and would you like to know if any of the money went to Donald Trump? Why don’t you want to know about Hunter?

  9. taw46 says:

    • taw46 says:

      • Miranda says:

        I manage to confine my off-camera boring Zoom call activities to scrolling facebook or answering a non-work email.

      • swanspirit says:

        What THE actual WHAT!!??!!
        Jeez you step off the internet for five minutes to binge watch Howard’s End, and Jeffrey sticks his toob in a Zoom meeting ? Not to be believed.
        Is the earth flat, and the moon made of green cheese? Am I laughing?

    • taw46 says:

    • lateblum says:

      But it was a mistake! (He says) What did he think he was doing? Looking for a pencil? Or a cup of coffee? Honest to goodness, How warped are these people? They have no shame. And does he have kids at home? Is this something he routinely does whenever the urge grabs him? Perhaps he should just step away from the public eye and get some help.

    • Constance says:

      WTF! Seriously I don’t see how this could even happen.

    • lyn5 says:

    • Woke Lola says:

      The context of the call is the real story here. They were “gaming” out the election by having “journalists” play specific individual or group roles. Someone played Trump and Biden, while others played “the far right” or the “Dem base.” So, as my husband said, they were all masturbating, but Jeffrey got caught in tape. I’d like to see that whole Zoom call, though. Why are “journalists” “gaming out” elections anyway? WTF? And why does Jeffrey Toobin have such poor coping skills? These people are categorically different than normal Americans, and it shows.

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  11. lyn5 says:

    From Angie’s Twitter TL.

  12. Myiq2xu says:

    • Somebody says:

      The woman on the right sounds like my sister in CA, she screams and yells like this. Although her rants are usually expletive laced, but she gets those crazy eyes and she screams.

      There have been plenty of politicians I didn’t like. Plenty of election outcomes I didn’t like, but I have never lost my shit over it. There are a lot of people on the left that have lost their shit, it’s like they are brainwashed, like some cult or something. There is no reasoning with them. It’s the damndest thing I’ve ever seen.

      I don’t know about any of the rest of you, but my patience has run out.

      • Constance says:

        I know, I think it is time for someone who knows about cults and ritual to devise some sort of cleansing mass ritual these people can perform with lots of screaming and yelling and dancing around big fires just so they can keep busy. They need to feel part of something so they can be the healing ritual leaders. Maybe distract them from rioting and looting and throwing shit at the police.

    • lyn5 says:

      Talk about no self awareness.

    • Anthony says:

      I ❤ this so much! 😻😍💘🥰💖

    • Woke Lola says:

      Holy shit, that hat placement at the end was puuuuurfect. LOL

  13. Dora says:

    Talk about dentists. 🙂

  14. taw46 says:

    LOL

  15. lateblum says:

    This is for lyn . . .

  16. lyn5 says:

    • 1539days says:

      I ate soup on a Zoom call the other day. Then again, I don’t turn on video and I have one of those little windows that covers up the camera. Also, I don’t pull a Toobin during a Zoom call.

  17. lyn5 says:

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  19. Angie says:

    Funny because it’s true

  20. Angie says:

  21. Anthony says:

    When you lost OJ…. 🤣🤣🤣

  22. Dora says:

    This is going to be some election. I can’t wait until it’s over.

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    Left-Wing Terrorists Leave Ominous Notes on Homes Promising Destruction if President Trump Wins Re-Election

    The Democrats have launched an ISIS-style terror operation against America.

    A left-wing flier campaign in Kansas City, Mo. is threatening terrorist acts against random homes if President Donald Trump is re-elected in November.

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/left-wing-terrorists-leave-ominous-notes-on-homes-promising-destruction-if-president-trump-wins-re-election/

  23. Dora says:

    This is sooooo sick!

    • swanspirit says:

      They aren’t mirroring the occult. They are trying to perform a public occult ritual. And doing a hashed up poor job of it. Pathetic. Someone should throw a bucket of water on them, they would probably melt. 🌧💧💧💧💧🌊🌊🌊

    • Constance says:

      Well the occult have many rituals and some sane person needs to craft a “magic cleansing shield” ritual with lots of elements that appeal to this sort of nut case and then sell it to them. It needs to have lots of details to keep these shit for brains people busy. Maybe someone like Styxhexenhammer666 would have enough knowledge to craft something like this. I mean you can kill them all which works for me but I don’t see us getting away with it. So we could lock them up which is expensive or you can give them something harmless to take up all their time and energy.

  24. Mothy67 says:

    I am getting more annoyed by the day with the school. They made a production about everyone having the same laptop. every kid has a kindle in shool. They kept going on about breakfast and lunches. I don’t know of one kid that does not have an iPhone. Lots of families pull the fast shit. Father unknown on birth certificate so they get welfare benefits. Dad of course lives with them but not officially.
    Anyhow since common core there have been no texts. Everything was printed like workbook papers at school. It was very hard to help Shay if she got lost on something like polymers. There was no book to turn back a few chapters and say lets relearn.sure you can look everything up, but it is difficult to find comprehensive. Science and math are learned in building blocks. You miss a step you can be screwed. Especially math. I took Shay to a learning center in fifth when they started this common stuff. I had not learned that way. My math was about the answer not 500 steps to show how 7 times 3 was 21. You organically learned to use ten. Ten times 3 was and still is 30. You take off 3 three times to get to 21. Her common core had so many steps. You had to show the work. I had no idea what they wanted. Basic math had to show work. The answer was not important it is the work. It made no sense to me. Shay sat crying at table. Well I dropped a pretty penny on tutors. They were not messing with my girl.
    So flash forward what is four years. School for da pup is only two days. They are making every not in class assignment be printed. It was 25 pages today. I gotta buy more ink. They were hyper worried about kids starving to death because there where free breakfast and lunch 5 days a week. No one here is that poor. It’s not real. My taxes are more than minimum wage. It costs almost 2 grand to cover the basics. Water is over 200. I get that a few real people need help, but the libs went insane with covid. Every child gets a chromebook. There were school board meetings about the systemic racism involved in computer access. Say what. The black familes are not welfare. I bought my parents house from them years ago. I could not touch it today. It needs upgrades. I wanna just give it to Shay. I do not want it. It has 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. It needs work. Shay can cover college with it. Iwant to live on a beach and eat out of taw’s garbage.
    Back to printing. There where all these cries about the poor and havinga chromebook. Printing bullshit pages 3 times a week is not cheap.

    • Somebody says:

      Schools are fully back in session here. Last year during distance learning they jumped through hoops to get assignments to kids. My son WANTED to print his own. The printed copies were a blurry mess.

      They mailed out packets, then set up up systems to turn them in along with food delivery. Busses ran their routes with hot serving equipment on them, like a rolling buffet🙄🤮 Anybody, adult or child could get a free hot breakfast or lunch. Busses ran twice a day. Parents were to go to the closest bus stop to turn in completed work and retrieve a new assignment packet. I joked with hubby about taking him out for breakfast, he passed🤣

      In addition to busses you could drive through the bus loop at the school, get meals, drop off and pick up assignments.

      Then one by one bus drivers and others working on busses serving complained they were being put in danger. Very few were taking advantage of it so they stopped the bus routes after 6 or 8 weeks.

      They kept the bus loop system, but you had to sign up for a time slot. Had to have on mask and gloves, blah, blah. You could still get food to go if you wanted, you just said how many meals when you signed up. Then finally the last three weeks or so of school they limited meals to free and reduced lunch recipients only.

      This program for free meals wasn’t very popular on this side of the county. It was very popular on the west side of the county. I guess that makes sense in a way because that side of the county is significantly more poor than this side. What didn’t make sense to me is that side of the county is rural, farms abound. Even people that don’t own farms typically have gardens and many have chickens and/or goats. There is a smattering of apartments, but most live in homes or in mobile homes, all on good size lots or pieces of property. Wild turkey literally walk down the roads, deer abound. Multiple rivers and creeks to fish. Yet people lined up for free cafeteria food. I just found that interesting. Apparently so did the local news they kept covering it.

      Anyway, bottom line. You may not like making copies, but at least they are legible. Grass isn’t always greener on the other side.

    • elliesmom says:

      Let me see if I can answer a couple of your questions. One of the hardest parts of running an online school is dealing with all of the technology issues that come up. We had students who were using Macs, PCs, Android devices, etc. Each one of the those devices had a subset of lots of different versions of the operating system they ran on. Then we had kids using different browsers and different search engines. The teachers were creating curriculum on the same diverse set of platforms. We had two full-time IT people and a room with a bank of machines all set up with different configurations just so we could troubleshoot for the kids. They were separate from the people who managed the hardware and the software that ran the school. The easiest way to deal with those issues is to give every teacher and every child the exact same equipment running the same operating system and the same software. The cost of purchasing a bulk order of chromebooks is nothing compared to the cost of providing technical assistance to kids using their own equipment. The side benefit is kids who have no computer have no stigma from using a school-issued computer.

      When I spent a couple of weeks supervising while my grandson was doing online assignments, I saw that some of the teachers were savvy enough to have all of the content available online and assignments designed so they were submitted online. No paper and no printing. One of the teachers was almost there. He had a map he wanted the kids to write on, and he didn’t know how to create that. So he asked the kids to print out the map. The teachers who were using Google classroom had the capability to have all asignments turned in online, and as the summer progressed, they got better at it. Not issuing textbooks has nothing to do with common core. Most textbook companies now provide their texts in an online version.

      But nothing that’s meant to be read and not submitted to a teacher should need to be printed for any class unless a child has a difficult time reading from a computer screen or uses marking up a text to take notes. There are ways to do markup on a computer screen, but the chromebook would have to come with software that lets you write over something presented in safe mode.

      While common core math is an easy target for people who have never learned math that way, it’s not magic, and it’s not gobbledy-gook. A lot of people who have learned “math” through rote memorization of rules and number facts have no idea of what the language of math is really saying. It’s like being able to read the words of a poem and give a literal meaning for the words but never see the beauty of the poetry. Common core math is able to teach kids the poetry of math by tapping into their “number sense”. There are memes going around that give a nonsensical problem and attribute it to “common core math”. That’s like reading “I Heard a Fly Buzz When I Died” and complaining it doesn’t help you learn how to swat flies. The poem is not common core English. Initially, the kids who have the most problem with common core math are the ones who “just know” the answer. Being asked to write out all the steps is like learning how to diagram sentences. It might seem like a waste of time, but each of those activities give you a better understanding of language- one language made from words and the other from numbers.

      • Mothy67 says:

        I did learn to appreciate some of common core, but it was just dropped on us. The teachers were confused. It felt like an experiment. Shay was in 5th and they just changed the rules. I can look up whatever she is learning now, but none of that was online four years ago. It was frustrating to not be able to see the why. There was attitude given by school reps. I turned to a tutor. Pup has never gotton a B. I refused to let her hate math. She has met with state senators about girls in STEM. I have no idea how I gota full ride to Purdue as an engineering student. I was 16 years old out drinking and snorting when I took my SATs. I guess i scored well. I had only applied to Purdue cause the application was free. I thought an engineer ran trains. I am not really a math guy but Iwith my simple brain see it every where. I go Jeffrey Toobin on zoom listening to people speak Italian.i melt. Language is math. Sports are math. Kid thinks its strange I love hockey. Its amazing to witness live. Anywho I resented how common core was implemented. I felt denied to be a part of her education. I have always felt we were in this together. I felt sidelined. Yeah no I took my own steps. School sort of became enemy. Does that make sense from your as an educator perspective?

        • elliesmom says:

          Putting my educator hat on, I’ll share some perspective with you. When I was wearing my engineering hat, I could walk into a meeting with non-engineers, and when I said this is the way we should do it, people listened and believed I knew more about what needed to be done than they did. When I became a teacher, I had credentials that dwarfed the ones I had as an engineer, but when I would say this is how we should do something in a meeting with parents and other folks who weren’t teachers, I got an argument 9 times out of 10. My mentor, who had been the MA Teacher of the Year and runner-up to Christa MacAuliffe for being Teacher in Space, explained to me that because everyone has been to school, they think they know what goes on behind the desk.

          School is like a three-legged stool. Student, parents, teacher. Take any of the legs away, and the stool falls over. Cut one of the legs shorter, and the stool wobbles. My mentor taught me to respect the stool. The student knows what he or she needs. Listen. The parents know the child better than you do. Listen and respect their input. You, the teacher, know best how to deliver what the student needs once the other two legs let you know what it is. Pay attention to their input, but don’t let them shorten your leg. And that goes for all three legs. The worst of Shay’s teachers knows more about how to teach than you do. You know more about Shay than any of her teachers ever will. Shay gets to figure out what she wants to get out of school. Respect the stool.

          • Mothy67 says:

            I think I have been bothered the last few years by how political the teachers have become. I naturally assume the majority favor left wing policies. That isfine with me. I like being able to bat heads on issues. They have just gone too far to the point where they label Trump supporters as evil. Now I am the one who lays down the ground work. I get that there is so much info available to kids. I wish it weren’t. Lordy when shay was in grade school she asked me what a blow job was. Madonna had said she would provide one to anyone who voted for Hillary in 2008. Taylon of course it’s alway Tay shared it on his phone with the whole school. Things like Euphoria and 13 Reasons Why become cultural phenomenon. I would like to know beforehand if the school goes into those waters. Talking extensively about cutting and suicide is stuff I’d like to be allowed to join in the conversation. I blocked Euphoria. There is one scene with 30 penises. An adult bangs a tranny in a hotel. The school has gone California ish. Lots of talks to kids about lgbtq. I have said before my tiny district really wants to be more proggie than it will ever be. Signs all over the place screaming diversity is our strength, no human being is illegal i ran into the mayor when a local bartender dropped dead behind the bar. We had gone to high school together. 1984 was a different time. He decided to go on about my courage in being gay. It was so patronizing. Like he as mayor was giving me 30 plus years later permission to be me. I let him spew until he started talking about my sister. He was going on and on about how pretty she was and what a kind soul. I was like please get far far far away from me. I love my sister I go to cancer stuff with her. She is/was stunning but she is a first class bitch and super annoying. Last night we had a screaming bugger off fight. We were watching The Hunt. She always asks questions about the plots. I am like just watch and find out. It drives me insane. I have a great distaste for those who use some sort of proggie blanket to elevate themselves. I find the school and all the local politicians fake. There is almost a wierd obsession with gayness. It strikes me as a gay men that it is almost promotion but they are wearing it like a badge. Shay did years of therapy and has never taken a drug legally. Half the school is loaded up on meds. I taught one class, Drama in Education, at Hunter 30 years ago. It is arguably the best public school. The kids summered in the south of France. My peeps load up a truck with kraft singles and eat moon pies in the woods of glorious West Virginia around a fire pit. I don’t get fake trendy empathy. My area is trying to hard. It might be creating a whole new generation of conservative thinkers. They are naturally responding to propaganda with anger. The obsession with same sex coupling is just wierd to me. I feel like years ago tending bar everyone had to have Grey Goose. It cost five dollars more than Schmirnoff but a grey goose cosmo was the thing. Its how I see the locals who pretend to be an affluent suburb. It strikes me as very dark. It is in the school. Ugh it is all around me.

    • ginainmo says:

      If Shay doesn’t need color for her printed homework, you should check out the HP M15w wireless LaserJet, $109 on Amazon. Its much cheaper to operate than an inkjet printer, and it’s fast.

      The replacement cartridge is around $50. I bought one last year but have yet to need to install it.

      • elliesmom says:

        I’ve had one of the Brother B&W laser printers for 5 years or so. I print a lot of pages because it’s how print pattern pages when I’m sewing. Some of them are over a hundred pages each. I’m on my 3rd cartridge. My only worry is they’ll discontinue the cartridge because the newer printers use a different one. If that happens, I’ll buy another one of the printers in a heartbeat. It’s double-sided, wireless, and very fast. It scans and makes copies. I think I paid about $100 for it.

      • 1539days says:

        You can get a brother color laser printer for $300, but the full toner replacement set costs the same as the printer.

  25. foxyladi14 says:

    The Commission on Presidential Debates has decided to mute microphones to allow each candidate the opportunity for uninterrupted remarks during this week’s final forum.
    https://nypost.com/2020/10/19/commission-will-mute-mics-during-final-debate-between-trump-biden/

  26. taw46 says:

    • 1539days says:

      “The malt episode, which took place a few months after Trump took office in 2017, became legendary inside the CIA, said three former officials”

      So, those three people just committed treason.

  27. votermom says:

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  29. foxyladi14 says:

    A man ahead of his time.
    “The Party told you to reject the evidence of your eyes and ears. It was their final, most essential command.”

    “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed—if all records told the same tale—then the lie passed into history and became truth.”

    George Orwell, 1984

  30. votermom says:

    for fun

  31. foxyladi14 says:

    Work around it! 😆
    The Plot Against the President is an excellent (and accurate) film.

    And Amazon @PrimeVideo doesn’t want you to see it – they’ve put it under an extended “content review”.

    Watch it on Vimeo instead:https://t.co/nwD8ijb6Kw pic.twitter.com/3K5DbLOoU1

  32. votermom says:

    Bucks County PA voters lined up around the block for mail in ballot drop box
    LOL

    https://preview.tinyurl.com/y3gzd6mq

  33. Anthony says:

    The struggle is real… I’m afraid my smart TV is smarter then i am. It just took me half an hour to get my new FoxNation app installed 😕 On the up side, I’m getting a little smarter about it every day. I still might need to enroll in university to learn how to use the ‘smart remote’…

    • elliesmom says:

      There are a lot of little gems hidden in FoxNation. I signed up originally to introduce ED to Guttfeld, but he found a lot more to like. I dumped a lot of things I had signed up for him because I just don’t watch that much TV, but I kept FoxNation.

      i

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  37. Dora says:

    The Emperor’s latest order.

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    Cuomo To Consider Limiting ‘Non-Essential Travel’ To NJ, CT, PA

    With 43 states on NY’s travel advisory list, and NJ, CT, PA meeting threshold, Cuomo says he will consider limiting non-essential travel.

    https://patch.com/new-york/southampton/travel-nj-ct-pa-could-be-limited-essential-cuomo

  38. Angie says:

    😂😂😂

  39. Angie says:

    Watch to the end

  40. swanspirit says:

    These people, and their laptops!!!
    Now Debbie Wasserman Schultz and a connection to a pedo ring??

  41. Constance says:

    Klown, how did the dentist appointment go?

  42. votermom says:

    • Angie says:

      I think it is just a change to software.
      When you hit normal arrows to retweet it goes to rerwwr but then look at blue icon on top right–it says “retweet.” Hit that without comment & it retweets.

    • Angie says:

      Whoops.
      It appears to not be so innocent as I thought

  43. Underwhelmed says:

    I pegged Amy Berg as bad news when I heard her on a dvd commentary for Leverage. Had no idea she was this ugly:

    https://www.breitbart.com/entertainment/2020/10/19/cancel-culture-targets-chris-pratt-for-not-joining-avengers-biden-fundraiser/

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    • lyn5 says:

      Mollie @MZHemingway

      Perhaps this is rolling out at different stages for different people and you already know what I’m learning right now but … when you hit the Retweet button, it prompts you to add a comment. But you don’t have to. You can just hit the blue ‘Tweet’ button again.
      4:26 PM · Oct 20, 2020

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