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Mon Aug 31, 2020, 07:53 AM

Update on Dentists who happen to be assholes

Sometime ago I posted about A Facebook group to which I belong which is comprised entirely of dentists and dental personnel. I posited then that there was a decent size group, although a minority, of people on the site who were disciples of Trump, who were making the case that this pandemic responsewas an overreaction if not an outright hoax.

Well nothing has changed in this time. This information and lies and general stupidity is posted there routinely, and the moderator, Who claims that he disagrees with these individuals allows the postings. However when we attack these people and their absurd fallacious posts, He posits that we are not being constructive in our criticism, or some such infantile grade school response.

The funny part is, it got personal between two individuals, and one of the anti-sensibility people posted that he was much better looking than one of the people who is on our side. So I did a search online, found a photo of this asshole, and posted it next to the rather nice looking Facebook photo of the righteous fellow. The caption underneath which I wrote was one word: ďReally?Ē I sent a PM to the board moderator and administrator and told him in no uncertain terms that if he strikes my post Iím going to exact revenge online, because heís a rather public figure. I told him that I was sick and tired of his tolerance of stupidity, lies, inanity, and Advice which borders on the genocidal. The post stood.

Most people however, will not speak out against this stuff because they are, and it is typical on chat boards, afraid of the right wingers taking off after them. I have no such fear.

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Reply Update on Dentists who happen to be assholes (Original post)
PCIntern Aug 31 OP
Laelth Aug 31 #1
cwydro Aug 31 #2
PCIntern Aug 31 #3
FoxNewsSucks Aug 31 #14
madaboutharry Aug 31 #4
PCIntern Aug 31 #6
Shermann Aug 31 #16
hlthe2b Aug 31 #5
PCIntern Aug 31 #8
calimary Aug 31 #28
Sherman A1 Aug 31 #7
PCIntern Aug 31 #10
Sherman A1 Aug 31 #12
happy feet Aug 31 #17
GusBob Aug 31 #19
DBoon Aug 31 #31
Sherman A1 Aug 31 #32
The Wizard Aug 31 #9
CaptYossarian Aug 31 #11
appalachiablue Aug 31 #27
CaptYossarian Aug 31 #35
DownriverDem Aug 31 #13
Baltimike Aug 31 #15
patphil Aug 31 #18
GusBob Aug 31 #20
MontanaMama Aug 31 #22
GusBob Aug 31 #23
MontanaMama Aug 31 #25
drbtg1 Aug 31 #21
SayItLoud Aug 31 #24
PCIntern Aug 31 #33
Evolve Dammit Aug 31 #26
calimary Aug 31 #29
Evolve Dammit Aug 31 #34
calimary Aug 31 #38
Evolve Dammit Sep 1 #40
appalachiablue Aug 31 #30
PCIntern Sep 1 #39
Hekate Aug 31 #36
Blue Owl Aug 31 #37

Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:01 AM

1. Well done.

I have weathered the storm on a couple of conservative message boards. They eventually banned me. I challenged B.S. when I saw it and wouldnít give up. I got ganged-up upon plenty, but I didnít let that stop me.

Glad that you took a stand. It takes courage. It helps to go in with the attitude of The Black Knight from Monty Pythonís ďHoly Grail.Ē When your arm gets chopped off, just respond with ďIíve had worse.ď



-Laelth

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:01 AM

2. These are adults?

Arguing who is better looking?

Wow.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:02 AM

3. Can you imagine?

He opened the door though. Big mistake.

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Response to cwydro (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:46 AM

14. Well, we have a "president"

who spent national TV debate time arguing about penises and hands with a senator from Florida.

This is normal in tRump's amerika.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:02 AM

4. Your post leaves one to wonder what kind of protocols they are practicing in their offices.

This is rather scary information.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:04 AM

6. I will say

Generally they admit to adhering to protocols, because state boards, and health boards will shut you down in an instant if you donít. In Pennsylvania, we were threatened with license revocation if we did not do what we were told to do, and make a fair attempt at such. In the early part of the pandemic we were told that if we practiced at all whatsoever we would have license revocation which is generally reserved literally for convicted murderers. Iím not exaggerating: if you rob the bank you would have Indefinite license suspension.

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Response to madaboutharry (Reply #4)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:02 AM

16. I know right? They are more in the line of fire than most health care workers. nt

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:04 AM

5. Reminds me of celebrity "dentist" who shot famous lion, Cecil (for which I pray I live to see KARMA)

I guess every profession has its a'holes.

Just look at the latest Trump "expert" on COVID-19, a neuroradiologist with NO, ZERO, NADA Public Health, Epidemiology, Virology, Vaccinology, or Clinical Patient Care expertise WHATSOEVER.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #5)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:07 AM

8. Oh yeah. He lost a good bit of his practice

Last edited Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:38 AM - Edit history (1)

As well he should have

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #8)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:44 AM

28. He should have been drive out of business.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:06 AM

7. Well

If you enjoy spending time engaging in Facebook political exchanges knock yourself out. I have never known one to lead to anything but pettiness and name calling and simply hide the posts of the Trump lovers.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:27 AM

10. This board is not supposed to be political

Itís a technique/ management board.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:14 AM

12. I completely understand that it shouldn't be political

and yet it is. There are no wins to political discussions or arguments on Facebook no matter the group or the setting. Again if you believe it is a good use of your time and enjoy it knock yourself out. I wouldn't engage in it but to each their own. That said, when you are done I guarantee there are still no wins, just more pissed off people.

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Response to PCIntern (Reply #10)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:12 AM

17. I don't share Sherman's skepticism.


Facebook activity isn't monolithic and bad people win when good people, like yourself, remain silent. I believe in being practical change agents and what you're doing is practical. You can make change one person at a time and may not even know that you have.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:20 AM

19. I understand what you are saying but

it seems as if all discussions these days boil down to politics or covid which leads to politics: sports, back to school, outdoor activities, food groups, professional pages, weather, everything

its a real drag

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #7)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:26 AM

31. something about wrestling with pigs?

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Response to DBoon (Reply #31)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:40 AM

32. Precisely

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:13 AM

9. Report it to FB as hate speech

I was suspended for 3 days for hate speech consisting of "We have become the ugly Americans." Zuckerberg is a self loathing Jew who is working for fascists. My disdain for Trump and his fascists is quite evident in 95% of my posts.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 08:59 AM

11. "Dentists For Trump"

On DU, we'll call them "Cavity Grabbers".

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Response to CaptYossarian (Reply #11)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:39 AM

27. +1 That's a great one, 'cavity grabbers.' Never heard it

and I'm the grandchild of a DDS, a very skilled one and a beloved person I must ad.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #27)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 06:03 PM

35. Thanks.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:32 AM

13. Had to unfriend

many righties. I post what I want though. There are many folks who say nothing because they don't want to get involved. It drives me crazy, but what can I do? As for dentists I think their support for trump is because of taxes. repubs have the rich, haters and religious nuts.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:47 AM

15. I am so fucking proud of you right now

A bully will bully you until you fight back

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:12 AM

18. People who hold indefensible positions often resort to personal attacks...

when they realize they are wrong, but are not willing to admit it.
It's meant to intimidate their opponent into backing down and/or shutting up.
It's a fear tactic.

Trump is very good at this, as are those people who are his most loyal supporters.
Using logic and reason is hard work. Spewing out anger and hatred, and shouting down your opponent is much easier and works pretty well.

They're counting on you not being willing to fight back...sort of like verbal rape.

This is Trump world.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:22 AM

20. There are similar things on our professions pages

until this past weekend, 2 Drs passed from covid

caused alot of people to stop and think different, I reckon

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Response to GusBob (Reply #20)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:27 AM

22. Two doctors?

Wow. Thatís a quite a hit for your community I would think. That seems that this virus isnít taken seriously by some folks until it hits them personally.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #22)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:30 AM

23. Hi MM

It was 2 docs in the profession as a whole, not the RB clinic
They are contact tracing the heck out of folks up here
Its a bigger problem in town than RB right now

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Response to GusBob (Reply #23)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:34 AM

25. Gotcha.

Iím glad to hear contact tracing is happening. Iím waiting for the virus to bust loose down here now that school has started. Between school and the continued numbers of out of state folks here now...I canít believe we wonít have an uptick in cases. I have never seen so many out of state license plates in my life. Sigh.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:23 AM

21. Are you actually telling me there are dentists who are assholes?

Gee, I never would have guessed!

BTW, did I ever tell you about the dentist I once worked for who made jokes about my grandmother's death? He also made jokes about Auschwitz!

God, he was a real....oh, never mind.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:33 AM

24. well done! post the comparisons pictures here. nt

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Response to SayItLoud (Reply #24)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 11:41 AM

33. RWer here:

https://imgur.com/a/Yb3BlI9

Not exactly Brad Pitt.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:37 AM

26. Good for you! Call them out every time. Only way to counter it.

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #26)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:48 AM

29. Yep. Don't ever let them get the last word.

Donít ever let their lies or distortions stand up rebutted or unchallenged. Fact-checking needs to be a constant. An essential.

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Response to calimary (Reply #29)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 05:02 PM

34. MLBA! Make Lying Bad Again!

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #34)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:59 PM

38. No kidding! That's a good one, Evolve Dammit!

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(I like your screen name, too!)

Make Lying Bad Again!

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Response to calimary (Reply #38)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 07:50 AM

40. Thanks Calimary. It's what I wish for every day, but we're just not there. MLBA!

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 10:57 AM

30. Kudos for your tenacity. It's hard to fathom hearing

about professionals in medicine and other fields with advanced science backgrounds and higher education who adhere to the worst tenets of evangelical Christianity and support a monstrous executive and cadre causing mass destruction and havoc. Not to mention the antics of petty, juvenile assholes. But that's humans, some anyway.

As noted upthread, my grandfather was a dentist, a kind, skilled professional much loved by family and community, His instruments are at the Medical College of Pa.

Thanks and stay strong.

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #30)

Tue Sep 1, 2020, 06:40 AM

39. I love those collections of old instruments.

I inherited a bunch of instruments from the early 20th century from old dentists who retired And gave them to me because they didnít know what else to do with them. It was a fascinating time for what was known as mechanical dentistry.

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 06:58 PM

36. Hang in there, and keep up the good work

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Response to PCIntern (Original post)

Mon Aug 31, 2020, 09:56 PM

37. Jon Voight the dentist?

n/t

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