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PCIntern

(25,840 posts)
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 09:13 AM Apr 2021

Insanity in the dental chair volume 6842:

Yesterday, Friday, I was unfortunate enough to have one of my long-term very creepy patients attend my office after not having seen him for about a year. The one plus of this pandemic is that a lot of the lunatics just stay home, not always for obvious reasons as you’ll find out in this diatribe which I am posting, but I digress.

This guy is a “retired“ professional who is one of the most paranoid, right wing, insidiously horrifying individuals whom I’ve had the misfortune to meet in a lifetime. And that’s really saying something. I walked into the room and before I could say a word he said I want to tell you something it’s very important. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and this whole virus business is a fraud and a fake. The vaccine which was designed by Pfizer is going to kill millions of people and this is deliberate.

It got worse, believe it or not, from there. I listened patiently for fifteen minutes, I won’t post the specifics because the last thing I want to do is promulgate insanity, but suffice it to say that even I, as a creative individual, could not possibly come up with this stuff. After he “finished “, I asked him: “So you’re saying that 200,000 health care workers are in on the plot?” His reply: “absolutely”.

Nothing further to be said.

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Insanity in the dental chair volume 6842: (Original Post) PCIntern Apr 2021 OP
A suggestion, North Shore Chicago Apr 2021 #1
Or novacaine while still in the waiting room, lots of it. Rhiannon12866 Apr 2021 #46
Even better yet, DENVERPOPS Apr 2021 #75
Stupid is killing us while they cheer... MiHale Apr 2021 #2
Raised by Rupert Murdoch Kid Berwyn Apr 2021 #3
No, thanks Lewis Powel for the 1971 Manifesto to the US Chamber that PatrickforB Apr 2021 #9
Yep. The Powell Manifesto. calimary Apr 2021 #27
Exactly!!! n/t ewagner Apr 2021 #31
True, what you wrote. Great image, too. Kid Berwyn Apr 2021 #51
thanks-- I was not familiar with this! LymphocyteLover Apr 2021 #73
Also Qanon ananda Apr 2021 #10
NAZIs, Klansmen, White Supremacists... Kid Berwyn Apr 2021 #54
Why didn't you just stick an instrument WhiteTara Apr 2021 #4
OMG ... piddyprints Apr 2021 #5
Because these people talk with their hands up PCIntern Apr 2021 #6
I am so sorry for that kind of patient! What a life WhiteTara Apr 2021 #7
You could send a notice that you are declining to see him as a patient in the future Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2021 #14
Agree. Fla Dem Apr 2021 #17
That was my thought, too. Are there any rules against this? Nt spooky3 Apr 2021 #20
It's ok Richard D Apr 2021 #36
Good. Life is too short, and many more deserving patients need services. Nt spooky3 Apr 2021 #42
Concer sarge43 Apr 2021 #66
Absolutely. As a dentist, NellieStarbuck Apr 2021 #43
Me too! WhiteTara Apr 2021 #56
My Fox loving aunt called me a couple of weeks ago. blueinredohio Apr 2021 #8
Every nation in the world is in on plot. It's very hush-hush. panader0 Apr 2021 #11
Be careful! H2O Man Apr 2021 #35
I'd guess that's a true pathological case ... not bad opinions, bad brain chemistry. eppur_se_muova Apr 2021 #12
Intelligence does not prevent stupidity Martin Eden Apr 2021 #13
Yes, cleverness is no guarantee of wisdom. tRump was clever about other people's money & media Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2021 #16
Insanity everywhere. Jetheels Apr 2021 #15
Since he has the goods he should be encouraged to report the plot to authorities /nt bucolic_frolic Apr 2021 #18
He probably already has tavernier Apr 2021 #22
I hope that you caused him pain jmbar2 Apr 2021 #19
Keep a list Rebl2 Apr 2021 #21
I like the sign idea... tavernier Apr 2021 #23
The fact that hs is still your patient, TNNurse Apr 2021 #24
You are right Rebl2 Apr 2021 #26
My dentist always has the radio tuned to the classical music station, luvtheGWN Apr 2021 #33
Yes their Rebl2 Apr 2021 #41
That is GOOD news! calimary Apr 2021 #47
I don't know how you do it. piddyprints Apr 2021 #25
I have a MS in Microbiology, yet the AC repair guy taught me about virology! Jon King Apr 2021 #28
One Time, Somebody Started In On Me Like That ProfessorGAC Apr 2021 #70
Speaking as one of the over 1 million Turbineguy Apr 2021 #29
I'm an attorney from South Jersey and have been floored by many of my colleagues who are smart, Pepsidog Apr 2021 #30
I could not have stated this better myself. PCIntern Apr 2021 #44
Jealousy is never a good characteristic to have, especially with these so called Christians that... SWBTATTReg Apr 2021 #60
Show him the door permanently. 634-5789 Apr 2021 #32
Recommended. H2O Man Apr 2021 #34
Darn you. Now I need to add another read to my groaning bedside table.... (smile) erronis Apr 2021 #62
You will enjoy the book. H2O Man Apr 2021 #63
I enjoy your posts as windows into what's out there. yardwork Apr 2021 #37
Free the dumb malaise Apr 2021 #38
Well, I got the Pfizer jabs and if it killed me, my reincarnation is a re-run. Siwsan Apr 2021 #39
"So, I ask you....what seems more likely here?" BobTheSubgenius Apr 2021 #40
I hope he gets it and is sick ..very very sick for a very long time! Alien Life Form Apr 2021 #45
Hmmm... PCIntern Apr 2021 #53
Patient? He sounds like my college roommate who is... Grins Apr 2021 #48
I can't tell you how much I enjoy it when you share these stories. Native Apr 2021 #49
It does thank you and PCIntern Apr 2021 #52
Did he give you a heads up on their new Revolution strategery? lunatica Apr 2021 #50
I can't even begin to fathom this kind of insanity. Mickju Apr 2021 #55
Professional? moondust Apr 2021 #57
Exactly but lamer than most of those PCIntern Apr 2021 #58
Hopefully karma does it's job and this guy won't be polluting our country much longer. n.t. lark Apr 2021 #59
I'd ask "What do you mean by "a lot of reading"? thucythucy Apr 2021 #61
'intellect' is not keeping these people stopdiggin Apr 2021 #64
I wouldn't be able to resist pulling a Lawrence Olivier on him. Hassin Bin Sober Apr 2021 #65
Yeah...no... PCIntern Apr 2021 #67
Thank you for saying this. ShazzieB Apr 2021 #69
Sounds like a good candidate Retired Engineer Bob Apr 2021 #68
Gas him. It'll improve his mood. nt Imallin4Joe Apr 2021 #71
It's usually the patient who is held captive 😉 ailsagirl Apr 2021 #72
The plot is global so the whole world is in on it IronLionZion Apr 2021 #74
I don't know how anyone, dentists, doctors, etc deal with clients like this dflprincess Apr 2021 #76
i would have said, well then you probably better look for a new dentist. I guess I will be dying demtenjeep Apr 2021 #77
Wait until he finds those 5G chips you planted under his fillings Orrex Apr 2021 #78
When I'm at the dentist I cannot say much of anything because her hands Raine Apr 2021 #79

North Shore Chicago

(3,451 posts)
1. A suggestion,
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 09:16 AM
Apr 2021

tell him every procedure he has from now on that he needs to be 'gassed.' The silence would be golden.

DENVERPOPS

(9,110 posts)
75. Even better yet,
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:06 PM
Apr 2021

instead of using Lidocaine or Marcaine, use KCL and get it into a vein.......Then let him sit for 4-6 hours before calling 911. KCL is a byproduct naturally released with in the body after death, and they will never think it was an extra bolus........

Oh, and get him to pay for the office visit/procedure in advance......just for good measure.

When I was younger, I had a right wing Republican Dentist who would go non stop while he was working in my mouth, talking nothing but a constant drivel of Repub good, democrats bad shit......he knew full well that I couldn't say anything back to contradict his idiotic thinking......

I went to another dentist............

PatrickforB

(14,640 posts)
9. No, thanks Lewis Powel for the 1971 Manifesto to the US Chamber that
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:10 AM
Apr 2021

laid out this whole plan, and thanks to Ronald Reagan for letting the Fairness Doctrine die back in '87.

Putin is merely capitalizing on the opportunity of 'reaching' our far right wing, which is now far too heavily propagandized to bring back from the edge of the abyss. In fact they have begun lowering themselves down into the darkness.



Kid Berwyn

(15,578 posts)
51. True, what you wrote. Great image, too.
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:35 PM
Apr 2021

Details and the memo, courtesy of Greenpeace:

The Lewis Powell Memo: A Corporate Blueprint to Dominate Democracy

Additional important history to know...

Alex Carey: Corporations and Propaganda

The Attack on Democracy


The 20th century, said Carey, is marked by three historic developments: the growth of democracy via the expansion of the franchise, the growth of corporations, and the growth of propaganda to protect corporations from democracy. Carey wrote that the people of the US have been subjected to an unparalleled, expensive, 3/4 century long propaganda effort designed to expand corporate rights by undermining democracy and destroying the unions. And, in his manuscript, unpublished during his life time, he described that history, going back to World War I and ending with the Reagan era. Carey covers the little known role of the US Chamber of Commerce in the McCarthy witch hunts of post WWII and shows how the continued campaign against "Big Government" plays an important role in bringing Reagan to power.

John Pilger called Carey "a second Orwell", Noam Chomsky dedicated his book, Manufacturing Consent, to him. And even though TUC Radio runs our documentary based on Carey's manuscript at least every two years and draws a huge response each time, Alex Carey is still unknown.

Given today's spotlight on corporations that may change. It is not only the Occupy movement that inspired me to present this program again at this time. By an amazing historic coincidence Bill Moyers and Charlie Cray of Greenpeace have just added the missing chapter to Carey's analysis. Carey's manuscript ends in 1988 when he committed suicide. Moyers and Cray begin with 1971 and bring the corporate propaganda project up to date.

This is a fairly complex production with many voices, historic sound clips, and source material. The program has been used by writers and students of history and propaganda. Alex Carey: Taking the Risk out of Democracy, Corporate Propaganda VS Freedom and Liberty with a foreword by Noam Chomsky was published by the University of Illinois Press in 1995.

Source: TUC Radio

Part 1: https://tucradio.org/podcasts/newest-podcasts/alex-carey-corporations-and-propaganda-part-one-of-two/

Part 2: https://tucradio.org/podcasts/newest-podcasts/alex-carey-corporations-and-propaganda-part-two-of-two/

ananda

(29,024 posts)
10. Also Qanon
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:10 AM
Apr 2021

The CT's among the right are downright amazing.

I think it has to do with their desperate need for
confirmation bias leading to complete insanity.

Kid Berwyn

(15,578 posts)
54. NAZIs, Klansmen, White Supremacists...
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:49 PM
Apr 2021

Perhaps these violent groups and the misguided people who comprise them hate and kill good people because they fear discovering their own true nature: they are truly the small and the low.

From summer 2020, a story and important context almost entirely missing from news coverage:

Umbrella Man: Minneapolis suspect linked to white supremacists

He set fire to the Auto Zone.



Source: BBC

Police in Minneapolis say a man known as "Umbrella Man", seen damaging property in the city during the Black Lives Matter protests, has links to white supremacy groups.

People took to the city's streets following the death there in May of George Floyd, an unarmed black man.

Police say Umbrella Man helped turn the largely peaceful protests violent.

Footage of the man wearing a mask and carrying an umbrella while smashing shop windows went viral online.

In the video, taken on 27 May, Umbrella Man can be seen breaking the windows with a hammer as people approach him trying to get him to stop. He then walks away from the scene.

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53579099

Practice for the insurrection in January 2021 — both for actors and the “free press.”

piddyprints

(14,657 posts)
5. OMG ...
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 09:38 AM
Apr 2021

My dentist told me this week that one patient almost swallowed his new crown because he wouldn’t stop talking, no matter what was happening in his mouth! So now he uses a “net” while he’s removing a crown that he just checked for fit. Needless to say, I didn’t say a thing, even with the net.

He’s a new dentist to me and did a fabulous job! And I swear, he’s almost young enough to be my grandson.

PCIntern

(25,840 posts)
6. Because these people talk with their hands up
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 09:41 AM
Apr 2021

And you literally can’t get near them until they’ve decided tgat they’re done.

And to answer the obvious question: because these are the people who file protests with the dental board or sue and it ain’t worth it.

WhiteTara

(29,784 posts)
7. I am so sorry for that kind of patient! What a life
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 09:49 AM
Apr 2021

filled with so many stories. You need to collect them and then write a book!

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,304 posts)
14. You could send a notice that you are declining to see him as a patient in the future
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:23 AM
Apr 2021

That would give him plenty of time to find a new dentist.

NellieStarbuck

(266 posts)
43. Absolutely. As a dentist,
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:54 AM
Apr 2021

you have the abiity -- nay, the obligation! -- to stick both hands and a sharp instrument in his mouth and then proceed to espouse your own viewpoints, while charging him (or his insurer) for the privilege. God knows I've listened to my own dentist's opinions for years now.

blueinredohio

(6,797 posts)
8. My Fox loving aunt called me a couple of weeks ago.
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:01 AM
Apr 2021

Started the covid bullshit. I told her I don't believe all that. She had to answer another call and has not called back. Oh well!

panader0

(25,816 posts)
11. Every nation in the world is in on plot. It's very hush-hush.
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:12 AM
Apr 2021

Only a few of us know the real truth. All the rest are doomed. All the deaths supposedly caused
by covid are fake. It's a scam for the doctors and hospitals to make money by fraud and steal
from those who aren't aware of the plot.
Your patient is a prophet!

H2O Man

(73,993 posts)
35. Be careful!
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:16 AM
Apr 2021

They'll send antifa to destroy Those Who Know. Just look at the vicious attacks on Mike the Pillow Guy!

eppur_se_muova

(36,361 posts)
12. I'd guess that's a true pathological case ... not bad opinions, bad brain chemistry.
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:12 AM
Apr 2021

Only fixable pharmacologically, not by reasoned discussion.

Martin Eden

(12,935 posts)
13. Intelligence does not prevent stupidity
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:20 AM
Apr 2021

I don't doubt this retired professional, like many others who've fallen for rightwing conspiracy theories, were intelligent enough to succeed in challenging professional careers.

That's what's so insidious about the poisonous lies spread on the internet which exploit "conservative" ideology to mislead millions of otherwise normal people into beliefs that defy logic and credulity.

The lies and poison are knowingly instigated to serve nefarious interests whether it be foreign powers, domestic political operatives, greedy fat cats, or nihilistic internet warriors.

Bernardo de La Paz

(49,304 posts)
16. Yes, cleverness is no guarantee of wisdom. tRump was clever about other people's money & media
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:26 AM
Apr 2021

He has no wisdom, no vision, no introspection, no big picture.

 

Jetheels

(991 posts)
15. Insanity everywhere.
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:24 AM
Apr 2021

Other day I blew up at one of my college educated, intelligent, trustworthy, kind, longtime friend, when he started talking about he’s not sure about why he needs to get the vaccination.

tavernier

(12,513 posts)
22. He probably already has
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:41 AM
Apr 2021

I have friends in the authority biz, and they are swamped with these kinds of calls. Like the old suggestion boxes of days gone by, there should be a special phone number for Covid Hoax Information. Perhaps a 25 cent per call charge could finance some homeless shelters or food banks.

Rebl2

(13,777 posts)
21. Keep a list
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:38 AM
Apr 2021

of patients you prefer not to see. Make sure who ever it is in the office that makes the appointments has the list in hand to check, and make it near impossible to find an appointment time for that person. Better yet put a sign on the door and inside that says no politics or conspiracy theories are to be discussed in the office and if they object tell them it’s your office and you will abide by my rules or they can leave. Kind of like a parent might say this is my house and you will follow my rules!

tavernier

(12,513 posts)
23. I like the sign idea...
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:44 AM
Apr 2021

All stated political opinions require the use of large syringes and needles.

TNNurse

(6,961 posts)
24. The fact that hs is still your patient,
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:46 AM
Apr 2021

is an indication of your high level of professionalism. As a nurse, I struggled to maintain my composure with some patients. I could never break up with a patient but a dentist could end the relationship.

Rebl2

(13,777 posts)
26. You are right
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:56 AM
Apr 2021

about the high level of professionalism. I have noticed now if I go to a doctors office with a tv, it is always on hgtv or food network. I recently went to an imaging center for ct scan and they had the tv on food network. They, in past years, would have it on fox or cnn. Think they finally realized maybe it wasn’t good for patients blood pressure 😐

luvtheGWN

(1,336 posts)
33. My dentist always has the radio tuned to the classical music station,
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:10 AM
Apr 2021

either from Toronto or Buffalo. He's an excellent dentist, very fussy. I like that, and I love the music! My former dentist in Toronto had a TV and always asked me what channel I preferred.

I agree about signage in the office -- "No politics or religion discussed here". After all, dentists' blood pressure can be raised too, and then watch out!

calimary

(81,962 posts)
47. That is GOOD news!
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:07 PM
Apr 2021

I started, years ago, making it a habit to complain if I went into a business establishment - ANY kind of business establishment. And if they had Pox Noise on their TV in a waiting room area, I either asked to ha e the channel changed, or, sometimes I’d just do it myself (particularly if I was the only one in the waiting room/area).

Sometimes I’d even pull out the “I was a news reporter for years, and the lies they spread on that channel are seriously offensive to me as a professional truth-teller.”

I wouldn’t tolerate it back then, and I STILL don’t tolerate it now.

I’ve found that most proprietors are willing to accommodate a paying customer (or a perceived paying customer). The only time it failed was at a restaurant at the Camarillo Airport where the maitre d confessed that the owner insisted on keeping Pox Noise on the big screen TV on the wall in the entryway of the restaurant. It was the first thing you saw as you approached whoever was there seating people. And I thanked the maitre d and asked him to tell the owner how he lost a customer and all her friends permanently - for THAT one reason. CONSEQUENCES!!! CONSEQUENCES FOR BAD BEHAVIOR!!!

And for the record, I’ve always been polite about it. Always. With a smile. It can disarm, at times.

piddyprints

(14,657 posts)
25. I don't know how you do it.
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:54 AM
Apr 2021

Time after time when I read your posts, I'm more convinced that you're made of far better stuff than I am. I'd have had to give him a numbing shot sufficient to make him chew on his cheek and drool for a week or so. OK, fine, there are probably rules against that. Still, it was fun to imagine.

Jon King

(1,910 posts)
28. I have a MS in Microbiology, yet the AC repair guy taught me about virology!
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:01 AM
Apr 2021

I feel for the OP, even his background in science as a dentist does nothing to persuade people to keep their conspiracy nonsense to themselves.

My Trumper AC repair guy taught me all about viruses, immunology, and science. I felt very silly wasting those years studying the subjects in college.

ProfessorGAC

(66,073 posts)
70. One Time, Somebody Started In On Me Like That
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 08:26 PM
Apr 2021

I told them I am a scientist and I don't take advice from furnace repair people.
I actually got mad at my wife for calling them in for a nonemergency. Paid $145 to replace a leaking relief valve, which is what I already thought it was.
Then the guy starts in on how we shouldn't need masks & blah, blah...
After I said as above, I said "You work for me. Do your job, shut up & get out.". He didn't even bring me the bill. His assistant did.
He doesn't like me now? Who cares. Lots of HVAC workers around in a county of 700,000.

Pepsidog

(6,256 posts)
30. I'm an attorney from South Jersey and have been floored by many of my colleagues who are smart,
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:03 AM
Apr 2021

successful attorneys who have the same beliefs you mention about your patient. You would think someone trained in the law would recognize the threat to our democracy posed by Trump and could recognize the lies about the pandemic. Actually, I started to notice just how many of fellow attorneys from a solid blue state like NJ supported “W’s” presidency which also baffled me as the lies started in ernest with his administration. The Obama came along and you would think that they would recognize his brilliance even if you didn’t agree with his policies. I reasoned that they were racists. My brother-in-law is an uneducated but extremely successful builder and is worth a lot of money. He has gone full Q to the point I stopped engaging with him before the 2020 election. He did say one thing that I now believe to be true. He said that Obama presidency was the worse thing to happen to race relations in our country. I sneered at him but time has proven he was correct. While we on the left saw Obama for what he is, a brilliant, moral man who epitomizes the American dream and saved our country, the Right couldn’t handle having a black man in the Oval Office and it drove them over a cliff to the point they would support the likes of Trump who embodies everything that is wrong with our country.

SWBTATTReg

(22,526 posts)
60. Jealousy is never a good characteristic to have, especially with these so called Christians that...
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 02:53 PM
Apr 2021

supported djt for some nefarious and hateful reasons (racist and couldn't stand being upstaged by a far better man, that B. Obama is).

Maybe these hypocrites will learn their lessons one day, but I suspect not.

However, one bright spot with regards to these idiots...they are being taken down right and left as we speak. They are being fired, their attacks against minorities (Asians lately) are being countered and Asians are being protected by a majority of Americans (e.g., in NYC), numerous lawsuits to overthrow these ridiculous and numerous attempts by the repugs to restrict voter participation in the election process, etc.

634-5789

(4,175 posts)
32. Show him the door permanently.
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:08 AM
Apr 2021

I don't put up with jackasses and morons at my work, so why should anyone?

H2O Man

(73,993 posts)
34. Recommended.
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:13 AM
Apr 2021

Yikes!

I may sound like a broken record here -- perhaps an old LP from the 1960s -- but I consider Dr. Bandy Lee's newest book essential reading in order to put the insanity we are witnessing into context. Your encounter was with the fruit of a crop that Trump implanted in the lower depths of human consciousness.

As a youth in those 1960s, I remember hearing old men say, "This ain't the country I grew up in." These days, I know what they meant.

H2O Man

(73,993 posts)
63. You will enjoy the book.
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:48 PM
Apr 2021

"Profile of a Nation: Trump's Mind, America's Soul" is essential reading.

yardwork

(62,016 posts)
37. I enjoy your posts as windows into what's out there.
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:22 AM
Apr 2021

Have you ever thought of writing a book? Like Tales from the City? Tales from the Chair? Wait, maybe not that...

Siwsan

(26,466 posts)
39. Well, I got the Pfizer jabs and if it killed me, my reincarnation is a re-run.
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:26 AM
Apr 2021

To be honest, I'd hoped for something a little more serene.

BobTheSubgenius

(11,609 posts)
40. "So, I ask you....what seems more likely here?"
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 11:41 AM
Apr 2021

"That there is a conspiracy involving what might well be a million or more people, all in on it and never breathing a word of it....or that the cheese has finally slipped all the way off your cracker and fallen to the floor, where it was eaten by a rabid rat?"

"I'm going with the cheese and rat thing."

Grins

(7,371 posts)
48. Patient? He sounds like my college roommate who is...
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:17 PM
Apr 2021

...a dentist.

Not the Covid “hoax” crap, but everything else from the Reich-wing’s Noise and Rage Machine. Some of his friends are also dentists and they share their Reich-wing delusions CONSTANTLY!

Native

(5,976 posts)
49. I can't tell you how much I enjoy it when you share these stories.
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:20 PM
Apr 2021

Living in a red hell hole, there are very few people in my circle with whom to share the atrocious experiences that are constantly in our faces. Knowing other people of sound mind are subjected to the same hate filled, delusional diatribes lightens my load. I'm hoping that sharing is cathartic for you in some small way.

lunatica

(53,410 posts)
50. Did he give you a heads up on their new Revolution strategery?
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:20 PM
Apr 2021

I’m curious to know which government building gets rioted next!

Mickju

(1,808 posts)
55. I can't even begin to fathom this kind of insanity.
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 12:50 PM
Apr 2021

Or is it just plain old stupidity? Or is it some kind of brain washing? I despair.

thucythucy

(8,243 posts)
61. I'd ask "What do you mean by "a lot of reading"?
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 03:28 PM
Apr 2021

Probably some tweets, lots of Fox and hate radio, maybe two or three websites.

All these folks who rant about their "research" wouldn't know a peer reviewed paper if it jumped down their throat and ripped out their lungs.

stopdiggin

(11,597 posts)
64. 'intellect' is not keeping these people
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 04:12 PM
Apr 2021

from wandering off into the weeds. My circle keeps talking about 'intelligence' and education (and I'm all in for doubling down on education) -- but the only thing that is going to rein these types in is a shock collar and a rubber room.

PCIntern

(25,840 posts)
67. Yeah...no...
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 06:11 PM
Apr 2021

I’ve had worse individuals than him over the years. Murderers, pure sociopaths, abusers...

Can’t do that under any circumstances.

ShazzieB

(16,953 posts)
69. Thank you for saying this.
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 08:22 PM
Apr 2021

I hate it when people make jokes (or what passes for jokes) about stuff like that. It's not the least bit funny. Not the least, tiny, little bit. 😬

68. Sounds like a good candidate
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 07:24 PM
Apr 2021

For a total scaling and root planing. I had the procedure (basically slice the gums open and scrape to roots) done in two sessions. Absolute worst experience of my life.

Of course I am kidding, but one can fantasize.

ailsagirl

(22,993 posts)
72. It's usually the patient who is held captive 😉
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 09:02 PM
Apr 2021

My hat is off to you, PCIntern, for your patience and professionalism. I would have stalked off and never returned. 😬🙄

dflprincess

(28,134 posts)
76. I don't know how anyone, dentists, doctors, etc deal with clients like this
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:08 PM
Apr 2021

My sister-in-law is a hair stylist and bit her tongue for years with some of her clients until the second year or so of Trump. There were a few clients that, she didn't argue with, but begged them just to turn off Fox and listen to Rachel Maddow for a couple weeks... It actually worked with a few of them. They didn't turn into raging liberals but they started seeing Trump for what he is.




 

demtenjeep

(31,997 posts)
77. i would have said, well then you probably better look for a new dentist. I guess I will be dying
Sat Apr 24, 2021, 10:38 PM
Apr 2021

I wouldn't want an idiot like that for a client

Raine

(30,565 posts)
79. When I'm at the dentist I cannot say much of anything because her hands
Sun Apr 25, 2021, 03:38 AM
Apr 2021

and or instruments are in my mouth, hard to talk around that.

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