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Is chat gone? Does that mean wonkette has abandoned lovers of embedded pictures? Yeah, I'm still getting used the new place. You don't even want to know what happened the last time I moved.

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She don't lie she don't lie she don't lie.....

Jesus, can we just drop it? *sigh*

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We need some good strikes in this country. This cutthroat capitalism is getting ridiculous.

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"WHY DOESN'T BIDEN CHANGE THE SENATE RULES???"

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gggggggggggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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In 5 minutes I have to leave to go to the dentist where there is a 99% chance they will tell me I need a root canal. Sigh.

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I've never had one, but apparently they're not bad if done right with good anaesthesia.

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I've had 2, right next to each other, done at the same time, which took, all day. The anesthesia was great, I didn't feel a thing, and they gave me a script for hydrocodone for after. It's uncomfortable lying in the dentist's chair for hours with your mouth held open by one of those gadgets that resemble the ones BDSM people sometimes use, but that was the only bad part.

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I'm hoping that you beat the odds, regal majesty of Tara.

Be grateful to have teeth actually worth repairing and guard them well.

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Alas, the news is not good, and I have an appointment on Thursday morning with an endodontist. But I've had two root canals before, back in 2007, and they are very careful to give you lots of anesthesia. The problem is that this tooth has a twisted root and the endodontist isn't 100% sure he can get it all out, but we will see what we will see. I'd rather risk it than have the tooth pulled. I was born with teeth (buds) and I intend to die with teeth.

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I only wish that I could have afforded to have the additional root canals necessary to save several of my too soft, far too close together teeth that my parents chose not to invest in braces for and that I couldn't afford as a single mom and college student.

Then I had a choice of investing $$$ in my teeth or getting 2 daughters through college. Now I'm fucked and embarrassed to open my mouth when out in public.

Your determination to die with the teeth you were born with is WELL worth every damned dime and the temporary discomfort of a root canal. May it go swiftly and the recovery period be brief and complication free.

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I'm sorry to hear that. I was lucky to have good dental insurance through work, although it only paid for one root canal and I had to dig into savings to pay for the other. I now have excellent private dental insurance which will pay for everything, unless they find some way to worm out of it.

I needed a ton of dental work when I was a girl, and in fact I still do, because I have a congenital defect called Oligodontia - I was born missing 11 permanent teeth. Fortunately for me, 4 of those teeth were wisdom teeth, but the rest were all up front, and so I needed braces for 3 years followed by permanent bridges. My mother, the saint, quit the nursing job she loved at one local hospital and got a new job at the University of Missouri hospital, and because of her working for the UM system she got a 50% discount at the UMKC dental school, where prices were already discounted. I have no idea how much all my dental work cost, because I never asked her, and she probably wouldn't have told me. As I said, she was a saint.

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These misogynist manipulations of the US military in regard to women serving seeking access to abortion is a MAJOR threat to morale, recruitment, retention, and to national security itself.

These self-righteous Rethuglicons are reprehensible.

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Only if you count women and people who love women as worthy of our mighty manly military.

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Ringing defense of reproductive health care for women in the military!

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(It's national security, stupid!)

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Same guy who fucked up the Breonna Taylor investigation.

Credit - No Lie with Brian Tyler Cohen:

Newly uncovered state records show Daniel Cameron, the GOP nominee for Kentucky Governor and current Attorney General, hasn’t used his key fob to enter his office for the past THREE YEARS.

His office is refusing to explain. Has he been skipping work?

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kentucky-attorney-general-daniel-cameron-going-to-work_n_64ac471ce4b02fb0e6fa2503

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Absenteeism hasn't stopped him from demanding the out-of-state medical records for women suspected of traveling for an abortion.

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How would one tell?

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The ongoing, almost defiant absence of transparency here is damned disconcerting.

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Whoa, seems to be an echo up in here. Lotsa duplicate comments.

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Sorry, left my Echoplex on. I’ll try an Ibanez Tube Screamer or a Boss Metal Zone instead…

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I'm on permanent analog delay

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No CloneTone?

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It's a rainy day AND a Monday here, but I can't say that it's really got me down, as I'm generally a cheery lil' whatnot.

There have been complaints about it, in fact.

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I have been often called a Ball of Sunshine.

Each and every time they were snarkin'...

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My husband has commented that I'm the only person he's ever met that (sometimes) literally wakes up singing.

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Izzat you, Porgy?

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One of the reasons I love love love Sharon Gless is she titled her autobiography "Apparently There Were Complaints"

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Lilli Palmer titled hers “Change Lobsters and Dance.”

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My particular fave was Bette Midler's autobiography, "A View from a Broad".

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Sometimes I refer to people who are like that as "having too many champagne bubbles". But I suspect that's a good thing for you!

:)

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Just a little ray of gotdamned sunshine!

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And we will call this thread, This Thread!

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As threads go, this is one.

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It's Monday and time for me to complain about the 117°F temps and to add the Phoenix Fire Department is warning residents not to touch asphalt or block walls as you can get 3rd degree burn in seconds.

Phoenix today. Toledo in 30 years...

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Damn, I am sorry that your part of the world is already burnin' up.

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When the Diamondbacks started playing, I didn’t know about the AC in the stadium, and I imagined outfielders spontaneously bursting into flames. Not so funny now.

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I used to see the Diamondbacks in the 90s, and with that new stadium, they can open and shut that roof depending on how hot it is. I didn't go see them in like 117 degree heat, so I don't know if it does any good when it's that hot.

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I live in the PNW. I grew up sneering bitterly through cold, snow abundant winters pining away for the pleasant summers that I absolutely LOVED.

Not any more.

What's occurring in regard to weather throughout the continental US and the world over is scaring the living daylights out of me.

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Me too. PNW summers were the best. Now we have smoke season.

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Smoke and heat that just doesn't dissipate at night the way that it used to.

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They wish they had 30 years. Try closer to 5.

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If that.

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We had the rainiest Spring in years, taking Colorado out of drought conditions for the first time in a decade, but now we're inching up to 100 degree days again and Taylor Swift has left the building.

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Two weeks of hot, dry weather were enough to crank up fire conditions when I lived there. The second Sugarloaf fire burned 40 some homes from a single carelessly tossed aside joint.

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About 3 years ago we here in eastern Washington had sufficient mountain snowfall followed by more than abundant spring rains, leaving the area resplendent insofar as foliage.

A heat dome that hung over the region for almost a month left it ALL tinder dry and our summer 2 years ago was spent choking on smoke whilst being surrounded by fire.

This summer is turning out to be as bad if not worse, and we've been too dry for too long.

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Hi all!

I think I made it here. Can anyone see this?

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I, said the Fly,

with my little teeny eye,

I saw Hoovervilles

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I spy with my little eye...

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See what? I'm just here for the enchiladas.

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There you is!

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Me! Me! I do!

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See what?

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Replying tells me you can see. What did you see?

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It was too late. He mooned me.

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It's the Israeli government that are racist, authoritarian bastards, not the vast majority of Israeli citizens.

The less than "get well" message explicitly communicated by protesters in Tel Aviv while Netanyahu was briefly hospitalized made that all too entirely clear.

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The way the Israeli people rallied against his proposed changes to the judicial system was proof of that. Very impressive.

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Utterly and absolutely.

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SQUEEE!!!!!

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Whar LF?

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LF would be here if it was not so fucking difficult to post pics in this ridiculous place.

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It is damned glorious to observe that you too have accomplished the Great Wonkette Migration of 2023. You're one of my favorite voices here, my friend.

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Well, my covered wagon's cover got burned clean off and I lost a wheel. Worse, my horses fled.

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Along the way, did you happen to see a sign reading “We Don’t Rent Pigs”?

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YAZZZZZZ!! HAMMY!!!!

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Yay, you made it! I was afraid you got eaten by a grue or something on your way over here.

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You okay, Hammy?

Know you had some health issues.

Hope you’re well and back in the groove.

Love, scritches and treats to LF and Simba 🥰

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I'm fine now. I'll put an update on an open thread if those still exist.

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Hey, good to see you over here. Hope all's relatively well with you and that crew of yours.

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"Crimea is Ukraine." By George, he's got it!

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