The 2019 Dentin Awards

Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow Feb 2, and you know what that means?

It means television viewers will soon be subjected to four hours of narcissistic preening, posing and posturing when Hollywood celebrates itself and lectures viewers about the latest topic du jour trending on social media.

This coming Sunday, February 24th marks the 90th anniversary of The Oscars, the annual ceremony recognizing two-legged chameleons pretending to be anyone but themselves. This annual pretentious rite of professional pretenders is also known as The Academy Awards for big screen purists.

To tell the tooth, we at the Dental Insurance Store prefer to leave the narcissism to the parade of posers while we focus on The Dentin Awards, the only awards show recognizing dental-themed movies and television shows that contribute to oral awareness.

This year’s Dentin Awards was a tasty affair held at a local Golden Corral because their salad bar is superb, and their senior discount meant two could eat for under $20 – if the ceremony was held on a Friday afternoon before 4 o’clock.

Without further ado, here are this year’s winners and their categories:

Best Television Show Involving a Dentist on a Boat 

In this Drew Carey episode Lewis Kiniski (Ryan Stiles) learns the importance of using a certified dentist rather than a certifiable one and illustrates the importance of possessing legitimate dental coverage.

Best Animated Movie with a Dental Reference 

In Shrek 2 Shrek and Donkey scam their way into the Fairy Godmother’s office by impersonating union representatives who are shocked to learn that the Fairy Godmother doesn’t offer dental coverage for her employees.

Best Television Variety Show with a Drunk Dentist Impersonator

In this hilarious scene from The Dean Martin Show, comedian Foster Brooks plays a dentist and amuses Dean with his experiences dealing with patients.

Best Oral Exam Involving a Monkey Playing a Dentist 

This oral exam is funnier than a barrel of monkeys when this curious “dentist” makes small talk with his patient during a comprehensive oral exam.

Thanks for reading, and for more dental-themed TV and movie clips visit our Pinterest and LinkedIn pages.  If bright lights and cameras aren’t your thing, you can still work your smile on Facebook and Twitter.

Photo source: iamsplogy.com 

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Are Democrats On the Take, On the Border?

Border patrols agents recommend it.  Ranchers and law enforcement officials in Arizona, New Mexico and Texas want it.  The president promised it and a majority of Americans support it.

So why now are all Democrats and some squishy Republicans adamant in their opposition to a wall on our southern border?

Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, Nancy Pelosi

The easy answer is Democrats need new voters to replace the moderate Dems and independents they have lost with their wacky policies.

Conversely, Republicans want low-skilled workers to satisfy their corporate lobbyists who want to increase profits by paying lower wages to their employees.

Could there be another reason though, for politicians’ unwillingness to yield on their refusal to provide a border wall that would inarguably cut down on crime, drug running, human trafficking, child molestations and exploding welfare rolls?

In May, 2016 Nancy Pelosi, a former Speaker of the House at the time and current Speaker, visited Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto along with Democrat Robert “Beto” O’Rourke, Democrat Representative Henry Cuellar, and other congress critters.

Of the 11 elected officials on the trip, two were Republicans and nine were Democrats.  The two Republicans taken for a ride south of the border provided Pelosi cover to tell the media it was a bipartisan group of lawmakers involved.

The nine Democrats participating in the junket to Mexico were from border states California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas.  The two Republicans represented districts over a thousand miles from Mexico but no doubt enjoyed their time in the sun toasting each other’s bipartisanship.

The purpose of the trip? According to the Rio Grande Guardian, Pelosi claimed the purpose was to “express our respect for the people of Mexico and the country of Mexico; to acknowledge our shared border and our shared values and to learn more about how we can work together for the bright future for not only our two countries but for our hemisphere.”

Uh, huh.  Here’s another reason: What about a substantial bribe of drug cartel money to buy Democrat opposition to a wall and to keep the drugs and illegal immigration flowing faster than the Rio Grande after a flash flood.

Fact: Alex Cifuentes, reportedly a close associate of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán for years, told a New York City courtroom in 2016 that he had told authorities that El Chapo had offered President Nieto a $100 million bribe in 2016 – the same year Pelosi and her posse came calling.

Today Guzmán was found guilty on all counts by a Brooklyn jury. He faces a lifetime sentence behind bars and will be sentenced June 25.

Fact: Just a few years ago Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer agreed our southern border needed a wall. Now most Dems argue that such a wall is not only unnecessary, but some like Pelosi claim a border wall is “immoral.”

Why the about-face?

Are we safer now? Are there less drugs flowing into the country? Are there fewer criminal illegals crossing our border? Are there fewer crimes committed by illegals? Has the gang problem with groups like MS-13 been eradicated?

Fact: Former Democrat and current Trump supporter Jeffrey Peterson has been very clear why he believes Democrats oppose building the border wall – because they are being paid by the Mexican drug cartels.

Peterson told the The Gateway Pundit last month that the only way President Trump will ever get his border wall is by declaring a national emergency because the Democrat party has been bought and paid for by Mexican drug cartels.

If this theory sounds wackier than an Alexandria Ocrazio-Commie economic blueprint, consider this:

Democrats oppose Trump’s plans for a border wall, they oppose Border Patrol recommendations asking for a wall, they oppose law enforcement enforcing existing immigration law, they oppose ICE operating in sanctuary cities and they even oppose the very existence of ICE as part of our Homeland Security strategy.

Everything the Democrats support benefits Mexico, Central America and the drug cartels.  Democrat inaction on the border also allows human trafficking and sexual slavery to continue, all while the Democrats incessantly promote illegals’ rights over those of American citizens

If not bribes by the Mexican cartels to ignore the crisis on the border, why else do Democrats continue to blatantly defy the will of the American people?

Why else do they ignore commonsense solutions to protect the national interest at their own political peril unless their party has been paid to look the other way?

Nothing else makes sense, and you can bet Democrats’ refusal to #BuildTheWall is making Nancy Pelosi and her border hombres mucho dinero.

Sources: thegatewaypundit.com, bigleaguepolitics.com, riograndeguardian.com, theguardian.com

Photo sources: State Department Watch, Media Circus, Twitter

Thanks for reading Dean Riffs. Welcome to all those who love American liberty, free enterprise, and who believe God has blessed our country. 

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