Thursday, January 10, 2019

Bully, Bully

Correction: Public Notice published three weeks ago. 

The Board of Dental Examiners, the Grand Poobahs who regulate the dental profession in Mississippi, are holding a work session on a Saturday. You read that correctly.  The Board if going to discuss making changes to several regulations but will do so on the weekend.    Meanwhile, check out how the Board treats dentists who dare to come before the Board and say their peace.





Meet Dr. Trice Sumner.  She is President of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentists.  The Board President, Dr. Frank Conway of Bay St. Louis, sternly shut her down when she began to read a prepared statement.  Such reading is common practice at most agency hearings and comment periods.  This is probably the most rude an Agency official or Board President has been to a guest the Kingfish has witnessed - excluding a certain Ward 3 City Councilman in Jackson, of course.  Dr. Conway did the same thing to another doctor who attempted to speak to the Board.




Oh yes, here is the public notice for the Saturday meeting.




35 comments:

Anonymous said...

Somebody needs to whip his ass...........

Anonymous said...

Seemed like a pretty common exchange to me. Welcome to the United States of Trump, where being a pompous ass moves you up the ladder.

Anonymous said...

Conway acts like a complete dick most of the time

Anonymous said...

Hillary, is that you posting above? (@2:11 PM - if the shoe fits....)

Anonymous said...

He missed his calling as a proctologist. He's a natural.

Anonymous said...

Nothing to do with the "age of Trump"....sheesh. This is just typical Missippi'being Missippi'. There's ZERO oversight of those providing oversight to important, professional functions....so what do you get? Last place in every performance category in the nation that matters.....but assholes like Conway repeatedly continue on throughout the state. Pissants with power describes most of the hicks and hacks who wouldn't make it for a second 50 miles outside their Missippi' church, hamlet, or high school. Governors, senators, judges, and legislators see this stuff all the time and just smile. They're all intoxicated with the "power" and "prestige" they wouldn't have EVER considered achieving while growing up in towns like Moorhead, New Houlka, Vicksburg, Florence, Holly Springs, Sandersville, etc. etc. etc. All of them - small town idiots who have degrees and local connections, but not a bone in their spinal column. All of them worthless and weak, but getting fat off of taypaying Mississippians, while the state crumbles under its racist flag.....but hey, they still love taking all that Yankee federal money. Pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Frank Conway is a complete ass. If it were me in her shoes I would have embarrassed the hell out of him. Good thing he's a dentist's and not a real doctor, we have a decent board.

Anonymous said...

His conduct is inappropriate, but she should have made her statement a part of the record. He apparently talked to her about what she wanted to say in public, and didn't want her airing the issue further. Not cool on his part, but easy solution is putting statement in the record of proceedings and going from there.

Anonymous said...

1 Timothy 2:12 “But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.” Amen

100 years later and the damage is obvious for anyone to see.

Repeal the 19th

Anonymous said...

How can he be removed? Or shamed into resigning?

Anonymous said...

welcome to the world of litigation

Anonymous said...

@2:49 PM

Ever read a book about Soviet Comissars and Mao's Red Guard? Power corrupts in any system.

I lived in the suburbs of Seattle and also New Haven CT for a combined 15 years. Same shit, different accent. None of this is exclusive to Mississippi. You see the exact same pissant power trips in New England. Get off your high horse.

Loose Fillings said...

I have some work from the sixties that I need to get redone. Who should I call?

Anonymous said...

"We gonna take care of what the board gonna take care of".

Self important tool?? Hard to say without knowing all the background. It really doesn't surprise me though when a board of anything works against its members.

The only exception is the Bar Association. Those clowns will do anything in their power to keep you from filing a complaint against a shady attorney.

Anonymous said...

FYI many attorneys are disbarred, suspended and sanctioned each and every year. Now, name the lying insurance agents, stockbrokers, bankers, car dealers who have been subjected to these punishments and discipline. Lawyers, hands down, are the MOST scrutinized and disciplined.I will give you that members of certain firms are excluded. We all know who they are...the ones who represent the insurance agents, stockbrokers, bankers and car dealers referred to "hereinabove".

Anonymous said...

In the words of Mel Brooks, "It's good to be the king."

No professional respect and courtesy toward another fellow professional. What a jerk! I hope this little act comes back to bite him (no pun intended).

Anonymous said...

Some board members practice 5 days a week (horror) and don't wish to shut down practices (income) for a board meeting.

Anonymous said...

Dude has a website that looks like he used Mindspring build your own page templates, and they do botox injections along with dental work. Holy crap, if he didn't get into dental school he'd be running a used car lot in Bay St. Louis.

Rod Knox said...

the expression "letting a fox guard the hen house" comes to mind here. In Mississippi the Hospital Association promotes hospitals, the Insurance Commissioner promotes insurance companies, the Bar promotes lawyers, etc, etc., etc, and no where in there is the public promoted or protected. Of course for those who have connections special considerations are given.

Anonymous said...

Are you people sure this isn't Dr. Frank CONAWAY? Not Conway.

Anonymous said...

@ 4:27, you obviously don’t do securities work if you think lawyers are more scrutinized than stockbrokers.

Anonymous said...

4:27 - Can you define "Many" and provide your source?

Here is what the MS Bar has to say about finding out who has been disciplined; So I wonder what your source is.

Disciplinary History
An attorney may request a disciplinary history letter at any time by completing the Request for Disciplinary History Form. The form must be signed by the requesting attorney in order for the request to be processed. The attorney may request the Disciplinary History Letter be sent to any entity of his choosing. The request form operates as a release of confidentiality as to that entity.

The public may contact the Office of General Counsel at any time to request information about a Mississippi attorney's current status and whether the attorney has received any public discipline (Public Reprimand, Suspension or Disbarment). You may contact the Office of General Counsel at 601-948-0568 or ogc@msbar.org.

The Office of General Counsel cannot release any information about an attorney other than the attorney's current status with the Bar and whether the attorney has received public discipline without a signed release from the attorney.

Anonymous said...

So much for a "public" hearing, it's the new "Board" reading. Glad to have you there KF, it's good to see some local media broadcasting the self-puffery of tin tyrants.

Anonymous said...

@ January 10, 2019 at 3:29 PM

"I lived in the suburbs of Seattle and also New Haven CT for a combined 15 years. Same shit, different accent. None of this is exclusive to Mississippi. You see the exact same pissant power trips in New England. Get off your high horse."

Nice try, I am not from Mississippi so I can chime with an outsider's perspective as well. I can say with certainty, this place is 50th and STAYS in that spot for a reason. From the politics to the regressive mindset, complacency, and futility. It's bad in other places, but it is out of control here.







Anonymous said...

3:11 pm You are not the first male in history to corrupt ancient religious texts by ignoring context in favor for you own self interest. ISIS and the Tailban are doing the same.


You, like the ISIS and the Taliban, ignore the how ignorance and superstition influenced beliefs and the writings in 58-65 AD.

You ignore context and contradictory passages and only suggest literal interpretation when it suits you just like they do as well.

If you have to oppress someone else or be dishonest to gain power or success or love and sex, you really are a sorry excuse for a human.


I feel sorry for you and all those like you . With earned respect and success comes love, self-confidence , peace of mind and willing partners in life's journey.




Anonymous said...

@10:32 AM

Not all men are equal, either intellectually or physically. Athletics provide numerous examples to prove that fact. The logical fallacy that human beings are somehow equal is the first seeds of leftist mental disease.

You remind me of the common sight of a hysterical adult woman in tears because she has lost control of her emotions. The inability to control emotions is a trait of lesser men but it is nearly unanimously common in every woman and child. That is a fact. If you think a fact is oppressing someone then you are mentally ill.

The Overton window may have moved further to the left since the scriptures where written, but the truth of the Word or God never changes.

Anonymous said...

He is a Botox practitioner. Look at his web page. He is an asshole. Look at the video. Conclusion? He should be removed.

Anonymous said...

10:32AM
The leftist idea that we are all equal when in reality no 2 people can truly be equal only serves to promote a government that panders for votes and promises to level the playing field. And since it is nearly impossible to level the playing field up, the results are typically that the bar gets set lower.

Fast forward to today. Now the leftists claim people will suffer because the government doesn't have the budget to provide the handouts that are used to bribe a voter base. How can you both claim equality for all and also admit that people are going to starve u less they are provided for.
Leftists seem to be mentally ill or somehow immune to Cognitive Dissonance

Anonymous said...

12:27PM
Leftists cope with cognitive dissonance by retreating into childish fantasy worlds. That is why you commonly see protestors comparing real life people and events to Harry Potter. It's a Peter Pan situation where 30-40 year olds don't know how to reason like adults. The real world is too hard so they never want to leave Never Never Land.

Anonymous said...

@12:06

As a professional woman, I have no words or tears for your ignorance.

Anonymous said...

He shuts her down for asking that a regulation that protects children be enforced! The regulation is on the books but he is refusing to enforce it. The question is WHY. And why does he shut her down when she dares to ask?

Anonymous said...

a person with legal standing should consider filing a complaint for injunction in the Chancery Court of Hinds County to order the Board to abide by the Open Meetings Act and its rules regarding public comment

Anonymous said...

@ 3:55 PM

You might want to read the Open Meetings Act before hauling off and spending the money to file a complaint in Hinds Chancery. You'll find nothing in the Act that requires a board to allow for public comment or ask questions.

You can take that up with your local Legislator.

Anonymous said...

SammyLeigh said:

If you can’t attach a name to your ugly comments, keep your mouth closed. Childish, oh and by the way, that’s online bullying.

Anonymous said...

Another fine example of “hit-piece” clickbait journalism. This video was a planned “gotcha” moment between the Doctor and the “reporter”. The Doctor had briefed her position to the board several times during the months preceding this meeting. The board has numerous issues to deal with and limited time to discuss all of the matters at hand. The Doctor simply wanted to force her agenda at the expense of other important topics. Why? Follow the money. Rather than post idle threats toward Dr Conway, why not attempt to reach out to him for a brief discussion? He runs a successful practice on the coast and undoubtedly will make time for his constiuants that make reasonable cohearant inquiries.

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