Well, it’s finally here! Dianny’s Ten Most Tiresome People of 2019.
This is an annual tradition of mine that dates back to 2013 when I was a contributor to the All the Right Snark website. And it was so much fun writing my Ten Most Tiresome People lists, I kept up the tradition here at PatriotRetort.com.
While everyone else gives you the list of “most influential” or “most noteworthy,” I personally prefer pointing out those folks who either exhausted us with their sanctimonious scolding, or who just don’t know when to go away.
The tiresome people are the ones who, when you see their face on TV or their picture at a website or on a magazine, your first thought is, “Good grief, enough with this person already!”
It seems like every year it gets harder and harder to narrow down my list to ten. There’s a heck of a lot of tiresome people out there. Have you noticed?
But I do my best.
I’m sure a lot of you will get through this year’s list and think, “Hey, you forgot __________________!”
But it isn’t that I necessarily forgot; it’s just that I stick with only ten. No need to tire you out even more by increasing the number to fifteen or twenty. Though, I easily could.
Also, many of the folks you might think should be here – like Adam Schiff or Nancy Pelosi or Jerry Nadler — aren’t tiresome people so much as they’re idiots or assholes. And since this is the Ten Most Tiresome People of 2019 and not the Ten Most Idiotic Assholes of 2019, they didn’t makes the list.
Though, now that I write that, maybe I should start doing a second list of the Idiotic Assholes.
Any old how.
Without further ado, here are Dianny’s Ten Most Tiresome People of 2019.
10. Katie Hill
I never heard of former Congresswoman Katie Hill until late October. And despite her being a nobody for nearly ten months of 2019, Katie managed to cram in so much tiresome in those last two months, she squeaked in at number ten.
That’s what happens when you fully deploy the “Play the Victim for Fame and Notoriety” game with such great success.
Katie fell on our radar when compromising photos of her were released at RedState.com and then at the UK Daily Mail.
Thanks to Katie, Americans learned a new word: throuple.
Great. I went fifty-six years without the word “throuple.” And I could easily go another fifty-six without ever hearing it ever again.
My one regret in life is I cannot unsee the compromising photos of Katie Hill.
But it was Katie’s habit of sleeping with her subordinates that put an end to her short-lived Congressional career.
Not that Katie takes responsibility for breaking House rules.
No. She instantly played the Victim – claiming “revenge porn” is what drove her out of Congress.
Actually, it wasn’t revenge porn behind the wheel.
It was Nancy Pelosi.
Nance urged the clothing-optional Freshman Democrat to hit the bricks rather than face the negative press of a damning House Ethics investigation.
Lucky for Katie though, the news media was more than happy to play along and write editorial after editorial about how “revenge porn” destroyed a promising young Democrat.
And with their help, Katie rebranded herself a plucky little Victim – determined to fight injustice and stuff one CNN appearance at a time.
Katie became the new IT Girl for Hollywood and the ResistanceLOL.
She retroactively glommed on to “the Squad” as if she was one of them all along. Even though nobody heard of her until we were subjected to the photo of a naked Katie brushing her campaign staffer’s hair.
But if Katie Hill was a member of the Squad, she was their Pete Best.
During her final floor speech before she shuffled off to the Green Room at CNN, Katie blamed “misogyny,” and a “double standard” – rather than violating House Ethics rules – as the reason she was being “forced” to resign.
As I said at the time, Katie has more excuses than Hillary Clinton.
Her attempt to refashion herself some kind of Feminist Hero is particularly tiresome. Especially when you consider that she singlehandedly set back the Feminist #MeToo movement by trying to cast herself (the perpetrator) as the Victim.
And is anyone surprised that this tiresome phony victim has found a cycle sister in Alyssa Milano? They’re two peas in a pod. Where Alyssa used the Pussy Hat/Anti-Kavanaugh crowd, Katie is using her forced resignation at the hands of Nancy Pelosi to transform herself into an Anti-Trump Twitterlebrity. As if it’s President Trump’s fault she couldn’t keep her hands off her staffers.
We haven’t heard the last of Katie Hill. Mostly because she won’t shut the hell up. Not to mention she has become CNN’s go-to guest whenever they want someone to lecture us on “accountability and integrity.”
Fortunately for Katie, the ResistanceLOL — both inside and outside of the media — are suckers. They will happily buy the BS she’s selling.
The rest of us, on the other hand, were tired of her the instant we clicked the damn link and had those nasty photos burned into our memories.
9. Robert Francis O’Rourke
Remember back in March when failed Senate candidate Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke announced he was running for President?
Oh, but the media gushed with joy!!!
He was the IT Girl of 2020. Hell, he even got a Vanity Fair cover story complete with photos by Annie Leibovitz.
He was born for this, don’t you know.
Immediately his fledgling campaign was flooded with donations. Reporters followed him around like he was a Jonas Brother. They had their new Obama!!!
Only, people got tired of him pretty damn fast.
Turns out there really was no substance to this arm-flailing doofus.
And all the gushing praise from a thoroughly distrusted news media couldn’t move the needle.
By July, the tiresome countertop campaigner was losing steam.
Then fate stepped in and gave Beto a chance to reclaim his position as a top tier candidate.
Like manna from heaven, a mass shooting at a Walmart in his hometown of El Paso gave Beto the boost he was looking for.
And he wasted no time reframing his 2020 campaign around gun control.
Sure, he was exploiting the deaths of his neighbors to advance his political career.
Yes, it was ghoulish and awful.
But Beto was on a mission.
With Gun Control Ken (AKA Eric Swalwell) out of the race, Beto decided to step into the void and adopt the same anti-2nd Amendment rhetoric that worked so poorly for Swalwell.
Bolstered by his dead and wounded neighbors, Beto found the perfect slogan: “Hell, yes, we’re gonna take your AR-15s!”
Which sounded much better in the original German.
But it was too late to regain his footing. That’s what happens when you’re standing on the bodies of the dead.
By November first, Robert Francis O’Rourke packed up his sweaty blue shirts and his fascistic rhetoric and went home. All that Beto sizzle sputtered out like a wet fart.
The former IT Girl of the Democrat Party has been reduced to an unshaven, wine-swilling girl-sitter whose own dog is tired of him.
8. Stacey Abrams
Did you ever think it was possible that someone could be a bigger sore loser than Hillary Clinton?
Yet Stacey Abrams, the Georgia Democrat who lost to Republican Brian Kemp in 2018 certainly is giving Hillary a run for her money.
Fact is, Stacey to this day believes she actually won the Governor’s race.
And because Democrats and the media tend to reward those who quickly cast themselves in the role of victim (see Katie Hill), loser Stacey became an overnight sensation for being a whining loser.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer invited the loser to give the Democrats’ SOTU Response Speech in February.
And in March, Abrams was actually toying with the idea of running for President in 2020.
Who the hell knows?!
Even the 2020 Democrat hopefuls made the pilgrimage to kiss the ring of the woman I called the Female Al Sharpton.
All of them went on record declaring that Stacey Abrams would be governor today but for “voter fraud.” Or, in the case of failed 2020 hopeful Seth Moulton, “if the country wasn’t racist.”
Right now, our democracy is broken. How do I know? Because Brian Kemp is sitting in @StaceyAbrams’ chair. And we are all grateful to Stacey for what she’s doing to make sure that never happens again in this country.— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 22, 2019
Out here in the real world, we normal people are puzzled by the wholesale sucking up to a loser like Stacey Abrams.
She lost by over fifty thousand votes; it’s not like it was a squeaker. And despite this, the Democrats and the media keep kissing her ass.
You’d think Democrats would put safe distance between themselves and this sore loser. But they won’t.
And for normal folks like you and me, their prostrating themselves to a woman who refuses to accept defeat is confusing to say the least.
Abrams is still being floated as a possible running mate for whomever wins the Democrat nomination.
Just last month putative frontrunner Joe Biden suggested she is on his shortlist. Though, in typical Biden fashion, he couldn’t remember her name – describing her as “The leader of the, uh, the woman who should’ve been the governor of Georgia, the African American woman.”
Talk about a ringing endorsement! Though, it could’ve been worse. Biden could’ve called her “Look, fat.”
7. Mitt Romney
Before he was even sworn in, Mitt Romney began his tenure as Utah’s Freshman Senator by writing a scathing anti-Trump op-ed for the Washington Post.
Because nothing says “severe conservative” quite like writing an op-ed for the Washington Post.
Mitt Romney is the Jeff Flake of John McCains.
I’m not surprised Romney’s tiresome “well-I-nevering” started as soon as he got elected to the Senate. Though, it was surprising that he didn’t even wait until he was sworn in to get underway.
Yes, he is a Flake. Or at the very least, Flake is a fan.
Which is why, in response to Romney’s ill-timed huffy op-ed, I pointed out:
I’m sure even as I write this, Jeff Flake has locked himself in his bathroom with his pants around his ankles and a copy of Romney’s column clutched in his sweaty free hand.
Mitt isn’t a team player. He’s on a team of one: Team Mitt.
And Mitt wants nothing more than to ingratiate himself with the biased, anti-Trump news media. And this op-ed did just that.
Which is why when, back in October, we learned that Principled Mitt had a secret Twitter account with the nom-de-twitter “Pierre Delecto,” we laughed ourselves silly. He wasn’t Mr. Principles; he was just a foolish troll from Utah.
Romney decided to set up this alter ego so he could anonymously defend himself on social media while retweeting all the people who defend him by attacking his critics.
The man of integrity — that stalwart defender of principles who stands up and faces down his adversaries – is really just an anonymous Twitter troll.
I’m thinking his actual alter ego is Mitt Romney — the guy who just pretends to be so strong, principled and tough.
Pierre Delecto is the true face of the Troll from Utah.
By way of Massachusetts.
There are so few stories that make me laugh until I snort.
But this was one of them.
Of course once the Pierre Delecto persona was revealed and folks started combing through his timeline, brave fighter and tough stander-on-principles Mitt Romney set the account private so nobody but his followers can see his tweets.
The only way Romney could’ve destroyed his reputation even more is if someone published pictures of him sitting naked while brushing a staffer’s hair.
The Romney/McCain/Flake brand of Republican is about as fresh and vibrant as the Whigs.
We’re tired of them.
We’re tired of the principled losers who suck up to the Left and care more about airtime on Meet the Press than preserving our Republic.
Romney is what Will Chamberlain refers to as a “Peacetime Conservative.” But we’re not in a time of peace. We’re in a time of war. And our enemy doesn’t just want to win elections; they want to destroy us completely — not to mention the country as a whole.
Meanwhile while wartime conservatives beat back the rising Leftist hordes, Senator Romney is fighting for Climate Change legislation and banning vaping.
He’s not only tiresome, he also pretty damn useless in this fight against the Left.
As Will Chamberlain often says on Twitter, “Name a more useless politician than Mitt Romney.”
The truth is, when it comes to Republicans in Congress, there isn’t one more useless – or tiresome – than Pierre Delecto.
6. Brian Stelter
This summer, I referred to Brian Stelter as “The Gladys Kravitz of cable news.” But instead of spying on Samantha and Darren, CNN’s Gladys Kravitz obsesses over all the happenings at Fox News.
What a pathetic existence Brian Stelter leads.
When your entire raison d’être is to anger-watch Fox News then rage-tweeting over everything you see there, your life is very, very small.
And when he’s not obsessing over Hannity or harrumphing over Fox & Friends, Brian is busily covering for the countless failings of his ideologically-aligned media pals.
Which is why Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) refers to Brian Stelter as the media’s janitor.
To add spice to his bland, useless existent, Brian also obsesses over President Trump’s tweets.
Brian can squeeze hours of airtime out of Trump’s tweeting. He dissects each tweet like it’s a Zapruder film.
I mean for Pete’s sake, Brian did an entire segment on all the typos President Trump has made on Twitter. Because apparently that’s the job of CNN’s “chief media correspondent.”
But the Project Veritas video of ABC News reporter Amy Robach complaining about ABC spiking her Jeffrey Epstein story three years ago? Brian, media janitor that he is, simply ignored it. Even after ABC News got CBS News to fire someone they claimed was Project Veritas’ source (she wasn’t), Brian wouldn’t touch the story with ten-foot pole.
Some “Chief Media Correspondent.”
As I said at the time:
Some remarked that Stelter’s ignoring this scandal completely destroyed his credibility. But let’s be honest Brian Stelter has no credibility to destroy.
Though it did confirm that when it comes to reporting on the media, CNN’s Chief Media Correspondent is utterly irrelevant.
It isn’t like we don’t know about the Project Veritas report or the subsequent targeting and firing of the wrong damn person by CBS News.
Clearly we don’t need Brian Stelter reporting on this at all.
CNN’s Chief Media Correspondent has no relevance in the American news media.
Do you really think there is a single news personality or outlet that waits with bated breath to see if Brian Stelter takes them on in his daily newsletter?
Do you think anyone in the industry wakes up on Sunday morning and says to himself, “Dear God. I sure hope Brian Stelter doesn’t criticize me on his show today. That would ruin me for sure!”
Nobody cares. Because Brian Stelter is irrelevant.
Something tells me we normal folks out here in the real world aren’t the only ones who think Zucker’s mini-me is a clown. I’m guessing people in the media industry pretty much do as well.
In other words, Brian Stelter is tiresome.
5. Kamala Harris
Of all the 2020 Democrat candidates, the one who has always rubbed me the wrong way is Kamala Harris – the freshman Senator from California whose only reason for getting elected to the Senate was to position herself for a 2020 White House run.
What made her failed presidential bid so tiresome was how contrived it was.
Kamala was a poll-tested, overly-handled phony. And her phoniness was so transparent, even Democrat voters weren’t buying it.
Hell, even black voters didn’t buy her “I’m black like you” pandering.
Whenever Kamala got caught in a lie, or had one of her outlandish claims challenged, she became a deer in the headlights – stammering and back-peddling furiously.
Usually within 24 hours of making a grand pronouncement, Kamala would quickly “clarify” her positions. And by “clarify,” I mean, say the complete opposite while pretending that we misunderstood.
She did it all the time.
When she instantly hopped on board Bernie Sanders’ insane “let murderers and terrorists vote from prison” idea, the very next day, Kamala “clarified” by saying no they shouldn’t.
It was stuff like this that prompted me to call her Kamala Hamlet – the indecisive candidate who can’t make up her mind.
The biggest flip-flop, of course, was after Kamala’s pre-planned takedown of Joe Biden over busing.
At the first debate, she advocated for federal busing for integration while attacking Biden for opposing it.
This pre-planned attack, followed up immediately with the release of a campaign T-shirt, was the moment when Kamala skyrocketed in the polls.
But just days later, while campaigning in Iowa, Kamala walked it all back.
Which prompted my re-do of Kamala’s infamous “That Little Girl Was Me” T-shirt:
Her constant flip-flops and “clarifications” were so bad, even Democrat voters grew tired of her.
And all it took was Tulsi Gabbard tearing her apart at the next debate for Kamala’s so-called “top tier” status to crumble.
A month after Tulsi’s takedown, Kamala plummeted in the polls. And she never recovered.
And in her desperation to regain her footing, Kamala decided the perfect issue to flog was getting President Trump banned from Twitter.
From top tier candidate to Brian Stelter clone in three months.
It didn’t help that Kamala was saddled with a supremely stupid campaign team.
I mean, come on.
It didn’t take long for Kamala’s glossy, flashy, well-funded campaign to devolve into a low-tier mess complete with bedsheet backdrops, bad lighting, and awful sound equipment.
In less than a year, the female Obama was reduced to an inconsequential footnote in presidential campaign history.
Voters pretty much figured out what I knew all along. There is no substance to Kamala Harris. She’s an empty barrel. Nothing more.
4. Pete Buttigieg
Pete Buttigieg inexplicably entered the 2020 race despite the fact that his only claim to fame is being mayor of the high crime city of South Bend, Indiana.
Let’s be honest here. But for the fact that he is a gay man who married some nerdy looking guy, his campaign wouldn’t be getting any attention at all. He’d have disappeared from our radar as quickly as Seth Moulton or Mike Gravel.
But the thing that makes Pete Buttigieg unbelievably tiresome is his sanctimony.
Apparently Pastor Pete believes he is the only True Christian in America.
And his insufferable preaching began early.
Back in April, Pastor Pete lectured Christians who voted for Donald Trump saying “the hypocrisy is unbelievable.”
You see, the Gospel according to Pete Buttigieg is all about the foot-washing. And Trump is no foot-washer!
Yes, that clears it right up, doesn’t it?
Buttigieg’s insufferable, holier-than-thou preaching rears its head with exhausting regularity.
Whether it’s decrying opposition to the minimum wage or lecturing us about Climate Change, Pastor Pete always manages to find some Bible verse that he can twist to promote his radical agenda while smearing every other Christian as a hypocrite.
Apparently True Christians would fall in lock-step with every political issue Pastor Pete espouses.
And if you don’t? Why, he’ll be just so deeply disappointed in you – you big, fat hypocrites!
Could you imagine four years of listening to this insufferable guy preach at us from the Oval Office?
Good grief. Pete Buttigieg’s brand of scolding superiority would make even Barack Obama look like an easy-going, “live and let live” kinda guy by comparison.
3. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Last year, the bug-eyed bartender from New York hit number 5 in Dianny’s Ten Most Tiresome People list. And that was before she ever stepped foot into the House of Representatives.
Now that she’s a sitting member of Congress, the only accomplishment AOC has achieved is moving up to the number three spot.
I grew bored with her by summer. In fact, since the end of summer, I’ve only written about her three times. And the last time I did a Photoshop image of her was in October.
Specifically, this one:
And if you’re not even worth the trouble to Photoshop, that’s a sure-fire sign I’ve grown tired of you.
Her shtick got old fast.
Part of the problem is overexposure. The incessant media fawning, the conservative media mockery – all of it gave AOC an outsized view of her importance.
Overexposure is always a killer.
Like Clara Pellar and the “Where’s the Beef?!” ad campaign from Wendy’s. Sure, it was funny and entertaining. So much so everybody was talking about it and using the phrase. But after a while the overexposure killed it for everyone.
It’s no wonder the only people who still find AOC fascinating are Bernie fans.
Alexandria wore out her welcome. Now, even her histrionic tweets aren’t getting the wall-to-wall coverage they once did.
From IT Girl to afterthought in a year. Sad that.
And while I enjoyed photoshopping her (and how could I not? She’s a walking meme), I’m not sorry to see her fade into the woodwork.
2. Elizabeth Warren
Is there anything more exhausting than being lectured and scolded by the “irritating middle school librarian” with the “voice of a dying turkey?” [Thanks to Kurt Schlichter and Jesse Kelly for those vivid descriptions.]
Elizabeth Warren is such a tiresome, inauthentic scold, she actually makes Hillary Clinton look warm and engaging by comparison.
On New Year’s Eve 2018, Liz kicked off her pending Presidential run with a desperate attempt to appeal to Millennials by filming herself cracking open a cold beer on Instagram. It was the single most painfully awkward thing since Liz’s painfully-awkward DNA test.
And, as it turns out, it was just the first of many painfully awkward moments for the Warren 2020 campaign.
In February 2019, Liz made it official. But to this day, the poor old gal just can’t figure out who she’s going to be.
Her campaign persona vacillates between being the Female Bernie Sanders and the aging, yet just as hip and cool, AOC. I guess when you really have no authentic personality of your own, the best you can hope for is coopting someone else’s.
Which makes sense since coopting from others is also Liz Warren’s economic plan.
She can’t make up her mind on who she is.
Liz can’t make up her mind.
And as a result, Elizabeth Warren comes off as the most inauthentic candidate in the history of Presidential elections.
Everything she does is awkward, clunky and painful to watch.
And no amount of media effort can turn this shrill, strident scold into a soft-focus celebrity.
Which is why everything Liz does makes me cringe.
She’s a phony.
And no matter how many times she gets caught lying about her own life story, she just won’t stop lying.
She lied about being a Cherokee.
Then she lied about getting fired for being “visibly pregnant.”
Then she lied about sending her kids to public school.
This isn’t just run-of-the-mill pandering.
It’s something entirely different.
It’s as if Liz is so busy trying to be all things to all people, that she’s completely lost track of who she really is.
And if this schizophrenic, identity-challenged candidate with a gaping authenticity deficit ends up being 2020 nominee?
Hoo boy. The Democrats are going to be so screwed.
1. Greta Thunberg
The only thing worse than being lectured by a cul-de-sac busybody like Liz Warren is being lectured by a teenager.
It’s probably not a shock that Greta Thunberg rated as the number one most tiresome person of 2019. I mean, she also was Time’s Person of the Year.
Fact is, Greta is being used. The claptrap and propaganda she’s been fed have so skewed this kid that she actually believes that we are just years away from being burnt to a crisp by the weather.
But that doesn’t make her any less tiresome.
Like the Parkland Kids, Greta’s celebrity has gone to her head.
Let’s be honest. The kid has got a savior complex as big as all outdoors.
But are you surprised?
What other obscure, school-skipping Euro-teen gets to hang out with Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio and Arnold Schwarzenegger?
Or gets to address the United Nations?
Greta’s appeared on more magazine covers than anybody except possibly Michelle Obama.
What teenage girl wouldn’t soak up that kind of attention and adoration?
But couple that instant celebrity with a steady diet of Dystopian Gloom and Doom, and this is what you get.
Oh, blow it out your pie hole, you insufferable little scold.
The fact that this kid thinks every human being in the world should bend to her demands shows a level of hubris unmatched in the history of the universe.
Greta Thunberg is what you get if Veruca Salt got bit by a radioactive spider.
And, see, we’re not allowed to criticize or question her. We’re not allowed to point out that the snake oil she’s selling is nothing more than refashioned Marxism with an environmental sheen.
And if we do, the monsters who shove this kid with Asperger’s into the spotlight respond with “How dare you attack a child with Asperger’s! You monster!”
Yes, how dare we attack the child these cretins are using as a human shield to prevent us from criticizing the Climate Cult.
Which is exactly why they shove this tiresome little scold in our faces to begin with.
Using Greta Thunberg as a human shield has only resulted in my giving even less of a crap about “Climate Change.”
That’s what these idiots don’t understand.
Americans are independent – fiercely so. And we do not respond well to being lectured, hectored and “how dare you’d” by anyone. Least of all a petulant, misguided child.
But they won’t stop shoving Greta down our throats. And I’m thinking in 2020 just like in 2019, we’re going to be hearing a lot more lectures from this tiresome little gremlin.
Whelp. There you have it!
This year’s Ten Most Tiresome People of 2019.
As I said earlier, there were so many possible people to choose from, it was not easy winnowing the list down to ten. So I hope you’re not too disappointed if someone you find especially tiresome didn’t make the cut. Trust me, just because some also-rans didn’t make this list doesn’t make them any less tiresome.
And if you’re interested in my previous Ten Most Tiresome People lists, here are the links:
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