Tiresome (adj): Causing fatigue or boredom. Exhausting the patience or attention; wearisome; tedious.
If there’s one word to define 2020, it’s “tiresome.” Let’s face it, this garbage year pretty much exhausted our patience by March. And this is due in large part to a hell of a lot of tiresome people.
Every year when I put together Dianny’s Ten Most Tiresome People list, I have a tough time winnowing it down to ten. But for 2020, it took me weeks to do the winnowing. I started putting together the Ten Most Tiresome People of 2020 back in November. And trust me, all ten earned their place on the list.
But for the fact that I limit it to ten, I could easily find another twenty who earned a position here as well.
I’m sure you’ll go through the ten and think to yourself “But what about ….?!” then proceed to name some real assholes and losers. But this isn’t the Ten Biggest Assholes and Losers list. I always stick with the most tiresome — those who overstayed their welcome and exhausted our patience. And while the Venn diagram of “Assholes/Losers” and “Tiresome” may intersect, not all assholes and losers are tiresome.
I give you this caveat every year. But it never seems to stop the “But what about….?!” replies in the comments section.
That’s enough by way of introduction. Here are Dianny’s Ten Most Tiresome People of 2020.
10. Mrs. Jill Biden
Never in the history of the nation has a wife of a Presidential candidate been so transparently hungry for the job of First Lady.
How else do you explain Jill’s willingness to force that senile old booby she married into running for President despite the fact that his brain is turning to soup? It is flat-out elder abuse, and Jill didn’t care. She could almost taste the praise and adoration that comes with being a Democrat First Lady.
Back in September, I asked “Is Jill Biden the one running for President?”
The Biden family once enjoyed the fabulous perks that come with having Joe in a position of power. Then Joe decided not to run in 2016 and all the perks dried up.
I think the Biden who really, really, really wants to get back into the White House isn’t Joe; it’s Jill.
She wants those airbrushed magazine cover shots, fawning articles about her style and fashion, and sycophantic, gushing interviews with Ellen, Gayle King, Oprah and the harpies on the View.
And, hey, if dragging old demented Joe over the finish line puts more cash in her son Hunter’s pockets? Well, even better.
Jill Biden is obsessed with her own importance, that much is certain. Why else would someone with a doctorate in education insist on always being referred to as DOCTOR Jill Biden?
I’ve known quite a number people with doctoral degrees in various fields. And the only time any of them are referred to as “Doctor” is when they’re teaching at a university.
Jill is pushing a man who doesn’t have the mental faculties or stamina to campaign for President, let alone become President. It can only be for self-serving reasons.
She’s the Lady Macbeth of the Biden family.
Sorry. DOCTOR Lady Macbeth.
What makes Jill all the more tiresome is the way the media already got a jump on fawning all over her.
Jill knows the game. She knows the media will act as her personal PR firm – giving her loving strokes while attacking anyone who points out that she’s a desperate little climber with delusions of grandeur.
When Wall Street Journal columnist James Taranto penned that scathing editorial chiding the vainglorious Jill over her obsessive use of the honorific “Doctor,” Mrs. Biden knew the media would go all-hands-on-deck to defend her.
So naturally, Jill played the victim – telling late night host Stephen Colbert “It was really the tone of it … He called me ‘kiddo.’ One of the things that I’m most proud of is my doctorate. I mean, I worked so hard for it.”
If that insipid dissertation is an example of Jill working so hard, that’s just downright sad. I mean how hard do you have to work when you’re attending a university beholden to your Senator husband that’s bound to rubber-stamp your dissertation no matter what kind of garbage you put to paper?
Jill isn’t even First Lady yet and already I’m so tired of her I could scream.
Imagine how exhausted we’re going to be of this woman a year from now.
9. Michelle Obama
Speaking of tiresome First Ladies.
After failing to make the ten most tiresome people list last year for the first time since I began it, Michelle Obama is back on the list.
I blame it entirely on whoever thought it was a good idea to give her a podcast in 2020.
For nearly two years I didn’t write about this wretched woman. Then Michelle was given a podcast from which to bitch and moan. And here we are all over again.
Because if there’s one thing that is exhausting beyond the telling, it’s Michelle “Multi-Millionaire” Obama whining about what a hard-knock life she has.
While Americans were losing their jobs, their businesses, their savings and their freedom because of the COVID response, Michelle decided it was a great time to whine to her podcast listeners about her “low-grade depression.”
“I’m dealing with some form of low-grade depression,” said the über-wealthy woman who, when she lost her job as First Lady inked an 8-figure book deal. “Not just because of the quarantine, but because of the racial strife and just seeing this administration. Watching the hypocrisy of it day in and day out is dispiriting.”
Well, if anyone knows about hypocrisy, it’s Michelle Obama.
I wonder if Me-Me-Me Michelle does her podcast from her palatial estate on Martha’s Vineyard or her mansion in DC? Does anybody know?
Her famous lack of self-awareness hasn’t dissipated since leaving the White House either.
How many violent riots happened over the course of Obama’s tenure? We had Ferguson, Trayvon Martin, Minneapolis (the first time), Baltimore, Charlotte, Dallas where five law enforcement officers were assassinated – that was a whole hell of a lot of racial strife happening on Obama’s watch.
Funny how Michelle doesn’t remember any of that.
Do you think she suffered “low-grade depression” when all those riots were going on?
She probably couldn’t pull her thoughts away from herself long enough to even care.
And, when she wasn’t using her podcast to tell us all about how depressed she is, Michelle used the whiny pulpit of her podcast to tell us how oppressed she is. Just as she did as First Lady, Michelle uses her podcast to recount her harrowing moments in systemic racism – like when some white woman didn’t recognize her at an ice cream stand.
See, apparently one time when Michelle was taking her daughters out for ice cream after a soccer game, she instructed the Secret Service to hang back so she could go about among the rags and tatters unnoticed.
And guess what?
She went unnoticed.
Rather than celebrate how her clever ruse worked, Michelle assigned to the people who didn’t notice her the nefarious motive of racism.
“There was a line, and… when I’m just a black woman, I notice that white people don’t even see me. They’re not even looking at me.”
Only Michelle would do this.
“Hey, I know! I’ll get the Secret Service to hang back so I can be just one of the folks and not call attention to myself. Hey! How dare these people not notice who I am?! It must be because I’m black!”
But Michelle wasn’t done bitching.
“So I’m standing there with two little black girls, another black female adult, they’re in soccer uniforms,” how that detail matters, I will never know. “And a white woman cuts right in front of us to order. Like, she didn’t even see us.”
According to Michelle, the only obvious explanation is racism.
Clearly Michelle isn’t used to standing in a line. Nobody notices anyone. Nobody looks at anyone.
If I had a dollar for every time some idiot cut in front of me at the bank, the store, or the post office, I wouldn’t have to ask you guys to donate to Patriot Retort.
A pox upon whomever handed her a microphone.
At this point, I don’t think we’ll ever be rid of Michelle Obama. No matter how much distance we put between ourselves and the Obama years, we will never see the back of her.
Then again, that might change when old Joe and his wife get into the White House.
After dragging her hapless, senile husband over the finish line so she can preen as First Lady, do you think DOCTOR Jill will put up with Michelle out there stealing her thunder?
I’m thinking no.
8. Kamala Harris
Old resume-packing Kamala Harris made her debut in Dianny’s Ten Most Tiresome People list back in 2017. And she hasn’t gotten any less tiresome in the intervening years.
The fact is, Kamala Harris is such an incredible lightweight, it’s impossible not to find her tiresome. For all her moralizing, for all her faux serious lectures, she really is in way over her head.
As I said after her debate against Mike Pence, Kamala has the foreign policy chops of a Miss America contestant.
If Kamala Harris doesn’t have the ability to hold her own in a controlled setting with a very supportive and biased moderator, how the hell would she fare meeting one-on-one with world leaders – especially those who might not like us too much?
Could you imagine Kamala meeting with Vladimir Putin and saying in her faux earnest voice, “It’s all about relationships.”
Good grief, he’d steal her lunch money and hang her from a flagpole by her underwear.
Both America’s enemies and our allies would walk all over this vapid lightweight without breaking a sweat.
Make no mistake, if Trump loses in November, Kamala Harris will be President before Biden’s first term is out.
I suspect Grandpa wouldn’t make it through his first 100 days.
And if Kamala’s showing at last night’s debate is any indication, America would be stuck with a President and Commander-in-Chief with the intellectual depth of an Inspiration-a-Day calendar and the international gravitas of a vapid beauty contestant.
And try as we might, we won’t be able to get away from her.
Trust me on that. The media won’t let us. Not that they’ll be asking her hard-hitting questions. Not at all. Instead, we’ll be served a heaping helping of ass-kissing trash like this:
If you thought Kamala was tiresome now, just wait until she’s Vice President — or President if (and when) she gets her way.
7. Joe Biden
I debated on whether or not to include Joe Biden in my list of 2020’s most tiresome people. Truth is, Joe is such an empty vessel, it’s hard to blame the old booby for how exhausting he is.
It isn’t so much Joe himself that’s tiresome as it is the puppet masters pulling his strings.
The sanctimonious tweets, the insufferable lectures – none of these things spring up independently from the fetid brain of the senile old coot.
Joe Biden is a simulation programmed and controlled by others.
When Joe shakes the tight leash they have him on and speaks on his own, he isn’t so much tiresome as he is wildly off-putting, incomprehensible, and flat-out racist.
Why, just the other day in a zoom meeting with black leaders, Joe declared the country was doomed because it wouldn’t remain majority white.
It’s doomed “not just because of African Americans.” Hello! I’m sure that went over great.
“And you guys are gonna have to start working more with the Spanics.” At least he didn’t refer to them as “you people.”
Yes, Simulation Joe is tiresome.
But Joe Unchained is a stumbling delight.
It’s like that old Art Linkletter series “Kids Say the Darnedest Things.” You never know what’s going to come out of his mouth.
Fact is, the only people who truly find Joe Biden tiresome at this point are the Democrats who cannot wait to invoke the 25th Amendment, stick him back in his basement, and put Kamala in his place.
6. COVID Karens
Nothing has shaped this year’s Ten Most Tiresome People list more than the panic porn that sprang up over the Wuhan Pandemic.
2020 became the Year of the Karens without a doubt.
And while #6 is not one individual, the COVID Karens – insufferable scolds that they are — definitely earned a place on this year’s list.
Within no time, the army of COVID Karens became America’s volunteer mask monitors – naming and shaming anyone who failed to comply with the edicts ordered from on high.
They’d pull out their cell phones and snap pictures of the scofflaws for the crime of walking while unmasked.
They’d call the police on neighbors enjoying a barbecue in their own backyard.
Urged on by their mayors or local police to report anyone failing to follow the dictates imposed to “slow the spread,” the COVID Karens happily enlisted in your friendly neighborhood Stasi.
The Mask became the accessory of choice for these insufferable scolds.
After reusable grocery bags were deemed germ-infested canvas petri dishes, the insufferable scolds among us, desperate to signal their virtue, have turned to masks as their accessory of choice.
It isn’t about protecting others from their germs; that’s incidental. What matters to them is masks signal to the world just how moral and virtuous you are.
It’s why they make a big deal out of President Trump not wearing a mask — despite the fact that he has repeatedly tested negative for the Wuhan virus so a mask is pointless. To the masked scolds, whether it’s necessary is irrelevant. But it does give them one more reason to view Trump as immoral.
These insufferable scolds have created a cottage industry out of posting videos and pictures on social media of those who aren’t wearing masks. The more vicious among them directly confront non-mask-wearers in order to give them a piece of their mind.
By August, America was hit with a far more virulent pandemic as Busybody Syndrome infected the country from coast-to-coast.
The COVID Karens are the ones who gullibly bought “Cuomo Merch” — T-shirts, socks, and beer cozies featuring the ugly mug of New York’s Governor – while naming him the “Love Gov” without a hint of embarrassment.
For you recalcitrant mask scofflaws, these COVID Karens had nothing but anger and disdain. But for the governor who oversaw the mass death of seniors, they had nothing but swooning delight.
But the biggest COVID Karens among them all worked for the news media.
You could not get through a single day without some dingus Nosy Parker on CNN or MSNBC well-I-nevering over the “lack of masks” at some unapproved event or other (though never during the Black Lives Matter riots of the summer).
Remember the media’s meltdown when President Trump hopped in an SUV and drove out to greet the crowds outside of Walter Reed Hospital where he was recovering from his own bout of COVID? Good grief, they accused Trump of willfully murdering his Secret Service detail.
The whole nightmare has gotten so exhausting that, thankfully, people are pushing back against these COVID Karens. But I doubt they’ll ever go away — especially now that double-mask Biden plans to kick up the Wuhan Panic to Spinal Tap 11.
Far too many Americans lost all sense of reason over a virus with a 99% survival rate.
Far too many willingly surrendered their Liberty and embraced the Tyranny of the Karens.
5. Gretchen Whitmer
Speaking of tyrannical Karens.
The relatively unknown governor of Michigan used the Wuhan pandemic as a springboard to national fame – though not because of her deft and efficient handling of the crisis.
The female governor who has done incredibly well in dealing with the pandemic is Kristi Noem of South Dakota. But oddly enough Governor Noem isn’t a media darling the way Gretchen “Karen” Whitmer is.
Whitmer became embodiment of incompetent, reactionary, tyrannical overreach — with a dash Mommie Dearest thrown in for good measure.
Whitmer treated Michiganders like misbehaving children in need of a spanking – constantly lecturing and scolding them for not falling in line and obeying her capricious and ever-changing lockdown orders.
And like a mother grounding her kids, then threatening to extend the grounding longer, a month into Michigan’s stay-at-home order, Whitmer used the threat of extended lockdowns as a way to force Michiganders to behave.
Infantilizing American citizens is kind of a Democrat thing.
So Gretchen Whitmer’s transformation from a Glady Kravitz busybody to Governor Mommy is hardly a surprise.
Mommy Whitmer sees herself, not as the chief executive of state government, but as the responsible parent exercising tough love by keeping her recalcitrant children in line. And a good parent won’t hesitate to ground you if you don’t behave.
“You think this is bad? Well, try me! Go ahead. You’ll find out how serious I am when I extend your grounding for another month!”
And in what became a common trend among these lockdown happy tyrants, the orders she expected Michiganders to obey did not seem to apply to her family. After prohibiting travel to vacation homes, over Memorial Day weekend, Mommy’s husband traveled to their vacation home and used the “my wife’s the governor” ploy to get their boat in the water.
Caught in the hot seat, Whitmer claimed that her husband was just joking around:
See, he only went up to their vacation home to rake leaves.
Because apparently it’s October in Michigan.
But that’s it. That’s all he did. He just went up for a night or two to rake the leaves, then come right back home.
And, so, what exactly? After a busy day of raking leaves, he decided to have a joke on the boat dock people because he was bored? So even though he had no intention of getting his boat in the water because all he was doing was raking the leaves, he thought it would be a great laugh to call them up anyway and play the “My wife is the Governor” card?
Just how desperate is this guy to get his boat in the water for him to admit to someone he’s married to Gretchen Whitmer?
He must really love motorboating.
Crap. Now I have a mental image of Mr. Karen motorboating with his Governor wife, and I sincerely wish I hadn’t written that.
When that excuse didn’t work, Whitmer did what every Democrat politician does: she played the victim.
These lockdown orders aren’t her fault! It’s the fault of the virus!!! Why, she had to cancel her own daughter’s prom!!!!
But COVID-19 isn’t to blame for the economically disastrous lockdowns in Michigan. Gretchen Whitmer is (with a helpful assist from Dr. Fauci).
See, that’s what makes this harridan’s endless scolding so completely tiresome. She wants all the power, but none of the responsibility.
And because Democrats always reward failure, Governor Mommie Dearest was seriously vetted as a possible running mate for Joe Biden. She failed, of course – not because she lacks the ability to govern, but because she lacked the appropriate amount of melanin.
Whitmer’s silly, scatterbrained orders might not have done a thing to “flatten the curve,” but she did succeed in convincing me that no Democrat woman should ever lead the executive branch of any government ever again.
4. Lori Lightfoot
Speaking of bumbling female chief executives.
I confess the first time I saw a picture of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, I actually blurted out, “Jeeze. Would you look at her!”
The bug-eyes, the elongated forehead. I thought she looked like Gollum.
Lightfoot is such a bad mayor, Bill de Blasio must be feeling pretty good about himself right about now.
Like Gretchen Whitmer, Lightfoot embraced the role of COVID Tyrant with the enthusiasm of Joe Biden going after a pre-teen girl.
And like every other COVIDictator, Lightfoot believed that her lockdown orders didn’t apply to her.
Back in April, Lori violated her own citywide orders by visiting her hair salon to get a haircut (as if a weed-eater wouldn’t suffice):
According to the Chicago Tribune, Mayor Lightfoot defended her violating Illinois’ “stay at home” order saying, “I’m the public face of this city. I’m on national media and I’m out in the public eye.”
Plus! Her hair stylist wore a mask and gloves!!!
“I’m practicing what I’m preaching,” Lightfoot proclaimed.
Well, actually, no, you’re not, Lori.
If you were practicing what you’re preaching, you wouldn’t be going to a stylist for haircuts when the rest of your city cannot.
And what rot. “I’m the public face of this city.” In other words, haircuts for me, but not for thee.
Lightfoot went on to say, “I’m a person who, I take my personal hygiene very seriously. As I said, I felt like I needed to have a haircut.”
And what? The rest of the city are a bunch of filthy, unkempt slobs? Does Lori Lightfoot think she’s the only Chicagoan who takes personal hygiene seriously?
If only she took Illinois’ stay-at-home order as seriously as she takes her hair.
During the summer as Black Lives Matter riots raged throughout the city, Lightfoot kept Chicago police on a tight leash.
But for Lockdown scofflaws, Lori vowed to use the full force of the CPD to put a stop to neighborhood parties and barbecues.
“Now I’ve directed Superintendent Brown to order all police districts to give special attention to these parties. And this is how it’s going to be. We will shut you down. We will cite you. And if we need to, we will arrest you and we will take you to jail. Period.”
But wait! There’s more!
“There should be nothing unambiguous about that. Don’t make us treat you like a criminal. But if you act like a criminal, and you violate the law, and you refuse to do what is necessary to save lives in the city in the middle of a pandemic, we will take you to jail. Period.”
I wrote at the time:
“Don’t make us treat you like a criminal?” Is that supposed to be a threat? Because given the way criminals are treated in Chicago, I don’t think that’s particularly intimidating. Period.
When it comes to church services and neighborhood parties, Lori Lightfoot likes to crack the whip.
Yes sir. She’s coming for you, you wayward worshipers and brat-barbecuing baddies!
But if you decide to swarm Grant Park in order to tear down a statue of Christopher Columbus, Tough-Talking Lightfoot isn’t so tough. In fact, when it comes to the mobs attacking police and vandalizing statues, Lightfoot is a bit of a light touch. Period.
Lightfoot is definitely tiresome. But she is also incredibly dangerous. Under her not-so-watchful bug-eyes, Chicago shootings have skyrocketed. The woman really has no earthly idea how to lead.
But that didn’t matter to the media. Those idiots promoted this incompetent little gremlin – in part because she’s a black woman in a position of power, and in part because she hates Trump.
It certainly isn’t because she has a face made for TV.
Lori learned quickly that Trump-hatred is the easiest way to elevate her public profile.
In the Trump era, there are two roads elected “leaders” can choose. The hard road is doing the work necessary to improve the lives of citizens and thereby showing the nation that your way, not Trump’s, is the successful way. The easy road is doing absolutely nothing for your citizens and instead attacking President Trump and his Administration on Twitter for those sweet, sweet retweets.
To date, no anti-Trump politicians have tried their hand at the hard road.
I mean why put in all the time and effort to actually lead when taking the easy road gets you national recognition, Twitter retweets, and interviews with Rachel Maddow and Don Lemon?
The easy road has worked wonders for Gretchen Whitmer, Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio, Jenny Durkan, Mitt Romney, Ted Lieu, Muriel Bowser, and, of course, Chicago Mayor Lori “Sméagol” Lightfoot.
Sméagol learned quickly that bashing Trump on Twitter works much the same way as ink from an octopus’ ass.
Just a few weeks ago Sméagol was booking down the easy road tweeting her snotty “clap-back” at the President saying she “doesn’t need leadership lessons from Donald Trump.”
And lost behind the ink of all the “You go, girls” and “Yaas Kweens!” Twitter replies were all those lives lost on Sméagol’s watch.
Beneath the cloud of deflection, Sméagol can not only hide her own incompetence, but she can avoid having to do the difficult and time-consuming work of making Chicago a shining beacon rather than the murder capital of the Midwest.
Sméagol isn’t a mayor. She’s a Twitter shit-poster.
Truth is, most of this year’s Tiresome People share this “capitalize on Trump hatred” quality.
The media, steeped in Trump derangement, always turn terrible people into heroes for no other reason than the terrible people hate Trump as much as they do. But all that media promotion doesn’t change the fact that they are really terrible people.
And having to put up with their terribleness on cable news day after day after tiresome day is bound to get downright exhausting.
3. Nancy Pelosi
Speaking of terrible.
To say Nancy Pelosi is tiresome is an understatement.
Nancy is loathsome and she doesn’t care if we know it.
In fact, Nancy gets a certain amount of pleasure out of being a raging C-word.
Like her childish stunt at this year’s State of the Union Address when she ripped up the President’s speech while the cameras were rolling.
For someone who claims she is super devout and prayerful, Nancy revels in her nastiness. It’s like mother’s milk to the old broad.
That’s why, after getting caught on security footage violating San Francisco’s COVID lockdowns to get her hair done, Nancy didn’t hesitate to throw the salon owner to the wolves by claiming the owner set Nancy up.
Now, if I’m to follow whatever passes for “logic” from this booze-soaked bitch, this salon owner, clearly with superhuman powers, enticed MSNBC to book Nancy Pelosi on Monday which, naturally would result in Pelosi wanting a hair appointment.
She is the “Face of the ResistanceLOL” after all. And the Face of the ResistanceLOL must look good when she appears on MSNBC to accuse President Trump of “slapping science in the face.”
How this superhuman and devious salon owner managed to set up this MSNBC booking, we will never know. But clearly she has powers of mind control.
Because then, this salon owner, using her mind control powers, got Pelosi’s staffer to contact the salon and schedule an appointment to prepare Nancy for her MSNBC hit.
In other words, the set up was diabolical!
Don’t you love it when a plan comes together?
Thanks to Nancy hanging her out to dry, that salon owner became the target of harassment and threats.
Nancy Pelosi, the Speaker of the House and third in line for the Presidency, did that to this woman. And she did it with a song in her heart.
Now, this isn’t why I find Nancy tiresome. As I said, stuff like this is what makes her loathsome.
What exhausts me about this gangly old boozehound is her sanctimony.
The same woman who sic’d a mob on a hair salon owner never tires of lecturing us about what a good Catholic she is.
She does everything prayerfully. She’s prayerful and thoughtful. Why, Nancy prays every day for President Trump.
She’s a regular Mother Teresa.
I’m so tired of it, to be honest with you.
And it was that salon incident that really pushed me over the edge.
Are we really supposed to put up with Nancy’s stammering homilies about caring for working men and women when she unleashed a mob to threaten and attack that salon owner?
After yucking it up on late night TV and showing off her $13-dollar a point ice cream while Americans were losing their jobs and businesses due to these lockdowns, are we really supposed to tolerate her sanctimonious lectures?
Something tells me with “Devout Catholic” Biden in the White House, Nancy’s “I’m a Prayerful Catholic” schtick is going to become even more insufferable than it already is.
If only we could tear her in half.
2. Anthony Fauci
Nobody has done more damage to our country in 2020 than that tiresome tiny man in a lab coat, Anthony Fauci.
A veritable nobody bureaucrat for half a century, Fauci got shoved into the spotlight by a news media desperate to find someone other than Trump to become the Star of their made-for-TV Pandemic Porn mini-series.
They already had their villain; now they needed their hero.
And this diminutive immunologist became the media’s catspaw to counter the villainous Orange Man.
Not surprisingly his instant fame as resident “Expert” quickly went to Fauci’s head.
In no time, his pronouncements were treated as if he brought them down from the mountaintop on stone tablets.
The media even squealed with delight when the pipsqueak bureaucrat declared that Americans must present “certificates of immunity” in order to be freed from lockdowns (AKA “Show us your papers!”) Which is kind of ironic coming from the same people who accused Trump of being a Nazi.
Fauci was not only treated as an “expert” on viruses; the media also considered him an “expert” on the economy, relationships, public education – you name it.
They treated the tiny guy like a Magic 8-Ball – asking him questions on pretty much everything, then eagerly awaiting his answer.
That’s what made Fauci so tiresome. He refused to stay in his lane.
Now, Fauci could just say to them, “Listen, I’m a virus guy. I’m not an economist or an expert in public policy. And I’m certainly no Constitutional scholar. It would be inappropriate for me to weigh in on this.” But he doesn’t. Instead, Fauci veers out of his lane and fields every stupid question these cable news personalities toss his way.
But he’s human. It’s human nature to get caught up in that kind of attention. It’s a big boost to one’s ego to suddenly be in the spotlight — having reporters hang on your every word. Plus, he’s a doctor and we all know how egotistical doctors can be. So it doesn’t surprise me that Fauci decides to opine on every topic tossed his way.
And that’s the problem I have with Dr. Fauci. He’s being forced out of his lane by an eager, hungry media. And for some reason, he just goes along with it.
Of course it’s starting to make folks angry.
Here’s a guy who is used to dealing with formulas, tests in a lab, hypotheticals and models. But Fauci’s experimental world is plowing headlong into the real world — with terrible results.
But in the eyes of the elites – and the gullible busybody sheep – Fauci can do no wrong.
And just like with Greta, if ever you speak a word against him, the Science Cult labels you a heretic who should just die.
To be honest with you, I don’t know if Fauci is the one who’s tiresome or if it’s the people who deified the puny little political hack.
No. It’s Fauci who’s the tiresome one.
He let the media’s fan-girling over him inflate his head to the point where that tiny little body of his can barely sustain the weight.
And in his arrogance, Fauci forgot his place. He’s a scientist in a lab – a lifetime unelected government bureaucrat. He isn’t our ruler.
As I said in “Herr Doktor Fauci says ‘Show us your papers’:”
Nobody elected this man. He is not in any way accountable to We the People. And yet because of his out-sized platform — because they’ve been told to “listen to the experts” — governors and mayors around the country are adopting police state tactics all on the word of Herr Doktor Fauci.
This lab rat reimagined himself as America’s teeny tiny Tyrant – ordering us to forgo our “independent spirit” and do as we’re told. And if Trump weren’t the President, the news media would never have let Fauci’s reach exceed his grasp.
Fact is, if the Wuhan Pandemic hit the world five years ago, the news media, hell-bent on protecting and shielding Obama from anything that made him look bad, would have downplayed the virus. CNN and MSNBC wouldn’t have kept on the screen the daily death and infection tally the way they do now. And Dr. Fauci would never have become a household name.
The problem we face going forward is obvious. Joe Biden has already professed his faith in the Cult of Fauci, vowing to “listen to experts” like Anthony Bonaparte. So don’t expect this tiny tiresome tinpot totalitarian to go away any time soon.
1. Andrew Cuomo
Admit it. You knew Andy was going to be the #1 before you even started reading. This probably comes as a shock to nobody – especially if you are a regular reader here at PatriotRetort.com.
Fact is, I despised Andrew Cuomo long before he became the star of the Wuhan Panic. For ten miserable years this buffoon has steered our ship of state into the rocks – all the while patting himself on the back for a job well done.
When it comes to freedom, New York State has ranked dead last out of fifty for several years running – thanks, Andrew!
So you can imagine my utter astonishment when at the start of COVID, Andrew Cuomo became the Darling of the Pandemic. Honestly, I thought I woke up in Upside Down World.
As I said in my column “This prat is the least self-aware man in the world:”
Speaking as someone who’s had to put up with his decade of failures as governor, seeing the fawning praise for this incompetent prat makes me feel like the only sane person in a room full of crazies.
There’s a scene from the Woody Allen film “Radio Days” where the Woody Allen character’s aunt and uncle are listening to Edgar Bergen and Charlie McCarthy. As the aunt laughs herself silly, the uncle, in a fit of exasperation, points out “He’s a ventriloquist … on the RADIO! How do you know his lips aren’t moving?!”
When it comes to Andrew Cuomo, I totally get how the uncle feels.
Cuomo’s an incompetent prat pretending to be a potent leader while everyone cheers. Can’t they see all the dead bodies?! Don’t they notice what a complete blowhard he is?!
Cuomo’s superstardom was so off-putting in the early days of COVID, I felt it necessary to remind everyone that Andrew Cuomo isn’t a hero; he’s a slime ball.
Interestingly enough, that column has become the most-read post in the history of PatriotRetort.com.
The media latched on to Andrew Cuomo as their hero primarily as a way get back at Trump.
Cuomo became the media’s Anti-Trump – the Yin to Trump’s Yang.
The media that criticized Trump for his daily COVID press briefings penned sonnets of praise for Cuomo’s.
For the media, Trump had blood on his hands while Cuomo, killer of the elderly and Governor of the Wuhan Epicenter (that seeded the outbreaks in the rest of the country), was the Savior of the Nation.
In short, the media used Cuomo as shamelessly as a bitter girl uses a rebound guy to make her ex jealous.
But because Cuomo is hands down the most egotistical bastard to ever walk the earth, the dumb-ass, incompetent boob doesn’t realize he’s the rebound guy. He actually believes the media’s attention was all about how wonderful he is.
As a result, he’s spent the last nine months soaking in the fawning praise while arrogantly strutting around like Mick freaking Jagger.
While he ordered COVID-positive seniors into nursing homes to die, Andrew was spending his evenings as one half of CNN’s comedy duo “The Cuomo Brothers Pandemic Variety Hour.”
Andrew even proudly unveiled a Styrofoam model of his mountain of death as if it was a symbol of his success.
Talk about delusions of grandeur.
As a friend of mine said the other day, “Clout is a powerful drug.” When you’re treated like a superhero and Light Bringer by a sycophantic national press, who wouldn’t get a little full of himself? And Andrew Cuomo had a bit of a head start in that department. He was already full of himself.
So what’s the next level of psychosis?
Delusions of grandeur.
This is why, despite the myriad of failures – most notably forcing nursing homes to admit COVID-positive patients – Andrew Cuomo is deluded enough to believe this is his moment to climb onto the mountain of dead and claim victory.
Honestly, I have never seen such a brazen detachment from reality.
He wrote a book about his wonderful leadership during this time of crisis, for crap’s sake.
And don’t even get me started about his winning an Emmy.
Cuomo must’ve thought he won the lottery when the COVID pandemic struck. COVID might be the single worst thing to ever happen to New York, but it’s been the best thing that ever happened to this idiot. He exploited the pandemic and all the accompanying media praise to elevate himself in ways he never could if his success as Governor was measured by merit and accomplishments.
Sure, the media used him. But he used them right back.
And that’s the part that makes him so insufferably tiresome.
Cuomo is sitting pretty atop a mountain of bodies and preening like he’s the king of the world.
From his perch he lectures and scolds and offers lessons in “leadership” – despite the fact that New York has failed because his abysmal stewardship of our state has left a leadership vacuum.
While Gretchen Whitmer believes her role is that of longsuffering mother, Cuomo believes he is our King.
He doesn’t waste time cajoling or guilting us into doing what he wants. Instead, like a Sovereign, he simply issues commands (and bans), accompanied by threats, and dares us to disobey.
Cuomo isn’t the Governor of New York State; he is the State.
For ten miserable years this has been how Andrew Cuomo governs. But the sad fact is, come 2022, I don’t think the sorry citizens of New York will wise up and elect our own Ron DeSantis or Kristi Noem to right this sinking ship of state.
As a New Yorker it pains me to say this. But much like California, New York is too far gone. Those who rely on government largess outnumber those who pay the taxes to fund it. The large, dense urban areas (NYC, Rochester, Buffalo, Albany, and Syracuse) are so deep blue they look oxygen-deprived. And those cities alone determine the course of every statewide election.
Which, come to think of it, is probably why Andrew Cuomo doesn’t worry about his lack of accomplishments or achievements in office. He knows he can be the most incompetent governor in our state’s history and still never face any negative consequences at the ballot box.
Well, there you have it! Dianny’s Ten Most Tiresome People of 2020. You can see why my posts over the last few days have been rather sparse. It took me more than fifteen hours since Monday to put this whole mishpachah together.
I’m sure there were folks you would’ve chosen that didn’t make my list. As I said at the start, it is always extremely hard to winnow it down to ten. And in the year we just had, hoo boy, not an easy task.
Unlike previous years that always included cable news personalities, I chose not to include any of them this time around. And it isn’t because I don’t find people like Chris Cuomo or Brian Stelter tiresome; I do. It’s just that the adjective more appropriate for our garbage news media isn’t “tiresome” so much as “dangerous.”
They’re a menace — responsible for 90% of the division, fear, panic and suspicion gripping our nation right now.
They are, without question, the Enemy of a United States of America. And frankly I don’t know if we’ll ever be able to adequately measure the damage the American news media has done.
Sorry to end on such a dark note.
Truth is, we don’t know what 2021 has in store for us. We never know what’s in store for us in a New Year. A year ago, we couldn’t have envisioned that governors would commit state suicide and attempt to kill our economy over a virus with a 99% recovery rate.
We couldn’t have envisioned a year ago that a decrepit, senile old man with the verbal skills of a toddler would become the next President of the United States.
With a Joe Biden Presidency, I don’t imagine 2021 will be the light at the end of this long tunnel we’ve endured over the last 12 months. I just don’t see how that would be possible.
Don’t get me wrong, that won’t change my mission here at PatriotRetort.com. I’ve always believed that humor can be a tonic – especially during difficult times. And I found plenty of ways to maintain that even during the Obama years and the Wuhan Panic.
Whatever happens in 2021, there are still Americans who love this country and uphold the principles upon which it was founded. We cannot falter. Nobody said the fight for freedom would be easy. But it is necessary.
So as we prepare for the New Year, remember the words of Winston Churchill.
“We shall never surrender.”
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Check out all of Dianny’s Ten Most Tiresome People Lists:
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