With 2022 nearly upon us, it’s time for Dianny’s Ten Most Tiresome People of 2021.
If you’re a regular reader here at PatriotRetort.com, you’re already familiar with Dianny’s Ten Most Tiresome People list. But for those of you who are new here, here’s the deal.
This is the list of people who, over the course of the year, exhausted the hell of out me.
It isn’t a list of the ten most evil people or the ten people I hate the most. Though, there will be some overlap.
These guys are just tiresome. They’re the ones who, when I see them, I think to myself, “Oh, no. Not you again! Go away!!!!”
The biggest challenge every year is keeping this limited to just ten people.
I could probably triple the number of people on the Most Tiresome People list and still not include everybody who deserves to be on it.
But, eight years ago when I started this over at All the Right Snark, I made it ten. So that’s where I keep it.
Here are Dianny’s Ten Most Tiresome People of 2021.
10. Adam Kinzinger
Adam Kinzinger is such an insufferable, condescending little weasel, I’m beginning to suspect he and Eric Swalwell are the same person.
I get it. He doesn’t like Donald Trump. But the thing that I find so tiresome about Adam is how he bangs on endlessly about Republicans refusing to move on from Trump while at the same time, refusing to move the hell on from Trump.
Hey, Adam, unlike you, I don’t want Donald Trump living rent-free in my head. I don’t want a Republican Party that is defined by loyalty to or hatred of Donald Trump. Both are counterproductive.
But without Trump, Adam would cease to matter. And he knows it.
This is what’s so tiresome about the guy. He, like so many anti-Trump gobblers, has Donald Trump to thank for his newfound relevance and popularity. Do you think CNN would bring this prat on week after week if he was truly indifferent to Trump? Not on the likely.
If Trump disappeared tomorrow, Adam Kinzinger would be of no use to the Trump-hating ResistanceLOL. They’d scrape him off their shoes like the turd he is.
It’ll never stop being funny that right after Adam went crawling to Nancy Pelosi like a submissive in an S&M dungeon, Illinois redistricted him right off the map. It’s hilarious.
And don’t even get me started on his performative faux tears during the opening session of Nancy’s partisan select committee. What a big girl’s blouse he is.
Sure, Adam won’t be back in Congress next year, but I doubt he’ll leave us alone in peace. CNN, that clearinghouse for bitter, unemployed anti-Trumpers will snap him as soon as his term is over.
9. Jill Biden
Jill was number ten in last year’s most tiresome list. Frankly, I’m surprised she only crept up a notch to number nine. It’s her dumb luck that there are people more tiresome than she is.
You have to feel bad for Jill. Here she was willing to drag her senile old husband through the rigors of a Presidential election just so she could become the next Michelle Obama, and she ended up having to share the spotlight with the HISTORIC first Second Gentleman and the HISTORIC first woman of color Vice President.
Michelle didn’t have to compete for space on the covers of magazines. But Jill does. That must eat her up inside. But it does explain why Jill is trying to call attention to herself by overcompensating on her fashion choices.
Jill Biden has two jobs in this White House.
First, she wants to one-up Melania Trump by going out of her way to show everyone that, unlike that stinky Melania and her “I Don’t Care” jacket, DOCTOR Jill is kind and compassionate.
Remember her stupid Valentine’s hearts?
Jill’s other job – her primary job — is keeping her decrepit husband from publicly coming apart at the seams so she can continue playing First Lady.
Sadly for her, that’s one hell of a tall order. Despite her best efforts to corral old Joe and avoid embarrassing incidents, they keep happening.
Remember back in August when the First Lady’s spokesman lost his mind over a Fox News host saying Jill “failed the country” by forcing her dementia-riddled husband to run for President? They were BIG mad over that.
Jill knows Joe is not fit to be President of the United States. Just one look at her face in this picture makes that clear:
Sure, she might try to pretend our concerns about Joe’s mental fitness are “ridiculous:”
But she isn’t fooling anybody, least of all herself.
8. Donald Trump
Yeah, sorry guys. But Trump made the list.
I love the guy and still believe he was the best president we’ve had in decades. But Trump’s constant complaining about the 2020 election exhausted the hell out of me.
It certainly didn’t help matters that his PAC launched an email carpet-bombing campaign that began in mid-October. All day, every day. They just kept coming like a hail of bullets.
Suddenly, the Sunday before Christmas they stopped. You know the relief you feel when there’s a really obnoxious noise that goes on and on for hours and suddenly it stops? That’s how I felt when the emails stopped. I was living spam-free the whole week last week all the way up to Christmas.
Then on Boxing Day, the carpet-bombing started up again. Let’s just say I was not pleased.
No matter how delighted I was with his presidency, between the endless annoying emails and his constant carping over the 2020 election, Trump earned his place on my Ten Most Tiresome People list.
Back in April 2017 when Hillary Clinton wouldn’t stop bitching about Donald Trump stealing the election from her, I compared her to the bitter ex who spoils every gathering by complaining endlessly about the guy who dumped her. I suggested that eventually, even the people who voted for Hillary were going to get sick and tired of her complaining.
See, I’m getting sick of Trump’s complaining. He can’t get through a speech, an interview, or even one freaking statement without bringing up the 2020 election. And trust me on this, I’m not the only Trump supporter who’s growing tired of it. He’s sucking all the oxygen out of the room and exhausting people.
It kills me that a President who accomplished so much good for the country in just four years is turning into Hillary Clinton.
This isn’t to say that Trump doesn’t have reason to be furious. What the media, Big Tech, and Democrats did to defeat him in 2020 was beneath contempt. I just wish he would have played things close to the vest.
Trump could’ve played it cool like a Corleone and not let his enemies know what he was thinking. That’s not the choice he made. And while I don’t subscribe to the laughable notion that Trump’s complaints about voter fraud are a “threat to our democracy,” I do think his complaining is hurting him Big League. Especially if he wants to run again in 2024.
7. Pete Buttigieg
I’m convinced that Pete Buttigieg was constructed in a lab. There is no way in hell this guy is a real human being. He’s got to be a Cylon.
Oh, good grief. No. Not a Cylon. There are tons of them. One Pete Buttigieg is already one too many. An army of Cylon Petes would be unbearable.
Pete is so vapid and mechanical, he makes me think of what Dorothy Parker once said about Katharine Hepburn: “She runs the gamut of human emotion from A to B.”
He is a vacuous chasm full of bromides and banality.
He’s all optics and zero substance.
Remember when Pete tried to pass himself off as so environmentally conscious that he rode a bike to work? Then somebody captured video of Pete climbing out of an SUV blocks from the Department of Transportation, pulling his bike out of the back, and peddling the rest of the way.
That just tickled me to no end.
But it pretty much sums up Pete Buttigieg. He’s all for show. And behind the optics, there isn’t any there there.
When the only interesting thing about you is that you’re gay, there isn’t anything interesting about you.
This man wanted to be President of the United States. That’s the funniest part of the Pete Buttigieg saga.
Come on! He can’t even do his friggin’ job as Transportation Secretary!
The whole supply chain crisis erupts and two months into it, America learns that Pete has been home on maternity leave the whole friggin’ time.
And when he finally deigned to return to the office, the best that vacuous lump of flesh could accomplish was churning out some incredibly dumb memes on Twitter.
That’s the problem with Pete. He’s a walking, talking meme.
6. Steve Bannon
I don’t know what’s funnier to me. That Steve Bannon thinks he’s some super-important insider or that the Democrats think he’s some super-important insider.
He’s a podcaster with a face for radio. That’s about it.
Steve is someone I barely thought about at all. He is so inconsequential, he was never worth any of my time and attention.
But because the media and the idiot Democrats decided to turn this guy into Public Enemy Number One, he got shoved in my face whether I wanted him there or not. And I did not want him there. Did I mention he has a face for radio?
Bannon has spent the last year hoodwinking the angry, frustrated Trump supporters into believing he has loads of inside information. He convinced these people that Mike Pence would ride in like an avenging angel and send the electors back to the states and thereby deprive Joe Biden of the White House.
Steve’s prediction was wrong.
He uses his podcast to spin fanciful tales of the 2020 election being “decertified” and Biden’s presidency getting cut short. He even promoted that clownish Supreme Court lawsuit MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was supposed to file over a month ago, but never did.
To boost his audience and his ego, Bannon tells the Decertify true believers exactly what they are want to hear.
In short, Steve Bannon is the Rachel Maddow of the Biden Resistance.
The other day I happened across an article from the UK Independent that made me laugh out loud. While the entire article was a breathless report of how dangerous and scary Steve Bannon is, toward the end of it, it quoted Roger Stone who, in a recent Instagram post deflated Bannon’s over-inflated head so completely, it must’ve popped like a zit.
Stone accused Bannon of giving the order for people to breach the Capitol on January 6, then added:
“A neophyte Steve Bannon was willing to try crazy things like this to curry favor with Trump who had a [sic] no interest in Bannon’s bullshit.”
After the House voted to refer Bannon to the Justice Department on charges of Contempt of Congress, I wrote:
By issuing a subpoena to Bannon, then holding him in contempt of Congress, these idiots just gave him the patina of importance he so desperately craves.
That patina of importance is exactly why, instead of arguing that Congress does not have the legal authority to conduct a criminal investigation, or subpoena a private citizen except in considering new legislation, Bannon went the executive privilege route.
Saying, “Hey, I’m just a private citizen. You have no oversight over me,” would have confirmed that Steve Bannon isn’t any kind of big shot. Whereas draping himself in executive privilege makes Steve feel like a big shot.
This is why I blame the Democrats for making Steve Bannon so incredibly tiresome. If they had just left him alone to play the big shot on his little podcast, we all could’ve been spared the sight of him.
5. Cori Bush
I was going to make #5 “The Squad” in general, but decided to zero in on the newest member of the nitwit brigade, Cori Bush (BLM-Missouri).
Cori is the Black Lives Matter activist who was part of the Ferguson riots back in 2014. And now she is the loudest, dumbest, and most ridiculous member of Congress. Move over Sheila Jackson Lee, you’ve been dethroned.
Cori hit the ground running in January by proposing a resolution to expel the Republican members of Congress who objected to any state’s electors on January 6. Yeah, that’s not illegal, Cori, you dimwitted troll.
Like her fellow Squad members, Cori joined in AOC’s Congressional Struggle Session that aired live on C-Span in February. That was the group therapy from the House floor where Democrats shared their traumatic experiences from January 6.
She’s also the dingbat who “testified” before Congress about her struggles being a “black birthing person.”
Yeah, she’s a great, big victim. That’s Cori’s shtick. Every tweet, every interview it’s blah-blah-blah I’m a victim.
I’m so sick of listening to this cow piss and moan about how bad she has it.
She gets paid over $170K a year. On top of that, she is crazy rich. She doesn’t have it bad and she sure as hell isn’t a victim.
And when she isn’t playing the victim herself, Cori is joining her fellow Squaddies to accuse Israel of “apartheid” and “genocide.”
She hates the Jews almost as much as she hates cops. And boy, does she hate cops.
Remember when it was reported that this “Defund the Police” activist spent $70,000 on private security? She went on CBS News to defend herself and boy, was that a hot mess.
Cori Bush is dumb as a brick.
Remember when she pretended to be homeless by staying overnight on the steps of the Capitol to protest the end of the COVID moratorium on rent?
She isn’t a lawmaker. She’s a full-time protester.
I don’t know why voters keep sending more of these useless clowns to Congress. But they do.
And given how safe a seat Cori’s ample ass occupies, she’ll just keep getting reelected until she’s as old as Maxine Waters.
4. Joe Biden
In your lifetime, has there ever been a president whose administration imploded as quickly as Joe Biden’s?
Spending the last 11 months watching Joe Biden try to be President of the United States has been so agonizing and awful. But like a car accident, I just can’t look away.
Last year, Joe made #7 on my Ten Most Tiresome People list, and at the time, I conceded that Joe isn’t the source of my exhaustion. He’s an empty vessel controlled by others. And they’re the ones who make him so tiresome.
But I’ve changed my mind. The source of my exhaustion isn’t his handlers anymore; it’s old Joe.
It’s his vanity that did it.
Sure, we all know that Joe isn’t in charge. The media knows Joe isn’t in charge. The White House sure as hell knows, and so does every Democrat in Congress.
But Joe doesn’t know he isn’t in charge.
There’s something both off-putting and exhausting about watching this broken-down old crock strut around like he’s Super President.
Whatever part of the brain that makes someone have an overblown opinion of himself must be the only part of Joe Biden’s brain that his dementia hasn’t turned to soup.
And Joe has always been this vain.
As I wrote in March:
The aviator glasses, the crooked matinee idol smile, the convertible, the hair plugs for Pete’s sake – the guy is very touchy about how he looks. And he always has been.
I was in my mid-twenties when Vain Joe launched his first Presidential campaign. And he was just as vain back then as he is today.
It’s why he embellishes his life story to include tales of tough guy derring-do.
It’s why he endlessly brags about his IQ and his education – even to the point of lying about it.
It’s why he gets touchier than a beauty losing her looks anytime he is publicly challenged.
I also think it’s why Joe gets handsy with the ladies. There’s a part of him that actually thinks those women are aching for his attention because he’s just that suave.
He’s a Beta Male with delusions of Alpha – the waterboy who fantasizes he’s the star quarterback. The 98-pound weakling who can’t stop challenging people to wrestling matches.
It’s that vanity that tired me out this year.
During the Afghanistan debacle, I went back and read Joe’s public statements about his withdrawal plans. And let me tell you, Joe was super confident his plan was second to none.
Over and over again, he made a point of saying that letting reporters know that the entire withdrawal plan was his. He called the shots, he made the decisions. Mr. Tough Guy, Mr. Commander-in-Chief, strutting around in front of the press and acting like he had the whole thing in hand.
And we all know how it turned out. When the shit hit the fan, Joe went into hiding.
Joe’s idiotic boasts and stupid flights of fancy aren’t as funny now that he’s in a position to get people killed.
And while I could post tons of Joe’s embarrassing video clips, let’s just leave it with this one. Because no video of Joe Biden better encapsulates the implosion of his presidency than this exchange between Joe and Peter Doocy after 13 US service members were killed in Kabul:
The same man who boasted that Afghanistan was all his decision and he called the shots shrank into a corn cob the moment he was called out for the failure.
That two-minute clip sums up Joe Biden’s presidency in 2021.
Everything he touches, he bungles. But rather than man up and accept responsibility, this thin-skinned, arrogant man lashes in anger when challenged then blames everyone else for the disasters he created.
As I said in my column August 27 column “Failure upon failure,” “Biden is an arrogant, weak, disastrous failure. And the world is paying the price.”
3. Liz Cheney
You probably figured Liz would make my Ten Most Tiresome People list since her buddy Adam Kinzinger did.
I went back to check how many times I wrote about Liz before 2021.
Once. The only time I ever wrote about Liz Cheney was in 2019 after she tweeted something Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez got mad at.
But then a bunch of knob-heads rushed into the Capitol on January 6 and Liz Cheney wasted no time making herself the center of attention.
It’s amazing how many people end up on the Tiresome list because they used their hatred for Donald Trump as a means to promote themselves.
It’s certainly why Alyssa Milano kept showing up year after year.
And Liz is no different.
Liz Cheney is fueled by her hatred for Trump. Like everybody else suffering from end-stage Trump Derangement Syndrome, Liz has let Donald Trump burrow down into her brain like a tick.
Liz has decided the best way to protect the Republican party from Trump is to go all-in with the Democrat party. First, she voted with the Democrats to impeach Trump. Then she adopted the Democrats’ talking points about the Republican Party being the party of White Supremacists.
Then, when the Republicans removed her from her leadership position, Liz went full-on Fatal Attraction.
Like a rejected girlfriend, Liz started appearing on CNN nearly as much as Anthony Fauci where she attacked her Republican colleagues and complained about how awful they are and she never really liked them to begin with and she broke up with them they didn’t break up with her and democracy and insurrection and Trump, Trump, Trump, Trump, blah blah blah.
By the time Nancy appointed her to the highly partisan January 6 select committee, Liz Cheney’s transformation from Bush Republican to Pelosi Democrat was complete.
Liz is so blinded by her hatred, a couple of weeks ago she accidentally drove a knife through the heart of the Democrats’ Insurrection narrative and she didn’t even realize it.
It’s hard to say if Liz Cheney will win reelection. I’m thinking no. But you never know. If she loses her primary challenge, it wouldn’t shock me in the least if Liz runs as an independent or a write-in candidate just to deliver one more F-you to the Republicans.
2. Kamala Harris
Kamala really made some headway here. In 2020, she was number 8 on my Ten Most Tiresome People list. And thanks to an utterly disastrous first year as Biden’s Number 2, she moved up to Number 2.
And while I admit Kamala has been a great source of material for me this year, as our Vice President Kamala has caused me to cringe so much, the strain on my Lupus-ridden body is exhausting me.
Let’s start with the cackle.
I don’t need to say anything more about that cackle; it can shriek for itself.
But even her cackle didn’t cause me to cringe nearly as much as those embarrassing videos she made with the child actors.
In my lifetime, I can’t remember ever coming across a politician who was this much of a vapid phony. And I’ve lived through Hillary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren.
Kamala Harris the Tammy Faye Bakker of politics.
Okay, no. I just can’t bring myself to make that image. There’s only so much cringe my body can take.
Nobody has done a better job describing the train wreck known as Kamala Harris than Jesse Kelly.
Back in November, after yet another embarrassing video of Kamala appeared on Twitter, Jesse tweeted:
”I make a lot of jokes about Dome, but the honest truth is she’s just an extremely insecure person. That’s why she laughs all the time when asked hard questions. It’s why she does cringe stuff like this. It’s why her burps taste like Willie Brown. A very insecure person.”
Only one year in and already Kamala’s insecurity has worn me out.
1. Anthony Fauci
Last year the diminutive bureaucrat with the Napoleon complex lost out to Andrew Cuomo as the Number 1 most tiresome person.
But this year, it was no contest. Tony Fauci is hands down the most tiresome person in America.
This isn’t 2020 anymore. Most Americans are getting tired of this guy going on TV nearly every day of the friggin’ week to order us around and issue his dictates.
Last year, a large segment of the population was held in thrall by this wee little man. Remember? People were buying boatloads of Fauci merch — T-shirts, and mugs, and socks (oh my!). Far too many Americans became members of Fauci’s COVID Cult.
But now that we’re nearly two years into this stupid COVID panic, more and more Americans are growing weary of the guy.
Not that Tony knows that of course.
He just keeps going on television thinking that we’re hanging on his every word.
That’s not to say that some people aren’t still all on board the Fauci COVID Cult. Because some people are. They’re the ones who have so committed to the Faucian Lockdown Life, that the thought of the pandemic ending scares the living shit out of them.
They’re the ones who, if Tony Fauci told them to drink cyanide-laced Kool-Aid to protect themselves from the Omicron variant, they’d do it without hesitation.
But for most people, the sane people, the bloom is definitely off the Fauci rose.
Why do you think he’s been on TV so much more lately? It isn’t because the Omicron variant is super-deadly. It isn’t. Hospitalizations are way, WAY down. Omicron is Greek for “head cold.”
No, Fauci just can’t let go of the fame, celebrity, and power COVID has brought him.
Jesse Kelly often points out that COVID has been the best thing that’s ever happened to some people and they are loath to let the pandemic come to an end.
That is Anthony Fauci.
COVID made Fauci a star.
Back in April, I described the half-pint dictator as the Ron Jeremy of Wuhan Panic Porn.
Even after all those emails came out that exposed Fauci as the fraud he is, he wouldn’t let go of his gravy train.
Not only didn’t he let go, he decided to double down.
Now, if we dare to criticize this lifetime bureaucrat, we are attacking science itself.
I will never forgive Donald Trump for foisting this little asshole on the American people. Of all the boneheaded personnel decisions Trump made, placing Tony Fauci at the head of his COVID response was the boneheadedest.
Yes, yes, Grammarly. I know. Boneheadedest isn’t a word.
This morning I saw a headline at the New York Post that made me want to suck a tailpipe. If and when this 81-year-old panic porn actor retires, we taxpayers will be footing the bill for him to receive a $350,000 a year pension. Oh, and that would make his retirement package the largest in the history of the federal government.
Talk about adding insult to injury.
Whelp. There you have it. Dianny’s Ten Most Tiresome People of 2021.
I’m sure I included folks you didn’t think I should and omitted folks you thought belonged here.
But as I said at the start, it’s hard to settle on ten.
Now, if you’d like to review who made the list in the previous years here at Patriot Retort, here are the links:
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Okay, that sounded like “Was it good for you too?” And I didn’t mean it that way. Ugh, sorry. I’ve been here at my desk since 5:30 this morning and it’s almost 4:30 in the afternoon.
Any old how. I’ll stop now.
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