It was a banner year for women. It started with the historic Women’s March the day after the Inauguration of Donald Trump as 45th President when Ashley Judd gave a speech for the ages where she lamented everything from jean sizes to her monthly period. Then Time magazine named a gaggle of women “person of the year” for coming out with tales of sexual misdeeds by the rich, powerful and famous. Even the dictionary jumped on the female bandwagon by declaring “feminism” the word of the year.
So, it should come as no surprise that seven of the ten people I wish would just go away in 2018 are women, including the top six. Without further ado, here they are in reverse order:
#10 Lena Dunham
Ms. Dunham is thankfully a fading entity. Two years ago, this beached walrus would have ended in the top three, but her drop this year indicates that not even the Left is listening to this actress/activist/liar/hoaxster/scammer/child molester. Yet, she kept herself in the news just enough to crack the top ten meaning she broke her avowed exit from social media because as any woke justice warrior knows, life just isn’t the same without social media.
#9 Al Franken
A picture says a thousand words and a picture felled Al Franken from power as a Senator. It also revealed the hypocrisy of so many champions of women’s rights who feel they have a right to cop a feel. The fact is Franken wasn’t that funny as a comedian and even less funny as a Senator from Minnesota. My guess is he will write some biopic in 2018, do the talk show circuit and join Michael Richards on some wayward comedy club stage.
#8 Harvey Weinstein
Bringing down this Hollywood honcho pretty much set off the #MeToo hysteria that swept the nation like a Santa Ana wind-driven wildfire. His power and influence in Hollywood- not to mention the hypocritical Democratic Party- cannot be overstated. Yet at the end, we see that Harvey Weinstein- avowed Democrat, the Party that supports women’s rights- was nothing more than a serial groper and, in some cases, rapist. Largely silent since the accusations arose leading to the loss of his production company, something tells me we haven’t heard the last of this pervert after he emerges a “new man” from therapy.
#7 Colin Kaepernick
America’s most famous unemployed NFL quarterback makes the list for his antics copied by cheerleaders and football teams alike. It started with sitting during the National Anthem to protest police brutality against blacks, then taking a knee, then standing with arms locked in solidarity against we don’t know what. Meanwhile, the hair follicle-endowed ex-quarterback took to social activism in many areas (including supporting convicted cop killers). Since viewers tune in to watch football games- not players making political statements- the NFL TV ratings are in the crapper. His influence over the decline in ratings is duly noted.
#6 Chelsea Handler
What does a borderline funny comedian or comedienne do when their career is in decline? They resort to social activism which, today, translates into Trump-bashing. The Comedy Hall of Shame is littered with the refuse- people like Sara Silverman, Rosie O’Donnell and Kathy Griffith (See? I’m keeping with the female theme). And so it is no different with Chelsea Handler whose ratings dropped on her late night show prompting the network to drop it. That caused Handler to pick up the phone and start Tweeting and Facebooking and Instagramming all sorts of social justice drivel.
#5 Jimmy Kimmel
Yet another “woman” on the list, Kimmel must be taking female hormone injections given the river of tears he has cried on late night television. Whether it was Obamacare, gun control or some racist white supremacists in Charlottesville, Kimmel was there with tears in the eyes and hankie in hand. Unfortunately, the cry act works once as with each subsequent one, he came under mounting derision. Give it up- you’re not funny and you’re a fool.
#4 (Mad) Maxine Waters
In a way, you kind of wish she doesn’t go away because she provides so much evidence of the unhinged nature of many on the Left. Along with some other cohorts in the House, Ms. Waters sees herself as the face of the #TheResistance that will bring down Trump. And what a face it is!! Her statements this year on Trump and in other areas have left even the most ardent Leftist scratching their heads at times. To the Right, she is the gift that just keeps on giving.
#3 Linda Sarsour
This Palestinian-American awoke one day and found that she could garner greater attention by donning a head scarf and barking out anti-Semitic nonsense. But it is all for the “better good” since America is a seething cauldron of hatred against all Muslims. It is ironic that one of the key organizers of the Women’s March is Muslim since we all know that Islam is all about equal rights for the sexes. However, that can be laid aside because there is a greater evil to be battled- Donald Trump. Woman- heal thyself then come back and protest.
#2 Nancy Pelosi
Seriously- its time for this recycled piece of aluminum to get an oil change and tune up. The Minority Leader in the House who once famously proclaimed that they had to first pass a bill to see what was in the bill was full of head scratching moments this year too numerous to mention. Whether it was gun control, DACA, tax reform- you name it- she and her strange shadow (Chuck Schumer) were there with cameras rolling predicting Armageddon. Its time to put her on a truck, send her to that robotics factory from whence she came, and tune this robot up.
#1 Hillary Clinton
This one just will not go away. Having penned yet another boring memoir- this time about the 2016 election- called What Happened?, the answer is simple: YOU LOST! AGAIN! TO DONALD TRUMP!!! If that isn’t the definition of loser, I don’t know what is. Yet, she persists in pushing her haggard face and obnoxious laugh on the public. She’s the political equivalent of a case of herpes…only worse. This writer has a suggestion: be a grandmother. Dote on the kids! Drink more Chardonnay and take more walks in the woods with Bill. Anything, whatever… just go away!
Feel free to add your own suggestions.