And The Time Readers' Choice For Person Of The Year Is...

Tyler Durden's picture

Earlier we presented the person that Time's editors thought is worthy of the title "Person of the Year" 2012. Below, we show a slightly different version of utopic leaders, this time showcasing the person of the year however as elected by Time's readers (and yes, we were just as shocked there are any left). And the winner is...

Image courtesy of William Banzai

And for the sake of history, here are some of the previous winners of Time's Person of the Year award (as elected by the magazine, not readers):

Ben Bernanke:

Adolf Hitler:

Joseph Stalin:

Nikita Khrushchev

Ayatullah Khomeini

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Cult_of_Reason's picture

Boehner Won't Get a Deal Because Obama Wants To Go Over the Cliff

Obama is not interested in avoiding the fiscal cliff. As I have written before, going over the cliff gives him everything he wants: higher taxes, deep cuts in defense spending, and the ability to position himself next year as a tax cutter. More than chalking up a win for the American economy he wants to bring the Republicans to their knees.

http://www.usnews.com/opinion/blogs/peter-roff/2012/12/19/president-obama-wants-to-go-over-the-fiscal-cliff

Bollixed's picture

Moving the deck chairs one foot toward to the aft of the ship isn't going to counteract the fact the ship was steered into an iceberg. The captian is going down with the ship no matter how long the band plays.

HoofHearted's picture

Time Person of the Year is about as meaningless as a Nobel Peace Prize. Although they probably look nice sitting there on the mantel side by side. 

Buckaroo Banzai's picture

Time Magazine? I don't know anyone under the age of 70 who still reads it.

johnQpublic's picture

a staple at the dentists office

reading it makes dental work more pleasant

 

El Oregonian's picture

" The captian is going down with the ship no matter how long the band plays."

NO, This criminal manchurian captain just LOVES to go "down". Period...

Chuck Walla's picture

Obama in the company of Hitler and Stalin.  Who says history doesn't repeat?  Peas  in a pod.

Sweet peas, of course. 

FORWARD SOVIET!

CPL's picture

Good.  It's a screwed if we do, screwed if we don't.  The faster this collapses, the sooner we can all get on with our lives in a couple of years.

Spastica Rex's picture

I think going over the fiscal cliff is pretty unlikely, gven that it's just one more aspect of the con, however, why would going over it be a bad thing? It's all smoke and mirrors, anyway. +1

SafelyGraze's picture

Dear Mr Corzine -

Congratulations on being chosen Time's Man of the Year.

- The Editors

icanhasbailout's picture

Bet he feels pretty stupid now about provoking a revolt in the GOP ranks in order to compromise with Obama. Let the record show I called it spot on as it was unfolding.

boogerbently's picture

His strategy is to let us "go over the cliff", then reverse the taxes on anyone he wants (under $250K, $400K) by Executive Order.

Chupacabra-322's picture

“Diet, injections, and injunctions will combine, from a very early age, to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities consider desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if all are miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so.” Bertrand Russell – The Impact of Science on Society – p62

People are too stupid to resist at this point, and all of us that got through the indoctrination unscathed, will be rounded up and put in re-education camps.

madcows's picture

Well, dear comrade, I think it is time for you to be reprogrammed.  Big Brother doesn't like dissidents.

mtomato2's picture

Increased chocolate rations!!!

 

YAY!

 

i loves me some big bro...

Lin S's picture

I guess I was late to the proverbial party, but when I saw people carrying signs demonizing the NRA for the CT shootings, I thought, "it's too late.  People are so stupid, this country is just fucked."

I'm not sure what to call the perversion we now live in, but I wouldn't call it "America," at all...

 

 

 

CH1's picture

Great quote, and exactly in line with one of the better ZH posts ever: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2012-12-17/hey-you

Spread the link if you haven't already!

lemarche's picture

are these covers for real???

Dollar Bill Hiccup's picture

Yes. Except for Kim Jong Claus.

francis_sawyer's picture

First one is real too...

One year ~ YOU ~ was the [POY]... So that's francis_sayer in the 3rd row 3 from the left... [future's so bright I gotta wear shades]...

SilverDOG's picture

What does,  Ho Ho Ho,  mean in Korean ?

Ethics Gradient's picture

"I'm amused at asking a prostitute to do some gardening" 

francis_sawyer's picture

It's.... "Ho...Ho...Ho-Ho... Hoppa Gangnam Style..."

Ethics Gradient's picture

They must have a rule to nominate each president at least once - how else can you explain DubYa, Nixon (twice) and Clinton (twice).

They don't show much imagination. Well, not until 2010 when Zuckerberg won it.

Just goes to show that not all imagination is a good thing.

SAT 800's picture

It'll never work; it's not round. (your avatar).

SAT 800's picture

That's amazing; they certainly have an odd point of view on things.

AldoHux_IV's picture

'Nuff said.  Did any of those guys receive peace prizes?

Vashta Nerada's picture

Didn't you receive yours in the mail?  I thought everyone got one now, all based on the committee's new criteria - doing nothing.

fuu's picture

I nominate Slewie the Pi-rat.

francis_sawyer's picture

What about his wife?... After all... Chiang Kai-shek's wife got to share the prize...

ar01's picture

Kim Jong-un was a 4chan joke, Tyler. 

williambanzai7's picture

Time seems to have left him in despite the 4Chan manipulation, which just points to the size of the overall farce.

Dollar Bill Hiccup's picture

And poor Satan, still just dying to get into the club.

At least he has the Rolling Stones.

Satan's picture

The thought of having to share my drugs with Keith Richards is the only thing keeping that fucker alive.

astoriajoe's picture

I'm sort of hoping we can at least get a good running start before we go over the clif.

SAT 800's picture

The "Thelma and Louise" theory of national finance?

buzzsaw99's picture

why is he so pudgy and the rest of the country nothing but skin and bones?

Glass Seagull's picture

Because, just like his father, he never "uses the restroom."

JustPrintMoreDuh's picture

Dont you have to win a Nobel peace prize first to qualify for such an honor?

BlueCollaredOne's picture

You forgot about kissinger, he should be up there with the rest of the psychopaths.

Flakmeister's picture

Tyler, you did not mention 4Chan's role in all this...

So when is ZH going to have a troll of the year?

fuu's picture

Bernanke gets enough awards.

Flakmeister's picture

But he does not post here...

fuu's picture

Oh well then you're a lock.

francis_sawyer's picture

Maybe you could write a litle diddy about FLAK for Festivus... (But be careful of copyright infringement ~ Springsteen already published "Blinded by the Light")...

fuu's picture

Flak is too old for a song, there is no way I am reading 7775 posts looking for gems. I did that for Trav and Robo and nearly lost my mind.

Flakmeister's picture

Naw, try "Gimme Back my Bullets" by Skynard...

francis_sawyer's picture

If you wan't to go Skynrd... "What's Your Name" or "Oooh That Smell" would, more suitably, fit the bill...

Flakmeister's picture

I would think that for you the following from King Crimson would fit

www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LEIK-kO8g0

Confusion will be  *your* Epitaph....