Baby Jesus Are You Listening?

Please please please make Sandra Fluke Time Person of the Year. It sends the perfect “fuck you” to this bunch of old white guys, and it might also get Rush Limbaugh to take up the hillybilly heroin again.

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  1. 1
    Bobby Thomson says:

    You know who else was Time person man of the year?

  2. 2
    Kane says:

    White Christmas.

  3. 3
    comrade scott's agenda of rage says:

    What is this “Time” thing you speak of? I haven’t been to see the doctor in ages so that might be why I don’t remember it.

  4. 4
    Violet says:

    Don’t see why people say they don’t have people of color in the GOP. They’ve got everything from snowfall to cotton to ecru.

  5. 5
    schrodinger's cat says:

    If the Democratic Party is the party of diversity, GOP is the party of conformity

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    geg6 says:

    Please please please make Sandra Fluke Time Person of the Year. It sends the perfect “fuck you” to this bunch of old white guys, and it might also get Rush Limbaugh to take up the hillybilly heroin again.

    Heh. Indeed.

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    I can see why the Beltway Boys think Paul Ryan is handsome, compared to the other guys in this photo, he is.

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    liberal says:

    Really, though, perhaps it shouldn’t be SF (though I have nothing against her, indeed admire her). Maybe it should be the anonymous soul who videotaped Romney making the 47% remarks.

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    redshirt says:

    I vote Issa number one white man!

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    PeakVT says:

    this bunch of old white guys

    Looks mostly like middle-aged white guys to me. Which is worse, in a way, because that means they are probably still passionate about their ignorance and stupidity.

  11. 11
    Bulworth says:

    Yes it’s a bit amusing but replacing one of these cavemen with, say, Michelle Bachmann or Marsha Blackburn would not noticeably improve the course of human events.

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    Cassidy says:

    But someone called the Hannity show and stated boldly they are a Liberal Democrat and they don’t think Fluke should be chosen? I’m so confused.

  13. 13
    the Conster says:

    Keep fucking that chicken, Republicans.

  14. 14
    KG says:

    @liberal: Tyler Durden for Man of the Year?

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    the Conster says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    At first glance I read Howdy Doody. Which still makes your point.

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    jibeaux says:

    TBogg called her the Rosa Parks of vaginas, and I’m inclined to agree with that assessment.

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    Cassidy says:

    @jibeaux: There’s a joke in there about sitting in the front seat of that bus, but damn if I can’t figure it out.

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    Schlemizel says:

    Its not fair to say they are all white men!

    That guy near the middle is an odd yellowish hue, beneath him is an odd garnet complexion and next to that one is some sort of . . . tan lets call it and the guy on the far right top looks like a finely burnished saddle or new paper bag tone.

    Its like a skittles bag – waste the rainbow

  19. 19
    Kane says:

    Binders full of men full of b.s.

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    Cassidy says:

    @Schlemizel: That’s the finest collection of pastry white, fake tan, and alcoholic liver failure yellow this side of the Atlantic.

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    Yutsano says:

    While that would indeed send Rush into conniptions, I have a better recipient: Malala Yousufzai. The girl the Taliban could neither kill nor silence.

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    Woodrowfan says:

    @the Conster: Gad, that poor chicken is plumb near wore out by now…

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    Schlemizel says:

    Also of note, they all appear to be attempting to smile except that one guy – the hemorrhoids must have been particularly bad that day.

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    Forum Transmitted Disease says:

    Every one of those guys would look far better with their heads mounted on a pole.

  25. 25
    gf120581 says:

    In fairness, the GOP does have an Oompa-Loompa as Speaker.

  26. 26
    redshirt says:

    These white guys need more turkey necks. Giblets, goblets, gobble gobble.

  27. 27
    General Stuck says:

    Baby Jesus Are You Listening?

    Don’t know. But just heard The Beaver on the radio hawking prostate health supplements. Now I feel ancient.

  28. 28
    Forum Transmitted Disease says:

    I have a better recipient: Malala Yousufzai.

    @Yutsano: I not only wholeheartedly agree with this, but from what I understand she is actually being considered for it.

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    Citizen_X says:

    @schrodinger’s cat:

    I can see why the Beltway Boys think Paul Ryan is handsome, compared to the other guys in this photo, he is.

    But I don’t even think that’s true. When I look at that picture and pretend not to know them, I pick out Ryan and think, “That guy looks like he got whacked particularly hard with the stupid stick.”

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    Richard says:

    It would be interesting to know that average net work of these pasty white guys to see how many fall into the 1%.

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    Keith says:

    I quit caring about Time Person of the Year after they picked “You”. It’s about as serious an award as “Sexiest Man Alive” these days.

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    MattF says:

    Gobble gobble. If they were all dropped out of an airplane, none of them would fly… I’d bet.

  33. 33
    Richard says:

    Paul Ryan reminds me of Jughead Jones from Archie comics. All he needs is the pointy hat.

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    redshirt says:

    @Richard: I bet not many, if any. Congressmen are powerful and rich, but not in the same league as a 1%er, or a Powerball winner.

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    flukebucket says:

    As Colbert called them, “the box of peach colored crayons”

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    redshirt says:

    @Keith: Like you wouldn’t want to win “Sexiest Man Alive” award!

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    sharl says:

    People, people, people, we don’ need no Sandra Fluke or other female person to be given any added media prominence. As always, Teh Menz have the interests of Vagina-Americans thoroughly in hand, uh, so to speak.

  38. 38
    Higgs Boson's Mate says:

    They all look like white-belt-and-white-shoes used car salesmen from the Seventies.

  39. 39
    WaterGirl says:

    @General Stuck: Please please tell me you are talking about some other Beaver, and not Jerry Mathers?

  40. 40
    WaterGirl says:

    @General Stuck: Please please tell me you are talking about some other Beaver, and not Jerry Mathers?

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    KG says:

    @Richard: base salary for a congresscritter is about $175,000. Plus benefits. Plus whatever residual income they have from whatever they were doing before they got to Congress, shady land deals, stock portfolios, and lobbying “jobs” for their spouses, I’m going to go with all of them. And by “all of them” I mean every member of Congress.

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    YellowJournalism says:

    @Cassidy: I bet it would involve the bus going through a tunnel.

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    Brachiator says:


    I have a better recipient: Malala Yousufzai. The girl the Taliban could neither kill nor silence.

    I second this.

    And to think that she was attacked for “promoting secularism.”

    OT: don’t know if this breaking item has been discussed yet:

    The internet and mobile phone systems have been cut off in Syria, a monitoring firm has said.
    Internet monitoring firm Renesys said the country’s connection protocols were unreachable, “effectively removing the country from the internet”.

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    Dave says:

    The only thing I have ever seen that is whiter than that picture was the blizzard I drove through outside of Buffalo in 1997.

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    General Stuck says:


    Please please tell me you are talking about some other Beaver, and not Jerry Mathers?

    I wish I could. But can’t.

  46. 46
    Face says:

    @Forum Transmitted Disease: Why ya gotta drag Polish people into this?

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    KG says:

    @redshirt: It only takes $250,000 or so in annual income to reach the 1%, and that usually involves two income earners – say two lawyers, two doctors, one of each. Given the disproportionate share of lawyers among congresscritters, it’s not unlikely that a spouse is also a lawyer, probably at a big DC firm (because you’d be a fool not to bring in someone with that kind of connection if you could), that could easily put them over the number.

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    Schlemizel says:


    I’d pay to watch

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    BGinCHI says:

    I hope the Time person of the year is the American Voter (of the 47% variety). Those who heroically stood in line, worked for voting rights, etc.

    Also, too, it could just be Kay.

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    Robert says:

    Time chose some interesting nominees this year. Malala would be a great choice. Fluke, as well. Both would make right wing heads explode because rabble rabble why not an American rabble rabble slut.

    I think Time might go rogue and chose the Higgs-Boson or the Undocumented Immigrants just to push sales of the issue while avoiding controversy over a more divisive pick. Or would last year’s pick of the protester preclude another non-individual winner in 2012?

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    General Stuck says:

    Boehner is giving a presser right now. fascinating

    “fiscal cliff” “fiscal cliff””fiscal cliff””fiscal cliff””fiscal cliff””fiscal cliff””fiscal cliff””fiscal cliff”


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    Schlemizel says:

    @Forum Transmitted Disease:

    They’d have to go through Northeast Minneapolis instead of just the airport to find Poles they could be mounted by on

  53. 53
    Richard says:


    I third the choice of Malala Yousufzai.

  54. 54
    geg6 says:


    Eddie Munster. That’s all I can think of when I see him. Eddie Munster.

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    redshirt says:

    @KG: How do you define 1%?

    There’s a pretty big difference in my mind between someone pulling down 250K a year (an awesome salary, make no mistake) and someone sitting on hundreds of millions.

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    Ed in NJ says:

    I was thinking naming Nate Silver the person of the year would be a good final fuck you to the cable news punditry.

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    Schlemizel says:


    Why insult poor little Butch Patrick. Even as Eddy he looked more human than that muppet/chamber pot hybred

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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    It’s like those asshats in the windows in Chicago, claiming they were the 1%.

    No, assholes. You’re the dogsbodies of the 1%. Utterly disposable and expendable.

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    schrodinger's cat says:

    @geg6: Read your email to Sully, did you read his response? In it he doubles down on the stupid.

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    Suffern ACE says:

    @Robert: Remember the year they put a mirror on the cover and declared that their readers were the people of the year? Maybe it will be US! again. I like it when it is US! It makes me feel so contentented and better than all those not-USses out there.

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    Keith says:

    On the plus side, there’s some variety to their haircuts. 10 years ago, they’d all have the “Hensarling” haircut…or maybe the related “Newt”.

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    Belafon (formerly anonevent) says:

    @redshirt: And in the congresscritter’s defense, they have to maintain a residence in their district/state and a place to live in Washington. There isn’t going to be much left over from 175K after that.

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    WereBear says:

    @General Stuck: Hey, at least the man is working, ya know?

    I absolutely adore this graphic, which I first saw on Rachel Maddow’s show, and believe it pretty much sums up the GOP these days, every sweaty, sausage-fingered, troglodyte one of them.

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    Schlemizel says:


    Technically an income of 250k would put you in the top 2% of all incomes in the US. Probably close enough for our figuring. Sitting on millions probably moves the decimal point over as they are probably less than 1%.

    Still, if you had $10 million in stock paying 4% dividends you would be making 250 a year; “only” the top 2% in income

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    KG says:

    @redshirt: if you’re talking income, it’s about $250,000, based on what I can find (250k actually makes you 1.5%, but close enough). If you’re talking accumulated wealth, which is vastly different than just straight income, then it’s a bit trickier.

    There’s a difference between being a member of the Romney family or the Hilton family, or the Kennedys and making $250,000 a year and being some middle or upper middle class kid who worked their ass off to get a big law firm gig making that kind of money. The biggest difference being that the Romney, Hilton, Kennedy kid probably doesn’t have a couple hundred grand in student loan debt.

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    Yutsano says:

    @Brachiator: The really ironic part is her family is quite religious. Her father found it more important that she be able to read and learn and think for herself. That is the part the Taliban just cannot abide. She is the future of Pakistan, and that is what they are fighting against.

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    Mike in NC says:

    Baby Jesus Are You Listening?

    Well, the local rag had an article today about Senator Jim Demented (R-SC) contemplating a bid for the White House in 2016. So, maybe?

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    @Mike in NC:

    Well, the local rag had an article today about Senator Jim Demented (R-SC) contemplating a bid for the White House in 2016. So, maybe?

    FSM proved that she doesn’t love us that much when she torpedoed the Gingrich micro-boomlet last December, after it had flowered for about 72 hours or so.

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    muddy says:

    Go here to vote for Time’s Person of the Year, it’s open until 12-12-12.,00.html

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    jl says:

    Some graphics whiz could make up panel of Cretaceous dinosaurs and paste in their faces.

    It would be way cute. And touching, in a wistful nostalgic sort of way.

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    rikyrah says:

    the title of this post is hilarious.

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    1badbaba3 says:

    Holy Jumpin’ Jeebus! I need shades in order to view that picture. Shouldn’t there be a warning of some kind, like they do with a solar eclipse? Ye-owch!

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    Amir Khalid says:

    @Mike in NC:
    Given whom the Republican party was willing to consider near-enough suitable this year, I suppose Jim Demint might well consider himself a contender. But I do hope that by then, eight years of Obama’s presidency will have taught Americans what to look for in a really good POTUS. Everything I know about Demint tells me he falls well short of any such ideal.

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    Villago Delenda Est says:

    I have a better recipient: Malala Yousufzai. The girl the Taliban could neither kill nor silence.

    Sandra Fluke is good, but this young woman an even better choice.

    She’s fighting, right now, the battles that we never want to see in this country.

    The fundigelicals would support it because, after all, she’s fighting the wrong flavor of theocracy. Now, if she were doing the same to some Republic of Gilead sort of setup on this continent, everything that’s been done to her would be the unshakable will of Mammon, the true deity of the fundigelicals.

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    Tone in DC says:



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    Villago Delenda Est says:


    Well, it’s like all these “former Democrats” who show up here from time to time.

    They’re liars, just like the “liberal Democrat” who called in to Hannity’s show.

    These people lie, like Mitt Romney, easier than they breathe. It’s a lizard brain thing.

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    TenguPhule says:

    All we need are circles with numbers inside mounted on these faces and there’s a guilt free target range.

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    Brachiator says:


    She is the future of Pakistan

    I certainly hope so.

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    Tom Hilton says:

    Susan Rice would be even more of a “fuck you”.

    Just sayin’.

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    catclub says:

    @KG: I just found that, to be at the 95 percentile in wealth takes about $1.6M in net assets. My guess is that to be at the 99 percentile in wealth would probably be around $10M in net assets. Nowhere near to a Kennedy or Romney fortune.

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    jibeaux says:

    @muddy: Kim Jong Un is killing it right now. Maybe that’s the only website you can access from North Korea.

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    Robert says:

    @Suffern ACE: Print publication is struggling. I don’t know if they could afford to do a mirror cover again. I did enjoy the “How bout you?” cover. Too bad they only chose it as the less controversial choice. I wanted to see heads explode over Hugo Chavez or Mahmoud Ahmadinejad winning.

    What would be the softball this year? Psy? I’m down with Psy winning for making fun of stuck up rich perverts and Americans cluelessly trying to sing along to satirical rap.

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    DavidTC says:

    Does anyone understand why Kim Jong Un is doing so well? What exactly did he _do_?

    I really don’t like the list this year. Not only is a lot of it political, a lot of it is _failed_ political.

    Sheldon Adelson and Karl Rove would deserve to be on the list if they had _changed the election_ with their money…but they did not. Remember, ‘deserved to be on the list’ does not mean you’re a good person, it just means you were the most important person. Sheldon Adelson and Karl Rove, ultimate, were _not_ important. I’m not saying that because I _dislike_ what they were trying to do, I’m saying that because they _failed_. I freely admit Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan deserve to be on the list. Just not Rove and Adelson.

    And probably not Bill Clinton or Joe Biden, either. I can’t quite figure those out. ‘Assisting a reelection’ is not some astonishing thing. Also, I don’t know what Obama is supposed to have done _this_ year. (This is not me trying to be petty, but this is the _2012_ Man of the Year.) Yes, I just said that Romney and Ryan should be on the list, but not Obama, although not perhaps for the reasons that right thinks.

    Also, why Colbert and Stewart? I mean, Colbert’s skewering of SuperPACs was awesome, and Stewart did lots of nice things too, but nothing they did had a large effect this specific year. Do they just automatically end up on every internet poll?

    Likewise, why the hell is the Higgs Boson on there? I can see things like the Mars Rover being on there, or the IBM PC which won in 1982. But while extending ‘Man of the Year’ to _devices_ is reasonable, extending it to fundamental forces of nature seems a bit stupid. If only then because they’d win it _every_ year, as having the Higgs Bosom continue…bosoming?…enmassing?…is basically required for reality as we know it to keep existing. It’s a rather surreal poll: Which is more important: This guy over here, or the thing that kept him and everything else from flying apart at the speed of light. (I think without mass, everything has to move at the speed of light, but I could be entirely wrong.)

    I feel like either I or Time doesn’t understand what exactly this list is supposed to be. I thought it was supposed to be the person who did the most this year, but maybe I’m entirely wrong.

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    gelfling545 says:

    @Violet: Along with the complexion a late friend of mine referred to as “3 martini pink”.

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    Penus says:

    Apologies if this is ground that’s been covered, but it’s worth noting that there were only two African-American Republicans in the last Congress. One of them (Allen West) was voted out, and the other, Tim Scott, was a freshman in the last Congress (as was West). Chairmanships don’t go to freshmen.

    What that DOESN’T explain is the lack of women.

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    Penus says:

    Also, I heard somewhere that the Republicans interviewed Dennis Green for all of the open chairman spots.

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    JasperL says:

    Saw a great tweet last night about these guys from The Daily Edge:

    John Boehner: “The GOP’s 2013 House Committee chairmen represent the most diverse collection of white pen1$e$ we’ve ever assembled.”

    Edited for FYWP

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    JasperL says:

    Saw a great tweet last night about these guys from The Daily Edge:

    John Boehner: “The GOP’s 2013 House Committee chairmen represent the most diverse collection of white pen1$e$ we’ve ever assembled.”

    Edited for FYWP

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    I loathe conservatives. I really do. I wish I didn’t, but there’s no way not to. I went to the link, and the lies and lies and lies just pissed me off beyond belief. I can understand not thinking birth control should be covered under insurance. I think that’s wrong, but I can understnd why some people might believe that. But to lie about somebody, and twist everything they say, and everything about their lives… I don’t know how these assholes can live wth themselves.

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    Johnny Coelacanth says:

    They say politics is show business for ugly people and there goes your proof.

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    Felonius Monk says:

    That picture reminds of the line at the Selective Service Processing Center when they tell you to pull down your shorts, bend over, and pull your cheeks apart. Just a bunch of assholes to stare at.

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    Josie says:

    @gelfling545: My late husband (who loved his Cuba libras) used to call it “the look of the king’s wine taster.”

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    MaxxLange says:

    One analyst, Bill Dreher of Deutsche Bank, complained last year that at Costco “it’s better to be an employee or a customer than a shareholder.”

    That is outrageous. They prioritize the people who work and shop there over people who want to profit from inflating the stock price? Is that legal?

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