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Time announced that Dr. Merkel was its Person of the Year, making her the fourth German Chancellor to win that honor following 1970′s Willy Brandt, 1953′s Konrad Adenauer (both Chancellors of West Germany), and 1938′s Adolf Hitler.

 
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  1. Luke Lea says: • Website

    I thought she was un-person of the year.

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  2. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    A thumb in the eye of all things that are not liberal. BLM was probably a close second, or maybe Black Justice League. I am willing to bet that Carol Mosby, the Baltimore prosecutor, thought she had a shot.

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  3. A thumb in the eye of all things that are not liberal. BLM was probably a close second or maybe Black Justice League. I am willing to bet that Carol Mosby, the Baltimore prosecutor, thought she had a shot. Sorry for double post, first post did not have my handle.

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  4. She should be named Turd of the Century.

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  5. Time could have found a much better picture of Merkel. She may pine for the destruction of her people, but she does have a surprising set of, shall we say, assets.

    Check out this amusing video.

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  6. Hail says: • Website

    That is not a real photo of Merkel. If non-photos are acceptable, I submit a more suitable Merkel Image given that she is “destroying Germany” (Trump’s statement today).

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  7. Hail says: • Website

    The “Merkel Must Go” hashtag (#MerkelMussWeg) has taken off since the announcement.

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  8. conatus says:

    In Oct of 2010 Merkel said,

    “And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other… has failed, utterly failed.”

    ‘Failed utterly’
    So now she gets guilt-ed into letting in an army of young males to disrupt German society? Who bought her out?

    What she should do is make an alliance with the natural resource rich Rooskies. Get rid of that nation dissolving acid called the Euro. Sort of a reverse Barbarossa, German money invades Russian lebensraum and with the addition of creeping natural global warming THEY TAKE OVER THE WORLD!(like all the TV programs tell us they were going to do). Unfortunately my appointment as world emperor has been delayed so this event just might not happen.

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    It is not in the US's interest to let this happen.
    , @MEH 0910

    In Oct of 2010 Merkel said,

    “And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other… has failed, utterly failed.”

    ‘Failed utterly’
    So now she gets guilt-ed into letting in an army of young males to disrupt German society? Who bought her out?
     
    What did Obama overhear when he tapped Merkel's cellphone? Was she blackmailed into this reversal?
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  9. Tiny Duck says:

    Wow – amazed by these ignorance, selfishness and stupidity expressed in these comments.

    There is a refugee crisis that someone had to take some leadership in dealing with. That is what Merkel did.

    As a country we should have done a lot more.

    Hopefully migrants will keep coming and drown the unrepentantly racist “whites” so that racism can be a thing of the past

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    I do like well done satire, please play again soon.
    , @Wyrd
    Duh Dink, you need to apply to NYDN for a job. You clearly have the ability to wheeze all over us and tell us it's raining.
    , @Hunsdon
    I have always found advocating for genocide to be in such poor taste.
    , @athEIst
    Surely you can put up a few up in your basement. Get all your neighbors to do the same. BTW where do you live? It might affect property values.
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  10. SPMoore8 says:

    I like how Merkel is described on the cover as the “Chancellor of the Free World” — that’s laying it on a bit thick. Also, Willy Brandt was Man of the Year I think in 1970 or something (because Ostpolitik). That would be four, if he was also chancellor.

    One oddity about the (rather ugly) cover portrait is that the artist appears to have used a photo of her actual eyes, and painted the rest, which reminds me of (also German) Klaus Voormann’s famous cover for “Revolver.”

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    "...which reminds me of (also German) Klaus Voormann’s famous cover for “Revolver."

    I didn't know until recently that Voormann had drawn it or that the cover won the Grammy that year. Deservedly so. It's a fantastic drawing.
    , @JohnnyGeo
    Looks like a shitty photoshop effect
    , @Clifford Brown
    More like "Chancellor of the Free-For-All World".

    Merkel as Time's Person of the Year only confirms my suspicion that Europe's immigration crisis is being orchestrated on some level. A certain Narrative is being pushed. I fail to see how Turkey'a army and a few gunboats couldn't stop the Crisis in a matter of weeks.
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  11. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer

    Gorbachev also got that award.

    In 1985, Mikhail Gorbachev was selected as General Secretary of the Communist Party of the USSR.
    A few years later, he decided to start calling himself ‘President of the USSR’.

    By 1991, both USSR and the Communist Party of the USSR ceased to exist – in fact, both were replaced by horrible, bloody chaos, murder, crisis and mass impoverishment.

    So much for ‘man of the year’ and other accolades.

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  12. Is TIME magazine still important actually? I read some of it around 2000 and thought it was pretty bad even back then.
    As for Merkel, words fail me. The “chancellor of the free world” bit is very silly however…”free world” is such an antiquated Cold war term. And it’s especially ironic given that there’s a lot of the GDR in Merkel’s character.

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    • Replies: @Hail
    I wonder how many real ethnic Germans would prefer to live in the good old-fashioned GDR, for all its problems, than in Merkel's coming multicultural slum zone.
    , @Bill B.
    "Time" exists (and previously "Newsweek") to make The Economist look intelligent and nuanced.
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  13. George says:

    She may turn out to be the most important German historical figure.

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    More important than the Kaiser?

    More important than Hitler?
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  14. She’s rockin’ a ‘tactical bowl cut’.

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  15. WhatEvvs [AKA "Internet Addict"] says:

    Hitler was named Time’s Man of the Year in 1938.

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  16. Pretty ghastly portrait. Then again, ya can’t polish a turd.

    I have vague memories of a post WWII grand unveiling of a Churchill portrait (he was no stranger to the canvas himself). It was pretty craptacular and with his trademark dry British wit, old Winnie quipped something to the effect of: “What a remarkable work of modern art.”

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  17. AndrewR says:

    History will probably judge her rather similarly to Hitler. In their own ways, each will have allowed their rigid ideology to lead Germany into destruction.

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  18. timothy says:

    As Douthat tweeted, the choice will hold up, the accompanying hagiography will not.

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  19. Anonym says:

    I look forward to Time going the way of Newsweek.

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    I look forward to Time going the way of Newsweek.
     
    Now that Newsweek is gone, the name just looks Orwellian -- it's so close to Newspeak.
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  20. Quisling of the Year

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  21. anon says: • Disclaimer

    She betrayed her own people. Is that the mark of greatness in the eyes of Time mag??

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    Sure, as long as those people are white.
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  22. The year of The Rat.

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  23. @SPMoore8
    I like how Merkel is described on the cover as the "Chancellor of the Free World" -- that's laying it on a bit thick. Also, Willy Brandt was Man of the Year I think in 1970 or something (because Ostpolitik). That would be four, if he was also chancellor.

    One oddity about the (rather ugly) cover portrait is that the artist appears to have used a photo of her actual eyes, and painted the rest, which reminds me of (also German) Klaus Voormann's famous cover for "Revolver."

    “…which reminds me of (also German) Klaus Voormann’s famous cover for “Revolver.”

    I didn’t know until recently that Voormann had drawn it or that the cover won the Grammy that year. Deservedly so. It’s a fantastic drawing.

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  24. Mr. Blank says:

    “Chancellor of the Free World,” huh? The establishment is really going all-in on this open borders crap, aren’t they? I mean, they’re not hedging their bets at all, even as the bets they’ve made keep blowing up in their faces — figuratively and literally. You’d think the events of the past year might give them just a little bit of humility. You’d think they’d take a moment to re-evaluate. Guess not.

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  25. Chancellor of the Free World?

    No.

    Useful Idiot of the Caliphate.

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    Corporatist shill.

    https://www.rt.com/news/314593-germany-refugee-slaves-le-pen/
    , @Maj. Kong
    General Secretary of the EUSSR
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  26. Dave Pinsen says: • Website

    Merkel seems to have a bit of a resemblance to Hitler. Are today’s Germans as obsessed with ancestry as Americans (e.g., Cheney, Obama are eighth cousins)? I’ve got to believe Merkel and Hitler are more closely related than Cheney and Obama.

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    • Replies: @Reg Cæsar
    Hitler wasn't even German.

    Hell, I'm Obama's cousin, too, a couple degrees beyond Cheney. But Cheney's and Obama's genealogies have been online for a decade. They're just noticing this now?

    I assume these two are related to Robert and Shelley Duvall. Now that's interesting.
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  27. That’s be Angela “When do the rapes begin?” Merkel.

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    Change "that's be" to "that'd be". (GD ebonic spell-check!)
    , @JohnnyWalker123
    Merkel has no chance of being raped.

    Even if Bill Clinton was one of the refugees, she'd have no chance of being raped.
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  28. By a 65-22 margin, Republicans support Trump’s Muslim migration ban.
    By a 75-18 margin, Democrats oppose the Muslim migration ban.

    So it appears that Trump may see a bump in the primary polls from this new plan. I’d also guess that Trump will not reverse himself since the idea is so popular with Republicans.

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    A measly 50% of all likely voters say "No" to the Muslim Ban proposal. Hah! The media literally treated it as "Trump calls for gassing six million Muslims", yet here we are...

    Now we can see it. The media really has been a Giant With Feet of Clay all along. The Real Right just needed a spokesman, not clowns like Bush and McCain and the chorus of cowards the media barons have been trotting out these past days.

    What the beleaguered rearguard of the Real Right had been saying all along -- that media control was the key -- has been true. Let me be among the first to say, Welcome Back to the Real Right.
    , @e
    I realize not all voters see themselves as either Dems or Repubs, but the low number of Dems who support his position is concerning. I know many Dems are highly sensitive little snowflakes, esp. when it comes to the use of language, if not policy, but I had higher hopes for more than 20% of them. I've a friend who never votes anything other than Dem, and while she often prefaces her comments with, "I know he's really weird," she ends her comment about Trump with "but I really like what he says about Mexicans and illegals," and my guess is she feels even more passionate about his most recent Democrat stroke-inducing comment.
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  29. tyrone says:

    seriously out of left field … real person of the year, TRUMP!

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  30. @Auntie Analogue
    Chancellor of the Free World?

    No.

    Useful Idiot of the Caliphate.
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    Corporatist shill.

    Very early on there was the suggestion in Germany that the minimum wage -- Mindestlohn -- be dropped for Flüchtlinge (Ausnahmen = exceptions) -- it still gets mentioned:

    Mindestlohn – für Flüchtlinge doch Ausnahmen? -- Should there be exceptions to the minimum wage for refugees?

    Other items:

    Sarrazin und Pirinçci gefährlicher als Hitler -- a Green Party member of the Bundestag says Sarrazin is more dangerous than Hitler.

    CDU-Politiker erwartet Millionen Familiennachzüge -- a CDU politician says 3m more people may come due to family reunification.

    Asylzahlen auf Rekordhoch / Flüchtlinge kaum qualifiziert -- a new record in Nov of nearly 58k applications for asylum (the number of actual arrivals was probably significantly higher); the vast majority are not qualified for any job or even job training -- 70% of recent trainees from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan simply quit their training.
    , @Anonymous
    I don't buy that argument. German companies have factories literally on every continent except for Antarctica, and they're starting to use robots to make Adidas sneakers: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/german-robots-first-adidas-running-shoes-2016-100331518--finance.html

    Another place besides Antarctica that companies don't flock to to build factories is the Middle East. And Middle Eastern immigrants aren't exactly renowned for being enthusiastic factory workers. If they're going to have robots making even low end goods like sneakers, what exactly are these people going to do?
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  31. vinteuil says:

    Lefties have long loved assisted suicide. Lefties now love Angela Merkel. Any questions?

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  32. Maj. Kong says:
    @Auntie Analogue
    Chancellor of the Free World?

    No.

    Useful Idiot of the Caliphate.

    General Secretary of the EUSSR

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  33. sf says:

    Here’s to the curse of Time magazine.

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  34. Hail says: • Website
    @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/bpolitics/status/674661088307355649

    By a 65-22 margin, Republicans support Trump's Muslim migration ban.
    By a 75-18 margin, Democrats oppose the Muslim migration ban.

    So it appears that Trump may see a bump in the primary polls from this new plan. I'd also guess that Trump will not reverse himself since the idea is so popular with Republicans.

    A measly 50% of all likely voters say “No” to the Muslim Ban proposal. Hah! The media literally treated it as “Trump calls for gassing six million Muslims”, yet here we are…

    Now we can see it. The media really has been a Giant With Feet of Clay all along. The Real Right just needed a spokesman, not clowns like Bush and McCain and the chorus of cowards the media barons have been trotting out these past days.

    What the beleaguered rearguard of the Real Right had been saying all along — that media control was the key — has been true. Let me be among the first to say, Welcome Back to the Real Right.

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    If Trump rises in the polls next week, the media and political class will be furious. LOL.
    , @NOTA
    The prestige media and politicians respond less to the proposal and more to:

    A. The message it seems to send. (This, bombing Muslims is good because it's sold as humanitarian, whereas rejecting their visas is inhumane and evil because it's sold as anti-Muslim.

    B. How far it is from the current ruling class consensus. Crazy and evil are both defined in the media relative to this consensus, which is why everything from affirmative action in schools to the president having the authority to have citizens killed on his word alone are treated as reasonable, while legalizing pot or ceasing to police the world is obviously crazy and evil.
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  36. JohnnyGeo says:
    @SPMoore8
    I like how Merkel is described on the cover as the "Chancellor of the Free World" -- that's laying it on a bit thick. Also, Willy Brandt was Man of the Year I think in 1970 or something (because Ostpolitik). That would be four, if he was also chancellor.

    One oddity about the (rather ugly) cover portrait is that the artist appears to have used a photo of her actual eyes, and painted the rest, which reminds me of (also German) Klaus Voormann's famous cover for "Revolver."

    Looks like a shitty photoshop effect

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  37. People still read Time?
    Time, along with much of the print media is circling the drain.
    I bet much of their subscriber base exists only because of inertia.

    An interesting question would be, absent their institutional subscribers– libraries/doctor offices/etc. – what is the size of their individual subscriber base? And how has the ratio of institutional subscribers to individual subscribers changed over the years? Perhaps 30 years ago, individual subscribers vastly outnumbered institutional subscribers. I doubt that is the case today.

    The average age for an individual Time subscriber must be 60+ years old. I wonder what their attrition rate for their individual subscriber base is? If Time survives the next 20 years, practically all of their subscriber base might end up as institutional.

    In any event, Time always struck me as being Highlights for adults.

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    Even my dentists office has stopped taking Time.

    It's one of those publications like National Review and The Weekly Standard which are nothing more that conduits for welfare for statist propagandists.
    , @NOTA
    Pretty much all media are circling the drain in economics terms. But I'm pretty sure the last time I read a Time magazine article was in the dentist's office, before the invention of smartphones.
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  38. War for Blair Mountain [AKA "Groovy Battle for Blair Moutain"] says:

    Slightly off Topic-NOT!!!

    Steve

    According to RT News, Vladimir Putin has raised the issue of using nuclear armed cruise missilies against ISIS. I honestly believe that Ashton Carter is contemplating a nuclear first strike on Russia in the advent of a Russian Military-US Military confrontation in Syria.

    It gets more and more serious and lethal by the day….and it parallels the violent threats against Donald Trump and his White Voting Bloc by the Democratic Party Voting Bloc on a daily basis….The two wars of violent aggression are most definitely linked. Perhaps your readers should buy shortwave radios?..like real soon!!!

    If you are disgusted by JFK worshipping as I am…the following should be obvious:1962=2015…give or take a few months.

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  39. Hail says: • Website
    @Hail
    A measly 50% of all likely voters say "No" to the Muslim Ban proposal. Hah! The media literally treated it as "Trump calls for gassing six million Muslims", yet here we are...

    Now we can see it. The media really has been a Giant With Feet of Clay all along. The Real Right just needed a spokesman, not clowns like Bush and McCain and the chorus of cowards the media barons have been trotting out these past days.

    What the beleaguered rearguard of the Real Right had been saying all along -- that media control was the key -- has been true. Let me be among the first to say, Welcome Back to the Real Right.
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  40. Richard S says:

    Merkel generally makes clever moves that balance satisfying her conservative (in German terms) base with sensible pragmatic compromises with industry and the EU gauleiters. All the more puzzling then, her leap into disaster this summer last. Is she preparing to lay a claim to post-government lucre as spokes”person” for the global elite, a la Bill and Tony?

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  41. ic1000 says:

    Great furrowed-brows interview just now on state-run radio, World Reacts To Donald Trump’s Call To Ban Muslims Traveling To U.S. Joerg Lau, the foreign editor for Die Zeit in Berlin, explains a few things. Why, Germany is taking in almost a million migrants this year, and we expect America to do its fair share. Instead, Trump’s Islamophobic remarks could start these perfectly nice Muslims down the road to alienation. NPR’s reporter seems to understand the point — the recent troubles really are Trump’s fault.

    Continuing the irony-free discussion, Mr. Lau wistfully points out that in Germany, Trump would have been arrested by now on a charge of Incitement. Obviously, the U.S. has much to learn from its ally about the free exchange of ideas.

    And for completeness’ sake, listeners are treated to an interview of Bloomberg reporter Zainab Fattah in Dubai. She points out that Trump’s ideas are still far more liberal and tolerant than the policies of any Islamic nation Trump is a hateful Islamophobe.

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  42. Wilkey says:

    So in the eyes of the Left, the definition of a “great democratic leader” is one who does something that is incredibly unpopular, not only in her own country but in two dozen others.

    It’s really unfuckingbelievable, when you think about it. They don’t even pretend to believe in democracy anymore.

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    Neither do I. But then again I never have. It was probably nice in Athens.
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  43. eah says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    Corporatist shill.

    https://www.rt.com/news/314593-germany-refugee-slaves-le-pen/

    Corporatist shill.

    Very early on there was the suggestion in Germany that the minimum wage — Mindestlohn — be dropped for Flüchtlinge (Ausnahmen = exceptions) — it still gets mentioned:

    Mindestlohn – für Flüchtlinge doch Ausnahmen? — Should there be exceptions to the minimum wage for refugees?

    Other items:

    Sarrazin und Pirinçci gefährlicher als Hitler — a Green Party member of the Bundestag says Sarrazin is more dangerous than Hitler.

    CDU-Politiker erwartet Millionen Familiennachzüge — a CDU politician says 3m more people may come due to family reunification.

    Asylzahlen auf Rekordhoch / Flüchtlinge kaum qualifiziert — a new record in Nov of nearly 58k applications for asylum (the number of actual arrivals was probably significantly higher); the vast majority are not qualified for any job or even job training — 70% of recent trainees from Syria, Iraq, and Afghanistan simply quit their training.

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  44. @Dave Pinsen
    Merkel seems to have a bit of a resemblance to Hitler. Are today's Germans as obsessed with ancestry as Americans (e.g., Cheney, Obama are eighth cousins)? I've got to believe Merkel and Hitler are more closely related than Cheney and Obama.

    Hitler wasn’t even German.

    Hell, I’m Obama’s cousin, too, a couple degrees beyond Cheney. But Cheney’s and Obama’s genealogies have been online for a decade. They’re just noticing this now?

    I assume these two are related to Robert and Shelley Duvall. Now that’s interesting.

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    The article I linked to was from 2007.
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  45. Paul Warkin says: • Website

    There’s a poetic symmetry in both Hitler and Merkel getting the same accolade.

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    There’s a poetic symmetry in both Hitler and Merkel getting the same accolade.
     
    Adrian Davies Speaks on Angela Merkel's Mental State (Davies is a British right-wing organizer and founder of the British Democratic Party, a successor to the failed BNP.)

    Angela Merkel is a seriously mentally-ill woman. She is infected with intellectual syphilis and spiritual AIDS in the form of liberalism, in a very advanced degree. She demonstrates in her person all the things that are sickest and most unhealthy in the modern European psyche. [...] A very sick individual. Totally given over to ethnomasochism, to self-hate, to a desire to destroy her own country and people, so far as I can see. She is truly mentally ill and pathological.

    Angela Merkel is actually a very good photographic negative of the ultranationalist. She has many of the same characteristics of the very people whom she hates. [...] For her , it would seem, the ideal virtue consists of loving every people but your own. Welcoming the stranger, the alien, the person who has nothing to do with you, effectively countenancing the displacement of your own people, their replacement in their own country by aliens who have nothing to do with Germany, culturally, historically, ethnically, linguistically, religiously, or in any other way.

    She is essentially pathological. She is as pathological as the most rabid Nazi. She truly is! [...] To her, every other people is more virtuous than her own, to be preferred to her own in every way. To be invited to come to Germany and effectively replace her own people. It's a similar kind of extremism.

    Funnily enough -- well, it's not "funny," it's not amusing, but it's ironic, I suppose [...]: She has become a mirror image of the thing she hates. [Adrian Davies, in conversation with Richard B. Spencer, November 2015]
     

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  46. Dave Pinsen says: • Website
    @Reg Cæsar
    Hitler wasn't even German.

    Hell, I'm Obama's cousin, too, a couple degrees beyond Cheney. But Cheney's and Obama's genealogies have been online for a decade. They're just noticing this now?

    I assume these two are related to Robert and Shelley Duvall. Now that's interesting.

    The article I linked to was from 2007.

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  47. As Bob Dylan said: No one takes Time magazine seriously.

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    It’s a certain class of people, it's a class of people that take [Time Magazine] seriously, I mean sure I can read it, you know, I read it, I get it on the airplanes but I don’t take it seriously. If I want to find out anything, I’m not gonna read TIME magazine, I’m not gonna read Newsweek, I’m not gonna read any of these magazines, I mean cause they just got too much to lose by printing the truth. You know that.
     
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    @JohnnyWalker123
    https://twitter.com/bpolitics/status/674661088307355649

    By a 65-22 margin, Republicans support Trump's Muslim migration ban.
    By a 75-18 margin, Democrats oppose the Muslim migration ban.

    So it appears that Trump may see a bump in the primary polls from this new plan. I'd also guess that Trump will not reverse himself since the idea is so popular with Republicans.

    I realize not all voters see themselves as either Dems or Repubs, but the low number of Dems who support his position is concerning. I know many Dems are highly sensitive little snowflakes, esp. when it comes to the use of language, if not policy, but I had higher hopes for more than 20% of them. I’ve a friend who never votes anything other than Dem, and while she often prefaces her comments with, “I know he’s really weird,” she ends her comment about Trump with “but I really like what he says about Mexicans and illegals,” and my guess is she feels even more passionate about his most recent Democrat stroke-inducing comment.

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    A lot of Democrats are inherently anti-Trump. If Obama had stopped Muslim migration, they'd be more supportive.
    , @Stacy2355
    I wouldn't worry too much. If 65% of Reps & 18% of Dems actually admit to pollsters that they support the ban, I'm willing to bet a lot more support it privately. Many people are reticent about admitting to non PC thoughts(unfortunately there's often a good reason for this), but real voting is by secret ballot.
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  49. Jefferson says:

    I notice Angela Merkel has blue eyes, which is the dominant eye color of the German people. According to Carleton Stevens Coon’s Races Of Europe, a whopping 78 percent of Germans have blue eyes and less than 3 percent of Germans have brown eyes. The remainder have have eye colors like green and hazel.

    http://www.theapricity.com/snpa/chapter-XII5.htm

    Less than 3 percent of Germans have brown eyes like the two Cubans running for president Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz.

    The genes for brown eyes is extremely weak when among pure unmixed Germans procreate among each other. Hopefully there is not too much miscegenation between the predominantly blue eyed Germans and the predominantly brown eyed Syrian and other Middle Eastern refugees, because most people who are the off spring of 1 blue eyed parent and 1 brown eyed parent do not come out with blue eyes. Too much mixing with the refugees produces less blue eyed Germans.

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  50. @Michael Soren
    That's be Angela "When do the rapes begin?" Merkel.

    Change “that’s be” to “that’d be”. (GD ebonic spell-check!)

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  51. Anon says: • Disclaimer

    Oh come on, was there ever any doubt?
    Isn’t it obvious that the world has been talking about her, and her deeds, policies, and effects, more than anyone else this year?

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  52. @SPMoore8
    I like how Merkel is described on the cover as the "Chancellor of the Free World" -- that's laying it on a bit thick. Also, Willy Brandt was Man of the Year I think in 1970 or something (because Ostpolitik). That would be four, if he was also chancellor.

    One oddity about the (rather ugly) cover portrait is that the artist appears to have used a photo of her actual eyes, and painted the rest, which reminds me of (also German) Klaus Voormann's famous cover for "Revolver."

    More like “Chancellor of the Free-For-All World”.

    Merkel as Time’s Person of the Year only confirms my suspicion that Europe’s immigration crisis is being orchestrated on some level. A certain Narrative is being pushed. I fail to see how Turkey’a army and a few gunboats couldn’t stop the Crisis in a matter of weeks.

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    He is due to meet Trump on 28 December as the mogul tours Israel. He has not announced any details but the Jerusalem Post reported that a visit to a contested holy site in Jerusalem is being “strongly considered”.
     
    I suggest Trump visit some West Bank settlements. Maybe even tour the SodaStream factory and make some statements against BDS.
    , @Anonymous
    If you can judge a man by his enemies, that settles it. When Bibi hammers on Trump, I'm a Trump voter!
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  54. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @JohnnyWalker123
    Corporatist shill.

    https://www.rt.com/news/314593-germany-refugee-slaves-le-pen/

    I don’t buy that argument. German companies have factories literally on every continent except for Antarctica, and they’re starting to use robots to make Adidas sneakers: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/german-robots-first-adidas-running-shoes-2016-100331518–finance.html

    Another place besides Antarctica that companies don’t flock to to build factories is the Middle East. And Middle Eastern immigrants aren’t exactly renowned for being enthusiastic factory workers. If they’re going to have robots making even low end goods like sneakers, what exactly are these people going to do?

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    There are plenty of cheap labor employers in Germany who want short-term profits. Not every company has the money to buy robots or outsource operations. That's also a long-term investment, while a lot of employers want short-term cash flow gains.

    We've seen that not just in Germany, but here in America. There are even Republicans who want to expand guest-worker programs for less-skilled foreign laborers.
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    So is she going to pose for Playboy next?

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    So is she going to pose for Playboy next? You are out of luck: Playboy has already lined up its last nudes. However, there is a burgeoning Photoshop Merkel porn industry out there; you just have to look: if you insist.
    , @JohnnyWalker123
    Tashfeen should've.
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    Liberal of the Year!

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  57. SPMoore8 says:

    OT again, but this really takes the cake: students at a college in Pennsylvania are demanding that a “Lynch Hall” be renamed, not because it is named after the guy lynching is named after, but just because it’s the same name and *trigger warning!*

    Might as well demand that the Attorney General change her name to something neutral like, say, “Tashfeen Malik.”

    here

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  58. Lot says:

    The MSM is getting so desperate to stop Trump they are now pushing “Let’s Triple the H1B Program” Ted Cruz:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/12/09/fact-ted-cruz-is-in-the-catbirds-seat-to-win-the-republican-nomination/

    So just how is Mr. Catbird’s Seat To Win doing in the two latest national polls?

    A new St. Leo University poll finds that Donald Trump has expanded his lead nationally over his GOP presidential rivals to 29%, followed by Ben Carson at 14%, Marco Rubio at 11%, Jeb Bush at 11% and Ted Cruz at 9%.

    A new Zogby poll finds Trump leading with 38%, followed by Carson at 13%, Rubio at 12%, Cruz at 8% and Bush at 7%.

    He’s at 4th place and 5th place, even behind the corpse of Jeb! in one of the polls.

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    Morning Consult puts Trump at 41% among registered Republican voters.

    http://morningconsult.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/151201_topline_trend_v3.pdf
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  59. SPMoore8 says:
    @Anonymous
    So is she going to pose for Playboy next?

    So is she going to pose for Playboy next? You are out of luck: Playboy has already lined up its last nudes. However, there is a burgeoning Photoshop Merkel porn industry out there; you just have to look: if you insist.

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  61. @Lot
    The MSM is getting so desperate to stop Trump they are now pushing "Let's Triple the H1B Program" Ted Cruz:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2015/12/09/fact-ted-cruz-is-in-the-catbirds-seat-to-win-the-republican-nomination/

    So just how is Mr. Catbird's Seat To Win doing in the two latest national polls?


    A new St. Leo University poll finds that Donald Trump has expanded his lead nationally over his GOP presidential rivals to 29%, followed by Ben Carson at 14%, Marco Rubio at 11%, Jeb Bush at 11% and Ted Cruz at 9%.

    A new Zogby poll finds Trump leading with 38%, followed by Carson at 13%, Rubio at 12%, Cruz at 8% and Bush at 7%.
     
    He's at 4th place and 5th place, even behind the corpse of Jeb! in one of the polls.

    Morning Consult puts Trump at 41% among registered Republican voters.

    http://morningconsult.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/151201_topline_trend_v3.pdf

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  62. @Anonymous
    I don't buy that argument. German companies have factories literally on every continent except for Antarctica, and they're starting to use robots to make Adidas sneakers: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/german-robots-first-adidas-running-shoes-2016-100331518--finance.html

    Another place besides Antarctica that companies don't flock to to build factories is the Middle East. And Middle Eastern immigrants aren't exactly renowned for being enthusiastic factory workers. If they're going to have robots making even low end goods like sneakers, what exactly are these people going to do?

    There are plenty of cheap labor employers in Germany who want short-term profits. Not every company has the money to buy robots or outsource operations. That’s also a long-term investment, while a lot of employers want short-term cash flow gains.

    We’ve seen that not just in Germany, but here in America. There are even Republicans who want to expand guest-worker programs for less-skilled foreign laborers.

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  64. Lot says:
    @The Z Blog
    Now we know Benjamin Netanyahu reads Steve Sailer: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/benjamin-netanyahu-rejects-donald-trumps-comments-on-muslims-and-says-israel-respects-all-citizens-a6767026.html

    He is due to meet Trump on 28 December as the mogul tours Israel. He has not announced any details but the Jerusalem Post reported that a visit to a contested holy site in Jerusalem is being “strongly considered”.

    I suggest Trump visit some West Bank settlements. Maybe even tour the SodaStream factory and make some statements against BDS.

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  65. @Anonymous
    So is she going to pose for Playboy next?

    Tashfeen should’ve.

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  66. @e
    I realize not all voters see themselves as either Dems or Repubs, but the low number of Dems who support his position is concerning. I know many Dems are highly sensitive little snowflakes, esp. when it comes to the use of language, if not policy, but I had higher hopes for more than 20% of them. I've a friend who never votes anything other than Dem, and while she often prefaces her comments with, "I know he's really weird," she ends her comment about Trump with "but I really like what he says about Mexicans and illegals," and my guess is she feels even more passionate about his most recent Democrat stroke-inducing comment.

    A lot of Democrats are inherently anti-Trump. If Obama had stopped Muslim migration, they’d be more supportive.

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  67. Mr. Blank says:

    Really, Time’s “Person of the Year” choice ceased to matter when it morphed into an award instead of a straightforward acknowledgement of news impact. Both Hitler and Khomeini got tapped in the past; those were bold choices that showed real, dispassionate news judgment.

    Time started to pussy out on its choices back in the 1990s. You knew the gig was up when they failed to name Osama bin Laden “Person of the Year” for 2001. If ever there was a guy who had clearly had an enormous impact on world affairs during the year, bin Laden was that man in ’01.

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    Really, Time’s “Person of the Year” choice ceased to matter when it morphed into an award instead of a straightforward acknowledgement of news impact.

    As Time's Person Of The Year, 2006, I resent that.
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  68. @Hail
    A measly 50% of all likely voters say "No" to the Muslim Ban proposal. Hah! The media literally treated it as "Trump calls for gassing six million Muslims", yet here we are...

    Now we can see it. The media really has been a Giant With Feet of Clay all along. The Real Right just needed a spokesman, not clowns like Bush and McCain and the chorus of cowards the media barons have been trotting out these past days.

    What the beleaguered rearguard of the Real Right had been saying all along -- that media control was the key -- has been true. Let me be among the first to say, Welcome Back to the Real Right.

    If Trump rises in the polls next week, the media and political class will be furious. LOL.

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    "If Trump rises in the polls next week, the media and political class will be furious. LOL."

    When that happens what will The New York Daily News headline say this time? "Are White Republican Voters The Cancer Of America? Or maybe "White Republican Voters Are Racists On Steroids" or "White Republican Voters Cling To Donald Trump Because They Fear The Browning Of America" or "Donald Trump Wants To Impose Jim Crow Style Laws On Muslims" or "Most Donald Trump Supporters Are White Christian Extremists" or "Most Donald Trump Supporters Are Anti-Immigrant And Anti-Abortion".
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  69. @Tiny Duck
    Wow - amazed by these ignorance, selfishness and stupidity expressed in these comments.

    There is a refugee crisis that someone had to take some leadership in dealing with. That is what Merkel did.

    As a country we should have done a lot more.

    Hopefully migrants will keep coming and drown the unrepentantly racist "whites" so that racism can be a thing of the past

    I do like well done satire, please play again soon.

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  70. Hail says: • Website
    @Paul Warkin
    There's a poetic symmetry in both Hitler and Merkel getting the same accolade.

    There’s a poetic symmetry in both Hitler and Merkel getting the same accolade.

    Adrian Davies Speaks on Angela Merkel’s Mental State (Davies is a British right-wing organizer and founder of the British Democratic Party, a successor to the failed BNP.)

    Angela Merkel is a seriously mentally-ill woman. She is infected with intellectual syphilis and spiritual AIDS in the form of liberalism, in a very advanced degree. She demonstrates in her person all the things that are sickest and most unhealthy in the modern European psyche. [...] A very sick individual. Totally given over to ethnomasochism, to self-hate, to a desire to destroy her own country and people, so far as I can see. She is truly mentally ill and pathological.

    Angela Merkel is actually a very good photographic negative of the ultranationalist. She has many of the same characteristics of the very people whom she hates. [...] For her , it would seem, the ideal virtue consists of loving every people but your own. Welcoming the stranger, the alien, the person who has nothing to do with you, effectively countenancing the displacement of your own people, their replacement in their own country by aliens who have nothing to do with Germany, culturally, historically, ethnically, linguistically, religiously, or in any other way.

    She is essentially pathological. She is as pathological as the most rabid Nazi. She truly is! [...] To her, every other people is more virtuous than her own, to be preferred to her own in every way. To be invited to come to Germany and effectively replace her own people. It’s a similar kind of extremism.

    Funnily enough — well, it’s not “funny,” it’s not amusing, but it’s ironic, I suppose [...]: She has become a mirror image of the thing she hates. [Adrian Davies, in conversation with Richard B. Spencer, November 2015]

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  71. Anonymous says: • Disclaimer
    @The Z Blog
    Now we know Benjamin Netanyahu reads Steve Sailer: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/benjamin-netanyahu-rejects-donald-trumps-comments-on-muslims-and-says-israel-respects-all-citizens-a6767026.html

    If you can judge a man by his enemies, that settles it. When Bibi hammers on Trump, I’m a Trump voter!

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    @SPMoore8
    So is she going to pose for Playboy next? You are out of luck: Playboy has already lined up its last nudes. However, there is a burgeoning Photoshop Merkel porn industry out there; you just have to look: if you insist.

    So I guess it’ll be Hustler or Penthouse then? They suit her style better anyway.

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  73. @flyover hick
    People still read Time?
    Time, along with much of the print media is circling the drain.
    I bet much of their subscriber base exists only because of inertia.

    An interesting question would be, absent their institutional subscribers– libraries/doctor offices/etc. - what is the size of their individual subscriber base? And how has the ratio of institutional subscribers to individual subscribers changed over the years? Perhaps 30 years ago, individual subscribers vastly outnumbered institutional subscribers. I doubt that is the case today.

    The average age for an individual Time subscriber must be 60+ years old. I wonder what their attrition rate for their individual subscriber base is? If Time survives the next 20 years, practically all of their subscriber base might end up as institutional.

    In any event, Time always struck me as being Highlights for adults.

    Even my dentists office has stopped taking Time.

    It’s one of those publications like National Review and The Weekly Standard which are nothing more that conduits for welfare for statist propagandists.

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  74. NOTA says:
    @flyover hick
    People still read Time?
    Time, along with much of the print media is circling the drain.
    I bet much of their subscriber base exists only because of inertia.

    An interesting question would be, absent their institutional subscribers– libraries/doctor offices/etc. - what is the size of their individual subscriber base? And how has the ratio of institutional subscribers to individual subscribers changed over the years? Perhaps 30 years ago, individual subscribers vastly outnumbered institutional subscribers. I doubt that is the case today.

    The average age for an individual Time subscriber must be 60+ years old. I wonder what their attrition rate for their individual subscriber base is? If Time survives the next 20 years, practically all of their subscriber base might end up as institutional.

    In any event, Time always struck me as being Highlights for adults.

    Pretty much all media are circling the drain in economics terms. But I’m pretty sure the last time I read a Time magazine article was in the dentist’s office, before the invention of smartphones.

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  75. gruff says:
    @conatus
    In Oct of 2010 Merkel said,

    "And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other... has failed, utterly failed."

    'Failed utterly'
    So now she gets guilt-ed into letting in an army of young males to disrupt German society? Who bought her out?

    What she should do is make an alliance with the natural resource rich Rooskies. Get rid of that nation dissolving acid called the Euro. Sort of a reverse Barbarossa, German money invades Russian lebensraum and with the addition of creeping natural global warming THEY TAKE OVER THE WORLD!(like all the TV programs tell us they were going to do). Unfortunately my appointment as world emperor has been delayed so this event just might not happen.

    It is not in the US’s interest to let this happen.

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    @German_reader
    Is TIME magazine still important actually? I read some of it around 2000 and thought it was pretty bad even back then.
    As for Merkel, words fail me. The "chancellor of the free world" bit is very silly however..."free world" is such an antiquated Cold war term. And it's especially ironic given that there's a lot of the GDR in Merkel's character.

    I wonder how many real ethnic Germans would prefer to live in the good old-fashioned GDR, for all its problems, than in Merkel’s coming multicultural slum zone.

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  77. @Michael Soren
    That's be Angela "When do the rapes begin?" Merkel.

    Merkel has no chance of being raped.

    Even if Bill Clinton was one of the refugees, she’d have no chance of being raped.

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  78. Merkel deserves the title since she is making a bold move to ensure the security of the German people. Mainstream media experts have been explaining (about Trump’s proposal) that keeping Muslims out makes a country unsafe by angering the Muslim world. What better way to make Germany safe than to invite in a million refugees? Now that I think about it, Merkel shouldn’t get the award because she is a piker. If Germany will be safer with one million Muslims, it will be REALLY safe with 100 million!

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  79. Hail says: • Website

    Please edit my #70 above which is distorting the comment thread. The [ ] tag used at the end of a post causes this distortion. Replace it with ( ). I’ve got to remember to stop using [ ] at the end of posts here.

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  80. NOTA says:
    @Hail
    A measly 50% of all likely voters say "No" to the Muslim Ban proposal. Hah! The media literally treated it as "Trump calls for gassing six million Muslims", yet here we are...

    Now we can see it. The media really has been a Giant With Feet of Clay all along. The Real Right just needed a spokesman, not clowns like Bush and McCain and the chorus of cowards the media barons have been trotting out these past days.

    What the beleaguered rearguard of the Real Right had been saying all along -- that media control was the key -- has been true. Let me be among the first to say, Welcome Back to the Real Right.

    The prestige media and politicians respond less to the proposal and more to:

    A. The message it seems to send. (This, bombing Muslims is good because it’s sold as humanitarian, whereas rejecting their visas is inhumane and evil because it’s sold as anti-Muslim.

    B. How far it is from the current ruling class consensus. Crazy and evil are both defined in the media relative to this consensus, which is why everything from affirmative action in schools to the president having the authority to have citizens killed on his word alone are treated as reasonable, while legalizing pot or ceasing to police the world is obviously crazy and evil.

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  81. NOTA says:

    Merkel certainly has had a huge impact on the world. It looks to me like she has a realistic chance of fundamentally reshaping europe’s political landscape for the next decade. But perhaps not in quite the way she was hoping for.

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  82. anon says: • Disclaimer
    @Mr. Blank
    Really, Time's "Person of the Year" choice ceased to matter when it morphed into an award instead of a straightforward acknowledgement of news impact. Both Hitler and Khomeini got tapped in the past; those were bold choices that showed real, dispassionate news judgment.

    Time started to pussy out on its choices back in the 1990s. You knew the gig was up when they failed to name Osama bin Laden "Person of the Year" for 2001. If ever there was a guy who had clearly had an enormous impact on world affairs during the year, bin Laden was that man in '01.

    Really, Time’s “Person of the Year” choice ceased to matter when it morphed into an award instead of a straightforward acknowledgement of news impact.

    As Time’s Person Of The Year, 2006, I resent that.

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  83. Stacy2355 says:
    @e
    I realize not all voters see themselves as either Dems or Repubs, but the low number of Dems who support his position is concerning. I know many Dems are highly sensitive little snowflakes, esp. when it comes to the use of language, if not policy, but I had higher hopes for more than 20% of them. I've a friend who never votes anything other than Dem, and while she often prefaces her comments with, "I know he's really weird," she ends her comment about Trump with "but I really like what he says about Mexicans and illegals," and my guess is she feels even more passionate about his most recent Democrat stroke-inducing comment.

    I wouldn’t worry too much. If 65% of Reps & 18% of Dems actually admit to pollsters that they support the ban, I’m willing to bet a lot more support it privately. Many people are reticent about admitting to non PC thoughts(unfortunately there’s often a good reason for this), but real voting is by secret ballot.

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  84. Wyrd says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Wow - amazed by these ignorance, selfishness and stupidity expressed in these comments.

    There is a refugee crisis that someone had to take some leadership in dealing with. That is what Merkel did.

    As a country we should have done a lot more.

    Hopefully migrants will keep coming and drown the unrepentantly racist "whites" so that racism can be a thing of the past

    Duh Dink, you need to apply to NYDN for a job. You clearly have the ability to wheeze all over us and tell us it’s raining.

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    lol

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  87. Rehmat says:

    In December 2013, Time magazine declared Pope Francis as “Person of the Year”, even though, he as Bishop of Buenos Aires helped the military junta to kill thousands of priests and civilians.

    Angela Markel, who until recently was hailed as “Israel’s best friend”, has lost her status very quickly as result of her visit to Iran in October. Furthermore, contrary to Israel’s objections, Markel has accepted several thousands of refugees, mostly Christians, from Syria, which has infuriated the anti-Muslim but pro-Israel Germans. In July, Markel did the greatest act of antisemitism – she attended a large Iftar party during the Muslim month of Fasting – and told Muslims at the gathering: “Islam is part of Germany”.

    All of sudden, Angela Markel is being accused of not doing enough to combat antisemitism in Germany. New Jewish polls have claimed that more than 50% of German still hate Jews, and German textbooks still depict Jews as traitors and evil people……

    http://rehmat1.com/2015/10/07/netanyahu-dumps-angela-markel/

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    "even though, he as Bishop of Buenos Aires helped the military junta to kill thousands of priests and civilians."

    This is in the same category as the notion of Pius XII as "Hitler's Pope."
    , @Rehmat
    @Hibernian

    The Organized Jewry called him "Hitler's Pope" or "Nazi Pope", even though, like Hitler, the pope liked certain Jewish elites. Contrary to that Pope Francis is loved by the Organized Jewry. To appreciate their love, Francis has declared that every Christian carries a Jewish soul inside.

    http://rehmat1.com/2014/06/19/pope-francis-inside-every-christian-is-a-jew/
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  88. Hunsdon says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Wow - amazed by these ignorance, selfishness and stupidity expressed in these comments.

    There is a refugee crisis that someone had to take some leadership in dealing with. That is what Merkel did.

    As a country we should have done a lot more.

    Hopefully migrants will keep coming and drown the unrepentantly racist "whites" so that racism can be a thing of the past

    I have always found advocating for genocide to be in such poor taste.

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  89. David says:
    @Malcolm X-Lax
    As Bob Dylan said: No one takes Time magazine seriously.

    Are you sure? He did say this:

    It’s a certain class of people, it’s a class of people that take [Time Magazine] seriously, I mean sure I can read it, you know, I read it, I get it on the airplanes but I don’t take it seriously. If I want to find out anything, I’m not gonna read TIME magazine, I’m not gonna read Newsweek, I’m not gonna read any of these magazines, I mean cause they just got too much to lose by printing the truth. You know that.

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    Did newsweek die? I didn't even know it was sick. Honestly I must have missed its demise and haven't noticed its absence.
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  90. Time Person of the Year is a bush league Nobel Prize.

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  91. MEH 0910 says:
    @conatus
    In Oct of 2010 Merkel said,

    "And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other... has failed, utterly failed."

    'Failed utterly'
    So now she gets guilt-ed into letting in an army of young males to disrupt German society? Who bought her out?

    What she should do is make an alliance with the natural resource rich Rooskies. Get rid of that nation dissolving acid called the Euro. Sort of a reverse Barbarossa, German money invades Russian lebensraum and with the addition of creeping natural global warming THEY TAKE OVER THE WORLD!(like all the TV programs tell us they were going to do). Unfortunately my appointment as world emperor has been delayed so this event just might not happen.

    In Oct of 2010 Merkel said,

    “And of course, the approach [to build] a multicultural [society] and to live side-by-side and to enjoy each other… has failed, utterly failed.”

    ‘Failed utterly’
    So now she gets guilt-ed into letting in an army of young males to disrupt German society? Who bought her out?

    What did Obama overhear when he tapped Merkel’s cellphone? Was she blackmailed into this reversal?

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  92. The most deplorable one [AKA "Fourth doorman of the apocalypse"] says:
    @George
    She may turn out to be the most important German historical figure.

    More important than the Kaiser?

    More important than Hitler?

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    More important than the Kaiser?

    More important than Hitler?

    Well they both lost, she hasn't.....yet.
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  93. Hibernian says:
    @Rehmat
    In December 2013, Time magazine declared Pope Francis as "Person of the Year", even though, he as Bishop of Buenos Aires helped the military junta to kill thousands of priests and civilians.

    Angela Markel, who until recently was hailed as “Israel’s best friend”, has lost her status very quickly as result of her visit to Iran in October. Furthermore, contrary to Israel’s objections, Markel has accepted several thousands of refugees, mostly Christians, from Syria, which has infuriated the anti-Muslim but pro-Israel Germans. In July, Markel did the greatest act of antisemitism – she attended a large Iftar party during the Muslim month of Fasting – and told Muslims at the gathering: "Islam is part of Germany".

    All of sudden, Angela Markel is being accused of not doing enough to combat antisemitism in Germany. New Jewish polls have claimed that more than 50% of German still hate Jews, and German textbooks still depict Jews as traitors and evil people......

    http://rehmat1.com/2015/10/07/netanyahu-dumps-angela-markel/

    “even though, he as Bishop of Buenos Aires helped the military junta to kill thousands of priests and civilians.”

    This is in the same category as the notion of Pius XII as “Hitler’s Pope.”

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  94. WhatEvvs [AKA "Internet Addict"] says:

    Maybe next year Patrick Leahy can be person of the year.

    freebeacon.com/national-security/congress-to-consider-easing-passage-into-u-s-for-immigrants/

    The bill, a copy of which was obtained by the Washington Free Beacon, would express Congress’ sense that “the United States must not bar individuals from entering into the United States based on their religion, as such action would be contrary to the fundamental principles on which this Nation was founded.”

    The legislation is a direct amendment to current U.S. laws already on the books.

    Congressional critics of the legislation warn that the amendment would facilitate an unprecedented right to immigration that has never existed under U.S. law.

    “The amendment is intended to be a response to Trump’s statement and thus the category of immigration at the heart of it is clearly immigration from the Muslim world,” said a congressional source apprised of the legislation.

    “This amendment will establish the progressive goal of creating a right to global migration, their solution to global income inequality,” the source said. “This is not simply a slippery slope. This is ripping open Pandora’s box. If you can establish that we have no right to consider religious beliefs, then you could help establish we have no right to consider a candidate’s age, skill, income, or country of origin.”

    But never fear, with guys like Paul Ryan on the watch, the bill has NO chance of passing.

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  95. Bill B. says:
    @German_reader
    Is TIME magazine still important actually? I read some of it around 2000 and thought it was pretty bad even back then.
    As for Merkel, words fail me. The "chancellor of the free world" bit is very silly however..."free world" is such an antiquated Cold war term. And it's especially ironic given that there's a lot of the GDR in Merkel's character.

    “Time” exists (and previously “Newsweek”) to make The Economist look intelligent and nuanced.

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    "“Time” exists (and previously “Newsweek”) to make The Economist look intelligent and nuanced."

    And yet it still doesn't work.
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  96. Time? Wasn’t that a magazine or something?

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  97. Merkel is the first woman from Germany to be named person of the year.

    She’s also the first person from Germany to win the award in the twenty-first century and the first person from a unified German state to win since 1938, as Steve points out in typical Steve fashion.

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  98. @SPMoore8
    OT again, but this really takes the cake: students at a college in Pennsylvania are demanding that a "Lynch Hall" be renamed, not because it is named after the guy lynching is named after, but just because it's the same name and *trigger warning!*

    Might as well demand that the Attorney General change her name to something neutral like, say, "Tashfeen Malik."

    here

    As Tony La Russa is not president the Attorney General could change her name to Loretta Lynn and the hall could be Lynn Hall. A win win situation.

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  99. TG says:

    So in 1938 Adolph Hitler was Time magazine’s ‘man of the year’, and in 2015 it’s Angela Merkel.

    The old saying is right. History does repeat, first as tragedy, then as farce.

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    You mean first as a tragedy, then as a bigger tragedy.
    , @athEIst
    The old saying is directly from Karl Marx. It was about France getting a new Napoleon. It was one of two things Marx got right---the other: religion is the opium of the people.
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  100. Realist says:

    Trump is right again. Merkel is destroying Germany.

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  101. Mr. Anon says:
    @Bill B.
    "Time" exists (and previously "Newsweek") to make The Economist look intelligent and nuanced.

    ““Time” exists (and previously “Newsweek”) to make The Economist look intelligent and nuanced.”

    And yet it still doesn’t work.

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  103. Jefferson says:
    @JohnnyWalker123
    If Trump rises in the polls next week, the media and political class will be furious. LOL.

    “If Trump rises in the polls next week, the media and political class will be furious. LOL.”

    When that happens what will The New York Daily News headline say this time? “Are White Republican Voters The Cancer Of America? Or maybe “White Republican Voters Are Racists On Steroids” or “White Republican Voters Cling To Donald Trump Because They Fear The Browning Of America” or “Donald Trump Wants To Impose Jim Crow Style Laws On Muslims” or “Most Donald Trump Supporters Are White Christian Extremists” or “Most Donald Trump Supporters Are Anti-Immigrant And Anti-Abortion”.

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  104. Rehmat says:
    @Rehmat
    In December 2013, Time magazine declared Pope Francis as "Person of the Year", even though, he as Bishop of Buenos Aires helped the military junta to kill thousands of priests and civilians.

    Angela Markel, who until recently was hailed as “Israel’s best friend”, has lost her status very quickly as result of her visit to Iran in October. Furthermore, contrary to Israel’s objections, Markel has accepted several thousands of refugees, mostly Christians, from Syria, which has infuriated the anti-Muslim but pro-Israel Germans. In July, Markel did the greatest act of antisemitism – she attended a large Iftar party during the Muslim month of Fasting – and told Muslims at the gathering: "Islam is part of Germany".

    All of sudden, Angela Markel is being accused of not doing enough to combat antisemitism in Germany. New Jewish polls have claimed that more than 50% of German still hate Jews, and German textbooks still depict Jews as traitors and evil people......

    http://rehmat1.com/2015/10/07/netanyahu-dumps-angela-markel/

    The Organized Jewry called him “Hitler’s Pope” or “Nazi Pope”, even though, like Hitler, the pope liked certain Jewish elites. Contrary to that Pope Francis is loved by the Organized Jewry. To appreciate their love, Francis has declared that every Christian carries a Jewish soul inside.

    http://rehmat1.com/2014/06/19/pope-francis-inside-every-christian-is-a-jew/

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    The Organized Jewry called him “Hitler’s Pope” or “Nazi Pope”, even though, like Hitler, the pope liked certain Jewish elites.
     
    Who are the Jewish elites whom Hitler liked? Where is this reflected in the historical record?
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  105. Cryptogenic [AKA "Gentile Ben"] says:
    @Wilkey
    So in the eyes of the Left, the definition of a "great democratic leader" is one who does something that is incredibly unpopular, not only in her own country but in two dozen others.

    It's really unfuckingbelievable, when you think about it. They don't even pretend to believe in democracy anymore.

    Neither do I. But then again I never have. It was probably nice in Athens.

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  106. TB2 says:
    @anon
    She betrayed her own people. Is that the mark of greatness in the eyes of Time mag??

    Sure, as long as those people are white.

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  107. TB2 says:
    @TG
    So in 1938 Adolph Hitler was Time magazine's 'man of the year', and in 2015 it's Angela Merkel.

    The old saying is right. History does repeat, first as tragedy, then as farce.

    You mean first as a tragedy, then as a bigger tragedy.

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  108. I found interesting is that Time magazine noted that Merkle was always an outsider. That could explain her love for immigrants and her hatred for Germans.

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  109. jack ryan says: • Website

    Some French, Spanish and German words and phrases have made it in to standard American English. Words like

    Menu
    Fiance
    Deja Vu

    German
    Kindergarden
    Gesundheit

    Here’s another German word that should become well known and used by our side here in the USA:

    Lugenpresse – translates as “the lying press”.

    American Conservatives have (wasted) the last 50 years complaining about the terrible “Liberal Press” – sure, lots of our problems with the press is that the MSM is biased from a Liberal Left perspective, but that’s not really accurate.

    The USA – mainstream media MSM is bad because it lies, it’s a lying press. Things like supporting massive Muslim immigration to Germany and the United States – that’s not really “Liberal-Left”, that’s just, well lying.

    Lugenpresse

    Time Magazine, Time Warner Inc since the founder Henry Luce died, it’s been pretty much terribly, lying, anti American, anti West, anti White for, forever. Time does #*($@ like make Rand Paul the “Most Interesting man in politics” because Rand Paul was the only supposedly “Conservative” GOP leader to take the side of the Black protesters in Ferguson MO.

    Yep, Lugenpresse.

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  110. @Anonym
    I look forward to Time going the way of Newsweek.

    I look forward to Time going the way of Newsweek.

    Now that Newsweek is gone, the name just looks Orwellian — it’s so close to Newspeak.

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  111. @Rehmat
    @Hibernian

    The Organized Jewry called him "Hitler's Pope" or "Nazi Pope", even though, like Hitler, the pope liked certain Jewish elites. Contrary to that Pope Francis is loved by the Organized Jewry. To appreciate their love, Francis has declared that every Christian carries a Jewish soul inside.

    http://rehmat1.com/2014/06/19/pope-francis-inside-every-christian-is-a-jew/

    The Organized Jewry called him “Hitler’s Pope” or “Nazi Pope”, even though, like Hitler, the pope liked certain Jewish elites.

    Who are the Jewish elites whom Hitler liked? Where is this reflected in the historical record?

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  112. Angela Merkel bests Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as Time’s Person of the Year !

    ** click on our name to find the original article we posted. There also is a German version, please tell your German friends ***

    Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi only won second place for the Time cover for his amazing success in creating an Islamic country, the Muslim Caliphate [1] in Syria and Iraq, with the intent of bringing down the West entirely.

    Angela Merkel is actively helping Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi towards the future Caliphate of Eurabia.
    •’Just wait…’ Islamic State reveals it has smuggled THOUSANDS of extremists into Europe

    That Caliphate already exists in small pockets of Muslim self governed no-go zones [41, 42 43 44] under Islamic Sharia law in Europe. Example: Britain.

    Should Islamic Terror not conquer Eurabia in our life time, the higher Muslim breeding rate guarantees a Muslim majority in Europe in very few generations. [5]

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  113. athEIst says:
    @Tiny Duck
    Wow - amazed by these ignorance, selfishness and stupidity expressed in these comments.

    There is a refugee crisis that someone had to take some leadership in dealing with. That is what Merkel did.

    As a country we should have done a lot more.

    Hopefully migrants will keep coming and drown the unrepentantly racist "whites" so that racism can be a thing of the past

    Surely you can put up a few up in your basement. Get all your neighbors to do the same. BTW where do you live? It might affect property values.

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  114. athEIst says:
    @The most deplorable one
    More important than the Kaiser?

    More important than Hitler?

    More important than the Kaiser?

    More important than Hitler?

    Well they both lost, she hasn’t…..yet.

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  115. athEIst says:
    @David
    Are you sure? He did say this:

    It’s a certain class of people, it's a class of people that take [Time Magazine] seriously, I mean sure I can read it, you know, I read it, I get it on the airplanes but I don’t take it seriously. If I want to find out anything, I’m not gonna read TIME magazine, I’m not gonna read Newsweek, I’m not gonna read any of these magazines, I mean cause they just got too much to lose by printing the truth. You know that.
     

    Did newsweek die? I didn’t even know it was sick. Honestly I must have missed its demise and haven’t noticed its absence.

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  116. athEIst says:
    @TG
    So in 1938 Adolph Hitler was Time magazine's 'man of the year', and in 2015 it's Angela Merkel.

    The old saying is right. History does repeat, first as tragedy, then as farce.

    The old saying is directly from Karl Marx. It was about France getting a new Napoleon. It was one of two things Marx got right—the other: religion is the opium of the people.

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