July 17th, 2013

What I took away…

…from this post of Ace’s is that Al Sharpton is 58.

Fifty-eight? He looks seventy-eight to me. I consider fifty-eight young (hey, I’m starting to consider seventy-eight kinda young, too. It’s all in the attitude, right?)

Sharpton used to be a big man—”big” in this case being a euphemism for fat (not that there’s anything wrong with that). He’s lost 125 pounds, a formidable amount, and he says he did it without surgery.

That’s good. But sometimes when people lose that much weight later in life they get that shriveled-up look. Maybe he should add a little olive oil to the diet.

Does this count as an article that’s not about the Zimmerman case?

24 Responses to “What I took away…”

  1. Mizpants Says:

    Yes, it counts because Al Sharpton should be ridiculed and denounced in every possible way. I’ve followed his career since the Tawana Brawley days, and I think it’s a scandal that he has a “respected” place in public life. He’s not just a race-hustler, he’s also an anti-semite. But I guess he’s not the only one: there’s a strain of anti-semitism that runs through black leftism generally. You should do a post about that, Neo.
    It’s not for nothing that the name “Zimmerman” was seized upon, though in fact it turns out to be German and not Jewish.
    When Sharpton was younger and fatter, he had a certain charm, or at least he seemed quick-witted, in a devious way. But now he seems fragile and solemn. He’s looking to be the grand old man of race hustling.
    I saw a picture of him with his young girl friend. Eeeyoo.

  2. kolnai Says:

    Ah, hypergamy. The ultimate chick magnet.

    That being said, what a hideous man – physically and in terms of character – Al Sharpton is.

  3. Lizzy Says:

    She looks predatory and he looks like he has a terminal disease. If true, I hope it’s painful.
    He is an ugly man with blood on his hands, and thanks to support from MSNBC and Holder, he’s positioning himself to relive his race mob days from the 80′s.

  4. carl in atlanta Says:

    I just looked at the photograph at Ace’s and there’s something about it that doesn’t look right ( besides the obvious “robbing the cradle” dissonance). Looks like his head was photo-shopped onto someone else’s body. Maybe it’s just that the head stayed large ( large skull?) even though the body shrank….

    What an odious, evil man he is. At any age*.

    (born October 3, 1954, per Wikipedia)

  5. Sangiovese Says:

    Typical scenario. Middle age successful guy dumps wife of many years for a gal who could be his daughter’s age. The gal gets a sugar daddy and the guy gets…umm…just look at the photo to see what he gets.

  6. Steve Says:

    Sharpton is a parasite and it looks like he has one.

  7. parker Says:

    Perhaps I’m just a creepy ass cracka, but I don’t want to think about Sharpton and that beautiful woman in conjugal ‘bliss’. However, neo you just made me think about it. Uggh. :-)

  8. neo-neocon Says:

    parker:

    Well, the bliss might be somewhat one-sided.

    But nevertheless, bliss is bliss.

  9. expat Says:

    She is a “personal stylist.” I hope she doesn’t put him in her ads, becase he looks like hell.

  10. G Joubert Says:

    His weight loss, I say good for him. I lost 100 lbs, but it took me 4 years to do it. I’m older than he is and I hope I don’t look shriveled.

    His love life, I don’t care.

    He remains an odious character, not for losing weight, or how he looks, or who he takes up with, but for what he says and what he represents. Starting of course with the Tawana Brawley thing. To me he is the poster child for the dysfunctional aspects of the black subculture.

  11. CV Says:

    I’m stunned at his age also. The worst part about it is that at 58 he has another two to three decades of hustling (race, that is) ahead of him!

    And as for his “personal stylist”….ick.

    You have slightly distracted me from the Zimmerman thing, Neo, but not in a good way!

  12. blert Says:

    While we’re all human beings, African-Americans are shifted a tad towards the ‘r’ instead of the ‘K’ =>

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R/K_selection_theory

    Hence, Blacks enter puberty earlier, reach maturity earlier, and age quicker and then die sooner.

    At 58 Al IS old. You’d be amiss to expect him to live on and on.

    This is all a consequence of human biodiversity. The shift towards an r strategy is caused by the threat biota. Hippos and crocks keep Africans out of the rivers and lakes. Black mambas eliminate the slows… And there’s no living to a ripe old age when nature puts humanity in the food chain.

    It’s taboo to mention, but African Americans are wildly overrepresented in the ranks of the impotent. You might have noticed the TV commercials feature Black men. It’s an ailment of the elderly, and they have aged so quickly that they have the medical statistics of a Caucasian ten-years their senior.

    My extended family is on the opposite side of the distribution. Everyone enters puberty very late, one or two y e a r s behind our peers… four years behind our Black classmates. Then, everyone lives almost trouble free lives four to five score years.

    My Grandfather once held the VA record for the oldest patient ever operated on: 95. As for appearances: he looked like he was 70 at the time. The clerks kept assuming he was a WWII vet. (!)

    =======

    Which gets us to a side action of 0bamavision: Procrustean thresholds of life experiences must mean that medical care is redirected away from my kin and towards a burn out case like Al, the grifter, Sharpton.

    Socialism — social justice — is contrary to Darwinian outcomes.

  13. southpaw Says:

    He shouldnt have stopped at 125lbs if you ask me. With any luck, he will lose another 150 lbs and shrivel up completely.

  14. Ymarsakar Says:

    Is this what evil looks like? A scarecrow wielding the scythe of the Grim Reaper?

  15. Steve Says:

    blert, the standard of living probably plays a defining role in r/K. Richer countries have fewer babies per person. The same trend is probably true for the rich vs poor within a country. Want to decrease the growth rate and increase the carrying capacity? Improve the standard of living.

  16. kit Says:

    that man is 58??!! I thought he was eighty.

    He looks like one of those shrunken apple head dolls.

    Personal sytlist (read personal escort)

    Breeding will tell. Put those two in Armani and they will still look cheap.

    If this does not work out, maybe Jeantel is looking.

    thank you for the laugh!

  17. sharpie Says:

    58 year old head cheese.

  18. Geoffrey Britain Says:

    I don’t think that Sharpton is evil, at least not intentionally so. Yes, he is odious and engages in evil but he’s not in the same category as a Hitler, Stalin or Saddam Hussein.

    I suspect that Sharpton, on some level, knows his dishonesty and justifies it, so as to excuse it. Sharpton exemplifies the ‘banality of evil’, he tells himself that its not personal.

    I wonder, strictly intuitively without any empirical support, if his aged weight loss is not the outward evidence of an unconscious penalty imposed upon him, by himself…

  19. Gary Rosen Says:

    “he’s not in the same category as a Hitler, Stalin or Saddam Hussein”

    No but his demagoguery is responsible for at least three deaths. He’s at least in the category with Manson.

  20. Rachelle Says:

    First thing I thought was that he is sick – - if he isn’t, he needs a better diet. His true character is beginning to manifest itself in his features – - evil.

  21. RickZ Says:

    Gary Rosen,

    After Sharpton’s racist ‘white interloper’ comment regarding a rent dispute at Freddy’s Fashion Mart on 125th St in Harlem, 8 people died in an ensuing arson fire, including the arsonist. His vile rhetoric was directly responsible for that, although he has never been held accountable.

    ——–

    Geoffrey Britain ,

    Sharpton is evil. How do I know Sharpton is evil? He has never ever admitted he has ever made a mistake on a racial issue, yet ruined many lives with his racist lies. He didn’t even pay Pagones the money he owed from losing the civil suit in the Tawana Brawley hoax, but had deep pocket ‘supporters’ pay it. I live in NYC and am, unfortunately, quite familiar with this race hustling con man.

    Personally, I think we should all send Al a boxed set of steak knives. To let him know we care.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1991/01/13/nyregion/sharpton-is-stabbed-at-bensonhurst-protest.html

    Yeah, I’m a big fan of Greasy Al.

    Oh, and that Bensonhurst case? Sharpton was marching there as part of his kabuki theater protest that black people have a right to safely walk wherever they want in NYC. Of course, Al doesn’t feel the same way about my right to safely walk on MLK Blvd in Harlem. I’d be lucky to only get beaten and robbed were I to do something so foolish.

    With Al, ‘civil rights’ only go one way.

  22. Ymarsakar Says:

    Just Obama is a symptom of a larger problem, so is Al and so was the infamous tyrants of history. One death is a tragedy, a million is a statistic. Just because people are still small time and haven’t gotten big yet, doesn’t mean they are on a different path than is usual.

    Even without Sharpton, Jackson, Obama, or the rest of their clique, the Leftist alliance’s evil would still be a bottomless pit one can never see to the bottom of.

  23. blert Says:

    Steve…

    The last time I looked the animal kingdom was not pulling down an income.

    Yet whales play to K while mice play to r.

    Modern events have a b s o l u t e l y nothing to do with the shift.

    It turns on the nature of the niche — where you stand in the food chain.

    Africans are too likely to be part of the food chain: big cats, crocks, hippos, mambas, elephants… This reality goes back to the beginning.

    One of the drivers for getting out of Africa was getting away from these hazards, critters that had evolved right along with mankind.

    Outside of Africa, predators had no evolved solution to human hunters. In contrast, our brainy ancestors found the (solitary) big predators actually pretty easy pickings.

    Consequently, humanity climbed to the top of the food chain — usually. From that apex K strategies are favored.

    Since the San are the parent stock for Hss, it is more proper to say that our species has shifted towards K from r.

    ======

    Your incomes theory… political faith mapped onto science… epic fail.

  24. CV Says:

    Jonah Goldberg on the delightful, now svelte Al:

    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/353850/al-sharpton-posh-populist-jonah-goldberg

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