The photo at right comes from the "Hitler" menswear store in Gaza. I don't know whether Hitler himself is running it. If you know your P G Wodehouse, you'll recall that his Fascist leader, Sir Roderick Spode, ran a ladies' lingerie boutique on the side. So it's entirely possible that the Führer has been running a men's clothing chain in Gaza since the bottom dropped out of the dictating business.
At any rate, you 'll see that the mannequins are not just stylishly dressed but appealingly accoutred with sharp knives. Because when you go Jew-killing, you want both to look sharp and stab sharp.
Alas, as Dean Martin almost said, it's Mo's world, we just live in it. And so, in the ever expanding dar al Islam, knives aren't just for plunging in Jews anymore. Yesterday four people were stabbed at the University of California in Merced. Who'd do such a thing?
Suspect in UC Merced stabbing ID'd as 18-year-old from Santa Clara
Yeah, these Santa Clara guys are mean muthas. You'd have to be crazy to tangle with them. Anything else on this "18-year-old from Santa Clara"?
An 18-year-old UC Merced student smiled as he slashed at people during a stabbing spree that wounded four people on the campus Wednesday, according to a Merced man who is being called a hero for attempting to stop the attack.
The student, identified as freshman Faisal Mohammad of Santa Clara...
Meanwhile, re that Russian passenger jet that exploded over the Sinai, David Cameron seems remarkably confident that someone put a bomb on board. Perhaps one of those excitable Santa Clara juvenile delinquents on a school trip to Egypt?
Right now, HMG is all but saying ISIS did it and has suspended all flights between the UK and Sharm-al-Sheikh, a popular holiday destination for the British - and many others. My mum went there a couple of years before she died and had a grand old time - although, if planes are detonating across the sky, expect a week in Sharm to go the way of the Tunisian beach vacation.
The Russians, interestingly, are being far more circumspect than Cameron. ISIS are a multi-platform entity: their advice to their followers is to use whatever's to hand, whether a knife or a bomb or a car. If they did indeed succeed in smuggling explosives onto a Russian airliner, it's quite a coup for them - and one which Putin cannot allow to stand.
Beyond that, don't you just ever so occasionally feel, that for all the vibrant diversity, you're just a wee bit exhausted by Islam? Islam here, Islam there, California stabbings, Swedish rapes, Lesbos refugees, Blackburn car crashes, Marseilles synagogue attacks, Russian jet explosions, Gaza menswear mannequins, on and on, day after day...
Adrian, one of Kate McMillan's readers, writes:
How it has changed, in our short lives, going from the noble tent dweller, via some obscure threat that must surely be a laugh at about Salmon Rushdie, to death on the streets of Europe... From Cassius Clay and Cat Stevens to world domination in a generation, and by domination isn't that where we now are, it shapes every aspect of life, from freedom of speech and segregated bathing to sharia compliant laws... Is there a street in any town in the world today without a muslim? There are conversely now huge swathes of the earth where there is but one ideology, the exponential curve on this must near equate to the fall of any previous civilisation.
But that's the thing about Islam: there's no let-up. All Islam, all the time ...until nothing else remains.
~Canada's new Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, took his oath of office yesterday. It's meant to go like this:
I, [name], do swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, Her Heirs and Successors. So help me God.
Instead, M Trudeau swore allegiance to the Queen's "hairs" and successors, and several incoming cabinet ministers followed suit, as the CBC's Jeannie Lee noticed:
Wow, the Queen has such a great coiffure - more than one minister has sworn true allegiance to her "hairs."
Hmm. I wonder if we're in for a northern version of Obama and his "corpsemen". Then again, it's strangely appropriate that the dawn of the Trudeaupian restoration should be a bad heir day.
~Yesterday I said that Jeb Bush's new campaign slogan "Jeb can fix it!" was lifted from Bob the Builder. Scott Hall writes from British Columbia:
Not so much Bob as Jimmy Savile, noted pedophile in Britain whose mantra for years was 'Jim'll fix it!'
I'm surprised none of the opposition research has tumbled to this colossal mis-step by Bush, who is running one of the worst campaigns ever.
Now you mention it, you're right: Jim'll fix it! Jeb'll fix it! The late Jimmy Savile was both Britain's biggest paedo and the host of the BBC's long-running kids' show, "Jim'll Fix It!" His other catchphrase was "Owz about that then, guys'n'gals?" followed by a weird strangulated yodel. As I noted here, Savile's strategy was to hide in plain sight - he made jokes about underage girls, answered the phone "I never touched her - honest!", etc - and it worked brilliantly.
~Speaking of showbiz depravity, Aaron McDonald writes of my cat video:
I remember those smokey monochrome video's from the 80's. I also remember everyone was snorting coke like crazy.
What's your excuse?
You won't need coke when you're high on my album.
~See you on the radio this afternoon with Hugh Hewitt, live coast to coast a few minutes later than usual at about 6.15pm Eastern/3.15pm Pacific.