The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Friday, September 16, 2005

Pastoral scene of the gallant south: NC edition

Hey, it isn't racism if they deserve it, right? And man, do those swarthy types have it coming. It also appears that this generation will produce its share of shills-for-hire. Bandes won't get too far, though. Female reactionaries are expected to be trim and attractive. (Hey, it isn't 'lookism' if I didn't make the rules. I'm just sayin'...)

CHAPEL HILL -- The dismissal of a writer from a student newspaper over a controversial column usually would stir a tempest only on campus.

But not at UNC-Chapel Hill, a frequent battleground in the national culture wars.

In the first sentence of her opinion column Tuesday in The Daily Tar Heel, Jillian Bandes wrote: "I want all Arabs to be stripped naked and cavity-searched if they get within 100 yards of an airport."

Referring to conservative writer Ann Coulter's comment that if she ever wanted physical intimacy, she would walk through airport security, Bandes wrote: "I want Arabs to get sexed up like nothing else."

Thanks to the elusive Bordgame for bringing this to my attention. And a big, sloppy kiss to anyone who's picked up on the title reference.