Opinion: Snob ratings are just so … blech!
Well, then, no less an authority than RoadSnacks has sallied forth with the information for which everyone (and we do mean no one) has been waiting. Why, it’s the definitive list of the Snobbiest Cities in Indiana. Sorry, Carmel, but Zionsville is No. 1 while Carmel is No. 2. The website’s goal is to “show you the real side of places that not everyone wants to hear.” Terrific. The rankings were based on median home prices, median household income, percent of population with a college degree, private schools per capita and art galleries per capita for municipalities with more than 5,000 people. A related site, HomeSnacks, recently ranked Zionsville as Indiana’s Best Place to Live. Who are we today, Sybil?
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“DOESN’T APPLY TO US, ONLY TO YOU” – We’re all well aware that California has debilitating drought. The state legislature has ordered citizens to curb use of water or pay exorbitant fines. So, then, it was absolutely no surprise to us that five members of the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors continue to frequently wash their vehicles at taxpayer expense. One among them was said to be washing his car three times per week, the others one to two times. (We’re lucky if we get ours done once a month!) Local L.A. media sought comment from the officials. Predictably, there was none.
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WHATEVER THEY’RE DRINKING … NO, THANKS! – Staff and students in the University of Tennessee Office for Diversity and Inclusion want people to think beyond the he/she pronouns and are encouraging use of gender-neutral pronouns such as xe, xym and xyr. This is higher education at its utmost level of alertness. Wake us when it’s over, please.