Snobbiest Cities In USA - 9 Out of Top 10 Are Liberal Strongholds

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    Jul 02, 2013 6:20 PM GMT
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2353534/Americas-10-snobbiest-cities-revealed--surprised.html
  • Webster666

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    Jul 02, 2013 11:24 PM GMT
    Yes, SOUTHBEACH, we citizens of San Francisco are proud to be #1.
    And, what's one of the most popular vacation destinations in the nation ?
    Why, that would be San Francisco.
    Guess the tourists really eat up that snobbishness.

    Oh, and you, somehow, intentionally, forgot to mention that the same article rated San Francisco #1, as the most GAY FRIENDLY city.
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    Jul 02, 2013 11:27 PM GMT
    Sigh. Just more confirmation of just how fabulous San Francisco really is.

    The City will welcome anybody. Whether you are accepted or The City chews you up and vomits you out really depends upon the attitude you bring.

    If you have quirks, and tolerate quirks, you'll do fine here.
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    Jul 02, 2013 11:31 PM GMT
    Maybe San Fran isn't as good as some say it is. I'll stay in LA, thanks.


    Rise in gay homeless people threatens San Francisco's name as gay-friendly mecca

    It’s built a reputation as the most gay-friendly city on earth. But the mask is slipping


    But as the city recovers from its 43rd gay Pride festival at the weekend, attended by more than 1.5 million people, it must confront an uncomfortable issue. The streets through which about 200 colourful parades – from drag queens to the motorcycle-riding Dykes on Bikes – travelled, are also home to increasing numbers of gay homeless people, many of whom are exceptionally vulnerable to prejudice and violence.


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/rise-in-gay-homeless-people-threatens-san-franciscos-name-as-gayfriendly-mecca-8682304.html
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    Jul 03, 2013 12:00 AM GMT
    San Francisco has transcended "gay". It is much more than simply "gay". We don't really even have a "Gayhto" anymore. Yes, there still is "Castro", but there are just as many other folks living there as "gay" folks.

    I'm surprised L.A. didn't even make the list. Certainly with "Hollywood" and all one would think that L.A would be considered snobbier, shallower, and more vapid. I guess there's just more substance there than originally thought?

    Besides, SF has the Golden Gate Bridge.
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    And, the ultimate S&M play room...Alcatraz!
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    The Northern California economy is also bigger. Apple, Facebook, even RealJock is based in Northern California!

    Of course, we CANNOT forget that SF has THE reigning World Series Champions...The Giants!
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    Finally, San Francisco has forever been known simply as "The City". That should say it all. icon_biggrin.gif

    I absolutely can see why and understand why folks would rate San Francisco as the Snobbiest city in the US...and for absolutely good reason.
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    Jul 03, 2013 12:27 AM GMT
    Let's take this further, San Francisco (and by extension Northern California) also has some of the finest WINE in the world! Some even putting the finest Borgogne Grand Cru and Bordeaux Premier Cru to shame!

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    Northern California also has the FABULOUS Big Sur coastline with some of the tallest and oldest pine forests in the world!

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    San Francisco also has some of the best public transit in the world (even though we're going through a bit of a transit strike right now).

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    But then, of course, a day in San Francisco without a protest would, well, NOT be San Francisco. Long live Freedom and Liberty!
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    And then, there's the fact that it doesn't snow here in The City. We do, however, get the most amazing fog.
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    And, San Francisco has our Nancy Pelosi! Here she is looking all D'GORGEOUS at Pride the the other day. We lurves morado!
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    Northern California also has The Americas Cup!
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    Sadly, LA will always be living in SF's shadow like a rich little sister which kind of resents their even richer (and more cultured) big sister.
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    Jul 03, 2013 10:59 PM GMT
    Even though I don't live there (but can easily get there) I'm an unabashed SF lover.

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  • Webster666

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    Jul 03, 2013 11:44 PM GMT
    chefBH saidMaybe San Fran isn't as good as some say it is. I'll stay in LA, thanks.


    Rise in gay homeless people threatens San Francisco's name as gay-friendly mecca

    It’s built a reputation as the most gay-friendly city on earth. But the mask is slipping


    But as the city recovers from its 43rd gay Pride festival at the weekend, attended by more than 1.5 million people, it must confront an uncomfortable issue. The streets through which about 200 colourful parades – from drag queens to the motorcycle-riding Dykes on Bikes – travelled, are also home to increasing numbers of gay homeless people, many of whom are exceptionally vulnerable to prejudice and violence.


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/rise-in-gay-homeless-people-threatens-san-franciscos-name-as-gayfriendly-mecca-8682304.html



    Once a DUMBASS, always a DUMBASS, eh, SOUTHBEACH ?
    You're citing some United Kingdom blog for your information on San Francisco ? Oh, that's rich.
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    Jul 04, 2013 12:19 AM GMT
    Webster666 said
    chefBH saidMaybe San Fran isn't as good as some say it is. I'll stay in LA, thanks.


    Rise in gay homeless people threatens San Francisco's name as gay-friendly mecca

    It’s built a reputation as the most gay-friendly city on earth. But the mask is slipping


    But as the city recovers from its 43rd gay Pride festival at the weekend, attended by more than 1.5 million people, it must confront an uncomfortable issue. The streets through which about 200 colourful parades – from drag queens to the motorcycle-riding Dykes on Bikes – travelled, are also home to increasing numbers of gay homeless people, many of whom are exceptionally vulnerable to prejudice and violence.


    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/rise-in-gay-homeless-people-threatens-san-franciscos-name-as-gayfriendly-mecca-8682304.html



    Once a DUMBASS, always a DUMBASS, eh, SOUTHBEACH ?
    You're citing some United Kingdom blog for your information on San Francisco ? Oh, that's rich.


    Who (or what) are you? Are you serious or just having Lulz? If you read the story you would see that it was reporting on research conducted by the Human Services Agency of San Francisco (SF-HSA).
  • Apparition

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    Jul 04, 2013 2:10 AM GMT
    As far as them being liberal strongholds..isnt that kind of a requirement - to have something to be snobby about?? Republican strongholds would be snobby about what...who has the best looking car on blocks in the front yard? Lol.

    And just to be snobby...did they really have to label all the states on the map? Everyone should have gotten the concept by now.
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    Jul 04, 2013 2:15 AM GMT
    surprise surprise
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    Jul 04, 2013 2:49 AM GMT
    CopperDevil saidsurprise surprise


    Hee hee!
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 04, 2013 2:54 AM GMT
    Being eco friendly and appreciating theater and classical music makes people snobby??? Lol. The description of what makes a city snobby makes me proud to me in MPLS. I don't want to wade through litter.icon_confused.gif
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    Jul 04, 2013 7:08 AM GMT
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  • PIccadilly

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    Jul 04, 2013 12:10 PM GMT
    2012 election exit poll results:

    in big cities (population over 500,000): 69% democrat
    in mid-sized cities (population 50,000-500,000): 58% democrat

    My point is that when you're talking about a city (snob or not), you're most likely talking about a liberal stronghold. What's your point?
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 04, 2013 4:25 PM GMT
    Only a republican would say that equality, multiculturalism, and environmentalism equates to snobbery. Lol.

    Reality check: discrimination is snobbery. Conservatives are uneducated snobs, who don't know the meaning of the word.icon_lol.gif
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    Jul 04, 2013 4:29 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidOnly a republican would say that equality, multiculturalism, and environmentalism equates to snobbery. Lol.

    Reality check: discrimination is snobbery. Conservatives are uneducated snobs, who don't know the meaning of the word.icon_lol.gif


    You're joking yes? "Only a republican would say...."

    Please re-read the article (or read it for the first time) so that you can more intelligently comment on it (though if you are just here to post blather about "republicans" than don't bother reading it).

    From the beginning of the article (emphasis added):

    Travel + Leisure has revealed America's top 10 most pretentious cities, with San Francisco topping the list and New York City and Boston not far behind.

    Travel + Leisure is not a "republican."
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    Jul 04, 2013 4:43 PM GMT
    chefBH said
    HottJoe saidOnly a republican would say that equality, multiculturalism, and environmentalism equates to snobbery. Lol.

    Reality check: discrimination is snobbery. Conservatives are uneducated snobs, who don't know the meaning of the word.icon_lol.gif


    You're joking yes? "Only a republican would say...."

    Please re-read the article (or read it for the first time) so that you can more intelligently comment on it (though if you are just here to post blather about "republicans" than don't bother reading it).

    From the beginning of the article (emphasis added):

    Travel + Leisure has revealed America's top 10 most pretentious cities, with San Francisco topping the list and New York City and Boston not far behind.

    Travel + Leisure is not a "republican."

    I was referring to the thread title and the agenda of the OP.
    Btw, did you read the article? It says cleanliness and green space indicates snobbery. That seems biased, no?
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    Jul 04, 2013 4:58 PM GMT
    "Liberal strongholds"? You make it sound like there are archers lining the rooftops to keep out invaders.

    Last I checked, don't almost all major metropolitan areas in the country vote blue? Considering that, it seems pretty irrelevant to bring up that fact that most of these are democrat-leaning cities. Can you even locate ten major cities that are "republican strongholds"?

    Based on the rhetoric thrown around during the election season, it seems that snobbish = educated. In that case, I'm happy to exist among the snobs. icon_wink.gif
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    Jul 04, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
    dc0776 said"Liberal strongholds"? You make it sound like there are archers lining the rooftops to keep out invaders.

    Last I checked, don't almost all major metropolitan areas in the country vote blue? Considering that, it seems pretty irrelevant to bring up that fact that most of these are democrat-leaning cities. Can you even locate ten major cities that are "republican strongholds"?

    Based on the rhetoric thrown around during the election season, it seems that snobbish = educated. In that case, I'm happy to exist among the snobs. icon_wink.gif


    Read the article for their definition of snobbery. icon_wink.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Jul 04, 2013 11:23 PM GMT
    chefBH said
    dc0776 said"Liberal strongholds"? You make it sound like there are archers lining the rooftops to keep out invaders.

    Last I checked, don't almost all major metropolitan areas in the country vote blue? Considering that, it seems pretty irrelevant to bring up that fact that most of these are democrat-leaning cities. Can you even locate ten major cities that are "republican strongholds"?

    Based on the rhetoric thrown around during the election season, it seems that snobbish = educated. In that case, I'm happy to exist among the snobs. icon_wink.gif


    Read the article for their definition of snobbery. icon_wink.gif

    I read it. Being eco friendly is considered snobbish. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 04, 2013 11:39 PM GMT
    HottJoe said
    chefBH said
    dc0776 said"Liberal strongholds"? You make it sound like there are archers lining the rooftops to keep out invaders.

    Last I checked, don't almost all major metropolitan areas in the country vote blue? Considering that, it seems pretty irrelevant to bring up that fact that most of these are democrat-leaning cities. Can you even locate ten major cities that are "republican strongholds"?

    Based on the rhetoric thrown around during the election season, it seems that snobbish = educated. In that case, I'm happy to exist among the snobs. icon_wink.gif


    Read the article for their definition of snobbery. icon_wink.gif

    I read it. Being eco friendly is considered snobbish. icon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gificon_rolleyes.gif


    You know down-to-earth, real Americans don't care about the stinkin' environment. That's part of the liberal agenda to make people to start caring about everyone else and whether they live in safe, healthy environments--even people they don't like.
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    Jul 05, 2013 12:50 AM GMT
    Words in the article used to describe these snobby cities:

    eco-consciousness
    tech-savviness
    arty coffeehouses
    vibrant gay scene
    cool underground bars
    high-concept bookstores
    old school museums
    expensive universities
    fit and outdoorsy
    indie scene
    abundance of museums
    cafe culture
    cutting edge performance art
    theater scene
    serious architecture
    cultural getaway

    Sounds positively awful. Why would anyone go to these places? Stupid liberal snobs.

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    Jul 05, 2013 12:53 AM GMT
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    GAMRican saidFinally, San Francisco has forever been known simply as "The City". That should say it all.

    Well, perhaps to its residents.
    Everyone else knows that "The City" refers to Manhattan. Not even the whole of New York City. If you're in Brooklyn and someone tells you that they work in Manhattan, they would say, "My office is in The City".


    We have more (and more frequent) meetups.
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    Jul 05, 2013 1:53 AM GMT
    Interesting that these are the most densely populated cities in the country....