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February 26, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
It's snobby to want everyone to go to college. It's not stuck-up, though, to pursue a higher education. Rick Santorum parsed the difference Sunday morning on NBC's "Meet The Press. " Appearing at a campaign stop in Troy, Mich., Santorum -- his voice thick with derision -- said on Saturday: "President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob. There are good, decent men and women who go out and work hard everyday and put their skills to test that aren't taught by some liberal college professor that [tries]
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SPORTS
October 18, 2013 | By Bernie Miklasz
Columnists and reporters from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch have shared their views with Times readers during the National League Championship Series. Reality-TV America might not have liked it much, but the St. Louis Cardinals sent Mickey Mouse, the Goofy in right field and the whole Disneyland gaggle of characters back to Southern California to begin their off-season grooming. Main Street America is headed back to the World Series. The Cardinals made surprisingly swift work of ace pitcher Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers in a 9-0 thumping in Game 6, putting an end to the National League Championship Series and the baseball culture war between the two franchises.
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NEWS
March 3, 2012 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
More than a week after a gaffe that damaged his presidential candidacy, Rick Santorum was on the defensive again in a nationally televised forum Saturday for having called President Obama a "snob" when it comes to wanting Americans to attend college. On a Fox News program, with former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee as host, Santorum was asked by an Ohio State University student to explain his attack on Obama for a statement the president apparently never made. "Your comments about Obama being a snob for wanting everyone to have the chance to go to college didn't really sit well with my campus," said Ohio State senior Devin Largent.
BUSINESS
August 22, 2013 | By Ricardo Lopez
A coffee connoisseur may look for balanced flavors, acidity and proper brewing technique in their cup of Joe, but America's palate prefers a more simpler brew: Folgers. J.M. Smucker Co., the maker of Smucker's jam and Folgers coffee, reported Wednesday that volume of its U.S. retail coffee, which includes Folgers, increased 4% in the three-month quarter that ended July 31.   The company said its U.S. retail coffee segment profit increased 16% to $19.6 million in the first fiscal quarter of 2014 compared to the same period a year earlier.  Interactive feature: The great L.A. Coffee map Folgers, much to the chagrin of coffee snobs, is still the leading brand sold on the U.S. market, according to Bloomberg Businessweek . Folgers had an average market share of 15.6% in the U.S. from May to July.  Starbucks, by comparison, had a 3.3% market share.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 1999 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
Oliver Cotton is a classically trained actor who has worked with the most illustrious theater companies in Britain. Cotton's chatty, meandering "Wet Weather Cover," at the Tiffany, is an intensely actorly piece, full of insider jokes and hefty monologues, that serves more as a showcase than a legitimate play.
NEWS
February 16, 1990
A lot of "computerphobes" wouldn't be if the instructions were written by writers (" 'Computerphobes' Assign a Low Priority to High Technology," Feb. 11). I can't even find the instruction booklet to our under-utilized VCR. I wanted to quote from it to prove my point, but I remember chucking it somewhere in frustration. Take this sentence from the very first instructional paragraph of a Sony video camera manual: "The signal is output from the tubes through the connector pins and the first-stage FET is built into the coil for a high signal-to-noise ratio."
FOOD
September 5, 1996
I lament the demise of your once-wonderful two-part Food section. I lament even more the fact that you have devoted so very much Food space to those oh-so-overlong wine articles by your resident wine snob, David Shaw. I really do not want to read one more word about his collection. Please! M.D. CARR Los Angeles
FOOD
August 9, 2000
If baking cakes from scratch makes me a snob, I plead happily guilty ("Baking Outside the Box," July 26). Boxed cake mixes are a tool of Satan, full of chemicals and lots of unidentifiable stuff. They're "wildly popular" for the same reason McDonald's and Pizza Hut and Taco Bell are "wildly popular": Americans have been eating junk for so long, they don't remember what real food tastes like. JUDI HENDRICKS Long Beach
OPINION
February 2, 2008
Re "What chores would Jesus do?" Column One, Jan. 26 I thank The Times for the courage to print this humorous article. If the five evangelists from Montana can't give up their mint-chip ice cream and fight over whose turn it is to mop the floor, I'm afraid they need help in understanding their motivations. Like children who receive identical soccer trophies just for participating, they seem to be going through the motions to receive their reward (eternal life?) in the end. No wonder so many are turned off by these snobs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 1987
I am sorry I do not know Wilson's art credentials, but his snobbery is showing. I agree with much of his criticism. For me, the paintings offered a glimpse into turn-of-the-century Russian life and home. Though the works were glossy and photographic in style, they reflected the period of realism when the artists turned away from traditional European influence to paint ordinary people and find an expression of their own. My problem is accepting Wilson's attitude toward people less educated in art than he. This is especially reflected in his final sentence: "The lady from Dubuque wants to get back on the bus."
NEWS
November 20, 2012 | By S. Irene Virbila, Restaurant Critic
Got a brother-in-law who's a complete wine snob? And you haven't a clue what to get him for Christmas? How about the 100 points wine glass from the luxe French crystal firm Lalique ? Designed in collaboration with wine writer James Suckling, former longtime European bureau chief for Wine Spectator and now writing about wine at his own wine tasting and video website www.jamessuckling.com . Suckling has tasted more than 150,000 wines over the course of his 30-year career.
NEWS
March 3, 2012 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
More than a week after a gaffe that damaged his presidential candidacy, Rick Santorum was on the defensive again in a nationally televised forum Saturday for having called President Obama a "snob" when it comes to wanting Americans to attend college. On a Fox News program, with former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee as host, Santorum was asked by an Ohio State University student to explain his attack on Obama for a statement the president apparently never made. "Your comments about Obama being a snob for wanting everyone to have the chance to go to college didn't really sit well with my campus," said Ohio State senior Devin Largent.
NEWS
February 26, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak
It's snobby to want everyone to go to college. It's not stuck-up, though, to pursue a higher education. Rick Santorum parsed the difference Sunday morning on NBC's "Meet The Press. " Appearing at a campaign stop in Troy, Mich., Santorum -- his voice thick with derision -- said on Saturday: "President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college. What a snob. There are good, decent men and women who go out and work hard everyday and put their skills to test that aren't taught by some liberal college professor that [tries]
ENTERTAINMENT
January 21, 2011 | By Charlie Amter, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Few L.A. nightclubs loomed as large in the public imagination as the Roxbury during its near-decade-long reign on Sunset Boulevard. From the late 1980s to 1997, it was one of the West Coast's premier celebrity playhouses, hosting newsmakers such as Madonna and Tom Cruise. The spot was permanently seared into America's visual vernacular thanks to Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan's 1998 film "A Night at the Roxbury" (even though the club scenes in the comedy were shot inside the Mayan downtown)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 2010 | By Ari B. Bloomekatz
The first time Jacquelyn Carr decided to take a bus in Los Angeles, she felt as if she were navigating a new world. As she arrived at the bus stop at Wilshire Boulevard and Barrington Avenue, the 26-year-old wondered if she was on the right side of the street. She could not help but fixate on what her friends would think if they saw her. She grabbed a seat on the bus and immediately noticed the garish multicolored upholstery of the seats. She couldn't help but wonder what fabric they used.
OPINION
August 30, 2009 | Charlotte Allen and Charlotte Allen is the author of "The Human Christ: The Search for the Historical Jesus" and a contributing editor to the Minding the Campus website of the Manhattan Institute.
Just in time for the worst economic downturn since the Depression, here comes a new crop of social critics to inform us that we're actually spending too little for the food we eat, the clothes we wear, the furniture we sit on and the gasoline that runs our automobiles. Never mind that U.S. job losses these days range from 200,000 to 500,000 a month, that foreclosures are up 32% over this time last year and that people are re-learning how to clip newspaper coupons so as to save at the supermarket.
BUSINESS
February 12, 1989
I have just one question to ask. When did we decide that raising snobs was the best way to guarantee a successful future for our young generation? I'm talking about the millions who buy their little girls Barbie dolls. ("Forever Young: After 30 years, Barbie has more clothes, friends and fans than ever," Jan. 29) There are certain things that greatly influence our children, and the toys they choose to play with, or we choose to buy for them, are right up there with the kind of television programs we permit them to watch.
OPINION
May 23, 2008 | JOEL STEIN
A few years ago, I began working toward my retirement goal of being an intolerable old man. I'm way ahead of schedule on knowing enough about wine to bore anyone, but classical music has proved much more difficult, largely because no matter how much you listen, it does not get you drunk. But because my cultural 401(k) depends on being able to cite conductors, orchestras and recording years, I called David Moore, a bassist for the L.A.
OPINION
February 2, 2008
Re "What chores would Jesus do?" Column One, Jan. 26 I thank The Times for the courage to print this humorous article. If the five evangelists from Montana can't give up their mint-chip ice cream and fight over whose turn it is to mop the floor, I'm afraid they need help in understanding their motivations. Like children who receive identical soccer trophies just for participating, they seem to be going through the motions to receive their reward (eternal life?) in the end. No wonder so many are turned off by these snobs.
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